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Alternator Red Alert Pt. 1 by pun-3x Alternator Red Alert Pt. 1 by pun-3x
Alternator Red Alert is created from the original Alternator Prowl. The head comes from an Alt. Meister/Jazz which I customized to look like the original Transformers (G1) Red Alert toy head. (I never quite went for the look of the head in the show, though I did prefer the red-head look for some reason.) I also repinned the steering catches so that the doors can be pulled off their normal hinge and clicked into place down his arms, better matching the old toy look. I also reversed the legs so the 'car' parts are showing more--plus it gives his knees more articulation. Painted with Krylon Fusion red (and some white), plus a mix of enamel paints. The stickers are a custom set from Reprolabels.com
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ClockworkAardvark Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
If you were willing to take a commission for another of this Red Alert, how much do you estimate you would charge?
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pun-3x Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
Unfortunately I don't do commissions. Mostly because I have so much else going on in either custom projects or other things. Sorry.
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ClockworkAardvark Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww :C mkay...good luck with your projects!~
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pun-3x Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
Thank you. :)
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baiji Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
WOWWWWW!!!!Amazing!!!*tears for exciting*
I want to buy one.XDDD
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Autovolt127 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008
i think Redalert is better in this mold and prowl in the subaru mold.
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Scream01 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008
Very nice custom ^^
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Swift117 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
Gash this is amazing! I... want... that!

So you have beheaded Prowl and Jazz, Prowl's head went to the Mustang and Jazz became Red. Prowl's body was reused as Red's, so Prowl was completely profited.
The Mustang must have been Wheeljack once... So what use you had of Jack's head and Jazz's body? Any invention?

It's amazing what you did! I always hated when a toy looked somehow sick or so different from its original, I have built my Optimus and Scream just to see them looking more G1. Yay it was 20 yrs ago, now awesome toys are available. This Alternator serie has released models with beautiful faces, shame for the failed details - you have just corrected them on a brilliant way! Have you seen :iconteiyarenee: 's Ratchet? [link]
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pun-3x Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
Well, for starters, I actually swapped my Wheeljack head to get the Jazz head I needed from someone else. Worked out great, since I had no use for the Wheeljack head at all.

Thanks for your comments. :) I like that Ratchet in your link. A lot of people have taken the Scion to make Ratchet and Ironhide out of. They do tend to fit that mold well.
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Swift117 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010
Just finished to re-do Alt.Prowl's legs following your recommendation. He can sit now! :D

Would you mind showing me how you did reattach Red's doors? I cant really see how its working.

Im not planning to do a Red, he would be sad sitting around with no proper Inferno around... yeah, im emo like that. Not to mention that i totally lack of your professionalism in painting them! ^^;
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pun-3x Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010
I replaced the metal flat headed pins you use to lock the wheel system on the magnetic bar in car mode. I took out the old ones and replaced them with longer pins. If you do it, you have to make sure the doors clip onto them. So in short, this means you have to remove the doors each time you transform him.

Glad the reverse legs worked for you. I found that tip from someone on the various custom boards years ago.
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Swift117 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010
Thank you for the explanation! :D

I like when they look more as the original... Or at least better looking or more articulated. I have removed Alt.Sunstreaker's and Sideswipe's "coat-tails" coz they looked so stupid. I changed their legs, too, according to a vid on YT...
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jigsaws231 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2008
I'm trying to do a Red Alert customization very similar to yours. I've played merry hell trying to get the pins out for the door wing repositioning. If you have any tips about pin removal (which my newest thing in life to lose at), would you mind sharing?

Your Red Alert looks awesome by the way.
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pun-3x Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008
The best recommendation I can make is to use a heat/soldering pen. You touch it to the large head of the pin (careful not to touch the plastic) until it's good and hot. the heat traveling down the pin itself heats up the plastic and softens it enough that you should be able to pull the pin out with some working pliers. After that the plastic will cool back down, and you SHOULD have no shape problems. After that, you'll have to find some replacement ones with longer shanks so that you can clip the doors to them. That'll take some hunting.

As for the regular pins with no heads on them, (that are open/accessible on both ends) I would recommend trying to figure out which side of the pin has the rough end (to keep the thing in place) and tap it out with a small nail and hammer from the other side.

Good luck on your repaint. :)
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jigsaws231 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008
I tried out your heating pen technique tonight - worked like a charm. The pins popped right out. It also worked on getting the longer pins out of another Alternator's wheels. Thank you for the advice.
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pun-3x Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2008
you are quite welcome. :)
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Ty-Chou Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is so freaking sweet. I REALLY wish they would have made a Red Alert Alternator. Your custom came out really well. I'd stab my mom in the face for one of those.

Okay not really, but you get my point. ;)
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GwenithCoy Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome job!
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dmaa88 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007
cool!
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timshinn73 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2007  Professional General Artist
Very nice work. I like it a lot.
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metalformer Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Call me a G1 purist but I has always felt that Alt. Prowl and Alt. Red Alert should has had their molds switched. Screw the innovation and revamping thematic! I wanted my Alt.s to be just oversized versions of the originals! And I am glad I have found your custom jobs! ^^
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pun-3x Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2007
Prowl, I mean. Hence why I switched him over to that mold.
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skycat Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Again, professional! :D I never got my hands on an Alternator Prowl. :(
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pun-3x Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2007
*patpat* Poor you.

Though, he does look better as a Mustang. Just my opinion... ;)
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skycat Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Who, Prowl or Red Alert? o_O
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