Minor/Repaint: Classics Wheeljack and Windcharger

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  1. autobotx23

    autobotx23 Banned

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    In my eagerness to get this bad boy posted, I did forget to give credit to the original artist responsible for the digi-bash that this custom was based on, White Mocha. It's a great piece in my opinion and does a good likeness of all of the characters he interprets.

    Typically the only characters you can paint int the same mold are the traditional ones. You know, the seekers, the Lambo bros, the Prowl clan and a few others, But surprisingly the Energon/Universe Downshift mold works well for these guys.

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    Both received the Gundam arm upgrade, but I went a lil' custom decal crazy with Wheeljack (C'mon, if you can go decal crazy with ANYONE, shouldn't be Wheeljack? Really!) One of my major goals was to make sure his "wings" and his spoiler were one and the same. So, I modded the spoiler from a junker TFTM Jazz, allowing it to pivot and also magnetically attach to both his alt and robot modes.

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    I also threw in his Shockblast Cannon, this one doesn't explode in his hands, though. :thumb 

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    Windcharger's head started as a Classics 2.0 Ratchet with some additional styrene for that box look.

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    Thanks to Destronger Lupus for his patience, and for him allowing me to add 2 of my works to his collection. :thumb  As usual, Crits and Comms, welcome,
     

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  2. sentinalsupreme

    sentinalsupreme Well-Known Member

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    so so so cool
     
  3. lotussouljah

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    Hey ax23, good to see you alive and well! These two look awesome! Though WJ's head looks strangely huge, but that's stock from Downshift. Hmmm...How come Windcharger doesn't get your insane arsenal of weapons treatment, give him at least one blaster, brother! Great idea with the wings from TFTM Jazz's spoiler but it's too bad you can't see much of it from the front. I hope D/L's happy with it, cause if he's happy, I'm happy! Thanks for sharing these with us, can't wait what's up next for you! :D 
     
  4. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Wow, I just finished my Universe WJ custom with the same mold yesterday! You've went a LOT further than I did, and I really like everything you've done! I cut off the enlongated hubcap off of the wheel of mine, as it bothered me so much. I would have hardly thought of using the same mold for WC though; good call! Great work as always :thumb 
     
  5. IF_IR_IE_IE_ID

    IF_IR_IE_IE_ID USAF Seeker

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    stellar work as always. glad to have you working on my tail,, uh wait....
     
  6. cheetor71

    cheetor71 Autobot

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    Awesome job on these two. They look great.
     
  7. Bumblebee92

    Bumblebee92 Wheeljack Fan

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    that is an awsome wheeljack i wish i could buy that mold still
     
  8. evil ivotron

    evil ivotron destroy'em all

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    neat idea. good job
     
  9. destrongerlupus

    destrongerlupus #MoreSawBoss

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    YAY! So happy to finally see this finished!

    Amazing work!

    Can't wait to get 'em in hand!
     
  10. mampy

    mampy Movie-Accurate Mampy

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    I thought you made these from Galaxy Convoy :lolol 

    Great work on these guys, man. Nice, clean Classics-style paintjob with some nice touches of drybrushing. :thumb 
     
  11. Optym

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    Those are beautiful man! Makes me want to find my wheeljack and do a paintjob. Love your stuff
     
  12. hXcpunk23

    hXcpunk23 The Chaos Bringer

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    Very nice work, my friend! Wheeljack looks great, but I gotta say, that Windcharger really looks sweet. Never thought of using that mold for WC, but it definitely works. The paint apps look great and I love the detail you put into these. The hands help make these even better.
     
  13. brr-icy

    brr-icy G1 Collector

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    you're making me want to fix up my downshift, we'll see...he might get it soon, good work
     
  14. destrongerlupus

    destrongerlupus #MoreSawBoss

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    In fairness the original idea for Windcharger originated with WhiteMocha's BotCon 2010 digibash thread.

    But it was an INSPIRED idea!
     
  15. ORIO

    ORIO Plant-Based Bot Super Mod News Staff

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    Nice! I've been wanting to see someone do WC since I saw Whitemochas digibash.
    Was the head difficult to do?
     
  16. VestigialHeart1

    VestigialHeart1 Well-Known Member

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    I have my Downshift displayed for the moment with my Classics. Have you considered rotating the legs around to get the more vintage look?
     
  17. the (H)i(GH)con

    the (H)i(GH)con raver-in-diguise

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    I really like these two. I'm not so sure about the blue headlights on WJ though. They seem like they stand out too much. Other than that though, pure win!
     
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    Nice! :thumb 
     
  19. RodimusDawg

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    Well that does it time to take Downshift out and bash it into WheelJack. As if I don't have enough to do already.

    Sweet job on these ABX23. Are those waterslides on WJ?
     
  20. autobotx23

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    Nope, not at all. Just takes a few styrene strips, some super glue and some sanding, Id say all together maybe an hour, bro. (or for me, 3 episodes of Bleach....Getsuga Tensho!!!!!)

    Yep, it turned out great. Your gonna love him when he gets there this week. :thumb 

    I wish I could even take credit for it, but I can't! But yep, Windcharger is my personal fave. The head seems to fit he scale very well. :thumb 

    Yep. Let me know if you want a set on the cheap, I printed 2. :thumb 
     

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