Minor/Repaint: Classics Swindle

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by Shinobitron, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. Shinobitron

    Shinobitron Cybertronian Ninja

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2008
    Posts:
    1,001
    Trophy Points:
    142
    Likes:
    +6
    Ebay:
    Swindle is a basic repaint of Strongarm with some mino head modding. I resculpted his head to better resemble his G1 self which included a bigger nose and sunglasses. I filled the Energon star port with sculpt and drilled a hole ion the center for the large gun placement. I made him a gun that combins just like the original figure out of various GI joe weapons and fodder I had lying around. The large gun can be attached to his side as seen!

    Hope ya dig 'em!
     

    Attached Files:

  2. scouse--13

    scouse--13 13

    Joined:
    May 25, 2008
    Posts:
    186
    Trophy Points:
    56
    Likes:
    +0
    thats a cool g1 style custom r u going to do a full team and if so r thay going to combine
     
  3. SMOG

    SMOG Vocab-champion ArgueTitan

    Joined:
    May 13, 2006
    Posts:
    17,587
    Trophy Points:
    297
    Location:
    Robot Narnia, Quebec
    Likes:
    +88
    Nicely done! It looks perfect as Swindle!

    Admittedly, this mold has always been the most obvious choice for a Swindle mod. The alt-mode, colour and general shape of the robot are all bang-on, so it surprises me that I don't see this more often.

    zmog
     
  4. maximus_primal

    maximus_primal Autobot

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2007
    Posts:
    1,247
    Trophy Points:
    142
    Likes:
    +1
    That is sweet!!!
     
  5. catch22

    catch22 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2007
    Posts:
    1,820
    Trophy Points:
    137
    Likes:
    +5
    Ebay:
    Very nice! Swindle's a perfect fit for that mold.

    What'd you use for the windows? It looks to clean for marker...
     
  6. kalron

    kalron Technician/Sculptor

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2008
    Posts:
    1,518
    Trophy Points:
    137
    Likes:
    +8
    Very nice, love the purple!!! Too bad there is no other scouts that fit the mold for a good Bruticus, no choppers, no shuttles, no tanks...what a crime.
     
  7. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2007
    Posts:
    10,550
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Likes:
    +46
    It kinda looks like the animated version of Swindle, but still very bad ass.
     
  8. autobotx23

    autobotx23 Banned

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2006
    Posts:
    5,325
    Trophy Points:
    211
    Likes:
    +0
    I like the cannon. Nice work, bro.
     
  9. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2004
    Posts:
    27,867
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    296
    Likes:
    +3
    nice shade of purple. Surprised you painted the whole upper surface instead of just the front, but it still looks good. Nice head mod and gun too.
     
  10. General Tekno

    General Tekno Self-Styled #1 Lugnut Fan

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2006
    Posts:
    10,029
    News Credits:
    223
    Trophy Points:
    322
    Location:
    The Teknodrome
    Likes:
    +239
    I've always thought that Cybertron Swindle is a good homage. But that works too.
     
  11. SMOG

    SMOG Vocab-champion ArgueTitan

    Joined:
    May 13, 2006
    Posts:
    17,587
    Trophy Points:
    297
    Location:
    Robot Narnia, Quebec
    Likes:
    +88
    Well, to be fair, there are the Energon combiners. The helicopters aren't bad and one of the wedge-jets from the Energon Superion would make a passable... space.. jet... or something. Deluxe Classics Tank Megatron is also small enough to make for a credible Brawl in that scale too...

    What's more, I'm sure it's been done by now... though I can't think of a complete set off the top of my head.

    zmog
     
  12. Shinobitron

    Shinobitron Cybertronian Ninja

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2008
    Posts:
    1,001
    Trophy Points:
    142
    Likes:
    +6
    Ebay:
    I thought about his too. I always thought that Blast Off should have been something other than a Space Shuttle, when the last time u seen a Space Shuttle in "COMBAT". He should have been some type of Fighter jet IMO>
     
  13. kalron

    kalron Technician/Sculptor

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2008
    Posts:
    1,518
    Trophy Points:
    137
    Likes:
    +8
    hmmm...Kickback/Blight and Blackout/Stormcloud would work pretty well, and I guess Barricade would work for an Onslaught...but instead of the Superion wedge-jets, how about Energon Starscream; does he fit size wise?


    I agree...Energon Starscream.
     
  14. hXcpunk23

    hXcpunk23 The Chaos Bringer

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2007
    Posts:
    3,021
    Trophy Points:
    171
    Likes:
    +0
    Ebay:
    Energon Starscream would be cool to see, but he's a deluxe and just a bit larger than the scouts.

    Back on topic, this looks great, Shinobitron! I've been kicking around the idea of making an "updated" Classics Bruticus doing something like this, but I've been working on too much lately to go any further than the planning stages. Keep up the great work!
     
  15. Shinobitron

    Shinobitron Cybertronian Ninja

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2008
    Posts:
    1,001
    Trophy Points:
    142
    Likes:
    +6
    Ebay:
    Just an FYI next combaticon up is TRUE Onslaught then Blastoff
     
  16. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2004
    Posts:
    27,867
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    296
    Likes:
    +3

    The space shuttle is launched frequently for military applications. launching spy satellites, repairing them, it did tests for STARWARS, and currently they're working on this:

    [​IMG]



    This would be launchable EVERY 24 hours, and would be equipped with "Rods of God", smart-capable hardened rods that could penetrate and destroy underground bunkers over 150 meters deep! Seems appropriate to me.
     

Share This Page