1/24 scale G1 Sideswipe

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  1. OptimusTimelord

    OptimusTimelord Masterpiece Reanimator

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    Hello everyone! It's taken me too long to get round to this, but finally signed up so I can post some of my stuff (you may have seen this over at Sector 70 or TFormers).

    So, G1 style 1/24 scale Sideswipe... Yeah I hadn't done much before this (couple of repaints and minor mods, an articulated G1 Soundwave from the oversize KO, nothing too complicated) but I picked up a few 1/24 model kits and had it in mind to try a reshell. Alternators was a major line for me, got me back into collecting, but I just wished they had used those original G1 alt modes. I heard the Lambo wasn't used due to licensing difficulties, so thought it would be a good one to start with (and also Sideswipe's transformation is fairly easy so I thought that would simplify it considering it's my first attempt at something like this).

    Anyway I began by trying to reshell an oversize Universe Sideswipe KO, but it ended up getting mixed in with a MP seeker for the legs as I progressed and I realised I wanted it to be as G1 toon accurate as possible. That meant not having wheels on the shoulders (which always bugs me on Sideswipe art/customs) and Uni SS had a great solution by folding the wheels inside. Mine revolve vertically rather than horizontally (allowing steering in alt mode). The rest is fairly straightforward; kept the seeker foot transformation but added Lambo exhausts on the bridge of the feet; rear wheels retract into the car body for bot mode; G1 missile launcher clips on shoulder...

    He's not quite an Alternator because he's lacking opening doors and interior, but that was happily sacrificed for a stronger bot mode.

    EDIT: Added more photos in post #52
     

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  2. rohrerprime25

    rohrerprime25 Well-Known Member

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    that is f****in awesome u hit it died on with it cant wait to see more from u :) 
     
  3. Algernon

    Algernon Radicon Acolyte

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    That is beautiful.
     
  4. G60Force

    G60Force World Smallest Mini-Con

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    WTFHALLALBBQ!!!! ....... this is perfection!!
     
  5. thyvipera

    thyvipera ThyVipera

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    I remember this from S70 a while ago, absolutely awesome. best MP sideswipe to date, IMO
     
  6. Joey_Santana

    Joey_Santana Shockwave fanboy

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    I agree man, this is perfection. Professional skills here.
     
  7. DavidLoPan

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    Freaking flawless. Nice work dude.
     
  8. xaviercal

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    Looks very awesome, very nice
     
  9. deaculpa

    deaculpa Seven Star Fist

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    wow, super clean.
     
  10. Nyarlahotep

    Nyarlahotep Radicon Scourge

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    Seriously impressive. I would love to see some WIP shots if you have some. It's always nice to get an inside look on how amazing customs like this are made.

    Bravo
     
  11. FakeEyes22

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    I see you've decided to make all of my collection look like garbage. What did my toys ever do to you?

    Seriously, this is perfect. Aside from the excellent and faithful details and conversion, its the way you've captured the ideal proportions that really gets to me. Love it.

    I also love seeing the Countach, my favorite car as a kid. I've realized that even if Alternators got the license, or Classics used real cars, they'd use a modern Lamborghini rather than one from 30 years ago. That makes this a real treat to me.
     
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    :lol 

    but man.... you are going to be one rich muthafocka if you sell this :eek: 
     
  13. OptimusTimelord

    OptimusTimelord Masterpiece Reanimator

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    Hey thanks everyone, glad you like! :thumbs2: 
    Ask and you shall receive!
     

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    looks like a third party in the making.
     
  15. Kryptokron

    Kryptokron Bleeper of Blorps

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    DUDE! This kicks the shit out of the original Alternator Sideswipe! :bowdown: 
     
  16. OptimusTimelord

    OptimusTimelord Masterpiece Reanimator

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    :D  I can think of no higher compliment, ha ha!

    Me too my friend, always adored the Countach, even before TFs came out. Thank you.
     
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    OT, good to see your stuff here. this is great. I may borrow the idea one day, would love to make myself Sideswipe, he's my favorite autobot.
     
  18. seali_me

    seali_me Buhawi Gabay-Tala

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    seen this before, i think at sector70. nevermind its in your first post. :D 

    awesome! love your soundwave too btw.
     
  19. Alloy Alchemist

    Alloy Alchemist Decepticon sympathizer

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    love it,best sideswipe to date

    would love to see you do a sunstreaker!
     
  20. thyvipera

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    I second that! i also think payton34 would be quite interested.
     

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