Minor/Repaint: ROTF Bumblebee - 9/22 update with new hand and gun

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  1. mampy

    mampy Movie-Accurate Mampy

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    My take on ROTF Bumblebee. Pretty much just a boring straight repaint, but I decided to dirty up the robot parts to give it a little more of that movie vibe. I was debating on whether to post this or not because I'm sure everyone has seen enough BBs already, but yeah since I already took the pics I decided to share it anyway.

    Enjoy! :) 


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    UPDATE 9/22/09

    Added stuff:
    - Swapped his cannon arm with the right hand of a junker BB '08 I had lying around.
    - Modded the TFTM BB cannon so it can magnetically attach to the right arm.
    - Painted the rims for movie accuracy.
    - Added decals - forehead autobot symbol, car license plate, and small autobot logos for the hubcaps.

    Oh yeah, thanks to amuromkii (for making the decals) and to flix for the image files he used on his decals for BB. You guys rock! :rock 


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    You may see more pics of my other customs on my Flickr and Photobucket pages:
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  2. Computer5

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    I like it. Maybe you can do the same thing to a HA Bumblebee?
     
  3. Omega Magnus

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    I dig it dude, very similar to the treatment I gave to mine from the first movie. I like how you kept the car so clean and crisp.
     
  4. mampy

    mampy Movie-Accurate Mampy

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    Thanks man! Yeah HA BB seems like a really nice candidate for a repaint but I'm not really getting him because he's grossly out of scale with the rest of the mainline bots... that and he's really expensive. :p 

    Thanks! I added a few coats of Future to the alt mode to help the shine.

    I was actually thinking of doing that removable roof mod that one of the Radicons did to his BB and put them in the back to create the lower wings, but decided against it because his arms look too thin without the roof pieces there.
     
  5. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Very cool!
     
  6. mampy

    mampy Movie-Accurate Mampy

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    Thanks! :) 
     
  7. encline

    encline customizer of love TFW2005 Supporter

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    always post your work.

    The details are nice. Like the red around the chevy bow tie!!!!
     
  8. mampy

    mampy Movie-Accurate Mampy

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    Thanks encline! :) 
     
  9. HAIL_KING_PRIME

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    the chest panal that sits underneath in car mode forms whats supposed to be his bonnet! SO WHY douse nobody paint the stipes down it!?!?!?!?!
     
  10. closetrat

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    Actually wondered that on every BB that's been painted so far myself (but to be fair, it usually doesn't look right when I try to photoshop it to test, so :shrugs:) 
     
  11. HAIL_KING_PRIME

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    mine looks fine!!!! well before i screwed the paint while doing all the mods im doing! kinda didnt feel right getting rid of the autobot simbol tho! but i did!
     
  12. Cody2003

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    wow....

    That's the best bumblebee I've seen yet. The paintjob you gave the face is perfect. Closest I've seen to the movie model yet. In fact....


    GIVE ME YOUR FACE!!!!!


    Sorry... couldn't be helped. Very good work! :thumbs2: 
     
  13. mampy

    mampy Movie-Accurate Mampy

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    You mean, like this?

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    Yeah, like closetrat said, I just don't think it looks as good on the toy as it does on the movie model. Plus, I cannot for the life of me paint pinstripes to match those on the rest of the car. :) 
     

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    Thanks man! I'm flattered that you think so. I'm sure you noticed that I cheated on the forehead autobot symbol. From far away no one can distinguish it from a blob of red paint anyway. :) 
     
  15. Cody2003

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    ya I noticed. Really I'm ok with cheats like that. The idea of it is there. I think the only person in the world who is disappointed is the guy who carves presidential busts into grains of sand. lol. I'm thinking of trying out those home printer decal sheets for things like that. Not sure how it would turn out though.

    Man. I kinda like the stripes on the chest panel.... I might have to try than when I repaint mine. And blatantly copy your head paintjob. :scalper 
     
  16. mampy

    mampy Movie-Accurate Mampy

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    Haha yeah custom decals are the way to go for the autobot symbol and license plate. One of our members, Flix, already did this with his BB. You can download the files he used to make the decals here. :wink: 
     
  17. Cody2003

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    Awesome! Once I pick up some stuff I might try that. If I remember right the toy has the wrong plate number though.. i'll have to check.

    Definately going to do that roof mod. (makes mental note to pick up more magnets)
     
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    he he i nabbed some decals from an old 69 olds model i had! they'll go on as soon as the paints done! actually im redoing the whole chest and remaking that panel ,adding custom arms and custom legs with the wheel in the centre of his ankle! not to mention the roof now attaches to his back and it all still transforms! HEY BTW yoy can just cut the hand held gun/blade thing up and glue it back together to be more movie accurite so it then slides over his hand! and no need to mod his arm! mmmm i love modding! DANG i cant wait till paint stage! ..and thread stage!
     
  19. mampy

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    I was also debating on whether to do the roof mod but decided not to because I kinda liked how the arms looked with the roof kibble. :) 

    Wow you've been busy. Are you using the TFTM1 Bumblebee or the ROTF version? I can't wait to see your take on him. :) 
     
  20. Dran0n

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    Looks awesome! Keep up the great work!
     

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