Heavy/Scratch: WIP Computron

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by aprim, Feb 17, 2010.

  1. aprim

    aprim Well-Known Member

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    well its been a wip for a while. NOw he almost done, just adding lights and fixing some areas. The head will be sanded sound look more accurate.
    Paint to come next. Then off to ebay!



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  2. biscuits

    biscuits Sin from Genesis

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    cant wait to see it with paint!
     
  3. Bern

    Bern Pathetic fools!

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    Any chance of integrating the limb-bots into actual limbs? Instead of "giant-partsformer-robot-with-various-vehicles-attached-to-the-outside-of-it" like so many of these are becoming....
     
  4. aprim

    aprim Well-Known Member

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    Lol give it a try. Let see what you can do.
     
  5. bad karma 99

    bad karma 99 Imaginationist.

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    This is looking real good, I'll be watching for it to be completed.
     
  6. nellie131

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    agreed with this, im building a computron and its damn hard!

    i think this one looks great and cant wait for paint to be finished on it! take no notice of the haters!
     
  7. Bern

    Bern Pathetic fools!

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    Working on it. :wink:  Will post results once complete. :D 
     
  8. MoeSizzlac

    MoeSizzlac Newb Customizer

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    Not going to lie, sometimes it looks more aesthetically pleasing to have it parts forming. With my Computron I was seriously contemplating doing limb bots for the arms (even chose the same base figure for each arm so that they would line up) but when I tried that version against using vector prime's legs as the top of the limbs, I was sold on the looks alone. I say go with what you are happy with aprim. If you use the bots as the limbs, it may end up a beast with stringy arms, or maybe you can succeed where I failed. Regardless, looking forward to the final product.
     
  9. Computron34

    Computron34 Butt + Hurt = TF Fans

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    This is awesome on so many levels. Not just because Computron is my favorite combiner, but also for the fact that you used a KO Oversized Mugenbine Candy set drill for Nosecone. Epic win all the way around.
     
  10. spoonman

    spoonman Kitbasher extrordinaire!

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    Cool mold choices. Datum: Awesome!
     
  11. scottie_bee

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    This looks really great! I cant wait to see it when its painted. They only thing that i'm not sure about is the head. The sculpt is good, it just seems a bit out of scale, it might need to be a bit smaller. Otherwise its great
     
  12. doomtron

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    i like where you are going with this
     
  13. Computron34

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    Yeah that was one thing I was questioning as well. The head looks ever so slightly big compared to the body.
     
  14. aprim

    aprim Well-Known Member

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    Dont worry guys, its gonna be sanded.
     
  15. Jazz Hands

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    Gave me a massive lulz, reading that, and then looking at your avatar :D 

    Seriously though I concur, everything looks great about this apart from the massive head :thumb 
     
  16. Zildjian

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    Impossible. I just don't get the sudden dislke for parts forming bots. It is a necessity for combiners.

    Please remember as well most G1 bots were parts formers, hell even Optimus Prime.
     
  17. Bern

    Bern Pathetic fools!

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    Of course it's a necessity to have extra parts and kibble to make it all work, but you're missing the point. The trend the custom combiners have been following is that once you remove all 5 bots from the equasion, you STILL have a giant robot husk leftover that the others simply attach to. Aesthetically speaking, this may look best however. But personally I loved how the G1 computron, menasor, etc. came together, their heads plugged into sockets on the main bot and you added hands, feet, and head, and you were ready. Ah the good old days. Too bad they were basically Scout Class combiners back then. :D 
     
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  18. MoeSizzlac

    MoeSizzlac Newb Customizer

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    Agreed, scout class combiners that have little to no articulation are not as fun to look at or play with as the custom combiners we see today.
     
  19. aprim

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    I do it to make something that resembles G1 Cartoon. There was a big difference in Cartoons and toy as you know. What seemed imposable is now achievable thxs to Pivite and other great customizers.

    I don’t understand your complaint; if you want some thing different go invest some time and money into making it. It’s not nearly as easy as you may think. Hasbro still can’t make a combiner correctly. (ROTF Devastator limbs don’t even have robot forms) have you see energon superion and bruticus??

    So yea I understand what you’re saying about attaching limbs to other things but that’s how I seen it. Again please post some WIP’s or completed projects so we can take a look at your vision.
     
  20. kalron

    kalron Technician/Sculptor

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    This is looking very nice...I have been watching this one over time. I really like your limb transformation of Afterburner...more soon?
     

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