Heavy/Scratch: WIP OC Mantis Transformer

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  1. PaperSheep

    PaperSheep Well-Known Member

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    Some vinyl funko thing. I'm not sure the brand or what series it's from. I still haven't figured out a concrete way to mount it just yet either.
     
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  2. Geminii

    Geminii Toyetic multiformophile

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    Scythedancer?
     
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  3. primalxconvoy

    primalxconvoy グーグル 翻訳は素晴らしいです!

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    The girl in Animorphs transformed into a male, which is creeper, I suppose.
     
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  4. PaperSheep

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    Update:

    Cracked open the torso to add a lego port.
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    Made a hinge for the wings.
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    She's still rough. But I'm liking how she's turning out. Here's some shots of mantis mode so far. She's quite large in bug mode.
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    She's also very expressive.
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    She found herself something (or someone) to snack on.
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    My wife said the boobs looked weird in bug mode so I covered them with a torso piece. Here's what it looks like up and down.
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    And here's her Bot mode so far! She's not as expressive, but her wings can help her emote. Unfortunately, due to the nature of it, as of right now, she's a partsformer in the arms, head, and thorax.
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    She compresses a lot into bot mode. I really like how her mantis abdomen folds up.
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    As for her mantis body, it comes apart, and for now, currently forms her weapon.
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    So that's where I'm at currently. Next I'm starting the rear wings / skirt, and then I need to mold the head into a more of a mantis head. And then finally I can paint. I really hope I don't ruin her with paint.
     
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  5. blastpak

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    If painting is really bothering you just prime it and put the project aside, it's really obvious that you have invested a lot of time and effort into this custom and you're concerned that you may do something that sets you back.

    An easy 1 day repaint side project can help you try out the colour scheme or paint technique on something low risk before working on your major custom.
     
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  6. JonoPrime

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    Excellent job so far! Really enjoying seeing all the WIP pictures too.

    Keep up the amazing work :)  Looking forward to seeing this bug bot all done up :) 
     
  7. f-primusunicron

    f-primusunicron Unicron Herald BladeZero

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    Simply amazing
     
  8. greboguru

    greboguru Psychedelic Brainchild

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    Fantastic custom work! Can't wait to see the finished custom. Really inspired work.
    Penitence? Because, y'know, praying mantis...
    Other options include:
    Clawsome
    Talontis -or- Talonette
    Ambush
    Grasp -or- Graspor
    Snatcher
    Clutch
    Hymnull
    Daggerlatch
    Lacerator
    Buzzkill
     
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  9. Geminii

    Geminii Toyetic multiformophile

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    I'm liking Penitence and Lacerator as names.
     
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  10. PaperSheep

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    Hello all! This is where I'm at currently on this project. It's taken way longer than I thought but other projects have sprouted in between this one. I'm not sure if I'll keep the colors or not. Also, I'm leaning towards Penitence for her name, But I've been calling her Entelecheia because I've been playing Tales of Vesperia.

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    It's not too apparent in the gif, but something I'm really proud of is that the eyes are painted in such a way that they always follow you. It doesn't look as good on camera as it does in person unfortunately

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  11. Kryptokron

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    I absolutely love this! Those big google eyes are the icing on the cake. Great stuff!
     
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    Yep, they're following me. Great job, I really love how this is coming out. I love the name, almost has an ex Decepticon vibe, like she's penitant for her sins
     
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    Dude. That is AMAZING! I love it, truly an amazing piece of work. Glad you like the name Penitence too. Man, I wish Hasbro made this for retail... what a superb custom. So cool!!!

     
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    if i could only add something would be tint the outher part of the eye so it looks the same yellowish green from all angles but transparent enough to let the eye effect still work... sadly i dont know how to tint clear pieces
     
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    This looks so awesome. Great work. Eyes are great too!
     
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  18. PaperSheep

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    She is complete. I edited the first post showing her final results. Thanks again everyone!
     
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    Well done, it looks amazing!
     
  20. Kryptokron

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    Wow! That there is a thing of beauty! Awesome job!!