Minor/Repaint: Straxus

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  1. GeoKaiser

    GeoKaiser Mechabot-1/Omegatron TFW2005 Supporter

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    Straxus from the G1 Marvel Comics. He is made from a Dark Crumple Zone and has a metallic paint job. I modified the head slightly with milliput and took off the front cannons.
     

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  2. Terrorcon_King

    Terrorcon_King Has Gone Transmetal

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    Nicely done!
    i like what you did to his head!
    but the best of all....the Metallic Blue Paint job! completely awsome!
    have you changed his Alt. mode @ all?
     
  3. big hank

    big hank Resident Slacker-Basher

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    Great job! Beautiful shade of blue! Where'd ya get the Energo-trident?
     
  4. GeoKaiser

    GeoKaiser Mechabot-1/Omegatron TFW2005 Supporter

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    I had some spare Gundam Kit parts I used for the Energo-trident. He has an axe in the comic, but close enough. I'll add some alt mode pics in a few days.
     
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    Beautiful work.
     
  6. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    Absolutely beautiful
     
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    Woot! Straxus!

    I've been hanging on to a Crumplezone figure now for... uh... years, planning to make a Straxus out of him. So kudos to you man... it must be a brilliant idea if we both thought of it, right!? ;) 

    This looks better than I dared hope mine might turn out! That weird dark metallic blue is just about PERFECT, especially with those small red accents. I think the Dark Crumplezone remold makes for an even better likeness... damn I need one now.

    I don't know if you've made plans for that alt mode, but this is what I had come up with...
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    My plan was to replace the front wheel strut with an energy cannon barrel... it would fold out in vehicle mode to make Straxus into some kind of futuristic gun-ship.

    I love this! Nice work! :) 

    zmog
     
  8. OldsCut78

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    Who is Straxus. I don't remember him.
     
  9. gargunkle

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    Fought Blaster on Cybertron. Early Marvel G1 comics. Maybe around issue 18? Too lazy to look up at the Wiki :) 
     
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    Straxus is often referred to as a petty warlord who set up his own feudal tyrant state on Cybertron during Megatron's long absence (similar to Scorponok). He's pretty much a generic "evil lord" archetype, with an extra dose of brutality, and a penchant for using his fallen enemies' bodies as raw materials for his industrial empire. His alt mode was similar to Galvatron's... a self-propelled canon, though apparently it could fly too.

    In the Marvel USA 80's series, Straxus was the local adversary for Perceptor's team of underground Autobot rebels, and had a personal enmity with Blaster. I believe he was destroyed in combat with Blaster, shortly before those Autobots found their way to Earth by way of Space Bridge, and Ratbat assumed control of Decepticon operations on Cybertron.

    (yes, Ratbat)

    He was recently revived by IDW, who made him part of Nemesis Prime's Dead Universe crew... though his actual role was minimal.

    zmog
     
  11. GeoKaiser

    GeoKaiser Mechabot-1/Omegatron TFW2005 Supporter

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    Great minds think alike! I added his alt mod pics. I didn't change him very much, just removed a few guns and fins. He kinga of looks like a spacecraft, just has a big landing gear in the front. Gun ship idea sounds cool.
     
  12. RodimusDawg

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    Sweet custom. I think the trident is fitting enough , no biggie if it isn't a axe.
     
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    I'm thinking that with the legs folded back into "wings" it might look especially good on yours, because the Dark Crumplezone remold has those extra-large pointy feet. It would give him a bigger wingspan. Also, with the arms rotated, those big rear wheels become "hover turbines" on the underside instead. :) 

    zmog
     
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    Whoa! Like the paint!
     
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    Freaking AWESOME!
     
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    Definitaly looks like a Decepticon tyrant.
     
  17. Ravenxl7

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    That's awesome looking. I really like the blue you used on him. Has a nice dark yet sparkly look to it. I'm thinking about doing a Straxus kitbash myself, though in a bit of a different direction than yours, lol. Keep up the good work :thumbs2: 
     

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