Heavy/Scratch: My inkshake brings all the bots to the yard (TFA Scylla)

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  1. tabtiurf

    tabtiurf Chimeracon

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    EDIT: added comparison photo & groupshot. Description of changes on page 4!

    Hello! I like fembots. I set about to collect them all! Except I didn't want more than one version of any given character. Or any given mold. Or any expensive rarities. Or repaints of dudes.

    So I figured I'd customize some to fill in the gaps created by my own arbitrary rules and general cheapness.

    So what we have here is Beast Wars 2 Scylla from an Animated Blackarachnia, LEGO tentacles, styrene & apoxiesculpt.

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    I made her new altmode more of a straight-up squid-monster than a squid-monster with legs. After all, if she needs legs, she's get them in her robot mode. Also worth noting; she knows how to use them.

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    Originally, I just thought this project would boil down to spray-painting Blackarachnia and gluing tentacles on, but ending up modifying almost every part of her body. Pretty much every part but the inside of her legs is modified somehow. Perhaps if people are interested I'll show a comparison shot with the original BA and run down the changes.


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    I had to build up the back of her legs to create a uniform head/tail for the squid and then sculpt in continuations of the panel lines from the outside of her legs. All of which looked a lot smoother before some idiot put shiny metallic paint all over it.

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    Oh no, Seaspray! Look out! She must think you're Scuba! (It's probably the mask and flippers.)

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    Pro-tip; if you ever plan a custom which involves painting rubbery tentacles... don't do it. Throw it out the window and think of a new project.

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    This is my first ever headscupt. I cut away most of BA's mask, shaved off her black widow symbol, and apoxied her up a new helmet in that classic Scramble City squarehead style, which also covers up her surplus eyes. It's not brilliant in the harsh glare of close-up, but I'm reasonably pleased. Heck, I only got a dremel 2 weeks ago.

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    I'm not really super happy with how she came out to be honest. For one thing, the metallic paint is a bit uneven, the sculpted parts are less smooth than I'd have liked, and the paint on the rubbery parts keeps flaking at the joint. I dunno, maybe I'm just being picky. But either way, I think I'm done with her for now. Enjoy!

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  2. KINGBOTZ

    KINGBOTZ www.KINGBOTZ.com TFW2005 Supporter

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    Fascinating!
     
  3. deliciouspeter

    deliciouspeter Back in Black TFW2005 Supporter

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    Awesome.
     
  4. autobotx23

    autobotx23 Banned

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    Even though the paint looks a little thick at places, DUDE, this is sweet! Great job with the color scheme, and it REALLY looks like a squid!

    Great job, man. :thumb 
     
  5. Anacrucis

    Anacrucis No True Scotsfan

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    Dude.
     
  6. Kraken

    Kraken Is a vegiesaurus, Lex. Veteran

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    Dude, if you're not happy with her, feel free to send her my way, 'cos I think she's awesome :D  especially love the big pink lips.

    Seriously, fantastic in both modes, don't worry about thick or flaky paint, the whole effect is brilliant.
     
  7. tabtiurf

    tabtiurf Chimeracon

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    No, Dudette! :D  Her OLD toy looked like a dude:

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    Thanks! Yeah, the paint got a little thick. All the metallic stuff is brushed on using testors acryl and I needed like 5 coats to get even coverage. The stuff is really translucent. Might have been better off with a grey primer. I think in future if I do metallics I will pop for spraypaint! Lesson learned! :D 
     
  8. Mr. Sparklebot

    Mr. Sparklebot 'Til All Are Juan

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    This is just plain awesome!
     
  9. gericault

    gericault Well-Known Member

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    A SQUID! Gotta love a big friggin squid...that turns into a robot with t!ts!
    Seriously, just love this custom, and love the pic of her taking advantage of Seaspray...poor guy doesn't stand a chance...
     
  10. G60Force

    G60Force World Smallest Mini-Con

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    wow..... sick skillz... and most important creativity!!! dudette ;) 
     
  11. beigoma

    beigoma Autobot TFW2005 Supporter

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    Yet another fine Animated creation. Excellent work! That squid mode looks super sweet.
     
  12. KnightHawkke

    KnightHawkke A Man, Who Does Not Exist. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Very very nice, something new and different! I love it and you win the day!
     
  13. turboedguy

    turboedguy minibotologist

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    Great job, the alt mode is fantastic!
     
  14. rodimusblack

    rodimusblack Well-Known Member

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    thats really creative. i like it.
     
  15. D-Unit

    D-Unit #1 Heel

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    Awesome man! Very creative! No one would have thought of that.
     
  16. Nemesis Predaking

    Nemesis Predaking Offical Enforcer WTF@TFW Veteran

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    Really well done & bonus points for using a God Neptune member. :thumbs2: 
     
  17. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    that is just well. Amazing.
     
  18. wwoptimusprime

    wwoptimusprime Till all are one

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    Really creative. Love the look. Wish I had this in my collection.
     
  19. tobuttica

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    I am surprised and amazed by this figure. Thanks for creating something awesome!!
     
  20. Spinner

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    Very, VERY, nice work.
    Really creative.
    An obvious improvement over her original toy.
     

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