Minor/Repaint: CW Nexus Prime, Part 1: Topspin

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by UnderlordZ, Jan 17, 2017.

  1. UnderlordZ

    UnderlordZ Autobot Cadet

    Apr 2, 2013
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    I've been throwing this idea around in my head for a while now, and eventually came to the conclusion that I wanted to try my own hand at this whole repainting/customizing thing. One set I noticed was missing from the Combiner Wars line was one of the most obvious: the First Combiner, one of The Thirteen, multi-versal guardian of Rarified Energon!

    Color layout for the set was done by deviantART user Air-Hammer, and is available for viewing in his gallery there, if you want a preview of what's to come.

    Several parts will be bought from Shapeways, including several new combiner heads from Steam Shield's Bot Foundry (fakebuster83, I believe?), and a recreated gestalt head by Quaternion. Think I need to grab some team insignia ReproLabels, though...

    Ladies and Gentlemen...I give you…the rebirth…of NEXUS PRIME!

    Long ago, Topspin felt the sensation of pain and terror, culminating in smoke and twisted metal, and finally darkness. Whatever traumatic experience happened to him during that time, it left him drained of will, emotion, and the memories of his past. He does, however, still remember his supernatural ability to manipulate the very spark within each Cybertronian. He can safely transfer a spark between bodies, or split one into multiple pieces without damage. But if he's angered, he can also use his ability as a terrible weapon to violently rip out a spark with a mere thought.

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    He also is certain that some great reward awaits him, if he can just find the right person to lead him to it. To reach this reward, he will habitually find a charismatic, powerful leader in whom to invest all his faith. He will commit unwavering loyalty to this leader, but if he does not receive the same loyalty in return, the recommended action is to seek serious cover. Topspin does not take rejection well.

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    His current leader is Alpha Trion, whom Topspin found when he awoke on the transit pads in Axiom Nexus, after long years of drifting through space due to a battle. He could sense that this was a powerful personality who would finally lead him to his reward. And it's true, Trion knows Topspin's true identity—that he's part of an ancient, powerful combiner along with his four gestalt brothers—and he promises Topspin will get his long-sought-after reward. Trion has his own plans for Topspin and his brothers once "reunification" is complete, however…
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  2. red00wolf

    red00wolf Insatiable collector

    May 7, 2006
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    I dig it, i wish it had more of a metallic paint job to kinda make up for the lack of clear plastic, but that's just personal preference. I hope to see the big guy soon.
  3. King Glurch

    King Glurch I’m gonna miss you when I’m gone

    Jan 10, 2017
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    I know know just stating the obvious here, but
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  4. Stormvapor

    Stormvapor Well-Known Member

    Jan 23, 2009
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    This will be awesome!