Heavy/Scratch: Project DOTM Leader Class Ironhide by Zebu (WIP)

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  1. godzebu

    godzebu Well-Known Member

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    Project DOTM Leader Class Ironhide by Zebu

    Project COMPLETE!!!
    Set back, relax, and enjoy the photos (These photos are not altered in anyway to in attempt to capture the true nature of figure).

    Check out this video for some of the features:
    Custom Leader Class Ironhide New Features and more

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    Thank you all for your support and kind words.

    This beast will be on sale soon :) 

    Zebu
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    Due to ridiculous amount of pictures on this WIP, I've divided updates to different pages.
    My intent is to have the latest update on the original post and provide link to previous updates.

    Link to each MOD update will be listed below:

    1. Intro and Update 0: Hands = On page 6 (original post).
    2. Update 1: Arm kibble MOD= On page 5
    3. Update 2: Leg MOD = On page 5
    4. Update 3: Weapons = On page 6 (I will move it to different page later to decrease the loading time on page 6)
    5. Update 5: Paiting and eye LED MOD = On page 7.
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    Howdy,

    I finally got some time to work on DOTM Leader Class Ironhide. I wanted to share some WIP and get some constructive criticisms so feel free to comment.

    DOTM Leader Ironhide is a great figure and also my favorate character in the movie series. However, there are somethings that I absoutely abhor about the leader figure. They are:

    1. Hands: Too small for me. The CGI's of Ironhide has these gaintic gorilla hands and the leader figure came with this molded block of mess. YUCK!
    2. Arm kibbles: There are custom works and WIP floating around on this forum so I will do that later.
    3. Knees: Limited mobility.
    4. Mech Tech Weapons: Puny...too small... almost cute.
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    With that said, the obvious first fix was the hands. You can start the WIP for his my hands upgrade on page 6.
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    Thanks for reading this ridiculously long post. Much love to fellow radicons and thumbs up to ya'll.

    -Zebu-
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  2. ThinkTank Customs

    ThinkTank Customs TFW2005-Citizen

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    imperessive! so my and zildjans suggestion of NON replacable hands is wrong! so whem FB83 get his hands on this guy it's more than possible to get a hand-kit for IH too!

    thanks mate for sharing this awesome mod incl tutorial! i love the ceneries you did, i love all your work! you've a new fan! :drool: 
     
  3. BLK-OUT 4500X

    BLK-OUT 4500X Well-Known Member

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    Great job man , looks way better now .
     
  4. Alloy Alchemist

    Alloy Alchemist Decepticon sympathizer

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    i think they look great and in scale.
     
  5. Megatron31

    Megatron31 I Belong to Nobody! TFW2005 Supporter

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    I wonder how these would fit my devastator I'm building.

    But this is a fantastic mod and you did great work
     
  6. cnomis

    cnomis Well-Known Member

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    WOW~finally, he gets something on his own size
     
  7. UltraMagnus2008

    UltraMagnus2008 Autobot

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    Feels good to be vindicated, cause " I dont know what im talking about" *cough* "Z" , lol I've got the same hands on mine :) 

    Great job,and thats really cool of you posting it as a tutorial as well.
     
  8. Algernon

    Algernon Radicon Acolyte

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    Absolutely love it. I'll think about doing this when I get to work on my Ironhide. :) 
     
  9. MaverickPrime

    MaverickPrime Mechanical Engineer-to be

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    Amazing!
    Hahaha, Ironically, I can't see the "Ironhide says peace" image :p 
     
  10. ThinkTank Customs

    ThinkTank Customs TFW2005-Citizen

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    What? I Never Said this to anyone! Zildjan and frenzy_rumble Said that to me, Yes, but Not otherwise!
     
  11. UltraMagnus2008

    UltraMagnus2008 Autobot

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    Im in agreement with you,wasnt directed at you at all. You and me both proved the concept to ourselves, and with this guys mod it solidifies our " theory"
     
  12. Robot.MacGyver

    Robot.MacGyver Improvisational Engineer

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    ii Love me some big ol Hammer hands !!
     
  13. Mechafacture

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    Rock on \m/ woohoooo
     
  14. Hype1

    Hype1 D Witwicky biographer

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    Yet another custom that I might someday actually get brave enough to try, lol. Great work!
     
  15. godzebu

    godzebu Well-Known Member

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    LOL trust me, my Ironhide can do much more hand gestures now. I did a scene (just for fun) where he flip the "bird" at Sentinal Prime as he was dying. It was sooooo funny. I just didn't post it because I wanted to keep this a PG-13 post.

    You can do it! my motto is "when in doubt, start cutting SH!T" you'll be left with no choice but to be creative~ :) 
     
  16. Ironkorr

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    awesome mods
     
  17. godzebu

    godzebu Well-Known Member

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    Update added to first post:

    1. Arm kibbles removed and magnets installed.
    2. IH head LED changed to blue.

    Thanks for reading :) 

    Zebu.
     

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  18. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    Great idea with the cut and shaved pins! I'll have to do that to mine, if I can still find them :) 
     
  19. Zildjian

    Zildjian Well-Known Member

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    You better get that cough looked at. I never said "new" hands could not be installed, as I did on my Leader IH..... the conversation was about the Fakebuster hands being used on him, which contains a ball joint. That WILL not fit on the forearm. So yeah, um......
     
  20. Gatchaman

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    hands down, one of the best mods to Ironhide yet! I've got to hand it to you.... :) .
    seriously, very cool mod!
    now if you'll excuse me, I need to go get a set of those hands and make sure my razor saw is nice and sharp...
     

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