TR Hot Rod & SIEGE Firebolt repainting and modding

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TR Hot Rod & SIEGE Firebolt repainting and modding

Postby ZeldaTheSwordsman » Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:18 pm

Motto: "It's unnerving and insulting when people in a toy-based fandom, whatever it is, make statements to the effect that general consumers and fans of lesser financial means should be deprived entirely of the ability to partake of the primary market."
Weapon: Galaxial Rocket Launcher
So, back in December I [url=https://www.seibertron.com/energonpub/firedrive-gun-mode-correction-t112346.php]modded WFC SIEGE Firedrive (Firebolt)[/url to make his gun mode better. I had previously tweaked my Titans Return Hot Rod's bumper tuck so it wouldn't break up his flame decal, and after modding Firebolt I drilled a hole in his engine block so I could mount Firebolt in vehicle mode. After that I didn't make any progress on either of them, but I've been getting back to it lately.

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Cut Hot Rod's engine block out and built up a chest panel on the other side. Set up a wire rig for mounting it. Drilled holes in Firebolt's heels to let him stand on Titan Master pegs, and have been painting him.
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Energon Optimus digger, firetruck, & copter drones; super mode head
Ultra-class Optimus Primal missiles, left back panel, mutant mask
Combiner Wars Dead End or Offroad HFG, Breakdown HFG
Armada Thundercracker missile
Armada Optimus front left trailer strut, cheekguards
ROTF Jetfire "JTFR" Panels
Cybertron Safeguard
RID Ultra Magnus missiles
Vector Prime Cyber Key
Armada Jolt, Thunderclash, Clench
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Re: TR Hot Rod & SIEGE Firebolt repainting and modding

Postby ZeldaTheSwordsman » Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:19 pm

Motto: "It's unnerving and insulting when people in a toy-based fandom, whatever it is, make statements to the effect that general consumers and fans of lesser financial means should be deprived entirely of the ability to partake of the primary market."
Weapon: Galaxial Rocket Launcher
Further progress:
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And even further progress:
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Firebolt's paint detailing is almost done. Once he's done I'll start painting Hot Rod.
WANT:
Energon Optimus digger, firetruck, & copter drones; super mode head
Ultra-class Optimus Primal missiles, left back panel, mutant mask
Combiner Wars Dead End or Offroad HFG, Breakdown HFG
Armada Thundercracker missile
Armada Optimus front left trailer strut, cheekguards
ROTF Jetfire "JTFR" Panels
Cybertron Safeguard
RID Ultra Magnus missiles
Vector Prime Cyber Key
Armada Jolt, Thunderclash, Clench
RID Galvatron foot/dragon head, 1x launcher/sword hilt
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Re: TR Hot Rod & SIEGE Firebolt repainting and modding

Postby ZeldaTheSwordsman » Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:42 am

Motto: "It's unnerving and insulting when people in a toy-based fandom, whatever it is, make statements to the effect that general consumers and fans of lesser financial means should be deprived entirely of the ability to partake of the primary market."
Weapon: Galaxial Rocket Launcher
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Firebolt's repainting is complete. And you can see in the background that Hot Rod is dismantled with repainting underway.
WANT:
Energon Optimus digger, firetruck, & copter drones; super mode head
Ultra-class Optimus Primal missiles, left back panel, mutant mask
Combiner Wars Dead End or Offroad HFG, Breakdown HFG
Armada Thundercracker missile
Armada Optimus front left trailer strut, cheekguards
ROTF Jetfire "JTFR" Panels
Cybertron Safeguard
RID Ultra Magnus missiles
Vector Prime Cyber Key
Armada Jolt, Thunderclash, Clench
RID Galvatron foot/dragon head, 1x launcher/sword hilt
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Re: TR Hot Rod & SIEGE Firebolt repainting and modding

Postby ZeldaTheSwordsman » Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:17 am

Motto: "It's unnerving and insulting when people in a toy-based fandom, whatever it is, make statements to the effect that general consumers and fans of lesser financial means should be deprived entirely of the ability to partake of the primary market."
Weapon: Galaxial Rocket Launcher
More progress!
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Full size available on DeviantArt
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Full size available on DeviantArt
Painting most of Hot Rod's parts magenta is proceeding apace. Soon I'll be ready to add supplemental colors and detail paint. Also, have some views of Firebolt in gun mode.

Not sure how I should paint the face... Should I go with silver? Or light gray?
WANT:
Energon Optimus digger, firetruck, & copter drones; super mode head
Ultra-class Optimus Primal missiles, left back panel, mutant mask
Combiner Wars Dead End or Offroad HFG, Breakdown HFG
Armada Thundercracker missile
Armada Optimus front left trailer strut, cheekguards
ROTF Jetfire "JTFR" Panels
Cybertron Safeguard
RID Ultra Magnus missiles
Vector Prime Cyber Key
Armada Jolt, Thunderclash, Clench
RID Galvatron foot/dragon head, 1x launcher/sword hilt
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Re: TR Hot Rod & SIEGE Firebolt repainting and modding

Postby ZeldaTheSwordsman » Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:09 pm

Motto: "It's unnerving and insulting when people in a toy-based fandom, whatever it is, make statements to the effect that general consumers and fans of lesser financial means should be deprived entirely of the ability to partake of the primary market."
Weapon: Galaxial Rocket Launcher
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The detail painting is underway, as is painting the non-magenta parts. Decided on light gray for the face and hands.

Full size available on DeviantArt
WANT:
Energon Optimus digger, firetruck, & copter drones; super mode head
Ultra-class Optimus Primal missiles, left back panel, mutant mask
Combiner Wars Dead End or Offroad HFG, Breakdown HFG
Armada Thundercracker missile
Armada Optimus front left trailer strut, cheekguards
ROTF Jetfire "JTFR" Panels
Cybertron Safeguard
RID Ultra Magnus missiles
Vector Prime Cyber Key
Armada Jolt, Thunderclash, Clench
RID Galvatron foot/dragon head, 1x launcher/sword hilt
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Re: TR Hot Rod & SIEGE Firebolt repainting and modding

Postby Latebrus-K » Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:25 pm

Very curious to see how this looks! Firedrive looks especially great. Love the bronze
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