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BackPack Finished Prototype by nato2469 BackPack Finished Prototype :iconnato2469:nato2469 2 0 MP BackPack Renders by nato2469 MP BackPack Renders :iconnato2469:nato2469 1 0 Back Pack wip 02 by nato2469 Back Pack wip 02 :iconnato2469:nato2469 2 1 Satchel or MP GF Backpack/Scattershot WIP by nato2469 Satchel or MP GF Backpack/Scattershot WIP :iconnato2469:nato2469 0 0 LOGOv4e by nato2469 LOGOv4e :iconnato2469:nato2469 0 3 BOTW Toon Link by nato2469 BOTW Toon Link :iconnato2469:nato2469 12 3 PiranhaSharkLOGO02 by nato2469 PiranhaSharkLOGO02 :iconnato2469:nato2469 1 0 BugsAndMoreLOGO04 by nato2469 BugsAndMoreLOGO04 :iconnato2469:nato2469 0 0 IG Robot Character Sheet 03 by nato2469 IG Robot Character Sheet 03 :iconnato2469:nato2469 1 0 IG Robot Concept Sheet 01 by nato2469 IG Robot Concept Sheet 01 :iconnato2469:nato2469 4 2 IG Robot Concept by nato2469 IG Robot Concept :iconnato2469:nato2469 0 2 Intergolactic Key Art by nato2469 Intergolactic Key Art :iconnato2469:nato2469 1 0 Princes of Oz Key Art by nato2469 Princes of Oz Key Art :iconnato2469:nato2469 0 0 Unused Witches of Oz poster by nato2469 Unused Witches of Oz poster :iconnato2469:nato2469 0 0 Piranha Sharks Poster 2 by nato2469 Piranha Sharks Poster 2 :iconnato2469:nato2469 1 2 Piranha Sharks Poster 1 by nato2469 Piranha Sharks Poster 1 :iconnato2469:nato2469 0 0

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BackPack Finished Prototype
The first prototype is ready to show. Now we start to tweek and refine. :)

If you are interested in pre-ordering one head on over to my site.

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Order before Oct 26th and get it for the early-bird price of $50, a $15 savings. 
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MP BackPack Renders
Here's a finished color render of the project I'm working on.

If you are interested in pre-ordering one, head on over to my site.

coldconstructs.patternbyetsy.c…

Order before Oct 26th and get it for the early-bird price of $50, a $15 savings. 
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Back Pack wip 02
Almost done with the initial prototyping. I'm super stoked. Only the back pack and hand gun left to do. I am probably also going to re-work the shoulders a bit they are a little loose, but that's what prototypes are for right?
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Satchel or MP GF Backpack/Scattershot WIP

So, I've been working on a personal project for some time. I though, why not see what you all think.

Still a work in progress, but I thought it was enough to show. I need to re-work the knees (and you know print the rest) but so far I'm lovin' it!

If you would eventually like to have one, I'll be attempting produce the final version of this guy some time in the not too distant future(after several revisions). Keep up to date on my progress here, over on twitter ( @ColdLlc ), or on facebook ( facebook.com/coldconstructs )

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So, as you may have noticed, I've been getting back into TF-related work doing some things for 3rd party groups Mastermind Creations and Mech Ideas.  It's been fun, and soon they say they'll maybe let me design a few toys... who knows!

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Nate Heywood
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I am working on a new way to make and distribute customizable transforming robot action figures. Where you get to chose the look,colors and accessories for your bot the way you want them. Concept drawings rendered model images and prototype pics are all on their way. But in order to do that I need to see if my process is viable, both in financially and physically. So, first I’ll be doing a few fan figures that are more recognizable, bots I have loved for years.

See, back in the day about the time the first Transformers movie came out there was a big push in the collectors market for third parties to begin making toys of fan favorite characters we never thought the official blokes over a Hasbro and Takara would make. I tried my hand at this by making an upgrade kit to make Hasbro’s old CHUG Roabuster a little more G1 accurate. It was pretty well received and I had plans to make my own toys and be one of the first third party robot companies, but as it often does life got in way of my dreams. Long story short, I took a job with a small indie film company and moved my family from California to Connecticut. There I made props and costumes and even did a little CGI. After a several years there that company dissolved and I became a freelancer once more. I returned to California and I returned to toys. For the last few years I’ve been working as a freelance designer, illustrator, and have even contributed a few toy designs for some other third party toy makers.

Now with a few toy designs under my belt and some more experience in creative manufacturing techniques, and armed with some pretty nice 3D printers I am finally going to bring life to an idea I’ve been working on since my Roadbuster upgrade days. Custom one-off transforming robots. That’s right, you the consumer get to chose your own character, its look, its vehicle mode, its accessories, weapons, color, even how it transforms. You name it it’s yours. We will supplement these custom figures with some basic “standard color” units for you to fill out your army, but really the sky is the limit.

But first I'm going to start my toy shop re-doing some of the favorites figures from my collection. I'll start with some from the Unicron Trilogy and move on from there.

Stay tuned!
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Semir10000 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hello im semir10000 and i love transformers. i have only been on devainart for 5 days but i made a lot of ben 10 aliens. im really good at making aliens. but i want to star making my own version of transformers too. its called transformers dragon wars, i version of transformers that involves the atobots and there dragon forms, and the decipticons and there monster/demon forms. i have lots of ideas for it but i can draw any king of transformer if my life dependit on it. aliens i can do. transformers i cant. one thing i really want is to also add a power-full extra to the transformers dragon wars power house. the dinobots, i want to bring them to the battle in bigger and stronger looks and forms. i saw your art while i was looking down this page for ideas and i took a long look at your art and i have to say you are one of the beast. so how about this, can you please make and send me some transformers characters. it would really help. id be happy to trad or make a good duel for you. please, i really need your help. please. i really need help with a character called snarl. i want him to look bigger,taller,and more spikes then ever before.

type me back.

thanks
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Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
:star: Hi and thanks for the +WATCH :star:
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flaketom Featured By Owner May 3, 2010
Thanks for the watch!
Great gallery you got there!
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nato2469 Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Professional General Artist
No problem, thanks for the Fav!
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flaketom Featured By Owner May 3, 2010
Sure!
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TaintedTamer Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I GIVEZ YOU A LLAMA!

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nato2469 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010  Professional General Artist
muchisimos grasias!
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xjager513 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
hey nato. i was looking through your gallery. tell me are you designing all these on your own? are you the primary designer.? are these transformer designs based on already existing characters ? i took a look at your site and the molds you have created are really detailed. please tell me more about this !
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nato2469 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009  Professional General Artist
AS far as my Transformers go, I'm just a fan artist. Most of TF the designs are based off of older "G1" characters. When Binal-Tech came out several years ago I started working on add-on kits for them. Unfortunately I had some money issues and none of those where produced. I kept working on designing here and there and eventually got work with "The Asylum" (a direct-to-DVD movie company) doing a projects then called "Leigh Scott's Robot Wars" which when the Transformers movie came out in 07 the title got changed to "Transmorphers". Soon after Mr. Scott left the Asylum and I went back to trying my hands at toys (as well as other menial labor to pay the bills). I was finally able to produce one of my toy designs last year (an add-on kit for the Transformers Universe "Roadbuster" toy by Hasbro). And just recently I got another job with Mr. Scott's new independent film company "Blackthorn Pictures" as the Conceptual Designer. I have several more model kit ideas in the works and hopping to get back to producing them after we wrap our first movie. As it is I stay pretty busy with work.
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xjager513 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
brilliant work my friend. watched
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