Minor/Repaint: non-movie Blackout

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by TM2 Dinobot, Jun 19, 2007.

  1. TM2 Dinobot

    TM2 Dinobot i CrEePy YoU oUt!!!

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    Dear God above, I HATE this movie. There is NOTHING good that can come of it. Actually, I mean the movie movie toys. The others (Robot Heroes, Target Energon repaints, ect. Those are awesome) are just awesome. But the movie toys aren't worthy to be scrap.

    ...Or are they? I got movie Blackout, thinking he'd be awesome. He wasn't. He was out of the box all of 10 mins before he went under the knife. I'd already planned to put a Snow Cat head on him, and maybe change out his hands and feet. As it was, I yanked out the entire arm assembly and replaced it with Evac (a scrapped BW Silverbolt project. Don't use spray paints!) Hollowed out the chest and put in Snow Cat's head, the replaced the feet with Lazer Prime's.

    I started painting and went with an urban cammo, but I didn't like the way that looked. So I figured with a name like Blackout, what other color could he be? Fortunately (Thank You, God!) the plastic wasn't vynal based, so it stood up to enamel high gloss black paint. I used teal and Silver as the other colors. Some said he looks like Nemesis Prime or so, but I'm not seeing it so much. I might have tried some other colors, but this is the first thing that jumped at me.

    Apparently most have hated this so far, so it brings me great pleasure to present to you, G1-ish, un-movie Blackout!

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  2. y2jversion1

    y2jversion1 Rent this space today!

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    Got any pics that are in focus?

    Hard to appreciate it when it's all blurry...appears to be cool though..
     
  3. SlayerDarkCross

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    I am a strong supporter of the movie but I will keep my opinions to myself with that.

    Anyways that looks pretty cool but I think you lost quite a bit of detail by making it all black. Realism is thrown out here as MH-53's only come in green, tan, and grey. The bits of highlights with the teal on there make me think that this mold could actually make a nice Nemesis Prime.

    Nice concept in general though
     
  4. Drake

    Drake Smooth Is Smooth Baby

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    If you think all the movie toys suck you don't own Leader Class Prime yet. I think Blackout is pretty awsome though.
     
  5. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    WHat is this newbots name and do you want me to write you up a bio
     
  6. TM2 Dinobot

    TM2 Dinobot i CrEePy YoU oUt!!!

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    Thanks guys, I apreciate the comments.

    I have an older camera, and it's been run through the ringer a few times. Thats why the pics are a little blurry.

    Rumble, thanks but I'm good. He's still Blackout.

    Drake, my friend got him. I still think he's a piece of crap.

    Everyone else, thanks again!

    BTW, the blades still spin is any one's interested.
     
  7. NGW

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    Eh....the black looks nice.
     
  8. MegaMoonMan

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    Most people hate Blackout? That's news to me.

    In fact, I don't think that's true at all.
     
  9. NGW

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    Yeah, I also thought most people liked him.

    As far as his figure goes, my only real complaints have to do with his size, his broken automorph, and his transformation.
     
  10. Samana Rombuca

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    Well that about sums up every reason to dislike a figure, especially a transformer. But that's hearsay. As far as the custom, it's as good as can be, minus the head. I just don't dig it.
     
  11. Gnaw

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    I think the head is kind of fitting, for he is now an Underwater Helicopter! But seriously though, I like this custom. pretty cool. I am also a fan of movie Blackout, hotdogs and Eva Longoria.
     
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    No, most people probably hate his custom.

    I mean, I don't hate it, I just prefer regular Blackout over it.
     
  13. mobil1

    mobil1 I bent my wookie.

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    I love the movie designs but enough of that.

    He looks like a robotic Darkwing Duck.

    Cool idea!
     
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    I could not agree more.
    That looks better to me, most of all he has hands now!!! Still he suffers from being a movie toy.
     
  15. Feralstorm

    Feralstorm I ship Nick & Judy TFW2005 Supporter

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    Neat idea on the custom work there. I probably would've done a thing or two differently (if I did heavy-duty kitbashing, that is), but I'm not you.

    From what I see, Blackout's toy is not really all that "Movie-specific" in relative terms. Swap out the dried prune head, and change the hands for ones with five fingers, and the toy wouldn't look particularly out of place among the A-E-C trilogy stuff. That's something which can be said for several movie toys, actually, though maybe not the actually character designs they are based upon.
     
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    I think that head is a fairly good example of how the movie heads aren't that bad :p 

    It's ... interesting. Inventive, with the arm and foot swapping. The black is quite ... gloopy. But it's inventive.
     
  17. Ravenxl7

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    Same here.
     
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    Doesn't look to bad. My only crit would be that the Evac arms are too bulky, and the head doesn't really fit because it looks more like an underwater breather, but otherwise, that's a cool idea.
     
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    needs to look more like this,
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    blackout is actually my favorite, especially the way theyve made him use his blades on the game photage, the problem i find w/ the original toy is his TINY and funky looking head :( 

    for a custom a dark flat or even satin gray or tan would be awesome
     
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    I don't get it.....
     

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