Minor/Repaint: Transformers Animated Kup

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  1. Floating Cat

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    This is my take on Transformers Animated Kup.

    Done many times before by many other customizers, this is my attempt at transferring the official design from the Allspark Almanac II onto the Cybertron Optimus Prime's body. Not an original idea to be sure, but I still badly wanted a Kup in my TFA collection. :D 

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    This guy was the first figure that I've ever done any sculpting on, and I'm very pleased with my efforts. Using Apoxie Sculpt, I built the head up in layers and I think it's pretty close to the official artwork. The head crest could be a bit sharper, but not bad at all for a first attempt.

    I'm also proud with how I handled the whole cy-gar accessory with it being removable, and it can be stowed in his back while in vehicle mode.

    More details and in-progress photos are up on my blog entry about good ol' Kup. No need to flood this thread with all the nitty-gritty.

    Enjoy!

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  2. Dinodigger97

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    That's pretty awesome.:) 
     
  3. Pimp My Toy

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  4. Notilator

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    That's awesome! And the head sculpt is freakishly accurate to the art :D 
     
  5. Sharpfinger

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    Great work and very good match with the character design.
    The paint job details are great and the Cy-gar idea very clever.

    The head looks like the character design but seems a bit rough. Still amazing being your first job.
     
  6. DJW107PRIME

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    Well done.
     
  7. ARCTrooperAlpha

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    the first to say dislike, I will kill them : )
     
  8. HaZe

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    Looks sweet to me. I think it looks very close to the anamation modle.
     
  9. wasp819

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    While i think this animated kup is really really nice as it captures the animated pic very well, and while i like frenzy rumbles take you did miss off the original animated kup that started it all - done by shinobitron (sorry no link)
    he did the first.
     
  10. UnicronFTW

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    Fantastic work as always, FC.
     
  11. closetrat

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    Awesome work :thumb 

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    totally looks like...

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  12. deliciouspeter

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    Nice work.
     
  13. LemonPrime

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    I love it! The head looks great, even with the small sculpting imperfections. I also like the added bits on the waist to make him look a bit less like Optimus. Thanks for posting the link to your blog. I actually prefer seeing the work-in-progress stuff along with the final result. Overall, great work!
     
  14. cheetor71

    cheetor71 Autobot

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    That looks great. I agree that the head sculpt is very close to the artwork.
     
  15. Todd Hakusho

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    nicely done sir :) 
     
  16. meisterworks

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    neat idea on where u store the cygar.
    creepy dark eyes like zombie. good homage to kup.
     
  17. jordy

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    looks awesome for a first time attempt at head sculpting, I would say color the eyes a ligther color so they stand out maybe a white like the picture and to make teh lines on the face look sharper jsut dry brush the gray around it, but besides from that this looks awesome great work I would do this but its so damn hard to even find A animated figures in store around here any where!
     
  18. Floating Cat

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    Thanks for the kind comments about good ol' Kup.

    It's funny how the head only looks really rough in photographs. Under normal circumstances, and even while I was building it, I couldn't tell. Now I see the close-ups and cringe a little bit. I could have sanded here, cut here, etc. I guess that is why I started with Kup first since he can look kind of beat-up and rusty.

    And the eyes are using the original light-piping from the Optimus figure. When I get the light just right, it looks great. Most of the time it is too dark.

    Lots of lessons learned for my other upcoming works...
     
  19. wardslit

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    i agree on the nice headsculpt + cygar! great job buddy! :thumb 
     
  20. darkphenom

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    Another amazing custom! These are the Animated toys we should've gotten! Great head sculpt!
     

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