Heavy/Scratch: Masterpiece G1 Pipes

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  1. OptimusTimelord

    OptimusTimelord Masterpiece Reanimator

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    Cobbled together from X-Transbot's Stax and an oversized G1 Pipes knock off, with added bits and bobs. The wing mirrors and windscreen wipers are both salvaged from Stax.

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    "Protect the Ark from Trypticon you say? Sure, this is gonna be no problem!"
     

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  2. OptimusTimelord

    OptimusTimelord Masterpiece Reanimator

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    Alt mode pics...

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  3. Unicron9

    Unicron9 Chaos Bringer 9

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    That looks great. As G1 as it is he does still remind me of MTMTE Pipes too.
     
  4. turboedguy

    turboedguy minibotologist

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    Very nice build!
     
  5. destrongerlupus

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    Gorgeous!!
     
  6. TacticalBacon

    TacticalBacon Work that sucker to death

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    Please make more of these. Cause you'll have ALL of my money if you did!

    I like the look of this a lot! :thumb 
     
  7. Sifu Steve

    Sifu Steve I'm... Just a soldier.

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    Bang on. Very nice work (and good photography too).
     
  8. OptimusTimelord

    OptimusTimelord Masterpiece Reanimator

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    Thank you kind sirs :) 

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  9. Alucard77

    Alucard77 Kaon Gladiator Champion

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    Artist... your a freaking artist.

    Why a 3rd Party company hasn't reached out to you to design stuff, I do not know.
     
  10. SMOG

    SMOG Vocab-champion ArgueTitan

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    Wizardry!

    As usual. :thumb 

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  11. OptimusTimelord

    OptimusTimelord Masterpiece Reanimator

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    Thanks bud :)  Although designing something from scratch is far beyond my skills - I basically just take an already built figure and fine tune the details!
    Cheers man. You knew I was gonna haveta do it!! :wink: 
     
  12. pWEN

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    That is beautiful work! I love my Stax but I would not complain if he looked like that. lol
     
  13. Alucard77

    Alucard77 Kaon Gladiator Champion

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    Then some one needs to hire you as the fine tuner guy!

    But with your skill set, I think you could scratch build if you really wanted to.
     
  14. Alloy Alchemist

    Alloy Alchemist Decepticon sympathizer

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    You know I love it man ! Great work as always with you and great to see him done .
     
  15. OptimusTimelord

    OptimusTimelord Masterpiece Reanimator

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    Ha ha, thanks :D 
    Maybe, I mean I've scratch built in kitbash terms using parts from other figures, but starting from the ground up and imagining the whole transformation like Hasui's MPs is another level... I can sure appreciate the work that goes into it, from my little efforts. Just getting Pipes' shoulder wheels to move into place was a headache to figure out!
    Cheers man, thanks for all your support :thumb 
     
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    Naturally. :) 

    It does look VERY much like my beloved G1 Pipes in truck mode.

    zmog
     
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  18. cheetor71

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    This looks great.

    @ Unicron 9, I tried to wipe the bug off the screen. Took me a second
     
  19. kalron

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    You knocked it out of the park duder...the creator would be proud of your work.

    There really is not much else to say...fantastic job.
     
  20. OptimusTimelord

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    Yeah it's all about the nostalgia :)  It could look even better I'm sure, with real tinted windows (mine are just gloss 2D finish) and clear plastic headlights, but it seemed like too much extra work for minimal visual return.
    Thanks guys for all the great comments! :) 
     

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