Transformable Masterpiece Arcee from scratch

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Transformable Masterpiece Arcee from scratch

Postby Gladky » Thu Aug 07, 2014 1:23 am

Gladky's Workshop GWMP-2: Masterpiece Arcee built from scratch


Today I would like to show You my latest custom. It took me about a year to complete it (of course I was not working 24/7 and had a few smaller projects during building process).

I present to You my Scratch built Masterpiece Arcee. I deditcate this custom to my wonderfull wife, who always supports my work.

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My mostly used raw material was polistyrene.

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One of my biggest challenges was to avoid putting all the car parts on Arcee's back. I wanted to create very sleek robot mode and as You can see the back is junk-free.

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Thanks to above picture You can see back proportions better. I was also able to put a small easter egg on car mode's registration plate.

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Thanks to many Lego Bionicle ball joints and custom made double ball joints Arcee is a really highly articulated figure and can be posed in many ways standard masterpiece figure can't.

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Time to get a closer look on head. Just like most of Arcee, it was also made from stratch. I created custom light up feature as well using two small blue LEDs for her eyes.

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While designing Arcee I decided to slightly modify her original look. The most noticable difference is new paintjob. I decided to replace light pink with a bit darker colour. This decision also helped to differentiate base colours.

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To give whole custom a better look i added some metallic paste to both base colours. Before painting I sanded all the parts with water sandpaper. This step was reapeated after every layer of paint to make sure surface will be smooth. At the end I used three coats of gloss clearcoat to make paintjob look more like metallic car paint.

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Vehicle mode headlights can be switched on also in robot mode. Headlights are operated within different electrical circuit than eyes. This allows to turning them on and off individually.

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With all lights on Arcee can light even the darkest hour:)

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Time to compare Arcee with some stock Masterpiece Transformers.

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I have designed Arcee to look good next to Hot Rod. I believe they really match.

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Time for one more comparison. This time let's add Year Of The Horse Optimus Prime.

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Arcee transforms into newly designed alt mode. I decided that original vehicle didn't age too good. That's why I redesigned it to look much more modern, but I still wanted it to be similar to G1 car.

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I also decided to slightly rearrange alt mode colours, to match my version of the car. I got rid of windshield for two reasons. One of them is an omage to Mercedes SLR Stirling Moss. Another reason was to make robot mode more sleek.

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I gave my vehicle mode some interior parts. It eaven has small gearbox and seats can be tilted back and forth. alt mode has chromed wheels and rubber tires. Front wheels can be moved to simulate turning left or right. in the above picture You can also see headlights turned on.

That's all I have to show You. I hope You like results of my work. If so please feel free to share your opinion in the comments. I leave You with last image of my custom made Masterpiece Arcee. As You can see she can tame eaven the wildest beast :)

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Re: Transformable Masterpiece Arcee from scratch

Postby Black Hat » Thu Aug 07, 2014 4:54 pm

Motto: "What goes up must come down."
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That's really impressive. The face looks a bit weird though...much too angular.
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Re: Transformable Masterpiece Arcee from scratch

Postby Gladky » Sun Aug 17, 2014 1:50 am

Thank You for Your kind comment:) I believe Arcee looks much better in hand than in the photos and maybe seeing it that way would change Your mind;)
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Re: Transformable Masterpiece Arcee from scratch

Postby massprime » Sat Aug 23, 2014 6:10 pm

Beautifully awesome! :APPLAUSE:
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Re: Transformable Masterpiece Arcee from scratch

Postby Gallifreyan Autobot » Sun Aug 24, 2014 9:05 pm

Motto: "The war is not won by who is toughest it is about courage and how smart one is"
Weapon: Ionic Blaster
and when will this show up at my local Walmart for $40 reason : i like it
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D-Maximus_Prime wrote: I thought the Daleks had him? :BOT:


Hellscream9999 wrote: They do


The truth is revealed :shock:
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Re: Transformable Masterpiece Arcee from scratch

Postby Gladky » Mon Aug 25, 2014 2:11 am

Thank You very much:) I am glad You like my work:)
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Re: Transformable Masterpiece Arcee from scratch

Postby Gallifreyan Autobot » Mon Aug 25, 2014 11:57 am

Motto: "The war is not won by who is toughest it is about courage and how smart one is"
Weapon: Ionic Blaster
Gladky wrote:Thank You for Your kind comment:) I believe Arcee looks much better in hand than in the photos and maybe seeing it that way would change Your mind;)


if i read her licence plate correctly it says "RC 86" meaning Arcee 1986 which was her introduction date in the animated movie. so the plate is logical . boy shockwave needs to settle down and watch some Looney toons or some Tom And Jerry ( i know this last part is off topic)
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i hope y'all realize once Va'al gets back from wherever and reads these post insulting his favorite character , somebody's not going to be a happy camper :roll: >:oP


LOST Cybertronian wrote: He is currently tied up in the Seibertron.com basement. When we see fit to let him go, you can be sure he will give his opinions on the subject.


D-Maximus_Prime wrote: I thought the Daleks had him? :BOT:


Hellscream9999 wrote: They do


The truth is revealed :shock:
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Re: Transformable Masterpiece Arcee from scratch

Postby Gladky » Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:22 am

Yes, You read licence plate correctly. I was wondering if someone would discover this easter egg I hid within my custom:). And Yes, it means exactly what You wrote. I am a huge fan of Transformers The movie:) Congratulations mister Holmes, perfect deduction.
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Re: Transformable Masterpiece Arcee from scratch

Postby hokieken » Wed Sep 24, 2014 11:19 am

Weapon: Crossbow
Gladky wrote:Thank You for Your kind comment:) I believe Arcee looks much better in hand than in the photos and maybe seeing it that way would change Your mind;)


Yes...please put it in my hand and let me see. ;) I still can't believe this thing transforms! You are an artist! :BOWDOWN:
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Re: Transformable Masterpiece Arcee from scratch

Postby Gladky » Thu Sep 25, 2014 3:12 am

Thank You very much:). Building Arcee was long and difficult process, but I am glad You like the results:)
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