So I finally got down to working on the Bumblebee WIPs again. This is more or less the final form of Bee, in sinewy armour but with the original G1 face. I call him the Bumblebee Death-strike mode. LOL. No more rolly-polly boxy Bee as we see in the cartoons, or cutesy gutsy Robo-Bee from the movie. This is how I would like Bee to look if I designed him - a lean, mean mini fighting machine!
The heavy shoulder feel gives it more of a 'Hero' look.
Arm blades from TF Prime's Arcee toy. Sanded down to look sharper and more menacing, of course.
What do you do when you don't intend to prime your entire piece? Digital prime it! LOL. Rendered in black and white to get a rough feel of how Bee's gonna look when his paint-job's uniform. I like it. Oh and I'm not priming cos I'll be going for metallics on this, and I usually start with a gloss black base instead of primer for a smoother effect and less layers. But that's just me...
That's about it guys! You can see the rough size comparison. It's true to the original scale, even when compared to the Masterpiece Optimus Prime by Takara-Tomy. That's roughly how Bee measures up to his supreme commander. But with those blades and the new look, I reckon he'd be able to take down more than his fair share of Decepticons. LOL.