Minor/Repaint: Insecticon Flyby

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  1. Shinobitron

    Shinobitron Cybertronian Ninja

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    Again on my crusade to use up the spare parts and bodies I picked up over the years I decided to make an original Insecticon Flyby.

    Flyby was made from a Dragonfly Robot (from Big Lots) mixed with a Wing Zero Gundam.
    The original figure was very static and not very poseable. I added ball joints to the upper arms and legs then a double elbow joint and ball jointed wrist. After artic was added I covered a bunch of the empty areas with styrene and sanded the rub areas.

    He was base coated with Krylon fusion black then given a classic Insecticon paint job to match his G1 brothers.

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  2. ThatOddGuy

    ThatOddGuy That Odd Guy's title

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    HELLA YES!


    Perfect. *Bookmarks*
     
  3. cheetor71

    cheetor71 Autobot

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    That's prett y cool looking.
     
  4. grayfox

    grayfox Well-Known Member

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    Love what you did. The colors are great and so is the idea itself.

    One thing though, I can't look at the robot pics without seeing the dragonfly eyes as huge boobs lol.
     
  5. Grievlocke

    Grievlocke 5mm Addict

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    Always nice when a plan comes together, and excellent use of an otherwise junker bot, like we expected any less =P lol
     
  6. mrgalvaprime

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    NIce. is it a coincidence that the head looks like the g1 insecticon venom's head?
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  7. warhawk

    warhawk Well-Known Member

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    Excellent! Love your junker bots! He's right up there with your Trailbreaker, which was awesome considering the base bot.
     
  8. leobreaker1977

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    Pretty sweet bro! Love when you go junk bin diving lol
     
  9. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    Very freakin' cool. I like the paintjob, both the bot and alt modes, and the name. And this would be a good quote for him. "When I fly by, bad things happen."
     
  10. kjeevahh

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    Nice work, fits with the original insecticons perfectly. Even has six legs ;) 

    Only thing I'd change is if those red bits on the sides of his dragonfly head are meant to be the eyes. If so then the yellow bits surrounding them shoud be red too, dragonfly eyes are huge and take up most of their head, that's what those two big round bits are meant to be, eyes, like on the original before you painted it

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    It was this dragonfly to start with right?

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  11. kjeevahh

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  12. Shinobitron

    Shinobitron Cybertronian Ninja

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    Thanks for the input on the eye situation. I originally thought about the eyes but it made the figure lack the yellow that the original Insecticons had. I wanted to keep it looking G1y, and as we all know most of the insects the original figures were based off of were not very color accurate.

    Thanks for the feedback this figure/ character everyone.
     
  13. UltraMagnus2008

    UltraMagnus2008 Autobot

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    I'm going to buy those insecticon ko's now. Great job!!
     
  14. Young Optimus14

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    I had that guy when i was little. It broke almost immenditly
     
  15. Galva12

    Galva12 Galvatron's "YES" Men

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    Have the same one and have been wanting to do something with it for awhile now. You did such a teriffic job and have given me new inspiration!! Well done!!
     
  16. kjeevahh

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    It's not about being colour accurate, it's anatomy, which they were actually pretty good on. If it's the yellow you're after probably best to just colour in the red bits yellow instead?
     
  17. Attobot2006

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    I love it! It actually fits in well with the 3rd party insecticons! and I like the way you coloured the eyes, actually; fits better with general G1 insecticon colour scheme. Biologically-accurate red colour would throw off the theme IMO. I do like the Yellow better
     
  18. wwoptimusprime

    wwoptimusprime Till all are one

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    I found this guy at my local big lots the other day and, after seeing yours, had to pick him up. i just wish KOs could use a bit better plastic. :) 
     
  19. Satomiblood

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    I really enjoyed what you did with this.
     
  20. Carpool

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    A++++++++++
     

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