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We're looking for your customs and ideas

Postby First Gen » Sat Nov 15, 2008 11:24 pm

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Hello Transtopians,

Seibertron.com is in the process of bringing back this great resource to full force and we're looking for your help.

If you have any custom works of any fashion (repaints, customs, fan fics, art) we'd love for you to share it with us.

Got a an idea you'd like to see on the site? Let us know and we may implement it.
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Re: We're looking for your customs and ideas

Postby crcoppoc » Sun Dec 21, 2008 1:57 pm

I have a suggestion I would like to see implemented: more cardboard models and such. Example: the awesome Ark model that you can print out.

One thing I have ALWAYS wanted some fantastic transfan to try and create is a transformable and printable Masterpiece Prime trailer complete with Roller! That would be the Ultimate kitbash and a welcome accessory to those of us with 20th anniversary OP.
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Re: We're looking for your customs and ideas

Postby Burn » Sun Dec 21, 2008 2:57 pm

I think it's obvious that ANYTHING creative should be added and not restrict things to just one or two mediums.
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Re: We're looking for your customs and ideas

Postby The Freezer » Mon Dec 22, 2008 9:46 am

I make Transformers on Lego digital designer, I dont know anyone else who does it and its pretty handy as I dont have the room to keep all my lego in my room.

Up until now I've only posted them on tfarchive but im gonna start posting here soon.

until then have a quick looksee.http://www.tfarchive.com/community/show ... hp?t=43390
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Re: We're looking for your customs and ideas

Postby kingjovius » Thu Apr 16, 2009 6:24 am

i guess one thing u could do is custom scrathbuild the transformers from the movie (if need be) to make them scale size
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Re: We're looking for your customs and ideas

Postby Geminii » Tue Aug 18, 2009 9:33 am

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Everything's good, although it might be an idea to have the text submissions (fanfic etc) separate from the photos/images/art.
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Re: We're looking for your customs and ideas

Postby Jayson26 » Sat Feb 20, 2010 6:01 pm

Im working on sketches to design a classics blitzwing: but Im wondering how other people would take to these ideas based on the G1 version.

1. should I keep the tank turret on his back like in G1, have it mounted to one arm or as I want to do, hide the jet nose inside his forearm with the Tank barrel able to flip out at his wrist for a Shockwave style arm in robot mode. (when transformed into a plane the nose would flip out with the tank barrel folded as a undermounted cannon similar to BM obsidian).

The arms would make the middle of the plane (from nose to engine). The cannon arm would make up the nose of the plane and the other arm would make the back half of the plane (where the jet engine is located)with the wings unfolded out, they would be covering the Tank treads on the bottom of the plane.

2. The Tank Treads would be Blitzwings legs in robot mode and would have the main wings fold around his legs to hide most of the treads showing. Rear wings would work in a similar fashion to the classics seekers

3. cannons on his shoulders would be able to flip forward in robot mode and in both vehicle modes would show as machine guns

4. Tank mode would just be the shoulders with the machine guns squeezed together around the cannon arm and sitting on top of the Treads. His other arm would be inside or going up the very rear of the tank.

4. his sword would be Translucent Red plastic as a Fire style sword (animated Grimlock) and inserted into the barrel of the Tank to give a blast effect and in the rear of the Jet mode to represent fire coming out the engine.

5. I also want to keep his big bulky german look, ALOT of swivels and hinges are in place especially dealing with his arms, his chest would open up to hide his head in a similiar fashion to RID Landfill's torso section

any opinions or ideas?
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Re: We're looking for your customs and ideas

Postby Geminii » Mon Feb 22, 2010 8:38 am

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I like the description. Go for the asymmetric version - it'd be interesting to see a new take.

I like the idea of the tank barrel folding up and the treads being covered in jet mode, G1 Blitzwing had the underside pretty much being Obvious Tank Is Obvious, and the Animated version had huge tank tracks hanging off the rear sides of the jet. A clean jet mode would be a nice change.

Leg treads would homage AniBlitz, while having them half-concealed by wings is a great idea - just hinting at the altmode instead of making it obvious.

Shoulder cannons - another great reference.

I don't have a mental picture of the tank mode yet, but a clean jet mode deserves a solid tank mode. I'm actually hoping that it's not too much like the Animated version there - that tank was not terribly impressive.

The sword idea's OK - I'm not a personal fan of such things (preferring robot weapons to stash away in other modes), so I'll let others comment more on that.
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Re: We're looking for your customs and ideas

Postby Jayson26 » Mon Feb 22, 2010 4:02 pm

the tank idea was basically him folded in half at the waist (chest touching front of calves) both shoulders, and forearms would fold to his back to make a "block" to sit on top of the treads with the tank barrel pointing out. but theres a problem with how to make the turret rotate.

his treads would be visible in plane mode from the bottom, but his main wings should be wide enough to hide them from the top. I am doing everything I can to make the treads not obvious in plane mode and the wings hide in tank mode and in robot mode the wings would look like armor for him on his legs

His sword would stow away if it was stuck in the rocket of the jet showing as afterburn or tank blast(like how ROTF bludgeons sword is the tank barrel) in robot mode the sword would be able to attach to his arm im sure like an extra gun. I also like the idea of giving him notched wings like G1 and giving him that big bulky look with the slanted shoulder tops
obviously id colour him tan black and purple with a few silver highlights (purple mostly for chest)









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Re: We're looking for your customs and ideas

Postby Geminii » Mon Feb 22, 2010 8:22 pm

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If you want to get really funky with joints and hinges, you could make the turret rotate by using a trick similar to that in Movie Brawl, and have the arm attachments to the body actually be themselves attached to an apparatus reaching across the back which, when the arms are unlocked from the sides of the robot, pivots around an appropriate point on the dorsal centerline.

I don't know how much it might affect the necessary arm transformations to jet mode, though.

Do you have sketches, models, or mockups that show how things connect together?
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Re: We're looking for your customs and ideas

Postby Jayson26 » Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:00 pm

Geminii wrote:If you want to get really funky with joints and hinges, you could make the turret rotate by using a trick similar to that in Movie Brawl, and have the arm attachments to the body actually be themselves attached to an apparatus reaching across the back which, when the arms are unlocked from the sides of the robot, pivots around an appropriate point on the dorsal centerline.

I don't know how much it might affect the necessary arm transformations to jet mode, though.

Do you have sketches, models, or mockups that show how things connect together?



well you said it pretty much how i was figuring and I dont have the Brawl toy so I never really got to look but heres a link :)

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=6 ... 61336e3b86

the pics might be a little blurry but the idea is that either the arms fold together into a turret on a pivot, or the waist of the robot itself is also the turret joint. on a pivot but attached so the pelvic area has a hing on the back to fold. In which case the arms would cover the chest/torso and turn at the waist on a pivot and in jet mode you would put the arms straight outwards(T shape) and rotate it so one arm was pointing towards the front of the plane and the other arm would be pointing back and they would be parallel with the tank treads(legs) would fold similar to animated Blitzwing (but not as obvious)
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Re: We're looking for your customs and ideas

Postby Street-Convoy S0S » Tue Jun 15, 2010 6:28 pm

I have an idea, but it has been made.. sorta.. my idea is to remake armada starscream sword to fit and work with deluxe classics/universe starscream. i made a wooden sword for my starscream just to see if i can get an idea.. and i did.. can anyone out there a customized sword for starscream ?
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Re: We're looking for your customs and ideas

Postby GodFireConvoy_X » Sun Jul 04, 2010 11:46 am

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I'm just throwing this out here because I figure Hasbro or Takara won't do it anyways. I think somebody should create an Omega Supreme based around the new game War for Cybertron. That'd be a nice feat for sure.
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Re: We're looking for your customs and ideas

Postby Stillinhis Prime » Mon Aug 02, 2010 8:51 pm

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Re: We're looking for your customs and ideas

Postby Chupacabra Convoy » Thu Aug 05, 2010 10:35 pm

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Currently I am working on kitbash of Classic Hounds to create a classics Ironfist figure. I'm even making a new head for it out of scratch, and intend to make a hard top for the jeep mode. As for the lightformer cannon, I want to be more to scale with the figure itself, and might make it so that it can be pulled apart to make two seperate guns if need be.


I'm also painting a couple of spare seekers into Sunstrom and Thundercracker, and creating an original Autobot character whose body is Generations Thrust, but the head belongs to acid storm.

I would love to find a spare classics non-conehead seeker to repaint it as a War Within Seeker drone.

Finally, I am trying to buy a loose Cybertron Defense Red Alert so i can repaint it as Pyro from the Wreckers.

BTW, a Japanese Kitbashing site gave me the idea for Pyro and Ironfist.
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Re: We're looking for your customs and ideas

Postby Ungie » Sat Jan 08, 2011 3:33 pm

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My idea which I will never be able to do on my life, but take a PCC Skyhammer and modify it to be a WFC Starscream. Of course changes will be made like removal of the blue pegs and a new molded head, a joint in the wings to fold up and onto the back like the cgi renderings of him are. And once Starscream is done all the others can be made. the coneheads... are another story. I wonder what figure would make a good WFC Conehead seeker?
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Re: We're looking for your customs and ideas

Postby ghshadow » Fri Apr 22, 2011 9:12 am

hello, i don´t know if it´s appropriate post this in this forum, any way i´ll be happy to reading your opinion about my work.
Optimus Prime hand-made and own design, made ​​with pieces of plastic, screws, parts of other toys, appliances, etc.. The head was accomplished using another head of a toy of Optimus.
My dream is to design Transformers toys for some toys corporation... is it impossible?.....
Sorry my English is not so good, i´m from Salta, Argentina. I´m so sorry if you don´t want my post here...
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Re: We're looking for your customs and ideas

Postby Volrathicus Baenimus » Sat May 26, 2012 12:04 pm

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I saw a bike junkion custom combiner awhile back and it got me thinking...

How fun would a Wreckgar combiner using his animated altmode be? A public works combiner :p

The constructions would be a great base for it, though I doubt anyone would risk altering something as expensive as the Hercules stuff. Change the back of the Dump Truck into a Trash Truck, alter the scoop of the tracker into a Snow Plow, Remove the blade and add some brushes to turn the Bulldozer into a Street Sweeper, turn the boom of the Crane into a cherry picker, make it a utilities truck. The cement mixer barrel could be replaced with a sewage truck tank.

Just a random idea thats been stuck in my head, figured might as well toss it out there.
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Re: We're looking for your customs and ideas

Postby BeastProwl » Sat May 26, 2012 4:06 pm

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Volrathicus Baenimus wrote:I saw a bike junkion custom combiner awhile back and it got me thinking...

How fun would a Wreckgar combiner using his animated altmode be? A public works combiner :p

The constructions would be a great base for it, though I doubt anyone would risk altering something as expensive as the Hercules stuff. Change the back of the Dump Truck into a Trash Truck, alter the scoop of the tracker into a Snow Plow, Remove the blade and add some brushes to turn the Bulldozer into a Street Sweeper, turn the boom of the Crane into a cherry picker, make it a utilities truck. The cement mixer barrel could be replaced with a sewage truck tank.

Just a random idea thats been stuck in my head, figured might as well toss it out there.

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Re: We're looking for your customs and ideas

Postby Maximalnomore » Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:52 am

Motto: ""Tell my tale to those who ask. Tell it truly. The ill deeds, along with the good. And let me be judged accordingly. The rest, is silence.""
I've got quite a few repaints and at least one or two customs. I was going to post them for the creative roundup, but I can't seem to find an official answer of where to do that. You can view my work at http://www.hougesandwich.blogspot.com
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Re: We're looking for your customs and ideas

Postby Burn » Tue Jan 08, 2013 3:48 am

You created a thread in the forum for each piece, post a pic or two (or however many you want, as long as there's at least one) and then we pick it up for the round up.
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Re: We're looking for your customs and ideas

Postby nhphoto » Sun Apr 27, 2014 7:21 am

would be great to have my mostly accurate g1 kreo combiners featured custom-kre-o-combiners-t99778.php
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Re: We're looking for your customs and ideas

Postby Va'al » Sun Apr 27, 2014 7:25 am

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nhphoto wrote:would be great to have my mostly accurate g1 kreo combiners featured custom-kre-o-combiners-t99778.php
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