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10 - Pelican by Zigholtul88
10 - Pelican
From "Old Horror Monster Sketches"

Yeah its been a very time since I've uploaded anything like this. Number 10 shows off a creature which probably would tell anyone that I might have run out of ideas, by referencing an animal that would not be much of a threat in real life if it wasn't slightly mutated. Then again how often do you have killer pelicans other than a select few old NES games? Like most bird creatures this one mainly relies on pecking its victims to death so nothing that a shotgun blast wouldn't take care of.
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HFTD Sidearm Sideswipe by Zigholtul88
HFTD Sidearm Sideswipe
Paints Used:
- Argent Silver Acrylic
- Black Gloss Acrylic
- Gold Metallic Acrylic
- Metallic Copper (mix of orange gloss, gold metallic and silver metallic)
- Red Gloss Acrylic
- Sky Blue (mix of 3/4 white gloss and a tiny amount of blue gloss)

I have to be completely honest with you folks, as much praise that this figure gets its really not my favorite version of movie Sideswipe and that's mainly due to the leg articulation. You can't really get this figure in too many poses that involve leg movement. So with that this will be one of those customs that I do plan on selling as I'm already content with the DOTM version. I did however manage to put a lot of time and effort towards making this figure look as good as possible and just about no spot has been left untouched. In due time I'll eventually have this figure along with many others listed on an Ebay page and I'll try to come up with prices that aren't too expensive. In other words no single custom will be at the $100 price point.
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Thrilling 30 Legends Cosmos and Blast Master by Zigholtul88
Thrilling 30 Legends Cosmos and Blast Master
Paints Used:
- Argent Silver Acrylic
- Black Gloss Acrylic
- Gray (mix of black gloss and white gloss)
- Red Gloss Acrylic
- Sky Blue (mix of 3/4 white gloss and a tiny amount of blue gloss)

Yet another name that was changed for trademark reasons because when I think of Payload I think of that yellow redeco of ROTF Long Haul which was surprisingly a fun figure. I need to get around to painting that fat bastard up one of these days.

Any way I think Cosmos just might be my most favorite Legends figure to date. Great articulation, fun Target Master partner, and an alt mode that is definitely unique compared to the usual planes and land vehicles we tend to get. However the paint really sucked on this one, seeing as the head was already starting to scratch. I apologize for bragging but I never thought the day would come where the paint I was using was better that what was coming from Hasbro. I know it seems rather selfish in hindsight but sometimes these thoughts pop up in my mind. Its better than some people online who think up even worse nonsense, especially on the Deviantart forums.
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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
So I heard that most people were rather upset that the OST of Dark Souls 2 felt really lackluster compared to the previous games which featured some incredible music that not only felt appropriate for each given situation but also seemed like it was telling an epic story personified in sound. Still I decided to give the entire Dark Souls soundtrack (including all 8 tracks from the 3 DLCs) a try and after listening non-stop for about a week I have to say that for the most part it ranges from mostly mediocre to the rare instance of being both majestic and rather symbolic of its characters. Most of the music for the most part seemed rather repetitive and uninspired and at times it felt like the composer wasn't even trying. Which is saying something considering the soundtrack to the last game actually seemed like effort and compassion went into it. Still I have to say that there are some good tracks in the vanilla game and I have decided to feature what I feel is the best. More on the music provided for the various DLC here in a little while.

- The Old Dragonslayer: [link]

Definitely a fitting theme for a noble knight. Quick and to the point, this piece really gives off the feeling of challenging an old rival to a second duel.

- Royal Rat Authority: [link]

I'm really trying to convince myself that the creature is just an oversized rat and not merely just a wolf with a rat's tail. Either way the theme is rather fitting. Really has an oh shit feel to it, like knowing that death is just mere moments away.

- Royal Rat Vanguard: [link]

Originally this theme was meant for the Executioner Chariot boss fight but it was changed to instead hoards upon hoards of rats. Seriously just listen to this piece and tell me that it would have been more fitting in a fight that was more fast paced and dreadful.

- Ancient Dragon: [link]

While the Royal Rat Authority theme was menacing in its own right this track really feels like you have officially fucked up and that your life will soon come to an end. I heard that the boss that this music belongs to is widely considered by most fans to be one of the worst encounters in the entire game. No room for error, attacks that mostly consist of flooding nearly the entire arena with fire, one hit and its game over. Still the videos on Youtube make the fight seem rather easy, if a bit tedious. Well its not like I plan on fighting the damn dragon, despite how amazing his theme is.

Now we're moving onto the music featured in all 3 DLCs. I gotta be honest I've never even played through them, must less listened to all 8 tracks. However from what I've heard so far I felt that it was a major step up for composer Motoi Sakuraba. It really felt like he actually pushed himself to put out music that would be appropriate and memorable.

- Sir Alonne: [link]

Epic does not even begin to describe this one. The Old Dragonslayer theme had the feeling of challenging an old foe but this one felt like you were honoring a well respected warrior by offering to duel him as a means of respect. Its interesting to note that if you don't take any damage during this fight and lay down the finishing blow Sir Alonne will then proceed towards stabbing himself in the torso with his katana, causing him to evaporate into dust.

- Burnt Ivory King: [link]

This one almost has a somewhat tragic feel to it. I could see this piece playing for a boss fight against a villain that has succeeded at killing off one of the main protagonists loved ones and they have to avenge their death, even if its could be their final time alive.

- Lud and Zallen, The King's Pets: [link]

Also goes by the title "Snow Queen". I could easily envision this piece belonging to a powerful dark sorceress. Also I can't be the only one that felt like this track wouldn't have been too out of place in Final Fantasy 12.

- Sinh, The Slumbering Dragon: [link]

Man this would not feel out of place in a movie and yeah I know I've been using the term "feel" to the point of repetition from a Doctor Who episode, key examples being "Where's My Mummy" and "Who turned out the lights". Sorry I can't help it, I haven't even slept yet and I probably should. A perfect theme for a dragon that actually offers up a proper difficult encounter instead of just relying on arena flooding one hit tactic bullshit.

Well that's it for now. I'm eventually gonna get back to watching the rest of the David Tenant years of Doctor Who. Seriously how did it take me this long to eventually learn to appreciate this show?
  • Mood: Pissed Off
  • Listening to: Dark Souls 2 OST
  • Reading: nothing at the moment
  • Watching: Doctor Who Season 4
  • Playing: with Generations Tankor
  • Eating: Burgers and Eggs
  • Drinking: Iced Tea

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DoctorVK Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014
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Zigholtul88 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014
Holy cheese and biscuits that Hound looks amazing and......$122.60!

WTF, that's too bloody expensive. I could probably get two Masterpiece figures for that amount of money.
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DoctorVK Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
Here is tip of the iceberg www.seibertron.com/transformer…
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DoctorVK Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014
Pal, you got to see this three www.seibertron.com/transformer… from Takara's TF Legends line.
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DoctorVK Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014
Hi, pal. Allow me to show you TFSS 2014 Treadshot and Catgut www.seibertron.com/toys/lightb…
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Zigholtul88 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014
Damn that does look good though it could use a few paint apps.
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DoctorVK Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014
I know. 2014 TFSS Tradshot is cool updated of original Action Master Treadshot. Generations Warpath mold truly works on him. Not to mention Catgut get's also updated.


Speaking of Action Masters getting updated, you should see this www.seibertron.com/transformer…
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DTD-Design Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi I have just started a group which is a collection of great art. And you fit into that category great

Please join
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Zigholtul88 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
Well I decided to join but if you're not a fan of tastefully done traditional nude art then I may not be the right person. 
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DTD-Design Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
dooesnt matter
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DoctorVK Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
Hey, pal. You got to see this TF toy news.

1) www.seibertron.com/transformer…

2) www.seibertron.com/transformer…
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Zigholtul88 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
Sorry for the late response mate, haven't been feeling too well. As for the links I'm actually more interested in the Generations stuff. Now concerning the AOE figures I have yet to see both Galvatron and Hound show up, all the stores around here are clogged up with those stupid flip changers and 1 step change crap that nobody seems to want.
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DoctorVK Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
Same thing here. Near market only offers AOE 1 step change, AOE titan guards and AOE Construct-Bots. AOE Construct-Bots are okay, but I really would like see AOE Generations toys here.

I still keep my wish on Generations Thrilling 30 to show up here. It's not too late for them to come here.
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DoctorVK Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
In return, I show you new images of coming Protectobot sets www.seibertron.com/transformer…
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Zigholtul88 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
Everything looks good so far except for one that's a redeco of ROTF Blazemaster. Seriously that mold freaking sucks. Transforming it is a major pain and the robot mode looks terrible.
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DoctorVK Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
Well, would have HFTD Tomahawk mold work for Protectobot Blades? BTW, what you think about Protectobot Hot Spot who use RTS Grappel mold?
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DoctorVK Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
Pal. I can now finally show you good picture of Takara TF Generations Fireblast Grimlock (if you haven't seen) static.seibertron.com/images/t….
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Zigholtul88 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
It looks nice though I'm not sure if I really need a third FOC Grimlock. I already have both the original and the version that came bundled up with a very nice chromed out DOTM Optimus that was a Target exclusive.
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DoctorVK Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
You have AOE Silver Knight Optimus Prime (usinf DOTM Deluxe Class Optimus mold) and Grimlock (using Generations FOC Grimlock mold)?? When and how you get it?
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Zigholtul88 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
Sadly it was a Target exclusive but I got it for around $25 and chances are its probably already on clearance. Grimlock definitely feels more like a G1 update with the added paint and gold chrome chest. Optimus now, damn the chrome really makes this mold pop. I'm still finding it rather difficult that this came from Hasbro of all things. Normally if you want a Transformer with chrome you'd have to go with Takara, but this really surprised me. Even to my amazement there has yet to be any chipping which tend to happen a lot with chrome.
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DoctorVK Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
Hey, pal. Have you watched this DA journal of my doctorvk.deviantart.com/journa….
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DoctorVK Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
Hi, pal. News flash: now even I have seen TF Age of Extinction movie! And it was like I expected: BEAST TF MOVIE EVVER!! Right after Dark of the Moon and Revenge of the Fallen.
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Zigholtul88 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
Yeah, definitely not without its flaws but it did fix a good of problems that plagued the last three films. No more toilet humor and the robots got way more screen time that they could actually be considered characters. Heck even the villain Lockdown was somewhat fleshed out beyond just being evil just for the heck of it, plus he was able to hold his own against Optimus. I cannot wait for the sequel considering that this film kinda hinted at the Quintessons existing in this universe. They would be perfect in the Bayformers universe seeing how they already look alien enough.
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DoctorVK Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
Speaking of Quintessons, I was expecting Lockdown to say it in the film. One thing what hasn't changed in Bayformers movies is: uptight boneheads doing wrongs things. Like hunting Autobots along bounty hunter or trying to make knock off versions of Optimus and Bumblebee. One thing I was surprised was: Megatron's returning as reborn with new look and name, Galvatron. If I would have been it the film, I would have said to that bald four-eyes bonehead:"I blame you, bonehead". Then again, that bald four-eyes bonehead did had change of hearts in the end, so he's okay for now. But, that CIA bonehead was truly bonehead in the film. I was surprised, that it was Optimus who killed him.
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GlassBottleDemon Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey, thank you for your comments on that stamp regarding homosexuality (I was blocked by that person, so I'm replying here).
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