Minor/Repaint: Classics / Universe 2.0 Jazz

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  1. Erector

    Erector I ruined the Hall of Fame

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    Jazz to Moonbase 2, Jazz to Moonbase 2...

    Come on now, who doesn't love Jazz? I'm slightly surprised that, as one of the most prominent 'bots from the G1 series, he hasn't been redone in Classics / Universe. And no, I don't count the Legends as a real toy ;)  So I took a Silverstreak (couldn't find a cheap Prowl, who would've worked a bit better) and used that instead! He's completed with a repro head from the Botcon 08 Jazz which fits perfectly onto this toy. I did a slight mod on the chest to bulk it out slightly, which I think makes it look a lot more like Jazz and sets it apart from the other 4 or 5 versions of this mold in my Classics collection!

    As always I used Citadel paints... the toy was coated with a primer and then sprayed with Skull White. Other colours used were Chaos Black, Blood Red, Mithril Silver and a custom blue made from Enchanted Blue and Skull white. The decals were G1 Jazz ones from Reprolabels, though retrospectively I might have used Alternator ones instead.

    As always, constructive criticism and comments are welcomed!!! :thumb 
     

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  2. knook

    knook Let the Virus Consume You

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    Amazing work Jon!
    Can't wait to see more from you
     
  3. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    Its solid. Meaning its cool.
     
  4. JazzEd

    JazzEd Truckasaurus!

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    Great job, bro! Love that head. Much props!
     
  5. stratonrye

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    Locustreign you have just made a great addition to the many awesome Jazz repaints I've seen recently. Your paint job looks great, Jazz's head IS perfect on that body, I love how you put the stripes on his spoiler, you did a masterful job of filling that hood thing, and... welll, it just looks great! That's it! I am making one of these! It's so easy to do at the most basic level (repaint, add repros, and trade heads) and I could probably pull off sculpting the front end a little bit to be more Porsche-like if I tried. I am PM F_R tomorrow. DONE!!! End of story.



    One question though, why do you think you should have used the Alternator decals retrospectively instead of the regular G1 labels? Are the G1 labels a smidge to small or something?
     
  6. Shelfwarmercon

    Shelfwarmercon Well-Known Member

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    The design certainly fits right in with Universe/Classics :) 
     
  7. Erector

    Erector I ruined the Hall of Fame

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    Exactly that. They're a little on the small side, so I couldn't get the stripe on the roof, couldn't get the stripes around his wheels properly, a few other things. At least with the alt ones I could've cut to fit :D 
     
  8. Cashanova

    Cashanova Sons Of Unicron PTT

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    Dude, thats awesome!!! Where did you get the head from?
     
  9. Erector

    Erector I ruined the Hall of Fame

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    Thanks! I bought it from Lucs actually. I think I got the last ones he had. I know Frenzy_Rumble is selling them in his trade thread though :) 
     
  10. Takara_destron

    Takara_destron Mainly lurking these days

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    Wow he looks fantastic. Nice work Jon! :D 

    ....now make me one :p 
     
  11. JAYSCREAM

    JAYSCREAM CACHOW!

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    Cool as anything!
     
  12. stratonrye

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    Thanks man, that's good to know. I'm surprised that the guys at reprolabels haven't made custom labels for a classics Jazz yet. I mean with all the Jazz repaints out there it just seems so obvious. Actually, I bet they are working on one now and they just haven't released it yet. I wonder..do you think the numbers, Porsche labels, etc. will be too big on the Prowl mold? I might need to do a little more research before I decide which to order.
     
  13. Omnius

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    Awesome job! :D 
     
  14. Erector

    Erector I ruined the Hall of Fame

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    They might be a bit big actually. It would make a lot of sense for Reprolabels to do one but hey... maybe they will in the future :D 
     

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