Heavy/Scratch: Generations BW Razorbeast

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  1. DJsCustoms

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    I took a generations Rattrap without any bomb arms and rebuilt it into Razorbeast.
    Based more off the Toy&IDW comic appearence in terms of build and looks...But I actually took weapon design off the Card Art for Razor Beast.
    The original Razorbeast toy mane-gun was meant to be able to split in two, probably scrapped for cost concerns I'm sure.

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    Some points on the modding done;
    ~ The tusks are made out of baked clay, and I probably went through about four sets before I made any durable enough not break from a short fall.
    ~ The face is actually still Rattrap's head, just sanded into oblivion and then rebuilt using contour putty.
    ~ The feet are the same situation. Sanded into plates and contour putty after to rebuild their top side.
    ~ The boar feet are actually the original Beast Wars Razorbeast's boar feet with contour putty around them to thicken them up for proportion's sake.
    ~ Obviously because of how tight the two silver front leg tabs are, I left them unpainted since it would have scrapped off anyways. The small silver certainly doesn't take away from the legs anyways, so no harm done.
    ~ The beast mode eyes are actually something I'm quite happy with. I used a gloss finish to give them a more natural gleam.
    ~ But of course the best mod on here is the Faux Fur used to create the Warthog's tail&mane. The mane in particular is set to a sheet of velcro(The hooked side) with strips to indicate where it should attach to the figure.
    I went with the figure having the loop side of velcro so it would create a fur-like texture on the chest&gun tops without having a mass of large fur getting in the way everywhere.
    This actually means the mane sits on Razorbeast's back in Robot mode, giving him a barbarian-like cape.


    Now about those guns:
    ~ Fit on his back via two pegholes, mimicking the position of the original toy.
    ~ A small tab on one gun allows them to click together to be held as a dual-blaster by either hand, or split apart to be dual-wield like in the Cart Art of the original toy.
    ~ They can also fit into the holes of the beast mode shoulder legs to mimic the back-blaster transformation of the original toy and the IDW comic.
    ~ It is possible for the mane to be attached to the combined guns to mimic the original toy's design...But it looks silly because of the proportions of the mane.
    ~ The shape of the mane allows it to tuck behind the warthog's ears, folding the sides and completely hiding the gun in Beast Mode.



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    Man...I love this thing. I finally get to say that about something I made myself.
    I'm happy with the rebuilding I did, the paintjob, the clay and faux fur work, and even the varnish worked beautifully. All the stars aligned and the I managed to recreate what was once my first Beast Wars toy as a child, and still my favorite to this day.

    So help me god, if this thing actually sells for the outrageous price I put, I am just going to buy another rattrap and make it again from scratch. Maybe I'll go with a lighter more toy-accurate red next time.
     
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  2. Mecannibal V

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    Wow, that's really good!
     
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    This works amazingly well, and you should be proud (and it sounds like you are)! If you like it that much I'd suggest keeping it, because money (however much you'd get for it) is only temporary, a second figure wouldn't have the same connection and it sounds like you have a strong sentimental reason for keeping it.
     
  4. DJsCustoms

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    Thanks, I'm really happy with it myself.


    Half and half. I do really love this...But it wouldn't honestly take long to do a second time.. I struggled more figuring out what to change rather than actually changing things. Plus, I could always do it a little different the second time. Maybe go for that faded red color the original toy had, try a different way of doing the guns, etc.
     
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    Very excellent. :)  I knew Rattrap can make a great retool for Razorbeast since their original toys were molded and transformed in a very similar manner so it's fitting that the same can be done here with the new Gen Rattrap mold.
     
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    ingenius! never would've thought to use rattrap for razorbeast
     
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    :jawdropper: 
     
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    Absolutely amazing! Very well done!
     
  9. DJsCustoms

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    That was my thought, and I actually thought it might be possible to turn Rattrap into Armadillo as well. But that would require a lot more changes to the mold and a very different transformation.

    Thanks. Your signature actually reminds me of something I forgot to mention;
    Razorbeast's eyes are metallic gold flake rather than yellow. The depth of the eyes actually made it hard for any of my yellow paints to shine enough, only gold was enough to stand out.
     
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    This is so awesome!
     
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    That looks amazing!
     
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    That works, great idea
     
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    Holy slag... YESSS!!! :eek: 
     
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    Awesome!
     
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    this is an amazing custom! you should be proud of this, as it works fantastically well, and fits in with other Generations Beast Wars toys.
     
  16. primalxconvoy

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    Sorry, but the pictures are too dark/a little bit blurry for me to see all of the nice details you mentioned. Could you take some pictures again please, possibly on a plain white background, with brighter lights? It might be better to do it with some sunlight?
     
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    Wow!
     
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    Now I want to see a battle damaged BWN Randy (cuz GPS)
     
  19. DJsCustoms

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    Took a bit of searching, but I did manage to find my old camera from before I moved. But there's not much better lighting I can do at the moment. If you have any recommendations for a great white-light, I'd really appreciate it. This should be better detailed with better lighting, but it makes the gold eyes look red like the face unlike the phone pictures from the first post. So make of it what you can.





    Now that I might do at some point.
     

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    What he said. Awesome work!