Minor/Repaint: War for Cybertron Scorponok

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  1. Unicron9

    Unicron9 Chaos Bringer 9

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    The Energon Scorponok seemed like a shoe-in for a great War for Cybertron version. I had to do it.

    With so much purple in his color scheme, the purple lighting effect paint details probably don't pop out as much as I had hoped.

    I put a great deal of time into hand painting Scorponok.
    I made Zarak from the original head's face and parts from both the real G1 Scorponok headmaster and a neo-shifter. It is very articulated and gives the effect of having the horns in head mode.

    I was going for a dark but G1 reminiscent color scheme with wear and an aged look to fit WFC. As you can see I went with gold rather than the G1 neon orange.

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  2. Rotorstorm

    Rotorstorm OriginalRotorstorm Fanboy

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    awesome, zarak in particular looks awesome.

    Is it possible to have him stand in the cockpit (head compartment and shout orders like the original did?
     
  3. Anti-Venom

    Anti-Venom Well-Known Member

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    This is awesomeness with a side of epic sauce.
     
  4. JAnGoThaKing

    JAnGoThaKing Wrecker

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    i like !
     
  5. GAUGE

    GAUGE In Art, Nothing Is Impossible.

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    now if you can just attach the photos, which is so easy even a Caveman can do it. :lol 
     
  6. Unicron9

    Unicron9 Chaos Bringer 9

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    Yes Zarak can stand in the cockpit but I doubt he can fit inside for storage now. Small price to pay and who needs storage when you transform.

    I don't think I understand.
     
  7. Ra88

    Ra88 Dutchman!

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    Wow, that looks terrific! You really captured the WFC look perfectly, brilliant color choices!
     
  8. Rhinox555

    Rhinox555 Insert clever joke here.

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    I know it's wrong but i kind of laughed at this. Anyway, he means you have to use the "Manage Attachments" button at the bottom of the screen when you're making a post. It's one of Radicon's rules that you have to use that when posting threads, instead of putting them on an other website and then using links to those. This is mostly so that the links won't get broken by accident in the future.
     
  9. SMOG

    SMOG Vocab-champion ArgueTitan

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    The Zarak pushes this into a whole new dimension of greatness. Love it! :) 

    zmog
     
  10. Nemesis Predaking

    Nemesis Predaking Offical Enforcer WTF@TFW Veteran

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    Actually, he is following the correct guidelines

    I know it's crazy, but maybe people should read on a message board.
     
  11. 1987olds442

    1987olds442 Cam Maximus

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    Great work on this especially with Zarak. :thumb  How does he attach to the main body? I have a similar bash that I really need to finish, now after seeing yours it really makes me want to get a Neo-shifter and replicate what you did with Zarak, really incredible work here. Do you have any issue with the paint rubbing on the upper arm against the shoulder pads?
     
  12. Unicron9

    Unicron9 Chaos Bringer 9

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    Oh I thought I was following the rules by posting at least one attachment.
    It is easier for me to post the hosted multi-pics I make than several pics.

    Haha thanks. I was hoping that Zarak would set this apart from other repaints of this figure. Well that and the old, worn, scrapped up, purple light paint effects that make it WFC.
    BTW I've heard that he doesn't look very WFC since the purple 3 shade light effect paint work is tough to notice with his mostly purple paint scheme.
    You guys see all of the little purple glow effects I painted in right?

    Oh okay cool. Glad I wasn't screwing up then. Thanks for clearing that up.

    I drilled a hole and shaved G1 Zaraks head to a slightly rounder shape so it fits and stays on well but still turns. I like that I can get cool head tilted looks from him like this too.
    To keep the neo-shifter shoulders from rubbing or being restricted by the attached Energon Scorponok head, I had to shave a small circle out of part of the head on both sides.
    If you were asking about shoulder rub issues on Scorponok, none there.

    Thanks guys!! Any input and comments you can give are very helpful for both motivation and my improvement.
     
  13. Superquad7

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    This custom looks fantastic.

    In regards to posting images, etc., refer to what Tony_Bacala has said (quoted by NP above) about how to post images and how using an external source affects that. Like Rhinox said, just know that if you're using an external host for your images and you move 'em, those links are gone here.
     
  14. phoenixliger

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    This looks great and i feel the WFC in him. the zarack adds that little touch to scorponok that makes him feel silky smooth. If i can make one suggestion you might want to ad puple black light paint to him that way he glows similar to the game characters. if you do, test it first in an extra piece that way if it dont work you didnt ruin your master piece
     
  15. scorpio-prime

    scorpio-prime Dreamer with fists

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    I have to say, I love the fact that at first it appears to be a (very good!) repaint, but that shmexy Zarak head really takes the whole piece to a totally new level.

    Now if only this guy actually HAD been in WFC, that would have been awesome - when downed in Escalation, Zarak could have popped off and quickly bought some Energon to revive him lol.
     
  16. Unicron9

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    Thanks!
    See, to me though, the neon purple just looks like neon purple line detailing unless held under a black light. I certainly wouldn't display customs under a black light due to the heat and how it makes mostly just the line work stand out.
    That's why I went with multi-shade metallic purple for a dull glow look. :) 
     
  17. meisterworks

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    suits the WFC theme to the core.
     
  18. simonatmac

    simonatmac The stop motion maker

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    I do like the purple
     
  19. Deonasis

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    This is WfC 100%!
     
  20. Unicron9

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    Thanks guys!
    I'm going to toss him on Ebay soon with a buy now that is right around what I'd want for a commission.
     

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