Heavy/Scratch: MP Swoop Rebuild VER 2.0

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  1. Buzby74

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    Hey everyone.

    We all probably know Heirofthedog's Custom of the month last year- Masterpeice Swoop. I saw it for sale on Ebay and never even seeing a custom built transformer, especially to this high standard captured my imagination.

    I'd never seen anything like it before, and when I noticed simular parts on it I thought Id have ago myself. Lol, how hard could it be.... Much to my suprise it was an awsomely technically difficult project to re-create this masterpiece. After many hours and months in the shed I managed to pull it off. I had never done anything like this before, I used to be out of the box Gundam model builder/painter. That was in my past, 18yrs ago. Out of my league but inspiared by one of my favourate transformers figures, I became a kit-basher like you. I take my hat off to all of you who do this, it requires skill, patience and imagination. Since I reckon Im still a beginner, Im going to brush up on my skills and re-do this kitbash. Put a few tweaks here and there, and then Im probably gonna let it go. I will always love my original because it was what got me into this great hobby. Therefore it will always have a place on my shelf.

    After I have done this, I have a few other customs on the drawing board!

    I have start with an MP seeker base, wallmart Skywarp to be precise. Stripped it down and started hacking at the arms with a hack saw to take away any jet plane appearence. Got a long way to go, merely scratched the surface of this mamoth project...

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    I hate BMP :(  please GOD help me or him... to attach the right pics :D 
    cuz I need to see this work ASAP!!! :p 
     
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    Sorry I didnt know, it will take me a little time to get all the pics together, plz check soon. hopefully get them up tomorrow evening....
     
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    No need to be sorry ;)  I'll just await for futher updates :D 
     
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    Last ones for now...

    Any comments/questions please ask!
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    i cant wait to see this finished! it looks awesome!
     
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    Cool thanks,

    Id say Im probably almost half way done the figure now. Hopefully when I complete this leg with the foot I will post some more pics. Then work on the dino leg and claw, followed by applying the primer to it just to see if any gaps need filling. Which should follow another piccy update.
     
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    I did some work on the leg last night. Almost completed this on now. it is about 3 to 5mm longet than the original so he would be a slightly better hieght for MP Grimlock. I could find the part for the heel of his foot yet, so havent put it on yet. Apart from some minor tweaking,detailling and doing the dino leg off. It practically done now.....

    The grey leg is the original MP Swoop leg I did, therefor it is in the pics for comparing purposes only!

    Almost ready to prime it.......

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