Minor/Repaint: You've got the brains, I've got the Brawn

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  1. SkyQuake

    SkyQuake What's Quakin'?

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    Say Hello to the Gimmly of TFs. Since this is part fanfic, part kitbash (though mildly), it doesn't really fit in one forum. So, I'll go general, and if the mods want to move it....

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    Bio:

    Brawn

    Allegiance: Autobot

    Function: Soldier

    Quote: “So you think you’re tough. Do ya?”

    Brawn is the cardinal squat, stout “tough guy” Autobot. Rather than bluntly disliking weakness like the Dinobot Grimlock, Brawn can be more subtle, and even a bit cruel in finding ways to pick on those he thinks of as weak, and therefore not brave. However, there are certain exceptions. Bumblebee is almost like a little brother to him, and there was a time that Brawn thought Perceptor to be a coward (no longer). Once proven wrong, Brawn admits it (though stubbornly), and attempts to make amends. He can serve as a significant moral booster, and is quite witty in battle while making fun of the enemy. Sky Lynx was quoted as saying of Brawn “beware the stocky fellow with the quick mouth.” Putting the tough guy persona aside, Brawn would readily give his life protecting even someone he’s ridiculed. He is that dedicated to the Autobot cause.

    After being rebuilt from an almost death experience, various improvements were made. He is still among the strongest of the Autobots. While it is said that he used to be second in strength (of the Autobots) only to Optimus Prime. Others could now contend for that distinction- a point that Brawn would like to test, since he is an avid fan of human wrestling matches. Brawn simply likes using his hands and fists in battle, but now he has seemingly fallen in love with a weapon he found on an alien planet. This energy axe cuts through the strongest of materials. It also seems to prevent, or pair down radiation, and energy attacks. This is an important point given that Brawn’s brain module is still vulnerable to radioactive attack.

    Weaknesses: Brawn can be overconfident at times, though not as reckless as Cliffjumper. Since his brain module cannot be upgraded, he is still vulnerable to radiation. However, his energy axe nullifies this danger.
     

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  2. Jeremy.B

    Jeremy.B Formerly Leader Blackout TFW2005 Supporter

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    Looks great though!
     
  3. Ktulu

    Ktulu Whoosh TFW2005 Supporter

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    Word

    Wish we would've gotten that one Hasbro planned on doing for one of the Botcons or whatever it was - this is a nice version though!
     
  4. My03Tundra

    My03Tundra LOVES TO EDIT POSTS!!

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    I WANT ONE, I WANT ONE, I WANT ONE!

    I love Brawn and I was disappointed they never officially made that figure.
     
  5. SMOG

    SMOG Vocab-champion ArgueTitan

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    Looks pretty good. The Classics BB face actually works really well, surprisingly. Though I keep thinking he's got an amazing metal mullet, rather than a "helmet". :) 

    What did you make the back of the head out of?

    zmog
     
  6. ckhtiger

    ckhtiger old skool fool

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    dude, that looks awesome! I'll second SMOG's question, how'd you make the rest of the head? and did you have to paint much of the s7 mold? I've never seen that one for sale, so I don't know what color it comes in.
     
  7. gargunkle

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    That's great!
     
  8. SkyQuake

    SkyQuake What's Quakin'?

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    Howdy, I cut the Classics Bumblebee head in the same way that guy did for his Cliffjumper head mod. I then cut the front end of Bumblebee's trailer off. I had to wittle just about every side (except the outside edge, and front facing) in order to get it to fit right. It can be safely said that I was inspired by the Cliffjumper mod.

    I only painted the head, and the yellow that you see. The rest was a "cheat." Otherwise, the original paint scheme was perfect for Brawn.
     
  9. Dirge121

    Dirge121 Eat the chikums

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    Nice bash. Its Brawn alright.

    One minor thing though, the Sector 7 emblem is a little out-of-place?
    Other than that it looks great. Im amazed how well the colourscheme works for Brawn.
     
  10. mattarmstrong

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    that is sweet I really like it
     
  11. optimus major

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    awsome figure, and get that leg back on that dirge now lol
    and what is this brawn yall are talking about, any pics
     
  12. Lucs

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    Wow I can safely say this thing is one awesome kitbash. Also, you've inspired me to not sell my second Cliffjumper and do something similar to what you've just done and by similar I mean an exact copy :thumb 
     
  13. Rotorstorm

    Rotorstorm OriginalRotorstorm Fanboy

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    there was some concept art for this unmade figure. it was up on the wikipedia article for a time but for some reason it was taken down. it's in this allspark gallery of other unmade convention toys

    http://www.allspark.com/index.php?s...n=com_gallery&Itemid=4&include=view_album.php
     
  14. SkyQuake

    SkyQuake What's Quakin'?

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    Thanks for the praise. Just be careful how you place the head. If done right, the nose just barely clears where the arms swing to the center in jeep mode. I kept the original base of the head of the sector 7 toy by cutting the mouth, and upward off. I then glued the Brawn head onto the swiveling base. This actually gives Brawn somthing of a neck that isn't over-emphasized.
     
  15. SkyQuake

    SkyQuake What's Quakin'?

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    Thanks for the compliments. I thought it was best to leave the Sector 7 insignia on Brawn. After all, Sector 7 could still exist in G1, or Classics. Tripple I (from Marvel G1) could become them. And what better way to infiltrate an organisation that might want to do you harm than discuise yourself as a piece of their equipment.
     
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  17. Ptitvite

    Ptitvite Construction worker

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    Another one that I want! Nice work man!! Me like it!
     
  18. Gears

    Gears buh-buh-body ya Veteran

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    omg I want one!
     
  19. Superquad7

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    That head is full of win.



    GREAT work! :thumb 
     
  20. autobotx23

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    Brawn is remebered. I like what you pulled off with the head. Good work.
     

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