Minor/Repaint: Classics Stepper w/ Targetmaster

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  1. Jarrod

    Jarrod Semi-retired Builder

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    Really surprised so few of these have been done so far.

    Anyway, Stepper is, naturally, a pretty straight forward repaint of Jazz. The flames are straight G1 Stepper Reprolabels, while the gold stripes on the windshield and spoiler are cut to shape from the excess sticker sheet.

    His Targetmaster, Nebulon, is one of Ramrider's amazing Gunslinger figures, specifically Truncheon, seeing as he is based off of Cyclonus'/Stepper's original G1 Targetmaster. I've built a 3mm rod into Stepper's spoiler allowing the TM to attach in vehicle mode (thanks for building that 3mm clip into the kit Ramrider!)

    Stepper can either hold Nebulon in his hands like a normal gun, or attach to the scratchbuilt shoulder clip to mimic the G1 toy. I've also modified a G1 Jazz launcher to attach to this clip, and gave him a G1 gun, for a fully armed Stepper much like the reissue.

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    Thanks for looking!
     

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  2. Angelwave

    Angelwave Physical Maintenance.....

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    OH WOW.....................that is a thing of beauty. :eek: 
     
  3. Satomiblood

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    You did a wonderful job with this. I had this in the pipeline since December, but your execution of it is way better than anything I could even imagine. The paint, detail work, and decals all look flawless. I think this will start a wave of imitations in Radicons, but it's too good not to do.
     
  4. Cycrolus

    Cycrolus Herald of Primus

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    This is awesome. I like how the repolabels fit so well. I can't wait to do mine but I have too many projects as is.
     
  5. ultramagnus69

    ultramagnus69 GTL

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    Holy fuck.
     
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    Wow perfectly executed! Great work!
     
  7. benclark1982

    benclark1982 Well-Known Member

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    Nicely done. Love the Target Master and the added clip on his shoulder to mimic the G1 version.
     
  8. destrongerlupus

    destrongerlupus #MoreSawBoss

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    Perfection, no other word for it!
     
  9. darthdevious

    darthdevious Destroyer of Worlds

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    That is about as perfect as you can get!
     
  10. beigoma

    beigoma Autobot TFW2005 Supporter

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    That paint job looks super slick. Is the hood transformation giving any trouble with paint scratch?
     
  11. nellie131

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    DAMN! you proper beat me to this! im working on it right now apart from a few differences mine is looking very similar but im going with a flat paint finish and different decals.

    your paint is so super smooth it looks good enough to eat! - in other words please hasbr/takara take a hint and make this!!
     
  12. landmind666

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    wow where did you find stickers. i couldn't find any without taking them from my reissue. i love how u figured out how to attach the tm. so how did u make that clip so i can make one for my stepper
     
  13. cheetor71

    cheetor71 Autobot

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    Nice job. I like it. Looks nice and clean
     
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    I can't say I like the hood sticker partially covering the head lights, but what're you to do? I wish the surfaces of items produced via Shapeways were smoother... but that's really not under your control... Anyway, this guy looks great! Awesome stuff.

    - Alty
     
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    Awesome. Very Beatifull.
     
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    Total perfection. You Sir have made my day.
     
  17. Satomiblood

    Satomiblood Prototype Black

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    Eh, who needs headlights when you're a robot that transforms into a bitchin' ride?
     
  18. wolverenz

    wolverenz Decepticon

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    where did you get the decals on?
     
  19. plowking

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

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    Nicely done Jarrod. :thumb 
     
  20. Jarrod

    Jarrod Semi-retired Builder

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    I expected some, but nope, none.

    Reprolabels.com. Its just the G1 Stepper set repurposed. The clip is built with some styrene and 3mm polyrod. It just slides onto the lip behind his head/shoulder, and the TM clip onto the polyrod.

    Yeah, I originally wanted to keep the headlights, but figured the full sized sticker was more important. I too would love if the Shapeways material was smoother, but I've grown more used to it....I've decided to convince myself that the Targetmasters "in real life" must just be built of a different type of metal than regular TFs...or something.
     

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