Heavy/Scratch: Superion! His name isn't as humorous as the others

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  1. TheDevastator

    TheDevastator Decepticon

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    If you've looked at the other Aerialbot customs I've done, you know what this one is about. As stated in Silverbolt's thread, I customized Silverbolt's gun to unfold to somewhat resemble Superion's arm cannon from the cartoon. It's mounted on Fireflight's arm to give it some poseability possibilities. I didn't make the head completely cartoon accurate because I really liked how the original toy's head looked. I shaved down the mohawk and added a faceplate as a compromise. Yeah, the face could still use some work, but I've got a time table here! I'll get back to it after Botcon 2008. The chestplate was made out of many different Transformer bits.

    I would have liked to have gotten Superion even more show-accurate but his color and shape changing in the show proved a little challenging to emulate. In fact, that's the main reason I skipped over this guy and worked on Defensor and Computron first (I'm not sure how many of you remember those customs of mine).



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  2. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    I just want to thank you for at least letting me SEE my dream come true, even if yours is the only one in existence. :lol  you've done a truly fantastic job on all of these guys! Just seeing him standing there next to a "factory" Superion pulls the heart-strings. Ku-DOS my friend.
     
  3. Ptitvite

    Ptitvite Construction worker

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    Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Living cartoons!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    So freakin well done! :rock 
     
  4. Satomiblood

    Satomiblood Prototype Black

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    You know, I never really knew, did Superion have a mouth or a faceplate like Prime?

    Excellent work! Bring on the other combiners.
     
  5. frenzyrumble

    frenzyrumble Banned

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    excellent work. I love combiners. If there were 30 hours in a day, I would spend 6 of them making my own (or trying)
     
  6. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    Man i wish i could be half that good. thats awesome
     
  7. Lobo

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    Superion never looked better!

    Another awesome combiner Devs! :rock 
     
  8. Motor_Master

    Motor_Master Lets the balls touch TFW2005 Supporter

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    very nice, now bring on the Stunticons... yes Im biased :D 
     
  9. Satomiblood

    Satomiblood Prototype Black

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    Well, most of the time I just assumed it was a faceplate.

    Devs: Honestly, I think Superion's mouth should be all black like in the toon. But I'm just a novice. Take it however you want.
     
  10. timshinn73

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    Pretty neat.

    I love that Computron.
     
  11. SMOG

    SMOG Vocab-champion ArgueTitan

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    The toy never had a faceplate, but for some reason his animation model did... sometimes at least. :) 

    Kind of weird, since usually toon models were altered to give faceplate TFs faces, not the other way around.

    Great work Devy, as usual. This is the kind of thing Hasbro should have done years ago (they're doing it now with 25th Anniversary GIJOE, so why not?).

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  12. TheDevastator

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    Thanks again for the kind words Redline! Thanks for adding the galleries so quickly too!

    Ptitvite: You flatter me sir! I do strive to make my customs as cartoon accurate as possible, thanks for noticing! I do take a few liberties once in a while especially if a cartoon feature is hard to emulate.

    Satomiblood: Superion's faceplate was dark gray in the cartoons. I can't find any screen caps where it was all black, though it wouldn't surprise me if it was colored that way once or twice. I actually started with a much darker gray for the face but it ended up being much too dark so I repainted it. Also, thanks for the compliments! The other combiners will be coming soon!

    frenzy_rumble: Your kind words are appreciated! If I ever finished customizing all of the combining figures ever made for Transformers, I'd probably start making my own. I tried once and failed miserably, but I hope to give it another go soon.

    Rumble02: Thanks, and you might be surprised with what you came up with if you tried something like this. I don't think what I do is particularly hard, but it takes a lot of patience. I had only done two minor kitbashes before I made Devastator, my first combiner custom back in 2004.

    Lobo: You've always been so nice to me man! You're far better at the customizing game than I am, but you've always taken the time to compliment my work. I'm glad you like it!

    Motormaster: Check back this weekend :) 

    timshinn: You're neat!

    SMOG: You're so right! A lot of Transformer toys with faceplates ended up having full facial features in the show. In this case, three of the smaller Aerialbot toys had visors and faceplates. In the show, they all had unobstructed faces except for Slingshot who gained a visor and Superion wo gained a visor and mouthplate. Thankfully I had enough peg-headed combiner faces to go around. Also, thanks!
     
  13. Motor_Master

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    Swoon!!!
     
  14. D-Unit

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    Amazing man, like the 1st post says, thanks for letting us see what we all wanted as kids
     
  15. Viagra Prime

    Viagra Prime Well-Known Member

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    Dev I love all of your articulated combiners, this is no exception. I want to steal it.
     
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    Hell yeah I'm jealous...but I'm no ashamed of it!!! Awesome work, man. :eek: 
     
  17. Ptitvite

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    You know I love this kitbash with all my heart but I kinda miss the golden part of his upper legs... I do realize that it's a compromise with all the mods done on SB but I had to say it!
     
  18. TonyzCustomz

    TonyzCustomz Am I doin it rite? TFW2005 Supporter

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    This combiner is awesome! Great job Devastator!
     
  19. Lucs

    Lucs This Guy!

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    NO words!
     
  20. guarddog8471

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    Very nice work...I hope Hasbro is seeing what they could have done to make the toys better...LOL
     

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