Universe Hoist

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  1. frenzyrumble

    frenzyrumble Banned

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    First off, credits to Alphamagnus for the mod idea and his tutorial located here: http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/221795-wip-combaticon-swindle-mod.html

    This custom started as a TFU Hound. I added a neck base with ball joint and attached a G1 insecticon head. I popped the part of the hood back into it's place, filled around the edge and sealed it up. The head doesn't interfere with the hood, there's a lot of room in there.

    The back ... "utility controls" came from some random TF (can't think of the name right now) It attaches magnetically to the back of his alt mode. This also snaps onto his back in bot mode. Several different weapons attach onto it as well.

    One of his hands can flip in to reveal a magnet which his cannon thingy attaches to. His weapons also can sit on his back (shoulder) via magnets as well.

    This guy is the 2nd bonus item to the Grapple auction, which is why there are some pics with them both.

    He was painted with Model Master enamels, and clear coated with a mix of Testor's enamels and house of color lacquers.

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  2. thyvipera

    thyvipera ThyVipera

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    looks great as always. i love him.

    are those primus parts?
     
  3. Charger

    Charger Born to ride!!

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    I love your stuff. Just keeps getting better and better.
     
  4. Orion_Prime48

    Orion_Prime48 Super Sentai Purist

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    dude that is sick I hope yuo do Trailbreaker too cant do Hoist without Trailbreaker
     
  5. Terrorcon_King

    Terrorcon_King Has Gone Transmetal

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    So you actully went with what i said on yur grapple thread....AWSOMMEEE!! and you used AM mod completely amazing!
    i just hope my own Hoist looks as awsome as your F_R
     
  6. Auceps Prime

    Auceps Prime Mini-Bot Leader

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    This guy looks Great!
    I just wish you had of gave him a roof in Alt mode (even if it was to become a parts-former) so it doesn't looks som much like a jeep. Also in bot mode pay more attention to his G1 homage and give him his face-mask.
     
  7. Nemesis Predaking

    Nemesis Predaking Offical Enforcer WTF@TFW Veteran

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    I'm just not getting a Hoist vibe from this at all.
    I like what you have done, but it's just not Hoist (IMO).
     
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  8. ORIO

    ORIO Plant-Based Bot Super Mod News Staff

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    WTF??

    That's fantastic.

    I know you sell a lot of stuff on ebay (which I WISH I had enough money for) but if you have a pic of all of your universe/classics toys plus your customs I'd love to see it.

    And then I'd drool a lot.
     
  9. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    his head makes me think of trailbreaker, it's very reminiscent of his alt head.
     
  10. Terrorcon Blot

    Terrorcon Blot Well-Known Member

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    Decent custom, lousy Hoist.
     
  11. frenzyrumble

    frenzyrumble Banned

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    ouch.
     
  12. Satomiblood

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    Don't worry about it. It's usually the non-kitbashers that go out of their way to act unimpressed with what someone does, posting useless comments instead of offering up suggestions.
     
  13. frenzyrumble

    frenzyrumble Banned

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    I'm not bothered by it after reading some of his other posts.
    I admit, it's not a convincing Hoist, but it was my artistic representation of him, I've done enough customs to go out on a limb once in a while, eh?
    Besides, he's a bonus item to Grapple... If he were the focal custom or commission perhaps I would have modified him more.
     
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    I think if you made the head look like Hoist's that you'd succeed. That's the part throwing me off the most. I see the resemblance to the character in vehicle mode.
     
  15. ssg4life

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    sometimes, i really hate seeing your stuff. you're just too damn good at this. why can't i make customs like this? oh wait, i know. it's cause i'm lazy and just do straight repaints. awesome work
     
  16. ALPHAMAGNUS

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    I just love how within a week of posting my Tut. you already finished a custom with it.

    I agree it' not G! hoist, but you always have your own spin on these. as do I. that what "artistic license" means ;) 
     
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    Rijie78 Vinyl junkie.

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    Excellent work as always, great finish.
     
  18. Terrorcon Blot

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    Exactly. I won't deny you didn't do decent work. But I don't see Hoist when I see it. Rollbar, Green Trailbreaker, lots o' things... but Hoist to me is tied to his tubby proportions and two eyes and mouthplate look.
     
  19. Treadshot A1

    Treadshot A1 Or just 'A1' for short...

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    Yeah. It's the head that's throwing me off as well. Frankly, i like the resst of it, it's just...Well, do you have any spare Movie Longarm Heads? But it's up to you.

    Me wish me had the cash lying around...
     
  20. Sabrina_Ng

    Sabrina_Ng La Femme Fatale

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    Well, I like how you went out of your way to make Hoist in your own unique interpretation. Not very G1 but still very cool! And best part, it's a BONUS ITEM! YeaH!
     
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