Minor/Repaint: poor man Nightbeat

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  1. Ricky_Stream

    Ricky_Stream Well-Known Member

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    Since i couldn't afford the TF club one, i made my own. what do you boys and girls think?


    his buddy Hardhead also wanted to be part of the shoot so....
     

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  2. DJCHARTERS

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    i love the head, did you make it yourself or is it from another transformers?
     
  3. Terrorcon_King

    Terrorcon_King Has Gone Transmetal

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    i think it fits the bill when it comes to Nightbeat, i was having that same idea lol
    i mean like the TFClub one is amazing, but i cant aford it lol
    what kind of paint did you us for him?
     
  4. Ricky_Stream

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    i kinda of casted g2 rotor storm head and sculpted the details
     
  5. Ricky_Stream

    Ricky_Stream Well-Known Member

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    spray paint basically
     
  6. Detour

    Detour TFWiki.net, use it!

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    He needs more yellow. Nightbeat had quite a bit of yellow on him.

    Kudos on not having entirely yellow arms on yours, though. That's one problem with Club Nightbeat.
     
  7. Methos

    Methos ...Hail Megatron

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    Nice work,really fits the mold.
     
  8. autobotx23

    autobotx23 Banned

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    That is a great head. the rest of the paint job is good, but that head really sets him apart. I would try to squeeze some more yellow in there.
     
  9. Ramrider

    Ramrider TF Art Lad

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    I agree about the yellow. I think you should have some on the chest, since that's where it should be most prominent.

    Even so, though, it's a fantastic fig, and I think it's actually better than the Club version.

    Hardhead looks really cool too. Is he one of thiose KO Reverse Convoys?
     
  10. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    It might be me, but the face looks a little bit rough, but all and all this is so damn cool. So good work on it.
     
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    great job i can so dig it.
     
  12. mattarmstrong

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    maybe a little more yellow but otherwise a king bash man pure win
     
  13. Ricky_Stream

    Ricky_Stream Well-Known Member

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    thanks for the kind words, as for the yellow, i actually used only gold on him, and i can't think of any place to use more gold.
    Suggestions?
     
  14. Lucs

    Lucs This Guy!

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    I just think this is great. Better than the funpub version. Too bad the mold just sucks too much for me to try it. I just got Hot shot last night actually and after transforming I realized he sucked more than I imagined
     
  15. SMOG

    SMOG Vocab-champion ArgueTitan

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    This is a great little custom! I think it looks much better than the official one!

    The head is perfect. Who knew that G2 Rotorstorm had such a useful headsculpt? :) 

    zmog
     
  16. Ricky_Stream

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    thanks guys :) 
     
  17. Ramrider

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    As I said, some yellow/gold on the chest would help push the homage, as the chest plate on G1 Nightbeat (which covered the Tech Specs meter) was also yellow.

    http://www.tfu.info/1988/Autobot/Nightbeat/nightbeat.htm

    Maybe the thighs as well, but the hinged sections may make that difficult.
     
  18. Detour

    Detour TFWiki.net, use it!

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    Don't forget the running boards! They have to be yellow too!
     
  19. MrMurder

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    this is fantastic looking. really dig it.
    is that the energon hotshot mold (the good one)?

    edit: nvm. i read a little and my question was answered :dunce 
     
  20. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    This is some slick work! I think if you take Ramrider's and Detour's suggestions, it will even push the win further. Great work! :thumb 
     

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