Minor/Repaint: Beachcomber (Landmine Repaint)

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  1. Boggs6ft7

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    Hey guys, I haven't posted any customs for quite some time now.

    So I know this is the most obvious repaint to do, but Beachcomber was one of my favorite characters as a kid (probably just because he was blue and a dune buggy).

    I had considered taking off the armor, but if I did that, I would want to do a full mod to make him look more G1 by removing the roof and adding rollbars. I'll let someone more abitious take that over.

    I had originally started painting his arms a light gray color, but then I saw Jin's repaint of Landmine and thought it looked much better than what I was planning. So I took the technique he used to make the limbs look metallic. I give credit to Jin for giving me the idea, I hope he doesn't mind.

    Anyways, I really liked the way he turned out except for the head. I would rather it looked more G1, but I made due with what was there.

    Also, as Jin has said, he is very poseable, and worth picking up just for that.

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    frenzyrumble Banned

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    hehe. you beat me to it! mines only 50% or so.

    Looks fantastic though!

    I am adding extra stuff, to make it more 'beachy' like surfboard and i'm turning the propane tanks into ...kegs of beer.
     
  3. luke4

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    good job i can see gi beachcomer in it
     
  4. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    can always simply do a head-swap man. paint looks as good as yours always does :) 
     
  5. grock35

    grock35 Hmmmm...

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    looks superb...now if i could just find a couple up here
     
  6. Ramrider

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    True nuff. Paintjob looks fantastic as ever. A bit of facial modding could well really bring him out, but he's certainly got that BC vibe going on.
    Except for in that last pic, where he seems unusually merciless... :p 
     
  7. Boggs6ft7

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    That actually sounds really cool.

    The other thing I wanted to do was paint him in a metal flake blue, like the fiberglass dunebuggies had. But I figured that wouldn't be appropiate for a military vehicle.


    Thanks for the compliments everyone.
     
  8. TTT

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    That's some quality work right there !
     
  9. catch22

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    This is very well done!

    If I may offer a suggestion, perhaps a little mud or rust near the tire wells to dirty him up a bit.
    A different head maybe...not a fan of the Bionicle head this thing comes with, maybe something like High Score's:
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    edit: I don't know how big High Score's head would actually be on that body, so keep in mind that's just my best guess
     
  10. Ramrider

    Ramrider TF Art Lad

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    Landmine's what - a Deluxe? High Score would be way too small for the swap.
     
  11. Hooper_X

    Hooper_X hi haters

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    I dunno about that. I think Jin used High Score's head on the Bumblebee body and it looked fine.
     
  12. catch22

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    I don't have Landmine or High Gear, so whether or not it would look right I can only guess.

    However, I know there are Deluxes that have fairly small heads, such as Brawl:

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  13. Warmachine

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    I like this mold except for the head. I`m just not big on my transformers wearing catchers masks. Clean job otherwise. Nice repaint.
     
  14. Rodr-Evil

    Rodr-Evil Lucifer's children TFW2005 Supporter

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    That's looks fantastic.
     
  15. Ramrider

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    Good thought... I'd forgotten about that. But then Bumblebee looks okay with the samller head. I'm not seeing it with this fig. If got both figs, though (I've got High Score, but not Landmine), I'd be interested to see if it could work.
     
  16. Donocropolis

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    Awesome work. 'Bout time you did something new.
     
  17. Boggs6ft7

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