Heavy/Scratch: My 1st Kitbash/Repaint - Devastator

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  1. yourreflection

    yourreflection Well-Known Member

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    Devastator has always been one of my favorite Transformers and after seeing the incredible work by Ptitvite & Frenzy_Rumble along with everyone else here, I was inspired to try this kitbash thing myself. I am now absolutely addicted to kitbashing!!!

    Here are some work in progress pics of my version of Devastator. It's about 99% done. I just got a great Devastator head from Sculpt-Bot that I've just completed painting. Once the new head is dry, I'll take some new pics along with individual con pics.

    I wanted to go with a more realistic green so i chose an olive green color. I'm really happy with the way it turned out and so is my brother. This Dev was made for him, going to start on mine next = )

    Thank you everyone for the constant inspiration. I couldn't have done this kitbash without all of you.
     

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    frenzyrumble Banned

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    Love the colors, looks really good.
    One thing I would suggest is the part of kibble I added just above long haul and below hook. it filled in that hollowish looking area.

    are you brave enough to hollow out the head for the eyes? it will make him jump to life.

    edit: now that i look at it, looks like an original SSS head? you can get that to light up no problem.

    I am guessing the head SB sent you was the cartoon style? I'm getting a lot of requests for that one. it's amazing looking.
     
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    yourreflection Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the critique Frenzy_Rumble. To be honest, I really studied the Devastator you built and couldn't really figure out what you used to fill that kibble above long haul and below hook. Was it custom made from styrene? I'm working on my 2nd Devastator now and this is something I'm looking into.

    And yes, I am attempting to hollow out the head for the light up eyes as well. Any advice?

    Thank you again.
     
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    yourreflection Well-Known Member

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    yes it is the SSS head. The new one I got from Sculpt-Bot is the cartoon Dev head, he's got a visor so making that light up might be some work.

    I'll probably hold onto this SSS head for a different bash.
     
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    autobotx23 Banned

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    This is impressive for any bash, better yet a first bash/repaint. You should be proud, bro. :thumb 
     
  6. agentgro420

    agentgro420 Le potteux

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    dang...even the last bash i'll do won't be as good as your first bash...

    now, do some more bashes!! you really got what it takes!
     
  7. frenzyrumble

    frenzyrumble Banned

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    ....that random part was the back half of primus's torso
    where is the chest plate from? i like it.
     
  8. dsn1014

    dsn1014 41:75:74:6f:62:6f:74

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    thats talent
     
  9. yourreflection

    yourreflection Well-Known Member

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    I got the chest plate from a Devastator bust that I got on clearance from BBTS. I bought like five of them. I was hoping to use the head from the bust as well but it's too big so I'll go with the head I got from Sculpt-Bot.
     
  10. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    looks nice buddy.
     
  11. plowking

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

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    Very nice work :thumb 
     
  12. ErechOveraker

    ErechOveraker I'm with Plowking.

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    Looks good, I'm jealous of anyone who makes a Dev, especially since I am too afraid to attempt it. Yet.

    Although enjoy it while you can, because soon F_R's gonna be sending his team of lawyers after you for intellectual property theft - LOOKOUT!! :p 
     
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    Mirage775 Autobot

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    F_R, what part is that from exactly and do you have a pic of that piece alone?
     
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    yourreflection Well-Known Member

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    Mirage775 Autobot

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    Ramrider TF Art Lad

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    Fantastic work! Very nice build, and I like the more subtle colourscheme you've gone with. :thumb 
     
  18. Terrorcon_King

    Terrorcon_King Has Gone Transmetal

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    Looks Freekin GREAT!
    hmmm thoo the Mixer on Mixmaster, iv seen it b4!lol
     
  19. frenzyrumble

    frenzyrumble Banned

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    yeah, just noticed your choice for Mixmaster...those things were a pain in the ass trying to find on ebay. best bet was ebay.co.uk (UK's) and then pay out the ass for shipping.
     
  20. yourreflection

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    Hell yeah they were a pain in the ass!! I wasted so much money on ebay buying up trucks that just weren't the right scale. Finally scored at Target with some new Tonka trucks they've started carrying.

    Still couldn't find a flat nose truck front though so I had to go with Energon Barricade's
     

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