3D Artwork: Vanguard Series - Phase 1 Main Thread

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  1. Galvanitro

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    Transformers: Vanguard is a high-quality fan-series set in an all-new universe that celebrates the entire Transformers multiverse. During Summer/Fall 2014 the prequel series Tales Of The Great War will begin.

    For the "Vanguard: Tales Of The Great War" Prequel Series (8 or 12 Minute Long Episodes):
    "Follow the adventures of Roadbuster, Impactor, The Wreckers and more on Cybertron during the Great War!"

    For the "Vanguard" Main Series (21-24 Minute Long Episodes):
    "Watch as the Vanguard Defense Force lead by Ultra Magnus defends Earth and their human allies, teenagers Connor, Jayna, and Alex, from the evil Decepticons lead by Megazarak!

    Featured Image [August 19th, 2014]
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    Current Update: August 11th, 2014
    Welcome to the Phase 1 thread, everybody. At the end of Phase 1, I will release the first episode of the Prequel Series "Tales Of The Great War". This is THE thread for everything related to Transformers: Vanguard.

    Currently In-Production is the Script and Sets for the first Prequel Episode and Wheeljack.

    Also in design production for characters is Sideswipe and Airazor; who will be the first two character models of Phase 2.

    Gonna have new renders coming out for the next long while; probably not one every day; but likely close to it. Don't know how long for, but likely for awhile!

    Confirmed Character List:
    ??? - Mystery Decepticon [Class 3]
    Airazor [Class 2]
    Arcee [Class 2]
    Axor [Class 3]
    Blast-Off [Class 2]
    Bludgeon [Class 2]
    Brainstorm [Class 2]
    Brawl [Class 2]
    Bumblebee [Class 2]
    Cannonball [Class 2] [Confirmed to be a Remold of Crankcase]
    Clench [Class 3]
    Countdown [Class 3]
    Crankcase [Class 2]
    Cyclonus [Class 2]
    Dai Atlas [Class 3]
    Demolisher [Class 3]
    Devcon [Class 2]
    Fastlane [Class 1]
    Fracture [Class 1] [Confirmed to be a Tri-Mold of Fastlane]
    Galvatron [Remold of Megazarak] [Class 4]
    Hot Shot [Remold of Roadbuster] [Class 3]
    Impactor [Class 3]
    Ironhide [Class 2]
    Ironfist [Class 2]
    Jazz [Class 2]
    Kickoff [Class 2] [Confirmed to be a Remold of Jazz]
    Lockdown [Class 2]
    Megazarak [Class 4]
    Mirage [Class 1] [Confirmed to be a Tri-mold of Fastlane]
    Misfire [Class 2] [Confirmed to be a Remold of Brainstorm]
    Mindwipe [Class 3]
    Nexron [OC - New Character For the TF Universe - Black Decepticon Split-Personality Truck Weapon Specialist] [Class 3]
    Obsidian [Class 2]
    Onslaught [Confirmed to be a remold of Clench] [Class 3]
    Optimus Prime [Class 3]
    Overlord [Class 4]
    Perceptor [Class 2]
    Pointblank [Class 2]
    Prowl [Class 2]
    Roadbuster [Class 3]
    Rodimus [Class 2]
    Sandstorm [Class 3] [Confirmed to be a Remold of Springer]
    Scorponok [Class 3]
    Slicer [Class 2] [Confirmed to be a Remold of Wheeljack]
    Shockwave [Class 3]
    Sideswipe [Class 2]
    Sixshot [Class 4]
    Slugslinger [Class 2]
    Solara [OC - New Character For the TF Universe - Orange Autobot Fembot Jet Medic] [Class 2]
    Spinister [Class 2]
    Springer [Class 3]
    Starscream [Class 3]
    Strafe [Class 2]
    Strika [Class 2]
    Stormcloud [Class 2] [Confirmed to be a Remold of Vortex]
    Sunstorm [Confirmed to be a Remold of Starscream [Class 3]
    Sunstreaker [Confirmed to be a Remold of Sideswipe] [Class 2]
    Swindle [Confirmed to be a Remold of Ironfist] [Class 2]
    Thunderclash [Class 4]
    Thundertron [Class 3]
    Thunderwing [Class 3]
    Toxitron [Remold of Ultra Magnus] [Class 3]
    Ultra Magnus [Class 3]
    Vertebreak [Class 3]
    Vortex [Class 2]
    Warpath [Class 3]
    Waspinator [Class 2]
    Wheeljack [Class 2]
    Whirl [Class 2]
    Windcharger [Class 2]

    Confirmed To Appear But No Available Information:
    Megatron, Straxus, Skyfall, Breakdown

    Confirmed to Exist In-Universe But Won't Appear
    Swoop, Skywarp, Thundercracker, Scourge, Chromedome

    Confirmed To Not Appear/Exist In-Universe:
    Cloudraker, Hardhead, Pyro, Seaspray, Wheelie, Broadside, Guzzle, Banzaitron, Ferak, Tornado, Wreck-Gar, Weirdwolf, Snapdragon, Lightspeed, Sureshot, Stranglehold, Macabre, Triton, Fortress Maximus, Getaway, Darkwind, Octopunch, Gutcruncher, Cloudburst, Doubledealer

    Confirmed Dead Before Start Of Series:
    Prima, Alchemo Prime, Tredicum Prime, Sentinel Prime, Brawn, Rotorstorm

    Revealed Characters So Far:
    Character #1: Ultra Magnus (Autobot - Size Class 3)
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    Character #2: Roadbuster (Autobot - Size Class 3)
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    Character #3: Impactor (Autobot - Size Class 3)
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    Character #4: Megazarak (Decepticon - Size Class 4)
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    Character #5: Toxitron (Decepticon - Size Class 3) [Remold Of Ultra Magnus]
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    Character #6: Galvatron (Herald Of Unicron - Size Class 4) [Remold Of Megazarak]
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    Character #7: Shockwave (Decepticon - Size Class 3)
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    Character #8: Hot Shot (Autobot - Size Class 3) [Remold Of Roadbuster]
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    Character #9: Slugslinger (Decepticon - Size Class 2)
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  2. Galvanitro

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    Universe Backstory & General Series Information

    Vanguard Universe Back-Story [Before The Main Series - After The Prequel Series]:

    Cybertron is at peace for the first time in centuries, the Autobots' planetary shield generator finally active. The Great War is over, the remnants of the Decepticons are scattered across the galaxy, some in hiding, some continuing their dreams of conquest. Though Megazarak, the supreme leader of the Decepticons, and many of his lieutenants live, they are so low on resources and scattered among the stars, that they can't really sustain any efforts against the Autobots.

    Leader of the Cybertronian race and supreme commander of the Autobot military, Dai Atlas, dissolves the Wreckers, and reduces the size of Autobot Spec Ops. In their places he creates (many teams, but the most notable are: ) "The Elite Guard", "Liberation Force", and the "Vanguard Defense Force".

    While the Elite Guard (Gold Team led by Thunderclash; Blue Team led by Impactor) fights public Decepticon and high-level Cybertronian threats near Cybertron and other Cybertronian planets; Autobot Spec Ops fights the secret ones.

    Liberation Force (led by Countdown) travels the galaxy, liberating planets from Decepticons and other tyrannical leaderships in other species, but the Vanguard Defense Force...

    Led by Ultra Magnus, the Vanguard Defense Force was created for the sole purpose of giving Ultra Magnus leadership of a post-war squad. Due to his achievements in the war, but his lack of ambition to rise to the rank of Commander, Dai Atlas gave him his pick of assignments, and the ability to recruit anyone he wanted (despite being only an Officer) to the team. One assignment jumped out to him. Protection of the planet of "Earth". A planet treated almost sacredly by old Cybertronian records, it was always on their radar despite being one of the furthest away "active" planets that the Cybertronians knew.

    With the Decepticons in recoil and collapse, Dai Atlas knew that Earth could be under threat. It apparently held resources such as energon, but had always been too far out to be deemed efficient to use as a source.

    Ultra Magnus took the assignment and assembled a team that was considered extremely unorthodox, but in the end they meshed well together. The Vanguard Defense Force went to Earth, expecting nothing but exploration and energon mining. And for the first month it was...but then...

    The Decepticons arrived. Only one ship, The Harbinger, but in this case, one was enough. For this ship was commanded by Megazarak himself. With a small army of Eradicons and a squad of named Decepticons, he proved himself an immediate threat. Through fighting him and in defense of Earth, the Autobots made an alliance with the US Military. They would operate with a liason, Agent Kyle Traynor, and occasionally receive help in the transport or mining of energon, but otherwise, they would be left alone to combat the Decepticons.

    It's been about a year since the Decepticons first came...and that's where the show begins...
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    Basic Plot For Main Series: Ultra Magnus and his Autobot team defend Earth as robots in disguise, leading a secret existence from most humans, combating the evil Megazarak and his Decepticon forces.

    Basic Plot For "Tales Of The Great War" Prequel Series: Each episode is an adventure from during the Great War that Roadbuster is retelling to the other members of the Vanguard Defense Force. Each one he is either in, or knew the story well from someone who was (usually another Wrecker). Predominantly the TOTGW episodes will feature the Wreckers or members of the team.

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    The Main Cast for the Main Vanguard Series when it rolls around:

    Autobots - Vanguard Defense Force:

    Ultra Magnus - Team Leader; an Officer in the Autobot hierarchy, carries a hammerstaff and laser rifle, with great leadership skills; turns into a transport truck [Class 3 in size]

    Roadbuster - Weaponmaster; an Officer serving under Ultra Magnus, former Wrecker & Elite Guard member, has dual barreled laser cannon system on his shoulder, a high-powered repeater rifle, and two daggers; turns into an armored military truck [Class 3 in size]

    Sideswipe - Brawler & Pilot; skilled pilot and brother to Sunstreaker, a racer before the war became widespread, has a laser rifle and jetpack, turns into a sports car [Class 2 in size]

    Sunstreaker - Gunner; extremely accurate shot and brother to Sideswipe, carries a laser rifle and a shield (with the ability to expand outside of the physical shield with an energy shield), turns into a sports car [Class 2 in size]

    Solara - Medic, one of two OCs I created for the series to add my own characters to the mythos (Out of 135, I imagine most won't mind), she's a trained medic, carries two swords and a healing ray; she turns into a jet [Class 2 in size]

    Fastlane - The Rookie; a gunner & scout in training, he carries two double-barreled laser guns, and has turboboosters on his body to boost his speed in combat; he turns into a bulky f1-style race car [Class 1 in size]

    Decepticons - Megazarak's Forces:
    Megazarak - Supreme Commander Of The Decepticons; coordinates Decepticon military actions across the galaxy in addition to those on Earth; with gladitorial fighting skill and a powerful laser cannon; turns into a tank [Class 4 in size]

    ??? - One Of Megazarak's lieutenants, this character is secret until the first episode of the series. He's got just as much story work in him as anyone else, but I want him to be a surprise, because he's really cool.

    Nexron - My other OC; suffers from split-personality between a calm, well-read trooper commander; to a rage-filled Autobot destroyer; carries two shell cannons (with a variety of shell-types), a shoulder mounted laser gun, and twin maces; turns into a truck [Class 3 in size]

    Crankcase - The Mechanic; always angry at the world and his partner Vortex, carries a multi-tool (hammer, laser gun, welder), and has an analytical visor; turns into an all-terrain truck [Class 2 in size]

    Vortex - Psychoanalyst, and team medic; though Vortex is partnered with Crankcase, he spends much of his time analyzing the Decepticon forces for any psychological problems, and deciding whether to help them, or make them worse; carries twin long-range blasters, and turns into a helicoptor [Class 2 in size]

    There will be a sixth Decepticon, but he's not in the first episode so I won't mention him at this time.
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    Vanguard Size Classes:

    Class 4: "Ultra Class" in terms of toys; ex. Thunderclash, Megazarak, Galvatron
    Class 3: "Voyager Class" in terms of toys; ex. Dai Atlas, Ultra Magnus, Toxitron, Impactor, Roadbuster, Hot Shot, Countdown, Optimus Prime
    Class 2: The Standard Size Class in the Universe; "Deluxe Class" in terms of toys; ex. Sideswipe, Sunstreaker, Solara, Slugslinger
    Class 1: Small "Deluxe Class" in terms of toys; ex. Fastlane

    There are 140 Characters in total in the Vanguard Universe that'll appear in the main show, prequel series, and supporting fiction.
     
  3. Galvanitro

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    Ultra Magnus, Roadbuster, & Impactor

    Name - Rank - Occupation - Size

    Ultra Magnus - Autobot Squad Leader - Leader Of Vanguard Defense Force - Class 3:

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    Roadbuster - Autobot Officer - Weaponmaster - Class 3:
    Former Wrecker, Former Elite Guard Member

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    Impactor - Autobot Commander - Leader Of The Wreckers/Leader Of Elite Guard Silver Team - Class 3:

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    Megazarak, Toxitron, & Galvatron

    Megazarak - Supreme Commander Of The Decepticons - Class 4:

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    Toxitron - Decepticon Juggernaut - Class 3: [Remold Of Ultra Magnus]

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    Galvatron - Herald Of Unicron Leader - Class 4: [Remold Of Megazarak]

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    Shockwave, Slugslinger & Multi-Character Pictures

    Shockwave - Decepticon Science Division Commander - Class 3:

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    Slugslinger - Decepticon Bounty Hunter - Class 2:

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    Hot Shot & Sideswipe

    Hot Shot - Autobot Rookie - Assault Trooper - Class 3: [Remold Of Roadbuster]

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    Sideswipe - Autobot Solider - Ace Pilot & Brawler - Class 2:

    Coming after Slugslinger!
     
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    Vanguard Videos

    The location for all Phase 1 videos:

    Animation Tests:
    #1: Youtube swung a hard punch at the video's quality and knocked a tooth or two out. With future tests, I'll experiment with file types to find the one to get the best quality out.
    #2: This is the rough first animation test done with a Vanguard Series model. The animation in future tests will continue to smooth and improve as I get used to the models; and the Prequel Series will be much smoother overall.

    As soon as I am able, I'll revisit Megazarak [or another character] and do a second running animation that is a bit better, cleaner, and hopefully a bit more solid overall.
    Megazarak - Running Test - Youtube

    To prove that the animation for the series can, is, and will be better than that Megazarak video indicated I produced this new running test with Ultra Magnus!

    Vanguard Ultra Magnus - Running Test - Youtube

    An even better version of the Ultra Magnus Running Test; also in HD!

    Vanguard Ultra Magnus - Running Test V2/HD - Youtube
     
  8. Galvanitro

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    I'll be filling in the above posts as the day goes on. :) 

    I look forward to all of your comments, critiques, suggestions, and conversations! I want Vanguard to be a series for you all, and I hope as many of you enjoy as much of it as possible!
     
  9. optimegatron

    optimegatron Not over, not finished.

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    Glad there's finally one thread for all the Phase 1 characters. It's really nice to have a single thread you can call home :D 

    Quick mention: Shatterpoint, Challenger, Overlord Balder and I are currently working on a Prequel E-Novel Series, Transformers Vanguard: Empire of Shadows.

    More details on that to come, but I will say that it takes place after the Great War and the "Tales Of The Great War" prequel series, and before the main "Vanguard" series.

    Looking forward to sharing more information about that in the future :wink: 
     
  10. TheShockwave48

    TheShockwave48 Kinda sorta artist

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    Can't wait to see this pan out! Great work!!!:thumb 
     
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    combaticonsfrvr Lusus Naturae

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    since it would appear that, besides one of your colleagues, I am yet again the first responder, may I pick again? (picked brawl first time)
    If so, I choose Swindle :) 
     
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    combaticonsfrvr Lusus Naturae

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    Oh wait TheShockwave48 you go first if you want
     
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    Wild crazy guess. Bumblebee.
     
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    combaticonsfrvr Lusus Naturae

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    And now, with my jump back in line choice: Swindle :) 
     
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    combaticonsfrvr Lusus Naturae

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    Just a quick post to subscribe to this thread so I don't miss out on updates
     
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    Olymprix Moonwalkin' on the Ceiling

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    Hmm... different character reveal...

    How 'bout... Springer?
     
  17. Galvanitro

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    Thanks! Glad you're all excited.

    Alright:

    Bumblebee = Yes. He's in the universe. He is also an Adept. Ding-ding, you hit one of the ten. He's his own mold. His Adept Powers are Energy Blasts and Energy Absorption [Energy Absorption includes Laser Fire, the primary ammo of most Vanguard weapons].

    Swindle = Yes. He's in. He's a standard Cybertronian; and he is a remold of Ironfist.

    Springer = Yes, he's in! He's a standard Cybertronian, but is his own mold!
     
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    combaticonsfrvr Lusus Naturae

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    Sweet! :) 
    Quick question: when you say energy absorption do you mean like light/laser energy or energy as in name-an-energy-type-and-he-absorbs-it?
     
  19. optimegatron

    optimegatron Not over, not finished.

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    Coincidentally, Springer is also the best character in all of Vanguard, statistically speaking.
     
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    Predominantly laser energy & generic "sci-fi" energy. For example: If Galvatron were to shoot Bumblebee with his lightning blasts, Bumblebee wouldn't be able to absorb any of it except just a tiny amount, because its "lightning".

    And Bumblebee's energy blasts can be enhanced if he absorbs a lot of energy, he can then release them in larger or more concentrated blasts.

    Ooohhh you. :p 

    Springer's good but he's not the "statistical best". ;) 
     

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