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@  Smokey : (14 February 2016 - 04:42 AM)

Oh, and happy birthday Razorsaw.

@  Smokey : (14 February 2016 - 04:39 AM)

I HATE THAT HEDGEHOG!

@  Smokey : (14 February 2016 - 04:33 AM)

*punches through a silk screen* SILENCE!!!

@  Plokatron : (14 February 2016 - 02:53 AM)

@Smokey Nimcombots! You useless hunk of junk wheres my cheese omelet?!!

@  Smokey : (14 February 2016 - 02:32 AM)

Snoo PINGAS usual, I see?

@  Plokatron : (14 February 2016 - 01:52 AM)

Going to try and dress up as AoSTH Robotnik. Only two things I see being had for the costume. The Moustache and the classic yellow target belt thing. May need some help. :drunk

@  Plokatron : (14 February 2016 - 01:40 AM)

Hmmm bit of cool news for me. I'm going to my first Comic Con!! No not the Comicon a comic con in cape girardeau. First Con thats been close enough for me to go to!! Blast it will be.

@  unluckiness : (14 February 2016 - 01:31 AM)

Chromedome aside, it's not like they're doing anything in MTMTE.

@  Whirl Maximus : (14 February 2016 - 01:23 AM)

It just hit me, MTMTE might lose Brainstorm, Chromedome, Fort Max, Rewind, Ravage and Blaster to RiD.

@  Cabooceratops : (13 February 2016 - 11:45 PM)

Decepticons, Transform and Rise Up!

@  Smokey : (13 February 2016 - 08:04 PM)

I'm actually rather fond of the phrase "You are being decieved," to be honest.

@  Smokey : (13 February 2016 - 08:03 PM)

"You are being decieved."

@  Boomhauer : (13 February 2016 - 07:57 PM)

"Hope is not real"- Scourge, from IDW comic Autobots Wage Their Battle

@  Smokey : (13 February 2016 - 07:50 PM)

We can only hope.

@  Boomhauer : (13 February 2016 - 07:46 PM)

Also the Season 2 Trailer makes me hopeful for Clampdown getting more toys since he seems to be one of the blessed escapees

@  Smokey : (13 February 2016 - 07:20 PM)

I had been hoping we'd get a good Windblade toy, and RID delivered this time.

@  Smokey : (13 February 2016 - 07:20 PM)

Yeah, RID Windblade is basically a gigantic slap in the face to the people who think RID could NEVER be anywhere near as good as "collector's" lines like Generations.

@  Boomhauer : (13 February 2016 - 07:13 PM)

Bisk is fun, but I'm more excited about Strongarm's fishgun, Scorponok with a different transformation for once and a Windblade that can stand up

@  Smokey : (13 February 2016 - 06:43 PM)

One-steps are pretty much the most fun thing ever. It's kind of addicting to just shift from one mode to another over and over again.

@  Smokey : (13 February 2016 - 06:41 PM)

That makes him even better than a Warrior.

@  Cabooceratops : (13 February 2016 - 06:39 PM)

Bisk is a 1-Step

@  Smokey : (13 February 2016 - 04:38 PM)

I hope Bisk is either a Legends or he's less messed up than he looks.

@  Plokatron : (13 February 2016 - 01:53 PM)

@Rycochet He is indeed voiced by Wierd Al. He is also a awesome brother. :D

@  Rycochet : (13 February 2016 - 07:15 AM)

Polkatron dares to be stupid and is voiced by A. Yankovic.

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 February 2016 - 07:07 AM)

He got all the musical talent in the family.

@  BillBarclay : (13 February 2016 - 05:59 AM)

Polkatron? is he Plokatron's spotty brother?

@  BillBarclay : (13 February 2016 - 05:58 AM)

Polkatron? is he Ploj

@  Plokatron : (12 February 2016 - 11:21 PM)

@Cabooceratops So was what I said. :D

@  Cabooceratops : (12 February 2016 - 09:10 PM)

It's called a joke, Polkatron, you may have heard of the concept?

@  Plokatron : (12 February 2016 - 08:06 PM)

@Nutjob R/T @TheMightyMollusk Yesh are you Baybots thinking so litteral?

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 February 2016 - 02:41 PM)

Optimus makes a lousy helmet.

@  Nutjob R/T : (12 February 2016 - 02:11 PM)

Wait when did Optimus Prime fly off the top of your head?

@  Plokatron : (12 February 2016 - 01:55 PM)

@Paladin @TheMightyMollusk @NotVeryKnightly Dumb dumb dumb on Hasbros part. Optimus flew withing the first three episodes of the G1 cartoon. No not the glide flight thing that only Deceps uses after that I mean the jetpack part. Plus I can site four other times he flew off the top of my head.

@  Boomhauer : (12 February 2016 - 12:45 PM)

Optimus already got to fly in RID's Season finale, though one could argue he was just falling with style instead of flying properly.

@  Rycochet : (12 February 2016 - 12:09 PM)

The Unicron Trilogy had awful shows but some really neat toys even if it did get off to a shaky start with some of the unnecessarily flawed Armada stuff.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (12 February 2016 - 12:09 PM)

Didn't he fly in Beast Hunters?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (12 February 2016 - 11:58 AM)

What about Animated?

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 February 2016 - 11:55 AM)

Someone who never saw the Unicron Trilogy. God do I envy them....

@  Paladin : (12 February 2016 - 11:49 AM)

...Hasbro's billing that new "Power Surge Optimus Prime" as "the first time Optimus takes flight." who thought THAT sounded right....

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 February 2016 - 11:34 AM)

More likely, they'll all follow the same visual style to retain brand coherency. The most you could hope for is better writing, but don't hold your breath.

@  Dracula : (12 February 2016 - 10:25 AM)

Cool. Bay can't possibly direct all of those. Maybe we'll get someone else's vision of what a TF movie could look like.

@  Paladin : (12 February 2016 - 10:14 AM)

ugh. we're apparently getting 1 TF film A YEAR starting 2017. and Bumblebee gets a spinoff film...

@  Plokatron : (11 February 2016 - 03:23 PM)

Guess no one has the comic then. Blast I need that close up of Ironhide's helmet!

@  Arazyr : (11 February 2016 - 01:41 PM)

Happy Birthday, young'un. 8^)

@  D Buster Prime : (11 February 2016 - 01:21 PM)

It's my BIRTHDAY! I'm 35 years young!

@  BillBarclay : (11 February 2016 - 10:54 AM)

nah! it's Venus that's going to Botcon!

@  Paladin : (11 February 2016 - 10:45 AM)

could've also meant Cree Summer...

@  Dracula : (11 February 2016 - 08:39 AM)

Good going, Blackarachnia. I heard it's been hard for her to get roles after Hasbro brought in Airachnid.

@  BillBarclay : (11 February 2016 - 06:34 AM)

you mean Venus Terzo! she's supposed to be going to Botcon

@  Whirl Maximus : (11 February 2016 - 03:23 AM)

Blackarachnia was on Supernatural last night.


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An Inferno On Two Wheels


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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

Transformers is a brand that really has something for everyone. We are a darn lucky fandom.


#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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Posted 23 January 2012 - 11:06 PM

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

#5 TM2 Dinobot

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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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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.

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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!



I apologize for the pun.


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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And then it all made perfect sense.

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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

Transformers is a brand that really has something for everyone. We are a darn lucky fandom.


#15 Destron D-69

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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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