Minor/Repaint: Name that Con

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  1. mugen_prime

    mugen_prime Well-Known Member

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    I never liked Alternators Ricochet, I thought the flames looked pretty dumb. I was looking at his box one day and got an idea. I realised his basic color scheme would make for a good Prowl (The way he SHOULD have been). So I bought him, got him home and removed the flames. Then I LOVED the way he looked, so I had to buy another one for my Prowl bash. I was looking at him and realised he looked like a Decepticon, so I did a little more work to him, but now I'm stuck and need your expertise. What should I call him? I looked through tfu quite a bit but couldn't find anyone who quite matched. I want to keep his head the way it is. Depending on what decepticon he ends up being will determine what else I do to him. So here's some pics of what he looks like right now. Your help is appretiated!
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    Umm...Nemesis Ricochet? I can't think of a good name for it. Maybe Shadowstrike?
     
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    I'd call him Tony Montana in homage to the classic Scarface character's nose after inhaling about a pound of cocaine.
     
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    Hey man, your idea is really cool. I'm pretty anxious to see where this leads to. Keep working with it and you'll definately come up with something cool as a result (so far so good!!

    I also thought that a black Impreza would look cool as a 'con.

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    . . . btw, I LOVE your customs work area! That looks like SO much fun!!!
     
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    My Ricochet is standing in with the cons in my collection. I didn't do any modifying though. His head looks very Thunderwing-ish to me, so that's who he is on my shelf.
     
  7. mugen_prime

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    That's a pretty cool Skywarp superquad!! Insane Galvatron might be on to something. The head does sort of have bit of a Thunderwing-ish look. For that I'd have to add some purple and maybe a little green..... hmmm.... Thanks for the input guys! Keep the suggestions comming!
     
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    Maybe Nemesis Prowl?
     
  9. Golden Age

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    What about Runabout?
     
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    What about "Nightracer?":

    http://www.tfu.info/1995/Decepticon/Nightracer/nightracer.htm

    I've never heard of him before, but he seems to kinda fit your guy there. The light yellow and black feels kind of similar to the gold/white/black on yours, and the head shape isn't too far off either (though of course yours doesn't have a faceplate).

    Might I also suggest getting some gold-backed Decepticon symbols from Reprolabels to slap on somewhere? I bet the gold and purple would look pretty nice on there.

    Another little thing that might tie in the "Nightracer" name is the fact that TFU lists him as a "gunner." Which is also what Silverstreak is usually called.... and of course Ricochet is just the re-colored Silverstreak mold. Okay, maybe that's stretching it a bit. :) 

    EDIT: Okay, sorry to edit, but I think I found an even closer match... some fellow named "Jaruga":

    http://www.tfu.info/1989/Destron/Jaruga/jaruga.htm

    He's got a lot of similar features.... black car mode, white head and trim, gold face. Only problem is that his name is a little, well, silly. I think they got it by just mixing up the letters of "jaguar." Anyhow, for what it's worth, I hope that helps!
     
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    I thought about Runabout, but the head doesn't really fit. I'd prefer it to be based on a G1 or possibly G2 Decepticon. Maybe I'll keep searching through TFU.
     
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    Nightracer is a she.
     
  14. thunderbat16

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    why not just make him a custom decepticon and give him an original name like nightcharger or something
     
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    Originality rocks ;) 
     
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    Yeah, if I can't find a G1/G2 Decepticon that suits him, I'll come up with a new name. Thanks for all the input guys! Any suggestions on whether I should add any other colors to him? Leave him as is? I will be putting a reprolabels Decepticon badge on his left shoulder. I'm also going to fill in the holes where the spoiler used to be and paint all the (car) body panels a nice glossy black with a clear coat. I'm also going to be putting different wheels on him once I get ahold of a soldering iron. I'm open to any other suggestions you guys might have.
     
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    Ahh. Okay, so that might not work :)  Sorry, I guess I didn't read the bio carefully enough.
     
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    You know, I keep looking at those pics, and I keep thinking one thing. With just a little bit of yellow on the robot parts, and some yellow or blue stripes in vehicle mode, and Ricochet would make a decent Armada Wheeljack/Micron Rampage (barring the different style car hood chest).

    But I also vote for some originality (seeing as how someone else made a Wheeljack/Rampage from Alt Prowl). Unfortunately, I can't think of a good color to add. I keep going back to the Wheeljack scheme.
     
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    First thing I thought of was Armada Wheeljack, too.
     
  20. convoyprime

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    roguewise would be cool even better if you did over all the wite in black
     

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