Minor/Repaint: Dark Energon Goldbug Renderform Mod

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by FatedLazarus, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. FatedLazarus

    FatedLazarus Well-Known Member

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    Hello everyone, I just finished my first customization project :) . It turned out to be a bit more complicated than I originally planned but I rather like how it turned out so I figured I would share it. My thanks go out to Stormbringer85 for the original idea and CodeXCDM for pointing me towards it (and of course Venksta for making the actual upgrade set). This may have been attempted on here already but like i said I am very new at this so I probably missed it. So without further adieu here is my Dark Energon Goldbug!

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    I used a Renderform goldbug head which I thought would be a simple head swap. However, I didn't realize that the prid bumblebee mold doesnt have a standard ball joint neck but rather the head itself has the balljoint which pegs into his body. This required me to make a "double sided" balljoint that would fit both the new head and the old body.

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    Other than that it was a pretty easy mod and it still works in vehicle mode (though the automorph has to be done a bit more carefully to make sure the new head folds away okay).

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  2. destrongerlupus

    destrongerlupus Well-Known Member

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    VERY nice! The deco on this mold is a great Gold Bug...but the head was awful. Now, 'tis awesome :) 
     
  3. seanb47

    seanb47 FB:SBee'sCustomCreations IG@sbees_custom_creations

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    Nice!I'm not keen on the see through gold/yellow on it but it is a nice match on parts.Good work on the double ball jointed head,too!
     
  4. FatedLazarus

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    Thanks guys! I am glad you all approve! :) 

    I wasnt very interested in this figure either until this idea was presented to me. There is nothing like a Renderform head to turn a figure around. Oh and the dark blues are almost an exact match in normal lighting but for whatever reason they look a bit lighter in my pics. I am just glad I had an extra bee lying around that was willing to sacrifice his neck for this project! :lol 
     
  5. G60Force

    G60Force World Smallest Mini-Con

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  6. Kamijou Touma

    Kamijou Touma ミサカ10032

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    That is very cool.
     
  7. Venksta

    Venksta Render Project Creations TFW2005 Supporter

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    Nice work! I was wondering how it would look like. Hope you don't mind, I'm going to share this on the Renderform FB page. :D 
     
  8. FatedLazarus

    FatedLazarus Well-Known Member

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    Oh by all means - it would be an honor! Thank you for making such great stuff! :D 
     
  9. BScorpinok75

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    nicely done :thumb 
     
  10. Mizzinno

    Mizzinno Merc With A Mouthplate

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    Glad to see I'm not the only one who thought of this. Also glad some one did it.
     
  11. CodeXCDM

    CodeXCDM Well-Known Member

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    Hah... the blue on the Renderform kit fits the Dark Energon Bee so well it's almost as if it were meant for this figure.

    Srsly though... why is it that *any* redeco of Bumblebee looks better than the stock PRID figure?