Minor/Repaint: FOC into Classics Shockwave

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  1. Soundwave3k

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    So like a lot of us I like FOC Shockwave but was disappointed in his size and the fact that he really didn't look like he'd fit well in a Classics style collection. His super-thin, hollowed out legs irked me in particular.

    After digging around my bins, I realized that Universe Cyclonus' legs fit on Shockwave without any mods (someone else on the board also discovered this)! I then decided to turn him into a turret and add a couple of modifications to make him a bit more "G1". I also repainted his eye and spent a bit of time mixing paints until I could match his purple to repaint the Cyclonus legs. With the new legs he also gets just enough of a height boost to make him fit in a little bit better with the rest of the Classics.

    Enjoy!

    Edit: New pics showing off the G1 gun arm created by Megatron31! I ordered one barrel to paint and match to my custom, and another to leave clear.

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    Switching out...
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    It's clear purple time!
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    Side by side comparison
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    The alt mode now has a small addition
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    Original pics

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    Beware the blaster of DOOM!
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    The hose is an electric wire simply pushed into a hole on his back
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    A trio to be reckoned with
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    Alt mode - I actually think this works fairly well
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    Starscream can man (robot?) the turret!
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  2. DragonPrime120

    DragonPrime120 "Gah,Ughh,Grunt, Ahh!"

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    First! Awesome custome, dude
     
  3. mikenoynoy

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    Man!!! I am going to do this right now.
     
  4. Transformed

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    This is awesome!

    I like the new mode more than his intended one:thumb  Nice job!
     
  5. G60Force

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    Turret mode is SOOOO full of win man!!!
     
  6. soymonk

    soymonk Mathematical!

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    Love the turret mode! I'm glad to see that so many people are coming up with nice alt mode configurations for Shockwave using the Cyclonus legs.

    The light purple looks great on him. This may be the push that I need to bite the bullet and track down a spare Cyclonus to further develop the mod.

    Did you paint his legs to match the purple plastic that Shockwave was molded in? I've noticed that the shades are very close in color, but not exact.
     
  7. T4mercustomz

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    Awesome I'm so doing this!
     
  8. megatronatlas

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    i am so going to do this now myself excellent job
     
  9. BScorpinok75

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    love it now to find my "extra" Cyclonus, painting will have to wait though
     
  10. SCPrime

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    nice job. Last pic of starscream standing behind looks so wrong.
     
  11. Joey_Santana

    Joey_Santana Shockwave fanboy

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    Honestly I don't dig the altmode but the robot looks fantastic with the new legs and new colour scheme! Excellent!
     
  12. Megatron31

    Megatron31 I Belong to Nobody!

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    Excellent work

    Love the turret
     
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    This is a thing of beauty! I think what I like most about it is that it still has good proportions even with the new legs. Excellent work!
     
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    Best Generations Custom Shockwave to date! Very impressive!! Love what you've done here. Although I don't collect anymore, I love viewing the latest customs! A+++ for you my friend! :thumbs2: 
     
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    Fantastic. Very creative, and very effective. A very simple mod that tremendously improves the mold.
     
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    So glad I have an extra Cyclonus!
     
  17. Soundwave3k

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    Thanks! I really look forward to see your versions!

    I actually like this mode a lot more than the official one but I wasn't sure others would. Thanks for the kind words. :) 


    Thanks again guys. I love a simple mod that makes a big difference - mostly because if I have to do too many things I just won't be able to make it look like a stock Transformer (which is always my goal). To answer your question soymonk, I did mix paint to match Shockwave's molded color. The color actually matches pretty much perfectly when you look at it in person, however the plastic used on Cyclonus is much smoother than the plastic on most of Shockwave - hence the difference in texture makes them stand out a bit in the pics.
     
  18. MarkAsRead

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    Only thing this mold needs now are some normal hands, these things look even worse than Action Masters hands. :) 
     
  19. Optimus1138

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    Looks good! All I'd change would be to paint the upper legs silver. They look kinda out-of-place with their current color.
     
  20. javaco

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    i feel like the only thing that needs to be different for him to fit in classics, is the gun arm. its nice, but still WAY too FOC. he needs a normal pistol style hand.
     

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