Minor/Repaint: Wrecker:Roadbuster ver 2.0

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  1. autobotx23

    autobotx23 Banned

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    Ah, the Wreckers, The gangsters. The hardcore soldiers. The real do-or-die m**** f***** of the Autobots. Some of my favorite characters of all time reside in this team. Though he wasn't featured in the Last Stand of the Wreckers comic, Roadbuster one of the veteran team members in the most recent Wreckers squad.

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    Whenever I get a commission for a project that I have made previously, I don't like to simply re-make the same custom. Small differences like paint applications and weapons load out can make the same custom unique when you bash it again.

    This Roadbuster is still inspired by YR's classics Roadbuster kit, but with changes to both his hand gun and intimidating shoulder mounted rocket launcher. The rocket launcher was originally the chain gun from the Iron Man War Machine figure from Target. I filled in the chain gun barrel wells and used the engine intake from a Cybertron Jetfire and the rocket's head. The machine hand cannon is a meld of the rifle from 1/100 HG Gundam Wing Tallgeese III, a barrel from Optimal Optimus and a cluster or rockets from Generations Darkmount. The ammo clip is removable. The hands are a special mold (cast by me! Yay!!!) made from a combo of HG Gundam hands taken from 1/100 HG Gundam Exia and Gundam Astray Blue Frame ver 2. That way the 3 forefingers are grouped together yet the trigger and thumb are moveable independently. I sanded down all of the chain mail from the Captain America mold for a smoother look this time (wasn't as hard as I thought) the same as the chest star that was once there. The G1 RB is a cast from the TR kit, with the neck removed and sanded smooth and replaced with a ball joint. the handgun attaches to the communications pack, so I scrapped the usual handlebar-thing that is attached on that side. I did add an antennae made from styrene. The communications pack attaches via magnets in both robot and humvee modes.

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    I have a couple of additional weapons that will go up later tonight, but I wanted to get the pictures up that this customer has EAGERLY awaited. Next up, Shockwave!
     

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  2. hXcpunk23

    hXcpunk23 The Chaos Bringer

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    Awesome stuff, Earl! You and your trademark BFG's..... ;)  lol
     
  3. JaZzMan26

    JaZzMan26 Well-Known Member

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    That thing is insane man! great work and its full of attitude. Love it E!
     
  4. aprim

    aprim Well-Known Member

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    That thing is sick...I want one lol.

    2.0 kicks ass.
     
  5. Overhaulimus

    Overhaulimus Sword of Fury!

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    Easily my favorite custom by you Earl, and of course it's of one of my favorite Autobots. I had always said that Roadbuster couldn't be anymore of a beast and now you've gone and proved me wrong.
     
  6. supervir2

    supervir2 Feels like the kid in Big everyday.

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    Very slick man! Looking forward to more of your work;) 
     
  7. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Badass!
     
  8. TCracker

    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

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    Looks BOSS. And this mold is a dead ringer for Roadbuster and your skills made it pretty much perfect.
     
  9. wheeljack2010

    wheeljack2010 Constructicon

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    Just as good or better than your first version! What's great about this one is the cartoon/comic book vibe he has. Looks like he jumped right out of a IDW comic man! The muted colors with subtle highlights (reminds me of FrogDNA's style) is a great fit for the character, and a unique take on an already classic custom! Always my favorite Wrecker, and I can never thank you enough for such a wonderful rendition to add to my Wreckers Alumni! Awesome job dude!
     
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    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    This is the best one from this mold yet! Chain metal sanded down = teh cool :cool: 
     
  11. spoonman

    spoonman Kitbasher extrordinaire!

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    Holy BFG's mate! Superb work as usual!
     
  12. siniquezu

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    Can that car still drive? ;)  It's armed to the teeth. Looks great. How did you manage to get another kit?
     
  13. autobotx23

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    Hey! Roadbuster is actually SUPPOSED to be armed to the teeth. That's one of the reason I love the Wreckers. It's essential to make them dangerously well-armed.

    Thanks!

    Gracias. On the low...I'll trade you an Overlord for it. You have to pay shipping, though. :confused2 

    That green is nice...yes???

    Thanks, man.

    My style is in flux right now. (Love Frog DNA) I've become fascinated with pronounced edging and dark washes. I've also gone flatter than I have been so far with the finish on this one. The fact I didn't have a full YR kit was fun as well.

    Thanks. I think Jin's Swindle is still my fave.

    I didn't! From the original TR kit I had the head, the hand gun and the BFG. The grill, backpack, grenade rack and door gun came from a G1 junker. I used a sheet of styrene on the open part of the backpack and dropped in the magnets. I had an issue with the BFG, so I had to replace it with something else after attempt to get another YR kit turned out to be to expensive.

    So, if you can get a G1 Roadbuster junker and something to replace his BFG, you have your self a RB kit. :thumb 
     
  14. bellyboy

    bellyboy working working working

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    wow E
    just makes me wanna start mine ...
    i love the paint apps ,its so cool to see that with every custom u make u improve your self exponentially , by the time u'll make your 50th bash u'll b ......
     
  15. mampy

    mampy Movie-Accurate Mampy

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    This is just perfect for roadbuster. One of my favorite pieces from you yet!
     
  16. JAnGoThaKing

    JAnGoThaKing Wrecker

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    rocks
     
  17. destrongerlupus

    destrongerlupus #MoreSawBoss

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    Probably one of the best executions of this build ever!
     
  18. [Wing_Saber-X]

    [Wing_Saber-X] BATTLE GAIA!

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    Hardcore! :rock :
    It looks :bay :
     
  19. deliciouspeter

    deliciouspeter Back in Black TFW2005 Supporter

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    Beautiful...gritty...awesome. Love what you did with Optimal Optimus' gun.
     
  20. Spekkio

    Spekkio Master of War

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    Man...I think if I were a Decepticon and that Roadbuster came at me, I'd spring an oil leak.
     

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