Customs: classics repaints

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  1. Bumble Prime

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    ive decided to extend my classics collection since it doesnt look like hasbro will keep it goin, so im pulling figures from the newer lines to fill in the gaps.

    does anyone know a figure that would kitbash into a good kup?, preferrably with a similar altmode and near deluxe size. im pretty sure ill have to do a custom headsculpt and of course paint.

    and also what other figures would make good neo g1 characters?

    ive already got the no brainer ones

    energon downshift into wheeljack
    energon shockblast into shockwave
    energon towline into ironhide/ratchet
    cyb blurr into blurr
    cyb smokescreen into smokescreen
    the lambo brothers from R.I.D. seem too skinny for classics but maybe...
     
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    Other no brainers, some that need no real repaint:

    Cybertron Runamuck repainted into Runabout

    Titanium Scourge - Scourge

    Energon Galvatron - Galvatron

    Energon Slugslinger - Slugslinger

    Cybertron Hardtop - Beachcomber

    Energon Strongarm into Swindle, Brawn if you can give him a new head

    Too big really, but obviously Energon Bulkhead - Springer

    Also too big maybe - Energon Cliffjumper - Sandstorm

    Don't forget Energon Towline as is makes a wonderful Skids

    Energon Scorponok - Scorponok

    Cybertron Soundwave - Soundwave

    Cybertron Soundwave into Blaster with new head

    Energon Signal Flare - Perceptor

    Energon Inferno - Inferno

    Energon Roadblock - Grapple

    Energon Omega Supreme - Omega Supreme

    Obviously, Energon Bruticus Maximus kind of works as G1 Bruticus

    ^ Same for Energon Superion Maximus and Superion

    You could make a Sideswipe or Red Alert from Armada Wheeljack, and possibly Dragstrip from either Classics Mirage or Energon Prowl

    Geez, probably a lot of other things too, there have been so many G1 homages in the recent lines
     
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    [​IMG]

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    Other no brainers, some that need no real repaint:

    Cybertron Runamuck repainted into Runabout

    Titanium Scourge - Scourge

    Energon Galvatron - Galvatron

    Energon Slugslinger - Slugslinger

    Cybertron Hardtop - Beachcomber

    Energon Strongarm into Swindle, Brawn if you can give him a new head

    Too big really, but obviously Energon Bulkhead - Springer

    Also too big maybe - Energon Cliffjumper - Sandstorm

    Don't forget Energon Towline as is makes a wonderful Skids

    Energon Scorponok - Scorponok

    Cybertron Soundwave - Soundwave

    Cybertron Soundwave into Blaster with new head

    Energon Signal Flare - Perceptor

    Energon Inferno - Inferno

    Energon Roadblock - Grapple

    Energon Omega Supreme - Omega Supreme

    Obviously, Energon Bruticus Maximus kind of works as G1 Bruticus

    ^ Same for Energon Superion Maximus and Superion

    You could make a Sideswipe or Red Alert from Armada Wheeljack, and possibly Dragstrip from either Classics Mirage or Energon Prowl

    Geez, probably a lot of other things too, there have been so many G1 homages in the recent lines
     
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    Where did you get those heads?
     
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    Where did you get those heads?
     
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    Those aren't mine, they were posted at the infamous Japanese image board here.

    I imagine they were just custom alterations to the already existing head. Still, those illustrate that the mold works very well for the Fairlady Z guys with a properly styled noggin.
     
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    Those aren't mine, they were posted at the infamous Japanese image board here.

    I imagine they were just custom alterations to the already existing head. Still, those illustrate that the mold works very well for the Fairlady Z guys with a properly styled noggin.
     
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    wow those prowl and streak customs look amazing! i just repainted my smokescreens head into blue and yellow. yeah i kick myself for not buying energon bulkhead! ive got omega supreme and ive got universe devestator which i think makes a better devestator than the energon.

    i used titanium soundwave for my classics soundwave, same with rodimus.

    i think cyb metroplex painted in classic colors and an altered alt mode would be perfect for classics metroplex.
     
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    wow those prowl and streak customs look amazing! i just repainted my smokescreens head into blue and yellow. yeah i kick myself for not buying energon bulkhead! ive got omega supreme and ive got universe devestator which i think makes a better devestator than the energon.

    i used titanium soundwave for my classics soundwave, same with rodimus.

    i think cyb metroplex painted in classic colors and an altered alt mode would be perfect for classics metroplex.
     
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    wow i just noticed they modded the missiles on prowl into sirens. f'in genious

    and yeah those are altered original heads
     
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    wow i just noticed they modded the missiles on prowl into sirens. f'in genious

    and yeah those are altered original heads
     
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    Forgot Cyb Metroplex, he also makes a wonderful Fortess Maximus if you mod the head along with a repaint.

    One example can be seen here: http://tfmaster.com/gallery_kb0177.php

    I've seen others that were very well executed as well

    Scratching my head pretty hard trying to think of a toy that would make a good Kup :( 
     
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    Forgot Cyb Metroplex, he also makes a wonderful Fortess Maximus if you mod the head along with a repaint.

    One example can be seen here: http://tfmaster.com/gallery_kb0177.php

    I've seen others that were very well executed as well

    Scratching my head pretty hard trying to think of a toy that would make a good Kup :( 
     
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    sweet fort max, but i dont know, i seem to like metroplex better. just tryin to stick to early g1 like pre and around the time of the movie....

    maybe armada sideways into wreck gar? he is a cycle bot
     
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    sweet fort max, but i dont know, i seem to like metroplex better. just tryin to stick to early g1 like pre and around the time of the movie....

    maybe armada sideways into wreck gar? he is a cycle bot
     
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    ill put up pics soon of my smokescreen head paint up. if you paint the lower part of the crest it can actually almost have the same line as the antenna or whatever on the originals. it doesnt look half bad and does wonders for the homage.
     
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    ill put up pics soon of my smokescreen head paint up. if you paint the lower part of the crest it can actually almost have the same line as the antenna or whatever on the originals. it doesnt look half bad and does wonders for the homage.
     
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    That Prowl and Bluestreak are excellent. I'm half tempted to try that, but I can't escape the feeling that Botcon may deliver them.
     

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