Heavy/Scratch: Because you can never have too many Animated Slipstreams!

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  1. tabtiurf

    tabtiurf Chimeracon

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    UPDATE 4/19/11- HALP! HEAD SIZE DILEMA!

    Okay, so the painted head on the left was the first head I made. It's slightly bigger (top to bottom) than the tiny starscream head, and much larger in other dimensions. Anyway, I was generally pretty pleased with it, but on her body, the proportions don't turn out as feminine as I'd like. So I started making a 2nd, larger head (the unpainted one) and it definitely looks girlier. Please use your imagination to fill in the colors & headcrest on #2. Also pretend I'm a better sculpter. Thanks!

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    The problem is I put her next to one of her brothers and the larger head suddenly made her look like some kind of inflatey-balloon-head!

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    The smaller head definitely works better for hanging out with male seekers, but the larger head makes for more feminine proportions when she's by herself.

    HALP! Which is better?
     

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  2. fakebusker83

    fakebusker83 Radicon

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    Wishing you all the best for this, cuz I bet it will be spectacular!
     
  3. RED PRIME

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    Nice so far!
     
  4. Rotorstorm

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    looking brilliant, this will probably turn out as the best looking slipstream we have seen since most just opt to change the head.
     
  5. KnightHawkke

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    Don't forget to ask Derrick J. Wyatt on his formspring account all about slipstream.

    Looks sweet, can't wait to see it done!
     
  6. TinManA.H.

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    I'm hoping/planning on modeling up the different clone heads in 3D and posting them on Shapeways.....er, just not how soon I'll get to that. (But I have a whole set of Starscream figures waiting for new heads, so hopefully sooner than later!)
     
  7. Sideways77

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    Are you going to use the Repolable Slipstream face?


    Looks good so far, but. Is that tape?
     
  8. tabtiurf

    tabtiurf Chimeracon

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    No, there's no tape there. The white stuff is styrene.


    Sweet! I like the sound of this as it would save me doing it!


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    Thanks! If my headscupt comes out half as good as yours I'll be thrilled!
     
  9. coinilius

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    Wow, that is already looking a lot more feminine - I can't wait to see the finished product :D 
     
  10. Sparkplug2517

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    very nice! also try retooling a tfa prowl b.c. of his narrow chin for a head
     
  11. Superquad7

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    This looks even better than when I saw it last :) 
     
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    the Derrick J Wyatt thing is an ongoing joke from our local podcast :) 
     
  13. Dormamu

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    Awaiting with fingers on the refresh key the finished product. Go go go!!!!!
     
  14. tabtiurf

    tabtiurf Chimeracon

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    Yeah, that's not too much pressure or anything! Thanks mate! :D 

    First draft of her headsculpt:
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    In general I'm pleased with the overall shape, but she's a little rough in spots and her expression isn't quite what I was aiming for.
     
  15. Sideways77

    Sideways77 smash mouth has consumed the world

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    Looks great. But shouldn't she be glaring with a smile?
     
  16. meisterworks

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    how true – the title of ur thread.
    i prefer the sad little screamer at the back of slipstream.
     
  17. tabtiurf

    tabtiurf Chimeracon

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    bouncey for update and blatant feedback-begging
     
  18. Bigbot3030

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    man that's a tough call. could you take a pic with both her arms down and lookinf forward?
    the first head looks a little small, the second a little big. Hmmm....

    Here's a question, could you lower the head at all? the head may look like the right size if the neck wasn't as long. I know she has a long neck Slipstream (Animated - Transformers Wiki) but this may help give the illusion that shes a little bit smaller and feminine.

    Randy!
     
  19. Dormamu

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    I agree, the length of the neck might be part of the size issue. I do however like the smaller head for the look and attitude.
     
  20. beigoma

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    I'm liking the smaller head better. Also, your sculpting skillz look pretty good to me. Don't sell yourself short! :) 
     

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