Heavy/Scratch: TF ANIMATED IRONHIDE Season 4 Earth Mode

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  1. astig

    astig Optimus Prime's Driver

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    Hi guys, so here goes. I don't have an Ironhide for my Animated collection so I decided to make one. At first, I thought of just repainting my Sentinel Prime mold into IH's colors but, I'm not too sure the result would please me. So, i went searching online and came across the red pickup truck concept design from the Allspark Almanac. I decided to do it! it's not perfect or anything and there are some minor areas that i'd like to revisit sometime but, for now this result makes me happy! :) 

    BIG THANKS to Warsman for taking the trouble of scanning the reference pic i needed and to Bigbot3030 for pointing me to more ref pics.

    So, here is IH. Basically the back of Sentinel Prime mold with a list of modifications:
    -Sculpted Head
    -seperated front part of truck from the back part of the toy, then added lego (hero factory?) ball joints to both parts to allow the IH transformation.
    -removed the plows
    -removed rear wheels and attached it to the legs
    -swapped the hands
    -added ball jointed "fake" window panels on his shoulder. these fold under the truck in alt mode.
    -added stryrene/sculpted the truck to look like IH's alt mode.
    -custom cannons
    -minor mods and details added to look close to the design.
    -painted in IH colors

    That's it in a nutshell. Here he is Earth Mode Animated Ironhide. Enjoy and thanks for looking! :) 

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  2. grayfox

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    This is DAMN cool, sir.
    If I had to nitpick, I'd say the front bumper may be coming off a bit bland. It's a minor thing anyway. Other than that, wow. Seriously. :) 
     
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    You are my new hero!

    That is amazing. It cheered me up after seeing that next year's TFCC toys won't have any Animated.
     
  4. Joey_Santana

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    wow!

    man i so wish we coulda got that :p 
     
  6. ThaConqueror

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    Dude, this is frikkin' awesome! Probably the only quibble I have is the windshield could be a bit more transparent, but I don't know how you'd do that without breaking physics or somethin'. Seriously, what you did here was utter genius and I'd love to see more of your work!
     
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    Oh I'm sorry, I couldn't concentrate on posting a comment because that Ironhide BLEW MY MIND.
     
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    Absolutely love it
     
  9. misternewuzer

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    Dang, beat me to it! It looks awesome, I would proudly display something like that in my collection!

    Guess I'll just have to finish my Animated Bludgeon now! haha
     
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    This looks amazing! Could you pst some image's of the underneath of the vehicle mode and the back of the robot mode?
     
  11. wwoptimusprime

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    this is great! Something ive been contemplating doing but just never have the time.
     
  12. cheetor71

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    Very cool.
     
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    Spec-TACULAR!!!!
     
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    This is great,it's p.much an aweome mashup of all his many designs,possibly one of my fav Animated customs to date.
     
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    :jawdropper: 



    wow
     
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    VERY Cool :)  Great job!
     
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    Really great Custom!

    This is the most AllSparc Almanac accurated Earth Mode Ironhide. Great great job! :) 
     
  19. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    I think I need new pants after seeing this awesomeness
     
  20. deliciouspeter

    deliciouspeter Back in Black TFW2005 Supporter

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    Damn! Amazing work...really nice!
     

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