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Acrylic on cell, with acrylic on card for background (A4)[link]

I officialy hate my scanner.

Powered Convoy's repair bay mode. To modernise things a little I based the Convoy robot on the deluxe classics Prime. I like how you can see the wheels on his sides ^^

So before transformers, it was Diaclone. And this is powered Convoy. I always liked the Ultra Magnus toy, and the Powered Convoy original tops it!

I got a WST Ultra Magnus in Diaclone colours a week ago, and I can't stop fiddling with it! I finally found some pics on the internet that reveal the original Japanese Diaclone figure has a 'base' mode and a repair bay mode not shown in any instructions for the Magnus toy. If you have a G1 magnus, go play, all the intended modes are still possible. The only thing missing is his powered buggy.
The original diaclone toy's 'Convoy' robot was a slightly lighter blue than that on the trailer, making him different than Hasbro's Diaclone Ultra Magnus. They made all the blues the same colour. For some reason I painted this Like Hasbro's instead of Takara's original. :confused:

I want a powered buggy.
Now.
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Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
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Kaizer617's avatar
Kaizer617Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice Diaclone homage!
KaijuGuy19's avatar
Very retro looking which fits this so much. :) Powered Convoy does need more love.
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Very bold.
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FeyzerHobbyist Digital Artist
Holy crap :D Is this bein' either a piloted mecha or variant of OP? X3 I do dig, given the ancient historical part it goes for :)

Like almost like proto-Transformers/takin' place before all that or AU stuff.
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maxvision92Hobbyist General Artist
Some day, when I finally get to writing that Super Robot Wars story with Powered Convoy, I may need to borrow this.
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hinomars19Professional General Artist
Be sure to let me know when you do :salute:
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TrueBlueMichaelHobbyist Traditional Artist
This is gorgeous. A true masterwork in itself. Must have taken you AGES to finish!
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hinomars19Professional General Artist
It was detailed work, certainly. It didn't take too long though, it's only A4 in size. ;)
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TrueBlueMichaelHobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome. Someday I hope to be that good.
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NihonFreakMBHobbyist Traditional Artist
Damn, dude. That is an insane amount of cel detail for one person to do. I've done some cel paintings before, and can imagine how long that took.
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hinomars19Professional General Artist
Thanks! I really enjoyed doing this one so I didn't really notice how long it took :)
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Mrtrainfreak12Student Filmographer
I think Diaclone is cooler than TF IMHO* (though love TF as well^^) great work! :aww:


* though I think Microman/Micronauts is the best IMHO
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hinomars19Professional General Artist
Well, I'm over a year late, but...

Yeah, I love Diaclone. Wish I could find more info on it, and Powered Convoy is the one toy I'd love to own. It's different enough to Transformers that I like it equally, and would really love for Takara to do something with it for an aniversary or something. Maybe a quick anime, in movie or OVA form.
 What I do love is Takara giving us some Diaclone gems in the masterpiece line, though why they haven't done Blue Blue streak is still baffling us all :confused:
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Mrtrainfreak12Student Filmographer
I see

Yeah if Takara did make a short Diaclone OVA, that would be nice (maybe with the Non-TF Diaclone robots and a few Pre-Transformer varient mechs in it would be cool)
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hinomars19Professional General Artist
Yeah. It would be nice to see it get some love :)
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Mrtrainfreak12Student Filmographer
Agreed

I mean, if Microman got an anime, then why not Diaclone?
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RyugaSSJ3Student Traditional Artist
It would make a good Gundam clone if you know what I mean.
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RyugaSSJ3Student Traditional Artist
XD Do I?!! I think Dorvack's mechs are some of the most recognizable I can tell. Oh planet Earth,I love you.
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RyugaSSJ3Student Traditional Artist
Tho seeing that Hasbro owned the rights to the Ovellon Gazette and Mugen Calibur,it would be hard for even SRW to have the Dorvack anime and even a Dorvack anime remake....hmmm,this is tough.

I do wish I can see some eng subs too,dude.
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RyugaSSJ3Student Traditional Artist
Funny since I did see Roadbuster and Whirl getting TF Generations toys...and they were newly created toys. :/ Strange.

SRW Omega? OH,I recalled that one. Wait,what? Obscure?!!

Capitulo,eh?
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Mrtrainfreak12Student Filmographer
It...actually would!
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