Minor/Repaint: WFC Channel Link

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  1. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    Here is a fan character for the WFC line. I hope you enjoy. C&C is always welcome.
    Name= Channel Link
    Allegiance = Autobot
    Function = Communications Commander.
    Subgroup = Informants.
    Alt Mode = Sat-Tank. Heavily Armored but only for self defense

    Before the Cybetronian Wars came to earth there were many Autobots and Decepticons lost to the battlefields of space. When Megatron took command of his army he did everything in his power to hide the truth, he shared the protoform template of an Autobot. Alpha Trion Assigned Channel Link to serve as the Autobots Communications Commander. Channel Link lead and trained other bots responsible for carrying the precious cargo of information, among them were Arcee and Blaster. Channel Link usually worked behind the scenes using his dish and specially modified solar array to pick up on Decepticon transmissions. He would use this information to aid Zeta Prime's forces. When Megatron destroyed Iacon, his sweeps found Channel Link inside the Great Archives. They brought him to their leader. Zeta Prime and Alpha Trion felt a deep sadness when they received the dismantled frame of Channel Link's dish.The rest of his body was never found. What is known, is that just before the Autobots boarded the Ark, Alpha Trion Received an unknown signal that contained blueprints to the Nemesis.

    Strenghts= Channel Link can receive and transmit virtually any type of broadcast signal and directly beam the information into the mind of any Prime holding the Matrix. Channel link is very adept at hand to hand combat.

    Weaknesses = Channel Link does not use weaponry. He does not understand the war and could never bring himself to kill any other bot. Channel Link is also very paranoid and records a copy of every transmission for his personal use in case he needs to ever prove himself innocent. Channel Link Shares a direct Protoform Template with Megatron and this made him a prime target for a slow and surely painful death.
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  2. tobuttica

    tobuttica Well-Known Member

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    I like the idea and color scheme. Head looks kinda strange though, but the details on it are very nice. What is it from?
     
  3. Drift

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    It's leadfoot combined head

    -Drift
     
  4. Rotorstorm

    Rotorstorm OriginalRotorstorm Fanboy

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    If he doesn't use any weaponary why is he a wrecker? Just found that a bit strange since the Wreckers love to get their servos dirty.
     
  5. Kraken

    Kraken Is a vegiesaurus, Lex. Veteran

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    For some reason I thought this was going to be a cross Channel ferry transformer!

    Great job though, I love some of your colour choices, bright but without being too garish.

    Good work :thumb 
     
  6. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    Yeah I changed the subgroup.
     
  7. Ramrider

    Ramrider TF Art Lad

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    He doesn't have to have a subgroup; not all Autobots are necessarily part of a sub-team, many are just Autobots. Unless you actually intend to make the Informants into a proper specialist team and make more of them. :) 

    I really like him. He's a cool new character, which I always approve of, and the colourscheme looks great.
    Only thing I'd suggest altering is repainting the visor a different colour, maybe something brighter, to draw the eye a bit. As it is, it's kinda hard to tell whereabouts his optics are supposed to be; his visor just looks like another part of his armour, especially as there are bits of armour elsewhere in the same colour.
    The PCCs are really starting to demonstrate their kitbashing worth, aren't they? :D 
     
  8. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    I agree. The head actually looks MUCH MUCH MUCH better in person it was hard to get good light on it to. working with a new camera that I need to get used to aswell. What other head are you thinking. I had very few that would fit the neck post of that mold.
     
  9. Ramrider

    Ramrider TF Art Lad

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    I wasn't thinking of any other head; I really like the one you've used. All I was suggesting was painting the 'eyes' a lighter colour...
     
  10. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    Do yall think a red would work for the eyes or would that deviate to far from the rest of the color scheme?
     
  11. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    Cool.
     
  12. closetrat

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    I'd keep the colors - if you want to lighten the eyes, you could do tiny dots of a lighter shade to simulate pupils (either one or two), or you could just do a thin line to make the whole area appear to glow...

    Check out Jin Saotome's work - he's got that trick down to an art...
     
  13. Ramrider

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    I think red should work fine. I tend to think you want the eyes to stand out. When you look at a person, you're often drawn to the eyes; this is a subconscious thing. It's easy to do when your subject has easily recognisable eyes, like a human has. But when it's a robot without a clearly-defined face, it's always a good idea to use a contrasting colour to attract the viewer's attention.

    So yeah, I'd say red should do the job fine (even moreso if you can do clear red over silver ;) ). Other alternatives might be a nice yellow or light blue.
    Or what Closetrat suggested; you could use a lighter, brighter green just to pick out the optic part of the visor.
     
  14. warriorpriest

    warriorpriest Priest of Primus

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    i like it. Thumbs up. We need more fan characters. :D 
     
  15. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    You've made yet another cool piece, bud :)  I think this one has two great strengths: a lot of character and a unified scheme to the design. Every single custom you've ever made has just a lot of creativity and character infused into it, and this one really shines with this, especially with all of the extra "communication" bits on him. I think he would be even very distinguishable as a silhouette, and that's a lot to say about any given character design, Transformers or any other character.

    I think you did well with your color palette as well. A part of me would like to see an accent color (maybe a neon redish pink, much akin to WfC Prime and Bumblebee) for just a hint of that sort of thing, though another part of me thinks it could deter from the rest of the figure. I think yellow eyes would work well with this design also, since the discussion there was brought up.

    Keep up the good work, bud :thumb 
     
  16. ThinkTank Customs

    ThinkTank Customs TFW2005-Citizen

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    I really really love this guy, maybe you sell him to me? ;) 
     
  17. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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  18. King_Kat

    King_Kat the sofa-king great one

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    great work dude! keep it up. and don't take this in a rong way but he looks like a G2 toy
     
  19. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    I dont take that the wrong way at all. Get to know me and you'll see a lot of that in my figs. I take it as a compliment. Me loves me some bright colors.
     

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