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Re: Prime Smokescreen POC

Postby xyl360 » Sun Dec 23, 2012 2:10 am

MasterSoundBlaster wrote:Oh dear god it's amazing... I really wish I had my own right now.

Are you going to make him a weapon?

I dunno, I hadn't really thought about it. Got any images of what his weapon looks like on the show?
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Re: Prime Smokescreen POC

Postby SKYWARPED_128 » Sun Dec 23, 2012 6:17 am

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I can't find any google images of him using his guns, although he's wielded two different relics in the show: the Star Saber and that wristwatch thing that allows him to go through walls and stuff.

BTW, nice job with the paint. Very smooth coat considering it's hand-brushed.
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Re: Prime Smokescreen POC

Postby xyl360 » Sun Dec 23, 2012 5:29 pm

SKYWARPED_128 wrote:I can't find any google images of him using his guns, although he's wielded two different relics in the show: the Star Saber and that wristwatch thing that allows him to go through walls and stuff.
OK. If you can find any info/description/pics of his built-in weapon (assuming his arm(s) turn(s) into one, please let me know and I'll look into creating one or two for him.

SKYWARPED_128 wrote:BTW, nice job with the paint. Very smooth coat considering it's hand-brushed.
Thanks :)! Yeah, my brush work has been getting a lot better (practice makes perfect I guess). I've never sprayed anything (don't have airbrush or spray paint, just Testors acrylics and some brushes).
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Re: Prime Smokescreen POC

Postby SKYWARPED_128 » Sun Dec 23, 2012 7:53 pm

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SKYWARPED_128 wrote:I can't find any google images of him using his guns, although he's wielded two different relics in the show: the Star Saber and that wristwatch thing that allows him to go through walls and stuff.
OK. If you can find any info/description/pics of his built-in weapons (assuming his arm(s) turn(s) into one, please let me know and I'll look into creating one or two for him.


Well, I searched tfwiki for any info on his weapons, but nada.

At this point, I'm almost sure he never used any handheld or built-in guns in the show. Only way to know for certain is to rewatch the episodes he appeared in.

xyl360 wrote:Thanks :)! Yeah, my brush work has been getting a lot better (practice makes perfect I guess). I've never sprayed anything (don't have airbrush or spray paint, just Testors acrylics and some brushes).


I envy you. Where I'm at, the only paints available to me are Tamiya acrylics. They are formulated specifically to be used on airbrushes. While it's possible to paint with them, it takes a lot of experimenting, usage of certain types of thinners, voodoo magic and skill to put on a smooth coat.
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Re: Prime Smokescreen POC

Postby xyl360 » Sun Dec 23, 2012 9:34 pm

Doing a smooth coat with these acrylics can be tough, especially on some textures. I order all of my paints online (Testors website usually) and I have to do a lot of mixing to make custom colors for some (though for Smokescreen, thankfully all I really needed were stock flat white and one of my reds for some details).

For now I'm working on a Deluxe sized season 1 Beast Wars Airazor and I had to get really creative for her, both with mixing paints for the right shades as well as the brushwork to attempt to simulate her feather patterns and textures. Once she's done, I'll be creating a thread to show her off. She's looking really good (IMO at least :P) so far.
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Re: Prime Smokescreen POC

Postby SKYWARPED_128 » Sun Dec 23, 2012 11:24 pm

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Airazor? I can't wait to see that! One of my fave characters in BW--strange thing is, I'm not even sure why she is. Maybe I just like her beautiful hawk mode. You think I'm shallow, don't you? :P
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Re: Prime Smokescreen POC

Postby xyl360 » Sun Dec 23, 2012 11:49 pm

SKYWARPED_128 wrote:Airazor? I can't wait to see that! One of my fave characters in BW--strange thing is, I'm not even sure why she is. Maybe I just like her beautiful hawk mode. You think I'm shallow, don't you? :P

Hehe, well she isn't going to have a hawk mode (bot mold only). She's a kitbash similar to what I did to create a deluxe size Terrorsaur (there's pics of that one in an old thread around here somewhere if you want to check him out ;)).
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Re: Prime Smokescreen POC

Postby SKYWARPED_128 » Mon Dec 24, 2012 12:41 am

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SKYWARPED_128 wrote:Airazor? I can't wait to see that! One of my fave characters in BW--strange thing is, I'm not even sure why she is. Maybe I just like her beautiful hawk mode. You think I'm shallow, don't you? :P

Hehe, well she isn't going to have a hawk mode (bot mold only). She's a kitbash similar to what I did to create a deluxe size Terrorsaur (there's pics of that one in an old thread around here somewhere if you want to check him out ;)).


Well, I actually bought the DMK kits and Revoltech OP and Bee figs, so non-transforming TF's are not an issue for me.

That Terrorsaur custom must have been quite a while ago. I tried searching for it, but after five minutes of scanning through the names, I had to give up. Either way, if your Smokescreen is anything to go by, I'm sure Airazor will be an awesome custom.
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Re: Prime Smokescreen POC

Postby xyl360 » Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:33 am

I'm almost done with her, just putting the finishing touches on now. I'll probably post pics of her tomorrow or the next day if I have time (work etc.).

My Deluxe Terrorsaur can be found here. He was one of my very first customs and it shows (kinda rough build work and paint). I might got back and touch him up at some point, but flawed as he is, he still looks awesome standing next to Waspinator and the rest of the season 1 Beast Wars Predacons so I may just keep him as-is.
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Re: Prime Smokescreen POC

Postby SKYWARPED_128 » Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:55 am

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xyl360 wrote:I'm almost done with her, just putting the finishing touches on now. I'll probably post pics of her tomorrow or the next day if I have time (work etc.).


Wow, you work fast.

My Deluxe Terrorsaur can be found here. He was one of my very first customs and it shows (kinda rough build work and paint). I might got back and touch him up at some point, but flawed as he is, he still looks awesome standing next to Waspinator and the rest of the season 1 Beast Wars Predacons so I may just keep him as-is.


LOL! You should see the first model kit I ever painted. An assault on the eyeballs is all I can say. :oops:

Your Terrorsaur looks pretty good for a first custom; the red looks smooth enough. It's impossible to paint a perfectly straight or circular line/shape by hand; masking and spraying with either an airbrush or spray can is the only way to go.
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Re: Prime Smokescreen POC

Postby guarayakha » Mon Dec 24, 2012 3:47 am

That Smokescreen looks miles better than the official toy we got...Does he still transform?
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Re: Prime Smokescreen POC

Postby xyl360 » Mon Dec 24, 2012 3:56 am

guarayakha wrote:That Smokescreen looks miles better than the official toy we got...Does he still transform?

Unfortunately no :(. He can't transform into a vehicle. Combining Bumblebees limbs and door wings with Knockout's torso just doesn't seem to make it possible to transform him into a car, at least not unless Has/Tak decides to pull of some transformation cheats if/when they make an official one that looks like he does on the show.

As it is, at least with the parts I used, he's in permanent bot mode, but he does look awesome on the shelf with my other TF: Prime Autobots and that's good enough for me. Besides, I've still got the entire vehicle/body from the AM version (all I used were the stickers and the head) so if I really wanted him in vehicle mode I could paint that up and put it beside him (though I doubt I will as I prefer most of the cast simply be present in bot mode).
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