Minor/Repaint: To punish and enslave... Animated Barricade!

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  1. Erector

    Erector I ruined the Hall of Fame

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    So lately I've been having a bit of a pining for the days of TF:A . Watched some old episodes and fiddled with some toys, and ended up pretty sad that we won't get any more. So I decided to make some! Animated Barricade is the first of three projects I've got on the go at the minute.

    This is inspired by rumble619's Animated Barricade he did a few years ago. It's based off the Blazing Lockdown figure. I spent some time stripping off the paint apps first off, which left me with a lovely black base figure. The white on the doors was sprayed on with Humbrol white gloss spray. Silver and purple detail was done using Citadel paints. I wanted to stay as close to the movie Barricade as I could with the alt mode, but decided to go for a mix between the aligned continuity Barricade and the TF:p  Vehicon for the 'bot mode.

    The original plan was to heavily resculpt the head to make it look more like either the "proper head" (see here) or more like a policeman's crash helmet - however the constraints provided by the chest cavity meant that I unfortunately couldn't really achieve that. I ended up slightly resculpting the head to give him a bit of a moustache / beard. I think the head's the only thing I'm not 100% happy with here.

    The stickers were originally purchased from Reprolabels' movie upgrade kit line, however a few of them didn't fit (notable the POLICE ones for the door, the big 643 for the roof of the car, and the POLICE label on the spoiler). For these I scanned in the existing stickers, manipulated them in GIMP and printed them on vinyl sticker paper :)  Last but not least, the light bar was from a TFTM07 Barricade very kindly donated by Red Leader!

    All in all, I'm really happy with how this one turned out - especially the alt mode! - and looking forward to doing the rest of my brace of TF:A customs :D 
     

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  2. autobot prowl

    autobot prowl Well-Known Member

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    Looks great!
     
  3. Erector

    Erector I ruined the Hall of Fame

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    Thanks! Just added an extra shot of the head.
     
  4. destrongerlupus

    destrongerlupus #MoreSawBoss

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    That is SEXY, great job!
     
  5. OMEGAPRIME1983

    OMEGAPRIME1983 Well-Known Member

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    I dig it!
     
  6. plowking

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

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    Love it!

    I miss Animated customs as much as I miss Alternator customs...glad to see they're still cranking out here and there.
     
  7. deliciouspeter

    deliciouspeter Back in Black TFW2005 Supporter

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    Awesome! Great work, and love seeing Animated customs pop up. Looks great.
     
  8. CZ Hazard

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    chansformers butcher of the bots

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    sweet!!!!

    "go go gadget chainsaw"!!!!
     
  10. rumble619

    rumble619 Well-Known Member

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    That's sweet man!!!!!!!

    I love it
     
  11. Optimus1138

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    That looks awesome! The mold works really well for Barricade.
     
  12. GeoKaiser

    GeoKaiser Wardick Zeus

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    What vinyl sticker paper did you use?
     
  13. Hooper_X

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    Kind of ridiculous in one way, COMPLETELY FREAKIN AWESOME in another. I like it.
     
  14. Napalm

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    I don't like it.
    I fucking LOVE it.
     
  15. IronicHide

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    Immediately popped in my head looking at the bot mode:
    Are you ladiesman217?
     
  16. Pimp My Toy

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    Loving this moustachioed cop car!

    Will you be doing the rest of the YMCA? ;) 

    Joking aside, this looks great!
     
  17. Erector

    Erector I ruined the Hall of Fame

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    Thanks guys! :) 

    I know, right? They were all over the place while it was on the air but have died out. Guess it makes sense since it's not in the fandom's consciousness as much now but I'm flying the flag!! :lol 

    Thanks dude, means a lot to me!!!

    It's a brand called PPD - their website is here but I'm pretty sure they only ship to the UK. If you look for inkjet printable vinyl, that's essentially what it is.

    Ladiesman285 actually :( 

    Actually there is a plan for the construction worker... :) 
     
  18. ORIO

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    Good job man! :thumb 

    So, who are the other two customs? Is one small and yellow? ;) 
     
  19. Erector

    Erector I ruined the Hall of Fame

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    Actually someone else is working on him for me :lol 

    Not giving too much away publicly at this stage cos I really like one of my ideas and don't want someone to beat me to the punch!
     
  20. beigoma

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    Excellent work dude. I really like how the car looks without the blower on the hood. Mean and lean. The movie/custom decals look sweet. I think the head looks great too by the way. Hotness!
     

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