Custom Smokescreen

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    Smokescreen was built off a TFTM Jazz figure, G1 reco mold. His head comes from Armada Blurr, with some slight alterations. In order to compete against the spring on the head section, I installed a small peg behind his chest plate, this ensures that the head area and neck stay on a straight angle. Jazz's 'hands' were no good, so I dremeled them off at the wrists. I drilled into the wrist a tight hole for a steel rod, and attached Gundam model fists onto the rods. They are articulated (spin) yet remain very tight. I removed some of the detail in his knee area, filled it in with some apoxie sculpt and painted with a deep metallic-red high gloss enamel. The pistols he weilds are from a clearance toy found at WalMart. I had the decals for the hood and doors custom made using a high quality 3M vinyl. The exterior was painted with Krylon Fusion Red and Blue, then robot mode was painted with about 99% enamels, so the finish is very durable. I finished him off with some Testors clear coats, all matte, semi-gloss, and gloss variations.
     

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    I resubmitted this with the requested 10 images, hoping for gallery. Takes a long time to upload from a URL.
     
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    for some reason, one of the uploaded URLs = no image, and only shows up as text (see 1st post)
     
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    Any close-ups on the knee, to get an idea of what you did?

    I saw this on your site last month though, very nice dude. When will there be more pics of the alclad jazz?
     
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    thanks for the reminder. I have to take PICS!!! it's a pain in the ass turning my living room table into a light tent and photo studio, but I am hoping to photograph the following tomorrow or tonight:

    Leader Brawl
    Leader Prime
    Leader Megatron
    Beachcomber
    Chrome Jazz
    Ratchet
    Ironhide
    Starscream

    and reshoot my Quintesson.

    All those have been collecting dust on in my closet! Also, hoping to finish Wheeljack and Sunstorm this weekend.
     
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    ErechOveraker I'm with Plowking.

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    OH that part, I thought you meant the actual knee joint. Gotcha.
     
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    I still love that head on this mold again this is an awesome interpertation of a movie smokescreen
     
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