Minor/Repaint: Alternators Downshift

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by Superquad7, Jun 23, 2007.

  1. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Hey guys, I haven't posted a piece in a while, and while most of this isn't my work (Sureshot from TFans gets the credit for that; view his work here as well as viewing the original in my Photobucket gallery [click my sig]), I did make the head mod and character change to it. REDLINE knows that I'm WAAAAAAaaaay behind on shooting photos, but I did take some quick snapshots of this guy:

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    . . . and the close-up of the head:

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    For the head, I took an Alt Grimmy head (obviously), shaved off the "goatee", painted the faceplate silver, and removed the blue paint from the visor.

    Also, I did want to emulate the G1 Autobot symbol on his leg, but when I was labeling him, I didn't like it on the leg, so I was a bit more creative with the placement.

    I'll have a gallery eventually (as I have other galleries to shoot before this guy), but for now enjoy these photos!
     
  2. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    The use of Grimlock for Downshift is sooo effective and yet such a easy-to-execute idea. Great work, dude! That's a real spot-on duplicate of him.

    Downshift was my favorite of the omnibots. Good to see that somebody else liked him. :) 
     
  3. My03Tundra

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    Cool work. I still need to finish a piece or three...
     
  4. plowking

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    You were right SQ7...the head did come out nice.....and that was originally a Swerve wasn't it?.....:banghead: 

    BTW, the red RX standing next to Downshift....is that an "up and coming" custom?...or BT "Zoom-Zoom"...

    Non-the-less...nice mods to the custom :thumb 

    Now, quit stallin' and get us some more pics! :D 
     
  5. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Thanks for the props, Ops_ (ut oh, Wheelie alert there!). Sureshot did an EXCELLENT job on the white on the 'vette (for those of you who don't know, white is a KILLER to paint). I've had this idea for some time, but it's just been shelved with other ideas (pun intended).

    As a kid, I never had the Omnibots, but I always enjoyed the mail-in catalogs that I got with my other TFs. When I got back into TFs in 1999, they were actually among the top on my list to acquire. When I went to Botcon in 2001, I was able to get all 3 complete w/ instructions and weapons (still on the sprues) for $30 :D 

    Ever since we got BT Overdrive, I've wanted the 3 Omnibots in some form for this line. Two down, one to go (I'll be making a custom Camshaft; I'm using my Hasbro Camshaft for other purposes :D  )

    Sureshot used an Alt Swerve as a base, yes :) 

    The red RX-8 standing next to him is in fact BT Meister red (who I simply named "Zoom")

    Thanks for the props guys! I'm just trying to get back into things since my school hiatus is over for the bit :) 
     
  6. Thundercracker

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    That's some damn fine work there!
     
  7. REDLINE

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    pictures!
     
  8. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Snapshots'll have to do for now . . .

    (and I'm WAY behind on those galleries of my customs, as if you didn't know . . . )
     
  9. StarFire_MK2

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    That's a cool kitbash idea. I always liked the omnibots--they were some of my favs as a kid--and you've pulled off the feel of Downshift very well. Kudos! More pics!! :lolol 
     
  10. Abrogate

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    I was hoping for a green and black repaint of Wheeljack, but this is nice too ;) 
     
  11. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    When I posted my work on another board, someone asked me about photos of the alt mode. While I haven't taken any photographs myself of the alt mode, this photo is from Sureshot's site (of which I cited in my original post) that I included in Downshift's gallery:

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    Sureshot did a really nice job on the paint apps (major props there, esp. since it's white paint). :thumb 

    Also, when I shoot a gallery of this guy, I'll be sure to include photos of the attack mode that can be achieved simply by opening up the doors gull wing style and detaching/swiveling the car sides and missles from the alt mode transform :D 

    Enjoy!
     
  12. StarFire_MK2

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    Yeah, white can be a bitch to work with sometimes. That's a nice shot. I think the grill and emblem need detailing; it would really add to the authenticity of the alt mode. Sweet work though.
     
  13. Tech Spec

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    Nice job SD, I remember reading those mail in catalogues when I was a kid too. I was fortunate enough to get Overdrive, Camshaft and that ugly Powerdasher (I think it was). I wish I had your Alternators collection!
     
  14. Superquad7

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    Yeah, I'll be adding those details later :thumb  I made the major modification and placed him on the shelf (literally) for the time being. I'll come back to him and fine tune him :) 

    Heh heh, who's "SD"? :poke 

    I've ALWAYS been a fan of the graphic design work of Hasbro with the G1 series! One of my most fond memories was when I got my first TF (Thundercracker) and just looking at the box art, particularly the intergalatic battle scene. I soaked that in for what seemed like hours and those cataloges were no different (which is why I still have all of mine!)

    In terms of Alt collections, while I'm VERY happy with mine, plowking pwns my sorry hide for Alts and customs!
     
  15. autobotx23

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    Nice, man. As always..good stuff.
     
  16. Tech Spec

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    Sorry bro I just woke up when I saw this thread LOL I meant SQ :banghead: 
     
  17. Optimus Scourge

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    Sweet!
     
  18. My03Tundra

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    Well I for one DO know how far behind you are, especially on 2D work.

    :p 

    So, when do we get vehicle mode photos?
     
  19. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    Me too ;) 
     
  20. TTT

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    You do customs ?

    JUST KIDDING !
    I think this is the first you've posted since my arrival not too long ago.
    I agree the white came out great, there must'a been a can of white primer to help out somewhere along the way - it can be tricky, especially white over red.
    The black missiles is a huge improvement to the figure overall, makes it look less plastic'y

    Gee,.....aint the Alternators series just the best thing to happen to TF customizers - ever ? ......:cool: 

    TTT

    P.S. my inbox is empty.
     

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