Minor/Repaint: Movieverse Nightbird

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  1. formula93

    formula93 Well-Known Member

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    So for my first foray into true customizing, I figured I'd take a TFTM Arcee and convert her into Nightbird, from season two of the G1 series. Swapped heads with a ROTF Chromia, and used some thin styrene and non-shrinking putty to form a ninja mask. Base coat of gloss krylon fusion black, drybrushed some areas with gunmetal, then did highlights with grape pearl, chrome yellow, chrome silver, gold, and gunmetal. Used mostly Model Master enamels. Then I printed some decals for the Hayabusa logo, suzuki logos, and GSX-1300 R. A few coats of future finished it off. I've attached some pictures of the real bike for comparison. Now that she's done, maybe I can get around to finishing that ROTF Leader Megs thats halfway done. Anyway, thanks for looking!
     

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    niiiice!!!!!!!!!!
     
  3. Tanukiyasha

    Tanukiyasha Ancient Transformer

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    Freaking win.
     
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    good job! looks nice
     
  5. Dran0n

    Dran0n Junk male

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    Really cool.
     
  6. Sioce

    Sioce Radicon in training

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    Wow really a great job on this one...
     
  7. lotussouljah

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    Oh snap, great idea, even better that it was pulled off!! Epic win dude!
     
  8. JazzEd

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    Best idea ever!! Nice paint too!!
     
  9. Auceps Prime

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    How ironic I just watched this episode yestersday on my TF G1 DVD's and thought how cool it be to make Nightbird out of Movie Arcee. And Wow here it is Nice Job!
     
  10. Kraken

    Kraken Is a vegiesaurus, Lex. Veteran

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    One word. Awesome :rock 
     
  11. spoonman

    spoonman Kitbasher extrordinaire!

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    Wow, that came out freaking great!! Excellent homage and a kick-ass custom!
     
  12. formula93

    formula93 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the comments, guys. I really like how the alt mode for this one turned out.
     
  13. snakejake

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    real nice! love the mask and paint job.
     
  14. [Wing_Saber-X]

    [Wing_Saber-X] BATTLE GAIA!

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    Kickass! :rock 
     
  15. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Oh man! That is awesome!
     
  16. startah

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    awesome mode bro!!.. im a fan of Suzuki Hayabusa even collect there die cast models great job one of the best i have seen Congrats on your masterpiece!!
     
  17. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    This is a really nice piece :thumb 
     
  18. formula93

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    Me too. If ever I were to buy a bike, it would be that one. I'd be too afraid to ride it, though.
     
  19. the (H)i(GH)con

    the (H)i(GH)con raver-in-diguise

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    That's a really nice paint job!
     
  20. Tom_Servo

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    Nightbird! Hell yeah, man! G1 and spray paint for the win.
     

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