Heavy/Scratch: Masterpiece Skyfire v1.5

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  1. Wikkid

    Wikkid Semi-retired customizer

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    I absolutely hated the way the chest panels sat in jet mode so I've been putting all my concentration on that for months. Originally I had the chest panels hinged on the upper shoulder and it looked great for robot mode but complete ass for the jet as they were way to blunt and ruined the aerodynamics of the whole piece. Soooo, I finally figured out an alternative with some out of the box thinking.

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    ^^Here you can see where I've strayed from the toon. Instead of having weird spiky crap on his lower forearms, I went with a more toy orientated weopon pack. These bomb containers will be red and act as the covers for the hand flippy mechanism. (Tutorial has been prepared for how to build hand flippy things) By nothing other than luck, the design even allows for a cargo area in the center as seen in several episodes.

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    ^^Start transforming by bringing the arm up horizontal.

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    ^^Turn the arms to the side. Pull chest panels outward, then swing around to the front.
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    ^^Put the arms down.

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    ^^Drop nose by opening head containment panel (Which locks the front end together) Then shift the chest panels up and over the edges of the aircraft nose.

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    ^^ The arms can be extended or shortened depending on the pose so he should be capable of shouldering a riffle.

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    ^^Other weopon payload includes a total of four missiles mounted in the leg armour/rear of jet. He'll also feature the intake cannons that'll sit just inside the vents near the cockpit as seen in that one episode.

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    ^^Every Skyfire I do/plan use the upper arms to simulate the aircrafts fuel tanks which was never used in any incarnation but seemed like a natural fit.

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    ^^The headsculpt was originally a Masterpiece Rodimus Prime that I had the great customizer Sculptbot build for me. With an actual Rodimus built by Takara, the need for a custom one fell through. With permission, I altered the helmet portion to resemble Skyfire.
     

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  2. Destructicon 1

    Destructicon 1 Original Gestalt

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    Very nice! R you going to paint him the g1 colors?
     
  3. Kuma Style

    Kuma Style On Military Leave TFW2005 Supporter

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    OMG! That head sculpt is bees knees!
     
  4. G60Force

    G60Force World Smallest Mini-Con

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    HOLY FECES!!!.. this looks epic!
     
  5. JoeHavok

    JoeHavok Well-Known Member

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    Looks Awesome!! I wish a 3rd party Transformer company would come out with one like it so I can have it.
     
  6. Jarrod

    Jarrod Semi-retired Builder

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    Damn...amazing! The chest panels are brilliant!
     
  7. Jaicen

    Jaicen Well-Known Member

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    Chest panels? LOOK AT THAT HEADSCULPT!
     
  8. Alloy Alchemist

    Alloy Alchemist Decepticon sympathizer

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    your original skyfire is what got me into customizing tf toys to start with...and this is above and beyond your first one,can't wait to see him done.
     
  9. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    You are going to have a next door neighbor soon. It's gonna be SQ7. He's gonna want a lot of customz, includings this one.

    Anyways, just thought I'd give you a head's up, bud :) 
     
  10. tomac66

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    Congratulations, it´s a great version. Skyfire Masterpiece is the one that i always wanted to have, hoping to see it finished soon.
     
  11. Tigertrack

    Tigertrack Back In The Game!

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    I've seen people use the large Macross figures to do a Masterpiece Jetfire, but this is the first one I've seen that is done cartoon-accuracy. Looking forward to more progress and completion, great job!
     
  12. xaviercal

    xaviercal Customizer

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    Just amazing, Cant wait to see him painted
     
  13. BLK-OUT 4500X

    BLK-OUT 4500X Well-Known Member

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    Great Job Man .
     
  14. Hash Prime

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    jaw droping..excellent job bro..u r so good bro.. :) 
     
  15. autobotx23

    autobotx23 Banned

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    That face is scarily accurate. Rock on, man.
     
  16. The Dark Seeker

    The Dark Seeker TFW2005 Supporter

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    wow......just wow.....can't wait to see this one done :D 
     
  17. Gatchaman

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    Wikkid good stuff, Wikkid!
     
  18. Peagis

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    Freakin sweet!
     
  19. Lion

    Lion Will bite you!

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    Why can't this be official. I want it. Now.
     
  20. Alloy Alchemist

    Alloy Alchemist Decepticon sympathizer

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    can't wait to see how AWESOME v2.0 is gonna look next to all your sweet customs,something all the skyfire customs have been missing is SIZE ! and i know you will not disapoint.
     

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