Minor/Repaint: Seen too many Bumblebees? Try Movie Hotshot!!!

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  1. Squall42080

    Squall42080 Autobot RSX Type-S

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    This is my first time customizing a toy that is NOT an Alternator. Those of you that know may remember me from such customs as:
    - Alternators Armada Hotshot
    - Alternators Armada Red Alert
    - Alternators Armada Jetfire
    - Alternators Armada Side Swipe
    - Alternators Armada Megatron
    - Alternators Armada Starscream

    So, now that you know me...

    I present to you, my first non-Alternator custom. Movie Hotshot. I had the intention to turn this extra '08 Movie Bumblebee into a movie accurate version, however, after seeing 101 customs (that were all awesome) I figured it was pointless to throw another out there.
     

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  2. j.a.f.o.

    j.a.f.o. Just Looking, Not Buying

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    I'm not sure myself, but do all those "sponsors" (e.g. Injen, Greddy, HKS) actually make performance parts for domestics/Camaros?

    Not keen on the red centercaps (with the yellow, it reminds me of Ronald McDonald's honker).

    Still, nice work overall.
     
  3. j.a.f.o.

    j.a.f.o. Just Looking, Not Buying

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    I'm not sure myself, but do all those "sponsors" (e.g. Injen, Greddy, HKS) actually make performance parts for domestics/Camaros?

    Not keen on the red centercaps (with the yellow, it reminds me of Ronald McDonald's honker).

    Still, nice work overall.
     
  4. DilaZirK

    DilaZirK Is bullheaded.

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    Damn, that is sweet! Love the decals!

    How about robot mode?
     
  5. DilaZirK

    DilaZirK Is bullheaded.

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    Damn, that is sweet! Love the decals!

    How about robot mode?
     
  6. Squall42080

    Squall42080 Autobot RSX Type-S

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    Well, probably not this Camaro...but I'm sure they make something. They just happen to be some of the brands I would go with myself...

    Figured I'd add a little piece of me, since Hotshot is my favorite character.

    You could be right though!
     
  7. Squall42080

    Squall42080 Autobot RSX Type-S

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    Well, probably not this Camaro...but I'm sure they make something. They just happen to be some of the brands I would go with myself...

    Figured I'd add a little piece of me, since Hotshot is my favorite character.

    You could be right though!
     
  8. T16skyhopp

    T16skyhopp Well-Known Member

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    i likey, i await robot mode.
     
  9. T16skyhopp

    T16skyhopp Well-Known Member

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    i likey, i await robot mode.
     
  10. Squall42080

    Squall42080 Autobot RSX Type-S

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    And here's bot mode. I painted the robot parts with a color called Fire Pepper Red. The paint is very strong and resiliant, as I have transformed this guy at least 50 times by now.

    I thought the color fit Hotshot. No blackwash ...but I did highlight some areas with Testor's gloss red. I detailed some other areas with a combination of black, silver, and gold.

    The helmet was created with a lego space man visor, and is held in place by two eyeglass repair kit screws. It is able to move up and down.

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    I'm anxious to hear what everyone thinks...during the movie I kept picturing Bumblebee as a cross of G1 Bumblebee and Armada Hotshot...and thats where I got the idea.

    So...for those of you that don't like Hotshot...you can think of this as Allspark Bumblebee...hahaha

    Taking a look at the pics, I realize now that you can see the license plate numbers through the red paint. The flash must have brought that out, cause you can't see it in person. Weird.
     
  11. Squall42080

    Squall42080 Autobot RSX Type-S

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    And here's bot mode. I painted the robot parts with a color called Fire Pepper Red. The paint is very strong and resiliant, as I have transformed this guy at least 50 times by now.

    I thought the color fit Hotshot. No blackwash ...but I did highlight some areas with Testor's gloss red. I detailed some other areas with a combination of black, silver, and gold.

    The helmet was created with a lego space man visor, and is held in place by two eyeglass repair kit screws. It is able to move up and down.

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    I'm anxious to hear what everyone thinks...during the movie I kept picturing Bumblebee as a cross of G1 Bumblebee and Armada Hotshot...and thats where I got the idea.

    So...for those of you that don't like Hotshot...you can think of this as Allspark Bumblebee...hahaha

    Taking a look at the pics, I realize now that you can see the license plate numbers through the red paint. The flash must have brought that out, cause you can't see it in person. Weird.
     
  12. StefanXPrime

    StefanXPrime Hater of all things G1

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    looks pretty cool to me good job I would just black out the blue windows because I dont like them but thats just me.
     
  13. StefanXPrime

    StefanXPrime Hater of all things G1

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    looks pretty cool to me good job I would just black out the blue windows because I dont like them but thats just me.
     
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    very very nice.

    What did you use to make the decals?
     
  15. Wreckgar

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    very very nice.

    What did you use to make the decals?
     
  16. Squall42080

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    Testor's Decal Maker...its at Walmart with their model paint..I think its like $7.88 and comes with some label paper you can use in your inkjet printer. Then, after you printed the decal out, you spray some bonder (included) and then cut, and apply!

    It comes with some software, but I use photoshop myself.
     
  17. Squall42080

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    Testor's Decal Maker...its at Walmart with their model paint..I think its like $7.88 and comes with some label paper you can use in your inkjet printer. Then, after you printed the decal out, you spray some bonder (included) and then cut, and apply!

    It comes with some software, but I use photoshop myself.
     
  18. plowking

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

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    All of them make stuff for Domestics except for Greddy....and when the real Camaro hits the street....who knows who'll jump on the bandwagon....


    And this is a sweet custom Squall!!.....I love it :D 

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  19. plowking

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

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    All of them make stuff for Domestics except for Greddy....and when the real Camaro hits the street....who knows who'll jump on the bandwagon....


    And this is a sweet custom Squall!!.....I love it :D 

    :thumb 
     
  20. Keiichitron

    Keiichitron Not a physicist, dammit

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    the majority of his sponsors make relatively universal things: Brembo makes brakes, Recaro makes seats, you can put a NOS system on anything. but there are a few that do not and probably won't make camaro parts like HKS and injen. technically greddy doesn't make anything specifically for the camaro, but you in theory could put a greddy turbo on one, it'd just take some fab work.

    the new red body looks pretty sharp, though i'm not a big fan of the red centers on the wheels.
     

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