Minor/Repaint: Model T Seeker

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  1. Pimp My Toy

    Pimp My Toy AKA Jimster

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    I saw the concept art for the Model T seeker and I had a few spare Ransack heads, so here's the start of a side project (basically to get some weathering skills under my painters belt.

    However, before painting, I'm not sure whether to keep the exhaust pipes, but they fit in with the exposed engine. I may also want to box off the roof to make it look a little more like the Model T rather than a hot-rod. Any thoughts or suggestions appreciated.

    List of mods to come...
     

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  2. Treadshot A1

    Treadshot A1 Or just 'A1' for short...

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    Get rid of the exhausts and box the roof off. Trust me, i'm working on a Tap-out from that very mold, and it's gonna look like a Hot Rod without those mods.
     
  3. KnightHawkke

    KnightHawkke A Man, Who Does Not Exist. TFW2005 Supporter

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    lookin nice so far!
     
  4. Noideaforaname

    Noideaforaname Pico, let's go up to Zuma

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    I like how the doors make a pair of faux wings.

    He seems rather chunky, both as a Model T and as "Ransack." Maybe somehow thin him down, which may also make the exposed engine and pipes work.
     
  5. SwitchPrime

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    Awesome, ive been waiting for someone to do the model t
     
  6. Cinemastique

    Cinemastique Earth Culture Specialist

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    It's pretty tough to make a 1940s car look like one from 1908, unless you plan to completely re-shell or sculpt on it. He'll need bigger wheels, too; spoked ones.

    Looking forward to seeing what you do with this project! :) 
     
  7. B'Bantor

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    Cut off those fenders!
     

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  8. Fishdirt

    Fishdirt Tin Toy Transformer

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    I don't quite understand. Where's the model T come in? With the mods you'd have to make to the car box, grill, fenders, bumpers, cab you may as well scratch build it.
     
  9. Pimp My Toy

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    I'll just clarify a few things. I'm not attempting to make Hubcap look exactly like the concept artwork, but using the artwork as a pointer to create the seeker. To scratchbuild the bot in the artwork would be a lesson in pain with it being so spindly and therefore fragile. As mentioned, it's more of a paint weathering exercise to tune up some skills, rather than being 'screen accurate'.

    Presumably this seeker 'went into stasis' around the turn of the century having scanned an early automobile for his alt-mode. If he'd stuck around a bit longer, maybe he would have updated to something a little more modern (i.e. the Hubcap mold). I don't anticipate that, back then, Jetfire would look as he does now, and that the bots continually update their 'disguise' to fit in.

    Is that a little more clear? Sorry for the confusion. List of mods later...
     
  10. Cinemastique

    Cinemastique Earth Culture Specialist

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    Ohh... that does make more sense. I think we were hearing "Gonna turn this '40s Hubcap into a Model T." In which case, yes, gigantic project. I think I see now, that's not what you're doing.
     
  11. Burnout00012

    Burnout00012 Villain Number One

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    i am planning to make one myself out of the divebomb mold. i hope it will work
     
  12. Pimp My Toy

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    Yeah, sorry for the confusion. The thread title is probably a bit misleading to be honest although it is the main inspiration.

    Reshelling a bi-plane into a car? Could work - I'll be interested to see what you come up with ;) 
     
  13. closetrat

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    Agreed!

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    For extra points - see if it's possible to remove the roof & sculpt some seats! :p 
     

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