Minor/Repaint: Comettor > "Classics" Beachcomber - Work in Progress

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  1. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Ok, so a few of you guys have already seen this custom over in Creative GD, but I wanted to go ahead and post a project thread here. I rarely post "WIP" threads (I really don't do a whole lot that warrants such), but I didn't want to derail bellpeppers' thread any longer. While I'm at it, major props to bp for being so hospitable with his discussion thread there. I probably wouldn't have posted this otherwise.

    So, I just gotta admit that while I'm not the biggest "movieverse" fan, I'm certainly not a h8r either, as I enjoy the lines quite a bit. There are some figures that really shine for me, and one of those is 2007 Landmine . Many of the movie toys that had cameos at best or not even screen appearances I ended up liking the best.

    However, when the 2 pack of Optimus Prime and Comettor came out, it was a pass for me as I already bought HftD voyager Prime and of course Landmine. I admitted when I first saw them that $17 for a voyager+deluxe is a great deal, but one only has so many resources when new stuff hits, right? When Wal*mart clearanced them down to $13 and Hasbro gave us the $5 off coupon, I didn't hesitate. Clearance prices and a coupon spawned this idea for me.

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    I figured I wanted to make a Beachcomber that could hang with my Classics, but also one that still has a bit of that movie look to it. If Hasbro makes another "Classics" Beachcomber down the line, I'll get that and just be happy I made a cool custom. Win-win for Quaddy :) 

    bellpeppers' thread really got me moving on getting a head for this guy, though, as I had literally done everything but the head. I customize Alternators and Binal Tech figures mainly still, so my supply of heads for deluxes is low.

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    SMOG suggested the PCC head here, and I have been thrilled with his choice! Sure enough, I found this gem on clearance at my local Walmart:


    I took the he PCC Combiner head, and modded it to fit:

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    and simply added sculpting putty and shaved/sanded it down for his "flattop":

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    So, is this the "perfect 'Classics' Beachcomber"? Hardly. Again, I just have to admit my own biases here that I really adore the Landmine mold. It's simply an awesome little toy.

    "Why not use a scout, Quaddy?" Well, I want my "Minibots" characters to have deluxe-sized molds. It's my one gripe with the RtS Windcharger. I do agree that the mold is on the tall side a bit, but it's a really slender mold, and that's one reason I like it for my Beachcomber.


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    Also, the "earphones" came from the Comettor head, as I just cut them off of the sides, then filed them down just a bit.

    This has been more of a whimsical project for me, as I have been working on other projects and this one was "to keep me fresh". As I got that Prime/Comettor set really cheap and thought, "Hey, I could make a Beachcomber out of that since that mold rocks!" A few weeks later, and here I am. :)  I'm really not random when it comes to this portion of my hobby, but sometimes a little bit of randomness keeps me goin' :) 

    So, basically, what I have left is that I want to paint the head and call it done. However, I've been going back and forth a bit on the silver portions on the fronts of the legs. A part of me wants them blue for robot mode, and another part of me wants them silver for the alt mode. Also, I'm going back and forth on the rollbars. I may paint 'em flat black or leave 'em.

    At any rate, I hope you enjoy what I have here :)  Thanks for lookin' :) 

    I'll have this thread opened in just a bit :D 
     

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  2. brr-icy

    brr-icy G1 Collector

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    awesome so far Allen, can't wait to see that head painted up. the sculpting is great
     
  3. bellyboy

    bellyboy working working working

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    the head is spot on bro
     
  4. meisterworks

    meisterworks Well-Known Member

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    u nailed the head. don't keep us waiting too long for updates.
     
  5. Budokhan

    Budokhan Wheeljack's apprentice

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    Lovin' yer Beachcomber so far man! :thumbs2: 

    Gotta get back to mine one of these days... :eek: 
     
  6. D-Unit

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    It's all coming together very nicely man. Looks like one of Don's TF re-designs from the early IDW ongoing
     
  7. tabtiurf

    tabtiurf Chimeracon

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    Looking good! Glad you solved your head dilema! Gonna have to get some of that putty. Looks better than my apoxie for small stuff like this. Paint job looks fantastic too.

    My only suggestion is that the cannon seems a bit too hardass for beachcomber. Maybe put a peace sign back there or put a flower in it or something! :D 
     
  8. Peagis

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    watching with interest!!!!
     
  9. scottie_bee

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    looks great! cant wait to see it painted up
     
  10. destrongerlupus

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    The legends one fits my collecting needs, but as a dlx size one if what you're after, then you've nailed it here! The head came out great! It should look amazing once it's all painted up!
     
  11. SonOfNemesis

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    That is sick man! Good work right there!
     
  12. deliciouspeter

    deliciouspeter Back in Black TFW2005 Supporter

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    Nice work. I've been tossing this idea around myself. Great job.
     
  13. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    DUDE AMAZING> love what you have done with the head.
     
  14. Gen. Magnus

    Gen. Magnus Gagga blagh blagh

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    As always, amazing work, Allen. Are ou going to keep the gun on there? BC is a pacifist after all.
     
  15. Unicron9

    Unicron9 Chaos Bringer 9

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    Great work SQ! He is looking awesome and his size will be perfect with the deluxe cars and leader... leaders.
     
  16. chansformers

    chansformers butcher of the bots

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    groooovy!!!

    i like the pics that show how and what you used to mod the head sculpt!!
    git'er dun!!!!:D 
     
  17. Megatron31

    Megatron31 I Belong to Nobody!

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    Nice to see. Back at the customs and this one of your finest works bud.

    My only gripe would be for a classics stand in he might need some more classics like hands (wonders if drifts hands would fit)

    But your paint job is fantastic and the head sculpt is absolutely perfect . Anyone would be proud to have this on the shelf
     

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