Minor/Repaint: Decepticon Jetfire

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  1. autobotx23

    autobotx23 Banned

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    I've always had a love/hate affair with G1 Jetfire. I've always had to have him in my collection, as he was the Autobots heavy hitter in the air. I'd always make it a mission to have all his armor as well.

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    But, he was always disappointing to see him on shelf. I never really placed why until I got to near completion on this commissioned Decepticon Jetfire. Then it hit me...he never wore a helmet in the cartoon. I know he was borrowed from Robotech, but they could have given him a proper face, right?

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    The head was cobbled together from a Energon Ironhide head, some Gundam parts and a neodymium magnet embedded in the original helmet, the Evil G1 head and the platform that the head sits on. The great stickers came from Reprolabels. Unfortunately, this set (the customer sent in his Jetfire) is missing the leg clips for the thrusters, as well as the gun clip.

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    I was concerned about matching up the purple paint with the violet in the reprolabels. Oddly enough, I now really like the color contarsts between them. Now I HAVE to do a G1 version, right? :lol  Enjoy!

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  2. Satomiblood

    Satomiblood Prototype Black

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    That's hot.
     
  3. Shadowbreaker

    Shadowbreaker \/ /\

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    Awesome!
     
  4. Lucs

    Lucs This Guy!

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    Damn that is awesome. Love that alternate head you used. Great job man!
     
  5. lotussouljah

    lotussouljah Well-Known Member

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    I heart everyting about this. Did you use the original G1 Jetfire toy or something else?
     
  6. cheetor71

    cheetor71 Autobot

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    That looks pretty sick. I really like it.
     
  7. ThinkTank Customs

    ThinkTank Customs TFW2005-Citizen

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    i really hate g1-figures but this is to amazing to hate it! wow!
     
  8. Slimaximus

    Slimaximus Headmaster

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    Sweet really digging that shade of purple
     
  9. Lion

    Lion Will bite you!

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    I can say (Im 99% sure anyway) that I was the first to see this...in person. Ive always disliked the "Evil Jetfire" concept. Til last night. Now, I want one, at least that version. Incredible....I've gotta say, Earl is a badass...
     
  10. D-Unit

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    Very nice. I've seen similar customs before, but the head makes this one stand out. Maybe that's what he would have looked like if he stuck with the Decepticons if Starscream hadn't shot him
     
  11. Dirge's Peanut

    Dirge's Peanut Oi! Oi! Oi! Oi!

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    Man thats awesome I sure wish i could make these! I just dont want to ruin my figures!
     
  12. len_d69

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    NICE!!!
     
  13. blacklion29

    blacklion29 Merlion Gestalt

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    pure awesomeness!
     
  14. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    This custom really takes me back to when I first started collecting again. I still remember seeing the first customs of "Evil Jetfire". You really did it justice, man :thumb 
     
  15. [Wing_Saber-X]

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    Wow. That's pretty kick ass!

    I want one! :p 
     
  16. autobotx23

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    Nope, the G1 fig. It takes paint very well, too. I had several micron ppen issues halfway through and had NO back up pens. Thanks, man.

    Yep, you saw it first. It's so cool having a TF homie next door. We throw figs on each others balconies on the daily. :lol 

    Thanks. That's what I was going for. :thumb 
    Dude! Buy a Scout fig or 2 and practice a lil. When your ready, I'm sure you can get a incomplete Jetfire off the boards for under $25. You can stock up on the armor on eBay or in the Junkion Exchange.

    Thanks, A. Believe it or not, I wasn't familiar with this bash until I started doing research when it was paint time. This bad boy has been around the block and back! I hope I did it justice

    :lol  Thanks, man.
     
  17. MyTea Boc

    MyTea Boc Beardy Boyo!

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    Very cool dude.

    THe custom head turned out really well!
     
  18. Maximo Prime

    Maximo Prime Bassist of Ill Repute

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    Amazing. took me a minute cuz my window is tiny at work to realize it was the g1 one. i assumed from looking at the head it was a classics one. which says that you also nailed the head. great job!!
     
  19. Tigertrack

    Tigertrack Back In The Game!

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    Wow! How can I get a cartoon-accurate head for my G1 Jetfire? I like the figures head, but since it's "not" a Robotech anymore, it needs the right head for it. Would love to have a custom head made for mine. This is pretty cool!
     
  20. deaculpa

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    love the purple panel lines.
     

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