Minor/Repaint: TFA Earth Mode Arcee

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  1. mangamike

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    This is my interpretation of what I think TFA Arcee's Earth Mode would look like. She is made from a TFA Jazz, with some mods to the fenders and doors. The head is custom made and has an earth magnet neck, that gives her the ability to swivel, plus it fits into the car mode a little easier this way. Paint is Model makers Acryl. I really like how she turned out.
     

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  2. Ra88

    Ra88 Dutchman!

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    Very nice colors and the mold does oddly fit her, but the face isn't really all that appealing, I'm sorry to say. It looks, well, bloated to the point where it resembles that of a frog. :( 
     
  3. ErechOveraker

    ErechOveraker I'm with Plowking.

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    Agree on the face issue. Everything else is good, and then you get to the head and I just want to check for her adam's apple :) 

    Be a good swap out whenever the Arcee animated figure comes out though.
     
  4. mangamike

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    I was going for a more Anime look with her, that's why the head is so big but thanks for the honesty.
     
  5. Slimaximus

    Slimaximus Headmaster

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    Dude is she allergic to earth's air, because man that face is bloated, looks like it should be a tmnt head
     
  6. blacklion29

    blacklion29 Merlion Gestalt

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    very nice! i like it!
     
  7. mangamike

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    thanks for the comments, I will be resculpting the head now based on the input, stay tuned and I will upload the "new" head soon
     
  8. fakebusker83

    fakebusker83 Radicon

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    Heys, I'm currently doing something similar to a figure of mine so I just wanna encourage you. Don't give up.

    But firstly, what was the material used for the head? Epoxy? Papier mache?

    A dremel with a mini head works wonders if you go on it gently. And don't look down on toothpicks, blu tack and fine-grit sandpaper. They also help alot, especially for the nooks and crannies in the helm.

    You are going for the anime look. May I interest you to learn from the masters. There are 9 parts to it and I learnt greatly from this series.
    (To the mods: I hope linking such stuff is legal here.)

    All the best! Let's share results soon :) 
     
  9. Ace Convoy

    Ace Convoy Well-Known Member

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    No offence but if you recolor the head..........it would make a great Movie verse Bumblebee gone animated.
     
  10. Ace Convoy

    Ace Convoy Well-Known Member

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    But keep at it..Never give up never surrender just keep at it

    this is Awesome still
     
  11. mangamike

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    I actually used Mighty Putty for the head, sculpted by hand, the helmet part is from a star wars at-st driver cap, that i thought looked like her helmet. I think I may leave this one as is for the time being and sculpt a new head that is a little more slender in the cheeks, thanks for the links and input
     
  12. vidmouse

    vidmouse Well-Known Member

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    I love this one. Don't give up on it!
    I think if you slender up the cheeks a LOT you're there,
    or at least mostly there. Using the starwars helmet is
    genius, great work.
     

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