Customs: Best use of knockoffs - repaint practice?

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  1. Valandar

    Valandar Dilettante and Dabbler

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    I recently got severalof the double-sized LOC knockoff Starscream from my local Big Lots, and was considering using them to practice repainting figures. On the LOC Starscream knockoff there's a single screw, three pins, and several ball and socket joints to pop off (but if you do this, be careful! The hip joints break easily), so it's a little of each for practice.

    I'm considering making , a green one ("Skyhopper"), a purple one ("Falcon"), and a bright red one ("Misfire" - always liked the character). I'll have pics in this thread later on when they're done.


    Anyone else get knockoffs solely for the purpose of practicing kitbashing skills?
     
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    need pics need pics of figures and when did you find them at big lots
     
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    Valandar Dilettante and Dabbler

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    There's pics of the base figures in the "$2 Deluxe Cybertron Knockoffs at Big Lots" thread. And I got them yesterday.
     
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    I've been wanting to get one of the Cybertron Starscream KO's to dye/paint up as Sunstorm, but I've decided to go ahead and just use the Cybertron Skywarp that I have instead. Mainly due to me not being able to find one, or even someone to sell one to me. I even did a quick digibash of what I would of done to it.

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    I havn't gotten them yet, but someone's looking for them for me. I need two more seekers to complete my cybertron airforce, and that's what they're for.
     
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    Well, here's two of the three. The red one is Misfire and the purple is Falcon. A bright glare caught the center of Falcon's chest, and the jet modes turned out dark, but hey, I got a crappy digicam...

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