Minor/Repaint: Classics Rumble and Frenzy (RIBFIR Forever!)

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  1. Lucs

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    I finally got around to finishing a project! I've had FRENZY done for a while (posted a pic of him in this thread in December 2008 http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/210267-cybertron-drift-2.html) but RUMBLE was a bit more involved (I was holding out for the Galaxy Force blue Ramble to make him out of but it's not easy to find and it's expensive)

    These two are fairly easy to do customs. I used a red and yellow Cybertron Scrapmetal, a soldering iron to pop their ugly little heads off and replaced them with the heads of Energon Windrazor and Treadshot. The yellow one became RUMBLE (I grew up watching the cartoons so RIBFIR and I know I'm wrong:) ) I decided that leaving the joints yellow would cut down on wear and just make the project easier but still look like RUMBLE. The one thing I didn't do was paint his eyes red, not sure if I ever will or if I want to.

    Either way these are done and my Classics shelf is a little closer to being complete. Please feel free to leave me comments and be as brutally honest as you'd like to be. I know the paint isn't perfect and it doesn't bother me :D 
    It's acrylic, I used a brush and the light blue is Citadel 'Space Wolves Grey' (apparently space wolves are powder blue, go figure) and the other blue is Model Masters 'Dark Blue' (not that dark if you ask me but maybe that's why I don't have a job naming paints)

    I'm wondering if anyone else has seen this mod before besides when I posted sneek peek of it late last year. Not sure if I should be giving credit to anyone or if it was my idea. :crazy: :inquisiti 

    If you'd like me to make one or both of them for you shoot me a PM

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    The gang so far
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    Their alt modes
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    Alternate transformation, kind of more like their old selves
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    Gotta do the fist bump
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    Party it up!
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    Nobody calls Soundwave uncrazimatic!
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  2. Zherbus

    Zherbus In Shogo Hasui, we trust.

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    Amazing work. I love those!
     
  3. TCracker

    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

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    Love it!
     
  4. overbeast.inc

    overbeast.inc Well-Known Member

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    RIBFIR! *dancy dancy*
     
  5. lotussouljah

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    I...FREAKIN...LOVE THIS!!!! Really, great job bro!! I'll turn a blind eye for this special occasion and tell myself that your blue guy is Rumble, and the red one is Frenzy lol!! Your fun shots of these mouthy punks are sweet, had a good laugh at the end. YEAH, nobody calls Soundwave uncrassimatic!!!!

    When you said "soldering iron", did you cut/shave the head off? Or just pop it off a ball joint then pop back in Windrazor's and Treadshot's heads? Paint looks great, I don't care what you say! I would paint the eyes red, for "the red guy", paint some black on the head to distance it from the red eyes. That's just me.

    Again, great job Lucs!!
     
  6. Lucs

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    I'm not sure I'm following my blue guy is Rumble.

    Thanks for the kind words man.

    The head on the main body figure, Scrapmetal, is held on with a pin tac type thing so I had to heat it up and pull the head off. The heads that are are there now from Treadshot/Windrazor only come off if you unscrew and pry the body apart then I dremeled the neck down so it would just pop on the hold left when I took the original head off of the Scrapmetals

    Now that you mention the head color on the 'red guy' I'm thinking I may go back and paint both of their heads over again
     
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  7. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Very nice!
     
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    I've got these two guys in the works as we speak. Nice job!
     
  9. Lucs

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    Thanks guys!
    Yeah I try to throw in a little humor with my postings :D 
     
  10. ironarm

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    awesome dude awesome
     
  11. prime13

    prime13 UCHUU KITAAAA

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    your not wrong... rumble IS BLUE and frenzy IS RED.
     
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    LOL this is totally open to debate!! no FIBRIR wars please. Besides, everyone knows that Rumble is BLUE, Frenzy is RED. Jeez. Haha I watched the cartoon as a kid, that's where my knowledge is based.

    It's up to you bro! I meant paint red eyes for BOTH of them, but for Mr. Red there, a different colour head, like black, to separate the eyes from the rest of the head. Man, so much confusion over two cassettes....
     
  15. Lucs

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    Cool man, can't wait to see your take on them. Can you give away any details about your project?
    Thanks!
    Oh yes I get it now. Also after looking at the cartoon pics if I go the route of painting there eyes I might swap the heads and paint Rumble's head blue instead of painting both of the heads. Since Rumble's current head is black it would fit perfectly on Frenzy and I would only have to paint a silver face and red eyes on it
     
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    great job on these punks! love the alt heads. they are perfect.
     
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    Rirfib!
     
  18. lotussouljah

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    That sounds great bro! EXACTLY! But again, it's totally up to you, it's your custom, you should totally do the way you, and only you, want it!!! Keep it up sir, looking to see Buzzsaw, Ratbat, Overkill and Slugfest to complete the posse!!
     
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    Not yet, but thread coming very soon. Rumble is pretty much finished. Just need to find a Treadshot head for Frenzy and get him painted up.
     
  20. prime13

    prime13 UCHUU KITAAAA

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    fixed;) 
     

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