Minor/Repaint: updated hotrod patrol.

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  1. Dinotron

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    Hi all,

    Well i'm going to be starting my first custom pieces for botcon. I've never customized a transformer and my first project i've decided to do 3 for botcon.

    Some of you may know already what i'm doing. I'm going to TRY updating the micromasters hot rod patrol. i bought them a bootsale which gave me the idea and seeing that big daddy has been released i thought this would a cool idea.

    this is how i'm gonna do it:

    Big daddy = big daddy
    Aramda hotshot = hubs
    RID sideburn = greaser
    energon hotshot = trip up

    Hubs is nearly complete now just gotta do a few touch ups here and there, heres hows its come along this is me first custom/repaint so please be gentle with me.

    when all 3 are done i will post them, i will post the process the progress i make.

    any advise is greatly appriciated, c & c welcome.
     

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  3. maximus_primal

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    Nice green. What's it called?
     
  4. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    I dont want to sound biased but is Hubs that lime color car there. Well I think that is sweet looking.
     
  5. Dinotron

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    the green is a tamiya acrylic light green.

    Hubs is the green car, lol. i wont be show the bot mode pics just yet as that give the whole show away. but its supposed to have an evil feel to it.
     
  6. Ramrider

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    Evil feel? Are you contributing to the whole 'Shattered Glass' thing..? Vehicle wise, I like the choice for Hubs, I've gotta say. I'm just worried about the robot mode; Armada Hot Shot always looked like a Playskool fig to me...
     
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    I love the idea. Speedbreaker seems an oddchoice aesthetic wise though.

    Hubs looks great!
     
  8. MrMurder

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    second that . lol like it was one of those 1-2-3 transformers

    excellent work btw - great idea
     
  9. Dinotron

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    shattered glass thing?? ....er.... no.:rolleyes2 

    thanks for the comments really appreciated as my first go at it, i'll upload more pics soon.

    i know what ya mean buy a playskool feel to his bot mode it dont look that bad , well i dont think so.
     
  10. Dinotron

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    heres a pic with his mate.

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  11. Ramrider

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    Nice. I'm definitely looking forward to seeing what you've done with the robot mode, though. It's not that bad, but I think the kiddie feel comes partially from the weird articulation of the arms, and largely from the big, chubby face. Were I attempting this myself (and judging by this, I could be very tempted to hack up my Armada Hot Shot for the job!), I'd definitely need to address these issues for my own satisfaction (though I'm not sure how).

    Still, that's getting ahead somewhat - we haven't even seen Hubs' robot mode yet! :p  But yes, loving the vehicle mode no end, it suits him down to the ground!
     
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    I see thanks Dinotron. The name is okay. but anyways nice work nontheless.
     
  13. Ramrider

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    You seem a little confused still, Ezilla. I'm not sure if you'd got it yet, but I'll clarify anyway, just in case anyone else isn't sure either. He's making homage versions of the Micromaster Hot Rod Patrol. Big Daddy has already been released in the movie line, as a redeco of Cybertron Downshift; Dino's making the others.

    Here are the TFU pages for the original guys, so you know what he's working towards: Big Daddy; Hubs (this guy); Trip-Up; and Greaser.

    For the record, I'm really looking forward to these, as I really love the Micromasters, and I've got quite a few upgrades either on the go or completed myself - The Decepticon Military Patrol are a work in progress, and I've also done Blaze Master from the Autobot Air Patrol (the thread shows a comparison between my fig and the original).
     
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    got a bit of an update ya...... trip up.

    most oh the bits have been sprayed,,,, i say sprayed as i had a go with an airbush and what a wonderful piece of kit it is, again first time using one and very pleased with the results! i even got a bit cocky and done better flames (hubs will be getting that treatment too) i had 2 hoshots so i been swaping parts to make sure i'm doing it right. this is now my second custom!

    tell me what ya'll think.

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  15. REDLINE

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    the flames look nice man.
     
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    Yeah, very nice - they really look the part! Are you stencilling the detailing?
     
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    Those flames are very well done, Dinotron. Very clean.
     
  18. Dinotron

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    yeah im stencilling i guess. i drew the flames on a piece of masking tape, the used a craft knife to cut it out. put them on the doors and viola. the first attempt on hubs is a bit shoddy so i intend to redo them.
     
  19. Ezilla82

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    Yep I was confused because I thought it were new characters, but I realize that they aren't so thanks ramrider for clearing that up for me.
     
  20. Ezilla82

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    Dinotron- Not bad on Trip Up and well Hubs getting a new flame job, well cool. Since Big Daddy is been released are you planning to touch him up or just leave him the way he is.
     

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