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Ended up picking up Titans Return Voyager Optimus and Megatron after Walmart finally restocked. Gonna have to post pics eventually considering how surprised I was by these recent offerings.
Kyra Lysan Kensley Costume Design
Because of me having to try out various art styles about as frequent as Barbarella's costume changes. I figured that after doing a bit of practicing with an experimental sketch where I didn't fuck up for once I decided to redraw the character in mind, this time not only getting the proportions somewhat right, but I was also going to attempt a back view.

I think I might have to stick with plain 2D for now since this is probably as good as its ever gonna get in terms of personal art capabilities.

Trials of Elysstia Project folder: zigholtul88.deviantart.com/gal…
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Custom DOTM Barricade V2
Testors Model Master Paints Used:
- Argent Silver Acrylic
- Black Gloss Acrylic
- Metallic Copper (mix of orange gloss, gold metallic and silver metallic)
- Metallic Grape Pearl (mix of gloss grape pearl and argent silver)
- Red Gloss Acrylic

Mods:
- Replaced gatling gun backscratcher with a much better alternative. A friggin shotgun stolen from Combiner Wars Prowl.

In light of the recent news about Barricade being in the Last Knight, seeing how an explosive blast in the chest doesn't seem to do jack scrap, I figured that I would go ahead and revisit the old bad cop for some much needed attunement.
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Custom Prime Beast Hunters Arcee V2
Testor Model Masters Acrylics Used
- Argent Silver Acrylic
- Black Gloss Acrylic
- Blue Gloss Acrylic
- Flat Dark Ghost Gray
- Gloss Sublime Green
- Gold Metallic Acrylic
- 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
- Pink (mix of red gloss and white gloss)
- Red Gloss Acrylic
- Shiny Blue (mix of blue gloss and silver metallic)
- Sky Blue (mix of 3/4 white gloss and a tiny amount of blue gloss)
- Yellow Gloss Acrylic

After revisiting some of my older Prime figures, I decided to give this one in particular a new paint job much akin to some of my newer work. In other words, this incarnation of Arcee I now consider to be my definitive version of the character. Matters well since I've stacked too much detail to the point where she now seems out of place in regards to the other Beast Hunters stuff.
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Zigholtul88
Brandon Hoppel
Artist | Student | Varied
United States
An action figure customizer/aspiring novelist who is merely trying to get by in this politically correct aspect of modern day society.
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Hello everyone. I'm gonna be going over some of the stuff I have planned out for the near future, whether it Transformers related content or anything concerning my novel. With that out of the way lets being.

"Transformers"

When it comes to this hobby I have to comment that I am getting a bit burned out in regards to doing some of these customs and admittedly it is my fault for wanting to go that extra mileage when attempting to be a bit more professional, and because I noticed I've been in the game for at least 5 years now. Not saying that I plan on hanging up the brush anytime soon, but lets just say that trying to find motivation can be rather difficult, especially given how I'd much rather focus on other things that actually require some degree of originality and effort.

"Trials of Elysstia"

After some heavy contemplation I believe I may have finally come up with a title for the 1st book in the series and I'm planning on sticking with it. I'm going to be redoing the first 3 chapters and splitting them into 5 in order to make it easier for the online crowd. As a result I'll also be reworking them to try and fix any mistakes currently present and afterwards I might consider posting the next 5 chapters. Though that'll have to be it if I ever want to release this officially through the public eye, whenever that ever comes to fruition.
  • Listening to: Final Fantasy 6 Dream Oath Project
  • Playing: Dark Souls 3
  • Drinking: orange strawberry banana juice blend

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Ereyod Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017  Student General Artist
Thanks for the llama :D
keep up the great work!
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Zigholtul88 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2017  Student General Artist
Oh I'm gonna try. :)
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DoctorVK Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2017
Yo and Happy 2017! How you have been and what you get for Christmas present?


Also.. Have you seen new TF: Titans Return that are coming in this year?
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Zigholtul88 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2017  Student General Artist
Happy New Year to you mate. Though I haven't been uploading much in terms of customs, I've yet to give up painting. I manage to get a whole bunch of Titans Returns figures, a few Combiner Wars gestalts such as Victorion and Computron (Hasbro version) and I even dabbled a bit into RID. Both Scorponok and Thunderhoof have since become some of my favorite toys from that entire lineup.

Haven't really been keeping up with TF news, though if I see it in a store, or if its on sale then I'm more than likely gonna snatch it up.
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DoctorVK Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2017
I never thought that Hasbro would actually re-use TR Hardhead mold on Quake as it actually fits for him.


As from Krok.. I thought Hasbro would have give new mold for him but Hasbro will re-use TR Skullsmasher mold, which was complete surprise to me. And I actually like that idea as it make homage on original Action Master Krok's pet; Gatoraider.

Just look at TR Krok's head.. It's so beautiful looking.
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DoctorVK Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016
Have you noticed new TF toys I got?
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Zigholtul88 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Student General Artist
Yeah I have. I'm sorry if I haven't been commenting much. I've basically become too caught up with not only my novel but also trying to improve my artistic skills, hence why everything I've uploaded lately has mostly been that. Though I will say I have been keeping up with the custom figure painting. Basically I have a ton of Combiner Wars stuff in the works and I've been debating with myself if I wanted to Reprolabel them up, or if I should just focus on mostly bringing detail to the robot modes. I know that for a good number of them I ended up switching around weapon accessories considering I'm almost caught up with the retail releases and I've basically been buying the same 5 or 6 molds literally multiple times. Good I already have 4 versions of the Dead End mold and three of them all come with shotguns. Just need to get a hold of the rest of the Combaticons and Skylynx and then I should be good to go. Minus the likes of Victorion and the G2 recolors of certain Combiner teams........................ and lets not forget the actual 5 member of both Superion and Menasor. Damn it, I should have bought those when I had the chance.

Edit: Just now noticed some of your recent pics. I'll be honest, as much as I've complained about the current RID line, I gotta admit that there are some unique gems hidden within. As I've come to notice with Drift, who surprisingly is a rather fun figure and one I could easily place within my Prime collection and Jazz, while not as good as his Reveal the Shield counterpart is still miles better than the FOC version. I might have to give this line another shot, at least with regards to any Decepticon offerings.
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DoctorVK Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016
If you didn't get to know, what Hasbro released on last Botcon, allow me to show www.seibertron.com/events/even…


Speaking this year and last Botcon, I take you have noticed my though journal about it? What is your reaction that this year's Botcon was last one?
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Zigholtul88 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016  Student General Artist
I admit it sucks, but its not like I was ever going to have a chance of actually attending. I had my opportunity back when it was going to be hosted here in Florida several years ago and I completely missed it. Honestly if I lived in the UK, I'd rather show up at Auto Assembly, especially given from what I heard sounds so much better when it comes to a friendlier environment.

Besides, as much collecting I've been doing over the years, I would still only classify myself as a mild one at best. I barely purchase much in terms of anything beyond general retail and really the only thing that somewhat separates me from the average collector is that I'm willing to go out of my way to paint up just about every figure I own. Heck to this day I still haven't decided what my personal Holy Grail outta be. Which is saying something considering how long I've been in this game.
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PunchieTheNeko Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2016  Student Artist
:3 Happy birthday, Brandon!
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Zigholtul88 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2016  Student General Artist
Thanks mate.
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PunchieTheNeko Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2016  Student Artist
:3 You're welcome!
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Ofnir-1 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Have a llama for getting the reference. 
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Zigholtul88 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016  Student General Artist
Must have lost track of how many times I've seen that movie.
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Ofnir-1 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
I can't do so well in Theology without making references to Monty Python, my Professor was going... "He's not the Messiah...." I was about to reply with... "He's a very naughty boy...."
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Comments4You Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2016
Thanks for the Llama!
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Zigholtul88 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2016  Student General Artist
Well I suppose its only appropriate for someone like me given how I designed a game map where one of the islands was shaped like a llama. :D
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Comments4You Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2016
Haha, that sounds cool! :D
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3wyl Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! :wave:

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Zigholtul88 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2016  Student General Artist
Mate, thanks for allowing me into the group. I'll admit that over time I've basically been commenting less. However I am slowly trying to change that.
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3wyl Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hopefully this group can aid you in your efforts! Let me know if you have any questions, suggestions, concerns or anything else! :D
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LordPendragonOfCaria Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the fave :D
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Zigholtul88 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015  Student General Artist
No problem mate. Just listened to the new Disturbed album and it was amazing. I especially loved the Sound of Silence cover which really cemented the fact that David is capable of branching out.
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LordPendragonOfCaria Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome! :D Aye, it's a splendid album >w<
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