What is your Customizing History?

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  1. Transfan2

    Transfan2 TFW2005 Supporter

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    I thought it would be interesting to have a thread to talk about the customizers of this forum about the history of their customizing work and stuff like what current ones that they are doing for example.
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    For Me, I have made 2 Customs (Repaints) that I am proud of and enjoy making:

    Cybertron Buzzdozer (Energon Sledge Repaint)
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    Timelines Termitron (Repaint of BW Inferno/Repaint Of BW TM Megatron's Head)
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    That's My Customizing History so let's see your's if you would like to share it.

    -TF2
     
  2. SmokescreenSWE

    SmokescreenSWE Well-Known Member

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    It's a long story, obviously. Started out long ago customizing Lego figures into game characters. Then went into miniature painting (Ral Partha was awesome for nice, detailed figures). I also created some bigger figures based on my RPG characters, made from Japanese capsule toys.

    Then some years ago, after getting back into TF, I started coming across lots of different customs. An early Subaru G1 Smokescreen, TFMaster's Menasor, etc. I eventually decided to make myself an Alternator Razorclaw...

    It basically exploded once I moved to my current place 18 months ago. Since then I've made:

    Custom 1:24 G1 Smokescreen
    Alternator Tantrum, Divebomb, Headstrong and Rampage
    Alternator Hoist
    Alternator Grapple
    Alternator Blurr
    "RID" Hot Spot
    Movie Smokescreen
    articulated G1 Quickmix
    "Beast Wars" Hun-Grrr, Rippersnapper, Cutthroat, Blot and Sinnertwin
    Pre-BW Silverbolt
    Seven Microlady custom figures
    Custom Aoi Umenokouji 1:8 figure (from other figures)
    Custom World of Warcraft character (from MOTU'02 Teela)

    Working on:
    Universe Smokescreen
    "Universe" Scattershot
     
  3. deliciouspeter

    deliciouspeter Back in Black TFW2005 Supporter

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    This is neat. I'd love to see everyone's history/progress.

    My first...Alternators Scamper:
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    Energon Ultra Magnus:
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    Cybertron Magnus:
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    Optimal Magnus:
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    Cybertron Bloodhorn:
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    Cybertron Rhinox:
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    Movie Optimus Primal:
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    Beast Wars Movie Bonecrusher:
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    Movie Dinobots:
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    Blackout & Scorponok: Full Symbiosis Type:
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    Whiteout:
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    Monolith Prime:
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    Aucepidus (Bumblebee) Prime:
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    Animated Tripredacus Agent:
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  4. luke4

    luke4 crocon

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    those all look really awsome.

    me i havnt finished anything. im a lazy prick
     
  5. frenzyrumble

    frenzyrumble Banned

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    you all don't wanna know. put it this way...it needs an excel sheet.

    ...but don't worry TF2 you're at the top :) 
     
  6. Ravenxl7

    Ravenxl7 W.A.F.F.L.E.O.

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    Here's my list:

    Finished:
    -Classics Tracks- from a Cybertron Excellion
    -Classics Perceptor- from an Energon Offshoot
    -Alternator Wheeljack- from a Cybertron Downshift
    -Movie Warpath- from a Movie Deluxe Brawl
    -Classics Overlord- from an Energon Galvatron
    -Classics Thundercracker- from a Classics Skywarp
    -Classics Bludgeon- from a Classics 2-pack Megatron
    -Classics Prima- from a Cybertron Vector Prime

    WIP:
    -Classics Megatron- from a Classics Megatron
    -Classics Dirge- from a Classics Ramjet
    -Classics Thrust- from a Classics Ramjet

    Planned:
    -Classics Raven-XL7- using a Universe Dirge
    -Classics Database- using a Universe Legends Cosmos
    -Classics Scourge- using Universe Optimus Prime

    Edit: Updated :D 
    Edit2: Updated again. Finished Prima :D 
     
  7. Rotorstorm

    Rotorstorm OriginalRotorstorm Fanboy

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    let's see,

    Armada Tracks from Blurr

    G1 coloured Tank Megatron from RID Destructicon Blugeon

    Grimlock from Armada Predacon

    Alt Wildrider from Windcharger

    Unamed subaru Alt who in retrospect really does look like
    Nightbeat.

    Energon Megatron into Galvatron with cannon mode (first actual kitbash)

    Cybertron Scourge and Fracas from vector prime

    Alternator Ultra Magnus (blue and red as opposed to white, first attempt at doing serious work to a head)

    Cybertron Nightbeat from Cybertron Hot Spot

    Classics Cliffjumper repaint and head remold

    Movie fallen from Wreckage

    Alternator Ultra Magnus (blue and red as opposed to white, first attempt at doing serious work to a head)

    Currently working on Classics Wheeljack and Red alert, both from classics sunstreaker.

    Project waiting that probably won't ever happen, Movie Landmine into swindle.

    not all in chronological order after the first 6 as I'm just trying to remember what I have done.
     
  8. Massdestruction

    Massdestruction Instrument of Destruction

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    Let's start with what I finished already:

    TF: ROBOTS IN DISGUISE

    Autobot Ironhide (U-Ratchet)

    Autobot Sideswipe (U-Inferno)

    Autobot Sunstreaker (U-Prowl)

    Decepticon Skywarp (U-Sideburn)

    Autobot G1 colored Optimus Prime (RID-Optimus Prime)

    Autobot G1 colored Ultra Magnus (RID-Ultra Magnus)

    Autobot X-Brawn (RID-X-Brawn mini)

    Autobot G1 colored Optimus Prime (RID-Scourge mini)


    TF: DIMENSIONS (my own private universe)

    Autobot Ultra Magnus (A-Nemesis Prime)
    Minicon Thunderbird (A-RunOver)

    Autobot Sideswipe (A-Wheeljack)
    Minicon Sky Jack (A-Windsheer)

    Maximal Magnus Primal (C-Optimus Prime)

    Decepticon Scourge (A-Prime)
    Minicon Air Raid (A-OverRun)

    Decepticon Scourge (T-War Within Optimus Prime)

    Decepticon Nemesis Prime (M-Protoform Optimus Prime)

    Predacon Nemesis Primal (C-Optimus Prime)

    Decepticon Dirge (A-Thrust)

    Black Ops Team-
    Minicon Silverbolt (A-Makeshift)
    Minicon Roadblock (A-Firebot)
    Minicon Blackout (A-Prowl)

    Minicon Trailbreaker (U-Ransack)

    Minicon Steelclaw (C-Shockwave)

    Minicon Grand Slam (C-Steamhammer)


    TF: SWTF

    Decepticon Megatron (SWTF-Tie Fighter Darth Vader)

    Autobot Millennium Convoy (SWTF-Turbo Tank Commander Cody)


    TF: G1

    Autobot Skyfire (CL-Jetfire)

    Autobot Ultra Magnus (CL-Ultra Magnus)

    Autobot Ironhide (E-Towline)

    Autobot Trailbreaker (C-Red Alert)

    Autobot Mirage (CL-Mirage)

    Autobot Wheeljack (E-Downshift)

    Autobot Bumblebee (C-Brakedown)

    Autobot Cliffjumper (C-Brakedown)

    Autobot Brawn (C-Overhaul)

    Autobot Windcharger (C-Clocker)

    Autobot Huffer (C-Armorhide)

    Autobot Gears (C-Hardtop)

    Minicon Beachcomber (U-Dune Runner)

    Minicon Seaspray (U-Waterlog)

    Minicon Powerglide (U-Gunbarrel)

    Minicon Cosmos (C-Razorclaw)

    Minicon Warpath (CL-Broadside)

    Minicon Wheelie (CL-Dirt Rocket)

    Decepticon Laserbeak (E-Divebomb)

    Decepticon Buzzsaw (E-Divebomb)

    Decepticon Ravage (E-Battle Ravage)

    Decepticon Frenzy (E-Signal Flare)

    Minicon Overkill (CL-Terrorsaur)

    Minicon Slugfest (CL-Knockdown)

    Minicon Flywheel (U-Thunderclash & C-Tankor)

    Minicon Battletrap (U-Rotor & A-Dirt Boss)


    Ones in various stages of progress:

    Autobot Ratchet (E-Towline): In Progress (need to create ambulance back, remove arms and repaint)

    Autobot Sideswipe (E-Hotshot): In Progress (need to create head, feet, rotating legs and repaint)

    Autobot Optimus Prime (CL-Optimus Prime): In Progress

    Autobot Inferno (C-Mudflap): In Progress (need to attach ladder and repaint)

    Decepticon Blitzwing (E-Starscream): In Progress

    Autobot Kup (U-Snowcat): In Progress

    Autobot Jetfire (U-Ramjet): In Progress (need to finish jet packs)

    Decepticon Sweep (M-Storm Surge): In Progress

    Autobot Goldbug with Jedi Spike (SWTF-Anakin Skywalker): In Progress

    Decepticon Sunstorm (SWTF-Saesee Tiin): In Progress


    I also have a great many more planned with the figures already bought.

    Estimated completion time: the year 2525.
     
  9. autobotx23

    autobotx23 Banned

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    Way to many to name...but I loved hem all. :) 
     
  10. plowking

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

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    ^Loving the new siggy AX23^

    My first was Alt Plowking v.1

    I have a few more customs in the works too....:thumb 
     
  11. agentgro420

    agentgro420 Le potteux

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    My first one was Classic 2-pack megatron (damn, his color scheme sucks...) followed shortly by classic voyager megatron, both with the Cybertron Galvatron color scheme. Then I completely repainted TFTM Leader Megatron and followed with a complete Jazz repaint and a scratchbuild shield.

    Next was:
    TFTM Leader Optimus Prime-Touch-ups
    TFTM Leader Brawl-Touch-ups then black-washed
    Classic Voyager Jetfire- Black Washed
    TMTF Voyager Starscream- New hands
    TFTM Voyager Thundercracker-News arms and hands and some paint touch-ups
    TFTM Voyager Thundercracker-Repainted into Skywarp with new hands
    Universe Classic 2.0 Blaster- Almost completely repainted (only the organe plastic still exists)
    TFA Snarl- Painted some parts of its club
    TFTM Deluxe Bumblebee- simple headswap with Stealth Bumblebee

    WIP:
    Cybertron Primus to Samus Aran
    TFTM Voyager Optimus Prime- Kind of a super mode(way too much weapons)
    TFTM Chess Set- Simple repaint (got distracted by other ideas i had)

    Future Plan:
    More than i can do, but one that could be done in the next few weeks could be Armada Megatron...he's the only green Megatron on my shelf...it's a pity.
    Paint every gray plastic with black then drybrushed.
    Black Wash everything...

    And that's about it!
     
  12. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    ok ill bite.
    i started with saint/sinner.
    then mythos(bad idea)
    then Powerhouse(bad idea)
    Then Pandora
    THen grime
    gravel
    grit
    guppy
    skyjax
    killjoy
    flywheels
    poptop
    airblade
    pharoah
    bm convoy
    reflux
    failsafe
    shuttleshock
    flashbang
    seekerx
    shatterglass lightspeed
    shatterglass wheeljack
    shattered glass swoop
    and presently working on night runner v2.
     
  13. Methusalen

    Methusalen Not good enough for G1!

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    Well, first off I should say I come here to the Radicons group to get some inspiration and just to see come kick ass customs!

    My first "Hey, I could do that!" moment was the Hot Wheels trailer for Cybertron Armorhide. Inspired by Redline & Chaos Muffin's works, I went ahead with my own attempt. Unfortunately, the free sticker promo that Reprolabels was doing had expired, but I was able to purchase a set from them. I started work, and had a wonderful time working on it!
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    Unfortunately for me, I applied the wrong clear coat to it, and the paint 'cracked'. Attempting to 'hurry up' the paint removal process (to start over), I used something called "Zip Strip".
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    "Zip Strip" is an industrial paint thinner, and the 'may cause plastic to weaken" should be taken at face value... :D 
    -I've since picked up a replacement trailer and will someday complete this project.

    My second project is still sitting on the back burner. Reprolabels & Sculptbot decided to team up on a joint venture. It was decided to take a PowerUp VT6 and repaint him into TFW2005's own Boombox! -Unfortunately, I haven't heard much regarding this guy since we saw some mock-ups from Delta & Sculptbot. I'm still waiting to hear about this project, as my VT6 is still sitting on my shelf stripped of his paint, waiting to be transformed!

    My most successful project (ie- ONLY success so far) is that of my "Kitty Truck". I took a 20th ann. Pepsi Optimus Prime and repainted him into the truck my grandfather used to drive. By far my best work (if I say so myself).
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    Right now, I have a TFTM Stealth Bumblebee waiting for me to figure out the proper project for him, but so far I'm leaning towards "TFTM Waspinator"... and I hope to do a LOT more afterwards! Speaking of, Deliciouspeter, I am so stealing that "Aucepidus (Bumblebee) Prime" and doing him! I love that idea!
     
  14. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Short answer:

    My first completed custom was Alternators Hot Pursuit:

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    Since then, I've been making Alternators and Binal Tech customs almost exclusively*. :) 

    [*Click my sig for more!]/shameless plug
     
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  15. Wingsbr

    Wingsbr Christian TF Fan :)

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    Minor Mod (I also made an original barricade but this one took some effort)
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    Customs

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    MY FIRST EVER, THIS ONE WAS FOR MY WIFE (FIANCEE AT THE TIME)

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  16. SG hailstorm

    SG hailstorm Thundercracker fanatic

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  17. twiztidRodimus

    twiztidRodimus Shattered Glass Autobot

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    Kitbashed and re-painted Black Shadow
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    Custom (made up) Shadowcon, repaint from Breacher
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    Custom unnamed shadowcon
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    Custom (made up) Shadowcon I call ''Bioshock''
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    Custom (made up) Shadowcon I call ''Echoside''
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    Classic Cliffjumper (repaint from RTS Bee)
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    I am getting a Gen Blurr, RTS Cyclonus, Universe Prowl, and GEN Drift in a trade, and I plan on doing Shattered Glass customs on all but Prowl, I think I'll make him a bluestreak
     
  18. frenzyrumble

    frenzyrumble Banned

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  19. thyvipera

    thyvipera ThyVipera

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    ^^BOOOO

    share some favorite's at least.

    ....autobot spike, cough,....
     
  20. shadeozero

    shadeozero Well-Known Member

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    My first custom anything was my custom scratchbuilt 1/144 dark Gundam from G gundam (Final planet version the one where he is attached to the colony) its pretty big use a real cheap globe with a TON of sculpt, Ive really been doing mecha customs and now devoting myself to TF's only my first custom tf being Hardhead reapinting and moding the onslaught classic mold, and now my WIP pretenders.
     

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