Minor/Repaint: Improving RM Starscream (WIP)

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  1. Cheebs

    Cheebs Well-Known Member

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    I've always held to the belief that RM Starscream is king of the Starscream molds. With Classics comming up, RM is gonna' need a little help.

    So far I've beefed up his arms and cockpit. There is no real reason for the low cockpit on the original...just wonky sculpting. Furthermore, there is plenty of room in his chest cavity to give him nice, thick G1 stlyle forearms. Escpecially since I made his hands swivel into the forearms like the Classics mold. The upper arm has a nice solid square that looks just like the G1 'toon model, just on the back side. So I cut a slit from one side of the shoulder to the other so he can now transform with what used to be the back of the upper arm facing forward. It looks like this so far (keep in mind there is still much shaping/sanding, etc to do on the cockpit):

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    Up next is wing flaps to give him "points" in 'bot mode similar to MP03, fixing the chest sculpt, and of course...knees. :) 
     
  2. SPLIT LIP

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    Yeah! Looking good! :thumb 
     
  3. Gears

    Gears buh-buh-body ya Veteran

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    Great work so far! Nice arms.:thumb 
     
  4. GALAXY WARRIOR

    GALAXY WARRIOR KO-CONVOY

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    looking good so far :) 
     
  5. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    Neat work! Can't wait to see him done.
     
  6. AutobotEngineer

    AutobotEngineer Highly Dubious

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    With knees, it'll be a tough call to see who ends up cooler, your RM or Classics SS.
     
  7. JetConvoy

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    Looking great!! challanging Classic Star Scream eh? Keep up the good work
     
  8. Brave Magnus

    Brave Magnus Hecho en Argentina

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    Looks good.
     
  9. Ktulu

    Ktulu Whoosh TFW2005 Supporter

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    Snazzy so far, I think it'll turn out really good!
     
  10. Cheebs

    Cheebs Well-Known Member

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    Movin' along:

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    Wings are cut now... Still have to get hinges to put the cut-outs back on.

    Sculpted a bit more of the cockpit...cockpit needs tons more work. :( 
     
  11. Cheebs

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    Throwing some digi-color in:

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  12. Matrix Soul

    Matrix Soul Skull 4 reporting in!

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    ooooo... can we see the jet mode?
     
  13. zailand

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    cool work!! love it!
     
  14. Cheebs

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    You have to picture this being said in my best "Count" from Sesame Street voice:

    One! One knee! Ah ha ha ha ha! *thunder crash*

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    The knee still needs work, but...it's there. Lego Exo-Force ratchet joints FTW.
     
  15. Brave Magnus

    Brave Magnus Hecho en Argentina

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    I like it, I like it!.
     
  16. MegaMoonMan

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    Dude, stop it. You're making me want to chop mine up! :thumb 
     
  17. agesthreeandup

    agesthreeandup Energon Supplier

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    That is great work. I always thought this figure could use a little bit of work. That is EXACTLY what it needed.

    You have to do the other two when you are done you know.

    Spencer.
     
  18. Cheebs

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    OK, construction and sculpting are done. I've primed it with silver and it's ready to paint. The final "main body color" will NOT be this metalic silver. It will be more of a Starscream gray. Anyway, this'll be the last update until it is totally done. When I post the final painted pics I'll also post a tutorial for the knee mod.

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    And yes, it still transforms. Jet mode looks exactly like the original RM jet aside from the new cockpit.
     
  19. Gears

    Gears buh-buh-body ya Veteran

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    That.....................ROCKS!:rock 
     
  20. shade 0066

    shade 0066 Live Fast, Drive Faster!

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    Dude Looks Frekin awseome!!
     

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