Heavy/Scratch: Rebuilding Alt. Prime... now, what color?

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  1. clay

    clay Well-Known Member

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    I took an Alternator Prime and extended the legs, fused the seats together, made a new chest, and attached the doors to the arms. Still transforms just fine, but it's a bit of a parts-former now. It'll look wildly different from the stock figure once I get around to painting it.

    It can use the hood as a shield, but I need to make a better handle.

    Made the clips in the chest from the steering brackets of a scrapped Scion. Skids: he's the robot that just keeps giving!

    Haven't figured out what color to paint it yet, though. Something that blue is complementary to, though.
     

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    The bumper halves mass-shift into non-existance? o.o
     
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    The mods would make him a good fit for Turbofire
     
  4. StarFire_MK2

    StarFire_MK2 'Till All are One! TFW2005 Supporter

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    Cool series of mods, I like! You're braver than I am, hehe.
    As for colour, a yellow-orange is the ideal complimentary one for the shade of blue Prime has. Yellow or orange by themselves would work too, as would yellow with orange highlights, etc. Yellows can be a bit of a paint to paint, though (at least they are architecturally).
     
  5. clay

    clay Well-Known Member

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    Hmm. Yellow... yeah, that could work.

    Who's yellow and blue, though?
     
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    I like the mods; it's nice that you've managed to cobble such a drastically different TF scheme from the same 'bot.
    The best idea I can think of for a yellow/blue colourscheme offhand would be Scorch, but to be honest, he'd be a better match with the pre-modded Prime. Still, if all the other Alts can change their transformations so much, no reason he can't as well. And the shield kind of reflects his standing as a defence specialist, too.
    I think if you chose him, a modded Swindle/Rollbar head would fit well; you'd pretty much just need to add the 'ears'.
     
  7. plowking

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    I too thought about putting the doors on the arms Clay...I just wasnt sure of how it would look....now I know, I think I'll do it too...I do have one more custom planned using the prime mold..

    Looks good bud :thumb 
     
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    Speaking of which, I did make some knee blocks for you while I was at it. I haven't cut them to shape yet, but I'll finish fooling with them in the next day or two once I work out how to make a better handle for the shield.

    EDIT: Here's a picture of a stock Ram in yellow. It's pretty! I can pull that off, but need to find another color to balance the blue in the robot mode.
     
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    Yeah, that definitely makes me think of Scorch. Pretty indeed...
     
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    WITNESS MY AWESOME PHOTOSHOP SKILLZORZ

    Prime in yellow

    Maybe? Different head is plausible...
     
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    man that'll look nice.
     
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    I always thought a Modded Wheeljack head would work for Scorch.
     
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    I dunno. He's got the ears, to be sure. But aside from that, the face is pretty well completely different - number of eyes, number of mouths, helmet style (Swindle's isn't identical to Scorch's either, but it's closer). I think it'd be far easier to use a Swindle/Rollbar head, and add the ears.

    Compare, if you like:

    Wheeljack; Swindle -> Scorch
     
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    I don't actually have a spare Swindle head. I think I may have another Meister head somewhere, but it'll need to be stripped and cleaned first.

    I may need to drop the blue after all. Ah, well.
     
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    True I think maybe I was thinking more if you hjad a spare Wheeljack head Scorch and Venom were pretty much al you could mod it into.
     
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    True I think maybe I was thinking more if you hjad a spare Wheeljack head Scorch and Venom were pretty much al you could mod it into.
     
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    Slicer's the other obvious one. But bear in mind the ears aren't really the key thing; lop them off, he can look like a ton of others.
     
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    can't wait for this one to be finished.
     
  19. clay

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    Yeah, exactly. As-is, Wheeljack's head is pretty distinct and unique, but if you cut off the 'ears', you can get away with many others. I.E., Sixshot, Bombshell, etc.

    I'm thinking I may drop the blue and go Scorch all-the-way. Plowking is hooking me up with a Rollbar head, so I just need to work on some accessories.
     
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