Minor/Repaint: WIP: Energon Combaticons: Swindle & Blast Off

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  1. John ofthe Dead

    John ofthe Dead Well-Known Member

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    Hi! I'm getting ready for the upcoming Target release of Bruticus. I'm trying to have a more traditional version with five unique bots. Swindle and Blast Off are in need of replacements, so I came up with these quick substitutes.

    Swindle is just an Energon Bonecrusher with the scoop removed. I also added a gun from the Cybertron Swindle. Without the scoop, he goes from a front-end loader to more of a bune-buggy. It's not perfect, but it was quick and cheap.

    Blast Off is a different matter. I combined parts from a couple of different Energon Aerialbots and painted over the baby-blue with brown. I still need to add a Decepticon logo over the Autobot. However, I think it still looks a little drab. I originally had some purple highlights, but then it looked too much like Skywarp's kid brother. Any suggestions for improvements?

    Any input and feedback is much appreciated. Thanks for looking!
     

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    Pretty cool man. Amazing how much different that Constructicon looks without the scoop!
     
  3. Satomiblood

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    That's pretty clever what you did with Swindle. I never would've seen that coming. Do you plan on painting them at all? Because I think you should.
     
  4. cyclonus666

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    maby a browm wash all over and shorten the wings a hair and I think it would alot like blast off
     
  5. amd098

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    damn thats a quick and easy swindle!
     
  6. John ofthe Dead

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    Hey, a brown wash is a good idea! I'm definitely going to try that this evening. Thanks! I think with more brown, I can add in some purple highlights without it looking too much like Skywarp.

    Thanks for all the feedback, everyone. I really appreciate it!
     
  7. galvascream

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    how did u remove teh scoop
     
  8. destrongerlupus

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    I always thought that mold would wok well for BlastOff, though it needs more paint still :) 

    I'm not sold on Swindle, but of the available mold choices, I think you've made a good choice, and the scoop-mod helps.

    I might suggest swapping heads between the two, as "Blast Off" has a good pair of Swindle-goggles.

    D/L
     
  9. DJCHARTERS

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    i actually used these two on my combaticans bash. i repainted blast off to his g1 colours and added a bit purple to swindle too. they work really well. i even added a g1 head to bruticus and the chest shield. energon bruitcus can be made into a great classics bruiticus.
     
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    Have to agree that "Blast Off's" head should be on swindle to help sell it better. Good job though I really like the brown and black contrast on Blast Off
     
  11. Ziero

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    I had a similar idea with my energon Bruticus where I used the yellow scoop with plans to remove the scoop. I never got around to it, but seeing how just that one change can make such a massive difference, I'm certainly going to do this now. How hard was it to do? Just tapping out the pin?

    As for Blast-off, I know it's less G1 accurate, but I prefer the A-10 mold for him instead. Mainly because it makes a much better limb. But that's just me.

    It's amazing what a simple mold swap can do for these Combiners, to the point it's a shame that each one had repainted limbs. The energon hands/feet would have been less of an issue if they were all completely unique bots instead of repainted limbs.
     
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    Swindle=WIN! :thumb 
     

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