Minor/Repaint: Cyclonus

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  1. ServO

    ServO Seeker (I look for stuff) Moderator

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    Heya team!

    As soon as I saw the pics of this toy before he was released I knew I wanted to re-paint him into Cyclonus. It was a pretty straightfoward re-paint...he was primed, then hand painted with acrylics.
    The biggest challenge was his head, as I wanted it to be different from Mindwipes, so I've come up with 2 different options thus far, and I remain on the lookout for a different head mold that I can use.
    The first set of pics is with Mindwipes original head modified to accept G1 Cyclonus's face. The second set is obviously ROTF Soundwave's head with a couple of minor modifications. I DO like Soundwaves noggin due to it being very ROTF in style, but it is a little too small for the body...I do like the other head because of its scale, but it doesn't seem quite ROTF enough...
    Thanks in advance for your comments and critique.

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  2. Bruticus82

    Bruticus82 Well-Known Member

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    Nice repaint, very smooth job. I really like what you did. The colours are especially great.

    Do you have any alt mode pics?

    As for the heads, I like the "Cyclonus" head more than the ROTF Soundwave. The cyclonus head looks fine with that body, even if it doesn't look very ROTFish.
     
  3. imoff2186

    imoff2186 Well-Known Member

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    that is truly cool! i never would have thought of cyclonus, maybe turning mindwipe into soundwave. also i love the colors, very g1-esk!
     
  4. Rubicon

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    great use of the mold
     
  5. jetfire4321

    jetfire4321 Banned

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    the modified mindwipe looks nice but rotf soundwaves head is a little small for the mold
     
  6. Soundwave_FSD

    Soundwave_FSD Yoda in a track suit...

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    You know, if you put lines on the cyclonus head under the nose and over the mouth it would look more rotf-ee, or just look at some other rotf toys and make his face more pieces even if you base the face on another toy
     
  7. the (H)i(GH)con

    the (H)i(GH)con raver-in-diguise

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    How bout this for an ROTF Cyclonus head? It's from a Spawn figure, although I forgot what his name is. And since Spawn figures aren't that popular anymore to the best of my knowledge, it should be pretty cheap if you can track one down.
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  8. Biotoakid

    Biotoakid I've never been wrong

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    Looks really cool
     
  9. cheetor71

    cheetor71 Autobot

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    Looks good I'd like to see alt mode pics.
     
  10. ssg4life

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    the cyclonus head makes this one helluva beauty
     
  11. autobotx23

    autobotx23 Banned

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    I like da Cyclonus head. Wish it was a lil more ROTF-ish, but still very cool. :thumb 
     
  12. payton34

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    I love this, it just screams "Cyclonus" especially with that G1-style head you have on there.
     
  13. knoted

    knoted Resistor Transistor

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    Great work. I really prefer the G1-ish head over the SW head.
     
  14. ServO

    ServO Seeker (I look for stuff) Moderator

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    Thanks alot everyone! The more I look at him standing on my desk, the more the G1 style head grows on me.
    It will be a little bit before I post up the Alt. mode since I like to let the paint sit for a day or so before messing with it too much. I'm also going to have to order some repros for it I think.
     
  15. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Looks great! Nice idea. I do like the first head better but the (H)i(GH)con has a good idea with the Spawn head.
     
  16. Rdfnd1253

    Rdfnd1253 Well-Known Member

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    Is it me or does this figure look like depthcharge from BW?? Its got that look to me.
     
  17. Houndvoice

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    Looks great!
     
  18. 1987olds442

    1987olds442 Cam Maximus

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    Wow this mold makes for a really good looking Cyclonus... Great Work!

    I really like the G1 style head with that head he would fit well with classics figures.

    You need to cast that G1 Head for all of us now LOL :) 
     
  19. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    i dig it and say keep head number one
     
  20. Driftscreen

    Driftscreen Not-So-Mini-Con

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    Love the colors, and love using the mold for this character; that being said my only quips with it are from a personal standpoint. I agree with you that the Soundwave head is too small which is sad. I dont like the Cyclonus head on that body for some reason. Maybe its just me but that face with the body and the big wings on the arms, to me, and I have no idea why, remind me of the Green Goblin from Spiderman haha. Again, no idea why but thats what Im instantly reminded of haha. anyways I do like this, kudos.
     

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