Minor/Repaint: Transmetal 2 Dinobot 2.0 (and improved original)

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  1. Unicron9

    Unicron9 Chaos Bringer 9

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    Its not easy to really tell exactly what colors some of these Beast wars characters were in the show. Things were inconsistent and looked vastly different sometimes depending on the lighting. Finding good pics of some of them online isn't easy, and some characters, like TM2 Dinobot, just weren't in the show a whole lot.
    My first one of these, I did for myself in between commission jobs, so I didn't put too much time into it and went by just 3 reference pics.
    This new one was for Andreyofdoom here at TFW, and he has a great eye for details! While working on this, he pointed out (sometimes questionable) little details that I didn't put on my own, so I improved my own as I went along too.
    After lots of exchanging reference photos and videos, this is what we got.

    About the only real difference in my own (the 1st) is the metallic blue color parts. I tossed in pics of mine too for comparison, but really mostly because 2 dinobots is cooler than 1!

    Hope yall like em!


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  2. ssg4life

    ssg4life Well-Known Member

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    looks amazing. still don't get why he and tigerhawk weren't released in show accurate colors
     
  3. Duffcon

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    Oh man, that is awesome! My favorite Pred from season 3! Both versions are stunning!
     
  4. Muhammad91

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    Dinobot I miss you...and the way you sacrificed yourself for the second time made me cry for the second time =[ THUMBS UP FOR DINOBOT! Just the way the show had him!
     
  5. godthunder

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    well,In my chird,dinobot was my favorite charcter。。like him very well
     
  6. Stormvapor

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    Aces!!
    I want one! :) 
     
  7. CooljazCustoms

    CooljazCustoms Autocon/Deceptibot

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    very awesome!

    Dinobot, both normal and TM, was my fav character in BW! i really wish he would have gotten a voyager sized figure tho, he was a big guy and a dlx figure just didnt do him justice...
     
  8. Rotorstorm

    Rotorstorm OriginalRotorstorm Fanboy

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    Nice job, I found that doing the head improved him but man, I might have to retrieve mine to continue the painting (shame I never got the bone white one but the ivory one)
     
  9. Unicron9

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    Hey at least Tigerhawk was somewhat close. Very few of the figures were all that screen accurate.
    Funny how bad the original Dinobot toy was. Maybe his excellent character was compensating for that.

    Mine too, thanks!

    man you aren't lyin. I hated how small him and Rhinox looked next to Primal, Cheetor, and Rattrap.

    These both actually started off as the pearl/yellowish versions. I had that brighter white version. Even kept it in the package. My sister sold it a few years back for $1 at a garage sale...
     
  10. cheetor71

    cheetor71 Autobot

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    I am soooooooo loving your BW customs. Dinobot looks outstanding.
     
  11. The621

    The621 Fuck you, that's why!

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    That's an improvement alright! Fooled me into thinking it was a remold! :thumb 
     
  12. Anti Spark

    Anti Spark It'S DUB Or Nothing!

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    Great work but why didn't you paint his other claws/robot feet.
     
  13. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP AKA Beve Stuscemi

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    Because back then the toys were still designed largely independant of the show and modeled afterwards. (Tigerhawk especially was a fiasco about wether or not he'd even be in the show)

    But that's what kitbashing is for, as demonstrated here.
     
  14. AndreyOfDoom

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    They are white in the show. Or so subtle that painting them would take away from show accuracy.
     
  15. OMEGAPRIME1983

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    Oh how I do love me some beast wars figures, however, TM2 dinobot was a slight fail to me. He should have been, like the original dinobot, a mega sized figure. Your paint work however is a terrific improvement for this guy though! Lipoma great for what you had to work with :thumb .
     
  16. TM2 Dinobot

    TM2 Dinobot i CrEePy YoU oUt!!!

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    Oh Sweet mercy, I am in love. (Obviously)

    Why didn't you do the foot mod?
     
  17. _Flashback_

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    Great work on what was always one of my favorite BW figures. I may have to steal these tips for my own.
     
  18. Unicron9

    Unicron9 Chaos Bringer 9

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    Yep.

    If its the foot mod I've seen, I liked the mod I did to mine better so i stuck with it. New flexible and longer wires and cut away a tab so the claws can swivel around all the way to form the hands.
     
  19. TM2 Dinobot

    TM2 Dinobot i CrEePy YoU oUt!!!

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    I was talking about the Unicron.com Lukis Bros mod.
     
  20. Unicron9

    Unicron9 Chaos Bringer 9

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    Me too.
    No sir... I don't like it.
     

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