Customs: The Custom Gobot Thread

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  1. Satomiblood

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    Since Gobots still carry the stigma of being grossly inferior to Transformers, I felt it was necessary to start a thread dedicated to bringing back the "red-headed step children" of transforming robots in a totally new and positive light.

    I feel that Gobot customs will help enhance the praise and appreciation for old toys and characters, since they've always been more of a niche than anything.

    We can use this thread to discuss characters and designs as well as the sharing of ideas that can be implemented for Gobot customs and kitbashes.

    TFU, Super Toy Archive, and Counter-X are all great resources for Gobot toy/character info:
    Gobots Archive - Alphabetical Index - www.tfu.info
    Gobots/Machine Robo/Rock Lords and more! - Toy Archive
    Counter-X > Gobots >> Index

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    As for projects, I've already worked on and completed:
    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/226787-gobots-cy-kill-mission-comprete.html
    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/210375-classics-2-0-universe-gobot-crasher.html
    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/263446-gobot-waterwalk-finalized.html
    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radic...licks-my-entry-sector70s-gobot-challenge.html

    I'm currently working (or have at least started work) on the following:
    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/324483-gobots-cy-kill-mk-ii.html
    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/307039-renegade-cop-tur-wip.html
    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/221205-gobots-screw-head-wip.html
    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/220673-crazy-choo-choo-gobots-loco-wip.html
    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/223077-gobots-leader-1-wip.html
    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/224979-gobots-pathfinder-wip.html

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    I also found some very cool Gobot artwork (source of the attached pics below):
    a-loft-on-cybertron's Gallery

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  2. yourreflection

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    I've always wanted to see an update to Puzzler. That would be nice. I might even tackle this myself after a few projects are completed.
     
  3. Satomiblood

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    Yea, a Puzzler would definitely be great.
     
  4. Red Alert

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    Gobots:) 
    done,
    Crasher from a classics Mirage

    current projects

    Leader 1 from a Acidstorm/Starscream
    Royal T from a cyb Thundercracker/Divebomb

    Planning

    Jeeper Creeper from a universe hound
    Spoons fron a movie Dirtboss
    Snoop from a ROTF Jetfire
    Waterwalk from ???
    Cykill from ???
    Cop Tor from a blazemaster
     
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    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    The cartoon was inferior to the TF cartoon. The toys were awesome! I used Animated Oilslick for Cykill and Universe Blades for Coptur. I have an idea for an updated Scooter.
     
  7. anovasinn

    anovasinn THE PAINTS MUST FLOW!!!

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    well i know rotf sideswipe would make an awesome future machine(i forget his real name it says future machine across the windshield). also you can leave sideswipes head and rear window down or glue it down to complete the effect
     
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    Psycho


    and waterwalker would be cool. what about that german tank guy (destroyer?). he would be awsome if he was updated
     
  9. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    YES! I did that but I didn't glue it. He does look kind of cool that way.
     
  10. Satomiblood

    Satomiblood Prototype Black

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    For everyone that's done a Gobot custom, please provide links to those threads and/or galleries. I'd like to use this thread as a little index of everything that's been done in Radicons.
     
  11. eisen

    eisen "CUT ME SOME SLACKS!"

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    does my ROTF spoons count?
     
  12. Satomiblood

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    Sure.

    Link?
     
  13. eisen

    eisen "CUT ME SOME SLACKS!"

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    here ya go:

    [​IMG]
    (click image)
     
  14. Satomiblood

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    Excellent. I really want to get that toy. I might make another Spoons out of it, but with a more accurate color scheme.
     
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    eisen "CUT ME SOME SLACKS!"

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    a good head mod would go great too, seeing as the old one had a faceplate. man i hope people put some digibashes here as well
     
  16. Satomiblood

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    Yea, definitely.

    Help spread the word.

    p.s. I just came up with a cool concept for Waterwalk. Will see if I can put a mock-up together sometime this weekend.
     
  17. deliciouspeter

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    AH man, I wrote a long post yesterday and it didn't show up. These are the ones I'd love to see:

    Staks: Big Orange Semi. Some version of Movie Prime for a base. He was one of my favorite toys, but looking back on him, he is pretty weak!
    Blaster: Cyb Def Scattorshot is Blaster! Just need a bright orange one. This is actually on my list of things to do.
    Vamp: Any movie Megs would do...just add some antennas. I love this guy. So weird.
    Scales: This is something I always think about whenever I see a race car alt mode. Someday I'll figure it out.
    Zod: Although he doesn't transform, I'd like to try it. I was thinking Cyb. Cryo Scourge for a base...
     
  18. Conundrum

    Conundrum Dabbler of the arts

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    For Staks I would personally go with G2 Laser Prime or R.I.D. Scourge(same mold). It would be in the same aesthetic plus be a heck of a lot easier to repaint.

    For Scales, I say go with Bandai's D.I.C.E KnightRex. You can get them on eBay pretty cheap. Scales was tossed around before I eventually made http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/210517-trypticon-full-tilt-brunt.html from the mold
     
  19. Satomiblood

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    Staks....yuck....

    However, I wouldn't mind seeing him re-imagined.
     
  20. destrongerlupus

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    I've been trying to build up a little Go-Bots collection too!

    My best one was a Crasher from Spychanger Daytonus, I'll have to see if I can find her and take a few shots (just moved, and I haven't tackled my Go-Bots box yet).

    My FAVORITE almost-but-never-quite-finished custom of all time was/is Smallfoot from Movie Wreckage. I was going for the E-Hobby color-scheme, and gave her a two-tone-dye-job. Unfortunately I warped her back end a bit which is part of the reason why I never finished her. Mostly finished painting her though, just could never get a head that I was really happy with. My last try was the head that came with the K/O Classics-Megatron, but I never got around to adapting it to her body.

    The big chest and high-heels really worked to sell the concept, especially since she was never a "girly" femme-bot anyway. Love the lack of sexism in Go-Bots :) 

    Well Update-

    My refugees from alternate dimensions shelf

    [​IMG]

    No Spychanger Crasher, not sure where she went :/

    BUT, I forgot about the slightly-alternate-transformation Move-Swindle as Red-Version HerrFiend

    [​IMG]

    Not really THAT close a match, but he makes a darned-good generic Super-Gobot-Windshield-Head

    D/L
     

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