Minor/Repaint: G2 Sideswipe

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  1. Rotorstorm

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    "Ever since his brother Sunstreaker was killed by Megatron Sideswipe has never been the same, No longer the joker of the Autobots Sideswipe is always serious and has become as cold oiled as his brother was. Now in black to reflect his mourning Sideswipe no longer cares if he lives or dies making him a risk to others as well as himself."
    thanks to Peteynorth for the inspiration of V2.0 for the bio.
    After this mould was released I thought it would be inevitable that somebody would do this but it does seem that I have been the first. He is still WIP and only has one coat of black on him but he is probably not going to need more than 3. The hands and chain gun come from Classics Ironhide and are shaped to fit in the hand slot, they have to be removed for transformation but I feel it makes him look better when unarmed. I plan on drilling a hole in his spoiler to allow the weapon to travel atop of him.

    Constructive crit, comments or questions welcome.
    (Apologies for the v blurry robot comparison pic, they were taken in a hurry before my camera died.)
     

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  2. ORIO

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    Cool! he needs some of those spiked wheels of death from the comic!
     
  3. Satomiblood

    Satomiblood Prototype Black

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    Do they have reprolabels for G2 Sideswipe? I think it could use a sticker or two from that set. I think the bright green would complement the black/red nicely. I'd love to do this myself as I have several of the Lambo mold.
     
  4. Solscud007

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    Nice.. I had the same idea. But I plan to take Henkei red alert and convert him into Police Sunstreaker and use the head and arms for G2 Swipe.
     
  5. thyvipera

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    that's awesome man, wonderful job. I've been hoping someone would do a repain of a G2 sideswipe. like Satomiblood said, some stickers would be killer.
     
  6. Xhairs

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    great job.
     
  7. Nemesis Predaking

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    OH, I really like that.
    I'd sooner see this then the Henki Red Alert.
    :rock 
     
  8. Rotorstorm

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    there aren't any G2 swipe sets on there unfortunately (might have to have some custom made)

    I intend to have him finished by the end of the weekend, i got some chrome spray paint to apply to the weapon. i might look at how to have the hands stay on during vehicle mode, He's not fitting together even with them off for some reason.)
    Cheers for the comments guys. Much appreciated :) 
     
  9. RodimusDawg

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    Ohh the one and only G2 figure I remember actually getting. I'm surprised no one has done this sooner well too my knowledge any way. Great repaint.
     
  10. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    that is fantastic!
     
  11. REDLINE

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    man he looks great. Just one suggestion though, maybe one more coat of the black? I can see little tiny hints of the original red peeking through in areas, and one more coat ought to take care of that.
     
  12. Rotorstorm

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    that's my intention, he's only had one coat and after it dried I put him back together to see how he looks.
     
  13. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Very nice!
     
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    Awesome work Strom

    another coat or 2 of Black and it will be perfect.

    Are you planning another coat of red on his helmet, i think it looks cool enough as it is :) 
     
  15. Rotorstorm

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    Yeah, The black and the red is getting redone. especially on the ironhide hands and the gun is getting chromed and weathered again.
     
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    Yeah that's me, lol, I guess I was first to do it anyways :D 

    I had done it before sideswipe was out, that's why the sunstreaker head. G1 Sideswipe's head is so small that when expanded it would have ears a little more like streaker's though.
     
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    Cool! Nice to see someone finally do one. :) 
     
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    you posted at cyb.ca and not here? :( 
     

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