Heavy/Scratch: Original Decepticon Roadblock

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  1. slackerforhire

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    When the stakes are at their highest, and the Decepticons absolutely need to stop the Autobots in their tracks, they can reluctantly call on Roadblock - a hulking menace who has dedicated his life to becoming the ultimate war machine.

    His success rate speaks for itself: 100% of missions assigned are completed successfully. Unfortunately for the Decepticons, Roadblock has been known to lay waste to parts of the 'Con army, just for getting in between him and his goal.

    Roadblock enters every fight, regarless of the scale, with his small armory:
    -"Havok": a triple-barreled minigun; loaded with corrosive rounds designed to weaken and slow his opponents
    -"Ruin": a double-barreled shotgun; used for knocking back opponets, or punching a hole through the weakened areas created by Havok
    -"Agony & Anguish": his twin blades; when the fight gets up close and personal, Roadblock will do everything he can to make his opponent suffer
    -"The Wall": his shield; it is just as capable of keeping Roadblock safe from an onslaught of attacks as it is of dealing serious melee damage


    Roadblock started after I saw FrenzyRumble's Soundwave from movie Ratchet. I loved the look of the Cybertron Jetfire head on Ratchet's bulky body. With those two things set, I just dove in with parts I had at my disposal. Here's a breakdown:

    Head: Cybertron Jetfire
    Body: Night Ops Ratchet
    Hands: part of a Shapeways kit from another project
    Shield: Cybertron Jetfire's wings
    Swords: Movie Payload's blades with handles added
    Sword Sheathes: Movie Payload
    Shotgun: Star Wars weapons, Ratchet's "axe", 1 gun from movie Topspin
    Minigun: Terminator Salvation guns (woohoo for TRU clearance)

    There is only one minor bit of partsforming: The H2 part of the undercarriage has to be flipped around in bot mode in order for the shield to attach to the back. The shotgun was an afterthought, so it doesn't have anywhere to go in alt mode. Otherwise, everything fits together nicely.

    I did notice that the pictures reveal a lot of things that I hadn't noticed before... namely the flat black paint I used for touch ups doesn't match the flat black spray paint I used initially, and that my paint looks a lot sloppier in the pictures than with the naked eye. Damn high quality cameras :) . Aside from that and some issues with paint rub, I am REALLY happy with how this turned out. He's easily my favorite custom, and I hope you all enjoy him!

    I'll be happy to answer any questions, and as always, I welcome comments and criticism.

    Now, enough with the gabbing, and on to some pictures!

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    Thanks for looking!
     

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  2. GingaMagnus

    GingaMagnus Civilized Enforcer

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    Looks more like soundblaster but nice job.
     
  3. CodeXCDM

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    Looks like a cross between Soundwave/blaster with a Nemesis Prime color scheme.

    That aside... he's pretty cool. Nice work.
     
  4. cnomis

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    nice mod~
     
  5. DJW107PRIME

    DJW107PRIME Autobot Hero TFW2005 Supporter

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  6. vidmouse

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    yeah, Soundblaster FTW
     
  7. slackerforhire

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    :lol  Ok, ok... between the head having a very Soundwave-esque vibe, and the body being used for both a Soundwave and a Soundblaster (both fanatastic customs by FR and jicco, respectively), and the eerily similar paint choices between jicco's Soundblaster and mine (a crazy coincidence)... feel free to call this guy Soundblaster. It wasn't my intention, but I can't deny the similarities. The name isn't that important, anyway... I just wanted a big, single-bot bruiser for my Decepticons, and had some ideas for weapons that I wanted to create. This was more of a challenge for myself to figure out how to include multiple methods of holding everything in each mode (which I still failed, due to the last-minute addition of another gun), while not sacrificing any posability. I've seen it done to perfection so many times on the boards, that I figured it was time for me to give it a shot.

    As for the Nemesis Prime color scheme... I just like that combination of colors. Initially, it was just going to have white accents, but I wanted something that popped a bit more. I was in a thread, saw deliciouspeter's Animated Arcee repaint avatar, and said "screw it - I'm using turquoise!"

    Anyway, thank you all for the checking it out and commenting - I really appreciate it :) 
     
  8. Lazerwave

    Lazerwave My Most Prized Treasure

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    Lovin it!
     
  9. JinSaotome

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    Freaking awesome with the shield and weapons under it. Nice nemesis-like-detailing too. Hey, snag a can of Tamiya Semigloss spray Lacquer next time if you want to easily paint something all black and smoothly. I've started using that stuff and its stepped my game up considerably. It's just $6 a can but well worth it!
     

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