Minor/Repaint: Ironhide v7

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  1. vidmouse

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    Ironhidev7_06.jpg Going back over my customs I realized I've done various versions of Ironhide about 6 times before! Still not quite right but I feel I'm getting closer. Lately I was inspired by Alex Milne's art in Transformers Robots in Disguise and wanted to homage it here. Started as a T30 Roadbuster and added a chest from an old Ironhide custom (which in turn I think came from an old McDonald's Ratchet)

    EDIT 3/7: I think he's complete now except for the Autobot symbol. And maybe some glow effects like in the comics.
     

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  2. Nemesis Otaku

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    Nice! Interesting idea to use Roadbuster. It's kinda ironic actually, considering energon Ironhide was supposed to be Roadbuster. The alt mode pretty much nails the IDW look.
     
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  3. vidmouse

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    Thanks!
    I added more sculpt to the head this morning. Still waiting for it to cure before paint, but here's another WIP shot.
    Also added a group shot w/ Optimus and Kup for better picture composition.
    Ironhidev7_04.jpg Ironhidev7_05.jpg
     
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    Works surprisingly well with the Roadbuster mold. As for the head, I just think the helmet is too thin in proportion to his face, and I think you could add some more lines to his face. Still, great job!
     
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  5. vidmouse

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    Those are good suggestions, thanks!
     
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    ...what?
     
  7. Nemesis Otaku

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    Yeah, I heard that energon Ironhide was originally planned to be Roadbuster, but they scrapped in for the more popular name. Am I remembering incorrectly?
     
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    Cool! That's a neat use of that mold.
     
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    Is this a typo? V7?!
     
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  10. vidmouse

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    No typo. I've made 6 other customs of Ironhide before.
     
  11. vidmouse

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    Another WIP shot, closeup on the head after some more sculpting.
    Ironhide head.jpg
    Ugh. The enlarged photo really brings out the need for more cleanup, but I think the shape/size is going in the right direction.
     
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    I dig it!
     
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    Cool. I did one a couple years ago using that same Roadbuster. Although I bought a head from another member that he made to fit that sized figure and repainted the whole thing.
     
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  15. vidmouse

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    Very nice, I like your custom.

    I did more work on his noggin and updated the first post.
     
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    Energon Ironhide's Japanese name was Roadbuster. That's about all there is to it.

    However later on for Takara's Cloud line, they gave T30 Roadbuster a deco homaging Energon Ironhide
    800px-Takaratomy-cloud-roadbuster.jpg