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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
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And I still feel the same as I did years ago. Don't even feel like I'm getting any older, maybe a bit wiser but that's about it.
  • Mood: Neutral
  • Listening to: Two Steps From Hell
  • Reading: Not a damn thing
  • Watching: Nostalgia Critic
  • Playing: with a Springer figure
  • Eating: Breakfast
  • Drinking: Too much coffee

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:icondoctorvk:
Hey, did you saw those pictures about TF Robots in Disguise Jhiaxus tfwiki.net/mediawiki/images2/a… and Destructicon Bludgeon tfwiki.net/mediawiki/images2/5…,vwhat I send you yesterday via memo?
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:iconzigholtul88:
Not a big fan of RID Jhiaxus but Bludgeon looks alright.
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:icondoctorvk:
Then you should see TF Robots in Disguise Destructicon Scourge tfwiki.net/mediawiki/images2/a….
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:iconzigholtul88:
Yeah I already prefer the large one that was based off of the G2 Optimus mold.
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:iconcliffjumper727:
Have you checked out my first custom Transformer yet?
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:iconzigholtul88:
Mate it took me a bit to notice the battle damage on both Crankcases. Not too bad for a beginners attempt. I know I'm not the most talented out there but if I had to give out any critique I think you outta lightly brush some silver paint to help bring out some of the detail and give them a more battle damaged look. Here's an example of what I'm talking about.

zigholtul88.deviantart.com/art…

Either way keep on practicing, try out various methods of ensuring that your customs turn out to be the best you can make them. It took me about 4 years before I started to get the hang of this stuff and I still have a lot to learn. I can barely create heavy scratched figures and I suck at adding decals unless they were Reprolabels.
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:iconcliffjumper727:
I see... I know I'm still a beginner, I'm just trying to gain customizing skills like yours...
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:iconzigholtul88:
Yeah I can remember when I first started using enamels and eventually I stopped using them. They simply take way too long to dry and create such a big mess so I eventually switched over to acrylics, which proved to be more successful. If you ever wonder what type of paint I use I tend to stick with Testors Model Masters acrylics and they're relatively cheap to get. Ever since then I started listing in every description of each custom all the paints I've used just in case I ever need to replicate it or if someone else wanted to do the same.

One thing I really like about acrylics is that you can easily mix different paints together to produce some interesting colors and its really useful, especially if you got a lot of silver paint to spare so you can easily make your own Takara customs without having to shell out insane amounts of cash. Yeah it can take a long time to finish one figure but it is so worth it and its cheaper too.
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:icondoctorvk:

I'm so gah-gah on G2 Dreadwing. I would really like to have that Generations Thrilling 30 G2 Dreadwing.

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:iconzigholtul88:
I'm a little iffy on Generations Dreadwing. I think its because the figure is little more than just a head remold and redeco of Megatron. I think he might look better with a different weapon though I can't think of one in particular off the top of my head.

Also I managed to order some more gloss black acrylics so I could paint up that 2014 voyager Predaking. Speaking of which that is one of the few times where being simpler doesn't really do much harm to the overall figure. It does have slightly more articulation than the Cyberverse version and it is freaking huge. Seriously this figure is probably the biggest voyager I currently have and the sword is easily my favorite melee weapon I've seen from Hasbro.
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:icondoctorvk:
You got TFP Beast Hunters 2014 Voyager Class Predaking? Do you plan to get other upsized BH toys, what there are? 
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:iconzigholtul88:
Yeah he's pretty much the only upsized figure I plan on getting, unless I decide to get another one to repaint into Cryotek. Actually though similar to the Cyberverse version in terms of transformation he does have some more articulation in the arms and wings. I haven't stopped messing around with this figure for several days now, I haven't had this much fun in quite some time now and I'll love it even more once it gets repainted.
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:icondoctorvk:
Hey, since you like dinobots or TF characters that turn to dinosaurs, have you seen TF Cybertron Brimstone and/or Undermine or he's Autobot repaint, Repugnus?
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:icondoctorvk:
What would be your opinion, if Combaticon Blast Off would use 2007 TF Classics Deluxe Class Astrotrain mold?
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:iconzigholtul88:
Can't comment on it much considering I was never into collecting when Classics Astrotrain was released and so I never got one. Trying to get one now though....... yeah not gonna happen. Besides Blast Off needs his own mold, as does the rest of the Combaticons.
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:icondoctorvk:
Speaking of Astrotrain, would you like this repaint of him doctorvk.deviantart.com/art/As…?
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:iconzigholtul88:
Well holy cheese puffs that looks awesome.
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:icondoctorvk:
Hey, what is your favorite toy mold from Hoist? 
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:iconzigholtul88:
Well I only have two versions, the ROTF Longarm redeco and the Thrilling 30 one and I'm gonna have to go with the latter version.
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:icondoctorvk:
I agree, that 2007 live movie Longarm redeco works on Hoist. Generations Thrilling 30 toy is good presentation of Hoist (I gonna have that Thrilling 30 Hoist).


Botcon 2013 Hoist is also good presentation of Hoist (even though, some boneheads have made two misassemblys: misassembled torso and shoulders in the wrong sides.)
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:iconzigholtul88:
Mate you definitely have to grab Generations Hoist. Sure he's a bit on the small side but just like Orion Pax still an awesome figure none the less.
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:icondoctorvk:
Hey, this TF news was shown today www.seibertron.com/transformer….
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:iconzigholtul88:
First of all that is still too expensive and besides I'm perfectly happy with my custom painted Beast Hunters Ultra Magnus. Speaking of some good news my Armada Shattered Glass Thundercracker is finally finished. I just need to take pictures and then I'll upload them sometime today. Its gonna be a candy coated extravaganza.
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:icondoctorvk:
Good to hear. BTW, you haven't yet told your opinion about this idea: As you know, there are only two toy versions of Trypticon: original G1 toy and 2007 TransFormers Classics Legends Class toy. I think, TransFormers: Platinum Edition should honor Trypticon by repainting TF Cybertron Scourge mold in to Trypticon.
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:iconzigholtul88:
Personally I think Trypticon is in need of a brand new mold. Hasbro has surprised us with Generations Metroplex and given that this year seems to be the year of the Dinobots I think right now would be a perfect opportunity to release a brand new Trypticon. I originally wanted to grab the Cybertron Scourge mold but one that really annoys me about it is that it has what I like to call dumb bell arms. Its present on figures like HFTD Bumblebee, ROTF Long Haul, Beast Hunters Bulkhead, 2007 movie Arcee, and many others I cannot recall off the top of my head. I really wish Hasbro would stop doing this, also that includes having the robot heads of various figures be made out of clear plastic. When will they realize that clear plastic just cannot tolerate much pressure compared to standard plastic. Oh well at least they fixed the gold plastic syndrome problem that plagued many G2 and Beast Wars figures. Damn it I freaking loved Torca, he was my favorite Fuzor.
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