Minor/Repaint: I Finally Replaced My Alternators Motormaster!

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by REDLINE, Feb 5, 2010.

  1. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2004
    Posts:
    27,867
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    296
    Likes:
    +3
    So, finally, after that fateful day at the 2007 BotCon- I have an Alternators Motormaster again! :rock  Seeing as this is the same thing as before, I didn't go full-tilt with a gallery for it. But, I also made one as a commission for Superquad7, so I took a couple of comparison shots. The only differences are that his stripes are limited to just the hood (because the only real-world photograph of a truck like this only had the hood painted this way), and the head.

    The head on Allen's isn't final, it's too big, and would have to be removed for transformation, but it's on there so you can at least see what he's going for.

    These are practically straight repaints, but they have new heads of course, and I did the leg mod so he's taller than Prime. I think it really makes the figure look better proportionally.



    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     

    Attached Files:

  2. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

    Joined:
    May 19, 2003
    Posts:
    47,595
    News Credits:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    342
    Likes:
    +22
    05-26-2010 Delivery Arrival and Unpacking! :D 

    Here are photos of me unpacking my Motormaster I commissioned REDLINE to make for me, as he's already discussed. I've still got to do the work on the head, but I'm really thrilled to [finally] have this in my collection!

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: May 30, 2010
  3. lotussouljah

    lotussouljah Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2009
    Posts:
    1,131
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Likes:
    +0
    Love how you didn't kill it with all that black. Where did you get the head from? Yeah, more ALT/BTs!!!!
     
  4. Thunderstruck

    Thunderstruck Seeker

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2008
    Posts:
    462
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    86
    Likes:
    +1
    I love that the stripes are wide and aren't limited to the hood. Do they continue down the tailgate?
     
  5. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2004
    Posts:
    27,867
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    296
    Likes:
    +3
    no, just the spoiler, cab, and hood. Which head is being referred to? The one that's too big is RID Magnus' head, and the other is one that was made by Sculpt-bot before he hung it up.
     
  6. manyoufactsure

    manyoufactsure Maximal TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2004
    Posts:
    827
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Likes:
    +0
    Looks great. Too bad no one ever contacted you with the original. (I wonder if someone took it or if it ended up in the garbage? Probably never know)

    Did you find it any easier, to bash, for these two? Did you make any changes with the mod?

    Did you make any for the rest of us? (Superquad7 does love his Alts)

    Nice job Redline
     
  7. Venksta

    Venksta Render Project Creations TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2002
    Posts:
    6,232
    News Credits:
    34
    Trophy Points:
    272
    Likes:
    +37
    Thats awesome looking. :thumb  I like that you made him more silver/grey. What happened to your original?
     
  8. Tekkaman Blade

    Tekkaman Blade Professor of Animation

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2002
    Posts:
    21,954
    News Credits:
    13
    Trophy Points:
    337
    Location:
    Georgia
    Likes:
    +157
    If I remember correctly I think it got stolen at a Botcon.
     
  9. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2004
    Posts:
    27,867
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    296
    Likes:
    +3
    you'd be correct. Happened on Sunday, I set my box that he and my Legends Punch/Counter-punch were in on the TFW table(just before the dealer room closed for good) to help Rik Alvarez carry his massive haul out to his van. The box had my name and address on it in large print via Sharpie, so it if ended up in the trash, that person's a jerk. :lol 

    Only thing I changed from the original is that instead of tinting both the front and back windows, I only tinted the rear windows to be more realistic. The tint is a dark purple, as I see a lot of vehicles with aged tint turned purple, and I thought that worked great seeing as the original had purple windows.

    It was a little easier to do, especially the striping, than the first go-round, for sure. I still find two-toning the whole thing (all truck parts are silver, except wheel-wells and the underside, as per a real truck) to be a huge PITA, but it's worth it: the subtle hue difference between the light grey and the silver is pretty sexy in person.
     
  10. RHansen

    RHansen Sir. Ranbotnic Veteran

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2004
    Posts:
    3,335
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    196
    Likes:
    +1
    Andy, the truck I saw had the stripe the whole way, not just the hood ;)  you cant tell from the bad quality cell phone pic but it was definitely on the roof and tailgate
     

    Attached Files:

  11. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2004
    Posts:
    27,867
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    296
    Likes:
    +3
    HA! that's awesome infor, Randy! I told him I thought it'd go all the way back! but I guess since it wasn't IN the picture, and he didn't think to ask you (he knew you took that pic)....


    I guess a "neener neener :p  " is in order here haha
     
  12. brr-icy

    brr-icy G1 Collector

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2008
    Posts:
    15,694
    News Credits:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    282
    Likes:
    +138
    Ebay:
    nice, good to see you made a replacement or two
     
  13. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

    Joined:
    May 19, 2003
    Posts:
    47,595
    News Credits:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    342
    Likes:
    +22
    Yes he does love them! :D 

    I'm really looking forward to doing just that :) 

    I only have one photo reference of a factory silver SRT-10 with the black stripes on the hood. Dodge utilized the Viper striping when applied as well for the SRT-10. While cool, the photo of the single stripe looks like a custom job from an owner. Dodge made them in silver sans stripes as well (which is the paint scheme plowking used for the Alternators Megatron I purchased from him). Essentially, I just wanted a small difference in alt mode for Alternators Motormaster and Alternators Megatron :) 

    Send all of the "neener neeners" you want when you ship, Andy :lol 
     
  14. DrChrysler

    DrChrysler Change Into A Truck!

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2009
    Posts:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    31
    Likes:
    +0
    Ebay:
    Nice custom paints on the Alt.

    fyi rhanson's pic is a Ram Daytona with custom paint.
     
  15. Sculpt-bot

    Sculpt-bot So waddya want, a medal?

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2005
    Posts:
    1,005
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    177
    Likes:
    +17
    Ebay:
    This thread makes me happy! They both look great (dare I say better than the original?)
    Glad to see more work from you bud! Keep 'em coming!
     
  16. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

    Joined:
    May 19, 2003
    Posts:
    47,595
    News Credits:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    342
    Likes:
    +22
    I realize that some of my photos in the second post aren't the greatest, but I did want to post an update after I finally got this from REDLINE. Last week was the project from clay, and this past week was this one from RL. :)  Ol' Quaddy here has been a really happy guy the last little bit with TFs :) 
     
  17. mattarmstrong

    mattarmstrong Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2005
    Posts:
    1,802
    Trophy Points:
    161
    Likes:
    +0
    i am so glad you have him back so to speak but I remember the 07 one I was there and it was sweet and these are just as awesome
     
  18. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

    Joined:
    May 19, 2003
    Posts:
    47,595
    News Credits:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    342
    Likes:
    +22
    I won't speak for REDLINE here, but for me, often times a second go around on the same custom allows one to see things in a different light and to approach certain things one sees in hindsight after the first one is finished.

    Personally speaking, I'll be glad when I get the finishes on mine completed, as I still have some work to do on the head. I'll come back to this thread and update it with the work I'll end up doing with mine. :) 
     
  19. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

    Joined:
    May 19, 2003
    Posts:
    47,595
    News Credits:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    342
    Likes:
    +22
    This photo is a little old, but the portions I'm thrilled with is that I had actually misplaced it and found it tonight! In my excitement, I started painting over the black base you can see in this photo:

    [​IMG]


    If you guessed that it's an Energon Megatron head, you'd be right! It was a head from a lot of parts I got from vector due to him passing away. For this fact and the fact that I put a lot of work into modifying it, I was VERY upset that I misplaced it. I used some epoxy putty for additional sculpting as well. :) 
     

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Jun 29, 2010
  20. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

    Joined:
    May 19, 2003
    Posts:
    47,595
    News Credits:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    342
    Likes:
    +22
    WiP Head Update

    These photos are a bit old (as the head is finished now), but I thought I'd update the thread here with em :) 

    Mainly, I wanted to share my sculpting/modification work continuing from the last post. I had fun with it anyways :) 
     

    Attached Files:

Share This Page