Customs: Universe Minerva/Minelba

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  1. Satomiblood

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    Just another project that I'm interested in doing. Minerva (or Minelba) is a character from the Japanese Masterforce series and toyline of 1988-89.

    As you can see, I did a quick digibash showcasing some of the color placement as well as what some of the minor mods would look like. Obviously, my PS skills aren't all that great, but this is just a raw idea.

    I've been thinking of doing this since the summer when TFU Prowl first came out.

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    That works really well, and the Override head works really well methinks. Good luck! Can't wait to see this one!
     
  3. JazzEd

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    Cool idea. You could swap out the thighs for Sliverstreak's deep red ones. The head and the grill......nothing comes to mind.
     
  4. Satomiblood

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    The head is from Cybertron Override.
     
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    you could possibly use animated blackarachnia's arms and hands for the figure. Think it'd work?
     
  6. Satomiblood

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    That's certainly possible, as the hands/forearms aren't necessary for the transformation since they fold in underneath the hood. TFTM Arcee's could work as well.
     
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    I don't know the character, but good choice on using Prowl mold, a little moding and it would work well as a feminine form. It's so hard to find a good fem-bot mold...why won't Hasbro release just one, we'd buy them up by the case full!!!
     
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    I was planning on using the Concept Camaro BB for her but this certainly works as well. I'd sure like to see where this will be going.
     
  9. knownasx

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    with some trimming thats going to look good but i think the overdrive just might be a little to big imo
     
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    I was thinking about modding animated blurr to make minerva. The figure is very skinny and androgynous it also shares the larger shoulders and similar kibble and transformation . With a different head and some mods it could work.

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  11. Satomiblood

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    I'd like to tinker with BA's arms and thighs to see if they will work with the Prowl mold. I do agree about aiming to make the body more feminine.
     
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    I was just about to say this.
     
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    I dig the concept, go for it dude!
     
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    I think the blur mold would work better as well. or if you use prowl, try to keep the fenders attached to the shoulders (instead of folding behind the doors). i'm trying to remember if that would work well or not wiht prowls transformation. either way i like the idea, and even your simple photoshop works surpsingly well. Although, overrides head is pretty big compared to prowls.
    good luck though! and i'm going to watch this one.
     
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    I'm not sure if the Prowl mold is a great likeness, but it's not a bad starting point for a fembot.

    I'd be worried that the Override head would be too big for the Prowl figure... and besides that, Override actually has a fairly masculine face. You could probably find a better head as a starting point.

    You could probably keep the Prowl upper legs... just sand the hell out of them until they become more rounded and curvy. :) 

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    great idea. i would use blur
     
  18. iwasherenotyou

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    exactly what i was thinkin
     
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    Movie Arcee's waist and thighs?
     
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    I think the Override head might still work. I just need to cut it down some to make it look more feminine and small enough to fit in vehicle mode.
     

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