Minor/Repaint: Classics Wheeljack

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  1. RRavage

    RRavage MMC follower......

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    Well, after debating wether to add my work here or not, i thought what the hell!

    So, i present my take on Wheeljack. Looking through previous entries, i noticed a lot of Streaker molds being used, which to me, didnt say Wheeljack. Not dis-crediting their creators, but Wheeljack to me wasnt a tall lanky sports car, but a dumpy short sports car.

    I also used a mold which stayed as close to the original transformation to the G1 toy, and here is what i came up with.
     

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  2. catch22

    catch22 Well-Known Member

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    Very well done! I could see people whose mind's eye image of Wheeljack is based on the G1 toy preferring this look.
     
  3. solidus

    solidus Shivaker Jazz

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    Great work. That is how Wheeljack should transorm :) 
     
  4. MetroBoy

    MetroBoy Keeper of the Cheese

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    Outstanding!
     
  5. RRavage

    RRavage MMC follower......

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    Thats exactly the look i wanted, and am trying to carry it through my little ( why i say little i dont know, its HUGE ) project over the next year, so expect more to come!
     
  6. Ptitvite

    Ptitvite Construction worker

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    Very nice and I love the shoulder mounted gun and the winged back pack! Totally G1ish!
     
  7. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    I got to say its pretty cool, so he's short big whoop at least we see a different mold of him and I think its awesome. Keep up the good work and keep them coming.
     
  8. RRavage

    RRavage MMC follower......

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    Cheers dude. For my project, im aiming for a G1 inspired/based look, based on transformation, looks, alt mode types and character bios.

    The wings had no where to go in vehicle mode, so i improvised. A little imagination goes a long way! The big gun is the gadget he made but blew up in his face ( cant remember which ep it was ) and the wings with the backpack are an energy converter, using sunlight to power the gun.......well thats my take on it lol!
     
  9. Erector

    Erector I ruined the Hall of Fame

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    Very impressive! :D 
     
  10. Mad_Jester

    Mad_Jester Wreckers

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    Very nice! Is the pin stripping paint or vinyl stickers or something?

    Either way, I never thought a Wheeljack based on a Bumblebee mold would work, but you have proved me wrong. Great job!
     
  11. RRavage

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    The stickers are from Reprolabels, which have been cut down and modified to fit the mold. I had some doubts about using the BB mold, and i knew i was taking a chance, but it worked, and i love it!
     
  12. plowking

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

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    This is so awesome.

    I absolutely dig it. :thumb 
     
  13. Nemesis Predaking

    Nemesis Predaking Offical Enforcer WTF@TFW Veteran

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    YES !!!!
    More love for Wheeljack.
    :drool: 
     
  14. spoonman

    spoonman Kitbasher extrordinaire!

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    Wow man! That is so outside the box! I dont think I would have ever thought of that but it absolutely works! Excellent work!
     
  15. Mastergeorge

    Mastergeorge I should burn my wallet.

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    Like it better than the sunstreaker mold ones.
     
  16. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    Really great job on this. I love it.
     
  17. Lucs

    Lucs This Guy!

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    That's a really good custom for your debute in Radicons. Welcome to the fold!

    Really imaginative with the add-ons and reprolabels. Who's next in line?
     
  18. RRavage

    RRavage MMC follower......

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    Thanks for the welcome, ive been lurking for a while, so i decided to take the plunge!

    As for whose next..........Swerve, Trailbreaker, Grapple, Jazz, Sideswipe, Beachcomber, Brawl...the list goes on!

    I'll let it out now, so i dont have to re-list every name....im re-creating the G1 US toy list from 1984 to 1987 in an updated Classics/Universe form. Not all will be bashes, some will be repaints of newer molds, or have additions with items that feature in the G1 cartoon or Marvel comics. For instance Sideswipe now has a rocket pack, Botcon Huffer has smokestacks, Ironhide has a G1 colour scheme etc.

    Im just waiting on Hound and Ratchet to complete the 1984 Bots!
     
  19. Erector

    Erector I ruined the Hall of Fame

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    Holy crap, now that's a challenge. I'd love to see how you're going to do stuff like the headmasters. Are you planning on incorporating those gimmicks?
     
  20. RRavage

    RRavage MMC follower......

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    Hahah, now, im not going to go into the Head/Target/Powermaster range as yet, i have no want or need to ( although they are in the 1987 range ). Im going up to the Terracons and Technobots for now.

    During that time, im hoping my skills improve and widen in imagination for those toys. Hopefully Hasbro will help me out with some nice new Headmaster molds, which i cant see not happening as we have a new Targetmaster!

    We shall see, but for now the project is big enough, and if fairly expensive, especially when looking for parts!

    One character i cannot wait to do is Omega Supreme, who will be Supreme
    ( pun intended! ). How-ever...that means Metroplex will need to be bigger, and the only mold i can think of is...........Fortress Maximus! ( God help me! )
     

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