TFWe Community Spotlight - Radicon Customs - Unicron-9

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  1. Kickback

    Kickback Proud father Administrator Super Mod News Staff

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    Community Spotlight - Unicron-9
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    written by Secretcode

    Every so often, TFWe will search through the TFW2005 Boards and, as a staff, nominate and vote upon a member of the forums to be featured in our Community Spotlight series. We interview the individual a little bit about themselves and what they do/have done on the boards.

    Arguably one of the largest parts of any Transformers community over the last few years has been the customization community. People have been taking their Transformers toys and improving them (or creating new versions of favorite characters) for quite some time now. Some of these individuals have even gone off and joined or formed their own 3rd party companies that now create unique addition pieces to current Transformers, or even their own version of the character that they mass-produce.

    The Radicons is a community within TFW2005.COM dedicated soley to the customization of Transformers. What started as a small group many years ago has blossomed into one of the largest parts of our community here at TFW2005. There is an endless supply of custom works to look at, and thus, and endless supply of things for us to feature here at TFWe!

    We went back in time a bit and pulled out this impressive custom by Unicron-9, and we think you'll like it too:


    Secretcode contacted Unicron-9 to ask him a few questions about this custom work.

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    SC: What was your inspiration for this custom?

    U9: I created this Autobot Depthcharge because I saw his face in the Terradive (Hunt for the Decepticons) mold and I used to be a big Beast Wars fan. It also fit well into my favorite painting style - metallics!

    SC: How did you go about creating Depthcharge?

    U9: The Depthcharge character inspired me to put careful effort into making this figure look as transmetal and Depthcharge-like as possible. I always loved his big, bad-ass, loner attitude. I gave him extra modes because Beast Wars Depthcharge was a triple-changer and my Autobot version needed water modes.

    SC: What are you currently working on?

    U9: I have been pumping out commission works all year consistently and right now I am working on a 6 bot combiner that has never been done before...

    SC: How did you get your start in making customs?

    U9: I was primarily inspired by the work and support of Jin Saotome. When I first started doing custom toys as a hobby, I was featured on a rival Transformers website, where members compared my work to Jin's, and not in a great way, haha. Seeing what he did made me want to become a professional and he answered all of my questions or linked me to tutorials. From there I worked hard, practiced, and eventually made custom figures my full time job. I have spent my entire life painting, drawing, writing, and basically searching for a home for my creativity. Custom figures ended up being the art I most enjoy.

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    Thank you to Unicron-9 for taking the time to answer our questions! We hope you enjoy his work! If you still haven't seen it yet, check out the Depth Charge we're featuring at the link below!

    Unicron-9's Transmetal Depth Charge Custom

    Do you have someone in mind that you think should be nominated for a Community Spotlight for their Radicons Custom work? If so, please contact us on our official TFWe Profile by clicking here and send us a private message with their user name, a link to some of their work, and if possible, an excert from one of their stories! If we like it, we'll use it, and give you a news credit for the nomination!
     

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  2. Kickback

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    A special treat, we've decided to release the Community Spotlight section of TFWe Issue 04 early! Take a look at what we felt was an amazing custom - Beast Wars Depthcharge via Unicron-9!

    The full issue of TFWe Issue 04 releases TOMORROW (Wednesday, August 31st).
     
  3. plowking

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

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    Congrats on the feature!! :D 
     
  4. Unicron9

    Unicron9 Chaos Bringer 9

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    Thanks TFW. This is a huge honor for me!
     
  5. cnomis

    cnomis Well-Known Member

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    b @口@ d
    like~
     
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    He's a great customizer and Love all of his work!
    congratulations to you!

    regards
    Hendy
     
  7. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Congrats, as this is very well-deserved. This is a fantastic custom from an even more fantastic artist. Thanks so much for sharing all that you have here :) 
     
  8. Unicron9

    Unicron9 Chaos Bringer 9

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    Hah, jeeze man. Almost made my eyeball tear up.
    Thanks.
     
  9. supervir2

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    The force was definitely strong w/ this custom!
     
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    Excellent work dude! You totally deserve it!
     
  11. Wave1

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    Congrats dude, always like to see your customs. You deserve it man!
     
  12. ALPHAMAGNUS

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    I love this figure, and all your other stuff. Keep up the good work, and not just repainting Bumblebee more Bumblebee-eeyer. This stuff rules and is more what Radicons should aspire to.
     
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    Nice work!
     
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    Congratulations, U-9! This feature is well deserved. Keep up the wonderful work, friend.

    - Alty
     
  15. ThinkTank Customs

    ThinkTank Customs TFW2005-Citizen

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    Congratulations unicron-9, you really deserved it, and I'm a big fan of you and your work, and follow them here and on DA Jo ewe see tons more :) 
     
  16. hXcpunk23

    hXcpunk23 The Chaos Bringer

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    Congrats, man! I'm a huge fan of your work and this is definitely well-deserved!
     
  17. SG hailstorm

    SG hailstorm Thundercracker fanatic

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    damn U9 you awesome!....wish one day i'd be in a spotlight post but, i'm not as good as he is :thumbdown 
     
  18. SG hailstorm

    SG hailstorm Thundercracker fanatic

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    that and my customs dont seem to be too popular to alot of people but i still love making them =D
     
  19. ThinkTank Customs

    ThinkTank Customs TFW2005-Citizen

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    Me too, but it's very nice too see when a nice guy I like get this honor :) 

    Then I'm happy together with him :) 
     
  20. Unicron9

    Unicron9 Chaos Bringer 9

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    So happy togeeeetheeeeeerrr, so how is the weaaaatheeeeer...
    Sorry, couldn't help it.

    Thank you guys! I feel all special and gooey inside.
    I can't say how happy I am that I finally came to TFW. I've met lots of cool people here.
     

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