Heavy/Scratch: Chief Justice Tyrest/Solomus

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  1. Ottertron

    Ottertron Moon-faced assassin of joy

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    I’ve been wanting to take a stab at Tyrest for a while and after umming and ahhing over what base figure would be best I decided to go for POTP Starscream, as I think his general frame will lend itself quite nicely to this particular character.

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    As far as physical modding goes, I plan on removing his shoulder pylons - to be saved for use on another MTMTE/LL custom - replacing his head with his combiner head, modded slightly by extending the points on the crown, and replacing his jet wings with a pair of wings from Beast Hunters Grimwing -

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    I’ll be adding a cape too, obvs. :D 
     
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    Ottertron Moon-faced assassin of joy

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    Limbs removed and being undercoated first as they need no physical modding, only painting.

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    Shoulder pylons removed, combiner head removed from fold-out arm in chest cavity and placed roughly in place along with wings removed from Grimwing in order to give an approximate idea of placement.

    Next I'll remove the jet wings and cut down their pin housings to fit the wing pins for his backpack, try to get his head attached, cover the holes made by removing the pylons and then undercoat his body.
     
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    Dint you post it yesterday
     
  4. Ottertron

    Ottertron Moon-faced assassin of joy

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    Removed the pin that holds his chest and head panel together and replaced the head part with the combiner head. Glued the crotch panel back up. As you can see the top of his shoulders/back/neck area is now an open space, so once I sort out his head, wings and backpack I’ll work on covering them up.

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    Decided to just remove his entire nosecone backpack and jet wings as, weighing it all up, I just don’t care if he transforms or not - I want to make something that looks as much like Tyrest as I can manage and juggling with his bulky backpack seemed like a waste of time, ultimately.

    Now I can just attach the wing armature directly to his back - AND by adding a small extra piece of plastic to the the top lip of the armature I can shore up his neck support too.

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    The above pic shows where I’m up to right now, roughly, as far as his general assemblage goes.

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    ...and this shows off his general colour scheme. Other than gold green and light grey I’ll be painting his wrist cannons silver, his cockpit pale blue, his chest turbines/lights and the inside of his thrusters a brighter blue and his face red/orange.

    As far as his face goes I’ll have to stick with the one that’s already there as I can’t do small detail resculpts at all, sadly, but I’m sure it will look fine.
     
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  5. Ottertron

    Ottertron Moon-faced assassin of joy

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    Admin moved the post around so I’ve had to repost it here to keep the thread together.
     
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    All the major head/neck/shoulder/wing modding was done last night so I undercoated the torso this morning.
     
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    Slapped some paint on for a rough idea of his final look this evening. Still need to work on the front of the shoulders, extend the chin and crown, paint the wings and generally tidy up the paintwork. Once that’s all done I’ll make his cloak and staff.
     
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    Great progress
     
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  9. Ottertron

    Ottertron Moon-faced assassin of joy

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    I’m fairly pleased with him so far. :D 
     
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    MyTea Boc Don't feed me after midnight.

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    Looks great dude.

    One of the Dr. WU staffs for Alpha Trion would certainly work well with him...

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  11. Ottertron

    Ottertron Moon-faced assassin of joy

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    I was thinking the same thing as I've nothing really suitable in my bits box
     
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    Basic paints are done. Just need to extend his beard and crown, repaint his face and head, tidy up a little and then add his cloak and staff.

    Only version of the Alpha Trion staff I can find is a clear blue one so that will have to do.
     
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    Pure coolnes
     
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    That came out a lot better then I imagined it would! Nice! You do really amazing work, man!
     
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    Looks great :thumb 
    I'd really like to see him in alt mode.
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    That's one of the worst mistransformations I've ever seen in a stock photo. I'm going to yoink it for the stock photo thread if you don't mind.
     
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  17. Ottertron

    Ottertron Moon-faced assassin of joy

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    Make it so!
     
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  18. scuffed up rts bumblebee

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    Looks great
     
  19. Ottertron

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    I still need to find a suitable staff to finish this fella!
     
  20. Lunatic Prime

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    I'd have recommended the one below, too.

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