Minor/Repaint: Voyager Class Rescue Ratchet Kitbashed to Ironhide

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  1. TCracker

    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

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    I have this crazy idea - Since G1 Ironhide and Ratchet shared the same mold, I decided to use the Rescue Ratchet mold and kitbashed it to Ironhide. I will be using the head from the KO Landcross, similar with the TFTM07 kitbashed Rescue Ratchet to a more G1 flavour.

    However there will be massive repaint activity buzzing around him and alot of detailing that will be done on this Ironhide. Rest of the mold will remain the same more or less.

    This will be a joint collaboration between me and and another good friend of mine.
    Oh yah...here is some of the shots of I took on the preliminary modification stage.

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  2. TCracker

    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

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    A full day job and I am really pleased with the result.

    My friend did the surfacing and the overall body paint while I did the detailing/touch ups/decals.

    It took us both from 10am till 4pm for the paint works to be completed and a further 2 to 3 hours on my part to finish up with the detailing and the decals. We removed the front kangaroo bar and the stretcher cum weapon to give Ironhide a distinctive look, different from Rescue Ratchet.

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    Early paint coat on the supposedly Ironhide head

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    The paint that we used

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    Assembling the head for a test shot

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    The finished product

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    Compared with my kitbashed Rescue Ratchet

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    Back view

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    Action Stance

    More pics tomorrow - Alt pics and more!
     
  3. TCracker

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    More pics!

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  4. Kouri

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    Is the painting all done? Because I personally think this guy could use a bit more black and/or gray to break up all of that red. >.>
     
  5. Nemesis Predaking

    Nemesis Predaking Offical Enforcer WTF@TFW Veteran

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    Looks pretty slick. Any plans to put the bumper grill cage back on ?
     
  6. TCracker

    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

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    You are probably right, might need to touch up more here and there to break up the red...thanks for the feedback, appreciate it! :D 
     
  7. TCracker

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    Still an option, i can still put it on...hmmmm:) 
     
  8. Kouri

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    No problem. ^^ I really like the idea, so it'd be a shame if the guy came out looking like he jumped in a pool of tomato paste.

    And why is it that you never find that last typo until someone else has quoted your post? >.>
     
  9. TCracker

    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

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    Ahhh......:dunce  me. :D  Let's stick on the thread topic shall we?
     
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    Yeah if you put some more black or gray on him he'll look PERFECT! Great job on it.

    Alt pics!!
     
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    It looks great, but a few more accent colors would not hurt. Great job, though.
     
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    Holy smokes. That looks sweet. Great idea too! You've got yourself a Classics Ironhide now. ;]
     
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    alt mode pics?
     
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    I can't find one, and you've customized two!? :( 
     
  16. TCracker

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    Y'sure did, ye' bastid :p 

    Just yankin' your chain, mate. I love what you did here, it was the very understandable choice XD. But like what the others have said, yeah it needs more colours for highlights. Greys ftw!
     
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    I've been wanting to see this done. It works remarkably well and works a lot better as Ironhide then movie Ironhide himself even in red. Great work.

    I'd copy this idea, but I'll wait for the Classics 2 Ironhide.
     
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  20. TCracker

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    Alt mode pics! Waitied for the paint to dry...still some areas not fully covered. Oh well , can touch them up later anyway :D 

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