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Minor/Repaint: Alternators Trailbreaker (with big props to Lobo)

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by Ops_was_a_truck, Jan 4, 2006.

  1. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    The idea for this came 100% from Lobo. I tweaked the Trailbreaker look to my own personal liking, but this was pretty much his idea. Thank you for your help, dude.

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  2. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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  3. Sy-Rein

    Sy-Rein Rogue Stunticon

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    Looks great. Suits Trailbreaker to a T. Only suggestion would be his wheels need to be dirty like the rest of him or at least a little mud caked into the holes. :) 
     
  4. RHansen

    RHansen Sir. Ranbotnic Veteran

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    that looks incredible man! how did u do the muddy effect?

    *looks at his spare alt swindle*
     
  5. Superquad7

    Superquad7 OCP Police Crime Prevention Unit 001 Super Mod

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    As much as I love Lobo's customs (and he knows it), Alt [BT] Trailbreaker was Takara's idea (I got my BT Guide book today), they just never followed through.

    Anyways, good work!
     
  6. Sonscreen

    Sonscreen Casual TF collector<br><b><font color=#FF0000>aksm TFW2005 Supporter

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    Sniff, sniff Hasbro can we please have this, pretty please?

    Fantastic work Ops!
     
  7. Gen. Magnus

    Gen. Magnus Gagga blagh blagh

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    That is damn slick. What did you use for paint (& dirt) and what did you use to make the accessories (or what were they pilfered from)?

    Again, nice work.
     
  8. KA

    KA Well-Known Member

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    whats with the grainy stuff in the paint finish?

    also, i kinda think he could use a bit more red highlights?
     
  9. Napjr

    Napjr Mr. Internet Veteran

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    Pretty cool! i love the finish :D 
     
  10. AutobotSDG

    AutobotSDG Well-Known Member

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    I would buy that over Rollbar in less than a heartbeat, awesome work.
     
  11. Lance Halberd

    Lance Halberd oh hai

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    Oh my sainted aunt.

    that.

    is.

    AWESOME.

    One minor suggestion though - in true 4x4, offroading, trailbreaking style, the doors should be either cut down to half doors or removed altogether.
     
  12. Thundercracker

    Thundercracker Contemptuous

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    I'm gonna need for you to commission one of those for me, mmmkay?? Seriously.

    Awesome work!
     
  13. Lobo

    Lobo Well-Known Member

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    Awesome custom, op's! :rock 

    The paint job is fantastic and I love the mud splatter detailing. I might have to do that on mine. What happened to the lift kit and tires?


    p.s. Thanks for the props. :thumbs2: 
     
  14. My03Tundra

    My03Tundra LOVES TO EDIT POSTS!!

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    Looking good! As suggested I'd say remove the doors (shave them off) and replace them with a low level support beam. I'd also like to see, if you can FIND them, scale off-road pieces of equipment like a high-lift jack.
     
  15. JetBrawn

    JetBrawn Intergalactic SUV

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    50x better than the official Rollbar
     
  16. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    Looks good, but he needs dirty tires. No way a truck is gonna get that dirty and have sparkly clean wheels. Unless it's a truck being used in a tire commercial :D .
     
  17. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    Hey everyone, thank you so much for the kind words. :D 

    The dirty paint job was done by spraying Trailbreaker with a light tan spraypaint (regular Krylon) from about 2-3 feet away. It was just like one or two quick taps on the spraycan, though. ...as for the tires, I dunno...I might go back and dirty them up but...I just like the way the rubber tires look without anything on them. It does take away from the "trail-breaking" image, though, I have to admit. I dunno. Undecided on this one.

    I like the idea of modifying the doors (or removing them,) so that might happen.

    ...and as for commissions? We'll see. :D  I have an entire semester of engineering coming up so I might start fielding out who would be interested in commission work around April or May. For now...I'm sorry, but I could never finish an Alternator in the one week left before the semester gears up. :cry 
     
  18. Thundercracker

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    Send me a PM if you ever deceide to do commisions. I'd love to have one of those.
     
  19. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    I certainly will, don't worry. I've got a few folks who have also indicated a lot of interest in me doing customs for them. I'm making my list. :D 

    Oh, and Lobo:

    ...they didn't come with the Tomb Raider jeep. That was what I was using as the parts vehicle for this guy and the wheels were the EXACT SAME - rims and all - as Swindle's. I didn't see a real need to switch 'em out.
     

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