Minor/Repaint: Ark Crew Member: Windcharger

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by Unicron9, Apr 10, 2011.

  1. Unicron9

    Unicron9 Chaos Bringer 9

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    Another Ark crew series commission.
    I'm preeetty sure I've seen this one done before, or at least something very similar.

    Last 2 pics were my main references.
     

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  2. Spekkio

    Spekkio Master of War

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    Wowzers...at first I thought this was just a mild repaint of the (oh please don't let it be rare) Scout...then I realized what you actually did. Truly remarkable.

    And as weak as the gimmick was, I wonder what Windcharger there would look like combined with other Energon Autobot deluxes....
     
  3. G60Force

    G60Force World Smallest Mini-Con

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    problem is for a deluxe this mold feels oversized :D ...
    botmode is ok in height at least.... great job!
     
  4. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Great work :thumb 

    In alt mode, the mold looks right next to Drift of Blurr. It is a larger deluxe in alt mode compared to other Classics, though.
     
  5. simonatmac

    simonatmac The stop motion maker

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  6. Rotorstorm

    Rotorstorm OriginalRotorstorm Fanboy

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    looking good, shame leg articulation sucks on that mould though
     
  7. gargunkle

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    This is a fantastic idea and execution. If I didn't just sell my Energon Downshift a few weeks ago, I would copy it. :) 
     
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    DJW107PRIME Autobot Hero TFW2005 Supporter

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    And you've found a soloution to U.S. Wincharger dilema!
     
  9. Ramrider

    Ramrider TF Art Lad

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    Brilliant work. And I completely applaud your choice of base mould, since I've got my own WC 'bash in the works from the same fig (though it's been on the backburner for ages). Gorgeous paintjob you've done on him; very neat work.
     
  10. cheetor71

    cheetor71 Autobot

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    This looks great man. I'm loving it. I suppose classics BB to too big as well since Hasbro made him a deluxe.
     
  11. Lucs

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    Car mode works extremely well! I like the way you painted the joints in the roof of the car to mimic the t-top of the G1 version. Great choice of head sculpt too :thumb 
     
  12. sh002

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    that looks awesome
     
  13. Unicron9

    Unicron9 Chaos Bringer 9

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    Thanks guys!
    Customer asked for fingernail polish over the silver lights to make them look more glassy and not like the other metal on the front. The polish mixed with the paint silver and hurt the clean look there a bit but in person it did have the desired effect somewhat too.
    Not a custom i am super proud of but I do think it came out as a good Windcharger.
    I hate his long narrow feet though! Haha.
     
  14. Ramrider

    Ramrider TF Art Lad

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    If it's any help, I plan to to take those feet off (just knock the pins out) and resculpt new smaller ones.
     
  15. Angelwave

    Angelwave Physical Maintenance.....

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    I really had to sit for a second to figure out which mold you had used for this. It is really a fantastic job.
     
  16. D-Unit

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    This figure works way better as Windcharger than it ever did as a Wheeljack. Nice job.
     
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    SHEESH you make it sound like it's chopped liver! I think you're being too hard on it. The headlights look fine. It's not like there's silver bleeding out of them onto the red or anything to make them look sloppy. The feet look fine too. I don't get the hate for the feet. Call me sentimental, but I just have an urge to stick up for this guy. :p 
     
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    Awesome job on this! :thumb 
     
  19. the_last_toltek

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    i like it a ton
     
  20. Unicron9

    Unicron9 Chaos Bringer 9

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    Haha I could go on and on about the base figure, but I do like it as Windcharger.
    The lights do look alright too. The photos didn't capture the thick gloss over them though, only the little flaws from it. :) 
     

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