Minor/Repaint: G1 cartoon style Universe Sideswipe

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  1. frogDNA

    frogDNA Well-Known Member

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    This is Universe Deluxe Sideswipe, with custom weapons and an alternate transformation for his legs. Nothing altered there, I just didn't follow the instructions, since the original transformation made his legs look awkward.
    He's got the same cartoonish look I used for my latest Prime, with shading and reflections on the windshields.
    For reference I used mainly the cartoon look and artwork by Pat Lee and Don Figueroa (from Dreamwave and IDW comics).
     

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  2. wylungz

    wylungz Well-Known Member

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    ahh Mr. Frog resurfaces again lol, awesome job man, u really capture a cartoon like vibe with ur choice in colors and surface, very smooth too:thumbs2: 
     
  3. lotussouljah

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    WHAT! Oh man that is so much better, I like it very much! Great choice of paints and applications!! That leg transformation looks better, but on yours because of the black and white shoes. I just tried it with my Henkei Sideswipe....and he looked ridiculous. If this guy is up on eBay....I find myself already going after it!
     
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    like,,no i love this!!!!! so so classics.
     
  5. frogDNA

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    Thanks!
    I'm really enjoying this style.. so nostalgic!

    The leg thing is such a small detail, but it makes a great difference on the overall look!
    btw, he's on ebay right now ;) 

    Thanks! :) 
     
  6. QmTablit

    QmTablit Disguise: Check. Robot...

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    I'm... not going to be able to look at my Uni. Sideswipe the same way again.

    By the way, where did the rifle & shoulder launcher come from?
     
  7. frogDNA

    frogDNA Well-Known Member

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    lol thanks man!
    The guns came from some random Revenge of Cobra figures (which were customized too, but they sure didn't need those super extra large bazookas)
     
  8. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Dry built

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    I love how you paint on the reflections. It looks so nice in full light.
     
  9. bellyboy

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    i love your paint tech

    looks so anime
     
  10. Computer5

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    I love his rifle, but his shoulder cannon looks a bit too huge. But nice overall!
     
  11. yourreflection

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    What?!?! I LOVE IT SO MUCH!! is it for sale?
     
  12. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    Nice. Who loves BFGs...really who does. Anyways SS looks sweet.
     
  13. TheMaTriX

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    wow ur work looks awesome!
     
  14. prime13

    prime13 UCHUU KITAAAA

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    this is so awesome. at first i thought it was a digital version, but it's really the toy!:thumbs2: 
     
  15. Kouri

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    I think the only thing missing from the toon-feel is a nice dose of panel-lining. As nifty as the shaded effects are, it's missing that toon outline.
     
  16. spoonman

    spoonman Kitbasher extrordinaire!

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    Dude! Best rendition of Sideswipe ever! Seriously!
     
  17. JakmanFirby

    JakmanFirby The Jakman

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    GAhh!!!!!! I LOVE YOUR CARTOONY CUSTOMS!!!!!
     
  18. QmTablit

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    I was afraid they'd be off of the new Joes. I might have to ask around for people that don't care for teeny Joes with BFGs.

    I'm guessing you had to mod them to have 5mm pegs?

    Way too cool. I'm going to have to take a page off of this for when I get around to my Breakdown. Mostly with that illusion of sorts with the lower legs.
     
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    awesome work but if you could take a pic with a cartoon themed backdrop it would put it over the top...bet it would blend right in
     
  20. autobotx23

    autobotx23 Banned

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    :thumb  I'd love to see your G1 inspired take on the ROTF Sideswipe (Challenge!!!!!)

    Awesome job.
     

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