Heavy/Scratch: Mixmaster: Constructicon 6 of 6 (pic heavy)

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  1. Jbarb78

    Jbarb78 Well-Known Member

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    Here he is folks, last but not least, Mixmaster. What a PITA this guy was, I put almost as much work into him as the rest of Devastator. I promised a non-partsformer, and after lots of drunken brainstorming, drained cigarettes, and bouncing my head off the wall, here he is. And to think he began a Universe Barricade...

    The cab originally was going to be used from an old G1 junker Hot Spot, which proved to be too narrow and not tall enough. Going off the pic I had for Devy, I widened and increased the height by 3/4" both ways. Then I basically skinned the parts with several layers of styrene to give it the shape you see here. Styrene was also used to bulk up the legs, which again used parts from Hot Spot. I scavenged a few parts from the ROTF Mixmaster, to make it look like a real concrete truck, something I'm very familiar with. Various frankenstein'd hinges were needed to get the drum and the cab to move properly. The head and arms were taken from a Classics Prowl, the head was modified to look a little more like Mixmaster's Dreamwave comic look.

    I started with a Krylon Fusion Ultra Flat Black base, then airbrushed several different hues of green and purple. I used the different colors strategically, to create a worn and weathered effect. I also used a little drybrushing here and there, following Frenzy_Rumble's tutorial since I had never done it before. Afterwards, he was coated in Testors Dullcote lacquer and reassembled. Water slide decals were provided by Boggs6ft7.

    I included pics of the transformation since I figured I'd get requests like last time. I cant list all of the parts I used simply because I forget where they came from, and some things are just trade secrets.

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  2. Megatron31

    Megatron31 I Belong to Nobody! TFW2005 Supporter

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    that is awesome how did you make him?
     
  3. Slimaximus

    Slimaximus Headmaster

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    that is just fucking awesome
     
  4. Jbarb78

    Jbarb78 Well-Known Member

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    See description above, lets just say it wasnt easy. And thank you.
     
  5. whiskeytango

    whiskeytango Combaticon

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    thats what I love to see. You really hit him out the park by putting all the extra work in.
     
  6. Megatron31

    Megatron31 I Belong to Nobody! TFW2005 Supporter

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    i can believe that started out as a barricade
    you should make several of those and sell them
    i would buy one in a heart beat as i am getting ready to to a devy myself
     
  7. KINGBOTZ

    KINGBOTZ www.KINGBOTZ.com TFW2005 Supporter

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    Damn that looks good man, love the design you gave him, truck looks so clean and proportionate & the bot-mode is awesome. I look forward to seeing your take on the rest of this beast!
     
  8. hXcpunk23

    hXcpunk23 The Chaos Bringer

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    Nice to see a Mixmaster that isn't parts-forming or missing appendages. I like it, man. It's unique and completely different to the others we've seen before. Looking forward to seeing Devastator!
     
  9. bellyboy

    bellyboy working working working

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    that's and amazing take on mixmaster

    your paint job look so clean, and the head suits him like a glove

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    10/10
     
  10. starscream-99

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    Awesome job on everything. The transformations is great.
     
  11. Tarphedon

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    A lot of work definitely went into this.

    You say you used parts from Hot Spot, from Defensor? It's really hard to tell that.
     
  12. SonOfNemesis

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    That is extremely cool JBarb! It looks awesome and as a fellow member said, you should make some more of these guys and sell them, I'd buy one too!!! Man, post up with Devastator, I can't take it anymore!!
     
  13. plowking

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    This is great. I am really impressed at the amount of work you put into it.

    Getting everything to flow/move/tf along nicely, and not requiring any parts removal, or anything magically appearing from the same space G1 Primes trailer went to/came from back in the day.

    Mad props to you sir!! :thumb 
     
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    One of the best Mixmasters I've seen.

    Awesome job!! :thumb 
     
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    awesome work,i love its complexity and uniqueness
     
  16. cheetor71

    cheetor71 Autobot

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    This is so friggin great. You must have the patience of a saint to pul this off. Now it's time to bring on the big boy.
     
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    wow, best Mixmaster I've seen. Can't wait to see how it transforms into a leg/foot without partsforming either. great job.
     
  18. Jbarb78

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    Huge thanks everyone, this guy was pretty stressful. As far as replicating him, you can PM me if you like. You'd need to add your combiner joints and paint, but I can probably make them to order.
     
  19. Robot.MacGyver

    Robot.MacGyver Improvisational Engineer

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    WOW!!
    Neat work.
     
  20. Maximo Prime

    Maximo Prime Bassist of Ill Repute

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    i plan on using the movie mixer too. the rest of it is just brilliant, and it was a plus to watch him transform. great job!!
     

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