Heavy/Scratch: Sick Kids - TFA Minerva

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  1. Venksta

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    Hey guys. This here is a secret custom, only a couple of us knew, who were directly involved. When we were working out which TFs to do customs of, I felt the Rescue set needed a 5th member, and I really wanted to do a custom, instead of just making heads only for this project. So after talking with CJ69, he agreed to letting me do a custom TFA style Minerva. Only problem then, was that we had no idea when TFA Arcee would show up at TRU here. So SamiWCP helped us out, and found an Arcee for the project. And then AutobotX23 made the decals for her. And I think Josh was suppose to draw her.

    Anyways, I had to rush Minerva in the end, with my tight schedule. The final head didn't arrive until two days before I had to ship her to CJ. I was suppose to have it 3 weeks earlier, but Shapeways had a huge delay. Overall, even with some of the paint chips, and masking issues, I think she turned out pretty good. This is my first custom in 5 years. And my 3rd one, overall. Everything was airbrushed, except for the red, black, and eyes on the head. The new spoiler and light is custom made for this project. They were suppose to go on the top of the altmode, shown in some WIP photos below. So that way, they'd end up on her forearms, in robot mode, and could be used as weapons. But they were too big for the top of the for the original spot. So I moved them to where Arcee's original wings went.

    Anyways, photos below. No altmode photos because I was scared of further ruining her paint job, and I had only 10 minutes before having to ship her out, haha.
     

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  2. Venksta

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    Here are the work in progress photos, along with design and mock ups.
     

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    that looks nice
     
  4. ServO

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    Man thats sweeeeet!
     
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    That is very very cool, the head sculpt is just amazing.

    That mold works very well for Minerva, Animated Blurr would have been great as well, but maybe a little to tall. I almost like the white head better, breaks up all the red going on in the custom a little better.

    Any chance we'll be able to see all the Protectobots together, here in the future?
     
  6. Venksta

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    Thanks for all your comments everyone! :) 

    I think the white head was a better homage in design to the original G1 toy. But I liked the red head in the end.

    The Sick Kids customs were suppose to be all shown off, in their finished forms, at TFCon this weekend, as well as being auctioned off. I didn't goto TFCon, but they guys that did make it took photos. Just waiting for them to be posted. I'll make sure they share them here. :) 
     
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    Sir, this is awesome
     
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    Hellooooooooooooooooooo nurse! :D  Great job!
     
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    cool head
    and after 5 yrs of non costumizing props on the skills
     
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    very nice!!

    okay Venksta

    when can i order? and how much is that head?
     
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    Nice she looks what I image her to be.
     
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    This is great. It has a great animated feel on it. really great
     
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    That head sculpt is so awesome. This is definitely a design worth revisiting in the future.
     
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    Love it! I'm a big Minerva fan and absolutely love this! Great job Venksta
     
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    Nice addition to the Sick Kids program you guys are doing, can't wait to see everything together!!!
     
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    wow dude that is reakky cool.
     
  17. Venksta

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    Thanks again everyone for your comments. :) 

    Thanks man! I'm sure if I did do some customising in the past couple of years, it would of given me some experience to avoid the issues I had with the paint on Minerva.

    Thanks! Sorry, the head is an exclusive for this charity project. I might make another Minerva for myself, if I find a spare TFA Arcee.

    Thanks dude! :) 

    Yeah, I hope I can find another Arcee, then I could do some improvements and add things I couldn't with this one. :) 

    Thanks! I can't wait to see the photos from TFCon. All the finished customs were unveiled there. But I wasn't able to go this year. Hopefully the photos will be up soon. :) 

    Thanks dude! I'm a big fan of her two. Maybe I should think of trying a classics version. :D 
     
  18. Treadshot A1

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    So, where can i get that head? :D 

    Anyways, nice custom you got here, Venksta. Now if only i could find one of these damned Arcees... :( 
     
  19. sphererer

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    Didn't know it was for a charity project till I saw your signature and the comments posted above but nonetheless, it's a brilliant custom - simplistic paint jobs yet good enough a mould to bring out the Minerva image ;) 

    :thumbs2: :thumbs2: :thumbs2: :thumbs2: 
     
  20. JacobPGalvatron

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    She's lovely.
     

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