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@  Whirl Maximus : (29 July 2016 - 01:20 PM)

IDW G1 has been a victim of it's own success.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (29 July 2016 - 01:23 AM)

Though frankly I prefer IDW Ratchet with a Marvel-style head rather than his current Prime-style head.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (29 July 2016 - 12:34 AM)

Like dual Fall of Cybertron-IDW G1 designs.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 July 2016 - 10:55 PM)

And it at least shows that they're allowed to repurpose designs from other universes.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 July 2016 - 10:54 PM)

Dark Cybertron was around when things showing up in toyline and comic together became a really major thing.

@  Waspinator : (28 July 2016 - 10:51 PM)

Given that that Starscream says "Armada Starscream" on his box, I assume the toy was meant to be Armada Starscream and was just re-purposed by IDW to be a body for their Starscream.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (28 July 2016 - 09:24 PM)

Hey, Bass X0. It's nice to see somene else paying attention to the distinctions.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 July 2016 - 06:44 PM)

Also, Albino Prime that isn't Magnus.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 July 2016 - 06:43 PM)

They made a toy that was IDW Starscream with an entirely Armada look.

@  Bass X0 : (28 July 2016 - 05:53 PM)

Other than a change of gimmicks and physical appearance (i.e. Deluxe Galvatron), Hasbro generally keeps a familiar color scheme for the Generations toys. It may not always be perfect or completely accurate, but I can't think of a Generations toy that looks completely different in color scheme to how they should do. A quick l;ook around my room and I can't see anyone who is completely the wrong color scheme. I'd say the FoC Combaticons and Wreckers are the wrong colors, but they're not supposed to be the G1 characters so they get a pass.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 July 2016 - 05:45 PM)

The comics aren't beholden to previous G1 material, and the toyline doesn't have a strict need to follow the comics either so...

@  Bass X0 : (28 July 2016 - 05:40 PM)

And yet the comics are not damned. This is G1 Sentinel Prime, not Animated or Movie Sentinel Prime and so he should look the part to how G1 Sentinel Prime has been portrayed so far. An Animated Sentinel Prime color scheme can come later. I don't recall how important the G1 legacy of Primes (Convoys) is in Japan or even if they have Nova Prime, Sentinel Prime, and previous Primes. So maybe Takara will paint him as Animated Sentinel just because its what Japanese fans are most familiar with.  Sentinel Prime didn't have to have been a pre-use of the Astrotrain mold, indeed why even choose G1 Sentinel Prime at all after how long neglecting him?

@  OrionPax44 : (28 July 2016 - 02:02 PM)

Same here unluckiness. I bought him mostly for the Fire Guts look of the Titan Master.

@  unluckiness : (28 July 2016 - 08:38 AM)

I kinda like Fire Guts Sentinel Prime TBH. Though, I think the gray would have looked better as black.

@  Boomhauer : (28 July 2016 - 08:36 AM)

I would've been fine with the Bayformers 3 Sentinel colors, he looked slick.

@  Whirl Maximus : (28 July 2016 - 08:33 AM)

Same as Animated Sentinel Prime then, I bet he's a Functionist fundamentalist too!

@  Rycochet : (28 July 2016 - 08:07 AM)

Sentinel Prime's colour scheme is awful, they should have painted him in his animated deco, comics be damned.

@  Dracula : (28 July 2016 - 07:38 AM)

He's also orange

@  Paladin : (28 July 2016 - 07:23 AM)

kinda not enjoying my TR Sentinel Prime now that someone summed up his personality as "Make Cybertron Great Again."

@  OrionPax44 : (27 July 2016 - 04:51 PM)

Sounds pretty kinky.

@  Whirl Maximus : (27 July 2016 - 04:17 PM)

the wind blew the sun into the river. honest!

@  Vexwing : (27 July 2016 - 12:34 PM)

Sadly no orchestra for me, but we did have the TFA clip as well.

@  ChessPieceFace : (27 July 2016 - 12:17 PM)

I saw Weird Al at the Hollywood Bowl on Saturday, playing with a full orchestra. It was pretty special. And yes, Dare To Be Stupid! With an introductory video clip from TFA, no less.

@  Vexwing : (27 July 2016 - 11:33 AM)

Got to see Weird Al perform Dare to be Stupid in his set last night! That was a nice surprise.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (27 July 2016 - 01:40 AM)

TMW you see a bunch of people have liked something you posted while you were away, and you're like "what did I even say?!"

@  Bass X0 : (26 July 2016 - 05:26 PM)

Regarding MTMTE#55 being released early in some places, its okay to discuss the contents of the issue as long as spoilers are kept within the thread. I refuse to read discussion threads of comics I have yet to read to avoid being spoiled. I also find it pointless to go into a discussion thread and expect to not be spoiled if you have yet to read the issue (unless you don't care).

@  The Doctor Who : (26 July 2016 - 07:11 AM)

@Patchy 'cause people like how the kaiser rolls!

@  MEDdMI : (26 July 2016 - 05:47 AM)

I'm officially addicted to the Comics theme. Every other themes are dull and boring now, I can't stand to look at them for more than a few posts.

@  Broadside : (26 July 2016 - 03:59 AM)

"Beast Wars anniversary"? Highly dubious.

@  Patchouli Kn... : (26 July 2016 - 12:16 AM)

How come everybody wanna keep it like the kaiser?

@  zephyrX9 : (26 July 2016 - 12:16 AM)

the kaiser stole our beast wars toys

@  ▲ndrusi : (25 July 2016 - 08:35 PM)

beast wars dicketeth anniversary

@  Locoman : (25 July 2016 - 07:16 PM)

My story begins in nineteen-dickety-two. We had to say "dickety" because the Kaiser had stolen our word "twenty". I chased that rascal to get it back, but gave up after dickety-six miles.

@  Telly : (25 July 2016 - 05:21 PM)

its the rye of the kaiser its the thrill of the the fight

@  ▲ndrusi : (25 July 2016 - 05:18 PM)

Fierce Grape?

@  OrionPax44 : (25 July 2016 - 05:09 PM)

The Rye or the Kaiser.

@  tffan01 : (25 July 2016 - 04:55 PM)

watch?v=gyKOM3469_Y I've found this weird kids video.

@  OrionPax44 : (25 July 2016 - 04:20 PM)

Doozer Sticks

@  The Doctor Who : (25 July 2016 - 04:19 PM)

Fraggle Rock!

@  OrionPax44 : (25 July 2016 - 04:18 PM)

Happy Pop (nauseating just saying it)

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 July 2016 - 03:51 PM)

Hard Rock Hallelujah!

@  OrionPax44 : (25 July 2016 - 03:48 PM)

Soggy Rock

@  Dracula : (25 July 2016 - 02:36 PM)

Tank Concrete!

@  MEDdMI : (25 July 2016 - 02:16 PM)

the Third.

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 July 2016 - 02:16 PM)

Flint Chesthair!

@  OrionPax44 : (25 July 2016 - 02:12 PM)

Sheeps Butt Ramsbottom

@  MEDdMI : (25 July 2016 - 02:08 PM)

Fancypants

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 July 2016 - 02:01 PM)

Biggles.

@  Summer : (25 July 2016 - 01:55 PM)

Jones.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (25 July 2016 - 12:08 PM)

Osmosis.


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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.

 

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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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You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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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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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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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.

 

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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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