Customs: Keith's commission requests

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  1. x01618

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    Hi all. So I finally decided to put together a commission request thread. I have a lot of ideas for customs that I'd like made, so I decided to create this thread to centralize my thoughts and maybe turn more of these ideas into realities!

    These requests have been thought through to various levels of detail:
    • Some are based on the amazing work here in the Radicons forum, and what I'm looking for is a close or exact match to those customs. I'll provide links when I can.
    • Some I haven't seen a custom of before, but I have a strong idea of what mold I'd like used. I have already gathered a lot of the base molds I'd like used and can provide them to you. When this is the case, I've noted as "on hand".
    • Some are just to realize some of my favorite characters and I don't have a good idea what mold would work best for me. I'd like to brainstorm ideas with you to come up with something that will work.
    • Some are really small paint and styrene/molding/part synthesis work.
    I'll try to capture those details as best I can here and will further flesh this thread out over time. A few miscellaneous notes:
    • I'll group these requests by the TF line that I'd plan to display them with. I'll use *, **, or *** to indicate a project's relative priority for me. I'm not necessarily wed to doing things in that order, though, if you have experience with or particular interest in a lower-priority custom.
    • A figure's head sculpt tends to be important for me, and a lot of these requests require a synthesized head or a clever swap from another mold.
    • For the "combiner teams" I generally just want the separate character, not the ability to actually combine with his teammates.

    === Classics===
    My favorite line and by far the longest list here.

    AVAILABLE
    • ** Air Raid - based on Classics Seeker mold (on hand); repaint, new head
    • ** Fireflight - unspecified mold, deluxe-size
    • ** Sky Dive - unspecified mold, deluxe-size
    • ** Slingshot - possibly based on ROTF Dirge/Jetblade (on hand) if the movie flavor of bot-mode can be well-disguised
    • ** Rad - based on Aveo Swerve (on hand); I just want a new head that looks like AM Rad
    • ** Guzzle - unspecified mold, ideally scout-size or a short/squat deluxe; preferably earth-mode, but I'm open to ideas about a LSOTW Cybertronian mode
    • ** Rotorstorm - HFTD Tomahawk; LSOTW style
    • ** Topspin & Twintwist - WFC Megatron for both, examples here, here, and here

    IN PROGRESS
    • * Pointblank - original here [commissioned to thyvipera]
    • ** Scorponok - based on Energon Scorponok; repaint, added articulation to bicep and tail [commissioned to Jarrod]
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    COMPLETED
    • ** Powerglide (scout) - original here [commissioned to Brunkion76, paint by thyvipera]
    • * Voyager Grimlock - original here [commissioned to thyvipera][*]*** Snare - based on Terradive; my commission here [commissioned to Shinobitron]
      [*]*** Vortex - based on Tomahawk [commissioned to Jarrod]
      [*]*** Blast Off - based on Astrotrain [commissioned to Jarrod]
      [*]*** Brawl - based on G2 Megatron [commissioned to Jarrod]
      [*]*** TFCC Nightbeat ears - want G1-esque fabricated ear-guns; guns can either stay attached to head if it doesn't hinder transformation or detach and mount to hood (a la G1, of course) [commissioned to Jarrod]
      [*]** Battletrap - original here; my commission here; [commissioned to Shinobitron]
      [*]*** Roadbuster - based on Brave Gohkin Combat Calibur here; straight repaint, armor and all (I love the bulk it gives him!); my commission here; [commissioned to thyvipera]
      [*]*** Siren based on Energon Downshift; my commission here; [commissioned to Shinobitron]
      [*]* Hosehead - based on Energon Inferno, deluxe-size; my commission here; [commissioned to Shinobitron]
      [*]*** Blitzwing - probably based on Classics Seeker mold (on hand); various versions that I like certain aspects of: here, here, and here; I also have a Robot Heroes Blitzwing whose head I think would work well if the sneer could be fixed; found one on eBay
      [*]** Bugly - original here; my commission here; [commissioned to Shinobitron]
      [*]*** null rays - I have 5 sets of anemis's null rays; they're currently unpainted and I need them done up for Starscream, Skywarp, Thundercracker, and Thrust. I haven't decided yet who to give the last set to. Maybe save it for Sunstorm if an official figure ever comes out. [commissioned to grimlockprime]


    ===Animated===
    Here are the toughies. I don't have a good idea what mold(s) you could use on a lot of these to do them justice. But if you could pull it, they would be awesome!

    IN PROGRESS
    • *** Nightbeat - possibly based on Jazz [commissioned to autobotx23]

    COMPLETED
    • ** Wasp - based on Activators Bumblebee, new head; my commission here; [commissioned to grimlockprime]

    ===Revoltech===
    Probably lots of casting/molding work here, based on the threads these ideas originate from.

    AVAILABLE
    • *** Thundercracker - based on Starscream (on hand)
    • ** Rumble/Frenzy - based on the KT figures (on hand) with articulation added
    • ** Jetfire - based on Macross Valkyrie (on hand) with Shapeways head (on hand)

    ===MP===
    Good articulation and high detail is important to me. Lights and sounds aren't.

    AVAILABLE
    • *** Soundwave - examples here and here; based on KO oversized Soundwave (on hand)
    • *** Jazz - 1:24 scale in car-mode, preferably roughly MP Seeker-size in bot-mode
    • ** Jetfire - original here; I'd want a cartoon-accurate head (possibly with a Classics-style helmet)

    IN PROGRESS
    • *** Prowl - 1:24 scale in car-mode, preferably roughly MP Seeker-size in bot-mode [commissioned to Jarrod]

    ===Alternators/Binaltech===

    COMPLETED
    • ** Frenzy - repaint of Rumble with hands [commissioned to Jarrod]
    • ** Nightbeat head - original here; based on blue BT Prowl with Reprolabels (on hand); the head is the only part of the custom that I need done [commissioned to Cinemastique]

    ===Kits===

    AVAILABLE
    • ***Wonderfest Arcee statue - as seen here; on hand. The face is pretty weird, so I'd like to transplant a face from some high-scale female action figure. Given how "human" Acree's face is anyway, I think this shouldn't be too hard. Ultimately aiming for a look something like this.
    • ** SG Collect Cybertronian-mode Drift - Again, I need this assembled and painted. I understand that this kit requires a little extra love to make solid, so I'd prefer someone who has but this kit together before or is pretty expert at assembling garage kits. see discussion here

    Whew, that's a lot! Thanks for bearing with me. If you're a talented customizer and have an interest in taking a commission to work on one or more of these ideas, please PM me. Thanks!

    --Keith
     
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  5. x01618

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    Got some commissions already! List updated with that info. A few more commissions are in discussions, and I'll update again when those get finalized.
     
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    Reorganized the list a bit for readability. Now the available commissions are listed separately from those in progress. Any other interested kitbashers out there?
     
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    Wow...Jarrod has his hands full!!. Good luck on getting them all done. Think i talked with you before fellow masshole hehe.. anyways free bump.
     
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    Yup, it's me. I enjoyed PMing with you before.

    Jarrod is the bomb! I wish he had more hours in the day. I would keep him very busy! I hope your extensive list of re-shell requests are coming along well.
     
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    I had pm'd jarrod before for a couple of commissions and he said his plate was full. And it was you. I loved his reshells. I finally was able to get a commission from him but that wont be till almost xmas.
     
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    Updated list with current progress of various projects and added a request for putting together the Wonderfest Acree statue.
     
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    complimentary bump for a great commissioner
     
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    Great commissioner; a pleasure to do work for. :) 
     
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    I'm working on Slipstream. I've designed the head in CAD and will be printing it before long. I also have plenty of extra Cycloni to use as a base. Take a look at the thread with the images of the head and PM me with an offer for a completed figure.
     
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    Nightbeat will be up on Tuesday. PM me for WIP pics, bro, :thumb 
     
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    Cleaning up my want list a bit. I'm moving some of the low-priority things off the request list and sticking them here in case I later change my mind and decide to add them back.

    === Classics===
    • *** Mindwipe - original here; the headmaster gimmick isn't actually that important to me (though the original doesn't suffer at all for it)
    • * Rampage - based on Nightslash Cheetor (on hand); repaint, new head
    • * Divebomb - unspecified mold, preferably tall deluxe-size
    • * Headstrong - unspecified mold, preferably voyager-size
    • * Tantrum - unspecified mold, preferably voyager-size
    • ** Topspin & Twintwist - concept here (set #8), original here

    ===Animated===
    • *** Leader Lugnut - I don't know how, just make it happen! :) 
    • *** Warpath - voyager-size
    • **** Wheeljack - deluxe-size; if his head looked like his appearance in the comics and his alt mode even vaguely resembled a Lancia Stratos Turbo, this would be a grail for me!
    • *** Red Alert (fembot ambulance, not manbot paranoid Fire Chief's sports car) - deluxe-size
    • ** Bombshell - based on Activators Bulkhead, new head (and somehow fit the antenna on there!)
    • ** Cyclonus - example here; based on TFA Seekers mold
    • *** Slipstream - concept here (set #5); based on Classics Cyclonus, new head, more "feminized" chest

    ===Revoltech===
    • *** Jazz - original here
    • *** Prowl - original here
    • *** Bumblebee - original here
    • ** Sideswipe - original here; would like a more cartoon-accurate head
    • * Mirage - original here; would like a more cartoon-accurate head
    • *** Wheeljack - no idea how you'd pull this off, but something in this style
    • *** Grimlock - original here

    ===Alternators/Binaltech===
    • * Bombshell - based on KO H3 Hummer with Sculptbot Bombshell head (both on hand)
     
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