Minor/Repaint: Minerva and Nightbeat

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  1. Hellscream85

    Hellscream85 Well-Known Member

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    IMAG0024.jpg IMAG0025.jpg IMAG0026.jpg IMAG0027.jpg KIMG0003_edit_1422670030892.jpg KIMG0002_edit_1422670005592.jpg KIMG0004_edit_1422670130979.jpg KIMG0006_edit_1422670181635.jpg KIMG0007_edit_1422670215589.jpg KIMG0008_edit_1422670237272.jpg Been sitting on these a while, Minerva is still awaiting stickers, All add-on parts are from the amazing kits by Johnbonhamatron, thank you!

    Update 9/17

    Titanmaster compatibility added thanks to Detective adapter, repainted waist extension on Nightbeat, did additional shoulder mod, painted Nightbeat's upper arms, swapped titanmaster faces with Loudmouth and painted, and used Trentulas Minerva face plate to complete her headmaster.

    9/25
    OK so I decided to change Nightbeat's face to one made by Steamshield, and I freaking love the new face! Unfortunately now the silhouette is thrown off (much sadz) however after asking him to look into it Steamshield made a new set of titanmasters arms to better match the face and give him that silhouette we love(much happy). I also ordered a new replacement chest that doesn't need to be removed for transformation. After all the upgrades and mods I may finally end up with my perfect Nightbeat, which may admittedly be a bit bitter sweet. IMAG0033.jpg
     
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    oh wat
     

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  3. BLOODRAGED189

    BLOODRAGED189 Getting a job to buy TFs.

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    ^Mad, mad props for turning the head the right way. Hell, I even thought you did it wrong at first.
     
  4. TM2 Dinobot

    TM2 Dinobot closeted otaku

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    Seriously. I had to actually act it out to figure it out myself. Good job.
     
  5. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    What did you use for the chest?
     
  6. Hellscream85

    Hellscream85 Well-Known Member

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    Both chests are from Johnbonhamatron's shapeways store, as are the waist extensions, guns, and Minerva head

    Yup I realize the pics are all sideways, not intentional on my part, goddamn camera
     
  7. Hellscream85

    Hellscream85 Well-Known Member

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    Fixed
     
  8. johnbonhamatron

    johnbonhamatron Big ol' Nightbeat fanboy

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    That's the first pic I've seen of Minerva's bits (snerk, ooer missus) in the wild! Awesome work, you made them both look fandabbydozy. :D 
     
  9. RobotKnight95

    RobotKnight95 Unamused and Insane

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    Brilliant. I may use this as a reference when I get my Minerva. Quick question: How did you mod the doors to the forearms?
     
  10. Hellscream85

    Hellscream85 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, if I can track down enough of the base figure then I'd love to do many more!

    The mod itself is super easy, you just cut the doors off at the shoulder, and glue them in place as they are in car mode, doesn't affect alt mode at all.
     
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  11. Caliburst

    Caliburst Bad Mr. Gary

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    Stunning! Excellent work. I've been skeptical of getting/painting Shapeways parts due to the "graininess" of how it looks, but you did a flawless job. Mr. Johnbonhamatron just my have a future client!

    If you don't mind me asking, where are you getting your decals?
     
  12. Hellscream85

    Hellscream85 Well-Known Member

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    The stickers are coming from Reprolabels, using two G1 ratchet sets for the crosses, and the mini autobot symbols. Sadly Reprolabels has no sets available for Minerva or Go Shuta
     
  13. Novaburnhilde

    Novaburnhilde Neoseed

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    This is great.

    Very nice work. :) 
     
  14. bumblebeej8

    bumblebeej8 Pinpoint Doodle User#3

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    How did you take off the doors?
     
  15. chansformers

    chansformers butcher of the bots

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    dammit,now i have to find an extra bb/gb/nb mold now after seeing yours....

    nice end result,when the decals arrive it'll be the icing on this tasty cake!
     
  16. cheetor71

    cheetor71 Autobot

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    They look fantastic.
     
  17. Hellscream85

    Hellscream85 Well-Known Member

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    Do it! You won't regret it, I actually just ordered the Decepticharge and Siren kits because I loved the end result for Minerva so much, still need a few more Bumblebees to use all the kits on. Amazon had some Goldfires going pretty cheap recently, the Bumblebees were outrageous though. Decals have arrived, and are positioned beautifully on the hood and doors.

    I used a hobby knife and cut them off at the thinnest part of the hinge that connects them to the shoulders, leaves no visible cut line in vehicle mode.

    thank you!

    thanks!
     
  18. johnbonhamatron

    johnbonhamatron Big ol' Nightbeat fanboy

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    You're like my biggest patron, so far, you know that? I can tell it's you when Shapeways sends me the email saying I've made a sale, 'cos the list of stuff on it is always really long.

    Basically, what I'm saying is that you're slowly paying for my Titan-class Devastator. Therefore, I love you. :p 
     
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    this i like.
     
  20. Hellscream85

    Hellscream85 Well-Known Member

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    Much appreciated, if I had more Bumblebees in my area I'd have every variation ready :p 
     

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