Heavy/Scratch: WIP Metalhawk Pretender

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  1. aprim

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  2. KINGBOTZ

    KINGBOTZ www.KINGBOTZ.com TFW2005 Supporter

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    Awesome, this is the perfect toy-mold for this...and the face is frighteningly realistic--
     
  3. aprim

    aprim Well-Known Member

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    the head is still on the block, I'm heading out to see if theres any other more "heroic type" faces.
    BUt Im still not sure.
     
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    looking good, It'll be interesting to see how you do the inner robot. (not to mention Lander :lol )
     
  5. TCracker

    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

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    I like this! I like this ALOT!
     
  6. simonatmac

    simonatmac The stop motion maker

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    Hey, the same Gundam sits beside my iMac ;-)
    Maybe I´ll do sth with that guy...
     
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    Mr. Sparklebot 'Til All Are Juan

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    Lol, that first pic made think it was some grown man cosplaying as a Gundam. This will make an interesting Pretender project.
     
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    Yea, I'm not 100 percent on the head yet. I tried out a John Cena but its to JOgn Cena, This one is less know but looks very real.
     
  9. Dormamu

    Dormamu I am Broot.

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    WWE Pretenders? Can you SMELLLLLLLLLLLL what Grimlock is cooking?

    Seriously though, keep that head and build on it. That is seriously realistic. What's the size class on that Gundam? Just wondering since if you do a smaller bot what he's going to be for size, unless he's going to be a backpack.
     
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    updated pics.
     
  11. scorpio-prime

    scorpio-prime Dreamer with fists

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    Have you considered going the way of ROTF Bludgeon, and rather than have a shell, incorporate the shell design into the transformation itself - ie, have a robot mode with a human head and hands?
     
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    update
     
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    aprim Well-Known Member

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    Updated, new Head.
     
  14. Brunkion76

    Brunkion76 HE>i

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    Looking good my man!
     
  15. Ramrider

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    That works really well so far, and I think the backpack route is probably the best way to go about something like this, as it also means the 'shell' can retain articulation too (one of the things that bugged me most about the Pretenders was how little the shell itself could do). I definitely don't think you should merge the two forms as Scorpio suggests, as that would pretty much negate the point of Pretenders; I thought that was a cop-out way to handle it myself.
     
  16. [Wing_Saber-X]

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    Dude! nice concept! Are you going to make the Gundam 'shell' split into two like the originals?
     
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    No, the pretender will attach to the back and become the back/backpack. You would sacrifice too much just to have a body split. Either articulation or the "pretender robot inside" would have to be much smaller. This is a balance of both.
     

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