Minor/Repaint: Classics Wheeljack

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  1. thyvipera

    thyvipera ThyVipera

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    His labels finally came in the mail. I'll probably go back later and make him some better wings. and i might go back and repaint the green to match the stickers better. i'm not sure yet, i'm tired of messing with this guy at the moment.
     

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  2. Erector

    Erector I ruined the Hall of Fame

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    Those wings are really nice. How did you do them? and how do they attach?
     
  3. tformer0607

    tformer0607 Home in CT!

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    i want to knoaw 2 looks awsome the wings would go goood with hot rod if a lambo version was made
     
  4. thyvipera

    thyvipera ThyVipera

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    i made them out of styrene plastic. i glued them to the engine thing that came with sunstreaker, so they attach like it normally does. thanks for the comment guys
     
  5. Erector

    Erector I ruined the Hall of Fame

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    That's a damn good idea.

    Mind if I steal it for mine? :D 
     
  6. thyvipera

    thyvipera ThyVipera

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    lol, of course not.

    yep i made up my mind, i'll be repainting everything. i really want wheeljack to look, well, like an awesome looking wheeljack ;)  i think air brushing him will look ten times better.
     
  7. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    I think you did a great job on Wheeljack. I've seen alot of these Wheeljack clones and I've to say some to all of them are good to be awesome.
     
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    thats very cool cant wait to see the stickers on him. love the wings.
     
  9. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    I planned something similar, but they wings will be smaller so they can hide under the engine piece for Alt mode.
     
  10. Lucs

    Lucs This Guy!

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    That's pretty good so far. Don't think I've seen anyone mod the head like that, I like it! Good luck with the repaint
     
  11. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    Im loving this. it really yells out wheeljack
     
  12. Rotorstorm

    Rotorstorm OriginalRotorstorm Fanboy

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    It's good to see that someone else has decided to use the alternative leg transformation. you might want to turn the thighs around though so the screws aren't pointing forwards.
     
  13. solidus

    solidus Shivaker Jazz

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    Now this is a G-1 TFU version ! Hasbro should thank you guys for making their toys better than the factory :) 
     
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    I like the head mod aswell!! Thats a awesome idea. :) 
     
  15. Ramrider

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    Yeah, that head mod really works nicely; top work.

    I'm curious about the wings - do you just leave the whole engine block off in vehicle mode, or do you have a means to stash it? I think you might want to give the wings a once-over with a needle file or fine sandpaper, just to tidy them up; they look a little... makeshift to my eye. Though maybe a fresher paintjob alone will help that, I can't really tell.

    Oh, and I think the shoulder weapon works fine. A quick black paintjob and it'll look the bizniss. Actually, about that - I don't have the mould yet (very soon, I've got a couple on order), but I was thinking about having without the weapon, but giving the other two of them. As I recall from pics, the weapon stashes under the bottom to act as an exhaust - is there any room to fit two under there?
     
  16. thyvipera

    thyvipera ThyVipera

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    thanks for the comments guys,


    yea, i'm not happy with the wings at all, i didn't take my time with them. i'm going to re-do them, and i was thinking of maybe making them into a sword for wheeljack.

    oh, and about the sanding, what size/grade sandpaper is good when painting/customizing transformers?
     
  17. Ramrider

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    Cool, cool.

    Sandpaper - I'd get a couple of grades, one for actually sanding parts down (for reshaping, grinding out scratches and such), basically the finest grade of actual sandpaper you can find, and for the really fine work, wet-and-dry finishing paper. That's designed basically to produce really smooth finishes so you can paint over them, and is ideal for fine detail sanding on kitbashes, like smoothing out joins and corners.
     
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    Loving the wings!
     
  19. thyvipera

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    ok, great, thanks for the info.
     
  20. solidus

    solidus Shivaker Jazz

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    I tried that leg transformation and its good, but he won't have toes then :)  All you need to do is unscrew the thigh then switch legs and their good .
     

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