Customs: Radicons...what was your FIRST custom?

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  1. payton34

    payton34 Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys, I was just wondering if any of you have pleasant memories of the very first custom you ever created (or for you old-timers, if you can even remember, lol)?

    Technically, the first thing I ever did was parts. I created a custom fusion-cannon for the 2007 movie Megatron. The first actual figure I did was panel-lining a City Commander figure.

    What are yours?

    EDIT: And if you still have pics, post em'!
     
  2. CyberShadow

    CyberShadow Wheeljacks Lab

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    Thats a very interesting question. As someone just starting out, I would also like to know how people got started, what they first worked on, and how it turned out. (And pictures of that first custom would be awesome, too.)
     
  3. Autobot Burnout

    Autobot Burnout SANTARN IS COMING AGAIN TFW2005 Supporter

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  4. prime13

    prime13 UCHUU KITAAAA

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    my first customis still going on. need to take more pics. but my first repaint was about 2/3 years ago (when I had no idea this site existed) I repainted the crappy energon perceptor so now they are red and black. (now the colours match!)
     
  5. nellie131

    nellie131 Well-Known Member

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    my masterpiece jetfire :) 
     
  6. MATTICUS PRIME

    MATTICUS PRIME chicks love me!

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    TFTM Ratchet. Dry brushing all the bot parts. I dont even remember how or why but stumbled upon Jin's site. He blew my mind! Thats where it started.
     
  7. hXcpunk23

    hXcpunk23 The Chaos Bringer

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    Here's my first Transformers custom--you could say my first "customs" were GI Joe toys (part swapping arms, legs, heads, etc.), but I did try to repaint and old G1 white Magnus (cab) into a more 'toon-style Optimus Prime back in the day (didn't quite work out, so I never did anything with customizing Transformers until this first true custom). I started officially 'bashing back in November of 2007, but I was a lurker both here in Radicons and over at Transtopia (before TFMaster passed away and the site went away/merged with Seibertron----lurked for a good 2 years or more, studying and learning from everyone before diving in myself). Since I did this UM custom, I've learned a LOT, gotten much better materials, and I now have the abilities to apply what I've learend and do LOADS better (as witnessed by more recent customs and WIP stuff). I do plan to either re-visit this or do another one even better at some point (simply because I like the old G1 Ultra Magnus look from the 'toon, even though I love that City Commander I have standing next to it). I don't think it's too bad for a first-timer (but I would definitely change some things I did now that I know how to do things better--and with better tools/materials).

    Classics Ultra Magnus - by hXcpunk23

    This is a link to my gallery here in Radicons so far (this will be beefed up a bit more hopefully soon--I have tons of WIP stuff and a few that are almost complete). They're shown in order of my first custom, through my last completed custom (Starscream and Grimlock were simple repaints). Just thought I'd show since I've definitely gotten better with the heavy modding and all:

    Radicons Gallery - hXcpunk23
     
  8. frenzyrumble

    frenzyrumble Banned

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    My first TF custom was TFTM Leader Brawl:

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  9. plowking

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

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    My first custom ever was Alternators Plowking (now he's version 1) made from Alt Swindle, a Xevoz Sledgetrooper head, an automotive windshield ice scraper, some Lego's and other misc. stuff.

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    I learned so much since then....like how to take somewhat better pics!! :lol 

    Excellent topic Payton :thumb 
     

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    Nemesis Predaking Offical Enforcer WTF@TFW Veteran

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  11. the (H)i(GH)con

    the (H)i(GH)con raver-in-diguise

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    My first was a Batman transformer, that was originally done (and done better) by Shinobitron. I haven't even been doing this for a year yet, so I've only finished 3 bashes so far. I got lots of stuff still in pieces being worked on though!
     
  12. MoeSizzlac

    MoeSizzlac Newb Customizer

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    Here's mine:
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    a little ambitious at first, but you guys gave me a boost and helped me through it.
     
  13. Sabrina_Ng

    Sabrina_Ng La Femme Fatale

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    What the heck!! This is your first custom???! :bay 
     
  14. Sabrina_Ng

    Sabrina_Ng La Femme Fatale

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    Mine's a movie Camshaft. You've just given me an excellent idea Payton! Will take some pics of my first custom later on.
     
  15. Treadshot A1

    Treadshot A1 Or just 'A1' for short...

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    How could any of you have done something like Devs first TF Custom???

    As for me, i started out small, repainting Micron legend 4 figures, spec. the Dinosaur ones into their G1 schemes.
     
  16. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Alternators Hot Pursuit:

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    I've since made some modifications since these photos:

    Windshield swap/redo with an Alt Side Swipe
    Rims swapped with an Alt Side Swipe
    redesign of the labels
     

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  17. blacklion29

    blacklion29 Merlion Gestalt

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    mine was a classics megatron
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  18. seali_me

    seali_me Buhawi Gabay-Tala

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    alternator soundwave. i only have v2 as a pic. since v1 had my beat up silverstreak body but the head scuplt, chest piece and shoulder canon are the same.

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  19. hXcpunk23

    hXcpunk23 The Chaos Bringer

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    I remember that, bro--I thought it was excellent for a first-timer.....still do. Makes me want to get off my rear and finish mine (did the bot mods, and most paint work, just never got around to finishing up the mods to the wings--made them removable, just never went back).

    Actually, I remember a LOT of these........just didn't realize that some of these were first customs for some of you.
     
  20. Conundrum

    Conundrum Dabbler of the arts

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    Technically, My first custom were these:
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    Made back in July 2007 by merging Lollipop toppers with Pez dispensers. I ended up making a V2 that turned out a heck of a lot better.

    But in terms of an actual transforming Transformers custom, it would be this:

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    The idea was to make a modern interpretation of a DeLorean(my fav. car, no matter how much it actually sucks). Base was Energon Downshift with minor sculpting. I got this crazy idea to replace the wheels with ones with rubber tires. I think I want to try this again someday.
     

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