Minor/Repaint: TFA Ironhide

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  1. Shinobitron

    Shinobitron Cybertronian Ninja

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    My first offical TF character custom from TFA is Ironhide. Ironhide started s A TFA Ratchet. I removed the electro things from his wrist and removed his head. I then used a Cybertron mode Primes head. His chin was removed as where his ear tips. Primes head was perfectsince he has the round ear covers just like ironhide does. his entire body was painted satin red. after that all other colors were added to give him the propre G1 color scheme. To finish a reprolabel was added and u get Ironhide!
     

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  2. Motor_Master

    Motor_Master Lets the balls touch TFW2005 Supporter

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    Very cool, I like it.
     
  3. autobotx23

    autobotx23 Banned

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    Great job on modding Prime's Head. Very nice work, Shinobitron, you have definitely stepped your game up!!! :rock 
     
  4. plowking

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

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    Nice job Shinobi!!

    The Satin Red blends in well with the animated line too :thumb 
     
  5. kalron

    kalron Technician/Sculptor

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    After finally watching the first episode thanks to my Prime/Megs 2 pack purchase, I would have to say that this suits the character protrayed far better than Ratchet. Old war hero, grumpy voice, Prime calling him old friend = Ironhide IMO.

    Looks great with the group.
     
  6. shade 0066

    shade 0066 Live Fast, Drive Faster!

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    That is one bad ass Ironhide. Thought I think a bigger head fin would make it dead on it looks awesome as is.
     
  7. Sentinel Pax

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    Nicely done. I myself am wondering if they'll do an official Ironhide toy.
     
  8. Shinobitron

    Shinobitron Cybertronian Ninja

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    Tried the bigger fin but it interfeared with the ability of the roof to close on his head.

    Thanks everyone for the comments! I have 2 more TFA figs planned thus far. I'm gonna start another tomorrow night after work !
     
  9. chiptimus_prime

    chiptimus_prime Superfluous Trailer

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    Great job Shins, I'm really starting to dig yer colors. :) 
    I can't wait to see where Ratchet's head ends up! ;) 
     
  10. luke4

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    nice i never would hav thought to use primes head.. that kicks ass i hope they release somthing like it!
     
  11. SMOG

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    Nice work... the colours blend well, and the van mode looks great.

    I do however have 2 small critiques...

    The windshield looks really brushy. Maybe a spray application would give it a smoother finish?

    His head seems to sit up way high on the neck, giving him a bit of a giraffe-neck feeling. I'm thinking that maybe if the neck were chopped down, the Prime head would look more settled on that torso. Also, that would give you more space to add a bigger mohawk/crest.

    Other than those two bits, I love it!

    zmog
     
  12. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    :bowdown: :bowdown:  We're not worthy! We're not worthy! Sorry but this custom is awesome. Great job on everything you did on it, Shinobi.
     
  13. dark69

    dark69 BlackArachnia Terrorize!

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    very nice! but i still hope his toys a new mold ;p
     
  14. Spurt Reynolds

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    Fantastic job,if we ever get an official Ironhide toy lets hope it ends up half as good as this.
    The head is pure class.
     
  15. timshinn73

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    Good idea.

    Paint work is a little messy on the windows, but it looks good overall.

    I like the prime head mod, but think maybe the chin might look better red. But then again, I'm not a huge fan of the Animated bots' extra long John Kerry faces, so it's probably just a matter of personal taste on my part.

    Nice job!
     
  16. Shinobitron

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    Thanks for the honest crit guys. lets see if I can address afew issues.

    Windows - Yep I know they are brushy but I was actually going for a reflective effect and not a solid window color one more coat would have made it solid but I wanted it to look grainy.

    Head - I agree that he does have the long neck. The ball joint on Ratchet is very close to the neck it self. If the neck was shortened on prime it limits its ability to pivot. The head would turn but not have full range not to mention he would need a chinectimy as it would then rub where the head inserts into the body. Another reason I opted not to shorten the neck is that it makes IH look taller ;) 

    Again thanks for the comments and crit.
     
  17. Iron Spider-Man

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    I think his head looks great! He's very chintastic, like most of the TF Animated guys... Bruce Campbell would be proud! :D 
     
  18. Sso02V

    Sso02V Injector Has a Posse

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    Robot mode is great, but he's a bit boring in vehicle mode, no?
     
  19. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    I dont' think so. I mean, 90% of vehicles are just a solid color, you know.
     
  20. Terrorcon_King

    Terrorcon_King Has Gone Transmetal

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    Shouldnt Ironhide have Elite Guard mark? in Autoboot Camp he says he wants to be a Elite Guard Trooper? i mean just wondering?
     

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