Minor/Repaint: My latest WiP - Flame (City of Fear)

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  1. Hooper_X

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    So yeah, I've kind of got the bug again. This one is loosely inspired by Jin's Warpath, at least as far as stealing the legs from Movie Dreadwing to use as arms is involved, although I've been meaning to use the Classics Megatron mold for a month of sundays, just not necessarily for the guy I've decided to do here.

    The fists (and the tip of the tank barrel!) are from Robot Heroes Megatron - I figure the hands give a nice expressive gesture, and since to the best of my knowledge this guy has never been shown using a hand-held weapon, I can get away, in my mind, without using traditional peg-hole hands.

    Anyway, take a guess as to who I'm gunning for here - you might be surprised, as it's kind of an unknown dude, but one who is very very cool.

    ETA: Detour got it, it's Flame, from the Marvel UK comics. This guy was crazy-go-nuts awesome, and I'm half tempted to chop up a Robot Heroes Starscream so he can have TWO crazy gesturing hands...
     

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    I'm gonna say either bludgeon or Reverse Convoy.
     
  3. Hooper_X

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    Nope. Reverse Convoy actually would be kind of a fun idea, though! (I'm holding out hope that Hasbro will actually do Bludgeon - they said he's on the Short List...)
     
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    Impactor from the Wreckers?
     
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    Impactor - Nope, but *very* close. (I actually was thinking of using Armada Red Alert as Impactor, honestly)

    Guzzle - Not quite, but again, *very* close... in a sense.

    Heh heh.

    (He's an Autobot.)
     
  7. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    It's sure as hell it may not be Warpath, but..at this moment I'm drawing a blank.
     
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    Orion_Prime48 Super Sentai Purist

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    I say its Warpath
     
  9. Hooper_X

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    Nope, not Warpath!

    The closest guess, conceptually, was probably Impactor, if that helps.

    (also, as a potentially useless clue - as far as I know, nobody has EVER done a custom of this character before.)
     
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    Detour TFWiki.net, use it!

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    Flame?
     
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    defstar Autobot...

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    I guess slammer...:) 

    Great idea with the RH fists...:thumbs2: 
     
  12. Rhinox555

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    Hardspark?
     
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    We have a winner!

    It's Flame, Autobot genius, lunatic, and master of an army of creepy corpses!

    Originally, he was GOING to be Gutcruncher, but I want a bigger and meaner mold for him. Flame should be kind of a twerp - a dangerous twerp, but a twerp nonetheless. I've clearly taken some liberties with the character design, but I think that's in keeping with the general Universe/Classics aesthetic - it's an updated and less... uh... 80s... look for him. He'll still be bright red, yellow, and orange, though!
     
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    http://www.custommasters.com/Impactor.htm
     
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    very cool. cant wait to see him done.
     
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    big hank Resident Slacker-Basher

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    Now that IS an arcane character!! I've never heard of him, is from the UK comic? I'm not too familiar with all the European characters!!
     
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    I remember reading about this guy on the Obscure Transformers website. He looked like a cool design, cool to see someone doing a custom of him.

    The arms look a bit long though.
     
  19. Hooper_X

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    If you've never heard of Flame, you're actually in luck - IDW is reprinting the UK story he appeared in really really soon. It's the one where Ultra Magnus, the Sparkabots, and the Wreckers end up in a city full of zombie Transformers and Flame is there and he's totally batshit. It's good stuff.
     
  20. Rhinox555

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    If Ultra Magnus is in it, i have to read it.
     

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