Minor/Repaint: WIP Turtlejack

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by Demonss, Nov 16, 2009.

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Which turtle should Turtlejack be painted to Resemble?

  1. Leonardo

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    45.0%
  2. Donatello

    22 vote(s)
    55.0%
  1. Demonss

    Demonss Well-Known Member

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    Well I stated it in my Armada Wheeljack to "classics" wheeljack thread that I was thinking about a turtlejack. After spending 20 minutes with photoshop and digibashing one, I've decided it must be done. And a second wheeljack has been picked up.

    However, i'm going to open this up to some outside input.

    Which turtle should he be modified after?

    a) Donatello
    or
    b) Leonardo

    Feel free to vote.
    Leonardo seems like the easy choice as the two baton things could easily become 2 katanas. However I think I can also get them to be held in the same hand so it could be Donatello's staff.

    On top of that, my wheeljack will not include his minicon so I'll need to figure out a way to get the doors to open. I'm thinking a small satelite dish on the top of the car will work, and was thinking that it more exudes a Donatello feel because of that.

    Finally right now i'm looking into the posibility of fitting an old school (80's/90's) head on. And the perfect fit is..... Metalhead. I'll attach a pic of him to the thread as well. If I have to "Make" a head I'll at least model it after Metalhead as best I can!
    Coincidentally (I forgot all about his accessories until I started looking for him on the net) he does come with a satellite dish which I think can replace the minicon as well as a belt which I will do everything I can to make fit on my transformer somehow!

    Comments are appreciated!
     

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  2. Lucs

    Lucs This Guy!

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    Very interesting and original concept. I say you should plot out how to do all 4 turtles, maybe with the same mold or 4 different ones. I kind of feel like Leo is a good place to start and maybe Don can be made from Energon Tow-line with a Turtle-van vibe. Mike could be Cybertron Red Alert/Cannonball mold (the short SUV not the cybertron defense tank) and Raf can be Cybertron Hot Shot (I think the defense mode might work or the car mode)
     
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  3. Demonss

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    Hrm...
    This is a very interesting concept.. You have made me destined to spend more money on this project! lol

    having all 4 would be great, and I can TOTALLY see Tow-line as a turtle van don... WOW!

    I think Mike will use parts that come from Animated Jazz (the chucks!)
    I'm sure I can figure out how to attach them somehow..

    Raph.. Yeah I'll have to look at the cybertron defense hotshot. It just makes too much sense!
    This concept is awesome.

    I guess i'll have to try to find the correct paint colors now too. :) 
     
  4. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    My votes for Leo, but this could be a very unique custom. Just keep us posted on the progress.
     
  5. Demonss

    Demonss Well-Known Member

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    Yeah he's gonna be leo.. The concept is too good to not do all 4!
     
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    Demonss Well-Known Member

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    Changed Turtlejack to Leojack, added The Towatello turtle van!

    Added Mikewise and Raphshot!

    Now I just need to collect some TF's and paint!
     
  7. Crazy Ramjetty

    Crazy Ramjetty marvel's got it good

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    ooh, ooh, ooh, I have an idea! use energon barricade as splinter and 4 energon blights as the turtles! they would combine to form . . . F.A.R.A.T.A.R. (freaking awesome rat and turtles assault robot)
     
  8. Demonss

    Demonss Well-Known Member

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    AHAHAHAHAHAAH
    WHAt would hte headsculpt of tha tlook like? Half turtle have rat? :) 

    That's a great name though! :) 
    Also if someone will fund me 4 blights, I'll do it.. :p 
     
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    Wow.. I really hope you'll make a Turtlevan outta Tow-line, no matter which turtle, I like them all, looking forward to this :thumbs2: 
     
  10. ThaConqueror

    ThaConqueror Rock! Robot Rock!

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    Awesome idea, I do love me some ninja turtles. Will the turtles be given new heads, or left as is?
     
  11. Demonss

    Demonss Well-Known Member

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    The plan would be to give them all new heads.
    Initially I was thinking I could somehow transplant a metal head onto leo. But buying 4 of them might be hard to do (not terribly available) and probably wont' fit on every one.

    I've got towline for another custom so I can at least look at him too see roughly where I stand, I've got wheeljack and I've got TFTM Jolt (samething as crosswise). I've never seen the hotshot mold in person (but have one coming). Assuming I can get another towline I'll at least have all the vehicles I need. :) 

    But we'll see. I may need to try my hand at sculpting my own heads. Fortunately for me the turtles aren't exactly the most complex of head designs right? :) 
     
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    As far as the heads go, Metalhead's head is most likely too big. I'd ask YR, Darkov or Viagra Prime if you could send them one and they could use hydro-shrink to get it down to a workable size and make you 4 or more copies of it.

    All in all though I like the colors you're using so far, glad my ideas came in handy and that Mikewise is great!
     
  13. Demonss

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    Thanks man!
    I think I'm most proud of Mike and Don.

    I sat there with a picture of the turtle van open and tried to emulate it as best I could with the indication that the vehicle was donatello.

    But mike, he was so simple looking that jsut the little highlights really seemed to bring out a lot in the vehicle.
    When I'm done I hope all 4 turtles will also have their slightly varied skin colors too!

    I'll definitely get in touch with some people and see if they can help me!
     
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    so now you have your turtles planed, but what about the Shreader, the Foot Soldiers, Bebob and Rockstadey? Those would be cool.
     
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    chansformers butcher of the bots

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    those photo shopped pics just scream epic awesomeness!!!!
    nice idea,wheeljack would make a nice leonardo imo:p 
    no love for krang????:D 
     
  16. Demonss

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    Yes I'd love to do a whole series of them, but I need to start somewhere on the actual physical creations. Plus the turtles are sooo easy to make visible in an alt mode. It'd be hard for me to come up with a bebop or rocksteady.. Though I'd be more than willing to try after I make some turtles!

    Shredder and the foot soldiers wouldn't be too bad..
    And of course there's love for kang.. He'd just have to be some funky headmaster that plugs into the stomach of the bot right? :) 
     
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    Krang as Armada Overload?? :-O
     
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    Ziero TFW2005 Supporter

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    If you flip down his arms in car mode, you can reach in and just press the clip holding the car doors down in manually so you don't even need the Minicon button.

    And this is definitely a unique idea, I hope it all turns out well when you're finished.

    Cowabunga
     
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    Thanks man!
    Yeah That's how I've been flipping out the doors for my classics wheeljack project (forget where I put the minicon). But If I could add a little something then that'd be cool too, although not 100% necessary right? :) 
     

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