Customs: I need inspiration

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  1. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    So far, most of my kitbashes have been straight repaints ( see sig ). However, the Boombox contest required a bit more modding. This was a lot more fun and I think it turned out great. I want to start another project, but the only ideas I have are repaints. Typically of toys I don't have and that are hard/expensive to find.

    Anybody have any ideas for kitbashes they'd like to see me do that require a bit more work than just repainting?
     
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    spend a good 2-3 hours checking out the galleries and threads in Radicons. if that doesn't work quick search for "custom transformers" on google pics....there's millions...
     
  3. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    I don't want to copy other people's work though. I'd like to be more original, I just don't have any ideas.
     
  4. Shadowbreaker

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    You could try making custom based off of IDW's design.

    Maybe you could add more Classics Dinobots to join Grimlock.

    Maybe try making a custom of a character that almost no one knows about.

    Maybe you could make a fancharacter custom toy.

    Many ideas are out there!
     
  5. CZ Hazard

    CZ Hazard Sons of Unicron PTT

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    And therein lies the problem. Think outside the box, a seemingly subtle difference can completely change the look of a toy. Don't be afraid of stupid ideas, they can turn out great.
     
  6. Treadshot A1

    Treadshot A1 Or just 'A1' for short...

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    Dare you to turn the Black Movie 07' Armorhide into Blot. ;) 
     
  7. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    Inspiration has struck. I begin this weekend. Mwa..hahahaha!
     
  8. Mathius Maximus

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    I'm a little late to the party, but I would suggest if you have a vehicle you're attached to, say you always wanted a '69 camaro or something (just throwing something out there), maybe you could build a custom reshelled bot out of a model?

    Tower Hobbies is a great place to start. Even if you don't buy from them, there's tons of inspiration.

    Mathius
     
  9. RipCurl

    RipCurl I just can't get enough!

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    should make my fan character and then send him to me :) 
     
  10. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    Who is your fan character? I'm assuming his name is "RipCurl", but what does he look like? What does he transform into?
     

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