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Postby TM TM2 Dinobot » Mon Mar 13, 2006 3:04 pm

Okay. So I am becomming slightly obsessed with doing fan characters and Joe/TF crossover characters. I am thinking of doing E Snow Cat as Ratchet. Any thoughts on a head I should use? Also, and thoughts on any more characters he could be? Thanks
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Postby Chocobo Assassin » Thu Mar 16, 2006 3:46 am

The only head I can think of that would be even slightly close to Ratchet's is E Rodimus. Maybe file down/cut off the head vent and leave the crest?
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Postby ImperiaxPrime » Thu Mar 16, 2006 12:03 pm

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E Rodimus's head might look a little small on Snowcat. What about Towline? Shouldn't be too hard to add a crest to his head.
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Postby TM TM2 Dinobot » Thu Mar 16, 2006 2:44 pm

I was thinking Towline. The main problem there is I don't have one. I like the Rodimus idea though.

I could also do Trailbreaker, but a black snow vehicle seems... dumb.
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Postby Ramrider » Thu Mar 16, 2006 4:49 pm

You could always find a way to make it not a snowmobile...
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Postby Tramp » Thu Mar 16, 2006 8:32 pm

TM2 Dinobot wrote:I was thinking Towline. The main problem there is I don't have one. I like the Rodimus idea though.

I could also do Trailbreaker, but a black snow vehicle seems... dumb.

Towline is the perfect choice for Ratchet and Gi Ironhide. I did customs of both using that figure (as did BotCon coincidently), and they can be found in the Kitbash gallery. Resculpting the head is really not that difficult and mainly requires modifying the helmet. Towline?s helmet already has the crest on front, so the resculpt is much easier for Ratchet.
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Postby TM TM2 Dinobot » Fri Mar 17, 2006 8:44 am

Ramrider> Defies the point of a Joe/TF corssover, doesn't it?

Tramp> Sweet. Know where I can get a Towline and/or Towline head?
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Postby Tramp » Fri Mar 17, 2006 11:43 am

TM2 Dinobot wrote:Ramrider> Defies the point of a Joe/TF corssover, doesn't it?

Tramp> Sweet. Know where I can get a Towline and/or Towline head?

I got mine when the Energon toys were still being released, before Cybetron started, so? You might want to check on line sources.
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Postby TM doomtron » Tue Mar 21, 2006 1:43 pm

i would use cybertron hotshots head. i started a prowl head with it it would work. i like this idea too cant wait for pics.
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Postby TM TM2 Dinobot » Wed Mar 29, 2006 12:57 am

I used Rodimus' concidering I had a spare one. He looks awesome! Pics comming soon.
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Postby jimsloth » Wed Mar 29, 2006 7:51 am

doomtron wrote:i would use cybertron hotshots head. i started a prowl head with it it would work. i like this idea too cant wait for pics.

don't have snowcat, but from seeing him in stores, that head might be way too small. I vote Energon Rodimus.

Never liked the towline head. Too fat. Almost reminds me of armada hotshot's head. Facial features carved into a predetermined shape instead of the face dictating the shape and then the helmet being built up around it. Kind of like the difference between Alt. Silverstreak's head (SWEET!) and Alt. Prowl's head (disapointing at best, solid cast, wierd lack of cheeks, no jawline).
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Postby TM TM2 Dinobot » Wed Mar 29, 2006 10:50 pm

I think it worked rather well. Just need to work on the "horns" a little more.

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Postby Dark_Fool » Wed Mar 29, 2006 11:10 pm

not bad
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Postby jimsloth » Thu Mar 30, 2006 8:06 am

looks like it could use some fileing n sanding to smooth out some of those plains. But yea, I really like that body as rachet and that head is a good choice for it. Marvel comics rachet that is (I think thats the only 'verse that he has a red helmut).
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Postby TM TM2 Dinobot » Thu Mar 30, 2006 11:49 am

jimsloth wrote:looks like it could use some fileing n sanding to smooth out some of those plains. But yea, I really like that body as rachet and that head is a good choice for it. Marvel comics rachet that is (I think thats the only 'verse that he has a red helmut).


And DDP. And since he is a Joe/TF crossover, that seemed right.

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