Minor/Repaint: Classics Throttlebots Searchlight and Rollbar

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  1. bradforj

    bradforj Well-Known Member

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    After making the Goldbug head, I was inspired to make a team of Classics Throttlebots. After doing Goldbug/Searchlight/Rollbar, I have now done half of the team.

    Searchlight is a re-purposed Legends Prowl. I never liked the concept of downsizing deluxes to legends anyway, so this is a good use of an otherwise useless figure to me. I taped off the grill and hands, then sprayed them light blue. I sanded the badge shaped detailing off of the shoulders. I took off the police lightbar. Other than that, it was as simple as a headswap.

    Rollbar was a little bit tougher. I did not want him to look like Brawn with a new head, so I literally carved away a G1 Rollbar chest with tampograph sticker and made a new chestplate. I then switched the heads. In vehicle mode, he looks like Brawn, but I differentiate by having the Henkei Brawn (different shade of green). I will eventually have the chestplate in the correct green, after I have it molded and cast in proper colors.

    The plan is to eventually offer small conversion kits for both of these, if there is demand. At this point in time, they are not ready to enter that stage, as I have Goldbug heads and Cliffjumper heads to get done first.
     

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  2. changy

    changy Well-Known Member

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    Cool nan I made my set mostly from legends bb
     
  3. spoonman

    spoonman Kitbasher extrordinaire!

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    Nice!
     
  4. Brunkion76

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    Nice job, I totally went the hard way with these and articulated the G1 figures. This would have been a much simpler approach, and just as effective.
     
  5. Voltron III

    Voltron III sum dum cum bum

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    good things dun here
     
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  7. Adamczuk

    Adamczuk Well-Known Member

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    Great use of the Legends size class! Can't wait to see the rest of the Throttlebots!
     
  8. Warpshard

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    these are really nice!
     

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