Heavy/Scratch: "Miss Stream if you're nasty!" (TFA Slipstream Finished!)

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  1. tabtiurf

    tabtiurf Chimeracon

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    There's a new Queen on the shelf! Look out, Deluxes, here comes my first (and likely only) Voyager fembot! :D  (ooo look! It's size-class warfare!)

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    So this is my TFA Slipstream. As a huge fan of Animated AND a fembot enthusiast AND a decepticon sympathizer, I was sort of bound by law to try making one. She's made from a TFA starscream, obviously, but with some pretty major surgery to make her look femmier.

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    I'm sort of almost starting to not completely suck at sculpting. Here's the headsculpt in very unflattering close-up.

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    If you ask me, the single least fembot-compatible feature on the original is the fact that the chest and shoulders are three miles wide, so I totally destroyed the torso and built transforming chest flaps which rotate up and inwards give her a more girlish figure. In alt-mode they slide back down to the sides of the cockpit.

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    This meant getting rid of all the automorph gears (no big loss) but also the shoulder attachment points. Again, no big loss because she needed entirely new arms. I figured I might as well add more accurate shoulder pads and blasters while I was at it.

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    She transforms MOSTLY the same. The shoulders are attached to the hinge connecting the backpack, and they don't rotate in, thus giving me more room for the larger head. I will confess the cannons have to detach and mount under the wing. Yeah, it's cheating, but there's a long and glorious history of seeker guns detaching for transformation, so that makes it okay, right? You can get away with anything if it's a G1 homage! :D 

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    Here she is with the original, which I repainted to a more accurate color scheme and haven't bothered posting until now. Honestly, he's less his own custom than he is a Slipstream accessory! I only did him so I could post him for comparison in her gallery. His face and some of his decals are from reprolabels.

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    And here she is hanging out with the other two brothers I own. Won't be bothering to make a Thundercracker or a Ramjet. This mold is just too much of a hassle to paint! Maybe if Thundercracker hits retail I'll make a Ramjet. Maybe.
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    The arms are mostly made from apoxie-sculpt, with shoulder and elbow ball-joints donated by a DYA Dead End. She also has a bicep and wrist swivel. I also resculpted her hands. One is my "three-finger" technique again, but for the grasping hand I literally cut each finger off and carved it down, then reseated them in apoxie. I'm much happier with that hand than the other. I would have redone the first hand to match, but who needs TWO grasping claw-hands? Not Slipstream, that's who!

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  2. Gatchaman

    Gatchaman Well-Known Member

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    Very cool, that headsculpt is the bees knees!
     
  3. beigoma

    beigoma Autobot TFW2005 Supporter

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    I love it man. I'm really diggin' the null ray blaster thingies. That headsculpt and the arms and hands look really nice. Your handmade transforming chest/shoulder area is probably the most impressive part though.

    Any chance we could get some pics with your other TFA fembots?! :) 
     
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    BScorpinok75 Squadron X #1 Consultant

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    That is freakin' lovely!

    I would love to see someone make this availible for Shapeways in Animated and Classics.
     
  5. Anacrucis

    Anacrucis No True Scotsfan

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    Nice job dude!
     
  6. Sideways77

    Sideways77 its movie time here come the manbabies

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    This thing is genius. I only hope that mine will turn out like this. But, probably not. Say, how exactly does the whole shoulder thing work?
     
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    amazing, even if the headsculpt its not perfect (its a bit too big) it looks amazing!
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  8. spoonman

    spoonman Kitbasher extrordinaire!

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    Damn! She a bad-ass!! truly nice work dude!
     
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    tehKOREANdude inimitable, original

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    work of art. maybe the best slip i've seen
     
  10. The_Black_Sheep

    The_Black_Sheep Willyna...

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    Oh she looks great! :thumb  The slimmer build, the clean paintjob & what about that smarmy face? Luv it! :D 
     
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    Nice idea on the boob job. Mind showing us the mechanics behind how it moves?
     
  12. Alteron_Sheng

    Alteron_Sheng 'Tis an Kitbasher & Elder TFW2005 Supporter

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    WOW - I love how this came out - The face, proportions and everything looks stunning! A perfect Slipstream^^
     
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    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    This turned out so nicely. Now I want one! :D 
     
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    This is good!
     
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    DJW107PRIME Autobot Hero TFW2005 Supporter

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    Awesomely hot
     
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    Damn, this is the best Slipstream I've ever seen! The headsculpt is PERFECT, especially that brilliant smile! All the other mods are fantastic as well, and you really got her proportions right. Even more impressive because she can still transform! Great job dude. :thumb 

    Oh, and that Starscream is awesome. I really dig the colors and those reprolabel stickers make it look even better.
     
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    simonatmac The stop motion maker

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    Cool. I´ve paused doing a female. I guess NOW I´ll go on...:drool: 
     
  18. tabtiurf

    tabtiurf Chimeracon

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    Thanks everybody! :D 

    @beigoma: Perhaps tonight! Poor Arcee is getting pretty heavily outnumbered!

    @Bscorpinok75: I could maybe put the head on shapeways, but it won't fit on an unmodified figure.

    @soulmaster
    It is a little big. I built a smaller head initially but it didn't make her look as feminine as this one does, which you can see in the WIP thread. I think the ideal head is somewhere between the two. Of course, it doesn't help that the original has a tiny little pin head! :D 

    @sideways77: I'll post some more pics tonight, but you know the flaps that connect the original's torso to the wings? Her shoulders are actually attached to the underside of that part. Would people be interested in a transformation video?
     
  19. destrongerlupus

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    I can't believe you hand-sculpted all the parts that you did...this looks LITERALLY like a factory version of Slippy. Just PERFECTION! I'm in awe!
     
  20. SPLIT LIP

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    Holy shit, a TFA Slipstream that's actually... feminine. I'm astounded to say the least. It looks just like here, not just Starscream with a different head.

    And she transforms? Op is a witch.
     

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