Heavy/Scratch: Gladky's Workshop Transformers Animated Slipstream

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  1. Gladky

    Gladky Well-Known Member

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    I don't know why but my previous post somehow got deleted. That's why I am reposting it. I've also lost some of my comments in WIP thread. Anyone knows what was the problem?

    Transformers Animated Slipstream

    Some time ago I showed you my WIP thread of Transformers Animated Slipstream. You can see it here: Heavy/Scratch: - WIP Transformers Animated Slipstream My custom is finally ready so I've decided to share it with you:) 

    Vehicle mode

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    Slipstream, just like Starscream transforms into highly stylised jet. Despite many changes I was able to keep vehicle mode very close to the original.

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    Paint scheme was based on how Slipstream looked in Transformers Animated Almanac. That's why I added some purple on the backside of vehicle mode.

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    When my base colours were done I've added some minor details to make the figure match rest of my seekers as closely as possible.

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    I armed Slipstream with a pair of null rays. Those can be mounted under the wings via magnets. I've also equipped them with swivels. This combination allows two axis movement.

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    The last touch of vehicle mode was giving cockpit new, blue-green tint. Working with this translucent paint is quite difficult but the results compensate the effort:)  You will be able to see it better in robot mode.

    Time for some comparisons

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    I think my Slipstream fits rest of the seekers perfectly. When I see all of them as a group I enjoy new colours even more:) 

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    I wanted my Slipstream to look as close to original figures as possible. I have also adjusted paint scheme and painting methods to this purpose.
    Before we move on I would like to draw your attention to one more thing - front intakes have adjustable height which gives them some more realism and reminds me of Harrier's rotating jet turbines.

    Robot Mode

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    One of the main challenges while working on this custom was changing Starscream's bodybuilder proportions into something slightly more feminine. I was able to achieve this goal thanks to narrowing the chest area and seriously rebuilding what I was left with. The mechanism allows both delicate look and full push-up chest mode, whichever you prefer:) . To complete the effect I have added, scratch-built slimmer arms and new, slightly bigger head.

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    Legs didn't require any modification. I wanted them to look close to other seekers and moreover their shape was forced by modified transformation. I only created new tail fin because my base was missing one.

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    In the middle of each forearm i have added small magnet, which allow null rays to attach. It works similar to what I showed you in vehicle mode.

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    Legs have full poseability of the original figure. Each arm has a swivel and balljoint in the shoulder, another balljoint in the elbow and wrist rotation. I designed hands in the way, that allows them to be easily switched to different ones if I will decide to make them in the future(for example wielding something or changing into the cannon):)  It's worth mentioning that armlets can be clicked on top of the balljoint socket and secured that way for robot mode or collapsed around arms in vehicle mode.

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    One more close-up on the head. I think it shows perfect mix of confidence and contempt, which you expect from Slipstream. By the way in this photo you can see new cockpit colour much better than in vehicle mode.

    Some more comparisons

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    Let's start with good old Starscream. It's hard to believe that both of those figures started as basically the same thing. During building process I slightly lowered attachment point of the wings. This helps during displaying Slipstream with other seekers.

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    My Slipstream seems to have exactly the same attitude as her cartoon self.

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    Time to see how Slipstream looks compared to other variations of seeker mould.

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    And when all the testosterone is gone it's time for ladies night out with Blackarachnia and Arcee.

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    ...at least until they realise that Autobots and Decepticons don't get along too good. By the way - my Arcee got a few touch-ups. If you would like to see more details please let me know:) 

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    That's all I wanted to show you. I hope you like my custom Animated Slipstream. I am very satisfied with this project and how it turned out. I am sure Slipstream will fit perfectly next to other Animated Decepticons.

    Talking about Animated Decepticons...

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    See for yourself:) 

    Please feel free to ask questions and comment and if you have any problems with pictures loading (some people stumbled upon them in my previous thread) you can see everything here: Gladky's Workshop: Transformers Animated Slipstream
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  2. tabtiurf

    tabtiurf Chimeracon

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    It's the forum update. Apparently there was a notice that posts from the last few days would get wiped. I didn't notice it either :D 

    She still looks good though!
     
  3. Gladky

    Gladky Well-Known Member

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    Update all the way:)  I have to say I barely recognised the forum today! And that actually explains everything. I must have missed the notice as well.

    Thank you. I appreciate your comment, especially because you are pretty much custom Transformers Animated expert around here:) 
     
  4. Haywired

    Haywired Hakunamatatacon

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    Best Slipstream out there. Just awesome.
     
  5. Novaburnhilde

    Novaburnhilde Neoseed

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    Amazing work!
     
  6. CodeXCDM

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    I guess the tech upgrade came with some lost data entries... hopefully it just didn't port right... and not that hundreds if not thousands of threads full of customs wound up wiped from existence...

    That said... still neat to see that it took but three changes to make it a convincing fembot: new head, slender arms, and the chest panel.
     
  7. plowking

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

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    Very nice...she came out great! :thumb 
     
  8. shiftypenguin

    shiftypenguin Fancy-Pantsless Dancer

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    Brilliant. Excellent work!
     
  9. BScorpinok75

    BScorpinok75 Squadron X #1 Consultant

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    The absolute best Animated Slipstream I've seen...
     
  10. The Kup

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    This looks absolutely amazing. :thumb 
     
  11. Gladky

    Gladky Well-Known Member

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    Haywired - Thank you very much. I am glad you like it:) 

    Novaburnhilde - Thank you!

    CodeXCDM - Upgrades do come with their price. Ask Lockdown:)  But New forum looks really neat. I just hope we didn't loose many great threads. It's quite amazing how some small changes totally transformerd this figure into something else. Sometimes little things can make a lot of difference.

    plowking - Thank you. It took a lot of time and patience but I am really glad with the results.

    shiftypenguin - Thank you for your support:) 

    BScorpinok75 - I am really glad you think that way. It means a lot to hear something like this as creator.

    The Kup - Thank you:) 

    Thank you for all of your kind words. I am really happy you enjoy this custom:) 
     
  12. meisterworks

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    great work based on the only pix attached.
    somehow all your other pix are missing from the line-up.
     
  13. Lady Slipstream

    Lady Slipstream Cursed

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    Damn! She is a beaut of a Ladycon
     
  14. primalxconvoy

    primalxconvoy グーグル 翻訳は素晴らしいです!

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    None of the pictures work. Just says "[ IMG ]". I can't see your wonderful custom....
     
  15. Gladky

    Gladky Well-Known Member

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    Lady Slipstream - Thank you very much:)  I appreciate comment especially from a person that shares her name:) 

    meisterworks, primalxconvoy - I am not sure what seems to be the problem, especially when images can be seen by the rest of users. I believe it may be some kind of regional lock. I have uploaded additional images as attachments. Hope you can see them now:) 
     

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