Minor/Repaint: Classicsverse Ironhide and Sideswipe

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  1. Goaliebot

    Goaliebot All Makes and Models

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    Nothing major really, but here's what I did for each:

    Sideswipe:

    - Removed engine
    - Removed spoiler, filled and sanded holes with putty and painted
    - Painted car mode's back panels gunmetal grey
    - Painted front radiator grill silver
    - Added paint apps to tailpipe/gun
    - Modified and painted him a long range sniper-type rifle. Bonus points to those of you who recognize the extra little nod this particular gun provides.


    Ironhide:

    Car mode:
    - painted face silver, windows and sunroof a flat grey, fenders metal, brush-guard silver, side mirrors silver, hubcaps silver.

    Bot mode:
    - rotated and folded back waist section and exchanged legs to create an alternate mid-section, and shaved a chunk out where folded-up fender sits. Painted waist section metal/silver/gold.
    - did known back mod (to underside of car roof) and known neck mod to improve head position.
    - performed known mod to arms to allow them to sit flush to sides
    - removed spring and blade from cannon, modified gatling end to stay fully out at all times.
    - painted cannon metal, silver, gold
    - gold detailing to engine block chest
    - repainted almost all parts of the legs that are not car panels with metallic grey and flat aluminum. Gold detailing on back of legs.
    - painted hands and plate behind head metallic grey
    - added silver details to arms, shoulders
    - face repainted silver, detailing added to helmet
     

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    frenzyrumble Banned

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    major improvements, nice work. I think I will axe off the spoiler on my Sideswipe now ;) 
     
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    autobotx23 Banned

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    Now THATS Sideswipe! :thumb  Great work.
     
  4. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    They both look good! Especially Sideswipe. I'm looking at his spoilers...
     
  5. RodimusDawg

    RodimusDawg Well-Known Member

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    Well time for me to go find my handy dandy nippers.

    Loving the minus spoiler on Sideswip and the detailed painting on Ironhide only helps this figure out even more. Nice job.

    And for the gun Sideswipe is holding,is it a nod to Megatron's gun mode?
     
  6. big hank

    big hank Resident Slacker-Basher

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    I know Sideswipe is loosely base off a Lambo Gallardo, but with the spoier removed the back shot reminds me of a Ferrari Enzo. Sideswipe looks awesome! Ironhide is aces too, is he really that short compared to SS? I haven't pick up SS yet!:thumbs2: 
     
  7. stratonrye

    stratonrye Maximal

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    Wow. I'm really diggin' these mods and paint apps. I kind of miss the spoiler on Sideswipe but... he still looks amazing! I really love your Ironhide. I have Ironhides and one Ratchet waiting to be bashed as soon as I get out for the summer and/or finally make a trip to Hobby Lobby. I was just thinking about how weird the Ironhide mold is that it has the waist of the figure way in front and not centered under his torso, which is really strange. Your alternate transformation completely fixes that. The added details on the on the engine thing and legs just bring Ironhide to a new level of cool. It made me decide right now that I'm going to do one way more detailed G1 style than I originally planned and one maybe really similar to yours. I was thinking I might add the Repros stickers to that one to.
     
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    wow i dident know ironhide had the ability to look that good. awsome work
     
  9. Goaliebot

    Goaliebot All Makes and Models

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    Thanks everyone! :) 

    As for the gun I gave Sideswipe and why its a nod - it's the second gun that came with G2 Sideswipe ( a nasty lime green missile launching thing: http://www.tfw2005.com/resources/attachment.php?do=fullview&attachmentid=4211 ).

    It fits perfectly in Classicsverse Sideswipe's hands (thanks to this 2-part handle thing they did) and with a complete repaint and some cutting and drilling to the end of the missle (now barrel)... ta da! Sideswipe's gun is now... Sideswipe's gun. :) 
     

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