Customs: making g1 minibots from cybertron basics--what's been done?

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  1. ckhtiger

    ckhtiger old skool fool

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    so there's a couple of these that I've seen, and I was just thinking how absolutely cool it would be to have the complete run of minibots redone as basics, but also including classics bumblebee and cliffjumper to run the show. armorhide wouldn't need any painting, he's colored just like pipes. I've seen seaspray, huffer, and beachcomber done (by the same person) but was wondering if any others have been done.

    I thought the following would work, either as is or with some repainting:
    clocker would work well repainted as tailgate
    swerve is pretty much painted like windcharger
    brushguard repainted as outback
    overhaul as brawn
    scattorshot repainted as warpath
    energon (yikes!) skyshadow as powerglide
    energon strongarm as gears and swerve

    and maybe, just maybe, they'll actually release that classics cosmos

    I'm not sure what people think of this list, and individually they might not look like much, but if you got ALL of them together as one giant g1 homage minibot army, I think they'd look pretty sweet. if I can find them in one lot and get them, I might just have occupied myself for the rest of the year...
     
  2. Onset

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    might be a stretch, but what about energon strongarm?
     
  3. ckhtiger

    ckhtiger old skool fool

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    you know, I just thought of that. I do think it would look good. but how about it, guys, what do ya think of the idea?

    *just decided to edit original post*
     
  4. Superquad7

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    I think you've hit onto something that a few of us have been doing: stand-ins for Classics. You've got some really good ideas! Do you plan to make any of these customs yourself?
     
  5. ckhtiger

    ckhtiger old skool fool

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    he he, what do you think ;) 
     
  6. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    About what? Should you make some yourself? Only you know the answer to that, but my vote is "go for it!" :thumb 
     
  7. ckhtiger

    ckhtiger old skool fool

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    ahhh, my silly friend, I meant you betcha I'm planning on this!
     
  8. omega knight

    omega knight Chibi lancelot launch

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    could you plz post the pics of the ones you have seen.cosmos would be most awsome.in the words of huffer"Im the readist"and im ready for these customs!
     
  9. Superquad7

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    Personally, I've made no physically modifications to any figures I have for stand-ins. I have an Energon Downshift (Wheeljack obviously), a Titanium Scourge, and my E-combiners (I don't have the overwhelming desire to buy a second Devestator).

    In a fit of randomness the other night removed the extra paint apps on a Classics Starscream, but that's a different story I suppose :lol 
     
  10. omega knight

    omega knight Chibi lancelot launch

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    I was talkin to the other dude i wanna see the ones that are already made like seaspray and the others.
     
  11. ckhtiger

    ckhtiger old skool fool

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    Energon Skyblast could become Powerglide. I know that the combiner leg has a better alt mode for it, seeing as it resembles a Warthog like his G1 form. But, while Skyblast is a Skyfire homage, he has that jet nosepeice crap stuck to his head in robot mode like Powerglide in G1. Instead of flipping it back down, you could keep in up when transformed. You'll only need white and red to paint it.
     
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    Good ideas, all of these. But they only onvolve paint. Has anyone attempted any serious mods to address the shortcomings in some of these figures, such as adding real legs to E-Downshift?
     
  15. manyoufactsure

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    Here's what I've completed myself as alterations. I hope to someday have all of the Minibots completed as larger versions. I'll just list the ones that I haven't modified but use as other minibots.
    Seaspray
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    Warpath
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    Blast Off (wrong color)
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    Huffer and Powerglide
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    I better get the camera out since I have a couple more complete but I never photographed.
    toy was: > G1 minibot:
    C Swerve > Windcharger
    C Clocker > Tailgate
    C Overhaul > Brawn ( need photo, Head sculpt)
    C Armourhide> Pipes
    C Hardtop > Beach Comber (need photos, repaint/rollbar change)
    E Strongarm > Swindle
    E Kickback > Brawl
    E Stormcloud > Vortex (Stormcloud more available than Blackout, Need photos)
    E Barricade > Onslaught (WIP, needed him for complete Bruticus/not minibot)
    Just need a Cosmo, Cliffjumper, Bumblebee, Gears, Swerve and Outback (could be C Brushguard repaint) Aerialbots are in the next reply due to picture amounts per post.
     
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    Aerialbots
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  17. manyoufactsure

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    [​IMG]

    Enjoy
     
  18. Superquad7

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    Those simply rock man. VERY nice indeed!
     
  19. Ravenxl7

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    The one that I'd really love to do would be a Cosmos, but I can't think of any mold that would work for him. Anyone got any ideas. Peace out.
     
  20. Drax

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    Dude nice pics and idoubt youll be able to find a model that fits cosmo considering hes an oval/circle shaped alien space ship haha
     

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