Minor/Repaint: TR Beast Wars "Crocpot"

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  1. DJsCustoms

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    So for those who remember, I posted a custom TR Ravage once, saying that I originally intended something else with the mold before discovering that the head had soft plastic.
    Link for those curious: Minor/Repaint: - Titans Return Beast Wars Ravage


    THIS is what I was originally wanting to make before things went horribly wrong.
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    - Took a TR Skullsmasher and removed the softplastic back hatch, replacing it with a balljointed BW Croc-Megatron shell piece. So it works just the same as before, but no awful soft plastic.
    - Replaced the gun with a CW deadend gun, modified to work as the tip of the croc tail.
    - Repainted the entire thing, including doing the head purely by hand with acrylics due to softplastic, so that it had the same colourscheme as real life Crocodiles. With some copper/silvers spread around the robot mode to match thematically with Beast Wars.
    - Replaced the head with a TR Nightbeat head since...I'm not a fan of Skullsmasher's TR headmold. I can't take it seriously.



    Pretty happy with how this turned out and it scales nicely as a bulky deluxe, so I can actually get away with it in my MP-scale Beast Wars line if it never sells.
     
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    This is awesome, you really brought it to life
     
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    Very nice colors. Paint's a bit thick, but that's hard to avoid when repainting these things.
     
  4. DJsCustoms

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    That's probably more to do with the fact that it took a few basecoats of spraypaint before I started actually working on it. But on the brightside it also helped strengthen the new backhatch joint, which was something I was pretty worried about.
     
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    Who is the character?
     
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    Nobody really. It's just an original to fit into the Beast Wars style, including an awful punny name.
     
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    Fantastic! Then to quote 3 Men and Little Lady, "What a croc!"