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TFW2005 Creative Spotlight: deliciouspeter's Prime-style Barricade

Posted on 11-12-2012 at 05:07 PM by Secretcode under Site Updates
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TFW2005's Creative subforums have been churning out quality work non-stop since the last TFW2005 Creative Spotlight, where we looked at Cheetimus Prime's take on Cybertronian Beast Wars characters. This week, we are dipping once more into the Radicons subforum with a custom by deliciouspeter.

Given the title of a "Vehicon Commander", deliciouspeter created a Transformers: Prime version of Barricade from the 2007 Live Action movie out of a First Edition Deluxe Bumblebee and the head from a Hunt for the Decepticons Hailstorm. As usual, we interviewed deliciouspeter about his customs history, as well as the creative process behind this work. Check out the interview after the jump.

What will be featured in the next entry? Tune in on November 26th to find out. In the meantime, don't forget to keep it here on TFW2005 as we bring you the latest news as it happens.

TFW2005: Let's get a little bit of backstory on yourself. How did you get your start making customs?
deliciouspeter: Inspiration from other customizers. I remember seeing an Energon Ironhide/Jetfire painted up in Overlord colors. It was genius. Also a B'Boom from Cybertron Defense Scattershot. I like "surprise" ideas like that. Where you can't imagine how they came up with it, but it is perfect! I started to look at stock Transformers in a new light, looking for little features that could make them into new characters.

TFW2005: Do you see yourself still making customs in the future?
deliciouspeter: Oh yeah. My collection lives in bins now, and all of it is custom fodder. I've slowed down a bit, but I keep my workbench clear to start something new when inspiration strikes.

TFW2005: Any future plans for your customs?
deliciouspeter: I keep a spreadsheet of ideas and the paint/parts I need to complete them, but most of them will never come to life. Off the top of my head, I have a Ultra sized Grimlock, Claw Jaw, Scourge, Kup and Longarm in progress.

TFW2005: Do you have a favorite work of yours?

deliciouspeter: An oldie, but my ďbeastĒ version of Movie Bonecrusher, made from Beast Wars Sea Clamp (Tripredicus). It exemplifies everything I like about customs: A simple repaint, but once complete you see the character it is meant to be. (EDITOR'S NOTE: For ease of access, we have attached an image of this custom to the news story.)

TFW2005: What was your inspiration behind the mold choice with your custom/s?
deliciouspeter: He was a series of happy accidents. I had put my FE Bumblebee in a red dye bath, with the intention to make a G1-ish Smokescreen. Since most of the red would be on the roof and hood of vehicle mode, and the most friction points, I thought a base of red would be best. The dye only took to the joints, leaving Bee mostly yellow, but looking a lot like Armada Hot Shot. In looking for a suitable head, I randomly popped Hailstormís head on. It fit perfectly, and immediately struck me as Barricade. Then I made up some cop-type weapons and painted everything flat black.

TFW2005: Is there anything you wish you could improved on or have done differently?
deliciouspeter: The decals are from reprolabels, and meant for the movie Mustang version of Barricade, so they donít quite line up on the doors. Other than that, it remains on of my favorite customs Iíve ever done.

TFW2005: How did you go about creating this? Was there anything different from your normal processes that you had to go through?
deliciouspeter: Minor modifications using the light bar from Movie Barricade, cut in half and attached to the roof. Paint is testors model master acrylic, all applied with paintbrush. I donít usually take my figures apart, other than easy balljoints and screws, I like to test friction/rub points as I paint along. What I did differently this time is use reprolabels, and Iím so glad I did. They really completed the figure.
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NICKBOT
That is fantastic! Really love the paint apps, and the overall aesthetic. Can't wait to see the alt mode. I'd suggest some amount of purple to give him a more Vehicon look.
SonOfNemesis
Excellent!!!
wheeljack2010
Awesome man! Gonna have to do this as well!
Slipstreamer 8
this is talent right here...... I could really see this as being a Botcon exculsive
Cybermnky
Looking really good - what head is that though?
Satomiblood
Nice use of the head I sold you recently.
BombSquad
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Originally Posted by Cybermnky View Post
Looking really good - what head is that though?
I believe it is HFTD Hailstorm (or RTS Mindset).
Floating Cat
Excellent job on the figure. Can't wait to see alt photos.
Satomiblood
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Originally Posted by BombSquad View Post
I believe it is HFTD Hailstorm (or RTS Mindset).
Hailstorm. I sold him the head.
deliciouspeter
Thanks guys. This guy is a headache. Lots of moving parts, lots of scraping.

Yep, that's Hailstorm's head, courtesy of Satomiblood. I think it fits the "Prime" aesthetic. What do you think?
Satomiblood
The Prime aesthetic is a hybrid of both Animated and the live action movies...at least that's how I treat it. You could probably create new Prime customs by reverse bashing movie and Animated toys as well (and vice versa). There's a lot of potential for some back and forth here.
thielmj
love the colors and just an all around clean piece
kaiserlisk
Ooh me likey.
HaZe
That head looks sweet on that. I dig
neevnav
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Originally Posted by Satomiblood View Post
The Prime aesthetic is a hybrid of both Animated and the live action movies...at least that's how I treat it. You could probably create new Prime customs by reverse bashing movie and Animated toys as well (and vice versa). There's a lot of potential for some back and forth here.
Looks awesome! Almost has a Prime "Dread" vibe to it with the head.

And I agree about the cross-platforming. I'm planning on using deluxe Knockout to make a DOTM Mirage as he appears to be the closest we'll get.
Floating Cat
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Originally Posted by deliciouspeter View Post
Thanks guys. This guy is a headache. Lots of moving parts, lots of scraping.

Yep, that's Hailstorm's head, courtesy of Satomiblood. I think it fits the "Prime" aesthetic. What do you think?
Yeah, the head really works for Prime, as well as just for Barricade.

What parts of FE BB did you find that scrape easily and were a nuisance to work with?
MPrime10
Nice work. The only thing I'd say is make the headlights a different color because the blue doesn't scream "Decepticon".
transformerwars
Very nice so far. I can't wait to see the finished pieces.

But as others have said, maybe a bit of purple to make him look more vehicon like?
shadeozero
nice, great job.
Notilator
Ithis is an excellent mold so far, but I'd change the red highlights to maybe purple then make the headlights red or yellow other then that he looks pretty "prime" to me XD
Deonasis
That looks badass it should be an official released deco.
Superquad7
I can't wait to see this finished! Wow . . . .
Thunderthruster
Looking good dude.

Whats with the black Arcee?
deliciouspeter
Thanks everyone, I appreciate the comments. I going to change the red to purple, and definitely need to change the blue headlights.

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Originally Posted by Thunderthruster View Post
Looking good dude.

Whats with the black Arcee?
Why...that's just a black Arcee...

http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radico...ime-arcee.html
Hooper_X
Very nice, but he's gotta have a siren to be Barricade, IMO.
autobot prowl
Damn that looks nice! I would easily buy an official release
deliciouspeter
Thanks! Yep, lightbar will be included. Fun/challenging, as the roof splits. Hope it works.
Constructor
Just a suggestion, try putting some red and blue highlights on barricade's thighs and arms
thedreaded1
Looks great! Too bad I can't stop seeing Johnny-5 in his chest now. FML
SydneyY
genius. That Bumblebee mould is very nice to begin with, and now you show us how much better it can be. The head is perfect.
RoadRage
Make it and I'll buy it!!!!!
Rexidus
Man, that head works PERFECTLY!
deliciouspeter
Thanks everyone for the feedback.

Also if you're interested in making your own, the Hailstorm head fits perfectly on the existing FE Bumblebee body, with no modifications. FYI.

And a earlier WIP shot to close it out. Thanks again.

Lucs
Damn that head just fits perfectly with the TFP style. The way you painted it just makes it 10x more appealing. The overall paintjob is really nice too. I know you have a lot of experience with those colors but still looks good. 2 colors on cars I'll always love are black and red.

Great name too.
Paxtin
The head surprisingly works for Barricade.
rohrerprime25
man that head looks awesome on it
cheetor71
Thisis great. You change the headlights and give him a lightbar somehow and it will be perfect.
plowking
you have become one of my top fave customizers....love it.
Rotorstorm
Nice job, might have to do something similar from a Rid bee (he's warming shelves already so it takes one out of the way
Transfan327
i actually want one now. great.
deliciouspeter
Update: New pics on page 1.

ironjazz
that is sick.
ike_ike
i luuurve this custom so much i had to make fanart.

something about that hailstorm head in that colour really works well with the whole prime aesthetic. really fits with bumblebee's enormous shoulders too.
Zildjian
The nightstick just makes it perfect!
Barricade24
That...is...sweet!
col
That came out fantastic! Using Hailstorm's head for Barricade really did work out incredibly well. Great work!
Algernon
This is excellent!
I AM MEGATRON
This is awesome...love the wheel colours..

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