Minor/Repaint: TF:A Ironhide

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  1. caitlindevi

    caitlindevi Sculpticon

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    As soon as as saw that TF:A Ratchets were starting to become shelfwarmers I knew that Ironhide had to be done.

    Most of this is a simple repaint but the gaps under the arms and the 'war wound' have been tidied and removed. The siren light strip has also been filled in.

    The head was resculpted from scratch in wax, moulded in silicon and cast in resin then painted. I also cast a head in metal just to see how it would look...makes a pretty good 'Iron Ironhide'.

    I'd had this sitting on a shelf half finshed for weeks but I just sat down the other night and sculpted the head in a single evening and popped it into silicon ready to cast the next day.

    The head is the right size to allow transformation too (although I needed to dremel some of the inside of the roof to allow for the 'crest' to sit neatly)

    Thinking about sculping some characters from scratch next, rather than modding, and they'll most likely just be figurines rather than transforming toys
     

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  2. Tekkaman Blade

    Tekkaman Blade Professor of Animation

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    I'd love to be able to get that head. It turned out really well.
     
  3. Terrorcon_King

    Terrorcon_King Has Gone Transmetal

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    Now thats a BEAUTIFUL! Animated Ironhide!
    i loveee it, the head is soooo Animated Accurate:D 
    Also i feel like i need to say something about the Autobot insignia, In Autoboot camp he wanted to be an Elite Guard Trooper, eventhough he dosent have the "Prime" within his name hes still part of the Elite Guard. Like Blurr hes a Spy but he dosent have Prime after his name but sill has the Elite Guard Mark. Well thats it from me. Great job again! LOVE IT!:D  Want IT! lol
     
  4. caitlindevi

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    Yeah As I was uploading these photos I was thinking that he'd probably be in the Elite guard by now.
    I might have to update him and give him the elite guard insignia with stripes...the metallic insignias do bug me on the animated toys
     
  5. hXcpunk23

    hXcpunk23 The Chaos Bringer

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    Amazing work, caitlindevi! I really like the sculpting you did and the cast turned out great. Tack on the great paint job you gave him and it's perfect.

    On a side note, I hate the metallic faction symbols--give me red and purple.
     
  6. Ricky_Stream

    Ricky_Stream Well-Known Member

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    amazing sculpting!
     
  7. plowking

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

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    This absolutely fantastic work you've done here.

    Thanks for posting it in here too :thumb 

    Looking forward to seeing more from you!
     
  8. Lucs

    Lucs This Guy!

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    WOW that's so awesome! Great work on the custom head and the paint job. If you are into casting the heads you sculpt for sale I would definitely be interested in this one. We could really use more head sculpters especially for the Animated style customs. Oh and welcome to Radicons
     
  9. lord_chain

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    that is amazing and quite inspirational.
    awesome work. i'd buy one of those heads.
     
  10. SMOG

    SMOG Vocab-champion ArgueTitan

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    BRILLIANT.

    Unlike a lot of custom TFA heads that people have made up till now, this Ironhide really looks absolutely like an Animated head. It's bang-on.

    Great rendition!

    zmog
     
  11. spoonman

    spoonman Kitbasher extrordinaire!

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    Holy Frikkin' Gaw Man! That has to be the best animated likeness done by a basher I've ever seen! Truly exceptional work. Welcome to the ranks my friend and am sooo looking forward to some more work!
     
  12. caitlindevi

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    Well when I'm not jobless I'm a professional sculptor...I always try to get as accurate as possible.
    I've got some animated statues I really want to get started on too
     
  13. Spiderus Prime

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    That is :bay  !
     
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    That's great!
     
  15. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    That new head is a really really bang-up job.
     
  16. darkhart187

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    WOW THATS COOL wanna sell or trade for a head
     
  17. MushroomPrime

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    Holy Crap.

    I mean, Jesus holy....

    *passes out*
     
  18. Bumblebee2008

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    Wow!!! What an amazing head sculpt!!! The paint job is fantastic, all round excellent work!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  19. MetroBoy

    MetroBoy Keeper of the Cheese

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    That head is pure win. Awesome!
     
  20. Blunticus

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    Jack-pot!
    Well done caitlin. Perfect animated rendition, and superb transformation of ratchet to ironhide. Looking forward to seeing more of your customs on here.
     

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