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#1 WorkbenchManiac

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 08:44 PM

Just finished sculpting this fun little side project. After hanging around this forum for over a year now, I wanted to sculpt somthing TF-related, and RotF Reverb seemed like a good victim. His deco is already a homage to Inferno, and now he can burn rubber as well as maximals!

I used the Beast Wars-cartoon head as reference, but with a lot of leeway. I made the head sleeker and left out the mandibles at the side of his head, both to match the alt-mode better, and to allow the head to fit into the vehicle mode cavity.
It?s not painted yet, some of the putty still has to cure completely before I take a brush to it.









Edited by WorkbenchManiac, 23 January 2012 - 08:46 PM.


#2 CORVUS

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 09:13 PM

Holy pewp!

First off, VERY well done!

Secondly, now I wanna go buy green stuff, damn you icon-fire.gif

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#3 Detour

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 10:38 PM

Wow, that's an awesome head design! I'd love to have a cast copy for myself, I love the Inferno homage on the mold already!
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#4 CatSCAN

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 11:06 PM

By Primus! The sculpting work here is exquisite!!!

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 12:25 AM

I see it, and I like it, but that mold just doesn't scream "Inferno" to me.
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#6 Goblez

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 02:26 AM

Looks excellent, can't wait for the final paint job icon-fire.gif

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 02:56 AM

If somebody told me that was a leaked Hasbro head sculpt, I'd believe them.

#8 WorkbenchManiac

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 08:05 AM

QUOTE(^0^CORVUS^o^ @ Jan 23 2012, 09:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Secondly, now I wanna go buy green stuff, damn you icon-fire.gif

Do it! Together we shall change the face of Transformers!



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QUOTE(Detour @ Jan 23 2012, 10:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wow, that's an awesome head design! I'd love to have a cast copy for myself, I love the Inferno homage on the mold already!
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Thanks, but I?m afraid there are no plans to cast this head. This is more of a "proof of concept", something to point to as an example, when people ask me for commissions (*hint hint*).

I?d be happy to part with the figure, though.


QUOTE(CatSCAN PhD @ Jan 23 2012, 11:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
By Primus! The sculpting work here is exquisite!!!

Thank you kindly.


QUOTE(TM2 Dinobot @ Jan 24 2012, 12:25 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I see it, and I like it, but that mold just doesn't scream "Inferno" to me.

The mold really doesn?t. But If I did things right, the head should yell all the louder icon-fire.gif

My thought process was not "hey, this toy looks like Inferno!", but rather "I want to try and sculpt a head, which one of the few toys I have would I not mind potentially ruining?"


QUOTE(Goblez @ Jan 24 2012, 02:26 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Looks excellent, can't wait for the final paint job icon-fire.gif

Oh, right. I should really get started on that... *stops procrastrinating*


QUOTE(Master Fwiffo @ Jan 24 2012, 02:56 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If somebody told me that was a leaked Hasbro head sculpt, I'd believe them.

Let?s start some rumors, then! icon-ironhide.gif

Edited by WorkbenchManiac, 24 January 2012 - 11:36 AM.


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Posted 24 January 2012 - 08:43 AM

That head would look ace on Knockout!

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 11:05 AM

Awesome.

I love it.

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 11:19 AM

QUOTE(TM2 Dinobot @ Jan 23 2012, 11:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I see it, and I like it, but that mold just doesn't scream "Inferno" to me.



I thought so too, until I got to this photo...

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#12 WorkbenchManiac

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 11:58 AM

Time for finished pictures:









The images came out quite dark, I'll fiddle with the ligthing set up later.

Edited by WorkbenchManiac, 24 January 2012 - 01:12 PM.


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Posted 24 January 2012 - 08:25 PM

Looking good icon-fire.gif going to give him a pred logo?

#14 CORVUS

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 06:07 PM

Awesome! icon-ironhide.gif

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 06:54 PM

the wheels up top really sell the "yeah this is six-legged ant inferno" I think the only other paint I'd add though would be Black along the edges of the arms and legs

just something subtle

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 10:50 AM

QUOTE(Goblez @ Jan 24 2012, 08:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Looking good icon-fire.gif going to give him a pred logo?

QUOTE(Destron D-69 @ Jan 25 2012, 06:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
the wheels up top really sell the "yeah this is six-legged ant inferno" I think the only other paint I'd add though would be Black along the edges of the arms and legs

just something subtle


Curse you two!

I did not intend to do any more with this figure. But then you come along, with good ideas and whatnot, and I end up fiddling with the figure again.

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I don?t have any faction symbol stickers, so I sculpted a Predacon symbol onto his chest. The color needs to pop some more, any ideas?

And besides the awesome idea of painting in the insect legs (genius, I tell you!), I also painted his weapon, the fingers on his left hand, and I touched up the headlights, where the factory-paint was already chipped.









He even manages a goofy flight mode:


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Posted 27 January 2012 - 04:13 PM

awesome stuff!

perhaps yellow for the Pred symbol?
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Posted 28 January 2012 - 08:54 AM

Absolutely stunning work! I can't get over how amazingly professional that headsculpt is. Hell, it's better than most Botcon heads!
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Posted 29 January 2012 - 08:24 PM

Yeah, this is gorgeous, and I'm totally convinced, particularly with that flight mode! Blenderbutt indeed.

That face sculpt is just perfect. Amazing work.

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 12:17 AM

Does that say "Colony Racing" on the side? This is just awesome. I would so buy that if Hasbro made it.



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