Customs: firefox custom

Discussion in 'Requests' started by Bucket Head, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. Bucket Head

    Bucket Head -*-

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2007
    Posts:
    1,504
    Trophy Points:
    141
    Likes:
    +0
    hey folks. I have it in my head to turn a G1 Ramjet into Clint Eastwood's Firefox jet from the movie of that same name. this will be my first foray into the world of kitbashing and customizing and whatnot. While I think I can do most of it, I have absolutely no idea how to make a new nose cone, or cockpit canopy section.

    so, any ideas? or better yet, anyone want to take care of those bits for me?

    thanks

    Bucket
     

    Attached Files:

  2. anovasinn

    anovasinn THE PAINTS MUST FLOW!!!

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2008
    Posts:
    984
    Trophy Points:
    101
    Likes:
    +0
    thats a tough one depending how much you want it to look like firefox. changing the nose cone to match that would mean making it wider which will affect the bot mode. well maybe not wider but i am unsure how to go about that with a g1 figure. maybe explore making it from another figure i don't have a sugestion at this time
     
  3. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2004
    Posts:
    27,867
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    296
    Likes:
    +3
    looks like you should wait and use a silverbolt from universe to me.
     
  4. luke4

    luke4 crocon

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2008
    Posts:
    636
    Trophy Points:
    101
    Likes:
    +0
    or a classics jetfire...
     
  5. Ramrider

    Ramrider TF Art Lad

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2004
    Posts:
    4,131
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Likes:
    +0
    Nah, nothing like Jetfire. I'd concur with Redline, there's a definite look of the new Silverbolt there.

    Also it looks a fair bit (from memory) like the old GI Joe jet (or Cobra, IIRC)... the Night Raven? Would that be worth looking at for inspiration?
     
  6. Bucket Head

    Bucket Head -*-

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2007
    Posts:
    1,504
    Trophy Points:
    141
    Likes:
    +0
    hadn't thought about the silverbolt form. I have it on preorder, I'll have to take a look at it. for the Ramjet form, I was thinking of having it detachable, to facilitate transformation.

    Its not gonna be an exact representation of Firefox. No way to remove the engine intake vents and keep the bot intact. Might end up being a black ramjet, with slightly altered rudder placement! hehe.
     
  7. MROptimusPrime

    MROptimusPrime LEGAL NAME: OPTIMUS PRIME

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2002
    Posts:
    707
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    157
    Likes:
    +2
    I think the WWI Titainium Jetfire would suit this yes?
     
  8. autobotx23

    autobotx23 Banned

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2006
    Posts:
    5,325
    Trophy Points:
    211
    Likes:
    +0
    I second that one. It woul be a lil small, though.
     
  9. skywarp

    skywarp The extra Autobot

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2002
    Posts:
    415
    Trophy Points:
    121
    Likes:
    +0
    Actually take a look at machine wars starscream. I think it might be a little better and larger.
     
  10. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2004
    Posts:
    27,867
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    296
    Likes:
    +3
    but he's a total brick. Why would you choose that over Universe Silverbolt? I also would not want Titanium Jetfire, as then you have to cut metal, and its a lot smaller than Silverbolt, too.
     
  11. Nemesis Predaking

    Nemesis Predaking Offical Enforcer WTF@TFW Veteran

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2007
    Posts:
    4,524
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    181
    Likes:
    +2
    I got to side with RL & RR.
    Using Uni Silverbot should work nicely,
    god knows that mold needs something cool done with it.
     
  12. aurascope

    aurascope Kitbash Resource Indexer

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2005
    Posts:
    795
    Trophy Points:
    147
    Likes:
    +2
    Ebay:
  13. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2004
    Posts:
    27,867
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    296
    Likes:
    +3

    Soon as I find the darned mold, you can put that to rest :ev: 
     

Share This Page