3P Masterpiece appreciation thread

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by jream, Apr 21, 2015.

  1. Snaku

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    Heh. No plans for magneto or Spider-Man. Circuit Breaker I could never get the hair right so I took a break while I work on other projects and get some more experience with blender's sculpt tools. I'm about ready to take another crack at her but I'm trying to get a couple of other projects finished first - the main one I'm working on at the moment is alternate expressions for the Arcee head for BFB Nicee. Her face is very stylized and it's not my usual artistic style so I'm really struggling with it but I'm making progress.
     
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    I thought the Circuitbreaker design on the last page of your Charlene thread looked FANTASTIC!! Much better than the art that Herb Trimpe of Jose Delbo were cranking out... but Trimpe was probably best on a normal Marvel book like HULK, and Delbo was probably best on Wonder Woman... and both were no doubt rushed to send in whatever scribble they completed in order to meet deadlines.

    Too bad Arthur Adams never got to do a Transformers Annual... come to think of it, Marvel never made any Transformers Annuals... at least not in the States.

    Anyhoo... as amazing as it looks, I'm not sure how Circuitbreaker's design stage would translate to the physical. Also... how would you paint Circuitbreaker's metallic circuitry?!? Very carefully I guess.

    Well... I stripped the paint off again... most of it anyweigh. Not sure why the base tone of the plastic looks so blotchy.

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    I have an emense amount of respect for all you Heavy Scratch Modders and Minor Repainters... something as simple as repainting a chestplate is a huge ordeal for me.

    20210908_122340_HDR~2.jpg "What have you done to my chestplate?!"

    Sorry mister Dynastron sir.. I was only trying to touch up that black dot.

    GOOD TIMES!!
     
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    Thank you. I really wasn't happy with her hair. Kept coming out looking like it was made of mashed potatoes. I'll get it better next time.

    And I totally get the frustration with such a seemingly simple paint job. It takes a while to get a good handle on painting and it's really easy to mess up. Once you do get a handle on it, it gets a lot easier and you'll wonder why you struggled so much before. There's lots of good advice on this site in the creative section but there's even better advice in Gundam or model car communities and there's lots of stuff on YouTube. I recommend starting with something that isn't as important to you as Megatron's chest. Get some practice in on some plastic spoons, old broken toys, and cheap model kits.
     
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    Couldn't agree more. I personally though had to take a bit of a different route to get the minute skill that I have so far. Haven't graduated to the ol' airbrush yet but thankfully I can say i'm at least decent with spray cans on custom part pieces, haha.

    BTW, you legit had me fooled with that Magnus pfp, thought that was some sort of art piece online but no, it ended up quite possibly being the greatest custom piece i've ever seen. Holy fucking shit, man, you legit had me STUNNED at first glance.
     
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    One of Shrapnel's clone experiments went off the rails a bit!
    "What went wrong, went wrong?" - Shrapnel
    "Daddy, daddy!" - clone
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    Cheers. Go for it you won't be disappointed. I know that Thundercracker and Skywarp will go the way of the DS as soon as possible.

    Am I correct in thinking that these three are all designed by the same person? If so excellent work! _DSC5777.jpg
     
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    I’m hoping he’s the guy doing the Deformation Space Blaster, it’s time for a good Blaster.
     
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    Hope they give us an updated Ironhide or Wheeljack someday
     
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    Before he's relegated to leg duty... ZetaToys Racket in hummer-mode.

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    Combiners like to take serious liberties with alt-mode scale. I can't wait to see earth police motorcycles that are larger than med-evac helicopters.

    And along came Hound, Spike and... Spider-Man???

    20210912_163324_HDR~2.jpg "It's a shame about that Gears guy. But nothing clears the head like a drive with the top down!"

    "Hey.. that giant Hummer's getting a little close!"
    20210912_164200_HDR~2.jpg "Shit!! He's got a cannon on that thing!!"

    "Drive like you mean it Hound!!"
    20210912_165056_HDR~2.jpg "So much for clearing the head."

    "I don't like guns... but I'll make an exception in this case!"
    20210912_165248_HDR~2.jpg "No dice... I'm a lousy shot. This is why I use web shooters."

    "Maybe it's time for a more personal approach!"
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    20210912_170010_HDR~2.jpg "WOOOOOAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!"

    Next time... it's Leg Duty for Zeta's Racket!!

    Cheers!
     
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    Did you put batteries in him? His headlights bring an extra level of 'neat-o!' in alt mode.
     
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    Red pill or Blue pill

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    I'll bet!! Unfortunately I never install batteries in my figures... I also never remove installed batteries.. which I need to get on because it's all fun and games until corrosion starts.

    And as noted in my previous post, Zeta's Racket is now doing leg duty.

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    Though something seems off about my Bruticon figure. I know... I forgot to install the back cannons.

    20210915_174538_HDR~2.jpg "HEY!!! GIMME BACK MY ARM!!!"

    "IT HURTS!!! It Hurts!!!"
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    This is probably why I'm always having problems with my figures.

    Oh well... Happy 600th 3P APPRECIATION!!! I'll try to do something cool when we get to page 666.
     
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