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Transformer custom time [Aug. 24th, 2007|11:22 pm]
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Hello all, yes I have been alive, and been enjoying the holiday fairly decently, though also kinda looking forward to going back to school. Onward with progress and all that crap.

As to what I've been up to recently, I got myself the TF Movie Rescue Ratchet figure some weeks back, and well, I like him...

Looks pretty good eh? There's one problem:

His face is about as ugly as a Lunch Lady's. Since my main displayed TFs these days are Binaltechs (that are 1:24 scale), I didn't want this Ratchet to go to waste, as he's fairly close in scale to them. So I decided to take matters into my own hands and attempt a custom!!11one

For the uninitiated, my intention was to make a 'G1' styled Ratchet head for this body. As a reference, I used this:

And used a spare Binaltech Prowl head. After much friggin sanding and fucking around with paints that ran like diahorrea, I finally ended up with this:

It's kinda funny that it took me about a day to paint Rumble, an ENTIRE CAR to blue, but took me more than 2 days fumbling around to paint Ratchet's single HEAD. I'm so retarded, but at least I'm satisfied.


[User Picture]From: marchecoz
2007-08-25 09:30 am (UTC)
he look hot now =D
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[User Picture]From: iodinesoup
2007-08-25 11:10 am (UTC)
Fancy job, couldn't tell that he didn't come with it!

I should introduce you to mr dremiel, or at least his cheaper counterparts. Those things help loads for sanding of fine details quickly.
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[User Picture]From: ukyomk2
2007-08-25 05:31 pm (UTC)
Wahhhh Power Man
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[User Picture]From: dez26
2007-08-28 03:16 pm (UTC)
That's a sweet-ass job, K!
And it looks good!

But... I dunno, a movie TF with a cartoon head? Why bother?
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[User Picture]From: dez26
2007-08-28 03:18 pm (UTC)
Ugh. I guess... the entire cartoon color scheme kinda ruins my "movie toy" argument from up there. Ignore me.

I didn't know they made a G1 colored Ratched though. O_o
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[User Picture]From: kyq
2007-08-28 03:37 pm (UTC)
Thanks man! Yeah I too, initially thought it'd look weird.

But as you know, I primarily display my Binaltech series of TFs, and I'd always wanted a Ratchet to that scale. The G1 coloured movie Ratchet fit nicely as the scale isn't too 'off', and it's a nice vehicle mode.

But yeah, I had to change the head and hands, as it looked weird if I didn't. With the changes, it looks like a powered up Ratchet (much like BT Wheeljack).

And yeah, the G1 coloured movie Ratchet was released only in Target in the US, though we in Singapore get it by the boatload as well. Want a hook up? :D
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