Minor/Repaint: IDW Metalhawk N.A.I.L

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  1. solarstorm

    solarstorm Well-Known Member

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    When I heard that Botcon 2012 Metalhawk would likely be the Thunderwing mold, I was disappointed. I had honestly been hoping for something a little less thick/wide, as the new IDW version of Metalhawk has a Beast Machines-esq thinness.

    I was going to make one out of Universe Cyclonus, like many others customizers. However, I noticed some good mold similarities in TF Prime Starscream (limb fins, thin build, etc...).

    Going with the IDW theme, he doesn't have any autobot insignias. N.A.I.L is spelled out on the left side of his chest.

    UPDATE:
    I wanted the torso to be all gold like G1, but it left an awkward break in colors for the jet mode. I redid the waist to blend things better.

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    The head is from Cybertron Longrack. I chopped the heads of Starscream and Longrack so that the new head could use the old joints. Despite my head being trimmed all over, it has to be removed in transformation, as the cavity for TF Prime Starscream's head is very small.
     
  2. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Wow, this works really well. Nice work!
     
  3. BLOODRAGED189

    BLOODRAGED189 Getting a job to buy TFs.

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    Make the gold blend in better in vehicle mode. Really good looking. :D 
     
  4. Driftx3

    Driftx3 lord of all things robot

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    Well that certainly does look like N.A.I.L Metalhawk. Nice!
     
  5. DJW107PRIME

    DJW107PRIME Autobot Hero TFW2005 Supporter

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    Thats really creative, if that was in the Botcon set I would definetly order it.
     
  6. Duffcon

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    Ingenious! This is what should be in the Botcon set!
     
  7. PredaconElder

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    OP really managed to outdo Funpub.

    Amazing.
     
  8. Stryker055

    Stryker055 Josh Boyfriend

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    That's darn near perfect. I would add some more color to break up the solid gold on his torso, and add some sort of design to blend the colors in vehicle mode.

    Fantastic work, though.
     
  9. solarstorm

    solarstorm Well-Known Member

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    I lightly sanded and repainted the waist so that the jet mode blends better. Looks much better in jet mode. Sometimes you can't be too slavish with the homage given modern transformations/different molds.
     
  10. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    great great job
     
  11. Wrecker217

    Wrecker217 Heart Like a Hand Grenade

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    Maybe you should add some gold highlights to his limbs and blue/red highlights to his chest. It might help him blend better in jet mode.
     
  12. SG hailstorm

    SG hailstorm JaAm aficionado

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    i like it =D
     
  13. BScorpinok75

    BScorpinok75 Squadron X #1 Consultant

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    That's very nice. I'd definetly buy.
     

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