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Turmoil - Decepticon Commander by Caliber316 Turmoil - Decepticon Commander by Caliber316
This week, the first issue of the IDW Transformers Drift mini-series hit comic shelves everywhere. While I've got nothing to do with the book directly, I've got plenty of love for Drift after working on his spotlight issue. Moreso than that, my friends Alex, Shane and Josh are the creative team on the book, and I'm excited to see their work come together.

Now I was browsing through the feedback pages on the various TF forums this morning, and I noticed a lot of people were happy to see this fellow, TURMOIL, turn up again in the pages of TF comics. Turmoil was written into the Drift Spotlight by Shane, and I was able to design the character model. Alex made a few tweaks of his own to the design, but he's still pretty much the same basic design from the Spotlight in the pages of the mini.

A few folks have gone so far as to say they'd like to see a Turmoil toy made by Hasbro as well... That would be amazing, though the chances are pretty slim. It's still cool to see there is a demand for it.

So anyway, with all that in mind, I was inspired to post this up today. I was holding out for this to be included in some kind of trade bonus materials, but it never made the cut. So here he is, in all his glory! This is the first time his alt-mode has been revealed as well. Enjoy!

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kittylune Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Still loving Turmoil's design and so glad I got to see it in the Drift collector's edition of the comics. :D
hellbat Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
Here it is mate [link] hope you like it.
hellbat Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
Very cool!

Would it be OK if I had a go at colouring this?

Big fan of your line art by the way.
Caliber316 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Go for it. :) Thanks!
hellbat Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
Cheers! mate.
TheLordandtheRing Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Sweet design!
JohnnyFive81 Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great design! I've always seen Turmoil as the Sabretooth to Drift's Wolverine, and their history together is one of the more interesting things about Drift-sama.

I've heard that the Big T is making a comeback in RiD, despite his death in Drift's Spotlight - should be interesting...
Kane82 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
I love Turmoil. I'm going to try and convert my Universe OnSlaught into him, using third party headmaster parts, but I gotta figure out something for that Fusion Cannon of his.
antepathy Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011   Writer
Perceptor's #1 fangirl and I were just talking tonight and I was lamenting the serious lack of Turmoil art. Ah, ask and the internet provides! :P
Unage00 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
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