Minor/Repaint: What Ravage wasn't expecting....

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by SkyQuake, Feb 13, 2006.

  1. SkyQuake

    SkyQuake What's Quakin'?

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    With Ravage's disruption of the time stream, events became no longer predictable. For he surely did not see one of his fellow conspirators taking matters into his own hands. However, after pilfering Ravage's body, Runabout failed to realize that Ravage's mind lay still intact. It had copied itself over to Ravage's older cassette form which still resides in the tape player of Runabout's new stolen form. Runabout is about to realize the true meaning the saying "Ghost in the Machine..."

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    I realized that Runabout's head actually is about the same size as Swerve's. This is just my simple character kitbash (now with painted head, and clear red windows).
     
  2. Gears

    Gears buh-buh-body ya Veteran

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    Great work!:thumb 
     
  3. SkyQuake

    SkyQuake What's Quakin'?

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    Thanks, I like to add a little bit of fiction to my creations to give them a little depth (when art is lacking). :) 
     
  4. GALVATOM

    GALVATOM Well-Known Member

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    Now that is cool, Smangerbot has to respect Runabout now.
     
  5. Drake

    Drake Smooth Is Smooth Baby

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    Nice work! That looks awsome!
     
  6. SkyQuake

    SkyQuake What's Quakin'?

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    Thanks! Though it's not nearly as involved as superquad7's. I took the easy way out :p 
     
  7. CdnShockwave

    CdnShockwave The Prince of Poses TFW2005 Supporter

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    Awsome rendition. Good to see that awful Arm Sideswipe mould can be put to SOME use. :rock 
     
  8. Dreweido

    Dreweido Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    Very cool... in all honesty I think you should remove the 'con logo from the chest and move it somewhere else as it takes away from that section IMHO.

    Otherwise, good job and cool choice of character!
     
  9. GigatronSama

    GigatronSama Mr. Insomnia Veteran

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    very cool. I love how you changed the chest out with that engine. It makes it a bit more original than a head swap. I assume you're keeping Runabout's gun under the hood in place of ravege's?

    I want to make one of these myself but I don't want to waste a Ravage. They're rather hard to find around here and I'm not giving up the only one I have.
     
  10. Cobra_Commander

    Cobra_Commander Master of tactics TFW2005 Supporter

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    wow man thats a great custom job on the head and the chest plate, how did you get the head to look that good man?
     
  11. Ktulu

    Ktulu Whoosh TFW2005 Supporter

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    That's awesome! That's probably about as good an update as that character will ever receive, I'm betting.
     
  12. SkyQuake

    SkyQuake What's Quakin'?

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    Just slowly take small amounts of paint, and paint around the edges of the face, and red highlights. It's tempting to dob paint on there, but unless its a large area that's going to be one color (like the back of the head), it's best to use multiple coats of short strokes, and sparing paint for details.

    I had to trim around the edges of the engine to get it to fit properly. I then trimmed down the flap on Ravages mock roof, and slid what was left into the Cybertron key port. I angled the roof pannel back a little bit to provide tightness, and secure the engine.
     
  13. SkyQuake

    SkyQuake What's Quakin'?

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    Thanks for the constructive crit. I dunno. I looked at it without the con logo, and it just looks too plane. I thought about painting the engine silver, but that would have detracted from the rest of the piece.
     
  14. SkyQuake

    SkyQuake What's Quakin'?

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    Unfortunately, the gun doesn't fit under the hood. So, we could say plotwise that Runabout liked his original gun, and wanted to keep it with this new body. So, he mounted it on the rear hatch in car mode. Obviously, he couldn't fire forward without hitting his windshield. So, it would be more of a tail gun. Also, the gun could double as a rocket-like engine when facing forward (giving him a boost in speed).
     
  15. Josh

    Josh Comic Color-guy

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    nifty little bio man

    nice job :D 
     
  16. Dirge121

    Dirge121 Eat the chikums

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    any chance of some vehicle mode pictures?
     
  17. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    When I showed my Ravage to Runabout headswap, I had alot of people suggest painting the head. You did a good job, but it looks like he has robotic hair. I'm glad I left him alone.
     
  18. Brave Magnus

    Brave Magnus Hecho en Argentina

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    Runabout? Cool! Are you gonna do Runamuck?
     

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