Minor/Repaint: Operation Volcano: Impactor WIP

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  1. dsn1014

    dsn1014 41:75:74:6f:62:6f:74

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    Hello everyone, here's what I've got done so far with this guy.

    This project began as a lazy digibash.

    Credit to YR for inspiring this with his Roadbuster work.

    Eisen did a great job on Impactor recently, so I'm stealing a bit of colour direction from him, the rest from Nick Roche's recent comic book offering.

    Paint is on, have more to do, some highlights and such.

    The shoulder cannon has to be found and I need to find the right head, but if I can get the body done I'll be happy to leave those til last.

    And I wish the pictures were better, but I only have a camera phone to use today.
     

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  2. Tom_Servo

    Tom_Servo Well-read chick magnet

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    Impactor you say? You have my attention! Is there going to be a lot of lavender and yellow in this guy's future?
     
  3. dsn1014

    dsn1014 41:75:74:6f:62:6f:74

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    Thanks.

    I've thought about colours, he's pretty dark so far, I'm afraid of making him very bright. I might run a brighter colour along the edges to raise him a bit, I'm quite inexperienced at all this business, so learning as I go and don't really know what I'm talking about. I'm depending on my love of the Wreckers to drag me through.
     
  4. Sledgehammer

    Sledgehammer Digital art monkey

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    Excellent stuff, now all you need is a Macabre with a sniper rifle! :thumb 
     
  5. dsn1014

    dsn1014 41:75:74:6f:62:6f:74

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    That's a great idea. No idea what mold would suit though as what we've seen of him doesn't really hint at an alt mode.
     
  6. eisen

    eisen "CUT ME SOME SLACKS!"

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    looking good man, and right on Nick Roche's self-proclaimed Wreckers Awareness week to boot! :D 
     
  7. hippymule

    hippymule Duocon

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    his looks remind of that powercore combiner...hmm,oh well nice work.
     
  8. dsn1014

    dsn1014 41:75:74:6f:62:6f:74

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    yay! progress!

    finished up his paint last night and just put him back together

    still need to sort the blade, the cannon and the head, also thinking I might add some shading on the edges

    overall he's coming along swimmingly

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  9. eisen

    eisen "CUT ME SOME SLACKS!"

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    shading on this guy would rock dude! can't wait to see the altmode :) 
     
  10. dsn1014

    dsn1014 41:75:74:6f:62:6f:74

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    thanks again eisen

    I've to go back over the guy first to fill a couple of gaps. I'd love to shade him, but I'm afraid of ruining what I've got so far. But I'll try find a highlighting tutorial and see what I can do with it.

    In the meantime, here's the altmode, hadn't thought of taking a picture earlier. The shoulder cannon should sit on the left forearm in tank mode for a turret.

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  11. eisen

    eisen "CUT ME SOME SLACKS!"

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    nice! i love how the gold is almost hidden in that mode :) 
     
  12. primeone

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    beast wars depthcharge would make a good macabre similar body styles and on tf wiki it says that he has a batwing glyder alt mode it would take some rebuilding of his chest but it would work
     
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    great colours, looking forward to this, hope you get the head right :) 
     
  14. dsn1014

    dsn1014 41:75:74:6f:62:6f:74

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    Thanks man, trying to keep the colour different in both modes, but the cannon will add a bit more gold to the alt mode.

    Not a bad idea, looking at Depthcharge though, he seems a bit broad, but I see it definitley.

    Cheers, hope I do too.

    So I did a bit today, made the weapons and added a head, the cannon is held up by magnets.

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  15. Slimaximus

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    looking awesome man
     
  16. kjeevahh

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    nice! head is all wrong though.

    How about universe/classics ironhide, with the side lumps shaved off and crest extended slightly?

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  17. dsn1014

    dsn1014 41:75:74:6f:62:6f:74

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    Cheers man, I'm not 100% about the head, but the Ironhide head would be too small I imagine, if it would be big enough it'd be perfect. Hmm, maybe there's an oversized KO out there.

    There are a few options for the head, like Voyager Energon Megatron or there's a nice Alternator Ratchet head cast out there that would suit it. Sadly for this week I'm a bit skint, so I'll have to see what this one can do for me.

    edit, there is an oversized ko out there
    http://kotoys.com/kotoys.php?id=59&cat=Classics+%26+Classics+2.0&name=Ironhide+Oversized+Red+with+Flames
     
  18. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    i dig it
     
  19. dsn1014

    dsn1014 41:75:74:6f:62:6f:74

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    Last picture of the WIP,

    just the weathering left, have checked a load of tutorials, so I hope I can do it without ruining him.

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  20. Nemesis Predaking

    Nemesis Predaking Offical Enforcer WTF@TFW Veteran

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    Great to see your still at it , bud.
    I really like the gold & purple you used, they really pop.
    What are they ?
     

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