Minor/Repaint: TF Prime Thundertron... Who IS this guy anyway?...

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  1. Taiki

    Taiki Well-Known Member

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    I notice this guy has a similar problem to Ultra Magnus... out of the box, he's predominantly BLUE. He's got SOME paint apps, thankfully, but the majority of him is still a rather uniform aqua blue which... made me almost not want to pick him up.
    ... and his powerizer weapon looked RIDICULOUS.
    Decided to take some paints to him to help break up the blue a little. light blackwash, then some paint apps to highlight bits of his design. quick and dirty, nothing too complicated.
    Also dismantled the weapon and glued it in place in extended mode. It also kinda fits over his fist, but I didn't like how floppy it feels so until I figure out a way to do it, I'll leave it mounted on his forearm.
    ... now can we PLEASE have him on the show?... it'd be such a waste not to. After fiddling with him, I find him RIDICULOUSLY cool. It's not everyday you get a pirate themed transformer complete with a peg leg and a sword...
     

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    Satomiblood Prototype Black

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    I can't wait to see this in G1 Razorclaw colors.
     
  3. Exodus

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    Ya would be cool when we see him in the show, now where's the Smokescreens figure? Nice paint too.
     
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  4. konrathink

    konrathink Jared Magnus

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    Like the paint apps, but does he have a hollow head? From the back it looks flat.
     
  5. SG hailstorm

    SG hailstorm JaAm aficionado

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    i cant wait to find one and make him victory leo!
     
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    Both of these are great ideas, one of you better get on that right away.

    As for me, he reminds me too much of Liger Zero Jager.
    Liger Zero Variants - Zoids Wiki

    [EDIT] after looking over the full page, looks like Thundertron is a full on homage to the liger zero x....a zoid I haven't seen before. Its about three quarters down on the page.
     
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    Looks like the head becomes part of the mane!
     
  8. crazyjeffy

    crazyjeffy Hammertastic

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    It's amazing how, in both Ultra Magnus and Thundertron, such little customizing can increase the look of a figure that much.
     
  9. Anti-Venom

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    Actually, it looks like it's a homage to many Liger Type zoids.
     
  10. Neekotron

    Neekotron We're in Ratbat Country!

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    Wonder if a TFP Optimus head can fit on his ball joint/transformation? I know the JTFP line is getting this as Lio Convoy, but thinking as far as affordability goes Thundertron and either FE/RID OP's head could bring on the Lio Convoy we never got and always needed.

    All that said, nice paint work! :thumbs2: 
     
  11. Keith Prime

    Keith Prime Advanced Engineer

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    To answer the title of the thread, "TF Prime Thundertron... Who IS this guy anyway?...", he's a Pirate Captain (& leader of the Star Seekers) in the Exiles novel.

    http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Thundertron

    The way the novel left him, he'll either appear in Prime or a future novel (a future novel was strongly hinted at).
     
  12. SG hailstorm

    SG hailstorm JaAm aficionado

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    a pirate NOT from cybertron to be exact (according to his toy bio on the package)
     
  13. Taiki

    Taiki Well-Known Member

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    I know, right?...
    and I WANT Smokescreen. if they do the mold right, there's so much I could do with it...


    Thanx guys. :) 
    Yep. Hence our love-hate relationship with HasTak... we love the toys... but we hate that certain things weren't done. /shrugs...
    At least we can do something to make em better eh? So it's OK. :) 


    head's not hollow per se. the back is flat to let it become part of the mane/back of the head...
    the light-piping's a bit of a bust though... it's there, but the eyes are really narrow?... can barely see any light getting outta them unless I put an LED torch to the upper panel...


    know whatcha mean... you might need two of him though for a leg swap if you're feeling picky?... his legs are actually asymmetrical to incorporate the peg leg design...
    but yeah, he'd be a great candidate for Victory Leo or Razorclaw. XD


    hehehehe, that was kinda what swung me to get him. I LOVE the Ligers, especially Liger Zero. Was almost tempted to paint him in the Liger Zero colors...


    I... think it might be possible?... he has the head on ball joint thing which is the same as the FE Prime... [not sure about the voyager... don't have that mold...]... but I foresee some difficulty in transformation... there's not much clearance, and the robot head might stick out something fierce without any modding...
    But yeah... he WOULD look pretty good as Lio Convoy.


    Hmmm. need to get my hands on that Exiles novel. He LOOKS hella cool... would like to get to know a bit more about him...
     
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    prime326 Autobot Leader

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    Definetly better looking
     
  15. leobreaker1977

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    Nice work on both of these bro! I can't wait to get my hands on both of them, Iwant like 5 of Thundertron ;) 
     
  16. Taiki

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    Heh, thanx guys. :) 
    Uploaded alt mode pics, and a pic of him with both feet instead of the peg leg...
    It's a really unique, fascinating mold. XD
    ... and the fact that the alt mode looks like the Murasame Liger helps. ahahahahahaha~
     

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    I dig him, gonna need like ten of him lol
     
  18. crazyjeffy

    crazyjeffy Hammertastic

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    Very nice alt mode.

    Now do Magnus!
     
  19. Taiki

    Taiki Well-Known Member

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    hehehehehe, have fun eh? I'm expecting to see possible repaints of him to Victory Leo, Razorclaw or Lio Convoy already.
    ... or even Ligerjack. /snigger



    yep yep, ahahahaha, gimme a coupla minutes. upload's coming. XD
     
  20. cheetor71

    cheetor71 Autobot

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    Pretty cool. I'll wait to see if he's in the show before I decide to pick him up. I like this custom though.
     

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