Minor/Repaint: Energon Nightcruz

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by TJOmega, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. TJOmega

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    A rainy day project I've had in mind for years, but just now got around to. I love the Energon Sharkticon mold, outside of Seekers it's the one mold I own 6 times now. I also have a soft spot for RID Nightcruz, one of the best repaints I know of. And the two have a lot of parallels, the head shape, the fin knees, pointed feet, chest shape, vehicle mode front end that splits for massive weaponry, even a spark chamber pointing up in vehicle mode. So... natural fit, right?

    EDIT: Full images now up so everyone can see my amateurish paintwork. Included are all the major details, comparisons to the other Sharkticon repaints, and to the original RID Nightcruz. I've got a full gallery up on Photobucket: http://photobucket.com/e_nightcruz
     

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  2. BScorpinok75

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    Looking good!!!
     
  3. Ezilla82

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    Nightcruz looks pretty damn awesome, Omegus. Nicely done.
     
  4. TJOmega

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    Edited to include the vehicle mode and gimmick comparisons.
     
  5. BLOODRAGED189

    BLOODRAGED189 In it for the engineering

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    Good to see a creative repaint. Also, gimme!
     
  6. Jus09

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    Hasbro should make you the head of the company by now. Because that Nightcruz looks almost spot-on.
     
  7. autobot prowl

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    Perfect use for this awesome mold! Looks spot on
     
  8. Mizzinno

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    The only thing I'd change is to put the Autobot logo on the bottom arm fin.
     
  9. ssg4life

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    such an amazing idea, and even better execution!
     
  10. Cash00013

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    Remakable job lad.
     
  11. gargunkle

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    Great execution on this.
     
  12. Scourge_151

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    Very nice, fits very well!
     
  13. Superquad7

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    Dude! That's freaking awesome! I love it! Makes me wish we had a new Universe 1.0 type repaint only line so we can get crazy homages like this!
     
  15. TJOmega

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    Fun as it was to customize a toy into one of my favorite repaints, I dont think I'm going to double down on trying to physically modify it that much :lol  That said, I do have a lot of paint left over, there are a few spare toys around here and there... might not be my last one.
     
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    This is one of the best customs I've seen in a while. Great job!
     
  17. Rotorstorm

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    Very nice job, only nitpick would be you could probably have done with undercoating the figure but other than that, the concept works flawlessly, the panel lining works well and other than the undercoating the paint work looks like a good job :) 
     
  18. Dinodigger97

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    That's just a very awesome looking custom.:thumb 
     
  19. Mizzinno

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    Actually, its not that hard, just did it to one of mine before reading this. All you have to do it knock the pin holding the backpack on out, bend the pin so you can release/ reattach the backpack, then, on the backpack, were the head goes in ship mode should friction over the left hand.
     
  20. Superquad7

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    I totally understand that. The gun tutorial I posted is very simple to do, too.