Minor/Repaint: Fatwave (Soundwave from E-inferno mold)

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  1. eisen

    eisen "CUT ME SOME SLACKS!"

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    i'll be quick and say he won't be a tape deck but a communications truck.
    this may not be the best idea for it but i want to finish it so i can stop thinking about how it will look. base is an energon inferno, it will have a new head and some sort of mechanism to hide it in altmode.

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    friends, may i introduce to you, Fatwave -er- Soundwave-- well his upper body anyway:
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    took me three hours to sculpt and paint the head from a gundam base and some styrene and putty. christ, i dunno how you guys make it look so easy.

    dunno how i'll hide it in truck mode though, maybe a flipping turret with a cylindrical missile launcher on the side or put a radar dish on it?

    and just for kicks: LOLRAVAGE
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    no he don't fit inside there.:cry 
     

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    Haha! Nice idea! It's remarkable how having a hinged chest compartment like that just makes the whole mold suddenly say "Soundwave", isn't it? :) 

    I think the sculpted head looks pretty good... hand-sculpted for sure, but at that size it's really not easy. I think this will make a great "communications truck"... better that than a fire truck anyway.

    Can't wait to see how it turns out.

    zmog
     
  3. eisen

    eisen "CUT ME SOME SLACKS!"

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    the hinge does work for that look, maybe get a roadblock to retool as blaster. :D 
     
  4. Rumble02

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    That i would not have thought of. Glad you did
     
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    looks pretty good so far.
     
  6. eisen

    eisen "CUT ME SOME SLACKS!"

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    thanks!
     
  7. Hooper_X

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    Cool idea. You could get good results out of this one by slapping a radar dish or the like on the roof. You could maybe even mock up an assembly out of Ravage's tape mode, Cybertron Laserbeak's box mode, and a radar dish - hook 'em all together so it looks like a dish with motor and base and etc.
     
  8. eisen

    eisen "CUT ME SOME SLACKS!"

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    i like the radar dish on the roof idea, i think i can position it to cover the head in alt-mode. i don't have laserbeak though, but i'll see what i can do to incorporate ravage in there. thanks! :) 
     
  9. eisen

    eisen "CUT ME SOME SLACKS!"

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    okay, here's what i have so far:

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    If you remove the Energon connectors in the chest you have the perfect square area to put some mock tapes for an homage to the G1 version. I always thought Snowcat's head would make a percet Soundwave after removing the tubes from the front of the mask. So far so good, looking forward to seeing how this will progress.
     
  11. eisen

    eisen "CUT ME SOME SLACKS!"

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    pretty great idea, i already hollowed it out though, and i think with that and some tech-spec readout mock-ups or something similar out of styrene sheet cut-outs i can also make his chest window into a sort of computer screen. :)  i'll see if i can get the measurements right.
     
  12. Dormamu

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    This seems less than minor, as it's obvious you're putting a lot of work into him, definitely a heavy mod, and it's rockin' so far. Looking forward to the finished product.
     
  13. eisen

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    progress so far, will add finer details later like a good dish on the altmode radar node that covers the head. and a way to plug ravage on the back in truckmode.
     
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    i love it, i cant believe how much this is soundwave!
     
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    He looks good dude! Nice backdrop for the pics too.

    Yeah, he looks a bit fat too, but we knew that going in. :) 

    zmog
     
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    I like that alot! Good job on the head. It could have been an easy out snagging a Robot heroes or Music Label head but you made your own and it looks great! Plus it is an acceptable alternate mode for him. Better than Cybertron if ya ask me.
     
  17. eisen

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    thanks guys! topcoat's good and set, so here's some pics of him in truck mode:
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    can't say that i could really afford a music label wave, nor be able to find a RH wave, since there's not much demand for that line here, so i went and did the next best thing. :D 
     
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    i am severely impressed and greatful that you shared this piece with us
     
  19. eisen

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    thanks dude. :) 
     
  20. Pepsiman98

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    can he still superlink?
     

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