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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!

CWC
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:iconlord-godzilla:
Lord-Godzilla Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015
I really enjoy this guy!  He's a great warlord and it's a shame we never saw his tank mode in the comics...
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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
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hellbat Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
Here it is mate [link] hope you like it.
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:iconhellbat:
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.
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:iconcaliber316:
Caliber316 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Go for it. :) Thanks!
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:iconhellbat:
hellbat Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
Cheers! mate.
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:iconthelordandthering:
TheLordandtheRing Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Sweet design!
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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...
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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.
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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
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Unage00 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
O.O
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SharkNinjaBlueStar Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010
*sigh* If only we had a Generations toy...
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Sabotslug Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks awesome man...as usual. as for the hidden face in the torso...for some reason it reminded me of the navigator bot from the scraplets saga of marvel TF. obviously unintentional of course but trippy still
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RobertAtkins Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010
This is awesome man, Gotta love your TF designs
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WheelJack-S70 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010
super bad ass! I love it
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:iconlaserbot:
Laserbot Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Hobbyist Filmographer
Dayymn that guys HUGE! <3
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FrankORourke Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Professional General Artist
I'll be damned..., he does have a face as a torso. :D
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:iconsydew:
sydew Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
That's just wicked cool!!!!
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:iconfrankorourke:
FrankORourke Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Professional General Artist
looks like he eats his enemies after smashing them to smitherines in alt mode.
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deunan2117 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
oohhh ,hurhur, a nother big bad decepticon,if they would release a toy like this, i would buy it too
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NightBane-daWolf Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
haha! awesome
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dcjosh Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
i totally see a face in his torso :P

lol

very cool though casey :D
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:icondi3s3l:
di3s3l Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice design, I see we're keeping the decepticon tradition of having a giant cannon for a right hand on your commanders.
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GeneralMechanics Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Dear Hasbro. Please recycle the Darkmount mold with a different weapon accessory into this. Thanks.
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weremole Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010   Digital Artist
Turmoils head is sorta generic. But he looks huge and trucky. Like he's going to truck over anyone and anything. ...and then shoot them to death with the massive death cannon. Too bad that it never works.

I can't unsee his chest as an Arialbot face. Maybe he is just a large headmaster.

Keep it up.
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SpeedFreak01 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Aw snap, now I can't unsee it either!
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WhiteRabbitInk Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010   General Artist
:horns::horns::horns::horns::horns:
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Mournsong Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010
I would buy a Turmoil toy...
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ShadowApook Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010
It seems the Decepticons get the coolest names....and for the most part they look bad-ass. Case in point. Well done!
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lonegamer7 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
He's got the "Names to Run Away From Really Fast" plus "Presences to Run Away From Really Fast" going. :sprint:

:icongreatjobplz:
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DiscoVader Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010
Fantastic! I have to say, Turmoil had to be one of the neatest Decepticon characters in the past few years, and I love his design - he just has so much more BULK than other TF characters. Rather then being just a taller TF, he's actually got the weight to back it up.

And I'm totally one of those that would be extremely happy if they ever made a figure of him. I'd snatch it in a heartbeat.
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ActorzInc Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010   General Artist
Excellent work! Turmoil is awesome!! =)
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:iconbrengun:
BrenGun Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010
wow really awesome!!!!!
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WildMagnus Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010
Holy Cow!! MASSIVE And Dangerous!! Love his design! He can even step on a regular tf without sweating! XD AWesome bot!
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Novastorm73 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice, he looks pretty armored up in either mode. This is some fine design work on who has become a pretty popular new villain in the TF universe.
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hde2009 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010  Professional Artist
Awesomelicious!

You designed a really credible looking character here. I'd LOVE to see Hasbro pick him up and realise him in chunky plastic.

And man alive, this stuff makes me weep over you being out of the books for now. :(
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Koyote042 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010  Professional General Artist
mmmm tasty. I love heavy weapon TF's
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dyemooch Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
AMAZING, Casey : D!!!
I love your art on this guy- it kinda blends Turmoil's original Spotlight appearance and his reworked Drift appearance. Pure amazing sauce; you never disappoint man :D!
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Caliber316 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks buuuuddy! Outstanding work on the book! :D

PS, your avatar is friggin' hysterical!
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dyemooch Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Casey! :D! It was fun to work on guys you helped introduce! :D!

I like my avatar too :3c
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