Minor/Repaint: TFP->BW Grimphon

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  1. DJsCustoms

    DJsCustoms Well-Known Member

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    So in an attempt to get a TFP Darksteel for one project, I ended up also getting a TFP Grimwing and had nothing to do with it. I decided to instead turn it into an original BW-style Gryphon character: Grimphon!


    - Pretty simple repaint overall. A base tan was used for the back lion legs/tail section/robot face/beak. Brown for gryphon down feathers, a darker brown for the shoulder decorations(which were apparently glued in by the previous owner, so they ARE just decorations on this one).
    - The green accents were chosen to pop nicely in the robot mode in the same style that Mainframe did with other BW toys. The choice of green instead of another colour has to do with the joints. This way the joints can blend in just fine without worrying about the elbow paint chipping.
    - An entirely new tail section was added on via 5mm peg that can either be held in the hand as a tail blaster or attached to the arm as an extended claw shield.

    I couldn't decide to go with Predacon or Maximal honestly, so I left it ambiguously both ways.
    Seems right for the Half-Lion/Half-Eagle to be Half-Maximal/Half-Predacon, afterall.
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  2. Chefprime

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    That looks great
     
  3. Yaujta

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    I honestly think the only thing I'm unsure of with this piece is that tail gun. In the one shot of him holding it, it kind of resembles a goose.
    Otherwise, this looks pretty dang spiffy! I really like griffins, so it's winner in my book.
     
  4. Tom_Servo

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    Looks darn good!
     
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    Outstanding!
     
  6. Hotpiece

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    Does a gryphon count as a Fuzor? I vote yes.
     
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  7. DJsCustoms

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    Not all Chimeras have snakes for tails, some are proud of their goose-head tails and eagle heads!
    #NotAllChimeras
     
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    Gosh, it almost looks like Magnaboss
     
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    I love this but agree the tail piece looks like a goose/thanksgiving dinner. Which I mean could be funny and ad to this in a comical way.
     
  11. Spadeshock

    Spadeshock More insecticons

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    Love the goose gun, you should paint the eyes in
     
  12. Unicron9

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    I never liked that Magnaboss Prowl tail as a weapon and on this custom I dislike it as both a tail and a gun even more honestly. Paint looks a bit thick/lumpy/rough in some places but I know how much of a pain white can be to pull off over darker colors. I still have that problem sometimes even after more than 10 years of making probably near a thousand customs.
    Overall I like the idea a lot and it does look really cool. Very traditional griffon-like colors.
     
  13. DJsCustoms

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    Yeah turns out that Creatix white airbrush paint is basically rubber garbage. I normally use Creatix airbrush paints for hand-painted because they're so smooth, but their black is chalk and their white is rubber so I had to go back to using Wicked. Final coat of white was wicked, so it no longer feels rubbery to the touch. This was the unfortunate victim of a lesson learned about a brand I normally trusted 100%.

    Today's lesson is : If they're out of stock, do not substitute for something else you normally trust. Disappointment is one of life's most consistent surprises.
     
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    Can't unsee the goose now..... As for the figure, it looks awesome!
     
  15. DJsCustoms

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    Fools, this was all a clever subliminal advertisement for my next custom:
    Odette from Swan Princess made out of PotP Elita One.


    ...I'm not actually doing that...but now I kind of want to.
     
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    I'm so sorry.
     
  17. Unicron9

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    Hah well I sure know how that feels. Still real a cool custom though, and if you wanted to perfect it you could always take some thinner and remove most of that white to do it over with another paint.
    A BW Cheetor or Tigatron tail gun would probably work better too.
     
  18. Ronbot1986

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    Like this one a lot. WOW!
     
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    Sweet! He looks amazing!
     
  20. TheWolverineX74

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    Where did you get the "claw" parts on the and of his weapon?
     

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