Heavy/Scratch: Masterpiece Sideswipe is coming

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  1. godwin300

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    I am in the process of finishing the Masterpiece Sideswipe I will be selling on ebay this coming week. I have been working on him for the last 9 months and he is finally almost done. Take a look and tell me what you think. He is made from a 1/24 scale Lamborghini Countach LP500S model ( the authentic version for Sideswipe ) and is 7" in length and 3" in width when in car mode. 8" tall in robot mode. So he fits inside of the Masterpiece Primes trailer! I used Star Screams legs and hips but the rest of the frame is scratch built. The arms and hands are Gundam so they are extremely articulated and the head is a custom sculpt. I put l.e.d.'s in the head to light the eyes and gave him transforming sounds from the deluxe class movie version Optimus. I crafted his gun to resemble the original toys version. It also has l.e.d. I am keeping him as authentic G1 as possible. He still has a ways to go as far as detailing. His torso will be made to resemble the original G1 version ( black hips and white stomach ) but the base mod is there. Sorry some of the pics are blurry, my work is good but my camera sucks. I will be buying a new camera to take the pics for ebay so that you can see all the detail in high quality resolution. Thanks for the compliments! If you have any suggestions for his completion let me know. Should his gun be gun-metal grey or white?I will be accepting commission work when he is done so e-mail me at godwin_300@hotmail.com if you have a project in mind.
     

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    chlokai Well-Known Member

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    wow, what did you use for a base mold, or did you scratch build?
     
  3. JazzEd

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    Looks like a MP Starscream for the base. U.S. edition.

    One of the coolest customs I've seen so far. Great job
    Godwin300.

    Doesn't it hurt you to sell him on Ebay after working on him all that time?
     
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    I used Star Screams legs and hips but the rest of the frame is scratch built. The arms and hands are Gundam so they are extremely articulated and the head is a custom sculpt. I put l.e.d.'s in the head to light the eyes and gave him transforming sounds from the deluxe class movie version Optimus. I crafted his gun to resemble the original toys version. It also has l.e.d. I am keeping him as authentic G1 as possible. He still has a ways to go as far as detailing. His torso will be made to resemble the original G1 version ( black hips and white stomach ) but the base mod is there. Thanks for the compliments.
     
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    Yeah but I do this for a for a living. I am looking to generate some work and hopefully this quality of work will do it.
     
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    really well done, good luck with it on ebay, I hope you get the price you deserve for your work
     
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    Thanks. I have been modifying Transformers since I was a kid and it's a great source of accomplishment and gratification for me so it's all worth it. Plus, if I can give someone something that they want and make some money while doing it, it's a win win situation. Thanks for the compliment!
     
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    Wikkid Semi-retired customizer

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    That is freakin gorgous. The panel lines are perfect and the bot mode flawless. Easily one of the best builds I've ever seen.
     
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    Wow, what a great compliment! Yeah, I worked on his seams endlessly to make him fit as tight as possible and he does. I didn't skimp on any detail. Thanks for the comp!
     
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    Very nice work sir :) 
     
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    Thanks, always appreciated.
     
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    That looks superb, full marks for making sure he's got excellent articulation. Better pics when you can, please :) 
     
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    Thanks, yeah when he is done and I am ready to post him on ebay I will be taking professional quality pics. I will be updating my progress daily.
     
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    Orion_Prime48 Super Sentai Purist

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    omg that is beautiful
     
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    Amazing job here, great idea to use Starscream for the base!
     
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    Lol, Thanx.
     
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    Thanx, yeah he had the mechanics I could use that enabled Sideswipe to transform like the toy.
     
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    WOW!

    That's so awesome it hurts! This is probably the best Sideswipe I've seen... official OR kitbashed. Very appealing.

    zmog
     
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    Thanx. Lovin' the love man.
     
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    duuuuuuuuuude, thats haaawwwwt....
     

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