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The Thugger Twins [message #29951] Thu, 30 June 2011 13:23 UTC Go to next message
avatar fakebusker83  is currently offline fakebusker83
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This is my first public post on this forum, and what better way to do it than to present my most successful project thus far?

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6008/5886526830_402eee6006_z.jpg

Introducing the Thugger version 3.0. For those who are unfamiliar with this guy, he is a tiny figurine that transforms into a 'cyber-cassette' small enough to fit into the chest cavity of the deluxe War for Cybertron Soundwave figure. To Transformers fans out there, apologies for the introdump. Laughing

These pictures show my latest version of the Thugger, which is basically composed of a mixture of WSFP and FUD material. This was done to maximise reliability of the joints, while preserving surface detail in the areas that count. Currently only Rumble (the red one) had a snapped FUD neck joint, which I replaced with a spare WSF piece.

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6047/5885959537_72948d2b49_z.jpg

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6014/5885959341_47f7340a22_z.jpg

The paint job was executed with a mix of lacquer and enamel modelling paints. The eyes were a real B- to paint; I had to go at them with a toothpick...

The motivation for this project started as a challenge to myself to design a toy figure with the smallest joints possible yet with a certain level of reliability. With the techniques picked up in this project, I can move onto even larger, complex projects.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5062/5885959759_2a12e5ab8a_z.jpg

Second, this is a test to see how much detail I can put into a model before it became ridiculous at that scale. The Thuggers were designed when Detail material was the norm. Since FUD came out we have seen some really amazing stuff from other artists, and even now I felt the Thugger can do with even more detail.

Watch out for Thugger 4.0 coming soon!

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5153/5886528200_514b2bd8f2_z.jpg
Obligatory glow in the dark picture!

Thugger page here.

Flickr set here.

TFW2005 forum thread here.
Re: The Thugger Twins [message #30009 is a reply to message #29951 ] Fri, 01 July 2011 01:03 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar bitstoatoms  is currently offline bitstoatoms
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Great images!

Thanks for sharing!


Duann Scott

Re: The Thugger Twins [message #30842 is a reply to message #30009 ] Thu, 14 July 2011 04:33 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar TreadshotA1  is currently offline TreadshotA1
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Wow, Good job Fakebusker. This really needs to be featured, it's so awesome. Smile
Re: The Thugger Twins [message #30844 is a reply to message #29951 ] Thu, 14 July 2011 04:37 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar fakebusker83  is currently offline fakebusker83
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Thanks A1! Those are really kind words..

Your painted Devy looks absolutely delicious. I'm sure you're extremely proud of it! Good work!
Re: The Thugger Twins [message #31838 is a reply to message #30844 ] Sat, 30 July 2011 02:07 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar flapjack21  is currently offline flapjack21
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Awesome!!!



http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/161/dsc02850rq.jpghttp://img217.imageshack.us/img217/5876/dsc02853sm.jpghttp://img7.imageshack.us/img7/4183/dsc02854mu.jpg
Re: The Thugger Twins [message #61358 is a reply to message #29951 ] Mon, 04 February 2013 20:59 UTC Go to previous message
avatar Ridl85  is currently offline Ridl85
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Simply cannot wait to get my first figure! Very Happy Surprised Laughing So Excited!!!!


Ridl85

 
   
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