Minor/Repaint: Classics Whirl - The crazy chopper arrives

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by Joey_Santana, Nov 19, 2010.

  1. Joey_Santana

    Joey_Santana Shockwave fanboy

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    Salutations ya'll

    My new Wrecker is in the house.
    Just made this one out from a KO Bulkhead mold easily found around here.

    I've modeled a new head, mechanic claw, added a machinegun on it's left arm and changed the propeller blade.
    Little light blue highlights all over.

    Hope u guys like it.
     

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  2. Quantum

    Quantum Oh good

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    Dude, I love it! Wish I could find one of those KOs around here.
     
  3. Joey_Santana

    Joey_Santana Shockwave fanboy

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    The gang
     

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  4. Quantum

    Quantum Oh good

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    Please tutorial on how you did the Jumpstarters? Pretty please?

    And how solid is the KO used for Whirl? Any chance of sending one up to me in Canada?
     
  5. KnightHawkke

    KnightHawkke Flynn Lives TFW2005 Supporter

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    Very nice! they sure loved the blueish and white schemes in that crew eh lol
     
  6. D-Unit

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    Very nice, as usual. i remember when Bulkhead first came out, I was waiting for someone to make a custom of Whirl, and I think this is the first one (sorry to anyone if they made one and I never saw it). Very nice, never had Whirl as a toy, but I always liked him.
     
  7. SMOG

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    Dammit! I wish I could find those KO's... I managed to get one online, but it was only the desert version... I desperately want a blue one to do exactly this custom Whirl! :) 

    Nice work... the head is interesting. Did you make it out of a marker cap or something? There's something familiar about the shape.

    Your Wreckers look frickin' awesome together! :D 

    zmog
     
  8. Joey_Santana

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    Thanks!

    These KO's became a surprise form me, I found it accidentally while I was visiting the toy shops.


    You can find it here: http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/323592-classics-top-spin-wrecking-around-2.html

    The plastic ain't no that solid, I'd say kinda 5 out of 10 quality, no that bad... but you still can make good things out of it.

    The only problem about shipping 'em over to you is that the shipment itself will get almost twice the price of the toy in some cases.

    Toy coasts at brazilian retail about 25 USD and I estimate that the shipment to Canada around 30 USD on the post offices around here...quite unfair...

    Thanks.
    Yeah they look like some sort of squad hehe, I like these colours.
    I wonder when I'll be able to make the other guys, so the colours will get more varied.

    Well, I don't believe I'm the first guy to use this mold, I haven't done previous searches, but surelly there might be others.
    Thanks D-Unit.

    Thanks SMOG!

    This desert version is cool too! I almost got this one as I thought there weren't other colours available, when I noticed on the higher shelves the blue one were displayed. Good for me :) 

    Dude, those are popping up quite commonly in the toy shops here, no clue were they come from though as I threw the box away...

    Probably they should pop up soon at KO toys or another chinese websites.

    About the head, I knew someone would say it's is familiar HEHEHE
    Great that you figured it out, but just in case you want to kill your curiosity.

    The front part is a part of one of the most brick-esque triple changer ever created, guess who???

    The rest of the head I made out from some random parts I had.

    Cheers
     
  9. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    I have to say Whirl looks great. Like everytime I see Whirl he kinda reminds me that he could be Shockwave's brother because of the one optic and no face. If that made any sense. Anyways great work, man.
     
  10. Joey_Santana

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    Thanks, they sure look like brothers, even the left cannon arm could prove that brotherhood link hehe
     
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    Wow, no kidding! 25 USD is already more than you'd probably pay for a loose or incomplete version of the official TF Bulkhead mold on Ebay. I'm surprised KO toys in Brazil are so expensive!

    The quality on these figures is not bad for a KO, all things considered. But not nearly a Hasbro.

    Lucky! For some reason, I was never able to find blue ones... only the tan version. Which is good if you want to make Sandstorm, I guess... that's your NEXT project. :lol 

    China... like everything else. ;) 

    I think they already came and went in that market a couple of years ago... unless there's going to be another wave soon. Hope so.

    OMG! It's Broadside's FOOT! :D 

    Well done, sir! :thumbs2: 

    zmog
     
  12. Rumble02

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    DUDE!!!!!!!!! that turned out so well.
     
  13. Ezilla82

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  14. [Wing_Saber-X]

    [Wing_Saber-X] Fortress Maximus!

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    Perfect execution, man! :D 
    Looks helluva awesome.
     

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