Minor/Repaint: "DeceptiConquest" (Conquest X-30 Custom) w/ pilot "SkyStream"

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  1. atomicthumbs

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    I really enjoyed the Cobra/Decepticon themed H.I.S.S. I did a couple weeks ago! So, I continued on with the theme, again using the 8284 to to commemerate the 1982 and 1984 launch of ARAH and G1 in the US. Was going to do a Rattler at first, but decided that the name "DeceptiConquest" was just too cool.

    I really like the way this one turned out - kinda has a SkyWarp look to it (so I went with "Skystream" for the name of the pilot). I was going to replace his head with that of a Wild Weasel, but liked the way he turned out as is. If you look closely, Skystream also has a Cobra/Decepticon logo on his right sleeve. I still need to get an extra stand and put his name on it.

    Was going to put regular Autobot logos or stars for the "shot-down" tally, though it didn't seem quite right. Got the red, white & blue idea from a picture online, and altered it with a star on the forehead. Awesome.



    - Used a 25th "Conquest X-30" and a 25th "Slipstream" figure (cut off and sanded his face)
    - Metallic purple acrylic paint, metallic speckled black paint and a chrome paint pen
    - Combination of packed-in and custom stickers.
     

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  2. plowking

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    Now that is saweet!!....man, that does look great.

    Fantastic job on the paint work.
     
  3. REDLINE

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    now make it TF :p 
     
  4. Boggs6ft7

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    Those look awesome

    Is that combo decepticon/cobra symbol a sticker or custom made decal?
     
  5. atomicthumbs

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    Thanks!

    They are actually stickers. Bought some glossy adhesive paper at Office Depot and printed them out at home. I think it's like 9 sheets for $10. Not bad since I only used one sheet for all the labels for the H.I.S.S. and the DeceptiConquest.
     
  6. Nemesis Predaking

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    Love the colors, looks like it was molded .
    Awesome job.
     
  7. AutoCon2076

    AutoCon2076 Brightest can in toolshed

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    Awesome work. But I have to concur with Redline; now make it transform.

    ~Z
     
  8. Boggs6ft7

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    Interesting... I'll have to give that a try.
     

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