Heavy/Scratch: Masterpiece Skyfire

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  1. GeoKaiser

    GeoKaiser Wardick Zeus

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    Masterpiece Skyfire

    Here is my version of a masterpiece Skyfire. It placed 3rd in the Botcon 2013 custom figure contest!

    The base body is a TRU MP Thundercracker with additional parts from Cybertron Voyager Starscream, Vector Prime, Optimal Optimus, and others. The wings and jet pack are made from Optimal Optimus, Armada Jetfire, and G1 Jetfire parts. The red arm armor pieces detach and stow under the cockpit in jet mode. The G1 Jetfire helmet is hollow and fits snugly over the enlarged Classics Jetfire head (he can actually wear the helmet!). The head can stow inside while in jet mode. Unfortunately, I didn't devise a way to stow the G1 Jetfire helmet in jet mode. The G1 Jetfire gun attaches to both the jet and robot modes in several places (maybe I'll get the upcoming Daca toys upgrade for the gun).

    It was airbrushed with primarily Testors Pactra metallic paints. This is my first attempt at the G1 cartoon style shading. I primarily chose the darker shadow color patterns based on the jet mode. The panel lining was done with a Gundam gray marker (also my first time to do this!). I added a few custom water slide decals to add a few accents from the G1 Jetfire toy and a Robotech nod.

    The stand was modified to hold Skyfire in both modes. I used Tamiya snow texture paint for the base with a little airbrushing to make it look realistic snow drifts. The name plate is a water slide decal.

    Robot mode
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    Jet mode
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    WIP
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    Original
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  2. khopson

    khopson Well-Known Member

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    That's awesome! Congrats on the recognition, too. I can see why it placed so high!
     
  3. plowking

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

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    Stunning work all around, from build to paint.

    Congrats on the win!
     
  4. ErechOveraker

    ErechOveraker I'm with Plowking.

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    That's insane. Great job!
     
  5. Unicron9

    Unicron9 Chaos Bringer 9

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    I must have missed whatever was even comparable to this in the Botcon pictures. From what I did see, this was by far the coolest. Awesome figure man.
     
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  6. Alloy Alchemist

    Alloy Alchemist Decepticon sympathizer

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    Dude that guy is awesome !
     
  7. Wikkid

    Wikkid Semi-retired customizer

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    Should've taken first.

    There was some really nice stuff in there but this one just did everything right and perfect.
     
  8. jcru

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    Awesome.
     
  9. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    DAMN! THAT is AWESOME! Looks perfect!
     
  10. botformer84

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    so cool!
     
  11. Zildjian

    Zildjian Well-Known Member

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    Gorgeous!
     
  12. KnightStrike

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    Holy frell.... your Skyfire (really always preferred that name to Jetfire) is awe inspiring! That is one of the most awesome customs I have ever seen and does the character so much justice its incredible. :bowdown: 
     
  13. turboedguy

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    Amazing work!
     
  14. KNOOM842

    KNOOM842 Ultra Con

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    Hot dam! Thats wow
     
  16. aprim

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    should of took first IMO..This is epic!
     
  17. Jbarb78

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    So awesome, been wanting to make a custom Skyfire of my own for a while now, loving this!
     
  18. jcru

    jcru Well-Known Member

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    I have such a custom lust right now. G1/Cartoon Skyfire is my absolute favorite, and no figure has ever approached this close before right now.

    This is extraordinary.
     
  19. SonOfNemesis

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    Very well done. Great work man.
     
  20. JetfireJim

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    Awesome job!!
     

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