Heavy/Scratch: Masterpiece Swoop (toy colors version.)

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  1. Sculpt-bot

    Sculpt-bot So waddya want, a medal?

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    Well I am finally getting these bad boys done. I just have the last 3 (which will be painted by other artists) to finish the builds on, and then I will have wrapped up this massive project. 'Toon colors will likely be posted tomorrow, as I am still touching him up.
    This guy started life as a Universe Silverbolt. He was heavily modified, and had scratchbuilt wings, dino head, crest, launchers, and sword, added to him. The result is a nice addition to the Masterpiece line, and he is perfectly in scale with MP Grimlock. He stands 9 inches tall at the top of his head in bot mode, and has an impressive 18 inch wing span in dino mode. He is now up on e-bay.
    WIP thread here: http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/311190-mp-swoop.html
    Enjoy!
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  2. GrandMaXimus

    GrandMaXimus Party in my tummy!!! TFW2005 Supporter

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    Damn....amazing....I should have got one done :dj 
     
  3. JAnGoThaKing

    JAnGoThaKing Wrecker

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    impressive
     
  4. ScoobyGoo

    ScoobyGoo Well-Known Member

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    Good work man. I need one of them things at some point
     
  5. Hotwire

    Hotwire Pro-Customizer

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    Awesome build, dude!
     
  6. KINGBOTZ

    KINGBOTZ www.KINGBOTZ.com

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    Damn that looks good, awesome work man.
     
  7. Alloy Alchemist

    Alloy Alchemist Decepticon sympathizer

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    great to see him painted looks EVEN better! this is gonna be copied by many many people.
     
  8. Mr. Sparklebot

    Mr. Sparklebot 'Til All Are Juan

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    Wow, this is definitely amazing! Great work!
     
  9. SonOfNemesis

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    Excellent, excellent, excellent. The only one tiniest little critique would be I think too much gold on the dino mode head. It's the tiniest little critique though. That aside, this is awesome!!!
     
  10. heltskelt

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    It's alright, if you like this type of thing... and i do, that looks awesome!
     
  11. payton34

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    This looks factory-made, and that's the best compliment that can be given to a custom, IMO. The head and wings are superb, and the body looks like it was tailor-made for Swoop to begin with.

    Any chance of a better pic of the "feet" in Pterodactyl mode?
     
  12. thrustjet24

    thrustjet24 Wannabe Decepticon

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    WOW.....Great work, as usual
     
  13. Grimlock_13

    Grimlock_13 Rattrap Teabag

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    Great work! :thumb 
     
  14. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    This is another great one from you, buddy :thumb 
     
  15. Trikeboy

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    Wow, simply fantastic. If I sent you a Silverbolt or one of the repaints would you do this for me too, please. I would pay for all costs needed to of course.

    AAARRRGGGHHH!!!! I knew I would see this crop up. Swoop is not a Pterodactyl, he is a Pteranodon. The head crest is a big give away. Pterodactyl did not have an elongated crest. In fact the Pteranodon species was probably the only Pterosaur on record (when the toy was made) with such a long crest.

    Sorry, that wasn't directed at you payton34, that was 28 years of frustration poaring out of me. All through the 80's and 90's I saw this mistake being made and i still annoys me. I sincerely apologise if you take any offence.
     
  16. Jericho

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    Kick.ass. But, are his feet backwards in alt mode? In the one pic it looks as if the toes curl towards the front.
     
  17. Josh

    Josh Comic Color-guy

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    nice!!
     
  18. Sculpt-bot

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    I will make sure to snap a pic of them when I do the "Toon colors version" photo shoot.

    I may do more Swoops down the line, but after building 7 of them in the last month and a half, i desperately need a break from him.

    I added claws to his kneeplates in bot mode, only because I think that is one of his "trademark" features. The Pteranodon legs flip out from his hip area, and are much more in line, size-wise, to what an actual Pteranodon's legs would be.

    Thanks for the comments folks! I am glad you like him! Toon version should be up later today.
     
  19. thyvipera

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    beautiful work as always man. looking forward to the "toon" colored version
     
  20. Algernon

    Algernon Radicon Acolyte

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    Outstanding work! :) 
     

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