Minor/Repaint: Decepticon Sandstorm

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  1. mechajol

    mechajol Well-Known Member

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    Here's something that has been on my workbench for, well, over a year, I guess.
    Thank Primus for long weekends.
    This is around 80% done now.

    Here's the inspiration:
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    And this is the WIP:

    The torso. Still needs some additional paint detailing.
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    The parts. Will still have to let the paint cure.
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    Arranging these, you might get the idea what the final version would look like.
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    The arms.
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    Just applied the symbols. A good clear topcoat and these would be done.

    Not yet pictured are the wings, the null-ray blasters, and of course, the head. I'm now in the stages of clear-coating and adding details. Then, more decals.

    I'm hoping to finish this by next month.

    I started with a cheap, but decent Starscream bootleg and a crappy Ramjet knockoff.

    You may notice some overspray here and there, and the not so perfect paint application.
    These were all intended because I want a custom that will fit in well with my other CHUG customs.
    So, no weathering and over-detailing for me.
    The intention is to make a Seeker that looks like you could grab it from the shelves.

    And so, one month later here's progress! 99% done!

    The arms
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    Yes, I used a bootleg starscream's missiles to diffentiate Sandstorm from Ramjet.

    The legs
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    Sandstorm complete!
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    Just needs the custom decals I did!
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    Altmode
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    Altmode with decals
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    I'll just let the decals dry completely and then it's off to another round of clearcoating!

    When it's fully done, I'll post pics of Sandstorm with his Seeker brothers!

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    And here are the pics as promised!

    With Ramjet
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    With the other coneheads
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    And the tech specs bio
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    Sandstorm
    “I will outlast everyone.”
    Function: Warrior
    STR 8
    INT 5
    SPD 8
    END 9
    RNK 5
    CRG 7
    FPR 7
    SKL 6

    Performs at his best in extreme desert environments where others would malfunction. Thermal armor and inner design renders him immune from overheating and dust damage …but at the cost of top speed. Can fly up to 1300 mph and reach an altitude of 50 miles. Has a mean streak which is comparably deadlier than his twin concussion bombs.
     

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  2. Stormvapor

    Stormvapor Well-Known Member

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    WOW!
    This will be epic!
     
  3. mechajol

    mechajol Well-Known Member

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    hey, thanks!
    i guess it's not bad for something painted with spraypaint, huh?
     
  4. maku098

    maku098 ; solves everything.

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    Nice!
     
  5. mechajol

    mechajol Well-Known Member

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    99% Done!
     
  6. Stanalyken

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    Well guy, I am posting this from your side, here I go...100% done now. Really you did a great job with the good finish. BTW, if you don't mind, may I know how much time it takes to complete the project??
     
  7. mechajol

    mechajol Well-Known Member

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    hah! it took me a year.
    actually, it should have been a month, but work kept me away from my worktable.

    if i didn't get sick today, i wouldn't be able to finish it today.
    see, all the parts were painted and clearcoated. i just did the decals early today.

    tomorrow when the decals have cured, another clearcoat layer is needed to seal everything.
     
  8. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    The last step is to ship it to me :D 

    Great work :thumb 
     
  9. destrongerlupus

    destrongerlupus #MoreSawBoss

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    AMAZING! Heck Yeah! You took what was cool concept art, and turned it into drool-worthy classics-toy perfection!

    Very impressive, the decals are especially amazing!
     
  10. mechajol

    mechajol Well-Known Member

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    wow! thanks guys!
    i'm starting on my next bootleg seeker custom.
    this next one should not take a year to finish.

    i'm planning on army building some custom seekers to fill in my decepticon ranks.
    thanks again guys!
     
  11. CodeXCDM

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    Came out pretty good. :thumb 
     
  12. Metroplex79

    Metroplex79 Hey mouse, say cheese!

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    It doesn't matter how old that mold is, it's got to be one of the most versatile for custom paint jobs.

    So easy, even a Hasbro exec could...uh...

    :sly: 

    nm.
     
  13. Backstop

    Backstop Have you seen my box art?

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    I think I need to check my underpants! This looks like it came out of a package, Very nice skills you are the man in Manila lol
     
  14. mechajol

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    Hey, thanks man. Finishing this project got me pumped. Looks like I'll be sniffing paint for the next couple of months. Lotsa seekers to do...
     
  15. Tyripticon

    Tyripticon I will crush megatron

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    nice
     
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    that is cool.
     
  17. Stormvapor

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    Sooo cool mate!
     
  18. mechajol

    mechajol Well-Known Member

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    new pics!
     
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    Jetbolt Maximal Air Commander

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    Cool looking figure.
     
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