Minor/Repaint: Generations Backstreet

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  1. HeyMickey

    HeyMickey Terrible person

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    Made from a Generations Wheeljack with a RtS Tracks head courtesy of C16.
    Still haven't found a suitable way to mount the guns to the spoiler.

    Also, stripes are hard as hell to paint by hand. ;_;
     

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  2. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    This is beutiful
     
  3. WhiteMocha

    WhiteMocha TFW2005 Supporter

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    That looks great, nice idea and execution. I always loved Backstreet.
     
  4. Spurt Reynolds

    Spurt Reynolds Puppet Show Justice!!

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    Fantastic idea!& great execution too.
     
  5. noisemaze75

    noisemaze75 Well-Known Member

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    holy hell thats amazing
     
  6. Satomiblood

    Satomiblood Prototype Black

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    Awesome. I like the colors. I believe this is the first time someone has tried modernizing Backstreet. +1 for going toe more obscure route.
     
  7. ALPHAMAGNUS

    ALPHAMAGNUS He's BACK! Veteran

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    You beat me!!!!

    I'm using 2 kup rifles for mine. thanks for raising the bar on this awesome custom! I was going to do a Blah-paintjob, you really made him pop!
     
  8. TWINTURBO

    TWINTURBO Mandiprime97's badass :)

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    Nice work !! :) 
     
  9. Generalstratton

    Generalstratton Well-Known Member

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    If you swap out the rear wheeljack's spoiler for Track's non-spoiler version.
    then you will be able to swivel it around in car mode, and post track's shoulder missiles on it in car mode.

    or just drill two 5mm whole the spoiler, for the guns to post into.
    or a 1.5mm whole near the edge of the spoiler, so the guns 3mm clips can snap onto it.
     
  10. Deadsled

    Deadsled Energon Recovery

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    Fully ROCKS!!! :rock  :music 
     
  11. cheetor71

    cheetor71 Autobot

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    Very interesting. I'm not familiar with the original character. Could you post a pic of the original for a comparison.
     
  12. DJW107PRIME

    DJW107PRIME Autobot Hero TFW2005 Supporter

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    thats clever
     
  13. spoonman

    spoonman Kitbasher extrordinaire!

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    Mickey, that's great!! I was just thinking the other day it would be cool to see him done right. Awesome work!
     
  14. HeyMickey

    HeyMickey Terrible person

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    Thanks for the kind words everyone! I'm glad that you guys like it! :) 

    Thanks for the thoughts!

    My original concept did involve Tracks' spinning bit, but I decided against it for a couple of reasons. It only works with Tracks' missiles, and I don't feel that they really work as Backstreet's guns. Secondly, it would mean getting rid of Wheeljack's awesomely large spoiler, which I feel is an important part of G1 Backstreet's look.

    I considered drilling some 5mm holes in the spoiler, but that would look awful without the guns stored in it. That wouldn't be much of an issue in vehicle mode, but it would bug the hell out of me in robot mode.

    I hadn't considered drilling out holes just big enough for the c-clips though. For that to work I'd probably have to take off the handles on the guns though, which would probably make them look too small on his shoulders. Maybe what I need is an double set of guns. One for robot mode, one for vehicle mode.

    Here ya go! Backstreet (1988) - Autobot Lookout - www.tfu.info
     
  15. leobreaker1977

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    nice work man. the pin stripping if well done....love when the little guys get love too....not many people show the triggerbots love.
     
  16. Jbarb78

    Jbarb78 Well-Known Member

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    Nice! I like these obscure, little known characters that pop up every now and then, I've got a list of them that I plan to make here shortly. Nicely done, creative and out-of-the-box thinking.
     
  17. Josh

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    man id buy this over what we're getting from the club/botcon in a heartbeat
     
  18. cheetor71

    cheetor71 Autobot

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    Thanks for the link. I think he looks decent for an update of the character.
     
  19. JazzIsBack

    JazzIsBack Well-Known Member

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    does this mean "backstreets back"? huh huh?

    back on subject well done now if this was the club exclusiove id buy it
     
  20. brr-icy

    brr-icy G1 Collector

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    awesome, love seeing obscure characters updated
     

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