Heavy/Scratch: Pretender MetalHawk -Finshed

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  1. aprim

    aprim Well-Known Member

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    Pretenders were never my favorite part of the G1 timeline but its part of the history. Metalhawk was a Japanese elusive and lead the Autobot during the Masterforce series. I wanted to give him a Human type body cause lets face it, other then the heads the Pretenders look robotic in toy form.

    Well here he is..Thanks for checking him out and more Pretenders to come for sure.


    OK, New Heads..Fix double Chin :) 
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  2. Brunkion76

    Brunkion76 HE>i

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    Nice dude, and really the only way these could work nowadays!
     
  3. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    did not see this coming. WOW
     
  4. lordcryotek

    lordcryotek Well-Known Member

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    I love it, except for the chinstrap which makes him look like he's been eating daily at McDonald's. I'd try a different color for the strap.
     
  5. Autobotknight08

    Autobotknight08 Well-Known Member

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    very awesome. I am working on a project right now but afterward I would really like to try making a few of these. Love the core robot looks great in those colors.
     
  6. G60Force

    G60Force World Smallest Mini-Con

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    stunning!!!
     
  7. Erector

    Erector I ruined the Hall of Fame

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    That's stunning dude. Top marks!
     
  8. guard convoy

    guard convoy The Big Daddy

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    absolutely amazing

    though the face makes me laugh haha
     
  9. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    This is awesome. Your custom here is very inspiring to me, as I could see myself wanting to make this as well. GREAT work, bud :thumb 
     
  10. odeean

    odeean Infiltrator

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    That is great. I love the face. The idea of a custom pretender has been something I wanted for a long time now, the realism that your one has in its human component makes it stand out.
     
  11. knoted

    knoted Resistor Transistor

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    Fantastic work ! Great interpretation of this Pretender. The only thing which gives away, he's not a guy in a suit are the knee and elbow joints.

    I agree on the chinstrap comment ; a different color would be better.
     
  12. autobotx23

    autobotx23 Banned

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    INSANE!!!!This looks awesome, man. Great job!
     
  13. vert02

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    wow....makes my head turns towards the pretender series..

    *stucked with classics*
     
  14. Ramrider

    Ramrider TF Art Lad

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    This is an incredible piece of work. The 'shell' looks really cool (although the face is so realistic it almost looks like someone's cropped a photo to fit the helmet! :p ), and I agree with Knoted's comment; it's great how his joints are the only thing that give him away as not just being a guy in a suit. Also, yeah, might be an idea to alter the chinstrap; maybe go for a darker leather brown or something to pick it out more.

    Metalhawk himself works so well in backpack form, it's hard to see that he's anything else until he detaches and transforms - the first time I saw the rear view of the shell, I didn't even notice him there, that's how good it is.
    The Breacher head seems to fit the jet mould really nicely. I'm actually curious how you transferred it; the Energon jet head is not an easy one to remove, if memory serves; did you transfer a balljoint into place to put the Breacher head on, or fill the head and just pin it in place?
    I would suggest adding a little gold to the back, and a little blue to the chest, just to make the transition between the two colours in jet mode a bit less severe; as it is, the sudden change in colours draws attention to the split between the parts.
     
  15. warriorpriest

    warriorpriest Priest of Primus

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    WoW!!! that is all I can say buddy. It looks amazing!!!! Glad you showed me WIP pics of this along the way. :D 
     
  16. zfeakye

    zfeakye Starscreaming Slut

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    well done! the face looks really realistic...did you use one of those 12" figures faces?
    can the robot hide inside the "shell" dont seem like it but thought i'd ask....
     
  17. Ramrider

    Ramrider TF Art Lad

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    I believe I recall the face is from a WWE John Cena figure.
    And the robot doesn't go inside the shell; it forms the backpack - it's well-disguised, but you can see it if you look at the rear view pic of the shell.
     
  18. Zildjian

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    So awesome!! The face is especially good looking!!
     
  19. payton34

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    VERY nice, I love how it turned out! Is this the same size as your pretender Bludgeon?
     
  20. Red leader

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    Moooooooore!!!
     

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