Minor/Repaint: Roadmaster

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  1. DrJest

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    For anyone not familiar with the character, Roadmaster was designed by Alex Milne and introduced in the unfairly maligned personality tick storyline of More Than Meets the Eye. She is one of the Camien crew of the Vis Vitalis, initially serving under the greatest autobot ever. She has been seen more recently as a prison warden in the current IDW comics.
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    This is a repaint of the Aoyi oversized KO of Siege Hound. I see this as an Earth alt mode. It's not quite big enough to properly represent her. She should be taller and wider. I think she looks good next to deluxes but seems shorter than she should be next to voyagers. I haven't been able to find a better mold to use, though.

    Here she is with the Vis Vitalis crew I have available:
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    Overall, I'm pretty happy with how she turned out. Other than her size, the only big compromise is the headset that goes around her head, represented by the painted-on band at her crown. There's no way I could add the piece and have it fit to allow transformation. If I can find extra Combiner Wars feet for cheap, I think I can use those to give her some more height as well as her characteristic foot claws.
     
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  2. DrJest

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    Here's Milne's original design for her, just so everyone can see where this falls a bit short. It would be pretty great if Hasbro did a leader class of her.
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    Dang this should be a generation selects figure!
     
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    Looks great!!
     
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  5. DrJest

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    Thanks! I think this works better for the mold than Hot Shot, even though a deluxe would definitely be too small. Roadmaster needs size and heft!
     
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    Nice! Love the paint applications
     
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    Yeah, definitely works well enough for me! I'm not sure what would work better, besides a heavily modified or original mold.
     
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    Structurally, the oversized KO Hound is a decent match, but maybe even a Combiner Wars Motormaster might also be an option for a bigger mold. Based on her size, name, and 6-wheeled design, she might be intended as more of a transfer-truck type character. Did Milne ever reveal an alt-mode?
     
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  9. DrJest

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    I haven't seen an alt mode from Milne or any of the comics she's been in. Hound may be missing a couple of wheels but it does have enough key features in common that I felt good about it. I've seen a digibash using Motormaster and it looked pretty good, though it didn't have the right feel for me. Also, I try to go cheap for my custom fodder whenever I can. Other options are the WJ oversized blue Rook or the Jia Qi Rookalike. I'm already using those as Roller and Strika, respectively, and I just wanted to do something different. If that KO of Prime Bulkhead ever comes out, that would be another good one, even if it only has four wheels (please, nobody use a real First Edition Bulkhead for a custom unless it's already junked). It's not like there are a lot of Roadmaster customs out there as it is, so I'd love to see other takes on her with those molds.
     
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    Looks nice! Your custom also reminds me of ironfist being a humvee style truck in those colors.
     
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    Thanks! Interestingly, someone on Cults3D sells a model for an Ironfist head designed for this oversized mold. I bought it and resized it for use on a KO CW Swindle, which was a pretty simple repaint.
     
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    Excellent work!
     
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    sickkkkk! bang up job on that colour scheme.
     
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    Great work!
     
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    That looks amazing. I wonder if you can repurpose Energon Ironhide as her, for the size? Maybe with a new head? IDK. But I like yours.
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    Thank you! That would be a very different take on her but could work. That toy is very much of its time.

    I'm actually pretty OK with the size, it was only a concern because Milne said she was supposed to stand as tall as Ultra Magnus. I'm not sure if it turned out that way. The new comics show her as about a head taller than Pyra Magna, which isn't too bad. That's probably still in the voyager scale, so close enough. I figured out I can use a couple of Combiner Wars hand-foot-guns to boost her up a little bit, so I'll do that some time if it really bugs me.
     
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    That looks fantastic, nicely done!
     
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    Bloody Amazing.
     
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    Nice work. I didn't even know they OSKOed the new stuff.

    But after looking at the artwork, this seems like another easy repaint for MMC to get out of their Titanika mold for the rest of us who are too lazy to make our own.
     
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    Going in my potential customs file for sure. Great work!
     
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