Heavy/Scratch: War for Cybertron - Blitzwing

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  1. Lucid Dreamer

    Lucid Dreamer Oneironaut

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    Hey there =)

    I present you my first and last real (almost completely colored) custom..

    ..enjoy the pics... or dont =P


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    Machine gun attack mode:
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    Unfortunately this is a quite expensive custom since it consists of two Deluxes and one Voyager:
    - basic body was borrowed from "Beast Machines Deluxe Jetstorm"
    http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/_...ormers/images/5/53/BM_deluxe_Jetstorm_toy.jpg
    - The Wings and the two screws holding the tank threads were taken from no one else than our good old movie Starscream
    - and the threads are as unobvious as it might seem from RotF Deluxe Rampage =P
     

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  2. Crimsonthunder

    Crimsonthunder Well-Known Member

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    Awesome! Creative! All that!
     
  3. ThinkTank Customs

    ThinkTank Customs TFW2005-Citizen

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    that is really cool man!
     
  4. President Kush

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    very, very cool
     
  5. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    Looks great My only crit is that he needs a new head.
     
  6. Lucid Dreamer

    Lucid Dreamer Oneironaut

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    Thanks guys =P

    He doesn't need a new head since it wasn't my intention to create the "perfect Blitzwing" but it turned out quite well and i like it. Therefore i eventually posted this after staring at it for about half a year or so..
    Anyway, it's not about this custom figure itself but the IDEA! Please make a better lookin' one, will ya? =)

    >>The actual "idea" is to simply take some jet and sorta turn it into somethin that might be mistaken with a tank!<<

    Previous attempts ALWAYS tried to combine a tank and jet which ends up in a complete mess!... and looks like shit, imo..

    This concept also works pretty well with "cybertron sideways" and it even creates a mono barraled (?) tank =). Unfortunately i destroyed the figure by breaking off a ball joint due to my outstanding customizing skills =/
    But heres a lil glimpse of what could've been:

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    How bout THAT head sculpt, Rumble02? ;D
     
  7. Jbarb78

    Jbarb78 Well-Known Member

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    Instead of the insert link button, can you use the insert image one? I cant see any of your pics.
     
  8. Lucid Dreamer

    Lucid Dreamer Oneironaut

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    My pleasure =)

    EDIT: And of course, the "hover mode" of the original toy still works as well. Thus you might call him a triple changer with a "hover mode" and a menacing arsenal of weapons, if you will =P
     
  9. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    It looks cool you did capture the spark of Blitzwing so thats awesome.
     
  10. Lucid Dreamer

    Lucid Dreamer Oneironaut

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    hmm.. you think? He doesn't remind me of Blitzwing at all o_O . The colors look like shit, tbh.. I wish id have had better colors =(. Furthermore I should dry brush the unpainted parts (yellow, silver) too and try to make a more satisfying head.

    Any tips on this one??? im not at all into head sculpting =O
     
  11. Slimaximus

    Slimaximus Headmaster

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    dude never would have even thought of that, it looks awesome
     
  12. JacobPGalvatron

    JacobPGalvatron Storm Trooper #1

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    That is simply amazing.
     
  13. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    tbh, it still looks awesome I don't see anything wrong with it to me this is Blitzwing under the influence of Unicron. Yeah that would be badass.
     
  14. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Dry built

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    That tank mode actually looks like it could fit in well enough with the other hover-tanks from the game.

    Pretty good.
     
  15. Autobot Burnout

    Autobot Burnout SANTARN IS COMING AGAIN TFW2005 Supporter

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    Very creative, I must say! Tank mode could use some more color such as in the barrel to establish that it is a barrel, as I had to look a little closely to see what it was supposed to be (it might also be the lighting)

    For colors, the purple and tan are DEAD ON Blitzwing, although I can't tell if the black smudges are intended or not as weathering. I'd also recomend painting the non purple/tan bits black or something, as that way the interior robot bits don't color-clash with the purple/tan parts in any mode.

    Lastly, I think that if you just cut the side fins off of that head, it would make a convincing Blitzwing head stand-in easily. It would also make the head somewhat less conspicuous in tank mode, as it looks like the head fins are long enough to touch the ground. Just chop them off and it should improve the look.
     
  16. iam82nz

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    I think it looks great, one of the best Blitwing customs I've seen. Personaly I would have given him slightly wider wings, trim the "ears" a bit and then have them sticking straight up or back, and also do something with the gun turrent/feet to make it look a bit more convincing as the gun turrent.
     
  17. Lucid Dreamer

    Lucid Dreamer Oneironaut

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    I see... you want ME to make it as good as possible.. very well =P
    so, what do we have?:

    Task #1: "I'd also recomend painting the non purple/tan bits black or something, as that way the interior robot bits don't color-clash with the purple/tan parts in any mode."
    naaah, thanks, but look at the original blitzwing. He's had some yellow and sliver parts too and im too lazy... =P
    Task #2: (they fins on the head dont touch the ground) "simply" cut em off.. all right ^^
    Tast #3: hmm actually i did plan to color the turrent gold but somethin made me skip that... i was probably too lazy ;D

    @ iam82nz: Wider wings would screw the tank up. besides they are far wider than the original wings anyway.

    @ Burnout: black smudges? =( Dude, paint wears off xD

    but thanks for all the tips guys! :)  Ill be sure to give you an updated version.. if you like? (ill do it anyway, since i love Blitzwing ^^)
     
  18. Grimlock_king

    Grimlock_king Banned

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    I'm sorry but I just don't see blitzwing being something like this especially the head. Nice attempt if it was a different bot it would of been awesome! But I just yeah change the head and try to work on the arm wing cannon thing which makes the body look unbalanced and yeah heck this would work as a bayverse blitzwing but not a wfc blitzwing.
     
  19. Lucid Dreamer

    Lucid Dreamer Oneironaut

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    Then you may call it a Bayverse Blitzwing. It's not supposed to be WFC... its... cybertron Blitzwing.. period.

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  20. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    Now that doesn't look half bad, more imposing. I dig it.
     

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