Heavy/Scratch: Masterpiece G1 Skids

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  1. Jarrod

    Jarrod Semi-retired Builder

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    Alright, here he is, finally finished!

    For those who might have missed the WIP thread, here it is:
    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/308385-wip-mp-g1-skids.html

    Skids was built using a Tamiya 1/24 Honda City Turbo kit, arms from Bandai's Master Grade RX-78 Ver.2, and Alt Silvestreak's head. Everything else is scratchbuilt with styrene, from the legs, waist, and even the articulated hands! All joints are polycap style from Kotobukiya's joint sets including the ball joints used for the feet .

    Paints used were Tamiya Spray Blue for the body color, Model Master Semi Gloss Black, red mixed from MM Guards Red and MM Italian Red, Krylon Silver, and Tamiya Clears Blue, Orange and Yellow.

    Bare Metal Foil was also used for The Honda logos, and for various robot mode details.

    The windows came out a bit darker than I wanted, but they do look much like the G1 toy's window. Initially I was going to leave the windows completely clear but when I realized that, with clear windows, the lower robot legs would look like empty boxes, I opted to tint the windows.

    Car Mode pics will be in this first post, followed by the transformation, and then the robot mode.


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  2. Jarrod

    Jarrod Semi-retired Builder

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    Transformation:

    Open doors, unclip roof from rear
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    Unfold legs, straighten and knee and hip
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    Position red chest section
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    Fold torso to meet waist. Peg together
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    Pull feet forward, flip up panel and clip onto knee block. This secures the foot, and transformation joint
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    Rotate rear wheels in
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    Swing arms down
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    Fold seats down, and flip seat backs up. Fold roof down
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    Open hood, fold head out
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    Fold in shoulder joint covers (yes they are unpainted on the inside :) 
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    Fold up arms, rotate shoulder into postion, swing arms down, and rotate fists
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  3. SamiWCP

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    wayyyyy awesome sir!
     
  4. Jarrod

    Jarrod Semi-retired Builder

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    Robot mode, without weapons:

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    The weapons can also be attached to the top of the forearms. They attach to both locations with small tabs

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  5. Jarrod

    Jarrod Semi-retired Builder

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    Some close up/ detail shots
     

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  6. jason jupiter

    jason jupiter weird/ rare g1 KO hunter

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    this'll look awesome next to your jazz, all that build up and scrolling down and no full body shots??!?!

    nice work man, nice and clean hides some crazy complex stuff you got going on in Skids; just like those damn air-intakes on the jazz and the deceptively simple diaclone marlboor head you built for me.

    edit in, oops, you just posted them, nice!!
     
  7. Jarrod

    Jarrod Semi-retired Builder

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    And finally, some comparison shots with Binaltech and G1 Skids. I'll post some comparisons with other MP's in a few days, once I can borrow Jazz for an hour.

    Edit: Updated with pics of MP Jazz and Prime.

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    this is sick. love all of it.
     
  9. The_Black_Sheep

    The_Black_Sheep Willyna...

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    F#ck! :lol  When you think of all the planning, all the measuring, all the scratchbuilding that has gone into this... & then it all comes together into something as beautiful as this. Without a doubt, the best Skids ever built. Ever. :) 
     
  10. Brunkion76

    Brunkion76 HE>i

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    This is so freakin' awesome man, I love Skids and you have nailed him on this one. Fine job, fine job indeed!
     
  11. Chaos Muffin

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    Hot Damn, right on the money
     
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    i can only speak for myself, but this is my favorite custom by anyone to date.

    your work is really inspiring.
     
  13. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    This is one of the best customs I've ever seen since I've been a part of this community of Transformers kitbashing.
     
  14. Jarrod

    Jarrod Semi-retired Builder

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    Thanks! Jazz was a commision, so I don't have him anymore. Luckily he's just right down the street though...I just gotta get him outta his owners laser-protected, secure display case for a photo shoot :) 

    Thanks! Alot of work definitely went in to him, and I'm definitely proud of the end result.

    Wow! Thanks guys!
     
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    Damn dude, I'm blown away looking at all these pics. This is truly amazing work here, it's extremely impressive how tight the seams are in car-mode. You nailed both modes perfectly in my opinion, and the robot mode proportions are just astoundingly G1 look and feel. I particularly enjoyed the complexity of the transformation...The fact that you pulled off such a complex transformation and tightly-packed alt-mode is incredible, I could go on & on...Epic work here man, this is just beautiful.
     
  16. jezones

    jezones REEVERS!!!

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    Insane work man. Better than what hasbro could pull off.
     
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    mampy Movie-Accurate Mampy

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    You, sir, are my idol! This is an amazing piece!
     
  18. garibaldiprime

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    That is just mind boggling. Id love to see you do an MP G1 Bumblebee!
     
  19. Cycrolus

    Cycrolus Herald of Primus

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    :jawdropper: That is so friggin sweet.
     
  20. Alloy Alchemist

    Alloy Alchemist Decepticon sympathizer

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    just as i said in your w.i.p. thread your skills are amazing, this came out perfect!!! this is SO a MASTERPIECE!!! Cant wait to see your next project and i hope you show everyone everything like you did on this project.

    If i had to sum it up with one word it would be....inspiring!!!!!
     

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