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frenzy_rumble
2008-09-29, 12:39 AM
Hey guys, here's my newest creation: War Within Grimlock.

(who's now on coincidentally on ebay) (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=140271260048&_trksid=p3907.m32&_trkparms=tab%3DSelling)

The head was pretty much completely resculpted, adding a meaner brow, adding the infamous Grimlock ears and adding a mouth plate. I painted the visor with transparent red so it still lights up.

I grabbed some random army toys from toys r us and went to town adding on fun things. The sword comes from a Gundam kit, and the ammo chains come from an army set of weapons also from TRU.

When I painted the 1st one, it looked a bit plain, so I decided to add some rust and battle damage. I imagine Grimlock as being an older brute type of autobot, with lots of rust spots, and scars he would tell stories about. This is one of the few TF customs I've done where I actually like the alt mode better than the robot mode.

The alt mode has some added fun weaponry too. The 2 large guns on the front end were my take on the WW grimlock look. On the guns are rubber holdings which fit tightly onto the pegs on the vehicle. I wanted to arm him up to the maximum. The chain ammo actually feeds into those 2 guns. Then I added some random accessories to the side rears. I also added a water slide autobot decal on the back, which was covered by a accessory, and under them was a add-on spare tire.

The rust was actually made using sand added to my paint, in darker hues. I then used some reference pics and just mimicked the color and look of rust using shades of brown & orange. All paints were enamel.

Big thanks by the way, to Tom Servo (who comes by sometimes) I followed his tutorial (from here) on pyro-fx to get the desired look for the weapons to look like they are firing. He recommended using some transparent paints, but I went and used regular paints, then drybrushed to get multiple hues/colors.



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Treadshot A1
2008-09-29, 02:14 AM
Great custom!

However, i saw one on Ebay a while ago that had some removable spikes/shoulder armor. Must say that i think the armor was awesome, if only it came with this one!

frenzy_rumble
2008-09-29, 02:33 AM
mmmm...armor...good idea, i like it.

Treadshot A1
2008-09-29, 02:43 AM
I like the sword. Which gundam was it from, i need to get it fast!

Damn! it's going for more than $50?! I'm out...:(

No secret items, this time? I was looking forward to those...

frenzy_rumble
2008-09-29, 03:08 AM
there will be....1

Treadshot A1
2008-09-29, 03:18 AM
let me guess... ARMOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Detective Barricade
2008-09-29, 03:28 PM
As usual, your custom WW Grimlock is stunningly beautiful! Did you do anything with the rolling gimmick? (i.e. does it still sound off when the left-middle wheel is turned)

secretcode
2008-09-29, 03:32 PM
I love that sand idea. I might make a few cosmic rust figs now.

Clay
2008-09-29, 05:27 PM
Needs more dakka.

Springer007
2008-09-30, 01:21 AM
I wanna buy this toy to do this to now!!!!

frenzy_rumble
2008-10-01, 03:36 PM
Added bonus item...."Frenzy Mode"

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Treadshot A1
2008-10-02, 04:16 AM
WTF?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Let's see...

Cannons = Uni. Dropshot/CYB CD Scattorshot
Dino head = Ah.....no idea.

wolfbolt86
2008-10-02, 04:25 AM
Looks like a customed Classic Grimlock head. Looks very nice.

Slayer-Fan123
2008-10-02, 04:41 AM
WOW...

Treadshot A1
2008-10-02, 04:48 AM
Looks like a customed Classic Grimlock head. Looks very nice.

if it is, then it's VERY customed.

frenzy_rumble
2008-10-02, 04:56 PM
yep. it's an actual classic Grimlock head!

Treadshot A1
2008-10-03, 04:15 AM
watcha do wif teh grimlock?

Blackjack
2008-10-23, 01:20 PM
Hooooooly crap!

*Jaw drops to the floor for the third time today*

Why can't Hasbro do something as cool as this? Or the FortMax? Or Menasor? Or Devastator? FR, get a job with Hasbro!

wyze2099
2008-11-24, 06:23 AM
Seconded. Hasbro could benefit from your mad redecoing skillz.

Seriously, I've been checking out your work on your website and here. I want that Punch/Counterpunch in the worst way, man. And this Grimlock is freakin' sweet.

Grufflock
2008-11-24, 11:06 AM
That really is beyond beautiful. What paints do you use to get it that clean?