Minor/Repaint: Straxus

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  1. Unicron9

    Unicron9 Chaos Bringer 9

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    I barely remember Straxus from the comics but this figure is really cool and I like the name Straxus Better than Darkmount so I repainted him to better match his simple comic scheme.
    I used all metallics and added in some extra details and weathering for realism.

    Darkmount is a cool name but it sounds like some kind of gothic porn or something.

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  2. exclusacon

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    Good work....agree on the darkmount name...weird...

    Good paint game...
     
  3. G60Force

    G60Force World Smallest Mini-Con

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    Well I must say good job and it's better that original ... :D 
    but I'd like to see anyone giving him a real-life army vide!! :p 
     
  4. iron maniac

    iron maniac Help Uncle Sixshot, Help!

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    Great job!
    I still can't find this guy at retail. I always loved Straxus in the comic book, I never dreamed Hasbro would finally make a figure of him. I am so geeked!

    That metallic paint is sweet!
     
  5. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    Very nice paintjob. But man when said about Darkmount being something about gothic porn..that was funny. LOL
     
  6. Long_Haul

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    This Has Just confirmed that Darkmount will be mine, great PAint job.
     
  7. ckhtiger

    ckhtiger old skool fool

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    but wait, wait, do you have more pics of that fembot? and which company's metallic paints did you use?
     
  8. jicco

    jicco TF Customizer

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    Sweet painting. Remind me to get one. Good job.
     
  9. Unicron9

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    Yep I wasn't going to get him until I did one for a commission. When I had the figure in hand I really loved the amount of ball joints in important places for poseability and the hands that can open and close. Awesome quality for a deluxe.

    The fembot is Slipstream, also recently posted here at TFW.
    The angle in the Straxus pic is really her worst because you can see the sculpt supporting the wing part on her shoulder.
     
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    Phew, though I was the only one that thought so. :lol 

    Awesome custom, bro.
     
  11. sentinalsupreme

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    thats chrome,steel is whats up...all togather good paint work..but that pick axe looks dangerous
     
  12. VectorPrime404

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    Officially, he is Straxus. But the name was unavailable due to Trademark Reasons. So they used the name of Straxus' base instead.

    Don't make me laugh. Straxus appeared in two comics. He had a different colour scheme in each. The scheme your toy originally came in is the official scheme, an amalgamation of the two.

    The best I can say about this is that your brushwork is well done.
     
  13. Unicron9

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    Yes captain knowledge, I know why they changed the name.
    The best thing I can say about you is you are great at looking up a wikipedia.
    I had the comics and pulled up every pic of him from them as reference to do this. Aside from his chest being either red or yellow in different frames, his colors were usually about the same- more simplistic than the toy comes.
    Aside from adding gunmetal tread wheels and redoing his original colors in metallics, I only simplified his colors more to match the comics.
    So yeah I made him as close to the comics as I could.
    Made me feel better about calling him Straxus since his "official" name would be just as "official" as the "official" character colors he was released in. You know, the name that is printed on the box?
     
  14. Superquad7

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    The toy and this custom is "Staxus" for me. Your work looks good, and your attempt is admirable.

    There's no need to argue about things here, though.

    Hasbro can print or be forced to print whatever they do on boxes; it doesn't stop me :D 
     
  15. Rhinox555

    Rhinox555 Insert clever joke here.

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    Very, very nice. Somewhat surprised you didn't repaint the inaccurately golden chest to the red it was in the comics though.
     
  16. Unicron9

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    Well in most frames it was red but it was yellow a couple of times too.
     
  17. Shockwavexodius

    Shockwavexodius Psychologically instable

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    Gothic porn.....LOL!
     
  18. Optimist_Prime

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    Who the hell else would use the name Straxus? I find it crazy Hasbro couldn't TM the name.
     

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