Minor/Repaint: G2 Manta Ray from PCC Undertow

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  1. dominomist

    dominomist Well-Known Member

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    Manta Ray is a creation from PCC Heavytread's head and PCC Undertow. wanted him for my collection and motivated to do it by the sector 70 contest which was really fun. The bot pics with the green chest is more reminicent of his toy colors and design. The bot pics with the yellow chest looks more like the old school comic version. Of course I had to include a pic of him with hero Grimlock

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    dominomist Well-Known Member

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    Here are some referrance pics
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  3. MegaHavok

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    dude that looks real good
     
  4. MyTea Boc

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    Oh i like it a lot. Very sharp paint work and excellent choice of head.
     
  5. Altitron

    Altitron Commercial Artist

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    Congratulations on your placement in the Challenge, Dominomist! This was a real treat to see. I've said it once, but it bears repeating: this is a fantastic custom! :) 

    - Alty
     
  6. asphalt

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    That is the one PCC that I really wanted and I have not seen it anywhere.
     
  7. Satomiblood

    Satomiblood Revoltech Chip Chase

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    Nice work.
     
  8. ALPHAMAGNUS

    ALPHAMAGNUS I identify as an amalgamated Firetruck/Semi Veteran

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    This was one of my fave's. I really do love it. and thanks for donating prizes.
     
  9. warriorpriest

    warriorpriest Priest of Primus

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    that came out really good. Very nice custom. you can mail it to me at..... ;) 
     
  10. Dinodigger97

    Dinodigger97 germinates within you.

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    That's BADASS!!!!
     
  11. Traachon

    Traachon Metamorphing Dudicus

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    Aww yeah, G2 all the way!
    Great custom!
     
  12. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    that is awesome. wish I could find that mold
     
  13. dominomist

    dominomist Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the complimants guys. I hope they end up release this mold somewhere. I am thinking of modifying the head now that the contest is over to make it look more like the original head.
     
  14. Scrapper6

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    Great job, recently I acquired this mold and tought it would make an excellent looking update of Manta Ray, one of my all time favorites as a child, I wish I hadn't sold the old G2 figure I had even if he had lost his gun.

    Had I an inkling of know-how I'd try my hand at getting this custom repaint started, my vision however would include some sort of attachable piece using the Mini-Con peg hole to create a replication of his rotor force weapon/look. I'm just not sure how to start it, un-pinning all of those pins could proove difficult, especially since I don't want to ruin the figure, as I can get some cheap duplicates in my area right now.

    Perhaps I should start smaller with my first customizing project and work my way up to it. What would you reccomend?

    I'm not so sure those gattling cannons work well for this character either, I was thinking of removing them and replacing them with some sort of scratch-built larger fin pieces to better reflect the original molds large blue fins on the back of the boat. But what to do with the gattling cannons once they're removied? If only I had some kind of knack for art I could make blueprints to see if my modifications would work.

    Anyway, cool repaint, how did you get the head swap to work? Undertow doesn't have a ball jointed socket head like Heavy Tread does.
     
  15. Cycrolus

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    This is great. I've always like Manta Ray for some reason. This is a great use of this mold.
     
  16. process

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    Yep, that's like awesome and a half.
     
  17. Shinobitron

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    Thats really nice!
    Love how the greens pop.
     
  18. SonOfNemesis

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    Nice work!
     
  19. SMOG

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    That's a damn nice homage. :thumb 

    zmog
     
  20. BScorpinok75

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    Nice work! :thumb