Heavy/Scratch: The Hot Rod without a home. WIP

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  1. UnicronFTW

    UnicronFTW Don't blink.

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    And so, Hot Rod started on his long journey towards what he called home. UPDATES, WIP

    Let's face facts.
    Marvel Transformers Crossovers 2010 Series 01 - Iron Man (Car) - Transformers Crossovers Marvel Crossovers/Hybrids
    This looks a hella lot like Hot Rod. I got that vibe the moment I pulled him outta the package...
    He's got guns on the arms, he's red... But I hated him as Iron Man. The colors were to bright, the head mold was yuck.
    And then I looked into my big box of spare parts, and saw that I had the torso of this fellow lying around:
    Excellion - Transformers Cybertron Deluxe
    And so... my project was projected forth into action, a heavy bashing of the two figures, merged together to (eventually) form, The Hot Rod without a home!
    Seriously, I have no idea what aesthetic this guy belongs to. He's not quite classics, since he doesn't look incredibly G1. But the size is more along the lines of Human Alliance... but he doesn't look like a movie figure. He's more UT then anything, but I don't really have a shelf devoted to UT... I'm befuddled.
    And I do plan on painting this. Although I want to practice on a few more junkers before I dive into this fellow.


    Anyhow, I guess I should go down the list of what modification I've done to him.
    First things first, I swapped the head. The Iron Man head surprised me with how it was attached. So I had to slice into the collarbone to make room for the head.

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    And then I took my knife, and shaved off the chest triangle. That was to distinguishable as Iron Man, and it had to go. (The silver sharpie I used as a pointer... everytime I shaved some of it off, I would go over it with sharpie. It made the texture more obvious. Gave me a better idea of where I was, and it prevented me from going overboard.).
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    And then I realized two things:
    I was going to need to add a flame deco to the chest and to the hood. Since the chest was part of the hood, I figured that would be easy.
    I noticed that the head was small, but then I realized that it wasn't the head that was small, but the shoulders that were to big.
    Taking those two things to heart, I came up with a most elegant solution. Make the rest of the hood part of the chest. Slice off the shoulders, attach them to the chest, slice open the cavity to make room. Done. But before I can go any further, I need a Dremel. At the start of August, I'm getting one, and my work will resume.
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    And, ohhh... what's this? A teaser trailer?
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    UPDATE, Friday August5.

    Upon the obtaining of a dremel, work has resumed.

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    A Hot Rod without a spoiler does not smell very good.

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    The entire hood has been relocated to his chest.

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    A quick size comparison for those who don't own the original mold. Plus... if you look in the background of my desk, you might see some clues about my future projects. ;) 
     

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  2. shapercreator14

    shapercreator14 Terrorcon

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    i like how it's coming along
     
  3. UnicronFTW

    UnicronFTW Don't blink.

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    Thank you kindly sir. It's one of my first customs, so pardon the mistakes.
     
  4. PkmnMstr

    PkmnMstr Well-Known Member

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    That's pretty cool. I have yet to do a heavier custom. I've only done repaints.
     
  5. UnicronFTW

    UnicronFTW Don't blink.

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    Well you're the opposite of me. I've only done mods, never painted anything in my life. And thanks for the compliment. There are definitely things I need to work on, but ultimately, I'm satisfied with the work done so far..
     
  6. Alteron_Sheng

    Alteron_Sheng 'Tis an Kitbasher & Elder TFW2005 Supporter

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    Wow, this looks amazing!!! I can't wait to see more! ^^
     
  7. UnicronFTW

    UnicronFTW Don't blink.

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    I can't wait either! That dremel needs to hurry up on it's way into my eager grasp.
    Thanks for the compliment. ;) 
     
  8. Blurr ftw

    Blurr ftw Quick draw

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    woah never would've thought of that pretty cool
     
  9. UnicronFTW

    UnicronFTW Don't blink.

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    Done a lot more work on him now. We're getting there for sure... I'll upload the new pics when I get a chance.
     
  10. sideswipe88

    sideswipe88 Stig's Asian Cousin

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    I see megs :p 
     
  11. Alteron_Sheng

    Alteron_Sheng 'Tis an Kitbasher & Elder TFW2005 Supporter

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    I like how his spoiler looks and works! Does it transform well? Also, the new chest REALLY helps change the character
     
  12. UnicronFTW

    UnicronFTW Don't blink.

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    Indeed you do.


    FIRST POST HAS BEEN UPDATED WITH PICTURES.
     
  13. UnicronFTW

    UnicronFTW Don't blink.

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    Oh, hey, you beat me to the punch. Glad that you like it. And, yes, with the exception of the spoiler which has to be removed and replaced elsewhere, it transforms. (I was gonna make a hinge or something that would get rid of the need to partsform, but I got lazy. Shhh, don't tell nobody.)
     
  14. rxlthunder

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    Can't wait to see the end of this.
     
  15. UnicronFTW

    UnicronFTW Don't blink.

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    There's not much left to do really. A few touch ups and details, then a little repair here and there where I slipped with the dremel/andor/knife. Probably a little sculpting to fill in the gaps. And then paint.
     
  16. Alteron_Sheng

    Alteron_Sheng 'Tis an Kitbasher & Elder TFW2005 Supporter

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    I can't wait to see this finished! I'm sure it'll look great!^^
     
  17. UnicronFTW

    UnicronFTW Don't blink.

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    Thanks for that, bro.
     
  18. DMcB360

    DMcB360 Radicon G2

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    kool man I always think the crossovers have promise but I never thought of anything solid. and if that ROTF megatron you working on we should make a club, theres still plenty folks still improving on his second movie form.
     
  19. UnicronFTW

    UnicronFTW Don't blink.

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    ROTF Megatron had a lot of unfulfilled promise. And I can see a lot of people just wanting to touch upon that promise.

    And yeah, the crossovers, much like Megatron, just have a lot of potential.
     
  20. twiztidRodimus

    twiztidRodimus Shattered Glass Autobot

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    This is a great custom start. I felt that IM CO seemed similar to Rodimus in ways, Colors obviously. I can't wait to see the end result
     

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