Minor/Repaint: Lil' Brotha Truckas (Huffer and Pipes)

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  1. SkyQuake

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    I realize Huffer could use a little touching up after viewing these images. But I just had to show them. I've always liked the way Marvel comics colored Huffer in purple. It also sets him more apart from Pipes.

    With regard to Pipes, I couldn't in good conscience call him Pipes if he didn't have any.... well, pipes. So I sacrificed Classics 2-pack Optimus. I think the REV robot head works well for Pipes. It gives him an almost Snake Eyes feel. I did have to paint the head since the original color of blue was too bright. Comments, and constructive crits welcome.

    Two stickers from Reprolabels' minibots set.

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    heh heh, yes I did! In fact, I bought it with the intention of doing so (perhaps I am insane also). Sure I could have painted an Armorhide orange, but that amount of paint wouldn't stand the test of time.... although there is purple in larger amounts. Huffer was one of the few BotCon figs this year that I didn't like the colors on. So, I changed him. There are also several parts that I swapped between Huffer, and Pipes. I had another spare Armorhide that I took the grill off of, and placed it on Huffer.

    Alternatively, if I ever want to sell Huffer, I could sell him as-is, or easily remove the acrylic paint.

    Thanks for both comments!
     
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    heh heh, yes I did! In fact, I bought it with the intention of doing so (perhaps I am insane also). Sure I could have painted an Armorhide orange, but that amount of paint wouldn't stand the test of time.... although there is purple in larger amounts. Huffer was one of the few BotCon figs this year that I didn't like the colors on. So, I changed him. There are also several parts that I swapped between Huffer, and Pipes. I had another spare Armorhide that I took the grill off of, and placed it on Huffer.

    Alternatively, if I ever want to sell Huffer, I could sell him as-is, or easily remove the acrylic paint.

    Thanks for both comments!
     
  8. Methusalen

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    What does Pipes look like in his Alt. mode? I'd like to see what the stacks look like when he's transformed... I really like the black arms, around the front windshield, & the colors you used for the lights on his grill...
     
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    What does Pipes look like in his Alt. mode? I'd like to see what the stacks look like when he's transformed... I really like the black arms, around the front windshield, & the colors you used for the lights on his grill...
     
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    looks nice! I like what you've done with pipes. I've got an extra armorhide that is going to become pipes, but I haven't decided what extra apps to give him to make him look more the part.
     
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    looks nice! I like what you've done with pipes. I've got an extra armorhide that is going to become pipes, but I haven't decided what extra apps to give him to make him look more the part.
     
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    huffer and pipes sounds like a pair of pot smoking teen bots.
     
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    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    huffer and pipes sounds like a pair of pot smoking teen bots.
     
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    Nice. I like the way you gave Pipes some pipes. But his head looks a bit thin. Maybe a Snowcat head would heav worked to get the ski mask look.
     
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    Nice. I like the way you gave Pipes some pipes. But his head looks a bit thin. Maybe a Snowcat head would heav worked to get the ski mask look.
     
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    Sorry for the late entry. I decided to leave the little light blue stripe in vehicle mode. It helps to counterbalance the clashing purple, and orange colors on Huffer. The stacks on Pipes look more cohesive than the did on Classics 2-pack Prime. Yes, they are short (like on Prime), but one could easily imagine this is what more futuristic efficient smoke stacks might look like.

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