Minor/Repaint: Power Core Combiners Crankcase (G1 Colours)

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  1. Syndicator

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    Another quickfire custom, bashed out in a few hours during an incredibly grim heatwave. This guy’s been sat in my garage for eons, and I fished him out today to find him missing one of his drones and overall a bit floppy. Other than that he was in pretty good nick, so I got to work!
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    Wasn’t entirely sure what shade of grey to go with, so I studied a few pictures and ended up using Mechanicus Standard Grey, which I think came out very well. For the rest of him, it was about trying to adapt the original toy colours to the different physical design of this guy. Also decided to go for a fully orange face - the red visor looked a bit off to me.
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    The truck mode ended up being a bit of a mash of colours - partially to serve robot mode better but also to nod to the original toy, which had a bit of blue all over the shop. The light blue on the hood was murder to paint for some reason - but in the end it got mostly covered by the Decepticon symbol! I was going to do the purple from the original toy stickers on the hood too, but I don’t think I have the right shade of purple on me.
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    5108B385-EA04-405D-B71A-134B6BD74C3A.jpeg Artillery-wise, he’s not got much. I did repurpose one of his drones as a comically large shoulder cannon for him, which nods to the original toy whilst looking completely ridiculous. In the meantime, he’s also got his fists, which I’m sure will serve him fine. Until he meets the Wreckers or something.

    I’m aware the paint on his back has partially scraped off - it was an unavoidable side effect of me forgetting clearances were a thing. Besides that and his shoulders, he’s survived multiple transformations, so that’s nice!

    Thanks for having a look, hope you enjoyed my attempt at homaging a beloved Triggercon/Scavenger/arsehole.
     

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  2. MusicMatrix

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    Matching the colors with the name is a marvelous idea. And a great job at it too. I feel this line would've have done better for several reasons, one of which being if they had not left the characters in continuity limbo.

    And the ridiculous armament is ridiculously AWESOME!!!
     
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    I definitely think PCC is a bit underrated, but I also think the relatively limp combining aspect and rather dire quality control across the board sealed its fate. I think more fiction would’ve helped it, but on the bright side, the relatively niche nature means the figures are cheap as chips on eBay! Woohoo!
     
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    Indeed. Third party add-ons made the Combiner gimmick work, but it was sadly not popular enough for companies to make much, it seems. Maketoys made limbs, and TFC seemed eager to make lots of stuff too, given their Iron Army limbs, Ares (Predating) limbs could be PCC Commander cores, and the SD Hercules (Devastator) had PCC limbs. TFC didn't advertise the PCC features on Ares, and SD Her came long after PCCs were out of the market.
     
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    I did actually mock up PCC Undertow as G2 Manta Ray (United EX Marinemaster was meant to be a new Manta Ray, but the colours were completely different), but Undertow seems to be one of the harder-to-find figures so I dunno if I’ll get to him.
     

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  6. JomasterII

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    Hate to be THAT guy, but...
    I think the figure would look a little nicer if you thinned the paints a touch. The face detail got a little drowned out. :p 
     
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    no worries, cheers for the advice! Thinning paints is something I don’t quite have the hang of yet (usually I end up thinning them too much and the results aren’t pretty) but I’ll keep trying it out to get the right balance.
     
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    Awesome. Who is the Breacher custom?
     
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