Minor/Repaint: WIP IDW Chromedome

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  1. reluttr

    reluttr Well-Known Member

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    So I have been working on this guy off and on for a few weeks now, and finally decided to post him after seeing Ryoku's awesome chromedome. :D 

    Basically I scratch built the head using a PRID soundwave head, putty, and lots of patience.

    I clipped off the tips of the fingers to help square them off and look less "evil".

    Finally I modified the bumper of the car so that you can fully flip the leg panels around to fit flush with the lower leg in robot mode.

    I kinda like the look of the clear chest, so I winged it and colored in some "tech" details with sakura drafting pens "same thing as gundam marker", and used the faction symbol placeholder to function as the stat meter. I still need to adjust the power levels to match the original toys spec readout.

    I need to finish up the arms, legs, and do some touchups here and there. But I think its shaping up to be perfect for my collection. :) 

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  2. mirageandjazz11

    mirageandjazz11 Banned

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    It's nice so far!
     
  3. Rexidus

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    Nice job so far. I like the fingers. I immediately looked at mine and considered doing the same. Your wheels are also more IDW-ish than mine.

    Some warning if you haven't discovered it already. I have rub issues on the chest, right where your readout is. Also on the roof of the car because of the leg panels.
     
  4. MROptimusPrime

    MROptimusPrime LEGAL NAME: OPTIMUS PRIME

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    Hell yes !!!
     
  5. reluttr

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    I used buttons on the front wheels, and leftover bits of plastic used to pack some toy for the rear. :D 

    I also forgot to mention in my original post that I actually modded the arms so that they can straiten out.
     
  6. cheetor71

    cheetor71 Autobot

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    I think it looks good. Although the head really isn't working for me. Still nice job.
     
  7. Rexidus

    Rexidus Autobot

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    Now that you mention it those arms do look nice. What did you do to them?
     
  8. reluttr

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    Basically I cut a grove in the elbow socket opposite from the one used for transformation. Its a tiny bit loose afterwards, but a little future does the job in fixing that. ;) 

    To get the leg panel things to fold flush, all you have to do is cut a small square in the bumper, just enough to push the headlight past it when transforming. :D