Masterpiece Soundwave

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  1. frenzyrumble

    frenzyrumble Banned

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    Soundwave's always been one of my favorite G1 characters. To do him right, I started with an oversized G1 Soundwave (courtesy of kotoys.com)

    Here is the list of modifications made to Soundwave:
    - Plastic's been completely filled with epoxy to give him extra stability and weight.
    - The articulated hands (all fingers move independently) are courtesy of Zildjian.
    - The head was custom built using a variety of parts. (cast & available on ebay soon)
    - The visor is clear red plastic and the head contains a red LED light, which runs to it's power supply and on/off switch in Soundwave's back.
    - Soundwave's chest was also completely rebuilt and re-invented.
    - Although "oversized" the chest was reconstructed to hold "regular" sized G1 cassettes.
    - All details/mods were done w/ styrene.
    - His waist also extends (telescope style) giving him another inch of height.
    - His knees now bend back.
    - His feet pivot to lay flat
    - Decals were custom built and applied, most graphics are hand painted
    - Embossed Decepticon symbol on chest is hand cut from styrene
    Entire gallery can be seen on my flickr :
    Masterpiece Soundwave - a set on Flickr

    or facebook :
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/FrenzyRumble/277523541966?ref=ts#!/pages/FrenzyRumble/277523541966


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    This shot above with the "transformation" sequence is actually THREE Soundwaves ; WST (player), re-issue (mid-transformed), and oversized (robot)(as per the client's request)
     

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  2. Zildjian

    Zildjian Well-Known Member

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    It makes the original figure look like a hunk of shit. This is awesome.
     
  3. Dran0n

    Dran0n Junk male

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    That's totally cool.

    Amazing, great job!
     
  4. OMEGAPRIME1983

    OMEGAPRIME1983 Well-Known Member

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    pretty nifty there mike!! I like it a lot!
     
  5. Shadowbreaker

    Shadowbreaker \/ /\

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    This is awesome!

    And inspiring.
     
  6. exclusacon

    exclusacon Expert with the Scopes!

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    Speechless...

    Soundwave defintely superior...
     
  7. kdog

    kdog Well-Known Member

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    looks great you beat me to it
     
  8. peaugh jr2

    peaugh jr2 I LIKE WAFFLEZ!!!!!!!!!!!

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    I want 1!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  9. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Dry built

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    He looks liek he stepped right out of the cartoon! Awesome.
     
  10. brr-icy

    brr-icy G1 Collector

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    i like this one, the extending waist is a nice touch
     
  11. tobuttica

    tobuttica Well-Known Member

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    Makes me sad I will most likely never own one of this quality. As always very, very impressive and in the tops of all customizers for quality.
     
  12. blacklion29

    blacklion29 Merlion Gestalt

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    love it man. that's a winner
     
  13. Alloy Alchemist

    Alloy Alchemist Decepticon sympathizer

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    looks awesome,glad i worked on mine today
     
  14. Mathius Maximus

    Mathius Maximus Well-Known Member

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    This is so simple, yet came out amazing. I'm actually shocked you haven't done this before with the quality of the work you usually put out and your user name.

    Do Frenzy, Rumble, and Ravage actually transform though? I don't seem to see pics.

    Great job.

    Mathius
     
  15. anemis

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    top notch as always ! love this !!
     
  16. IceWilly

    IceWilly Technobot

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    Can we get a side by side with some other MP figures?

    MP Cassettes next!
     
  17. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    VERY cool! Has kind of a FrogDNA toon style to it.
     
  18. Jarrod

    Jarrod Semi-retired Builder

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    Quite awesome! The head is spectacular, and the chest is perfectly 'toon accurate. The hips/waist bug me though...I think the thighs look too short and the waist looks too squared off, imo. Oh, and the extending waist is great, really gives him some better definition.
     
  19. D-Unit

    D-Unit #1 Heel

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    Out of all your projects, I think this is my favorite. Very nice job
     
  20. Mechafacture

    Mechafacture Well-Known Member

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    IT's worth the wait! This is truly amazing!!! Well done!
     
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