Minor/Repaint: ROTF Ratbat

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  1. Shinobitron

    Shinobitron Cybertronian Ninja

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    Got my hands on a new ROTF Skystalker and since he combines with Mindwipe figured he would be better made into a bat. The entire outter shell was sanded down to give it a worn leather (bat wing) feel to it. The face was altered as well to make it look more Batlike. Not only does he have the original 3 modes but With a swap of the wings and a minor leg mistransformation we get an alternate Bat mode.
     

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  2. deliciouspeter

    deliciouspeter Back in Black TFW2005 Supporter

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    Sweet . Nice job and great concept.
     
  3. Prime 61

    Prime 61 Holder of the MATRIX

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    It rocks is all I can say good job
     
  4. thenatureboywoo

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    He looks real cool, and his face is awesome.
     
  5. ORIO

    ORIO Plant-Based Bot Super Mod News Staff

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    I love it!
     
  6. Kungfu Dinobot

    Kungfu Dinobot Well-Known Member

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    Nice....:thumbs2: 
     
  7. Treadshot A1

    Treadshot A1 Or just 'A1' for short...

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    This would go so well with the ABX23's Soundwave and Rumble. :D 

    Anyway, greeat job. It certainly fits Ratbat, and the Movieverse style makes him look very evil. And cool bat mode.
     
  8. alondav77

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    wow - great work
    how you mannege to sanded it like that?
    did you cut it first?
     
  9. SentinelPrime

    SentinelPrime I NEEDED THAT!

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    Great idea, and all the details look fantastic. Good work!
     
  10. gargunkle

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    I think there's too much detail/color for my own interest, but I really like the concept.
     
  11. DarthCrusher

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    Sweet. I'm a sucker for all things Ratbat.

    How much?
     
  12. Shinobitron

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    :)  Didnt think he'ld go ove so well Thanks guys!

    To answer the questions:

    alondav77: "wow - great work
    how you mannege to sanded it like that?
    did you cut it first? "

    Thanks! I used a fine sheet of sanding paper and went over the entire outter form of the figure. Once its painted the sanded streaks pull the pain into them giving it a darker appearence

    DarthCrusher: "Sweet. I'm a sucker for all things Ratbat. How much?"

    Lol he goes up tonight on eBay.
     
  13. Janeails22x

    Janeails22x Collector & Customizer

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    Well, I love the idea and execution here! As soon as I saw the first picture, I wanted to see a picture with him hanging from the ceiling...and you delivered! Very nice concept. Love his head. Well done!
     
  14. amd098

    amd098 En taro Artanis!

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    brilliant!
     
  15. jonatron26

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    neat, it'd be even neater if you made a soundwave custom out of mindwipe and combined the two.

    edit: lol, i just saw that autobotx23 did that but with rumble.
     
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    Very, very awesome.
     
  17. spoonman

    spoonman Kitbasher extrordinaire!

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    What can I say? Absolutely masterful!
     
  18. Jukebox Prime

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    Wow! Great job! Looks great in all modes!
     
  19. stratonrye

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    Shinobitron this guy looks so cool. All the mods you did are perfect and the colors give such a small figure so much life and character. I'm totally going to buy a skystalker and turn him into Ratbat too now. Speaking of which... can you explain what exactly you did to the face to make it look so bat-like? The head is just appears so black in any of the pictures of the head on-line you can't see any of the sculpted details so it's really hard to tell what you did other than the paint apps to look that way without a figure in hand to compare your pic to.
     
  20. Shinobitron

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    Thanks! I actually cut the low "jaw area off and used Mighty putty recreate it. After that I added a second layer of putty to make into his fangs (silver streaks in the photos). The upper jaw was sanded at an angle to give it more of a snarling look to it and then used the figures natural indentations to add his bat eyes.
     

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