Minor/Repaint: Pretender Diver

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  1. TCracker

    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

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    Another attempt using the Cyclonus mold. But this time it did not turn out as I wanted him to be. So I am still looking for a suitable head. ~Sigh....

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  2. roadblaster

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    I used to have Waverider...and you've got him spot on!
    You've got the pretender inner robot's 'just fold him in half and stick his arms out' transformation done perfectly.
    I hope that doesn't come across as offensive, it wasn't meant that way!
     
  3. Erector

    Erector I ruined the Hall of Fame

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    Cyclonus probably works well for all the Autobot pretenders, since they didn't really have any discernable alt mode and he's pretty flexible :lol 

    This is really nice dude. Good job! :D 
     
  4. TCracker

    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

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    No offense at all! :D  :D  This is kinda like a homage to the original toy, being not much but at least something :lol 

    Thanks, bro. But I am still unsatisfied with the head, any suggestions?
     
  5. dsn1014

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    I really like this, good eye man.
     
  6. eisen

    eisen "CUT ME SOME SLACKS!"

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    how about modding cybertron crosswise/ TFTM jolt's head?
     
  7. deathsheadx

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    tcracker, what is up with the exposed hands in vehicle mode? that's the second time using the cyclonus mode they're not folded away. is it a stylistic, or technical choice?
     
  8. wylungz

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    cyclonus!!!!
     
  9. mampy

    mampy Movie-Accurate Mampy

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    This is looking very nice. :) 
     
  10. TCracker

    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

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    If it satisfies your curiosity, the original G1 toys did not have its arms folded in any way. I am just paying the homage, that is all. If you want to see the arms folded in, let me know and I will take pics of it. :D  :D  :D 
     
  11. jcartwork

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    Hey the head look perfectly good in that mold ;) 
     
  12. roadblaster

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    If my memory serves me correctly, and it usually doesn't, Waveriders inner bot had a gold face and/or visor. maybe if you kept this head, but with a gold face, and keep the canopy and legs silver the head will 'pop' more.
     
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    DUDE I love the head I think it looks awesome!
     
  14. Hooper_X

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    I'd almost prefer you take some more liberties with the design. The awkward altmodes of the Pretenders were a flaw, not a feature. A little more "this is a vehicle" and a little less "dude i got so drunk that I passed out while trying to do yoga."

    Love the head, though.
     
  15. TCracker

    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

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    Ha! ha! :lol  Thanks. Like I said in my earlier post, the alt mods are meant as homages to the dinky toys. I just chose to go that direction. :D 

    Anyways, 2 more to go, Lander and Phoenix....and yes, they will be using Cyclonus molds.

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  16. eisen

    eisen "CUT ME SOME SLACKS!"

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    you've been on the Japanese TF fix lately man, anything MASTERful planned? *wink*wink*nudge*
     
  17. destrongerlupus

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    HMMM Maybe you could fit a G1 Diver (or waverider) head on there, it's a GREAT sculpt, and they're pretty cheap if you buy 'em stripped.

    Off hand, I'm not sure if the size would work though.
     
  18. Satomiblood

    Satomiblood Prototype Black

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    I know I gave you a hard time over Metalhawk's alt mode, but this one totally works. Looks like the Cyclonus mold makes a great base for Pretenders. I also think a modified Classics Mirage will work for the minimal bot mode and articulation. Something you might want to consider.
     
  19. TCracker

    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

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    Nope, no hard time at all. Constructive critisicms are always welcomed. :D 
    Abt the Mirage mold, that was my initial plan to use Mirage as a base of my pretenders, but since they are so hard to find here, I have to settle for this. Thanks for your suggestion and support :D  :thumb 
     
  20. Satomiblood

    Satomiblood Prototype Black

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    I had this idea of making Landmine/Lander out of a modified Mirage. You can also pick up a G1 Landmine (inner bot) for cheap if you're looking for some parts to add on.
     

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