Minor/Repaint: The A-Team van (now with chains!)

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by Conundrum, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. Conundrum

    Conundrum Dabbler of the arts

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    I've been wanting to do this forever, but Energon Towline's seem to be really hard to come by on ebay. I finally snagged this one in a lot of figures that the person was just trying to get rid of.

    The A-Team van is pretty iconic as van's go. Heck, I really can't think of any others.(besides ironhide and ratchet of course). I'm sure if I tried I could come up with an origin for how their van could be a transformer, but I'm not in the mood. If anyone else wants to take a crack at it, go ahead.

    The base was Towline with just a slight dremeling to the sides to get rid of the ladder. A base coat of Krylon Fusion Black took care of most of the paint job. THe red was a pain to add. I personaly think that the side stripes turned out very well though. Some silver was added to break up the red and black monotony.

    The bottom of the van/drone, was kind of tricky. It was hard to add lots of detail to it, but I believe I succeeded.

    The weapon/turrety thing came from some toy from the 80's. It can plug into any port.

    Overall, really simple custom with a very neat result. Feel free to leave comments. And yes, I know theres a paint rub or two in the pics. They've already been taken care of.


    Update: The way the head is hidden makes it difficult to add a mohawk. It's still possible though.

    I took your advice, Kalron(among others), and added a chain. But, oh no, I took it a stop further. Not only does the chain act as some bling but it doubles as a (non)deadly weapon ala ghost rider. I just weaved craft wire through the chain to make it bendable.

    Hope you like
     

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  2. Paul Prime

    Paul Prime Well-Known Member

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    Cool homage!!
     
  3. kalron

    kalron Technician/Sculptor

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    Holy F'n A!!! Now that is something that I would never have thought of but should have!!!

    WOW, you just need to give old Towline a MoHawk and some gold chains!!!

    Pitty the FOOL!
     
  4. Wheel_Jack

    Wheel_Jack pitying fools

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    You know I gotta pipe in on this one! IF you don't go with Kalron's suggestion, a white helmet and a stogie will suffice. :) 
    I love it when a repaint comes together!

    In 2004, an energon towline unit was sent to toy stores by a hasbro court for a crime he didn't commit. This robot promptly was sold from a maximum security walmart to the Los Angeles underground. Today, still wanted by the government, he survives as a repaint of fortune. If you have a towline, if no one else can help, and you want him painted to look like the A team van, maybe you can hire the Conundrum.
    Brakka brakka brakka brakka brakka
    den don den don den da. den da dum da de da dum da de and so on....

    THIS RULES!!!
     
  5. frenzyrumble

    frenzyrumble Banned

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    i was gonna say the same thing! haha this is awesome.
     
  6. luke4

    luke4 crocon

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    nice the colours are bad ass!
     
  7. Mega-Prime 316

    Mega-Prime 316 Well-Known Member

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    Did you know that....In 1972 a crack commando team was sent to prison for a crime they did not commit. These men promptly escaped to the New York City underground. Today these men survive as soldiers of fortune, if you have a problem, and no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire the A-team!!!!! :D 
     
  8. Conundrum

    Conundrum Dabbler of the arts

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    Thanks for liking him everyone. I know I do. Here he is now with some chains. Sadly though, no mohawk.
     
  9. Wikkid

    Wikkid Semi-retired customizer

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    For some reason, the image of this d00d laying down some gunfire and not hitting a damn thing followed by him rag dolling everyone with a few punches puts a smile on my face.
     
  10. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    Dude, this custom rocks! I dig the paint job and everything else is pretty sweet so good job on it.
     
  11. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    lol I love it. you must give it the mohawk haha
     
  12. maximus_primal

    maximus_primal Autobot

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    I pity the fool who doesn't like his, I pity him!
     
  13. Spinner

    Spinner Well-Known Member

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    HAHA, dude, go to newgrounds and search Mr. T. vs. Unicron part1.
    and check out Mecka T transform.
    You did some good work here.
     
  14. Ramrider

    Ramrider TF Art Lad

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    Love it to bits.
    You could always homage the mohawk simply by painting the helmet crest in black...
     
  15. Hicks_Royel

    Hicks_Royel Chicks dig the Mutt!

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    You sir, have made my early morning.
     
  16. JAFOPrime

    JAFOPrime All work and no play.....

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    Awsome! I love TV shows being converted to Transformers.
     
  17. autobotx23

    autobotx23 Banned

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    Somehow, you gotta do a pic of it hurling over a jump with an explosion behind it. :thumbs2: 

    This custom ain't no jibba jabba, fool!!!
     
  18. Conundrum

    Conundrum Dabbler of the arts

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    I'm slightly amazed at all the positive comments everyone has posted(or rather just comments). Glad I could at least just give you guys a slight chuckle at the least.
     
  19. Spekkio

    Spekkio Master of War

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    You forgot about the obligatory bad-guy toss. :bay 
     
  20. Hooper_X

    Hooper_X hi haters

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    Excellent.

    Note that the other alternative would have been the Ninja Turtle Van, duh. :D 
     

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