​issue.443「驕子養成記」REFORMATTED Calidus

雖然車身有延續種種傳統點睛,但其變形較我們對Rodimus的一貫印象可謂天翻地覆,車頭變出雙腿,駕駛艙前的黃色胸甲則180度旋轉至背面,人形頭部藏在車尾,雙手直接對摺成尾側,V字尾翼竟可毋須任何調動。整個變形系統並不複雜,但有突破傳統的新鮮,此刻同樣讓我憶起TFA那位Rodimus Minor

英姿颯颯的新銳立於眼前,Calidus足料Voyager class尺寸,超出我預期(原本我以為只是介乎於D與V class之間)。觀當下趨勢,無論是MP式還是Classics類的設計,和官牌MP相若的比例似會較吃香(Calidus與MP Hot Rodimus幾近等高)。不止如此,Reformatted系近作的臉色亦開始棄用銀色。Calidus附有兩款頭形,分別為常態木無表情以及面露微笑,以Rodimus的性格,後者自信輕佻之笑顏反而更真實貼近角色常態。惟臉形輪廓起伏可以再鮮明一些,神態也應增多一點自負的銳氣。此外,頸部有點短,讓頭部看起來縮在兩側高領當中,多少限制了轉動空間。

可動力交出基本盤,手臂是最好的環節,得益於雙重關節連結令活動幅度大增,惟不能跨過高高的胸前做撟手動態。加大胸部的厚度就是為了內收尾轆,落出了乾淨俐落的前臂,臂側的排氣管亦比原設定凌厲尖銳,更接近Ongoing Mission時期的感覺。前轆安排在小腿也是較原設有變動的一點,間接導致膝位的屈摺最盡在80度左右,而腳掌左右接地的幅度亦不大。

配備用一支典型的Photon Laser,造型及尺寸都不偏不倚剛剛好。新加入的Energy Bow,靈感就是來自TFA了,拉弓的姿態讓雙手可大幅度的活動有了更多意義,可惜有弓無箭,只能擺出憑空的射姿。此外,Energy Bow可直向掛於後背,兩端也可適度摺收。

Calidus不是一款追求完全還原的Rodimus,與同系眾多前作一樣,製作單位在當中加入了想法和調整,但並不妨礙他重現書中那位不羈艦長的神韻,填補五年的虛位以待,Lost Light最重要的兩個角色逐步歸位。

. Rodimus (G1)/IDW Generation 1 continuity - Transformers Wiki
. Rodimus - Wikipedia
. Rodimus Prime (Character) - Comic Vine
. AHM Hot Rodimus prelim. sketch by GuidoGuidi on DeviantArt
. Transformers Hotrod Earth Mode by EJ-Su on DeviantArt
. Alex Milne on Twitter: "Flame On! Rodimus commission.
. Alex Milne on Twitter: "Rodimus comic cover commission.
. Alex Milne on Twitter: "Comic cover commission for TFcon. All I need is green for the whole rainbow.
. Alex Milne on Twitter: "Lost Light character sketching. Fun idea I had.
. Alex Milne on Twitter: "Artist Edition cover I did for Lost Light issue 2.
. Alex Milne on Twitter: "Smile for the camera everyone
. Alex Milne on Twitter: "Comic cover commission.
. Alex Milne on Twitter: "Captain immature
. Alex Milne on Twitter: "Another commission done
. Alex Milne on Twitter: "Some commissions I've been able to finish up while working on issue 50. Slow progress, but moving forward.
. Alex Milne on Twitter: "Here is a piece I've done for a friends charity auction
. ロディマス | Illustration: “MTMTEロディ” by 茶わん虫
. Archer Rodimus by Axylh on DeviantArt
. AutoAssembly Nick Roche print COLORS by dcjosh on DeviantArt
. WELCOME TO THE LOST LIGHT! by TheButterfly on DeviantArt
. TF MTMTE 2012 annual cover by markerguru on DeviantArt
. 2015 MTMTE Charity Piece by markerguru on DeviantArt
. MTMTE 1 cover by dcjosh on DeviantArt
. MTMTE 12 cover by dcjosh on DeviantArt
. TF MTMTE 17 cover colors by markerguru on DeviantArt
. TF MTMTE 20 cover colors by markerguru on DeviantArt
. TF MTMTE 21 cover colors by markerguru on DeviantArt
. Dark Cybertron 2 Cover by Teyowisonte on DeviantArt
. MTMTE 30 cover by dcjosh on DeviantArt
. MTMTE RID 50 cover colors by markerguru on DeviantArt
. TF MTMTE 51 cover by markerguru on DeviantArt
. TF MTMTE 54 cover by markerguru on DeviantArt
. TF MTMTE 57 cover by markerguru on DeviantArt
. TF MTMTE TPB01 cover colors by markerguru on DeviantArt
. TF MTMTE TPB05 Cover by markerguru on DeviantArt
. TF LOST LIGHT Variant by ninjaink on DeviantArt
. Lost Light #1 cover by dcjosh on DeviantArt

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Comments: 3
  • #1

    whitedragon (Monday, 09 October 2017 10:46)

    KIN SIR,相比SXS家的hot flame,单就人形,你更喜欢哪一款呢~

  • #2

    Kin (Monday, 09 October 2017 11:44)

    Hot Flame較接近Nick Roche畫嘅細腰,線條起伏鮮明(MTMTE第一期),亦都近設定。
    而Calidus就似Alex Milne嘅飽滿一啲,同埋冇完全照搬原設。

  • #3

    Kin (Monday, 09 October 2017 11:49)

    兩隻睇樣都有吸引位,實際就要真正玩過Hot Flame先可畀到意見了。