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The Ark - War Within - Protectobots - First Aid by JP-V The Ark - War Within - Protectobots - First Aid by JP-V
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The Ark - War Within - Protectobots - First Aid

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A big project I've been working on since 2010. What I was aiming to achieve is detailed character study sheets of The War Within/Cybertronian, Protectobots and using the style of the Transformers: The Ark - A Complete Compendium Of Transformers Animation Models Book.

When I first read Transformers: The War Within comic book series and got up to The Dark Ages issues and seeing the redesigned Protectobots in Cybertronian robot/alternate modes, I was simply amazed and excited that they were done by someone! I couldn't stop marveling at them because they look so awesome and they felt the same like in the G1 cartoon, like having their own base and being away from the other Autobots. Then later finding out who designed them Don Figueroa a favourite Transformer artist of mine I felt more happy because I love his Transformer style of drawing and also appreciating the artist who drew them in the comic Andrew Wildman. I had to give more my thanks to them for doing such a incredible job and everyone else who gave them life within those pages!

One thing I would of liked is to have seen more of TWW Protectobots but I was more than satisfied with what they produced and due to the limited reference material of TWW Protectobot designs, this is where I passionately decided to draw my own fan thorough character study sheets for them, using all the information and references that was available. I tried my absolute best to make them accurate as possible from the original content and give them the G1 cartoon feel!

Special note: What I did different with First Aid regarding his weapons is changing his alt mode "Dual-Barrelled De-crystallizer Cannons" into "Dual-Barrelled De-crystallizer Beams" which are integrated into First Aid's body structure. The reason behind that is I wanted them to look and feel less dangerous and powerless since they're main purpose is to weaken metal by disrupting the crystal-line structure of the target. When in robot mode those dual-barrelled de-crystallizer beams can also become "De-crystallizer Pistols" which I wanted to make more use of them when in robot mode as well as in alt mode since they will become useful for First Aid's non-combatant personality.
What else I came up with is designing his Laser Beam Fists which are purposely for welding in surgery. Instead I decided to also make them defensive weapons, which enable First Aid to shoot focused laser beams that would have the effect of slightly damaging targets with minimal effectiveness. However they're very strong and effective if First Aid is pushed to the edge and focuses his energy into them more which would become a last resort and really harmful.
Finally his "Force-field Arm Generators" are designed to allow First Aid have the unique ability to generate strong force-fields within a wide spread radius, though it can be a huge risk due to its energy usage but it's purpose serves and he can use it as long as he is able because that's what his role is, to aid and protect! It opens up from his lower arms from special red cross symbols and generates the needed energy capacity to create the specific area of effect that the force-field can extend out to.
I really loved and enjoyed creating new designs for his weapons/equipment/ability while adapted from his pr-existing profile! I wanted to make WW First Aid quite special since many of us remember him from G1 episode "The Ultimate Weapon" and implemented all the things that would reflect his characteristics through this design and the his toy was one of the main keys to make it possible. So I hope you do really find it interesting and like it!

Now I give you well-known Protectobot First Aid, my fifth Ark style, War Within character sheet in the series!

I'd love to know what you people think and I hope this helps to give more of a broader design look of the character within The War Within universe!
 
Designs / John Valmeo
Transformers Hasbro/Takara
Original Designs / Don Figueroa

Date Created 2010-13
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MCsaurus Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015
Whoa.

Awesome Cybertronian First Aid you draw, I think I like it.
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srg1 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A very good design of First Aid.! I like how he has force fields, it seems to fit him. It shows him as a protector more than fighter.
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JP-V Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
Thank you so kindly Sonya! Yes that was a key element of his character and design. It's great to see it written in the The Round Table and being used in action!
Yep you're Hot Spot ON! He is one of the pacifists after all.
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srg1 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
True. I wonder if there are any other TF pacifists.? He's probably the most well known.
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JP-V Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
Without a doubt he is but I would say even Skyfire's episode "Fire in the Sky" because he tackles his own beliefs without resorting to violence unless necessary. Also the episode "Fight or Flee" is purely a pacifist episode. 
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srg1 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What about Beachcomber? I've heard he's considered a pacifist.
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JP-V Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
O yes I was going to write him in but I was just referring to these 2 Protectobots!
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srg1 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh yeah, you probably meant Groove as well as First Aid?
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JP-V Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
Yes that's it!
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hellbat Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
Cool design!
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JP-V Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
I appreciate it Nav!
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hellbat Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
:)
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Wyn83 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Like I have probably mentioned after seeing the early designs, I really like his accessories!
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JP-V Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
Thank you very kindly Sherwyn for the comment and fave! Yes the accessories is what made it more fun after designing the robot and alt modes, something that was never seen in the comics with First Aid.
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Wyn83 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, so I do agree that the inclusion of accessories for First Aid is important, especially since like you said he didn't get a lot of attention in terms of alt modes and accessories for the comics.
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lovefistfury Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
there's first aid! I love his vehicle design, reminds me a lot of the first G1 episode, I think Jazz transformed into something similar if I remember correctly
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JP-V Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
Yes at last! Thank you kindly, I'm happy it reminds you of MTMTE episode One, just thinking all Transformers somewhere on Cybertron with their G1 styled Cybertronian modes makes me drool. He did have a very sleek and Jazz-y design, to match his Porsche alt mode.  What I did was of course stay true to the WW design of First Aid, having a somewhat looking sport car design but the blockier it was, that is meant to reflect his earth alt mode as well which is a ambulance vehicle so it worked out well with having those alarm sirens around his spoiler.
Thank you for the comment and favourite Chris! 
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lovefistfury Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

no problem and thankyou for finally doing my favorite protectobot! I really would kill to see this design come to life. A third party company needs to do them atleast since fansproject seems to have a thing for the combiners(they made menasor!!!!!!) but I finally saw in hand images of the stunticons even though they look fantastic a friend of mine broke motormaster right out of the package so that sucks.

be nice if Hasbro came up with a line like this. since the new generations ones are based on the IDW comics and come with an IDW comic in the package, they could do the same thing with Dreamwave and re-issue the war within series with these designs. would be a huge hit with older fans and would finally give me the first aid I desire

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JP-V Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
My pleasure! Me too. Yeah they're really clever with their products and yes that Menasor of theirs is impressive and excellent. O that really must of been shocking!

O yeah, they could do it but their goals are different and sometimes out of character for G1 fans.
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lovefistfury Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

yea my friend Tallus76 on here is the one who had the bad luck with the set. broke a panel off motormaster, a panel off breakdown and the windshield on drag strip just by taking them out of the boxes. but they do look beautiful as menasor

tallus76.deviantart.com/art/Me…

told me he's going to keep them in combined form and try not to touch them much, keeps them displayed next to Hercules(devastator) and Fortress Maximus

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