Heavy/Scratch: Masterpiece Thrust

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by Soundwave3k, Jan 24, 2009.

  1. Soundwave3k

    Soundwave3k TFW2005 Supporter

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    Well, I had an extra "Greenscream" lying around, and after getting inspired by Wheel_Jack's awesome conehead seekers http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/208384-mp-coneheads.html I decided to try and make my own over the holidays. Thanks for the inspiration Wheel_Jack! I think I worked on this on and off for about a month, but it's finally done.

    The only part I'm not totally sure about is the partsformer head - I may do something similar to Wheel_Jack's Thrust and use a junker G1 seeker to rebuild his head. I will probably work on the decals a bit more too.

    Please feel free to give me some constructive feedback!

    Enjoy!

    A couple of work in progress pics:
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    I made the wings and tail fins out of a plastic For Sale sign from Wal*Mart. Built up a few layers to thicken the wings. I took the rotors from a Neo Shifters toy on sale at Target.
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    Jet mode pics:
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    Airbrakes deployed! It was really tough getting paint to cover everything and not rub off on contact - I had to sand and repaint a few times:
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    A pic with MP-03: this is what he looked like before I got my hands on him!
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    Robot mode!
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    Posing
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    I see you...
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    Attack pose:
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    Hover mode - the wings can be rotated around to look like he's hovering in robot mode:
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    Back of the wing showing all the joints used in transformation:
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  2. Orion_Prime48

    Orion_Prime48 Super Sentai Purist

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    looks good man but I dont like the head or the hover pieces on the wings those just sick upp too high
     
  3. Maximus_Prime

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    wow that looks really sharp! Great job
     
  4. Dormamu

    Dormamu I am Broot.

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    The paint work really shows how hard you had to work to get it right. Simply fantastic, and the Alt mode is excellent.
     
  5. frilly toothpick

    frilly toothpick Decepticrumb

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    :drool:  top notch.
     
  6. seali_me

    seali_me Buhawi Gabay-Tala

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    :drool:  damn! everything you did on this baby looks cleeaaan!
     
  7. Altitron

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    LOL, then what /do/ you like about this custom?

    Personally, I think it looks great. Keep up the great work, Soundwave3k! Very impressive.

    - Alty
     
  8. Rijie78

    Rijie78 Vinyl junkie.

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    Looks sharp, excellent job.
     
  9. Omega Magnus

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    Man your paint apps look flawless. I'm also very impressed by the complexity of the wings.
     
  10. Boggs6ft7

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    very cool and very cartoon accurate

    great work man
     
  11. Nemesis Predaking

    Nemesis Predaking Offical Enforcer WTF@TFW Veteran

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    I've never been a fan of the conehead look on the MP's,
    but other then my personal opinion on that.
    Everything looks flawless, I think the wings are perfect.
     
  12. big hank

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    Beautiful job there, man! Are the back stabilizers from an A-10? As NP said, the wings are Awesome!:thumbs2: 
     
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    This is amazing, I love the coneheads! Although his cone looks a little too wide just above the face. Still, nice job!
     
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    Wow!! This is impressive!!! Really nice pait job and I think both modes look quality. Nice work!!!
     
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    Oh my god! He's PERFECT! You've gotten the scale, the details, EVERYTHING just right! :)  I don't know why, but Thrust is my favorite of the Coneheads. I totally want one of these!
     
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    Nicely done job on one of my favorite seekers!
     
  17. Soundwave3k

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    Thanks for all the kind comments everyone. The paint was something that I just had to redo quite a few times but I guess the obsessiveness paid off!

    Orion_Prime48: At first I also thought the rotors stuck up a bit too much, but I wanted to go for some bigger fans that were more like chopper blades even - I always thought the fans on the G1 and especially classics version were a bit small.

    big hank: I actually scratch built the rear stabilizers using the same for sale sign as for the wings.

    As far as the head goes I might take another crack at it - after all the sanding I did on it the nose cone really doesn't fit together with the base as well as I'd like. I'll post some more pics if I go for it - right now I just want to enjoy him posing with the other MP Decepticons. :p 
     
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    :jawdropper:  Sweet work!
     
  19. Soundwave3k

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    Okay, looking at him again I realize I lied. :p  I built most of it but then glued it to the base of the F-15 stabilizers so they could attach to the existing joint. It's easiest to see in the pic with the airbrakes deployed.
     
  20. big hank

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    Yeah, after I actually read the notes I see you mentioned that! Total coolness my man!:bowdown: 
     

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