Heavy/Scratch: WIP Arcee...

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  1. kalron

    kalron Technician/Sculptor

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    ...second attempt.

    So, first off I would like to thank uuser and DavidLoPan for the inspiration for this one. When I first attempted this bash I kind of mushed the two designs together. After comments on the first round I decided to try to work out a way to do this w/ out Partforming (something I have had a hard time doing in the past)

    So here are shots of the WIP, no Partforming!!! I used several joint and ball/socket parts from Energon Inferno and Hot Spot. My only issues are with a small gap in the front wheel well and the roof line is slightly raised at this point, but I am willing to let those go since the idea actually works.

    Comments, suggestions PLEASE as I so want to paint this one and be done with it ASAP (FINALLY)
     

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  2. Katamari Prime

    Katamari Prime Hassan Chop! TFW2005 Supporter

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    Looking good so far, always good to see cohesive transformations.
     
  3. thyvipera

    thyvipera ThyVipera

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    great inspiration, and sick looking custom so far! this mold was perfect for arcee. glad to see someone else giving it a go.

    i'm ready to see her in G1 colors :) 
     
  4. deaculpa

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    this looks really promising. nice work!
     
  5. OMEGAPRIME1983

    OMEGAPRIME1983 Well-Known Member

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    sweet job man! My sugestion to you... Paint it and give it to me, :D 
     
  6. Dormamu

    Dormamu I am Broot.

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    Where did you get the head, or did you make yourself? This is gonna be very good.
     
  7. multitask8126

    multitask8126 Active Member

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    that is awesome! can't wait to see it painted!
     
  8. brr-icy

    brr-icy G1 Collector

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    looks awesome man, i like the transformation change, looks a lot like arcee :thumb 
     
  9. hXcpunk23

    hXcpunk23 The Chaos Bringer

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    Excellent work so far, bro! That head looks like it's from the Robot Heroes Arcee figure (I bought one to do something similar). It works out great on this mold and I really dig the mods you've done to achieve a more G1-style transformation. Can't wait to see more!
     
  10. x BlackMagnus x

    x BlackMagnus x Is not impressed

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    Excellent, I don't know how to sum it up.....except for that's badass, can't wait for paint! Awesome job!:thumbs2: 
     
  11. eisen

    eisen "CUT ME SOME SLACKS!"

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    yay no partsforming! :D  where's the head from? :) 
     
  12. Dex Antares

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    Looks good so far. That head is perfect.
     
  13. kalron

    kalron Technician/Sculptor

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    WOW, thank you everyone! Maybe I should let those gaps go and head straight for the paint.

    As for the head, Like DavidLoPan I used a MyClone Arcee head I pulled from eBay for a surprisingly cheap price. hCxpunk, I did not know they made an Arcee Robot Hero? What is the head size comparison to a MyClone? That might be a better/cheaper option for anyone else who wants to do a head swap on this one.

    Hopefully more soon as time allows.
     
  14. plowking

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

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    She looks awesome Kal....as for the gaps, maybe some thin sheet styrene panels or putty would take care of that for you.

    Can't wait to see the end result on her. :thumb 
     
  15. Blacktinoheat

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    Pretty damn nice so far!
     
  16. jcartwork

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    wow great mod n what can i say .cool ;) 
     
  17. yourreflection

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    That's some pretty impressive engineering my friend. I wish I could give you suggestions on how to make it better but I'd be more then pleased with those results. Great execution on this.
     
  18. Smarch

    Smarch Decepticon

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    myclone arcee's head is signifigantly bigger then the RH one. it would look silly in comparison to the delux body, imo. sorry for the bad cellphone pic. myclone is on the right, rh on left, fyi. [​IMG]
     
  19. kalron

    kalron Technician/Sculptor

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    Thanks again everyone.

    PK...working on those gaps, putty might be the trick!
    yourreflection...thanks a lot, I actually might PM you for a cast request here soon, look out for it...

    Smarch...thank you for the comparison shots of those head, I agree that the robot hero one is a bit too cartoony for this head swap.

    More soon hopefully.
     
  20. aurascope

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    perfectly good toys just for the joints!

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