Heavy/Scratch: Henkei G1/dreamwave skyfire and G1 thrust customs

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  1. ZedzDead

    ZedzDead decepticon sabatour

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    here are 2 of my latest customs in honor of my 2 favorite G1 jets. i will add more pics as i finish them up. they are both 95% complete. skyfire looks suh-wheet! i added 1/4 inch to the height via leg mod, gave him hyper-extending knees to hold the weight better as well as give anime look, customized the arm armor, and did a forearm/fist mod. the blue paint is metallic too! the shuttle thrusters were made from a RID prowl, uni2 treadbolt thrusters, Henkei Skyfire, and A LOT of epoxy/filing/dremelling/sweating/painting/filing.........................and im still not finished! 8(

    thrust is another old fave of mine. as usual, i did not completely like the hasbro paint job. he looks better now.
    sorry for the stale poses, i just wanted to get the best angles/lighting for the photos. enjoy! ZedzDead

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    tobuttica Well-Known Member

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    That's amazing!!
     
  3. Brunkion76

    Brunkion76 HE>i

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    Nice Barry, I like that Skyfire, and Thrust was always one of my favs too! Well done bro.
     
  4. f90happy

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    这件作品的得分是87分。
     
  5. ZedzDead

    ZedzDead decepticon sabatour

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  6. Alloy Alchemist

    Alloy Alchemist Decepticon sympathizer

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    great version of skyfire! never did like that mold but you made it look sweet!
     
  7. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    I was thinking just that. WOW!
     
  8. cheetor71

    cheetor71 Autobot

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    Very well done. It's almost a perfect match to skyfire.
     
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    chansformers butcher of the bots

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    very toon accurate!!!!
     
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    galvascream Apple Junkie

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    He said "This piece of score is 87 points" according to google translate.
     
  11. stprime

    stprime Exclu-DEAD

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    great! i'd love to own this!
     
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    Awesome!
     
  13. manyoufactsure

    manyoufactsure Maximal TFW2005 Supporter

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    I think it looks really great. Excellent job. The larger hands give me an Animated vibe. That's the only downside, I can see.
     
  14. ZedzDead

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    the hands arent too bad in person. i little large but they fit in. after doing this custom, i realized just how awesome a fig this was. i mean, it looks just like jet/skyfire in the dreamwave comics! definately one of my favorite customs. this makes custom jetfire no3 now. i will have to take pics of all of them together and post it in here.
     
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    best classics jetfire i've seen. i'd lose the hands though.
     
  16. id0ru

    id0ru OldBritocon.

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    I love that Skyfire.
    Was the knee mod especially difficult? I'd love to get that extra height on my Jetfire.
     
  17. optimus kimchee

    optimus kimchee Well-Known Member

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    WOW! That SKyfire/Jetfire is so amazing! Nice work! :thuimb
     
  18. ZedzDead

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    i took some pics from my first jetfire leg mod and posted them to my photobucket acct. they show you where to cut and file down. very easy mod even w/ the wrong tools. the pics are almost mid way down you cant miss it.
    Pictures by zedzdead_bucket - Photobucket
     
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    Recast 1/48 tv hands on henkei Jetfire?
    How about using the 1/60 instead?
    It's a tad oversized.
     
  20. SMOG

    SMOG Vocab-champion ArgueTitan

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    I think I might be the originator of the Jetfire knee-mod, and trust me... if I can do it, anybody can. You really don't need anything more than a hobby knife (and a screwdriver to open the legs of course). It's very easy, but you do have to be precise. Measure your cuts to each leg, otherwise you'll end up with one leg longer than the other. :) 

    Zedz,
    I think you got even more height out of your knee-jack than I did! Jetfire looks way less stumpy! Even his enormous helmet doesn't look oversized! It's amazing. I guess you added the extra cuff to the forearms, and it looks great.

    I'm really impressed how cartoon-accurate this looks, without getting too crazy with the modding on the figure (though you had to construct an all-new backpack unit). It's one of those bashes that I can actually imagine being able to do myself! Brilliant! :) 

    zmog
     

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