Minor/Repaint: classics voyager combaticon swindle

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  1. chansformers

    chansformers butcher of the bots

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    and the first to cross the finish line in the combaticon team is.....swindle!!!
    basically a repaint of marvel crossovers captain america.i removed the stock front fender/shoulder armor pieces(more g1-ish vehicle mode imho),cut off cap's head and replaced it with armada scavenger's head minus the antenna.2 "struxx" ball joints were added to him in certain spots to help him form bruticus's leg.his black bfg is salvaged from a "alien racers" r/c car with some bits added and also another "struxx" ball joint.it can magnetically attach to either his forearm or his shoulder and will also attach to a certain upcoming project
    the base figure was coated in metallic silver automotive enamel,then painted yellow/purple/black's in acrylics,covered once again with krylon matte clear.the black windows and decepticon symbol is vinyl.
     

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  2. WhiteMocha

    WhiteMocha TFW2005 Supporter

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    Oh man, I love this SO MUCH. REALLY nice job! I had never thought of that mold as Swindle, but it works extremely well!

    Once again, the Marvel Figures don't reach their full potential till kitbashers get a hold of them.
     
  3. thyvipera

    thyvipera ThyVipera

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    that looks great! i always love your work. will you be making the rest of the team? and combine them?
     
  4. chansformers

    chansformers butcher of the bots

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    but of course:D (i actually had a thread a week or so ago here with pics of these guys in the initial "w.i.p." stages)

    thanks man!!:) 
     
  5. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    That is awesome! Great job. That just works out so well.
     
  6. Lucs

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    Dang that thing looks awesome. Not a fan of the head you used but the look and colors fit pretty nicely. Paintwork looks really nice. Is that the final head you're using? I'm kind of used to Swindle having goggle type eyes
     
  7. OMEGAPRIME1983

    OMEGAPRIME1983 Well-Known Member

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    You make one for me too, yes?? Meeeee likey lots!!
     
  8. Nemesis Predaking

    Nemesis Predaking Offical Enforcer WTF@TFW Veteran

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    And Chans "The Machine" formers strikes again !!!!

    Personally I think the cannon looks a lil odd in alt mode, but it looks great in bot mode.
    So I guess it evens out. :lol 
     
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    That is cool, I don't think I have ever seen someone use that figure as a base for Swindle before.
     
  10. whiskeytango

    whiskeytango Combaticon

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    i like it. Looks alot more no nonsense than Swindle usually looks
     
  11. brr-icy

    brr-icy G1 Collector

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    chans....this is awesome, nice to see bruticus coming along
     
  12. eisen

    eisen "CUT ME SOME SLACKS!"

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    now he can make deals NOBODY will refuse :lol 

    you keep mentioning vinyl, how do you apply that? like regular paint?
     
  13. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    Nice. Man, Bruticus is going to be one big motherfn' combiner.
     
  14. Napjr

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    Looks pretty cool! nice work man!

    Im not fully sold on that head and im not sure either about removing the front fenders either... but still, great job! Cant wait to see the other combaticons :) 

    Currently im working on my own Bruticus and im also using this mold as Swindle, do you mind if i take some coloring cues from yours?
     
  15. chansformers

    chansformers butcher of the bots

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    for now the head is gonna stay put.but no custom is ever truly finished right?:p 

    it's actually like stickers.it comes in sheets in different sizes and thickness's and is usually pretty cheap in price depending on the color,etc.usually i just hand cut it with a olfa blade.it's good for 5-7-10 years life,and when you get sick of a certain color,heat it up and pull it off...no sanding/repainting required;p

    thanks ,and yeah,by all means,it's all about the sharing of info/ideas right?that's how more greater ideas are spawned:D 

    thanks for the nice comments guys!!
     
  16. spoonman

    spoonman Kitbasher extrordinaire!

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    Awesome! Really great paint apps! And if you're happy with it that's all that matters. Great work!
     
  17. johaneggink

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    Cool! Just got my captain A in the mail to do the same.
    Guess we will be seeing a lot of these, but you are the first and you set the bar.

    Really very cool.
     
  18. Howling

    Howling I'M NOT A GUY!!!

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    wow that works. now pack it up and send him to my house.
     
  19. cheetor71

    cheetor71 Autobot

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    Makes a great swindle. It really looks like a G1/Animated homage. I can't wait to see the others.
     
  20. ORIO

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    Dude, I love this. I've always like Armada Scavengers too.

    The vinyl intrigues me as well. Tutorial?
     

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