Heavy/Scratch: MP Soundwave - my take

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  1. TigerBlade

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    I think he's 100% done.....I know there is a third party version coming but I was too far into it to quit. Arms & hands have been donated from MP Starscream, head is a F_R cast. Not sure wether to paint his tape door light blue like the cartoon :confused:  Thoughts?

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    and yes....he does transform! :D 
     

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    Shoulders look just a wee bit too broad, but other than that, nice work. I would definitely go for the 'toon look with the chest compartment.
     
  3. TigerBlade

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    Cheers man!Yeah that is one thing that is a downer on him, but I really didn't like how long/gorilla like his original arms with Alt Skids elbows looked....plus the MP seeker arms/shoulder has alot more articulation. I have been toying whether to cut the front's off the actual oversized Soundwave shoulder front and place them over the seeker shoulder but that would lessen the cartoon look and increase the toy look. I think I prefer the plain blue shoulder tbh.

    Oh btw, your classics Cliffy reshell has prompted me to buy a 1/32 Porsche 924 kit :D  That looked so awesome!
     
  4. hthrun

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    I personally prefer the clear chest. It allows all the cassette detail to show through.
     
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    Shockwave9227 I'm actually 16.

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    I think the head looks a bit too big and it'd look better with the regular one tape door instead of Soundblaster's two-cassette door. Otherwise, this is awesome!
     
  6. TCracker

    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

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    That is one sharp work there. :bay 
     
  7. TigerBlade

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    Cheers man! I thought that about the head initially too but the more I see it the more it looks just right....I think it's because the original head is tiny.....it didn't even clear his shoulder cannon, he looked like something off Beetlejuice with his wider seeker shoulders!:

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    Never thought about the tape door tbh! I do like how it can hold a few tapes though so it may just be getting a lick of paint.

    Compared to the G1 Devastator head I've just put on Hercules it doesn't look so obvious....but Devy will be getting made taller and wider so it should all work out.

    Cheers mate :) 
     
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    Oh god this is nice! I'm guessing you may have used a bit of the ko oversize sound wave here?

    And for what it's worth I really like the tape deck the way it is :) 
     
  9. OOSnake

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    This is good, but to me there just seems to be somthing missing, or off. If you understand what I mean by 'off.' Still, this really great!
     
  10. TigerBlade

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    Cheers man, yeah majority is OS Soundwave, just the head and arms have been replaced. I like the double sized cassette door too....just got the paint to cover it today.

    I'm gonna be placing the originals front shoulders (temporarily) on the front some point soon and see if I prefer them over the plain blue ones. I'll get photos of both to see what you guys think too.

    Other than that I can't see what would be missing/wrong :confused:  Perhaps it's the shorter forearms?
     
  11. TigerBlade

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    OK.....toy shoulder idea scrapped...cutting miss-hap. Nevermind :D 

    However....tape compartment now painted and, in my humble opinion it ticks the box big time. Looks alot better for me.....just happens to perfectly match iGear Thundercracker too so his thighs have been painted too!

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    Done!!
     
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    Dude I don't know any these guys are talking about That it is spot on if you ask me And the painted tape door definitely does the trick
     
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    FYI There is a tutorial somewhere in these boards that shows how to articulate those knees.
     
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    Looks great. I think you did a nice job on it.
     
  15. TigerBlade

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    Cheers man, I'm really happy with it too. The blue door defo does look better.

    I didn't know that, I was gonna blindly do it after finishing MP Swoop. I'll check it out cheers!

    Cheers man, much appreciated.
     
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    The casssette box looks much better painted. This hsa turned out really great.
     
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    Cheers man :D 
     

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