Heavy/Scratch: Alternator Reshell: Mirage

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  1. Jbarb78

    Jbarb78 Well-Known Member

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    Finally finished this beast, he was one hell of a challenge. This was commissioned by Grand Maximus, who wanted to see Mirage as a 1960's Porsche Carrera. It started as Windcharger, which was originally a Honda S2000, and was quite a bit larger than the model kit shelled over it. I basically had to scrap the entire lower half below the waist, and ended up grafting parts from classics Prowl for the legs.

    Probably the most difficult thing about these projects is keeping the body aligned once you reattach it. I'm pretty happy for my first time out, though I'm not the best at it, so please go easy on me. I painted it using Testors enamels, custom decals by Boggs6ft7.

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  2. Alloy Alchemist

    Alloy Alchemist Decepticon sympathizer

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    Awesome!
     
  3. Alloy Alchemist

    Alloy Alchemist Decepticon sympathizer

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    I think it can out good and the fact that you where able to mix alternator and classics parts and make the diffrent scales look great together says something about your skills!
     
  4. deaculpa

    deaculpa Seven Star Fist

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    oho yes, quite nice. when i scrolled down i was expecting the formula one car.
    then the hammer dropped on me. oh so sweet. i cant imagine how tough this must be.
     
  5. Alloy Alchemist

    Alloy Alchemist Decepticon sympathizer

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    oh and one more thing for a first reshell its dang near perfect in alt mode,cant wait to see how good your 2nd reshell looks like!
     
  6. f90happy

    f90happy Well-Known Member

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    该作品是近半个月来最优秀的作品。
     
  7. OMEGAPRIME1983

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    shweet!! I think you did a great job for it being the first one you've done!!
     
  8. xaviercal

    xaviercal Customizer

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    excellent work, especially the used of Classic Prowl legs.. I like the Porsche color too.. very cool!!!
     
  9. rohrerprime25

    rohrerprime25 Well-Known Member

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    that is sweetttttttttttttttttt really awesome
     
  10. lotussouljah

    lotussouljah Well-Known Member

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    This is extremely beautiful. The colours are beautiful, the details are beautiful. Right proportions, decals location, everything. You smoked this right out of the ballpark.

    May I venture a guess, a Porsche 912?
     
  11. The_Black_Sheep

    The_Black_Sheep Willyna...

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    That is f#ck'n nice! :thumb  For a first-time resheller, You've done a great job at keeping the panels aligned in alt-mode (mine would have probably ended-up in the bin... :eek: ). The Classics Prowl legs proportionally work pretty well & that paintjob brings it all together. Great Job Mate! :D 
     
  12. Bern

    Bern Pathetic fools!

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    Holy.....:bowdown: 


    Now i know where the bar is. Got something cooking for GM myself. ;) 
     
  13. autobotx23

    autobotx23 Banned

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    In the immortal words of Paris Hilton..."That's Hawt!"
     
  14. ALPHAMAGNUS

    ALPHAMAGNUS Sector70: Reformatting... Veteran

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    ya beat me by a day ;) 

    great job here. I am surpirsed by the choice of vehicle and sourcebot, but not the quality ;) 
     
  15. Pun-3X

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    Wow! Choice of vehicle mode is totally out of left field...and it's cool! Everything looks like it's a great fit! I really like this. :) 
     
  16. GrandMaXimus

    GrandMaXimus Party in my tummy!!! TFW2005 Supporter

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    It's a Porsche 356 Carrera

    Oooohhhhh....1 more day? Yay!!! I had wanted to do old cars but not necessarily American muscle cars. I liked the lines of the Porsche and since Mirage is so vain with his looks, I figure give him a classic clean look.

    And.....great job JB. I don't think anyone will believe that this is your first re-shell. I think you pretty much hit a grand slam!! One thing though, was /is there supposed to be lenses where the front bumper is? The 2 holes underneath the head lights?
     
  17. plowking

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

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    First time?!!....wow.

    This really came out nice. As others have mentioned, it's a seamless blend of Classics and Alternator. He looks very cool. Love the paint work, and Boggs, those decals look good too :thumb 

    Can we get some back shots?....or maybe even a TF sequence?
     
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  18. AutoCon2076

    AutoCon2076 Brightest can in toolshed

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    I love it. The robot mode feels like a toy from today, but the vehicle mode makes it look like an old model car from yesteryear. You didn't just make him a transformer - you made him a time machine. :) 

    ~Z
     
  19. Jbarb78

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    Thanks everyone!

    I just noticed that too, I got sidetracked looking for those (they're tiny) and forgot about em. They will be on before he knocks on your door.
     
  20. lotussouljah

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    Of course! Not sporty enough to be in the elite 911 series. Man, I love this custom, I wish I was clever enough!
     

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