Minor/Repaint: Classics Thrust w/ Slight Twist

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  1. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    As I mentioned in the Classics Dirge thread, this custom was not made for me, but is a commission by Tamo536. I felt that the customs I'd seen of this particular character/line could be improved to be better than simply slapping on some G1 Thrust wings and painting it. I didn't like how he looked with his wings sitting up so high, and plus that height made the wings look grossly too large for the body of the jet and robot. What I did was I took the connector piece that the main wings attach to and I trimmed off the one corner that isn't rounded off, thus allowing me to swivel them the opposite direction when flipping them back behind the body, allowing them to sit lower on the torso. Doing this makes the bottom of the wings show forward in robot mode, so I couldn't simply use Thrust wings. I had Tamo send me a second set (junker) of Thrust wings and I stole the engine shrouds off them. I ground these all the way down so they would not make his wings too thick for his jet mode, and then glued them onto the bottom surface of the wings so that he'd have the correct detail and colorings in his robot form.

    For paint, I used the new Mythical Maroon from the Testor's One-Coat line, silver, gloss red, and I dyed the forearms, feet, and nullrays. The torso I didn't have to dye as its from a Skywarp.



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  2. Nemesis Predaking

    Nemesis Predaking Offical Enforcer WTF@TFW Veteran

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    Great idea RL.
    I've been think about this very same problem for a while now.
    I may just have to steal..... Er i mean borrow it ;) 
    Whenever I get around to doing it.
     
  3. DeeJay

    DeeJay Bluestreak Brony

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    What so... you added the shroud off a second set of G1 wings, to the bottom of the first set of G1 wings? That's pretty slick.

    I didn't understand what you said about the connecting piece, though. Are you talking about the G1 connecting piece, or the Classics Ramjet connecting piece?
     
  4. solidus

    solidus Shivaker Jazz

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    Thats huge ! I mean big big big time seeker ! COOL !!!

    AS Michaelangelo from TMNT would say :

    Fantabuloso !!
     
  5. REDLINE

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    The one on Ramjet. (or in this case, Skywarp hehehe) The piece that is basically just a rectangle that is riveted to the torso, and has a hole for the wings to peg into. the front two corners are rounded off, and on the back of it only one of the two corners are rounded off. This only allows you to flip the wings back up and over. By rounding off the remaining corner, you can flip them back yet keep the wings facing the same direction as they do in jet mode, so the bottom faces forward instead of the top facing forward. In the case of the Thrust wings, this also makes them sit slightly lower. I did this very same mod on my Microburst. This allowed those canard wings (like on my Dirge I just posted the same time as this thread) to stay high and sit behind his shoulders so he has a different look than what Dirge here does, at least in robot mode.
     
  6. Red Alert

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    Very impressive :drool: 
     
  7. Soundwarp

    Soundwarp Next victim please TFW2005 Supporter

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    Wow i really need one!!!
     
  8. TheDevastator

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    Amazing! The paint and your application technique are a sight to behold. I'm sure your commissioner will be very happy!
     
  9. JOHNDILLINGA

    JOHNDILLINGA This Space For Rent!

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    I can understand wanting the duel fanjet look on the wings but it looks like they were half done with the gap between the two pieces, do you plan to fill those in or leave it as is?
     
  10. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    I'd so want that.

    G1 Thrust Wing FTW!!!!!
     
  11. Ramrider

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    Nicely done, sir! :D 
     
  12. Transfan65

    Transfan65 Well-Known Member

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    me loves some thrust
     
  13. plowking

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

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    Thats pretty sweet bud!!..... I'm gonna want one just like it :thumb 
     
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    Your right, that mod is slight but makes a big difference.
    I'm crowning you and Spurt "The Seeker Kings" !!

    Great work, bro.
     
  15. dark69

    dark69 BlackArachnia Terrorize!

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  16. REDLINE

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    Thanks for all the comments guys. :) 
     
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    Amazing!! Great solution for the fanjet motors! He looks so much more sinister the way you painted it!! The stock one doesn't even compare! :bowdown: 
     
  18. Ptitvite

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    Ahhhh! This is what you did'nt want to show me!! Well done!
     
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    I can't believe you went with red eyes!
    meh, no matter, the rest of it's sweetness more than makes up for it.:p 
     
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    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    That maroon couldn't be more perfect! You've put a lot of hard work into this guy, and it's certainly paid off. Every bit of your hard work gives this guy a lot of nice subtlety in the physical mods. You've really done a great job on this guy :thumb 
     

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