Minor/Repaint: Fixing my Thundertron

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by Unicron9, Dec 1, 2012.

  1. Unicron9

    Unicron9 Fan and customizer of the TAWYS

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    As cool as Thundertron's bot mode is, I hated the lion mode having stubby little front legs and his head coming out of his shoulders like he has no neck. The whole front end just looked... stubby. Like most figures these days, he also badly needed more paint details.

    I swapped the ball joint lion claw parts to opposite sides in alt mode, then all I had to do was position his shoulders (robot forearms) and the lion forearms however I wanted. This way the front lion arms are longer and can be posed in more ways, though still very limited, and his head isn't between his shoulders so much.

    For the paint details I just spread around his existing color scheme, mostly going by the box art, but I did paint the colors so the white parts would give more of an illusion of a lions mane around his head. Hopefully now his lion mode is more lion-looking. I like it better anyway.
    In bot mode I gave him multiple hair and beard color strands in white, gold, teal, and blue... basically all of his colors.
     

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    The Bucket Kitten Meow... TFW2005 Supporter

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    Nice work :thumbs2: 
     
  3. Slipstreamer 8

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    wow... I really enjoy looking at customs for this character. This really is a great way to mod this!!!
     
  4. Cheetimus Prime

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    A simple yet very effective mod. Kick. Ass.
     
  5. Dachande

    Dachande Formerly Yaujta... Moderator TFW2005 Supporter

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    So does it parts-form, or are the leg parts able to be kept on during transformation?
     
  6. Unicron9

    Unicron9 Fan and customizer of the TAWYS

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    Glad ya like it guys.

    I'm sure you could do something with the claws in robot mode that looks passable, but I reversed them back to normal for robot mode because I like the shoulder claws just like they are supposed to look.
    So yeah, swapping the claws for alt mode is parts-forming. Just something easy to do though if you want the lion to look less goofy on display.
     
  7. Anti Spark

    Anti Spark It'S DUB Or Nothing!

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    Amazing!

    Just amazing. Your work is Top in my books.
     
  8. Primus_feather

    Primus_feather Well-Known Member

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    mind throwing in a picture of what he'll look like if you DONT swap the claws back around in bot mode?
     
  9. SG hailstorm

    SG hailstorm JaAm aficionado

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    daaaaang, and fix him you did man :thumb  i swear one of these days i'm gonna commission you for something i just figure out what
     
  10. deliciouspeter

    deliciouspeter Back in Black TFW2005 Supporter

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    That's great.

    Really my only complaint about this figure are the beast mode front legs. Seems they could have done it a hundred better ways.