Minor/Repaint: Alternator Sideswipe, Ford-GT

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  1. Jarrod

    Jarrod Semi-retired Builder

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    Sideswipe started out as an Alt Rodimus, the flames were removed, and the limb parts were swapped with white Mirage parts.

    Sideswipes head was rebuilt from Rodimus's with lots of styrene, pretty much only the face is original. The head is inspired by Budokhan's amazing Classics Sideswipe head resculpt.

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    The missle launcher was scratchbuilt using a Gundam bazooka, a Macross Zero missle, and some styrene tube, topped off with a G1 Sideswipe missle.

    Sideswipe was painted with Tamiya Red, Model Master Semi-Gloss Black, and Krylon Silver. Stipes and tag are custom decals, and 'Bot symbol is a Reprolabel.


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    Thanks for looking!
     

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  2. prodigal

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    extremely clean work. did you consider removing or sanding down the chin piece, or painting the lower and side parts of the original face in the same black paint?

    three thumbs up.
     
  3. clay

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    *squints*

    So all that's really needed is to repaint the stripes on the side black and clean off the flames, and the rest is mostly parts swapping?

    That's so simple. It's genius!
     
  4. Satomiblood

    Satomiblood Prototype Black

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    Amazing how well this works. I'm sure SQ7, Plowking, and the other Alt/BT heads will love this.
     
  5. stprime

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    that looks slick.

    so out of curiosity, can we see what mirage looks like with rodimus's parts?
     
  6. battlefudge

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    Awesome. So simple, yet pure awesome.
     
  7. roadblaster

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    mmm, blue and yellow sports/race cars...all I can think of is Slapdash
     
  8. iconscons

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    Wow. You're head sculpts are always the best. They look so factory.
     
  9. Jarrod

    Jarrod Semi-retired Builder

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    :D 

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  10. cheetor71

    cheetor71 Autobot

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    Excellent choice for SS. I love the head re-sculpt. Great job
     
  11. TFCustoms

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    Awesome work! I love that car.
     
  12. plowking

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

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    Wow...I never really considered the Ford GT mold for Sideswipe. It really works well. And man!! That head sculpt?!!...that looks fantastic!!....awesome work as always man :thumb 

    Edit: I really like this guy too!! :D 

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  13. Autobot Burnout

    Autobot Burnout SANTARN IS COMING AGAIN TFW2005 Supporter

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    Dang! That's freaking beautiful! Amazing job, man!
     
  14. Tom_Servo

    Tom_Servo Well-read chick magnet

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    Excellent job on that head! I love the curves and detailing on it. The mold is just perfect for Sideswipe. Might I suggest reversing the legs to make the transformation even closer to his G1 form?
    The Street Thrust is pretty crazy! I like.
     
  15. timshinn73

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    These are both nice. Sideswipe looks especially good. Great job!
     
  16. MAIDEN JAPAN

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    Super sexy!!!!
     
  17. plowking

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

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    so true Satomi!!....

    so Jarrod, any plans to reproduce/cast this head?....


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  18. spoonman

    spoonman Kitbasher extrordinaire!

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    That head is absolutely jaw dropping! A fricken' plus all around!
     
  19. bellyboy

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    love it
    the head sculpt is awesome
    never thought of this mold to b SS but it fits him
     
  20. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Gee, how'd you guess? :lol 

    That Sideswipe just ROCKS HARD. I love the head. :thumb 
     

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