Heavy/Scratch: Pretender Groundbreaker -Finished

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  1. aprim

    aprim Well-Known Member

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    Hey Guys, finally finished another custom. This is another Pretender, Groundbreaker.
    This guy was originally suppose to be used for Octopunch's body before I decided it was too robotic for him.

    Anyway, Groundbreaker is one of the coolest Autobot Pretenders, even though he didn't get much time in the comics and was never in any G1 toon, i always remember the cool Lion on the chest.

    I gave him the BIG feet because Groundbreaker should have massive feet.
    Other then that I tried to make him just like the G1 Figure. Hated painting this guy, the smaller car was a real pain.

    Anyway hope you guys like him, heres the pics.

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    some better light shots of him getting dullcoated.

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  2. kdog

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    man your pretenders look awesome. always want to give those bricks some more movement. seeing yours make me want to go a head with some of my plans!
     
  3. wheeljack2010

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    Man that's cool! I'm not very familiar with the Pretenders line, but this rocks man!
     
  4. Gryph

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    Yes! That's awesome! Groundbreaker was the one regular Pretender I ever got. The only other one being Jazz.
     
  5. jazz1914

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    very nice! very! :) 
     
  6. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    I really love how you're making these where the robot integrates as a backpack of sorts. Groundbreaker was my only Autobot Pretender growing up as well. :D 

    I hope you end up making all of the G1 Pretenders! :) 
     
  7. encline

    encline customizer of love TFW2005 Supporter

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    great job on this bro!!!
     
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    I wanna see em all together or fighting!
     
  9. cheetor71

    cheetor71 Autobot

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    Looks great from what I could see. The pictures look a little dark though.
     
  10. [Wing_Saber-X]

    [Wing_Saber-X] BATTLE GAIA!

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    Dayum. top notch work once again, Aprim. Your awesome redering of Pretender Grounbreaker makes want to hunt down the original!
     
  11. nemisispringer

    nemisispringer Well-Known Member

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    Brute shot, Dom shoes and Leadfoot as the inner bot so much badass its dam near perfect
     
  12. KINGBOTZ

    KINGBOTZ www.KINGBOTZ.com TFW2005 Supporter

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    This looks killer man! The Brute Shot is a nice touch too, awesome work here
     
  13. Deonasis

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    Very nice. THe Pretender reminds me of a Cyberstomper.
     
  14. Ramrider

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    Beautiful work as always. I have to ask; exactly why did the shell have to have big feet? I'm not knocking it, it looks really cool, but I've never seen anything to with GB regarding big feet or stamping abilities or anything. Of course we never got him over here, anyway... :( 

    Love the Skystalker head and hands, too; they work really well on the Leadfoot mould. Out of curiosity, did the head transfer easily? I've noticed that's one that has a flat-head pin, and is generally pretty tight on my fig.
    And did you have to do anything to the exhausts to improve the arm articulation when they're positioned like that? I find they get in the way somewhat, and you can't really move the elbows much.
     
  15. Baccala1976

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    Real awesome dude, once again you amaze me
     
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    That is really really nice. The inner robot is a little flat, but that's what the original looked like.

    Now do Stranglehold. :D 
     
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    As always, your Pretenders continue to amaze.
     
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    Love it! Great work!
     
  19. aprim

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    Thanks for checking it out!

    He just stood out to me too..Its the damn Lion

    thanks

    Do it! and thanks

    Well theres a few on the bench now, also doing some more non-pretenders with Encline so you will see more.


    Get your air brush ready! ZONE!

    Me too, I have to ask the guy who's owns them now for a pic.

    Yea I know, one of my lights went out too. I suck at taking the pics. Time for a new camara. I put some pics up of him getting a dull coat in good light.

    Thanks bro!

    Yea the name groundbreaker just made me want to keep the HUGE feet..Leadfoot is a waste of money unless you mod him.

    Yea, thanks King, Brute shot has been waiting in the backround to go with someone.

    Thanks

    There's not a lot of info on this guy, we never learn why his name is groundbreaker other then he was a solider. I just went with my imagination, the character isn’t well developed with no cartoon and no real presence in the comic so I took some liberties.
    As far as the heads on these figs, you can just pull’em off, or at least that’s what I did. The exhausts do get in the way, but if you lift them a little you can easily move the elbows up a little more.


    Thxs Chewy, no Botcon for us this year..:( 

    Yea I had a hard time with the inner bot, the orginal Fig itself is colored different then the boxart. I wish I wen the boxart way, it was lighter but still he's bland.

    Thanks D!

    Thanks!
     
  20. CastIronMan

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    Your work is always fantastic, but this is just totally epic.
     

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