Customs: Red or White...

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  1. scubaboy31

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    So, I'm currently 'bashing my Rescue Ratchet with a G1 head. I'm using the small Megatron fro Energon's head with the horns shaved down and a new crest.

    What I can't decide is whether to go with the white 'cartoon' helmet as so many others have done, or to go with the IDW red helmet.

    Opinions please!
     
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    I'd say, go red.

    It just looks better red with a white crest, then white with a grey one.

    Just my opinion.
     
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    To be honest even out side of this project I'm curious to see how many people prefer the red option. Before the IDW books I easily prefered the white helmet. It was in the G1 toon, and that seemed 'right' to me. Since IDW have renewed my interest in the character, I have come to notice that ratchet has almost ALWAYS had the red helmet. Down to the G1 toy... kinda.

    Still not sure which to go with though...
     
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    He had a red head in all the Marvel comics of the 80s and 90s too. Took me a long time to get used to it, but eventually I liked it better, a it gave him some much-needed colour.
     
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    White. Red looks too much like Iornhide wearing a tiara or something.
     
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    That was always my opinion when he's red he looks too much like ironhide
     
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    I also vote for red with the white crest. It might be because I read the comics a lot more than I watched the cartoon, but I do think the red helmet adds a much-needed flash of colour to an otherwise pretty monochrome 'bot.
     
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    Put me down as another vote for RED.

    The white can look good sometimes, but for classic Ratchet, I go with red because it looks better overall, and because I read the comics more than watched the cartoon... I was always forgetting that his head was white in the cartoon.

    Incidentally... small E. Megs is a great choice for Ratchet's head. Good call!

    zmog
     
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    Not to mention, isn't the "Classicverse" (at least as far as FP have envisioned it) supposed to take place in the same universe as the Marvel comics, as opposed to the G1 animated continuity? In that case, it makes even more sense for a Classics Ratchet to have a red head. :) 
     
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    funny thing is, after I started working with the head, I wondered if it would look too 'Megatronish', and then remembered their fusion in the marvel books. It's a fitting look for him IMO.

    Thanks for the input guys, I've decided to go with the red!
     

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