Minor/Repaint: An upcoming Classics project... (WIP 29/11)

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  1. SmokescreenSWE

    SmokescreenSWE Well-Known Member

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    I have a couple of projects that I'm working on, and even though I really like this idea, it will take a while for me to get started. So I figured I'd share the idea if anyone else wants to have a go.

    http://xs231.xs.to/xs231/08365/dw01314.jpg

    Okay, it's Jetfire and Silverbolt. That sure is a weird head on Jetfire though... it's from Jetfire!

    http://xs231.xs.to/xs231/08365/dw02454.jpg

    So, they're both planes.

    http://xs231.xs.to/xs231/08365/dw03665.jpg

    Wait a minute... are you thinking what I'm thinking?

    http://xs231.xs.to/xs231/08365/dw04639.jpg

    Yes, Hasbro already gave me a hint for Dreadwind. With Energon Jetfire's head, I should be able to recreate him pretty well. I'm going to lose the backpack and the arm cannons and make him a simpler jet. Two guns that merge together is also perfectly fine.

    As for Darkwing, Silverbolt is quite fine. He's a bit bigger than Jetfire but Darkwing always was a lean bastard. There's hardly anything that needs to be done to him, I figure even the head works. I'll just reshape the shoulders and possibly give him new weapons.

    For combining, if I cut down Jetfire's "tail" a bit, it should fit well against Silverbolt. Both legs sections already have tabs for transformation, I can either use these or find some of those neat magnets you're always going on about. This should be enough to hold this thing together.

    I'll need an extra Jetfire before I get started though, and right now I've wasted too much on Transformers for a month or so, so it will have to wait. But I'll get this finished!

    Edit: Added a digibash. The colors will work well on these guys since they're pretty monochrome already. The only real problem I forsee is Dreadwinds's wings which will rub like crazy... but then again I'm not going to move them for any transformation so maybe it'll hold...
     

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  2. Skyripper

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    this is a cool idea, I didn't think that Uni Silverbolt would work for anything because of it's simplicity but this is sonthing I would realy like to see.
     
  3. Sentinel Pax

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    This looks sweet. Silverbolt will make a great Darkwing. Hope to see some serious WIP on this one.
     
  4. doomtron

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    sounds like a winner.
     
  5. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    I know this will rock. the mods should be pretty simple, and I know how well you can paint!
     
  6. Spurt Reynolds

    Spurt Reynolds Puppet Show Justice!!

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    Sounds very promising.
    I was thinking about using Jetfire to make Darkwing myself but couldnt think of a suitable mold for Dreadwind,so i kind of abandoned the idea.
    Look forward to seeing more.
     
  7. grimlockprime

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  8. plowking

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

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    Coolness....keep us posted!!
     
  9. autobotx23

    autobotx23 Banned

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    Nice concept. This will be one to pay attention to. :thumb 
     
  10. frenzyrumble

    frenzyrumble Banned

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    This is gonna be cool.

    Excellent choice for darkwing.
     
  11. dsn1014

    dsn1014 41:75:74:6f:62:6f:74

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    I definitly hadn't seen the combo in my mind, good thinking, hope it works out :) 
     
  12. Ramrider

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    Matter of fact, I have a Dreadwing bash on the go somewhere myself. I actually started Dreadwind before I even knew much about the Botcon one - I'd heard it was a happening, but had no idea it was going to be a redeco of Jetfire. Mine is too, but a little more extensive than theirs. For the record, Jetfire's own head makes for a really good Dreadwind with just a little modding...

    http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a138/khepris-throne/dreadwind_01-04.jpg

    My Darkwing's actually somewhat smaller that Dreadwind, though, rather than bigger...

    I'm looking forward to seeing where you take this.
     
  13. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    I think this is gonna ROCK.

    HARD.
     
  14. Wikkid

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    That digibash almost makes it look exactly like Darkwing. This is a hellova neat idea.

    Any powermaster love in mind? Probably clip onto Jetfires backpack hinges quite easily.
     
  15. dsn1014

    dsn1014 41:75:74:6f:62:6f:74

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    That digi screams do me!
     
  16. spoonman

    spoonman Kitbasher extrordinaire!

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    This is gonna be boss!!
     
  17. SmokescreenSWE

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    Updated! I'm pretty much done with the spraying. Dreadwind is 90% complete, only needs detailing and fixing overspray, but I need more white paint before I can do that. Darkwing is a ways off still, mostly because his entire plane/torso part needs to be hand-painted. Anyway, his wings have been sprayed and I'm working on the gray and the blue on him.

    This was a quick picture that pretty much ruined the color, but the purple is quite accurate. I went with a more minty green instead of the turquoise on the original (because it sucked, and because I picked up this spray paint without any real color guide).
     
  18. Nemesis Predaking

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    DAMN, This is going to be BADASS !!!!
     
  19. Sentinel Pax

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    Looking good!
     
  20. Terrorcon_King

    Terrorcon_King Has Gone Transmetal

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    great idea! thats going to be sick!
    the pain on them looks pretty awsome soo far, When i get my Tread Bolt or W.E
    im going to make a Classics Leozack :D 
     

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