2D Artwork: RotF Hightower, take 2

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  1. Sso02V

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    There were a lot of things I didn't like about the old version, so I set about making a newer, (hopefully) better one.

    And because I like it so much, here's the bio


    Hightower has never been much of a team player. Because of this, it should come as no surprise that his fellow Constructicons would rip him apart to repair Megatron without so much as batting an optic. Barely clinging to life, he was dragged to the surface, and under the supervision of Decepticon medic Scalpel, engaged an emergency trans-scan, merging what remained of his body with a human construction vehicle. In this makeshift body Hightower cannot transform without experiencing intense pain, becoming both a hinderance in battle, and as a component of the Constructicon's combined form of Devastator.
     

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    I think it looks awesome!

    TBH, I don't really notice that much of a difference between the first one and this version. I mean, his tail is yellow now, but other than that...

    Although I think this is really cool, I have to say I slightly prefer the first one. The first version made him look a little faster, deadlier and more agile. This one is good also, I just kind of prefer the first one.
     
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    I guess to put it plainly, the main difference is the reference source.

    The first one was based on the toy, while this one was based on the vehicle. Little things like the length of the treads in comparison to the body, and taking into consideration the size and overall mass of the real vehicle.
     
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    I guess little details are important. Realism is a big aim in these kind of designs, so good for you.
     
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    Looking good than the original one. (don't mind me, the original was great for a first start but this version is much better)
     
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    I hated how mind-bogglingly huge the first version looked, due in large part to the limb proportions. Super-long legs, tiny little arms, etc. The hard thing was finding good reference pictures of the vehicle mode, since every TF site under the sun saturated the internet with the same Kobelco CK2500 picture in their initial Constructicon news reports.
     
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    Yeah, those are pretty much all of the good pictures.
     
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    not bad, the bio is perfect too!!
     
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    As much as the Steve Jung concept art looks cool, I will still always consider your version of Hightower as the official Hightower robot mode.
     
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    Well, Jungs art was a rejected, non-official art, so basically the idea was dropped, never reaching a final, approved and updated piece. It would have been nice if it actually made it to an "approved" artwork, by the art department & Bay.

    Both versions of hightower are really impressive.
     

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