Heavy/Scratch: Masterpiece G1 Pipes

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by OptimusTimelord, Mar 21, 2014.

  1. Mr.Deflok

    Mr.Deflok Well-Known Member

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    That is at least 1,000x better than Xt's effort. Good stuff.
     
  2. TigerBlade

    TigerBlade Prepare for extermination

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    Bravo sir, bravo. It's perfect and looks amazing next to Huff!
     
  3. OptimusTimelord

    OptimusTimelord Masterpiece Reanimator

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    Well to be fair, this would never have existed without Stax. I think theirs also suffered from having to be a remold of Krank. Throwing any considerations to Huffer out the window is what allowed me to be so accurate to G1 Pipes.
    Cheers matey! Sizewise the oversized KO cab turned out pretty good. I'm glad because although I could have used a Cubex cab for this project, I really didn't want Huffer and Pipes to look like identical vehicles :) 
     
  4. KnightStrike

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    Pipes turned out wonderfully! Amazing build and fantastic paintwork! Great job!
     
  5. YakMaster003

    YakMaster003 It is only logical...

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    This is amazing. Epic slow clap for OptimusTimelord!

    Pipes was/is my favorite G1 Minibot by far. Your work is just... just... oh, man. I want one! Looking at it brings tears of joy to my eyes.
     
  6. bellyboy

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    amazing work bro
     
  7. OptimusTimelord

    OptimusTimelord Masterpiece Reanimator

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    Cheers! I wondered if it was worth bothering to strip the chrome just to repaint it shiny silver, but had to do something to match the new exhaust cannons - really happy with the arms now and glad I did it.
    Ha ha, glad to be of service :)  Can't honestly say I would have tackled a Pipes custom if it weren't for Stax. And doing the research for this I was surprised how little Pipes was used during the G1 toon and comic era, even the toy was sort of a throwaway re-use of Huffer, but I've come to appreciate him a lot more than I used to :thumb 
    Thank you :) 

    Oh, forgot to mention:
    Work in progress thread here.
     
  8. Galaxy Claw

    Galaxy Claw Mini-Convict

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    This came out great, very impressed! The paint work is really top-notch.
     
  9. SuperOptimus

    SuperOptimus shot Megs & Hotrod in '86

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    I really like this. Hard work pays off. Excellent job!
     
  10. Wheel_Jack

    Wheel_Jack pitying fools

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    fantastic Rich! Just got a chance to see all the pics on a real screen and not my phone. Pipes looks great! the circle is complete. :) 

    edit: I keep going back to look at it. effing great!
     
  11. ambitron

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    Just saw this. I thought I loved Stax as he was, but this takes him to a whole new level. Amazing work as always!
     
  12. OptimusTimelord

    OptimusTimelord Masterpiece Reanimator

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    Thanks guys :) 
    Ha ha, cheers Ninos. That means a lot :bowdown:  The circle is complete indeed :wink: 
    Thanks bud. I realise there will probably be lots of people who prefer Stax as he comes, but for me it's been fun to really amp up his G1 levels! :lol 
     
  13. Snake_eyes1975

    Snake_eyes1975 Peace through Tyranny!!

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    VERY nice...gorgeous blue on there too
     
  14. CreepyManHug

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    Just bought the KO to do the same thing. Great work man!!!
     
  15. Captain

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    You should be proud of yourself! Pipes looks fantastic!
     
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    If you made five of these amazing pieces of plastic, I would buy all five. Looks so good! Pipes has been needing some love!
     
  17. OptimusTimelord

    OptimusTimelord Masterpiece Reanimator

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    Thanks, yeah it came out well. There's a metallic fleck in it :) 
    Good luck!
    Thanks :thumb 
    Five?! A Pipes army... :eek:  :lol 
     
  18. Backstop

    Backstop Have you seen my box art?

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    not even HasTak could have done better that is perfect
     
  19. deathsheadII

    deathsheadII Not a Bounty Hunter yes?

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    this is the pipes x transbots should have made! awesome custom want one :lol 
     
  20. OptimusTimelord

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    Ha ha cheers bud!
    It's definitely how I wish they'd made it!! :lol  Then again, I wouldn't have had the fun of doing this project if they had :D 
     

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