Heavy/Scratch: Leader Ironhide WIP

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  1. wheeljack2010

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    Since he's the flava of the month, I decided to tackle ol' Ironhide! Still working on the feet, and definitely not sure the doors are going to stay on the shoulders either, so things will change a little bit before the build is complete. Currently working on both of his arm cannons (tryin to get the sumabeotches ta light up LED style):banghead: 
    When he's done, it'll look alot like Bad_Karma_99's version, as I really liked his griity take on the character.

    Mods so far:

    Made Faceplate removable (reattaches via tiny rare earth magnet)

    Removed back pack/hood

    built up the back with parts from feet/arm kibble

    Removed the Tires from the legs

    Affixed tires to the back of the thighs

    Built-up his lower legs/feet with misc. parts

    Added custom hands (courtesy of Zildjian- this guy is a master caster when it comes to these bad boys!) that have full 360 degree wrist movement and articulated fingers

    Still more to do - Ball joint his head, finish the primary build and paint this sucka!


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    Reworked the feet alittle bit giving him individual toes and added his knuckle-dusters from the original fists.


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    UPDATE 10/16/11

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  2. Meggamus

    Meggamus I want FOC figures!!

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    Awesome work , this will be great when completed ,
    Will it be transformable ???
     
  3. ThinkTank Customs

    ThinkTank Customs TFW2005-Citizen

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    Nice, are These hands are Oversized alternatorhands? Do the Fingers have individual Joints? Are they bendable? Man those Look Great!
     
  4. wheeljack2010

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    Thank you sir:)  Unfortunately not, but as I just want a nice leader Ironhide for my display case, he's only needed to be in robot mode anyhow. When finished I would like to have something along the lines of what Frenzy_rumble, Zildjian, and JCartworks have created.
    Thanks mate! Not alternators, but you have seen them before- MP Optimus hands cast by Z. when he was doing them awhile back. I was fortunate enough to get a few sets, and if he starts doing them again I'll grab at least 3 more sets of these. I think they go with Ironhides overall look very well.
     
  5. wheeljack2010

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    UPDATE


    Reworked the feet alittle bit giving him individual toes and added his knuckle-dusters from the original fists.



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  6. speedlee

    speedlee Fanatic Customizer

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    Wow, looks really good !!! :D 
     
  7. bad karma 99

    bad karma 99 Imaginationist.

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    That is looking real nice. I especially like those hands on him.
     
  8. wheeljack2010

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    Update!

    Just a small update before paint goes on. Added his arm cannons and modified ball joint on his head for more articulation.


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  9. ThinkTank Customs

    ThinkTank Customs TFW2005-Citizen

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    i love those guns!
     
  10. wheeljack2010

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    Thanks Chris!

    I forgot to mention that they are actually individually mounted with rare earth magnets, for easy removal! Cheers!
     
  11. wheeljack2010

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    Big Update! Mostly done, just a few more tiny copper paint details and a few custom decals will seal the deal. Oh. and I'm gonna add a small gattling gun to his right arm that will sit on top (just to level out the appearance for both arms:) 


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  12. grinkrystal

    grinkrystal Replicator

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    looking great on your movie figure. Nice job :) 
     
  13. wheeljack2010

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    Thanks! I've been takin my time on him to get alot of little details and a good likeness to the movies detail images (not going for 100% screen accurate though, as I'm just having fun and working with what I have).
     
  14. Armentitron

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    Whose hands are those?
     
  15. teera_54

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    That's look awesome dude!!
     
  16. BLOODRAGED189

    BLOODRAGED189 Getting a job to buy TFs.

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    Much better than Hasbro version!
     
  17. SonOfNemesis

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    Sick Jason! Love it!
     
  18. nemesisconvoy

    nemesisconvoy Gundam Pilot

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    Really cool, lookin forward to seein the final result.
     
  19. wheeljack2010

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    Thanks guys! Ever since finishing him up at the end of last year, he's been my desk-side companion. Ironhide was a instant fave for me from the movie lines. He's just bad@ss. My heart skipped a beat when I saw his death, and by a cheap shot no less, definitely not the way a warrior should ever go out.
    Thanks Zac!
    Look forward no more, here's the link to the final thread -

    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/489160-leader-class-ironhide.html#post6861886
     
  20. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    Wow, great work!
     

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