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Hardchaw by glovestudios Hardchaw by glovestudios
I'm currently taking part in a contest to design an Irish Transformer and this is my entry.

How is he Irish? Well, he transforms into a vehicle used by the Irish Army for one. Additionally, his name is Hardchaw which is Irish slang for a hard, or tough person who might tend to end up in fights and brawls. And of course I opted to give him an overall green color scheme.

Feel free to vote in the contest.

Voting for a winner is by email.

If you would like to vote for me to win, then simply send an Email to tfirelandonline@gmail.com
and enter the number 9 in the subject box, 9 is the number of my submission for the contest.
Voting ends on April 15th 2009

You can view all the contest entries at [link];page=1

Thanks.
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:iconrazzitron:
razzitron Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A Brother for Warpath ! I could see a Hardshaw as part of an Autobot Tank Brigade of card-carrying butt-kickers!
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Lugnut1995 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
That is awesome man. You should go pro! :D
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:iconitems:
ITEMS Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
lol I love it!
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:iconroberdigiorge:
Roberdigiorge Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Great Transformer Design!!
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:icondragonoptic:
DragonOptic Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011
very movie style, i like Unicron trilogy transformations more because you understand how they transform.
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:iconyoucannotfalter:
YouCannotFalter Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow this is deadly! Loving it.
Well done
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glovestudios Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010
Thanks.
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:iconjager375:
Jager375 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I like this lad!
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:iconglovestudios:
glovestudios Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009
Cheers. :)
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:iconjager375:
Jager375 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:xmas:
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:iconatomic-chinchilla:
Atomic-Chinchilla Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome design! I love it. :)
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:icondarkenergon:
DarkEnergon Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009
Very cool design.
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:iconglovestudios:
glovestudios Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009
Thanks, I'm pretty happy with 'em. :)
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:iconsealslammer:
SealSlammer Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009  Hobbyist
Yeah, definitely reminds me of the wanzers from the Front Mission series.

This looks so good I can see actually work in the TF live-action movies. Good job!
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glovestudios Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009
Thanks. :) This is actually more how I would have designed the movie bots if I had the chance. Like, complex, non-blocky robots but so you could still see the parts of what they transform into.
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SealSlammer Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009  Hobbyist
*see IT actually
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Novastorm73 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's a very rough and tumble looking Autobot. Great design. That would be a cool Deluxe or Voyager class mech I would buy. Great name choice. Sounds tough. Gives me an idea...
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glovestudios Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
Thanks. Yeah, I'd love to see it as a toy. :)
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Novastorm73 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know I asked you about a year ago and you said "OK", but I will be writing a short story in a couple weeks. I want to be sure I have your permission to use this character in a short story about the Wreckers (!).

I also ask because when I post my stories on DA I accompany them with a preview pic. Could I crop the pic so it shows him from the shoulders up? I would, of course, credit you and provide a link to your site. If you click on any of my stories, you will see what I mean.
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glovestudios Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
Of course. Go forth and prosper. :)
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Novastorm73 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, will do.
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:iconpentecil:
pentecil Featured By Owner May 26, 2009
bothers me to hell why it didn't get many votes.

just how it looks it's most awesome!
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:iconglovestudios:
glovestudios Featured By Owner May 26, 2009
Thanks, appreciate it. :D
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:iconpentecil:
pentecil Featured By Owner May 29, 2009
t'wern't nothing, i have your cover of Spotlight: Jazz, excellent work as well mate! ;)can i get you to sign it? :D
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metalformer Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool stuff. I am not expert in anything Irish but based on the description you gave it reunite all the requirements. :D
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glovestudios Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009
:D
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TheBoo Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009
there we go, he's finally up in black and white at least, but can you do an Irish Fembot :)
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GerHankey Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
I didn't get a chance to comment on this over at the other forum (what with you being the competition and all!!) But that design just made my jaw drop. Its about the only recognisable Irish military vehicle there is, and the character looks great - proper Irish grumpy bugger!
One question though - I've never heard the expression "Hardchaw" before, is it a Northern Irish slang term?

Well done!
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artfreakguy Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
Whoa! From the description alone he's one badass character! Getting drunk w/ energon and all...awesome!

I don't think the green color scheme for him makes it that obvious that he's irish, but him transforming into that Panhard works well:)

Really awesome man! I'm currently checkin' out the site to vote;)

P.S. - I think your character design is the most badass in the selection hands down!
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twincastX Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
cool body structure for the character. :thumsbup:
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TheBoo Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009
really good solid design, it would kill ya to draw him in sequentials because he's such a big bugger lol but cool non-theless.... i want to do a British TF now so i can team up haha
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glovestudios Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009
Haha. I don't know if he'd be any worse that drawing movie-Megatron in sequentials. :P
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TheBoo Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009
lol Movie Megatron is easy, you start with a Wolverine head and draw him as buff as the Hulk :P it's TF's with HUGE shoulderpads that always throw me off.... i just finished my British Spitfire TF so he can come and play with yours soon :P
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glovestudios Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009
Nice! :P I imagine he'll have a buxom pin-up girl along the side of the fuselage? ;)
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TheBoo Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
lol thats a good idea :) now i have to draw one so it can be suck on when i find someone to colour it :P

he's a Spitfire 8C (i love how short the names are unlike cars) with these cool little machine guns that pop up over his shoulders so he can unload in a Con's face. But i had to make sure not to go anywhere near Don Fig's designs for transforming Spitfires, yours would be waaayyyyyy bigger than mine lol
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kurisama Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Damn man, that looks awesome!!!
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glovestudios Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009
Thanks. Now I gotta get to sending that note! :P
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Daowg Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009
Wow, now THIS looks like a brawler. I fave!
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glovestudios Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009
Sweet. Thanks!
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Daowg Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009
sure thing!
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nephalim21 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009
Damn....very good ..but the face doesnt'match.
suggestion: put battle mask or redesign the face.
god i wish i could draw like you..
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glovestudios Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009
Hmmmm.... I appreciate the constructive criticism, though I'm very happy with the face the way it is. Sorry. :(

Maybe the next time I design a bot the face will be more to your liking. :D
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nephalim21 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
oh no worries, it's just that the entire body looks complicatedly realistic as opposed to the face. I'd love to see a side and back view as well to this though, I keep staring at the parts on his torso, very good compostition.
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BluebirdSoaring Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009
The Irish Transformers comment caught my eye...and a bot with that much fire power catches me right in the spark =) Amazing...cousin of Ironhide I bet =)
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glovestudios Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009
Haha. Funny, Ironhide kept coming to mind when I was coming up with this guy.
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:icongdpwatson:
gdpwatson Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009   Traditional Artist
Ah man! You did Hardchaw! Why did I botther entering??

Seriously great job on this Andrew. In terms of artistic skills yours is easily the pick of the bunch!
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glovestudios Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009
Btw, I want to be sure you know I'm having fun. ;)
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gdpwatson Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009   Traditional Artist
I know you are dude. You're the cool and laid back type. I may not post on the IDW Boards as much as I would like but I do lurk on a daily basis and I see the things you post.

It's all good buddy!

Seriously though that tank of yours kicks ass... I didn't recognise the style cos you've improved so much! The detail on Hardchaw is immense!
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glovestudios Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009
Oh come on now. All my votes are going to the entry above me anyway. ;)
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:icongdpwatson:
gdpwatson Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009   Traditional Artist
Hah! It's funny cos it's true!!
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