Minor/Repaint: My Classics Ironhide (WIP)

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  1. Larkin Vain

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    Well with the Towline I just bought I began to repaint him as Ironhide. I'm still debating to repaint the head or find another head for him. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you.

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  2. fschuler

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    That looks great so far! G1 Ironhide is my favorite fig, and I've been wanting to do a Towline custom for a while now. If you can find another head for him that fits and already looks (more) like Ironhide, then go for it. Otherwise, you could probably get pretty close by shaving down and painting Towline's original head.
     
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    Looking good. Needs a yellow stripe on the side of the van, that's the only gripe I had with Botcon Ironhide.

    As for the head, I don't know anyone who would be more appropriate to replace it... Energon Rodimus comes close though if you can sand down the fins on his forehead.
     
  4. Larkin Vain

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    Thanks for the comments... i attempted yellow but it's too hard to paint... maybe one day I'll just make stickers for it.
     
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    Leave him the way he is, he's G1 accurate! :p 
     
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    :lol  Just needs a sticker on the back with a squashed face.
     
  7. Larkin Vain

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    Hahah funny... i decided to just go with a head repaint... maybe one day I can find a better head.
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    Very nice work.

    Gotta get my hands ona Towline and give Ironhide a go.

    Good stuff.
     
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    You know, I never get tired of seeing Towline repainted into Ironhide or Ratchet. The figure really lends itself well to it. On the one hand, he closely resembles the cartoon in bot mode, and on the other, the fact that he has the separate "base" section is a great callback to the original toy. I'm dying for a Classics Ironhide, but until then these repaints are the next best thing. Great job!!!
     
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    nooooooooooo use a different head that looks bugger all like ironhide now, at least if you use that one shave off his 'crown' and 'sideburns'
     
  11. Larkin Vain

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    Thanks. I have another energon Towline on its way and it will be my classics Ratchet.

    If anything, I wouldn't minde Hasbro releasing these as repaints for the Classics line but I'm afraid that would piss off too many people that went to BotCon 2005.
     
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    I so Have to Learn to Kitbash
     
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    The energon line was great for kitbashers IMO. I thought a lot of the figures would be awesome as G1 repaints/kitbashes. I may have to do this now..heh
     
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    Hey man, fantastic job! The paint apps are REALLY well done; they look nice and crisp and clean. I'm impressed! Good jorbs!
     
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    I'm glad to see my Towline went to something positive. Nice work.
     
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    Thanks... as you can tell I was really excited to get to work on this guy. I have another towline on its way so as soon as it comes in I'll be working on Ratch.
     
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    Nice job!
     
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    Looks good.
     
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    Very nice work. The only flaw (which you couldn't control) is the red windows. These make me regret passing on Towline now. If anyone has some, I'd like to buy two as well.

    I still say it's a crime that Hasbro couldn't release these in Classics thanks to those goddamned convention exclusives. This figure was begging for it. Bah. /end rant
     
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    Looks cool. I prefer it to the Botcon one.
     

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