Minor/Repaint: Fifth Custom: TFA Wasp

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  1. Ian Pongray

    Ian Pongray Well-Known Member

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    This is the last of my backlog of customs. The final piece I've been working on...TFA Wasp! I learned a lot of lessons the hard way with the others, so most of it paid off with this piece.

    He's got the salvaged wheels from Soundwave, but the rest is TFA Bumblebee. The head was carved down using wood carving tools and built up with green stuff.

    Colours are Citadel with Chaos Black primer and satin coating. Still some minor issues with fingerprints in the paint, so minor sanding/retouches needed. Hawk turquoise and Regal Blue right out of the pot were incredible matches to the image caps I was working from.

    Overall, this is my favourite next to Trailbreaker. I think I'll enter him at the Toronto Con as well.
     

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    Very nice. Digging the head sculpt. Also, the colors really go well together.
     
  3. Ian Pongray

    Ian Pongray Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! The first photo is the most colour accurate image. I'll eventually get a daylight bulb for my lamp. :) 
     
  4. Satomiblood

    Satomiblood Prototype Black

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    Kudos for transplanting the SW wheels too.
     
  5. plowking

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    This is the Wasp I was hoping for with the Animated line. Nice job, very well executed.
     
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    woah this is absolutley awesome!
     
  7. Riltht

    Riltht Full-Time Doomsayer

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    Looks like Wasp, awesomely like Wasp.
     
  8. Ian Pongray

    Ian Pongray Well-Known Member

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    It would not be a huge effort for Hasbro to produce one of these as a toy as a limited edition. All you need to do is resculpt the head, cast it in different colours of plastic and re-work the deco ops. It would be cool to have light piping for the eyes too...

    Ah well, one can dream.
     
  9. demonicfirefly

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    that is pretty sweet looking. hope we get a general release for him.
     
  10. Dormamu

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    Can you show him getting blown apart by his own intentions? :lol 

    Too cool for the design of the head, the change up of the wheels, and the color.
     
  11. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    nice head sculpt. he looks good.
     
  12. Rubicon

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    love the color scheme of this guy. nice job.
     
  13. Rhinox555

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    Wow, and that's just your fifth? Awesome headsculpt, awesome paintjob, awesome work overall.
     
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    I really like this piece! You've done a great job on him :thumb 
     
  15. Ian Pongray

    Ian Pongray Well-Known Member

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    Thanks everyone for the kind words and encouragement! I'll be a lot slower on the releases now that I've only got my WIP's to work on.
     
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    Your customs are what should have been this year's Botcon exclusives. Fantastic work. :thumbs2: 
     
  17. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    That is really really great!
     
  18. Sso02V

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    Awesome. Be cool if you kept his back kibble unfolded to look like wings.
     
  19. Ian Pongray

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  20. Brazilian

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    I had the very same idea for the spare BBB I have here, and now looking at your custom I'm even more about doing that! Thats really cool, I loved the head sculpt!
     

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