Minor/Repaint: TFA Kup

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by Shinobitron, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. Shinobitron

    Shinobitron Cybertronian Ninja

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    This is my fave Autobot of all time. He never got a figure outside of G1 and that P'ed me off to no end. I decided to update Kup into a TFA form using a TFA Cybertron Prime. Primes body was befect for his Alt mode but his head lacked what I needed to give him the old guy look. I took Ratchets head and reworked that sucker like no tomorrow. He has been given a new jaw his trademark helmet and even a nose! I opted to keep all light piping in him since the glowing blue eyes fit the old guy. Finally I decided to give him a fitting weapon. The gun of course was a no brainer but I also gave him a weapon to suit his stature in life. I used Primes axed and altered it into a Cane that can also be used to clobber Deceptibrats.

    Hope ya like the old guy cause as of now he's my personnal fave!
     

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  2. Kouri

    Kouri kupo

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    Oooh, very clean paint. Ratchet's head is a really nice touch - I was afraid you might've gone with that Hoist head and ruined the Animated aesthetic.
     
  3. ErechOveraker

    ErechOveraker I'm with Plowking.

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    "Tell Grimlock about petro-rabbits!"

    Yeah, that's nice man. Really nice. Color choices are perfect.
     
  4. robvega214

    robvega214 Mp5_Brut

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    looks great
     
  5. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    (In old person voice) "Get Off My cyber lawn, you pesty protoforms!" Shinobitron, this is a great custom nonetheless. Very cool detailed work.
     
  6. Conundrum

    Conundrum Dabbler of the arts

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    Just everything about it screams awesomess...and old age. It's hard to tell that was even a Ratchet head, impressive work.
     
  7. Hicks_Royel

    Hicks_Royel Chicks dig the Mutt!

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    Very impressive. While I still hate the animated line, this figure looks perfect.
     
  8. Motor_Master

    Motor_Master Lets the balls touch TFW2005 Supporter

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    oh very nice. I'd love to see Hasbro release that one.
     
  9. LemonPrime

    LemonPrime Greetings Programs

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    Mmm mmm mm, that's good! I love the re-tooled Ratchet head. Man, that alt-mode is perfect too. Nice job.
     
  10. plowking

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

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    Very nice job Shinobi!...love the cane/stick....and the paint looks great!

    :thumb 
     
  11. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    how ironic, SQ7 and I were JUST talking last night about how we couldn't believe this one hadn't appeared yet, and it didn't even take 24 hours for that one to get nixed! :lol  nicely done, too, I might add :) 
     
  12. grock35

    grock35 Hmmmm...

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    same here....excellent job :thumb 
     
  13. Orion_Prime48

    Orion_Prime48 Super Sentai Purist

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    man that looks great very nicely done :thumb 
     
  14. SMOG

    SMOG Vocab-champion ArgueTitan

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    Wow, I did a digibash of TFA deluxe cybertronian Prime as Kup quite a while back now, but I'm glad someone finally did this physically. The pastel colours are wonderful, and the reworked head looks great.

    Disagree wholeheartedly... some people get so bent out of shape about "Oh, you ruined the Animated Aesthetic this or the Movie Aesthetic that" when actually there is a wide variety of combinations of styles that can work well together. All that shows is a deep rigidity and lack of imagination... and in this case, a neglect of the fact that Armada Hoist is practically "Animated-style" as it is. :) 

    Despite the higher level of surface detail, it's every bit as cartoony and exaggerated as many Animated designs. The Armada Hoist head is a great starting point for a Kup head, but I don't want to take anything away from this head-sculpt... which is certainly a few steps beyond simply finding a head that is a "good resemblance". This is a bang-up custom head design that is the result of very skillful work, and ends up being unmistakably "Kup".

    Awesome.

    zmog
     
  15. Dilborg

    Dilborg Well-Known Member

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    Not a major fan of the Animated toys, but damn, I really REALLY like that one.

    You've captured Kup perfectly.
     
  16. Terrorcon_King

    Terrorcon_King Has Gone Transmetal

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    Amazing its about time Kup comes bak too us in the 2000's man lol looks real kool, good ol' man face n grimlock with him! hahaha thats funny! Good job Shinobitron! keep up the good work! Now i wanna make my own Kup! lol
     
  17. iDarkDesign

    iDarkDesign Rodeo Lawyer

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    WoW! very nice and clean paint! And the head is awesome. He looks a bit buff for an old guy but it fits in the animated world.


    iDD
     
  18. j.a.f.o.

    j.a.f.o. Just Looking, Not Buying

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    That IS animated Kup. Perfect.
     
  19. scouse--13

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    wow thats what i had planed to do today iv just got my hands on that figer to start it as well still looks awsome love the head
     
  20. Skyripper

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    man that works so well, how long did it take to redo that head you can barely realize that it's ratchet.
     

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