Minor/Repaint: Titans Return Metalhawk

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  1. TinManA.H.

    TinManA.H. Artificial Hero

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    Well - been a long while since I've had time to mod and post a figure up here! I've wanted to do a Metalhawk for a few years now, but never got around to it. With Titans Return's launch and a new Brainstorm figure coming out, I thought the Generations Brainstorm needed a conversion.
    I kept this as a pretty simple repaint - using Tamiya paints and some cool translucent red on the cockpit (really happy with how that turned out!).
    I painted his headmaster (or Titan Master?) to use the colors from Metalhawk's Pretender shell. I may add some yellow to the chest but it's such a tiny figure. I'm not sure if the main body needs some more details painted in or not (going from the original figure, he didn't have a lot of extra paint, etc) Thanks for taking a look!
     

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  2. jame5y

    jame5y Till All Are One..In the UK Thread

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    So very clean!

    It actually works a treat, very impressed!
     
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  3. AutobotAlvaron

    AutobotAlvaron Autobot

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    That is very nicely done TinManA.H. and I'm wondering why Takara didn't do a bit of re-molding and make this themselves. Your MetalHawk works well in both modes, and the colors are neatly applied. Perhaps a Shapeways or similar custom face plate would give it a cartoon face, but it is a great re-paint & re-purpose nonetheless! :thumb 
     
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  4. deliciouspeter

    deliciouspeter Back in Black TFW2005 Supporter

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    Looks great. Colors and silhouette are spot on. I'd love to see a face just to differentiate it from Brainstorm, but still, very nice.
     
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  5. Turakonin Prime

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    Nice render. I'd redo the headmaster and main body wings. Make em straight, narrow
     
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  6. shiftypenguin

    shiftypenguin Fancy-Pantsless Dancer

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    Cool! seeing this I'm surprised HasTak hasn't done this yet.
     
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    dominomist Well-Known Member

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    I like that you painted the head based on the shell. Great choice of mold.
     
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  8. TinManA.H.

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    Thanks for all the feedback! I'd like to do a different face for it, for sure. I just wanted to jump back into modding and thought a straight repaint would be good. I've got some ideas for Shareware, so maybe I'll do a face for this guy :) 
     
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    :drool: 
    That looks pretty good. I wish he came with the Generations Thrilling 30 line though.
     
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    Nice work!
     
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    This is excellent. I love Metalhawk, and this is a great idea! Great work.
     
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  12. TinManA.H.

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    IMG_20170910_234704_389.jpg So, here's my custom with the official figure. Not sure which one I like better, maybe I should just ut the official head on my custom and call it a day? He looks a bit more IDW like that, and I also plan on giving the Generations Doubledealer's sword to him;
    IMG_20170910_234704_389.jpg _20170910_235446.JPG
    What do you guys think?
    Oh, and I never did add the link to his video to this thread (sorry for the edits!)
     
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  13. Ottertron

    Ottertron Moon-faced assassin of joy

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    I still prefer yours to the official one, his build is all wrong when compared to the comic character design.
     
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  14. ichnach

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    Makes a great metalhawk. Have you thought of using renderform's hawksaber for his sword? Bbts has it on clearance. I got the 2 pack for around $8 with the overlord gun from them and they work great with the current official figs.

    Ok i lied, not as good a clearance as it was but around $10 usd now

    RW-012+RW-013 - Hawk Saber + Giga Blaster Weapon Two Pack (LE300)
     
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