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  • This section is for honest critique of the work shown here. Members are encouraged to give and accept non-confrontational constructive criticism as well as adoring praise and everything in between.
  • In order to show case everyone's work equally, please post multiple customs on the same day into a single thread. If you have a lot of pictures of your work you may have to add them to a separate post within that thread.
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 Post subject: Brawn
PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2019 12:32 am 
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Brawn
Autobot Demolitions

Brawn is one of the Transformers with the biggest different between his toy form and cartoon appearance, and so much the better since his original toy is pretty wonky. This custom is a simple paint upgrade, which mostly consists of giving him awesome chrome on the silver parts, since nothing says an 80s toy like chrome. While his knees were not originally silver, they get chromed here to better match his cartoon appearance.

All parts: Titans Return Brawn

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 Post subject: Cliffjumper
PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2019 12:33 am 
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Cliffjumper
Autobot Warrior

Like Bumblebee, this custom is a paint upgrade of a third-party toy, used because it has the best mix of cartoon and original toy appearance of anything available (other than super-costly Masterpiece items, of course). The headlights and taillights are painted and then coated with some clear paint in an attempt to give it a glassy look, and the windshield and windows also received clear blue paint, since the original paint was pretty flat. Black details on the bumpers and an Autobot symbol complete the look.

All parts and accessories: Hot Soldiers HS-15 (third-party Cliffjumper)

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 Post subject: Gears
PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2019 12:33 am 
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Gears
Autobot Transport, Reconnaissance

I think Gears was probably the first Transformers I ever had as a kid, and he’s one of the few that has survived all these years. This custom is a simple paint upgrade of a third-party toy, since it’s the closest representation of his cartoon appearance available. This mostly consists of giving him awesome chrome on the silver parts, since nothing says an 80s toy like chrome. An Autobot symbol also had to be added of course.

All parts and accessories: Mech Fans Toys MS-16 (third-party Gears)

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 Post subject: Huffer
PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2019 12:33 am 
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Huffer
Autobot Construction Engineer

Like Brawn, Huffer’s original toy looks pretty wonky. Unlike Brawn, Hasbro has never released a version of the character that closely resembles his cartoon appearance, so we go to a third-party product here and give it a paint upgrade. This partly consists of giving him awesome chrome on the silver parts, since nothing says an 80s toy like chrome, and some dark blue details were added to break up the plain orange and purple. An Autobot symbol also had to be added of course.

All parts - Mechanic Studio MS-02 (third-party Huffer)

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 Post subject: 1984 minicars
PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2019 12:34 am 
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That wraps up the 1984 minicars, except for a bonus one, which I'm just waiting on a head for. When I get that one done, I'll post a group pic of all of them.

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 Post subject: Bumper
PostPosted: Thu Dec 26, 2019 6:00 pm 
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Bumper
Autobot Strategist

More casual Transformers fans may never have heard of Bumper, a Transformers minicar which originated in 1984 but not recognized as a canonical character for many years. When Hasbro imported the molds from Japan that would be used for the original Bumblebee and Cliffjumper toys, there was a third very similar mold that they did not use. At least, not officially. But in fact, a number of this third mold were released in 1984 on Cliffjumper cards. The reason for this is not known, but over the years fans started calling this mystery figure Bumblejumper, or just Bumper. This custom is made from a third-party Hubcap toy, with the real spoiler chopped down, Autobot symbol added, and plenty of black paint around the bottom to differentiate it.

All parts except head: Hot Soldiers HS-16 (third-party Hubcap)
Head: Shapeways

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 Post subject: Re: Transformers by Kwinn_Lives - 1984 minicars now complete
PostPosted: Thu Dec 26, 2019 6:01 pm 
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Now with the first series of minicars well and truly complete, I'll move on to something else from the first series. Should be some Decepticons next. It'll probably be Reflector, since I almost have the work on him/them done.

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 Post subject: Re: Transformers by Kwinn_Lives - Bumper added Dec 26
PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:55 am 
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These are all great

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