Customs: Radicons, You admire.

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  1. Nemesis Predaking

    Nemesis Predaking Offical Enforcer WTF@TFW Veteran

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    Hey guys.
    With all the "getting to know" type threads we have had lately.
    I figured it might be fun to see, What Radicons you admire & what works by them you like the most.
    A brief reason as to why you admire there work would be cool too.

    It would be nice if you could link to a project thread or gallery link.

    Obviously I'll go first

    AutobotX23: E's kinda like my "rival", we both have come up in the Radicons at more or less the same time.
    His work with the movie line has been outstanding.
    TFTM Soundwave
    http://www.tfw2005.com/radicons-customs/repaints-and-minor-mods-4/the-tftm-soundwave-project-phase-1-complete-164230/

    TheTransTorture: T3, how could you not love this guys work !!!
    I mean zombie robots !!! ZOMBIE FREAKING ROBOTS !!!!!
    Project EPIC PROPORTIONS - ZOMBIE Cybertron Primus
    http://www.tfw2005.com/radicons-customs/repaints-and-minor-mods-4/project-epic-proportions---zombie-cybertron-primus-165113/

    Plowking: PK my kitbashing mentor or as my wife says "the guys I blame for losing my husband" :p .
    He's the one that started me on this crazy trip & I can't thank him enough.

    Redline: for having a vision of what the Radicons can be & giving us one hell of a place to show off our work.
    Alternators Bludgeon: A Joint Effort (RL & PK)
    http://www.tfw2005.com/radicons-customs/heavy-mods-5/alternators-bludgeon-a-joint-effort-164892/

    Superquad7: The guru of brush customs, enough said.
    Alternators Midnight
    http://www.tfw2005.com/radicons-customs/repaints-and-minor-mods-4/alternators-midnight-165494/

    Rumble02: R02 is even more outside the box then me & for that reason I love his work.
    Shuttleshock / Shatterglass Skylynx
    http://www.tfw2005.com/radicons-customs/repaints-and-minor-mods-4/shuttleshock--shatterglass-skylynxcomplete-165523/

    Encline: The things this man does with an airbrush are just crazy
    Alt Nemesis prime with "alien" head
    http://www.tfw2005.com/radicons-customs/repaints-and-minor-mods-4/alt-nemesis-prime-with-alien-head-163295/

    By no means am I trying to take anything away from any other Radicon.
    We all do outstanding work, these are just a few I admire.
     

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  2. Sideways

    Sideways Banned

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    damn! Im just gonna say I admire all of the Radicons! really cool to see what you all come up with.
    BUT some of favorite pieces are

    Frenzy_Rumble's Menasor.
    Dak's Nova Prime.
    Encline's Nemesis Primes.
    Rumble02's customs..
    Shinobitron's Junkions
    NemesisPredaking's works..
    last but not least
    everything by JinSaotome.

    I hope to get somewhere close as good as you all !
     
  3. Terrorcon_King

    Terrorcon_King Has Gone Transmetal

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    Well then i think ill put who i admire now :p :D 


    Well first there you NP!
    You nd your Animated bashes are amazing! nd your U/C 2.0 Predaking Thats the icing atop the cake:) 

    And then theres Autobotx23!
    Hes got skills when it comes too pulling of his Prime Directive! nd now a new line of them! amazing! Devastator Prime 2.0 honestly took the Prime Directive Reloaded a hell of a start! And all the movie figures hes done, There all just the BOMB! especally Trailbreaker!

    Then theres Frenzy_Rumble!
    his Gestalts! Devastator, Menasor, nd now on they way Abominus! WOW! and as well all know i am there Terrorcon_King so ill be watching out for that one!

    Then REDLINE and his Classics Menasor, after seeing his work i was inspired to start myself!
    His Menasor was a serious insperation too me!

    Spurt Reynolds! What that guy can do with a brush n minor mods are trully AMAZING!
    I Lovedd his Aniamted Seekers! especally the cone heads! they were the best!

    Encline, i have to agree with NP what he can do with an AIrbrush is just WOW! Nd his Giant Transformer Movie guys hes made/making

    And last but not lest Plowking,
    His Alternators customs are amazing! i especally like Bludgeon the Joint Effort one as well along side his Ghost Rider nd his S.O.S!

    im pretty sure theres more but if i have to see there work to remember but these are the basic one i admire!:D 
     
  4. mattarmstrong

    mattarmstrong Well-Known Member

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    frenzy rumble
    autobotx23 - workning on a custom now inspired from some of his
    redline
    superquad7
    shinobitron
    tonys customs
    jaf
    TFmaster
    Devastator
    Its hard just to narrow it down there are alot of great ones.
     
  5. autobotx23

    autobotx23 Banned

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    Man, thanks for liking my stuff, cause that means a lot. I always find inspiration from all of the Radicons here at TFW2005. Literally, every single one of yall. But there are a few guys that have made me jealous/drool/awe at their stuff:

    Redline's Omega Supreme. Pure win, pure sick! Parts of the original Omega Supreme, plus Cybertron Metroplex (one of my favorites) and real tank treads! And its still had the 3 alt modes. Pure Sick

    Nemesis Predaking's Nemesis Alts: We started our own "Lines" around the same time (My Prime Directive and his Nemesis Predacon Alts) he is my decepticon equal, and a great rivalry to have with someone who makes your stuff better when he improves his. Sick

    Plowking's Decepticon Kab: If you've ever been to LA, New York, or Philly, you may think that all cab drivers are evil alien robots anyway. :lol . But this custom was just so different for me, and I have never seen anything like it! :thumb 

    Superquad 7 Street Seekers: First, you have to realize that this guy brush paints all of his customs. I DARE you to find a brushstroke! Go ahead!! Just a dope collections of alts that look factory. Beautiful pieces, every one of them.

    Frenzy-Rumble's Ultra Magnus: Not just a white Prime! It had the super mode, and well loaded with Sigma Six Weapons. All of his stuff has an amazing level of polish, that separates his stuff. just professional high end work.

    Rumble02's Obliticon Hodge Podge: A really great compination of a ton of different pieces from Bionicle, 4 or 5 different TF's, in a Deluxe sized piece!!! Beautiful!

    MattArmstrongs 4 Horesmen: All of them were dyed, and all of them were sick. Death and Pestillence are personla favorites, but all 4 are legendary in my eyes.

    Viagra Prime's WWI Shockwave: I have done a lil scratchbuilding for mods on customs, but the whole damn things was scratch
    built! Lights, and beautiful almost eggplant purple paint job. It's like it leaped from the page into the literal world. Sweet!!!!

    Encline's Predator Prime and Run-Over: The Trailer, the hands, the paint work, man. This guy makes love with his airbrush. It may be unnatural, but soooooo sick. I love and evil Prime!!

    Spoonman's Hot Rod: Better than mine, and so G1. Another figure that caught me off guard.

    Ptitve's Devastator: I know we have seen some sick ones, but his was my first one that I saw...and the G1 head style...still my fave big green combiner.

    Vector Prime's Alt Ultra Magnus: I miss you man. It was super clean, and worthy of your legacy.

    TTT's Ultra Minor: Yes, I know he does the best battle damage, but it's cool he's versatile. And, it was dedicated to Vector, and it was just different from his normal stuff.

    Spurt Reynold's Soundwave: man, pure win. i love his seekers, too. But the head moulding on teh ratchet Head was unbelievable. The weapon storage, the mods to the window and a Laserbeak!!! Whoa!!!! :rock 

    Tony's Customz Stryker: I loved the TFTM mold regardless, but the color blends and details on this one were awesome!!!

    And my all time favorite custom ever, TF Master's Masterpiece Powermaster Prime. Love of my life, man. :lol 
     
  6. Satomiblood

    Satomiblood Prototype Black

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    The Devastator's articulated G1's
    Shinobitron's Junkions and Seacon Overbite
    Squall42080's Armada Alternators
    REDLINE'S Menasor
    Ptitvite's Devastator
    Viagra Prime's Ultra Magnus (Vector Tribute)

    Whoever did that custom Protectobot Blades using TFTM Blackout. I believe he was Japanese.
     
  7. Rijie78

    Rijie78 Vinyl junkie.

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    This is like picking my favourite record... too many for too many different reasons! But this is a nice idea for a thread, and I give props to the following customisers, who I always check for, as it's due to people like this I signed up to post my overblown opinions in the first place...

    Redline, Plowking, Spurt Reynolds, for all manner of pieces.
    Jarrod, especially for the GT seekers, and particularly Skywarp - pride of place :) 
    F_R, great stuff all round, not just the combiners.
    Starfire Mk2, for the MP Thundercrackers.
    Turboedguy, for the articulated G1s he's doing. Check them out if you haven't so far.
    EDIT - Timshinn73, the man has skills - and I also note from his posts, always a good word or advice for whoever he comments on.
    TTT, for all the zombies :) 

    Tbh, anyone who posts work here should get a tip of a hat, there's all sorts of inventiveness and talent on display, whether it's for insane scratchbuild projects or a few licks of paint to improve a figure.
     
  8. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    Which Radicons I admire the most.. man its going to be a long ass list. Well here are my favs:
    autobotx23- creating the Prime Directives was killer and how he makes weapons..kickass
    TonyzCustomz-working on both superheroes and Transformers is awesome and he's the dude you created my hulkish alter-ego the Indestructible Bulk
    Ptitvite-Cosmos and others superb engineering
    Frenzy_Rumble-Menasor and others of how he paints them OMFG
    superquad7- the man who helped me with some tough questions
    REDLINE- he's character of the same name awesome
    plowking- see different variations of his character of the same name and maybe see an Animated version pretty soon
    dak- Nova F'n Prime, nuff said
    vector- his last project awe inspiring
    TheTransTorture- master of making figures look like they been through hell and back
    Rumble02- guru of making Transformers out of junk parts especially Saint/Sinner and Flywheels
    Shinobitron-his Junkions and the rest of his customs are cool
    JinSatome-nuff said
    Ramrider- the UK version of Rumble02 in my views
    Viagra Prime- Vector tribute and others

    I think thats it, the rest of you that I didn't mention I'll like to say all of your guys work are awe inspiring and keep it up. All Hail the Radicons!!!!
     
  9. plowking

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

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    Hmmmm....let's see.

    Nemesis Predaking: His outside of the box thinking. His Animated Dinobot(s) and his Uni NP....too cool. And he has some mad ps skills too....he's become a double threat....

    AutobotX23: His Prime Directive and his mad painting skills.

    Superquad7: His mad skills at BRUSH PAINTING...yes, no spray cans here. And his attention to realism in his customs. Did you guys know that all of SQ7's customs have real world paint jobs?...if it wasn't available as a factory color, he doesn't use it.

    REDLINE: His Classics Seekers, and his Omega Supreme....top notch work.

    Big Hank: Too many cool projects to even mention.

    TheDevastator: Adding articulation to G1 Combiners....and they still function as intended.

    Sculpt-bot: Caster extraordinaire....and kick but customizer to boot.

    Rumble02: Obliticon Shockwave....enough said.

    Encline: Animated Nemesis Prime...both of them, and his recent Movie Prime....too cool.

    Frenzy Rumble: Mad painting skills.......I wish I had that skill

    TonyzCustomz: Our action figure guru....loved his Hulk Captain America.

    Ptivite: The originator of the Devastator Custom....loved it ever since I first saw it.

    Lobo: Alternator Reshell Master. Soundwave, Kup, and Redline...thats just scratching the surface.

    Spurt Reynolds: Animated Seekers....cant get enough of those guys....and Movie Seaspray is rocking it too.

    TTT: The mutilator of TF's The master of disaster. His Alt Predacons are wicked looking too.

    Jarrod: The Ford GT Seekers, and my all time fave; Alt Megatron/Skyline GTR reshell

    Jin Saotome: Neo Shifter based Unicron....that thing was sooo wicked looking cool.

    Wheeljack: Custom MP Coneheads...just flat out amazing.

    Dak: Nova Prime....the name alone says enough.

    Shinobitron: His Batman from Lockdown will always be one of my faves. I like his Junkions too.

    Paul Prime: Anyone who can add articulation to a Legend figure, and add a custom paint job to it too is aces in my book.

    TimShinn73: His one off customs TF figures always have had me in awe...I love them all.

    The Librarian: His transforming Lego TF's....and I aint talking about no BTR crap either....mad skills he has.

    Mattarmstrong: His 4 Horsemen....total sweetness.

    JAF: His MP Alt Mirage.....just wow.
     
  10. TonyzCustomz

    TonyzCustomz Am I doin it rite? TFW2005 Supporter

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    Cant pick and choose, nope. I admire everyone that posts on this board and makes it a goal to get better with each custom and learn from others.
     
  11. Nemesis Predaking

    Nemesis Predaking Offical Enforcer WTF@TFW Veteran

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    I was not aware of this fact, color me more impressed then.
     
  12. Paul Prime

    Paul Prime Well-Known Member

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    I agree.

    Thank you very much.:eek:  It's strange to be in the same list with all those fantastic artists. I admire you more, of course.
     
  13. SCPrime

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    Lobo, Viagra Prime, Anemis, TFMaster, Griffith76. There aren't many guys who can scratchbuild and super heavy mod like these guys. They are some of the best at it.
     
  14. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    wow. first i want to thank those of you who mentioned my work. im not nearly as talented and skilled but to be on your lists well, im honored.

    ok now that the mushy stuff is out of the way(and i ment every word of it) here is my list,
    Plowking. dude you rock! and so do your customs.
    frenzy_rumble. WOW you never let us down.
    Superquad7- you have been a huge inspiration and mentor. i cling to our conversations and am blessed to know you.
    Anemis- YOU GONNA MAKE ME CRY WITH YOUR AWESOME>
    Dak-NovaPrime is the bomb.
    Nemesis Predaking- your animated dinobot car is so spot on.
    Autobotx23- you know i love prime directive. and your animated cyclonus is fantastic.
    Manyoufactsure- dude that huffer rocks my world.
    IcanFly-amazing sixshot.
    I want to go on but dont have time to type any more. I love you guys so much. RADICONS KEEP EM COMING
    Ezilla- is one of the most supportive and positive members i have ever met.
     
  15. TonyzCustomz

    TonyzCustomz Am I doin it rite? TFW2005 Supporter

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    110% Argee

    Damnit all if he has not posted on every single one of my customs with something positive to say. A true Radicon if there ever was one.
     
  16. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    [For the most part]Guilty as charged. I parenthetically caveat this to say that some customs (my Alternators Seekers) do not sport actual factory paint jobs, but I do root them in realistically, feasible automotive paint decos. Some of the Alt molds, such as the Impreza WRX and the Acura RSX, have a 1:1 subculture of custom paint jobs and such. I will say that 100% of each mold, I've extensively researched to know all of this. To quantify pk's statement a bit more, I do have actual automotive brochures of each make/model that was made into an Alt. One of the major aspects of the Alt/BT line is the realism of the alt modes. This is to the point that I design a custom most often with the alt mode first.

    * * * * *

    As for this list, I'll first say that the Featured Radicons I have at least a third say-so in who gets selected, so there's part of my list. DON is one of my favorite artists as well as one of my favorite Radicons. I'll also say that both plowking and REDLINE continue to amaze me with their work, and I'm continually inspired. I own several of pk's customs (both completed and wip), and they are some of my absolute favorite toys. EVER. As for RL, all I can say here is that Alt Mirage pretty much got ahold of him. More news on this at 11 :) 

    While I fear sounding like I'm coping out of an actual list, most of the Radicons that take the time to post their work really inspire me. I really try my best to follow every Radicon's work here. At one point in time (and both pk and RL can vouch for this), I used to know each project from each Radicon off of the top of my head because of this. With the rapid growth of Radicons, this has become increasing more difficult. I still make a valiant effort, though I forget my name head half of the time (which is why I'm glad God attached it to my shoulders).

    The Radicons that really make it worth my time for all that I do are the ones who start out at one place (generally at a level that's really good to begin with) and show significant improvement each and every time [conversely, the opposite of this really frustrates me to pieces]. Notable examples of this are:

    mattarmstrong
    Nemesis Predaking
    Rumble02
    TheTransTorture


    Each of these persons really make accessing their threads exciting and worthwhile for me. It's been absolutely fascinating for me to see each of these artists not only fine-tune their skills, but also develop their own style that is very distinctive.

    I'd also like to mention fairly new Radicons like autobotx23, encline, frenzy_rumble, Spurt Reynolds, and TonyzCustoms. I say "fairly new" only to mean their posting as Radicons, as each of these artists are obviously very seasoned and good at what they do.

    As for the rest of my list, one of the good things about threads like this is that they have a tendency to last for quite a long time. Don't be surprised if this isn't my last post. :) 
     
  17. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    TonyzCustomz- QFTMFT 110% Agree
    Damnit all if he not posted on every single one of my customs with something positive to say. A true Radicon if there ever was one.


    Wow guys that was...Damn I'm speechless. I mean I've never posted my work, but I've commented on yours and well...wow. Thanks I do appreciate those comments. All Hail the Radicons!
     
  18. plowking

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

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    Yeah Ezilla...you have always had a kind word for me and my stuffs too. And for that I appreciate you too. :) 
     
  19. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    Well thanks, but I try not to become a brown-noser. If you know what I mean. I just try to be as honest as I can without sounding like a douchebag.
     
  20. Nemesis Predaking

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    I totally know how you feel on this one R02. I'm am always honored & humbled by the same thing.

    Agreed. You da man Ezilla

    SQ7: well said, it's for this reason I started this thread. We all come & go in the Radicons but lately it's has seemed more "tight knit" then the rest of TFW. I'm really enjoying all these Discussion thread & hope to see more in the future.
     

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