Minor/Repaint: Classics / Universe 2.0 Artfire repaint

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  1. Erector

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    Having gotten my filthy mitts on a cheap advance Voyager Inferno from the Universe 2.0 line, myself and Omnius were having a discussion about repaint potential. The obvious Grapple came up, then one of us suggested Artfire. "Nah," we thought, "why would Hasbro do that". And they probably won't. So I did.

    One of the more simple repaints in PRINCIPLE, this actually turned out to be a bit of a pain. The feet repaint was relatively simple, as it was a simple case of undo a load of screws. The chest however isn't held together with screws at all, but a shitload of pins. Now I HATE removing pins with a passion, so I ended up doing the entire thing without disassembing the chest whatsoever, which involved a crapload of masking tape and a big plastic bag.

    Anyway, simple repaint apart from that - undercoated with Citadel Skull White spraypaint, then went over by hand with "normal" Citadel Skull White paint to get a more vibrant finish. Some mistakes patched up with Chaos Black :D 

    Now updated with his Targetmaster! And new alt mode pics, woo!
     

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  2. Red leader

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    bloody good job old bean, looks really nice mate.
     
  3. dsn1014

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    are you going to make a spot for his nebulon to attach? really very nice, we need to get a Stepper custom done too. I'm looking forward to the robot mode pics.
     
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    That's real nice man, very smooth job!


    How is he to handle with those custom paints on him?
     
  5. Erector

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    @DSN: Yeah, I will make a spot for his nebulon to attach. Just want to wait and see how big the peg is before I start to build something :D  As for Stepper, I'm waiting for Jazz to come out before I do that. I was looking at turning a Prowl into a Jazz / Stepper, but I can't find a decent head for him :( 

    @ MB: He's fine to handle - he does get a bit of scratching in fairness but most of the joints around the places where I've painted don't rub TOO badly. At least, not that I've checked :D  Fortunately I tend to keep my customs in 'bot mode so hopefully damage should be limited at best!!
     
  6. Lucs

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    Looks pretty cool so far. Were their heads similar? If not are you gonna switch it out for a more accurate one?

    EDIT nevermind me. I didn't realize Artifire was essentially to Inferno what Stepper is to Jazz. Oh and Action Master Jazz makes a good head for Classics version. I got a loose one on ebay for $8
     
  7. Erector

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    Lucs, cheers for the idea about Action Master Jazz. Certainly not a bad call, although I'd feel a bit evil destroying a G1 toy for a custom :lol 

    Just finished dinner so bot mode pics should be up in the next hour or so!
     
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    Dang I guess I'm more eveil than I thought I was. I've destroyed like 6 G1 Soundwaves for custom Alt Soundwaves :D  To be fair they are usually junkers if that makes me any less evil

    Oh yeah and check out my WIP thread about Action Master Jazz to see what I mean
     
  9. Erector

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    Wow, you're right, that works really well. Cheers for the heads up. Looks like Stepper is my next project :D 
     
  10. Erector

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    Added a few bot mode pictures - it's dark over here at the moment, and I don't have a lightbox so need sunlight to take decent shots, so will add more tomorrow!!
     
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    Looks pretty good in bot mode. It's not popping out for me though maybe some added details to set him apart from Inferno a bit more
     
  12. Erector

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    Yeah, I was thinking that myself. What I'd love to do is get some Japanese fire engine markings onto him. Will look into that :) 

    edit: also just realised I forgot to put on his Autobot symbol. D'oh!
     
  13. knook

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    Nice work :) 
     
  14. Ramrider

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    For your Stepper, how about getting hold of a Jazz head cast if you don't want to wreck an original?

    This looks spot on, nice work.
    Personally, though, I wouldn't use a Nightstick to play the role of Fracas, simply because they look so different. I've got a Firebolt in the works (who's much more similar), and I'm making him from a Minicon Liftor (from Armada Smokecreen). With the vehicle bits taken off, he's already well on the way to making a good gun. Might be worth considering.
     
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    great job my man. i dig it and might have to do that.
     
  16. Erector

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    Hmm, I have to say I can't picture that. You got any pics? My plan was to do a few mods to Nightstick to differentiate him at least :) 

    New bot mode pics incoming.
     
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    pretty sweet man. Now someone needs to make a Hauler hehehe. I cant' wait to get one of these for my Defensor project.
     
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    Very nice!
     
  19. Ramrider

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    Well, this pic was taken before removing the vehicle parts (I eventually removed the wheels, forks and hood piece), but should give you a decent idea of how well it'd work as a gun even before further modding.

    http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a138/khepris-throne/DSCF7591.jpg
     
  20. Erector

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    Aha, I see what you mean. I might give that a shot; on the other hand, I've got some ideas on how to mod Nightstick as well but until I've got him "in hand" I can't be sure 100% if they'll work. Decisions decisions! :D 
     

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