Minor/Repaint: Classics R.E.V. an homage to the first TFcon customs class

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  1. leobreaker1977

    leobreaker1977 Well-Known Member

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    Hi guys this was my first year entering the 3D art contest at Tfcon, I had taken the first custom class offered in 2009. I found out this year that I had met a few people that I didn't know I had met lol. First I want to say thanks to Dak for hooking me up with the pinstriping all these years later. So to the nitty gritty. R.E.V. was made from a universe sunstreaker (p.s. this is not the unfinished on from that class for the record) and I added wrists and hands from a gundam kit as well as the head. I had to remove the original ball joint and added a new one for the new head. I base coated in orange and then using pinstriping tape lined it and then overcoated it in yellow. detailed using testor acrylics and enamels and then sealed using tremclad clear coat (awesome product way better than krylon Imo) The stickers are from the custom class in 09. Hope you like him comments welcome, thanks for your time.
     

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  2. Sparkless

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    It looks nice, but the head is reminding me of the scene in Beetlejuice when he gets his head shrunk.

    Is there any bigger heads you could use on him, cause apart from that, I really like this custom. The spychangers need more attention IMO
     
  3. leobreaker1977

    leobreaker1977 Well-Known Member

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    actually it is the same size as the sunstreaker/sideswipes head...I dont know why it looks that way lol, thank you.
     
  4. glaug

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    I like the overall look, but yeah... Either the head is too small, or the neck is too long, IMHO.
     
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    It can't be, maybe the face portion is the same width but the "ears" of sunstreaker stick out a ton.

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    The custom is beautiful, but the head just isn't working for me.
     
  6. leobreaker1977

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    @glaug I believe the neck might be a touch too long.
    @demonss sorry I should have made that clearer, the same size as sunstreaker with out the ears but the same size as sideswipe maybe a fraction narrower.
     
  7. Sparkless

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    Yeah, looking at it again, I think it's because the new head sits high on the balljoint, well as with sunstreaker's head, his chin covers the neck quite well
     
  8. leobreaker1977

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    IMO other than the fact the neck is to long and rev didn't have a mouth plate the head is pretty close to spot on next to the box art
     
  9. Fiskone

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    The head looks fine in person honestly, if say it's probably the angle you've photographed him makes the chest look larger than it is. All about perspective, don't know why he didn't end up in the top three during the contest should won if you ask me. I dig the head on him though regardless but they may be right the neck may be a little too long.. Great work none the less.
     
  10. plowking

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    very nice. Loving the added articulated hands, and the new weapons.

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  11. leobreaker1977

    leobreaker1977 Well-Known Member

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    @fiskone thanks bro lol, I was disappointed but I will try harder for next year for sure!

    @plowking, adding articulation is my new favorite thing! It was nice to meet you at TFcon to.

    and both of your enteries were awesome to!
     
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    Anti Spark It'S DUB Or Nothing!

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    Not bad.
     
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    This looks great. I'd recommend simply taking a Dremel and adjusting the socket on the head so that it can sit lower on the neck joint. It's an easy fix that would make this custom look even better.
     
  14. leobreaker1977

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    I might try that but being a Gundam head I would be worried about destroying it
     

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