Heavy/Scratch: Masterpiece Bumblebee

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by Wikkid, Apr 28, 2013.

  1. Wikkid

    Wikkid Completely retired customizer

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    I was challenged to make a toon accurate Bumblebee, and being that I love to be challenged, I took this project on.

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    ^^Here's the pile of parts I was sent.



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    ^^A proportionate Bumblebee is impossible using the proper car model so I went chibbi with this thing for the sake of accuracy.

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    ^^The rear fenders haven'd been shortened yet but this is the length I'm dealing with. There's alotta robot to fit in a little car to make his body proportionate.

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    ^^With everything stuffed inside, he'll still have a proper ride height.

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    ^^Here's the money shot. I needed the limbs and arms to be huge to offset the bulk of the car mode which is what leads to "fat" Bumblebee syndrom. I even managed to get a toon accurate crotch out of the hood which helps make room for the feet to transform. This custom will not scale with anything due to it's size. Consider it more of a test run on how to make an actuall BB figure work.
     

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  2. knockoff

    knockoff Well-Known Member

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    love all your stuff. total fan am i. can't wait to see where you take this. it looks awesome already.
     
  3. seanb47

    seanb47 FB: SBee's Custom Creations/ IG @Sbee_75

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    NICE!Love these kind of builds.Lookin' forward to this one!
     
  4. Hash Prime

    Hash Prime Well-Known Member

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    man..i luv ur works bro..and this is madness awesomeness...i like to watch this.. :) 
     
  5. pumpkingonzo

    pumpkingonzo Stunticon lover!

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    I'll definitely be checking this thread!
    Looks great so far :) 
     
  6. plowking

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

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    The mad man is at it again!...you've got my attention sir!
     
  7. Zildjian

    Zildjian Well-Known Member

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    Get rid of t he "semi-retired" under your name..... with talent like this you will never go away!
     
  8. Rotorstorm

    Rotorstorm Wreck n’ rule

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    Interesting, it certainly won't scale next to normal masterpieces, judging by the arms this should be about the masterpiece starscream size?
     
  9. Alloy Alchemist

    Alloy Alchemist Decepticon sympathizer

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    You know i'll be watching this with great interest . Great work so far dude . Bumblebee has to be one of the hardest Autobots to get right in both modes If not THE hardest . The TV show had it easy with mass shifting and all .

    "A proportionate Bumblebee is impossible using the proper car model so I went chibbi with this thing for the sake of accuracy."

    It makes sense to me , if you are making a proper Bumblebee that you go chibbi with the car mode ...being that is how his car mode was in the cartoon .
    I can't wait to see more this guy is gonna be SOOOOO kick ass !
     
  10. Superquad7

    Superquad7 OCP Police Crime Prevention Unit 001 Super Content Contributor

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    Awesome. Yet another project of yours that I'll be drooling over.
     
  11. xaviercal

    xaviercal Customizer/ Store Owner

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    :thumb  always great inspiration; can't wait to see your progress
     
  12. wan_de_real

    wan_de_real Transformizer

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    already commented on S70 but im gonna comment it again here......outstanding plan with chibbi style BB....im watching :popcorn 
     
  13. Orion Paximus Prime

    Orion Paximus Prime Banned

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    Hmm i don't know. Have you ever made a custom before? This looks like your first project and if so you are off to a good start.
     
  14. bellyboy

    bellyboy working working working

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    good one



    this one will rock the worlds bro
     
  15. seali_me

    seali_me RIP January 2018

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    For some reason, I missed this.

    Any updates man?
     
  16. Wikkid

    Wikkid Completely retired customizer

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    This project is canceled due to news of an official release.
     
  17. craftsmith

    craftsmith Flying Spanner

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    That's been discredited, I think.
     
  18. seali_me

    seali_me RIP January 2018

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  19. JAF

    JAF 1984

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    Come on dude!!! Keep getting chibbi with it!!!
     
  20. tabtiurf

    tabtiurf Chimeracon

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    looks good so far, don;t forget to leave room for his colossal head! you could probably afford to shorten those shins a little bit to save room.