Minor/Repaint: My Classics Autobot Clones: Cloudraker and Fastlane

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  1. Massdestruction

    Massdestruction Instrument of Destruction

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    Here are My Classics Autobot Clones: Cloudraker and Fastlane. They are both made using Universe Brakedown.

    Fastlane is basically just a repaint with a few exceptions. His head was molded from an Energon Blackout and the spoiler is off of a Universe Downshift. The gun had the spring blade removed and the barrel was cut off of one of the guns from Energon Windrazor (the rest of the gun would be used for Cloudraker).

    Cloudraker has heavier modifications. The entire front of the dragster was removed as well as the back wheels. (Originally I was going to use him in this conditon as a base for a War Within Bumblebee, but when I saw him next to the unaltered Brakedown, I knew I had to make the clones instead). I attached the nosecone off of a Movie Air Raid mold that I was using for a kitbash of G1 Cylconus' buddy Armada. I used Mighty Putty to fill in the gaps between the nosecone and Brakedown's driver's seat and also used the putty to sculpt the robot shoulders. The wings were cut off of a KO G1 Skydive, cut into a rectangular shape and attached with a screw. His head was also molded from an Energon Blackout and the gun is what was left over from the Energon Windrazor gun that I cut for Fastlane.

    The red and tan paint were both custom mixed from Testors Enamel. The black is flat black and the silver and gold are just silver and gold.
     

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  2. Orion_Prime48

    Orion_Prime48 Super Sentai Purist

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    those are pretty freakin awesome man
     
  3. Terrorcon_King

    Terrorcon_King Has Gone Transmetal

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    That works surprisingly well!
    i would have never thought of using Cybertron Breakdown for them?!
    Awsome job!
    i like them ALOT!
     
  4. red00wolf

    red00wolf insatiable collector

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    clever.
     
  5. Maximus_Prime

    Maximus_Prime Graphicon

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    they look nice but Fastlane should say

    "Don't look at my shoulders!"

    :p 
     
  6. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    Clever as well. Nice.
     
  7. RodimusDawg

    RodimusDawg Well-Known Member

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    Very Impressive. :thumb  And all that modding into those little bots. Win.
     
  8. autobotx23

    autobotx23 Banned

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    Sweet!!!
     
  9. AutoCon2076

    AutoCon2076 Brightest can in toolshed

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    Those turned out really well. I like it.

    ~Z
     
  10. plowking

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

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    Top notch work on those mods...I really had to look at them to see what you did....way to make it look factory :thumb 
     
  11. Bigbot3030

    Bigbot3030 Well-Known Member

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    that kicks ass. Nuff said.
     
  12. TCracker

    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

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    Kick-ass!:thumb 
     
  13. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Cool! They look nice!
     
  14. Rhinox555

    Rhinox555 Insert clever joke here.

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    Best take on the Autobot clones so far.
     
  15. Massdestruction

    Massdestruction Instrument of Destruction

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    As I said, I had never planned this and it was just a freaky coincidence that I came up with the "plane-like" mode. And I was just going to use it for a WW style Bumblebee. So I can't really say that I ever thought about using Brakedown for them before that moment, I just happened to surprise myself with how well it worked.

    Yup, that was the only real downside of this mold. That's why I painted Cloudraker's shoulders black to slightly match. Takes away from the G1 color scheme, but a necessary evil. Plus he works out alot.

    Thanks, this is the first time I have posted in Radicons and not been told that the bash would be good if the paintjob was better. I've always had a great deal of trouble with the paintjob on my bashes looking crappy. I think for this bash I was able to better control the brush on details and minimize visual brush strokes. I'm still nowhere near the level I want to be, but this was the first paintjob that I have been somewhat happy with. Guess I'll just keep on practicing and hopefully improve more. So thanks again for the compliment.

    Well Thanks. But I personally like the clone bashes using Classics Mirage that a few people have done here. I would love to "copy" some of those, but I have an unwritten rule about not bashing the same character twice, so I am happy with mine as part of my Classics display.
     
  16. kalron

    kalron Technician/Sculptor

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    I really like this one. I really like how there is no sign of Breakdown in the ALT plane mode. Great Job!!!
     
  17. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    you are a mad man. i love it
     
  18. mattarmstrong

    mattarmstrong Well-Known Member

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    dang man those are great and those mods rock
     
  19. big hank

    big hank Resident Slacker-Basher

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    Inspired work my friend! I used Mirage for a more "real world" Classics look. But without a doubt, this invokes more of a G1 feel! Bravo!:thumbs2: 
     
  20. Omega Magnus

    Omega Magnus Gorillabot

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    These guys came out great. Looks like you put in quite a bit of work with your mods, very impressive how you were able to engineer two different and believable alt modes out of the same base.
     

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