Heavy/Scratch: MP Sideswipe -Scratchbuild-

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by turboedguy, May 25, 2009.

  1. turboedguy

    turboedguy minibotologist

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    Hi all, I got a little further on this project. Everything becides the Tamiya 1:24 Countach kit, and Lego balljoints used for the hips is scratchbuilt. Hes got plenty of articulation with pivoting and rotating shoulders, rotating bicepts, elbows with two points of articulation, balljoint fists, with articulating fingers, and thumbs, balljointed head with LED eyes, and pivoting neck/chest area, rotating waist, balljoint hips, rotating theighs, pivoting knees, pivoting feet, and pivoting rocket launcher with LED "Red ring o' death".

    I finished up some of the small details, started on his jetpack, and I still plan on doing LED head lights, and tail lights, as well as a few finishing pieces, but he's almost ready for paint.

    Let me know what you think.

    1st WIP: http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/222247-mp-sideswipe-wip.html

    2nd WIP: http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/228173-masterpiece-sideswipe-wip.html
     

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  2. Lucario Prime

    Lucario Prime is a Lucario Prime is...

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    Holy crap, dude! Any size comparison to other Masterpiece figures or Universe deluxe Sideswipe?
     
  3. hXcpunk23

    hXcpunk23 The Chaos Bringer

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    I swear, this looks better and better with each update. Excellent work as always, Steve. Keep up the great work (looking forward to seeing more on this--as well as the final paintjob).
     
  4. plowking

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

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    Man, if you ever decide to cast this and sell copies....put my name at the top of the list to buy one.
     
  5. Boggs6ft7

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    That looks awesome, I can't wait to see it finished.
     
  6. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    You get too many internet hugs from me, including this one. It's only because I love you though.
     
  7. turboedguy

    turboedguy minibotologist

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    He's a little shorter than MP Starscream, but close to scale with Prime and his Simi truck mode. Its 1:24 scale.

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    Thanks guys,

    Oh, but your hugs are the best!
     
  8. alfred p. sloan

    alfred p. sloan Well-Known Member

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    very cool...

    the tamiya countach is a great casting (as all most Japanese model kits) but it includes a curbside chassis with an area for an electric motor. Yeah the Japanese also love that idea too. many a tamiya model has been doomed to the curbside chassis... sigh
     
  9. Optimus-wave

    Optimus-wave A.K.A. Omega-Wave

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    dude two words, "WOW" and "HOW!?!?!?!?!" brillirant work dude
     
  10. eisen

    eisen "CUT ME SOME SLACKS!"

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    long time no see man! good to see it was time away well spent! :thumb 
     
  11. mrclean08

    mrclean08 G1 FOR LIFE

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    Wow! Your custom is beautiful! I can't wait to see it painted and finished!

    G1 sideswipe was one of the very first Transformers I remember as a child and seeing your custom purely have the exact likeness along with bells and whistles simply brings back the childhood excitement and anticipation I had when seeing him at the playground, stores, and toy catalogs!

    Thanks for sharing this!
     
  12. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    this is REALLY shaping up stupendously. I wish you had a 48 hr day so I could see that much more of your work. :lol 
     
  13. MoeSizzlac

    MoeSizzlac Newb Customizer

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    I pull my hair out making the smallest thing out of Styrene. This guy looks great.
     
  14. wan_de_real

    wan_de_real Transformizer

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    what can i say??even difficulty in reshell is unspeachable...the what ure doing is insane in the mainbrain..plus the light???damn:bay 
     
  15. bellpeppers

    bellpeppers A Meat Popsicle

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    I don't post often... but Masterpiece is very appropriate for this so far.
     
  16. bellyboy

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    wow
    please recast this guy !!

    pretty please?????
     
  17. timshinn73

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    One of the best scratchbuilds I've ever seen. Clean precise work.

    Fantastic so far.

    Thanks for sharing it with us.
     
  18. Wheel_Jack

    Wheel_Jack pitying fools

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    turboedguy, this is too hot to handle.
     
  19. kjeevahh

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    nice! seems slightly short and fat though, perhaps trimming a bit off his hips would help?
     
  20. SMOG

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    Unbelievable. Just incredible. You even have the jet pack integrated there. I can't believe this was made by human hands...

    OMFG! Turboedguy is a frakkin' TERMINATOR!!! Run for your lives!!!

    EDIT: Okay, in the interests of actually having something to complain about, er... I mean constructive criticism, I'm not sold on his facial proportions. His face seems a little long for the relative shortness of his helmet. Of course we know there's no actual "head" under that helmet, but it does look a little odd. I think a smaller face would be nice.

    zmog
     

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