Heavy/Scratch: CUSTOM: Leader Class SOUNDWAVE - Dark of the Moon

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  1. jacey04

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    CUSTOM: LEADER CLASS SOUNDWAVE - DARK OF THE MOON


    "Autobots inferior, Soundwave superior."


    Hi all, this is my first post in this forums, and my first completed Transformers custom. I have been stalking for ages learning from the the pros here and practising on other toy-lines. So here's the result of that =)

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    Dark of the Moon's Soundwave has always been one of my favourite movie Transformer designs (And favourite Decepticon in any continuity). It's a shame he only lasted for one movie on Earth and would like to see him resurrected in some way in future movies.

    My reasoning of creating a bigger "Leader" sized Soundwave is because I was disappointed with the original Human Alliance Soundwave which to me was subpar to others of the same line and scaled really small, even smaller than Bumblebee. I wanted a big menacing size for my favourite Decepticon that probably looked like he could topple Megatron himself if he wanted to.

    The entire built of this custom was made from the death of multiple Autobots. Savagely destroyed 2 Bumblebees, a Battle Ops and Leader class. Along with parts from an Ultimate Optimus Prime, 2 Skyhammers, and unfortunately 2 Decepticon Starscreams. All this topped with a Mercedes SLS AMG remote control car ripped to pieces for Soundwave's car features.

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    The head was modelled by me and 3D-Printed by the awesome guys at My3DMi who helped out a lot with the understanding of the process. Much cheers~


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    OUTDOOR SHOOT:
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    STUDIO SHOOT:
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    GLAM SHOT WHITE:
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    And a little extra:
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    All critiques and comments are welcomed! I normally do custom Funko Pops, but my roots started with experimenting with Transformers and I will definitely work on more in the future. Cheers all!


    *EDIT: The eyes in the pictures are digitally enhanced. The reason was because the actual LED malfunctioned during the shoot and I didn't have time to fix it (It was a very tedious process that I redid over 5 times). I didn't want Soundwave to have dead eyes for the photos.

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    WIP PHOTOS:
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  2. asphalt

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    Wow, that is a really nice piece. Possible figure, no transformation I assume?
     
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    Looks really nice!
     
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    Absolutely bad-ass! Fantastic work here!
     
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    Holy crap, he looks amazing!
     
  7. jacey04

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    Yeah, non transformable. I prioritized design over engineering for this one =)

    Thank you!!

    Thank you very much!! =D

    Lord Vader approves!!

    Thanks man!!
     
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    Gorgeous. Really well done, and I had never expected it to be from a Bumblebee. Definite irony. But such delicious custom irony.
     
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    I can't tell which pictures are movie shots and which ones are photos of your custom. Damn fine job sir.
     
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    I'm really disappointed that transformation was sacrificed, but the overall piece is still amazing. it has a Prime One Studio look to it that's quite impressive.
     
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    Spec-fucking-tacular!!!

    Bravo sir..................
     
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    Mother of primus that looks amazing!!!
     
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    Very cool: who needs to spend 600$ on an overpriced static statue when you can do this! Love the WIP pics too!
     
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    Pretty awesome first custom. My only critique is that the thighs are too short. Giving him a gorilla like stature.
     
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    Bad-ass!! Wicked work, man.....love seein the bigger-builds of these guys.
     
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    Gorgeous piece mate! So very sweet!
     
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    That looks fantastic. But only one question, why are the chest pieces upside down?
     
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    Fantastic modelling work on the head, and that paint job is terrific. I don't think I would've known it was a BB base had I not seen the WIP photos.
     

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