Autobot : Springer

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  1. frenzyrumble

    frenzyrumble Banned

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    Simple repaint of FansProject's Defender (or Springer) Added articulated hands, added weights to his toes to give better balance.

    Because there are MANY potential rubbing issues on this figure, I left the factory paint apps, which acted as my base coat. Did several shades of washes and panel lined with a fine tip permanent marker. Dry brushed and highlighted with enamels.

    He's also got a plethora of bonus items coming, as well as alternate mode shots (very soon)

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    aprim Well-Known Member

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    lol, that was fast..
    nice job.
     
  3. Satomiblood

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    Looks nice. Didn't you accidentally order 4 of these on BBTS? If so, you should do a Sandstorm repaint next.
     
  4. frenzyrumble

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    was planning that :) 

    thanks!
     
  5. nemisispringer

    nemisispringer Well-Known Member

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    oh man youve gotta do silver details on the pistols you just gotta
     
  6. jetfire4321

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    Wow second classic g1 guy you got early
     
  7. fateastray

    fateastray AnakRepublikMalukuSelatan

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    Wow I love that cartoony-look.
     
  8. maximus_primal

    maximus_primal Autobot

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    Once again I :bowdown:  Another great update!
     
  9. benclark1982

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    Now that was fast. How hard was the hand swap? I was thinking about doing that to mine once i get him.
     
  10. frenzyrumble

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    thanks man. the hand swap was EASY.

    - The stock fists are pegged into the wrists
    - although not necessary, the entire wrist/hand section can come off the forearm
    - I used a set of (protected) pliers and pulled the stock fists from their wrists
    - Took a set of (Ptitvite's) cast alternator hands (Sideswipe/Sunstreaker style) shaved the ball joint enough that the peg and ball joint really wedge back into the holes.
    - no glue
    - no screws
    - friction only, and they hold very well
     
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    Thank alot. He looks great.
     
  12. Soundwave_FSD

    Soundwave_FSD Yoda in a track suit...

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    WHY MUST ALL YOUR CONTESTS BE YOUTUBE BASED! *sigh* well, for me it's a tie between you, autobotx23 and nemesis predaking of the best radicons, that's just my opinion. Great colors as always an can't wait to see some alt-mode pics.
     
  13. ShadowMagnus

    ShadowMagnus Autobot

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    OMG!!!! AWESOME!!! Definitely paint those guns and the sword as well. Cant wait so see the rest of the pictures that are coming. Great work as always F_R!!!
     
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    Cool, I got a pile of alternator parts just looking for good homes! Question though, why no sword pic's? He can still hold the sword in his new hands right?
     
  15. ThinkTank Customs

    ThinkTank Customs TFW2005-Citizen

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    woah that looks nice! can't wait for the altmodes!
     
  16. frenzyrumble

    frenzyrumble Banned

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    oh yeah, for sure. I have a few "surprises" I am gonna work on for this dude.
     
  17. DeathsHead

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    I was watching the Vangelus review yesterday and wondering what you might do with this!

    Nice stuff. Can we see it in vehicle modes?

    I want to see you do the whole Wreckers! :cool: 
     
  18. bellyboy

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    well somehow i knew u r about to release a repaint of this guy soon

    cool looking fig

    can u give us your opinion on the fig itself ?
     
  19. frenzyrumble

    frenzyrumble Banned

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    it's a great figure...I'd label it as a "top shelf quality" TF....the die cast, the parts are SOLID, good design, etc.

    from a customizer's perspective:
    Highly recommended NOT for a full repaint, there are major rubbing concerns. difficult to mod, wanted to put in LED eyes, but the eyes aren't light piped. Great aesthetic to the figure, a little "blocky" in my opinion to fit in perfectly with universe or other Hasbro/Takara products. There's a load of detail on it, you miss a lot of it (unless washes and panel lining is done) Transformation is quite complex. The first attempt to get him in copter mode was more difficult than ROTF leader prime w/o instructions.
     
  20. bellyboy

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    tnx for the fast reply
    i tranformed mine without any instructions ....-lol
     
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