i was SOOOO Wrong, and i admit it!!!

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by wheeljaxx, Jun 20, 2007.

  1. wheeljaxx

    wheeljaxx Banned

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    at first i said, " no movie toys except the Real Gear toys, the movie toys are ugly"
    i saw the movie acurate bumblebee repaint in the customs thread, and got bumblebee, liked him, and painted my own rust and wear.

    then i got baricade, cuz the police car alt mode is bitchin.... added some gun metal dry brushing, and brought out some details.... he's pretty darn cool


    then, i said, well, Ironhide LOOKS ok, but... no, i'll just get robovison prime at botcon, and that will be it.


    NOPE.

    saw Ironhide at walmart today, had a $50 giftcard from my birthday last week, so i picked him up, proceeded to dry brush some gun metal and really wear him up, detailed his face, and BAM!! AWSOMENESS AGAIN.

    so i've decided that it's the drybrushing gun metal over the figures that makes them look so damn cool now, and VERY VERY movie acurate. they look like they are real, and THAT looks cool on a shelf.

    so, i was wrong, the movie toys are pretty darn decent, BUT there are some figures i'm just not going to bother with. may get dropkick, and can't wait to get robovision prime, and '08 bumblebee is a must.

    i'm man enough to admit i was wrong...

    continue on your day.

    :D 
     
  2. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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  3. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Dry built

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    Get leader Megs and repaint him, like I did! HE WILL BLOW YOUR MIND!!!!!
     
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    pscoop Dead inside

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    You're a good man for admitting it. Enjoy your custom movie figs.
     
  5. Altimus Prime

    Altimus Prime Shift perceptions

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    Pics? ;) 
     
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  7. wheeljaxx

    wheeljaxx Banned

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    i didn't want to post pics to make this a customs thread, but as long as the thrad stays on topic, i will show what i did to make me like them :p 

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    still not a big fan of the automorph, and ironhides left sholder gard keeps tilting off centre.

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    totally gutted BB's automorph and now the hood goes back in car mode just fine.
    the feet are a big... big, but everything else is spot on. can't wait for the '08
     
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    How can you not like Ironhide's automorph? It is amazing. Albeit not as good as Screamer's or Prime's but it is a great example of what the gimmick can do for a figure.
     
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    ironhides feet are ok, it's his chest spring things that bug me. they don't stay even, and flop all around. there should be a peg or something to keep them in place.
     
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    The chest things aren't his automorph, just the feet >_>
     
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    Aaron Master of Crystalocution Moderator Content Contributor

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  12. wheeljaxx

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    yes yes, i'm very weak.
     
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    Awsome pics WJ.

    That BB looks hawt.
     
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    Cheebs Well-Known Member

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    His chest slots into his backpack. There's grooves on the underside of the pannel that becomes the rear truck window.

    The grooves end up pointing upward in 'bot mode and the folded back doors connected to the chest slot right into them. Locks the chest up tight as a drum.

    See the Ironhide thread in the feedback section for pics and details.
     
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    If I can find a head that I think will work on Ironhide at Botcon I might pick up one to bash. Other than that I still have no use for this line, though I have to admit you do good work.
     
  16. WheelJacksWrkShp

    WheelJacksWrkShp Here goes nothin'

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    I have to ask. Did you add the autobot sticker as well or did it come with it? I got my Ironhide and where as I enjoy the sculpt I feel the detail is lacking. I looked at the box and it shows a lot more detail as well as a fully chrome symbol on his chest plate where you have yours but mine has nothing. I think thats borderline false advertisement being they show the item fully decked out and they package one with no paint apps. All mine has is a 4x4 paint app and details to the head lights and tail lights.
     
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    the autobot logo was added by me, for i too was upsetthere was no chromed logo on his chest. i have the limited GOLD logo set from reprolabels, but decided to give him a standard red one.... justso he had SOME red on him :D 
     
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    Tenebrouser Craft...or is it crap?

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    Ironhide's a pain in the ass. It looks good, but I just don't like the figure overall. It's the weakest of the movie figures, IMO. But yours looks good!
     
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    I disagree quite strongly, but to each their own.

    I do think there are a LOT of details on these molds that need something to stand out. The lighter figures need a good wash applied to them with a darker color, and possibly a dry-brushing on top of it, and the darker figures need dry-brushed to hell and back.

    I wish I had the money to bust out the entire line, because they would be an absolute BLAST to repaint with the ol' airbrush when I get the time. The details are just awe inspiring.
     
  20. Chaos Muffin

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    The touch ups you added look great. A huge improvement.
    Need to try that.

    Hope you get Leader Megs, would love to see what you do to him
     

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