Minor/Repaint: Who's the baddest shark in town?

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by E. C. R. Former, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. E. C. R. Former

    E. C. R. Former Is probably insane...

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    Inspired by this digibash by Gryph, here's RID Sky-byte repainted out of Energon Sharkticon. Honsetly, I'm really wondering why I haven't seen this guy in the Radicons yet.

    Furthermore, while I'm aware that Hasbro's inspiration for Sharkticon's vehicle mode was the Nemisis, I'm really wondering if his robot mode was designed for the possibility of a future Sky-byte homage sometime in the future, especially the chest area.

    I'm especially pleased how the shark/submarine mode turned out. Those legs, which are just undercarriage kibble Sharkticon, rather resemble a shark's mouth from the side. In my opinion anyway.

    Now that I've taken these pictures, I can see that he still needs quite a few touchups. But overall, I'm absolutely ecstatic about how he turned out.

    And now a verse:

    Sharkitcon painted,
    Sky-byte is the result here,
    Isn't he awesome?
     

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  2. Sharktibolt

    Sharktibolt Well-Known Member

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    I hate you.

    I hate you because I WANT THAT and you just proved why Hasbro should have done this at some point. :mad 

    If you can't tell I'm being angry in a sarcastic way and I LOVE this custom. :D 

    EDIT: In vehicle mode, I've never noticed but from the side it looks like he has a massive overbite. :lol 
     
  3. AniProwl

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    Nice kitbash of everyone's favorite shar Cybertronian.
     
  4. ORIO

    ORIO Plant-Based Bot Super Mod News Staff

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    Lol. I knew this was gonna make Sharktibolt jealous with rage.

    Great job. What paints did you use?

    This is a figure that needs to be done eventually!

    And yes, he IS awesome :) 
     
  5. Cyber-Kun

    Cyber-Kun UNLEASHED!

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    As I soon as I saw this title I knew what it was.
    And its' awesome!
     
  6. JakmanFirby

    JakmanFirby The Jakman

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    i am!!!!! Yay xdxdxd
     
  7. eisen

    eisen "CUT ME SOME SLACKS!"

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    awesome comes from the depths!
     
  8. Rotorstorm

    Rotorstorm OriginalRotorstorm Fanboy

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    Why haven't hasbro done this for universe, I just wish they had. If it goes to the collectors club though I'dbe annoyed.
     
  9. gargunkle

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    That looks pretty good and is a great idea for this. :)  Unfortunately the Sharkticon mold can't actually "bite" like the name Sky-Bite would imply. Heh.

    I did a dyed blue Sharkticon (just because I love the mold but hate the colors) and someone else did a fantastic G1 Scourge from the mold also.
     
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    Beautiful dude. Really want this. Badly.
     
  11. E. C. R. Former

    E. C. R. Former Is probably insane...

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    Given how I've seen a few of your posts, I fully expected you to react like that. You know, with the number of Sharkticons you have, you could always try it yourself. :p 

    I'd say it makes him a bit more shark like. That said, I've been considering modding that area and maybe giving him more shark like teeth.

    :D  Thanks. The blues and red are Liquitex Acrylic Basics, the orange is Americana acrylic (only on the face and chest, the orange of the limbs are from Sharkticon's natural colors), and the whites and silver are some European acrylic paints i picked up while living in Italy. Oh, and the purple on the spark crystal is Model Masters Acryl.

    Thanks for the comments. :) 

    You never know. Universe/Classics 3.0 (or whatever its going to be called) will be here eventually and he might be part of the line up.

    I meant the character of Sky-byte specifically. The mold is used to make G1 Scourge's all the time.
     
  12. ssg4life

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    why can't hasbro make this?! i love it, except the eyes in alt mode. they just look too cartoonish, which actually does fit rid but i don't think it blends with the custom
     
  13. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    I got to say it's unique and its spot on accurate of RID Sky-Byte. 'nuff said.
     
  14. Sharktibolt

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    Oh I'd love to, and the fact that I have 4 of these guys gives me more incentive, but I have absolutely no Radicon-esqe experience so I feel it would come out looking like crap. :lol 

    What bugs me is that Sharkticon has so many OBVIOUS repaints that could be done: Sky-Bite colors, G1 Gnaw colors, any kind of real life shark colors, G1 Scourge, colors of a spaceship.....

    I could go on, but I think I've proved my point. :D 
     
  15. Takara_destron

    Takara_destron Mainly lurking these days

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    I love it! And I want it! :lol 
     
  16. [Wing_Saber-X]

    [Wing_Saber-X] BATTLE GAIA!

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    Full of BITE! Way to go, really brought about the essence of ol' Skybyte! :thumb 
     
  17. ALPHAMAGNUS

    ALPHAMAGNUS Sector70: Reformatting... Veteran

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    I like the custom...

    love the genuine Haiku at the end of you 1st post. LOLZ
     
  18. Gryph

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    Glad I was an inspiration. :D 

    It's also kind of weird that it's taken this long for someone to actually make this. Considering people keep talking about how it should be done.
     
  19. The Wombat King

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    I made one a few years back right after the mold came out. :)  It seemed to me this was created to be Sky-Byte but for whatever reason Hasbro loves to take the perfect idea and change it just enough to make consumers pass on a sale. Alternators Dead End, Alt Swindle, Universe Dinobot, etc.
    With poor ol Sky-Byte Hasbro probably figures the colors are too similar to Sharkticon to be worth the money making it. So we will have just have to admire awesomeness like this.:thumb 
     
  20. Demonss

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    awesome! I love me some skybite!
     

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