Heavy/Scratch: MP scale Hot Rod/Rodimus Prime WIP

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  1. Wikkid

    Wikkid Semi-retired customizer

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    Some time ago, an INTERNET friend named Lord Madhammer mentioned how sweet a Masterpiece scaled Rodimus Prime would be. He also figured it'd be topped off by having Hot Rod be part of this figure. This was long before the Classics upgrade was ever heard about, but it wasn't until I saw the images that I figured out how to pull it off.
    Anywho, using a MP Starscream and Energon Shockblast, I came up with a half-assed Hot Rod.
    It has a matrix bay already installed in the chest cavity. Just needs to be cut open and covered in flames. This will also feature working headlights for running down Galvatrons an whatnot that get in your way. The SS interchangeable faces will remain but the smirk will need to be replaced with a "youthful" smile. An opening canopy with a full interior are also in place. Another aspect of the Hot Rod toon design I wanted to capture were the inexplainable vents that were on his back rather than the windshield that the toy had. I managed this by having pivot points to have the trunk section overlap the windshield. Having this setup rather than the toys rotational design also lended a hand in having an adjustable spoiler so when he becomes Rodimus, it swings up and forward just over the canopy. (pic 8)
    In picture 4, it shows how arm articulation was retained as the MP Starscream allows. By building the arm extendion and screwing it into that little black hinge thingy on the mold, it allowed for the arms to move straight outward.


    Still needs a ton of sculpting. The Rodimus images are a test shot of how he will scale up against the full size Masterpieces and is in no way close to the final design.



    Please note* Rodimus headsculpt done by Sculptbot. It's amazing how he gave it such a "grown up" feel.
     

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  2. prime13

    prime13 UCHUU KITAAAA

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    sweet. now just some paint and finish teh trailer:D 
     
  3. thyvipera

    thyvipera ThyVipera

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    holy crap, ur making one of my dreams come true!
     
  4. blue death

    blue death TokuNation Staff

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    you have seriously fulfilled the one transformer dream that i have had for years. thank you so much for this. this thing is amazing
     
  5. plowking

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

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    This is already some amazing work Wikkid. Looking forward to seeing more.
     
  6. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    That is awesome! Part of me says leave it as is. Starcream's lame attempt at a disguise to infiltrate the Abutobots. :) 
     
  7. autobotx23

    autobotx23 Banned

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    Man. im not a Hot Rod or Rodimus fan...at all. But that Hot Rod looks awesome!!!! The Rodimus looks great as well, but man, an MP Starscream into MP Hot Rod...pure genius. :thumb 
     
  8. Sioce

    Sioce Radicon in training

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    Really looking forward to this one.
    Please keep going on it.
     
  9. KINGBOTZ

    KINGBOTZ www.KINGBOTZ.com TFW2005 Supporter

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    This is gonna be a stunning piece when it's done, I can already tell...and a very challenging custom to pull off...to make it look good in all 3 modes, wow...
     
  10. eisen

    eisen "CUT ME SOME SLACKS!"

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    you've done it again! :D 
     
  11. OMEGAPRIME1983

    OMEGAPRIME1983 Well-Known Member

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    Oh fuck yea!!! Git 'er duuunn!! I can't wait to see this finished man.
     
  12. The_Black_Sheep

    The_Black_Sheep Willyna...

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    F'ckn Awesome! I know Hot Rod's gotta lot of haters out there (How could you hate a bot who goes fishing? :D ) but an MP Hot Rod? F'ck! :D  Even if you left off the RP trailer/armour, it still wouldn't make Hot Rod any less cool. Man, I can't wait to see your progress on this. :) 

    It's pretty obvious I'm a fan of the character Hot Rod, right? :eek:  :lol 
     
  13. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    Who the hell looks at Optimus and Starscream and thinks "Hey, these guys would make a killer Rodimus Prime" ? REALLY. :lol  impressed!
     
  14. IF_IR_IE_IE_ID

    IF_IR_IE_IE_ID USAF Seeker

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    LOL good point.
     
  15. antapp

    antapp Well-Known Member

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    Fantastic work. Looking forward to seeing this project completed. :) 
     
  16. yourreflection

    yourreflection Well-Known Member

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    That is looking pretty amazing already and the head sculpt is unbelievable.
     
  17. encline

    encline customizer of love TFW2005 Supporter

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    wow!!!! never would have seen that. can't wait for the finish product
     
  18. spoonman

    spoonman Kitbasher extrordinaire!

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    I am beyond intrigued! You should put a voice chip in it that says "screws fall out all the time. It's an imperfect world." Oh wait, wrong Judd Nelson character!
     
  19. Optimus_Prowl

    Optimus_Prowl I'm the Goddamed Two-Face

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    Make him say, "My Prime gave me a pack of energon sticks and said, 'Smoke up Roddy!'" Oh wait...

    Anyway the only thing I can see wrong with the Hot Rod is that his Spoiler sits oo far away from his body in robot mode. I dont know if you could add some kinda extra joint so that it collapses a little more for Hot ROd mode, then extends out for Rodimus Mode. Other than that he looks great so far! If I could buy one of these, (even at this stage) I totally would.
     
  20. wan_de_real

    wan_de_real Transformizer

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    what tha???Wikkid stealing my ideas!!!!:drunk 
     

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