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Beast Machines Blackarachnia by Zigholtul88
Beast Machines Blackarachnia
Testors Model Master Paints Used:
- Argent Silver Acrylic
- Black Gloss Acrylic
- Flat Dark Ghost Gray
- Gold Metallic Acrylic
- Gloss Sublime Green
- Metallic Copper (mix of orange gloss, gold metallic and silver metallic)
- Metallic Grape Pearl (mix of gloss grape pearl and argent silver)
- Orange Gloss Acrylic
- Red Gloss Acrylic
- Sky Blue (mix of 3/4 white gloss and a tiny amount of blue gloss)
- White Gloss Acrylic

Mods:
- Shaved off part of the back hair piece to allow for better head articulation

Well its not very often I do something like this. In fact this is by far the only time I've done this and that's repainting a figure I've had since childhood. I'm actually amazed its held up this long considering that the Beast Machines line was notorious for using a lot of clear plastic and some of the figures, like that one hammerhead shark whom I forgot the name to can't really stand up to much play. However this line does have some gems among a sea of really terrible Maximal toys and Blackarachnia is no exception. Yes I'm aware the color scheme I went with isn't show accurate but I really don't care. The overall light red color scheme and those stupid triangles in my mind didn't fit the character since I'm more used to the black, gold and purple colors she normally sports. Yet I decided to paint the mandibles as close to the show model. Either I'm a major hypocrite or I'm just that picky with my figures. Keep in mind this is the same customizer who thought it would be a good idea to give Chromia yellow eyes and seven Shattered Glass Thundercracker repaints because I just had to remind everyone of how stupid the early 90s were. This is the same decade that gave us Tequila and Bonetti for Primus sake. 
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Transformers Combiner Wars Offroad by Zigholtul88
Transformers Combiner Wars Offroad
Testors Model Master Paints Used:
- Argent Silver Acrylic
- Black Gloss Acrylic
- Blue Gloss Acrylic
- Dark Yellow (mix of yellow gloss and a tiny amount of orange gloss)
- Flat Dark Ghost Gray
- Gold Metallic Acrylic
- Gray (mix of black gloss and white gloss)
- Metallic Copper (mix of orange gloss, gold metallic and silver metallic)
- Metallic Teal (mix of teal gloss and argent silver)
- Orange Gloss Acrylic
- Red Gloss Acrylic
- Teal Gloss Acrylic

So unfortunately I wasn't able to get the windows to my liking and if you're wondering why it looks the way it does then all I have to say is that I completely screwed up trying to apply paint removal and I ended up messing up part of the figure. Hence why I had to paint over certain portions of the truck so luckily the custom gray paint I had works well enough. Speaking of which the robot mode I decided to go completely crazy on, making him less like a Wildrider clone and more or less his own character.
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Zigholtul88
Brandon Hoppel
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United States
Current Residence: Located deep within the prime evils of the Floridian Marshes
Favourite genre of music: Videogame Music
Favourite style of art: Anything by Yoshitaka Amano
Operating System: Windows XP
Shell of choice: Tortoise Shell
Wallpaper of choice: Illithid Flesh
Skin of choice: Dragonscale
Favourite cartoon character: Dark Schneider (from Bastard OVA)
Personal Quote: I'm too bloody old for this
Interests
I've been having some difficultly trying to stretch out the first chapter into 15 pages, so I decided to rest for a little while and work on some customs. The motivation this time in a nutshell, everyone losing their shit over the SDCC reveals and how the remainder of Combiner Wars will largely consist of repaints. For a line that most critics deem to be full of hollow points and simplified transformations, it is amazing how much detail is packed into these cheap figures. I don't know how I plan on handling the Aerialbots, but I do have some of the Stunticons being worked on.
  • Mood: Eager
  • Listening to: Final Fantasy 8 Ost
  • Reading: Drivers Manual
  • Watching: Super Gaming Bros
  • Playing: Haven't had time
  • Eating: something breakfast related
  • Drinking: iced tea

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:iconlordpendragonofcaria:
LordPendragonOfCaria Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Thanks for the fave :D
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DoctorVK Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015
Opinion question: For while now, I have been thinking to get GCW Legends Class Warpath and Huffer as my updated G1 minibots. I admit that they look interesting, but I would really like to have Generations Thrilling 30 Legends Class Megatron and Nemesis Prime. As form coming GCW Legends Class Rodimus, his okay and makes homage to original Micromaster Rodimus, but I really would like to have Blackjack as my updated micromaster and unofficial third battlecharger.

So: Should I pick GCW Legends Class Warpath and Huffer?
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Zigholtul88 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015
Honestly you're better off trying to score the deluxe version of Warpath considering you just cannot beat the turret chest design and he  can stick his head out in tank mode. As for Huffer I'm still waiting for Hasbro to offer a proper one as I wasn't too satisfied with the PCC version and the recent legends figure doesn't quite cut it.
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DoctorVK Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015
Hoody. Have you seen, what I cathead last weekend?
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Zigholtul88 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015
Mate I don't know what you mean by "cathead" but I noticed you got some Combiner Wars figures as of late. I still have yet to find Silverbolt and I'm already caught up with wave 2 deluxes.
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:icondoctorvk:
DoctorVK Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015
I meant "catch".  -,-'


Yep, I'm happy to own GWC Dragstrip and Bombshell. I really plan to get all GCW Stunticons and other GCW toys what are in my list.
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Zigholtul88 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015
Still not sure if I want to grab the leader class Seeker figures. Its great that we're getting Thundercracker, Starscream and Skywarp out of that mold. But I wonder if Hasbro would go the extra mile and further retool the mold so that we can get some of the coneheads. Seriously we could really use an update to Ramjet, Thrust and Dirge.
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darkcarol9 Featured By Owner May 4, 2015
idk if he block me or what but who cares :D
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Coffee--Pot Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww thanks babe! C:
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DoctorVK Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015
Yo. Haven't you looked my new photos from last week?
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Zigholtul88 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015
Mate I look at every photo you upload. The reason I haven't commented on some lately, its mostly because I got out of collecting Kreo because of how difficult it was trying to track them down and I've never been much of a Star Wars fan, despite frequent attempts at trying to understand that franchise.

Now I can try to comment more but I'm of the belief that if you don't have much to say then its best to stay silent, which happens to me quite a lot. Its nothing against you, its just me trying to deal with being too much of an introvert and I gotta work on fixing that aspect.
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DoctorVK Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015
I see. Any luck to get 2015 RID or GCW toy?
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Zigholtul88 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015
Well with the exception of the voyagers and a few legends I basically have all of wave 1 and 2 of Combiner Wars and I am loving the absolute crap out of this line. I especially like how the leaders are well constructed this time around when compared to Jetfire or those from the AOE line. Nice and sturdy, plus the treads actually work without detriment to the overall figures.
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PunchieTheNeko Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Student Artist
:3 Happy birthday!!
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SharpRealmcomics Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015
spar some change! (pointss) just 1 for a old beggerr
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Cynical-Entity Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Student Writer
Hi. I don't know why I'm here. But, hi. I like your imagery in your literature. Okay, bye now. 
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Zigholtul88 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015
Oh, are you talking about the story I posted in my last journal entry? If that's the case then thanks. Apparently I had more imagination during my high school years due to the passage of time I seem to have lost it.
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DoctorVK Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015
Pal, you got to see Takara's AOE Movie Advance's all four Black Knight Dinobots tagoal.flxsrv.org/images_2014_…
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DoctorVK Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015
Yo, pal. Have you yet seen 2015 RID Warrior Class Grimlock?
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Zigholtul88 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015
Yeah and I wish it at least came with a sword accessory. I think for the RID line I might just stick with the Cyberverse figures considering some of them (Steeljaw) are actually better than their deluxe counterpart.
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DoctorVK Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015
About Cyberverse figures, more politically correctly it's Legion Class now as Cyberverse is evolved. I take you have heard, that RID Warrior Class Grimlock makes well homage and call back to original G1 Grimlock.


Speaking of, what you think 2015 RID Grimlock's dino mode?
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Zigholtul88 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015
Well regardless of what Hasbro is calling them I'll still be collecting. Already got Steeljaw and Strongarm and they are quite awesome.

As for RID Grimlock I get a slight Godzilla vibe from it given the stance and color scheme.
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Hobbittzu Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014
Thank ya kindly for the :+fav: on my Reb Brown mini! :thanks: 
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DoctorVK Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014
Hey, pal. Have you seen Takara MP Gold Megatron?
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DoctorVK Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014
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