Minor/Repaint: De-Animated G1 Blitzwing

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  1. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Hated Animated and the toy line too. The figures were flimsy and nothing really pegged in. That being said, they were fun to paint and very easy to make look good. Here is my Blitzwing finally completed. He was sitting on my WIP shelf for a really long time. Got him on clearance and the first thing I did was find a new head to replace the silly Man-E-Faces gimmick. The best head I could use with very little modding was the Universe Onslaught head. I also replaced the 2 gun barrels with just 1 barrel for the tank mode. I think he looks less goofy now and kind of tougher. Kind of like an evil drone. Then painted the figure up in his G1 colors.
     

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    Stormbringer85 Well-Known Member

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    Awesome man! definitely a lot less goofy looking, my only suggestion would be to seal the hole on the back of his head somehow since it sticks out a little in jet mode, but other than that real sweet work! :) 
     
  3. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Yeah. It's wasn't until AFTER it was done that I figure out how to do that without getting in the way of transformation. I was just happy to see the head fit in the gap without cutting or trimming anything. So it was like , "DO'H!"
     
  4. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    I think this Blitzwing just looks brutish as hell. And he's like Brawl with another mode.
     
  5. Stormbringer85

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    LOL, yeah I hear ya, finding a good head for this mold is real difficult since alt mode is involved, good choice and job once again. :D 
     
  6. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Awe! That is cool idea.

    Another awesome head would be Classics Jetfire's hetlmet/head.
     
  7. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    Thanks. I thought when I saw it, it looked familiar.
     
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    Yup I used that one 2 :p 

    [​IMG]
     
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    Damn, that is awesome!!!
     
  10. BLOODRAGED189

    BLOODRAGED189 Getting a job to buy TFs.

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    Still a little Animated, but cool none the less.
     
  11. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Thanks!

    At least no more stupid faces.
     
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    I don't really get what's de-Animated about it aside from the head, which doesn't relly strike me as Bitzwing. Actually the original head and "hothead" face is closer to Blitzwing than Onslaught.
     
  13. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    It's de-animated enough for me. And Animated Blitzwing didn't strike me as Blitzwing either.
     
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    Niiiiiiiiiiiice man! im lovin the headsculpt :) 
     
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    I tend to agree..

    Nice paint job and all but when I look at this pic:
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    I dunno. I see like crazy old gobot, and things don't feel like they work together.
    If the creator is happy though, that's whats important.
     
  16. SMOG

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    For me, I think the size of the head kind of throws things off and pushes a cartoony set of proportions that detracts from a more realistic aesthetic. However, I think you did a good job with the paint, and I ADORE what you did with the tank mode. That looks awesome! :thumb 

    zmog
     
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    The newish tank mode is the best part, I love how it resembles a WW2 Sherman. The head doesn't scream Blitz for me though
     
  18. Dinodigger97

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    It's close enough. I like it because of it.:) 
     
  19. Solrac333

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    I think it works together just fine. If a Man-E-Faces head can pass as a Blitzwing, then another head that is closer to the G1 head can work too.

    The head fits exactly where the old head was. Not sure how it changes the proportions especially with the super deformed animated style. I think it gives him a tougher more menacing look.
     
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    Nice work. But how many times are you going to state that you hate Animated? I guess that's your thing...sort of like seali_me and his "turd party" shtick.

    :lol 
     

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