Community Spotlight - Unicron-9 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: Unicron-9's Transmetal Depth Charge Custom Secretcode contacted Unicron-9 to ask him a few questions about this custom work. ------------------------------------------------------ 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. ------------------------------------------------------ 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!