Minor/Repaint: IDW SOTW Stakeout

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  1. Ottertron

    Ottertron Moon-faced assassin of joy

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    Hit a bit of a wall with most of my other customs whereby I feel like I don't have what I need to finish them up how I envision them, feel like I don't yet have the skills to do them justice, I'm not at all happy with the alt-mode or else I can't quite get the detailing right, so I'm taking a small break from them to work on something easy - Stakeout, as seen in the IDW Sins Of The Wreckers series.

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    Literally a straight up repaint of Generations Nightbeat with a Steamshield head. Maybe four colours of paint involved at the most. The only bit of non-paintwork I'll have to do is figure out how to get Nightbeat's head off.

    The head and paint arrived a few days ago, I was just waiting on Nightbeat - who arrived this morning. I started straight away and am just waiting for the first bit of paint to dry :D 

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  2. Prime Noble

    Prime Noble Well-Known Member

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    Looks good so far. I can relate to hitting a wall with customs. My downfall is painting the faces.

    Don't give up though. Taking a break and working on an easier one is very good idea.

    Looking forward to seeing Stake Out finished.
     
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  3. Ottertron

    Ottertron Moon-faced assassin of joy

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    I'll probably have this one finished tomorrow!!
     
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  4. Hooper_X

    Hooper_X hi haters

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    I got some bad news for you, man.

    That SteamShield head is designed for a ball joint neck.

    Nightbeat's head is a swivel peg.

    You're gonna have to figure out some kind of hack... assuming that head even fits into the Nightbeat chest.

    I like the idea, though!
     
  5. Ottertron

    Ottertron Moon-faced assassin of joy

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    I have a spare TR balljoint adapter that I can adapt so that's fine. If the head doesn't fit I can always shave the back down ;-)
     
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  6. Ottertron

    Ottertron Moon-faced assassin of joy

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    Sorted. Cut the head off the peg and attached the new head using Green Stuff. Fits fine but there's not going to be any movement, which is fine since the original head could only just about manage a side to side.
     
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  7. Ottertron

    Ottertron Moon-faced assassin of joy

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    I'll finish him off tomorrow.
     
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  8. SparkPlug24

    SparkPlug24 Named after the Mini-con, not the Witwicky.

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    Yes yes yes! Ottertron, you are now my first favorite customizer. :D 
     
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  9. Furnace

    Furnace The original Starscream

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    I like this!
     
  10. Ottertron

    Ottertron Moon-faced assassin of joy

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    Needs a lightbar for alt-mode, but I can add that at some point later, and I'll probably add the TROOPERS lettering down his sides in Letraset at some point too, but otherwise he is done! :D 

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  11. Dropkick

    Dropkick Worse aim than Misfire.

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    This is looking AMAZING!!! I LOVE IT!!!
    NOW GIMME!!! I WANT ONE SO BADLY!!!
    Good work man. Keep it up.
     
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  12. Ottertron

    Ottertron Moon-faced assassin of joy

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    Bloody typical, I dig out my Decadry letter transfers and the only ones I have left in white are all lowercase. Can't find any uppercase ones on Amazon now either. Grrrr.
     
  13. Chronix

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    So uh, any pics?
     
  14. Ottertron

    Ottertron Moon-faced assassin of joy

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    I can show you some engravings?
     
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  15. SparkPlug24

    SparkPlug24 Named after the Mini-con, not the Witwicky.

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    Lookin' fine! Shame about the neck though... Hey besides the sirens on top are you planning to attach a bull-bar or whatever it's called to his alt-mode front?
     
  16. Ottertron

    Ottertron Moon-faced assassin of joy

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    Yup. I tried salvaging some from what's left of Sandstorm after I cannibalised him for Spinister but they were too big. I've run out of money now so the alt-mode stuff will have to wait.
     
  17. shiftypenguin

    shiftypenguin Fancy-Pantsless Dancer

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    Amazing! Your custom has so much character! Very nicely done.
     
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  18. Hooper_X

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    Nicely done. I'd steal this idea. :D 
     
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    WEEGEE hi mom.

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    I'm in a romantic relationship with this custom.
     
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  20. MyTea Boc

    MyTea Boc Beardy Boyo!

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