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Emirate Xaaron TF Universe Custom

Postby mcfcouch1977 » Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:30 am

Emirate Xaaron v2 pic 1.jpg
Version 2 Head (Closer to the G1 look)
Hi Folks!

I'm new to these pages and also to customising in general. I've started a project to make a TF classics/deluxe sized toy of Emirate Xaaron using odds and ends from my collection.

So far the piece is constructed (as you can see from the photos hopefully), the next stage is for me to completely recolour the toy using pro-standard modeling paints. I'm going to go for Gold, yellow, silver and some blue (for the eyes). I'll be using the UK comics as inspiration for the final colour scheme.

Xaaron is the 1 character from the TF G1 universe, who I feel deserves a decent toy, so I've had a bash at a young Emirate Xaaron, in his pomp, as a Cybertronian Warrier. So, this version transforms from a 7" robot to a Cybertronian tank.

Really, I'm just looking for feedback here, from the people who know TF's better than anybody. Have I got it right, or do I need to go back to the drawing board? ;)

Take a look and let me know what you think.

Cheers,

mcfcouch1977
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Emirate Xaaron (unpainted) Vehicle Mode
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Re: Emirate Xaaron TF Universe Custom

Postby Ultra Magnus » Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:33 pm

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On the right track, IMHO... Can't wait to see it with the final paintjob.

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Re: Emirate Xaaron TF Universe Custom

Postby mcfcouch1977 » Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:38 am

Emirate Xaaron v 1_2 pic 1.jpg
Retooled chest to make more G1-esque.
Just a quick update to anybody following this.

First off, thanks to those who've commented or given some form of feedback. Much appreciated.

Here's the latest picture. I've flattened the chest by means of a specially tooled part (courtesy of a couple of old zoids!). So I had to muck about with the arms to re-orientate them.

Actually this update has improved the transformation action, as now you have to twsit the waist, which somehow makes more sense!
:???:

Painting to follow, which means taking it all apart again... #-o

'Till all are one! :BOT:
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Re: Emirate Xaaron TF Universe Custom

Postby Wheeljack-S70 » Sat Aug 11, 2012 3:28 pm

first off I love that you're doing this. I do hope you plan on giving him that distinct mouth he's got. overall he's looking a bit brutish with fits well with a young worrier which you're describing. keep it up. I look forward to seeing it complete.
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Re: Emirate Xaaron TF Universe Custom

Postby mcfcouch1977 » Sat Aug 11, 2012 4:21 pm

Thanks for the encouragement WJ, the mouth is definitely my next challenge prior to painting.

I'm also going tone down the guns, as he ultimately becomes a pacifist (head of the most lethal team of Autobots in history... :-? ). So I've added the club, which is kind of a diplomatic weapon ( :???: )

I figured that even an ancient pacifist politician has a history in his youth and had his place in a war torn history millions of years in the making, hence the brutish appearance to represent his more youthful character.

More pictures to follow once the painting and mouth are completed.

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Re: Emirate Xaaron TF Universe Custom

Postby mcfcouch1977 » Tue Sep 18, 2012 6:25 am

Just a quick update. The birth of our daughter has meant that there has been no progress with my custom pieces I-) , however, I intend to get back to customising Emirate Xaaron in the next few weeks. I will also be working on a "masterpiece" Metroplex & Metrotitan, all 6 Throttlebots in classic / deluxe sizes, an older, less warrior-like Emirate Xaaron, possibly an Impactor and Botcon style Ironhide & Ratchet.

I'll try to keep the posts coming with pics as I go.

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Re: Emirate Xaaron TF Universe Custom

Postby mcfcouch1977 » Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:24 am

Finally applied primer!!! Painting to start on Easter Sunday!! OMG this has taken much longer to get round to than I thought!! :BANG_HEAD:

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