Minor/Repaint: Alt Blaster and Soundwave plus VW alt Bumblebee

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  1. ALPHAMAGNUS

    ALPHAMAGNUS Sector70: Reformatting... Veteran

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    Hey Radicons just thought I'd post a few of my earlier customs to let you know what I have done

    alt BB was a reshell from the alt skids mold using a VW new beetle model kit, it was an earlier project and i bit off way more than i could chew at the time. i could do marginally better now.

    blaster and SW, these were both from the alt skids mold (which i use alot) just a basic repaint for Blaster and a repaint/headswap for SW. the head was actually a classics prime head that i modded.

    MORE PICS HERE!
     

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  2. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    I remember these very distinctly, especially since the Bumblebee always really inspired me. I think the designs of both Soundwave and Blaster are very innovative. I really think you did a great job on all three of them. I'm also glad that you've taken some better photographs of them as well. Great work :thumb 

    . . . and as good as these are, I agree with you that you can do better. It's always nice to be able to look back on quality work from the past and know with confidence that skills have been sharpened even more. I'd personally love to see you tackle each of these again (and send them to me for Christmas :D ).
     
  3. ALPHAMAGNUS

    ALPHAMAGNUS Sector70: Reformatting... Veteran

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    yeah i still dont have a Digital camera aside form my cel phone, so I have to borrow one everytime i finish a project, ugh.

    I am never finished with anything i do, a true artist seldom finishes his work, he just abandons it.

    in saying that I have plans do redo BB, but I like Blaster and SW so they might get some decals and touchups. I really need to take new pics of my G2 dev's since i upgraded him.
     
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    autobotx23 Banned

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    That is a unique take on the Sis Soundwave mod. I think decals on the doors would have been a better route, but still looks nice.
     
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    These all look pretty darn good. Don't really like the decals on SW's car mode but the bot mode looks sweet
     
  6. ALPHAMAGNUS

    ALPHAMAGNUS Sector70: Reformatting... Veteran

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    well at the time i did these I had no way to make decals. so its all hand painted. I am proud of these because i really do suck at painting, it's the thing i like least about kitbashing, i prefer fabricating. I may revisit them with some declas in the future, I also want to put a clear blue layer on SW's windows
     
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    it's a catch 22, but something to aim towards for all of us. I don't think there's a single guy who blows everyone away with BOTH fabrication and paint. it's typically 1 or the other. My goal is to one day raise my bashing skill level to my paint level.
     
  8. plowking

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    Very nice set of custom Alts there AM....I'm diggin your take on the paint schemes for Soundwave and Blaster :thumb 

    But what I really am intrigued by is your take on Bumblebee!...I dont think I've ever seen someone reshell a BB over a Xb....and it came out mighty fine too...

    I know you said you plan to re-visit BB some time in the future....be sure to keep us posted on the re-do.
     
  9. Nemesis Predaking

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    I'm digging these.
    Very nicely done.
     
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    Spurt Reynolds Puppet Show Justice!!

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    All three look great but Bumblebee is fantastic & one of my favourites of youre early work.
    I look forward to seeing how you tackle him 2nd time around
     
  11. ALPHAMAGNUS

    ALPHAMAGNUS Sector70: Reformatting... Veteran

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    the 2nd time around he is going to be a convertable. and i'm using a yellow modelkit instead of a blue one(all i could find instores, ugh)

    i dont think i'll make the guns from his wheels as that was a neccesary gimmick, because i couldn't figure how to attach the vw rims. live and learn
     
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    Gearshift Lady of the Dark Throne

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    I love them all.
    Except Bumblebee- for him to be a true alt (Specifically, the one designed by Hasbro never put into production) he has to be shelled BACKWARDS. :) 
    But still, good job. ^^
     
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    ALPHAMAGNUS Sector70: Reformatting... Veteran

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    to tell the truth i had never seen the one that was actually designed until after i had finished him, or i probably would have the seat would have been a bee-otch to flip though
     
  14. plowking

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    But, it is a true Alternator as far as I can tell....its a 1/24-1/25 model kit, re-shelled over an existing Alternator....regardless of how it TF's....its still an Alternator.

    It just falls under the category of Custom

    And I know from experience....re-shells ain't that easy....the fact that it does TF, and look good in both bot and alt modes, that in itself is a major accomplishment.
     
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    here here.
     
  16. Superquad7

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    This.
     
  17. Cinemastique

    Cinemastique Earth Culture Specialist

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    It's all been said, but 1)AWESOME mods.

    2) The painting stands out in a great way in certain places, and a little too much as "paint" in others

    3) Reshelling a Volkswagon over a Scion is genius.

    Nitpicking is in my nature, so are the "backpacks" on the Scions mistransformed on purpose? They look fine, but I was just curious if they're obstructed somehow.

    Fantastic work!
     
  18. ALPHAMAGNUS

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    probably mistransformed, I never read the directions.
     

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