Heavy/Scratch: MP Swoop WIP

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  1. Danilko

    Danilko Well-Known Member

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    MP Swoop

    So finally it's finished! :)  I was building it for over a month and a half.
    Here are the mods I did to Silverbolt to "convert" him to Swoop:
    -Scratch built wings(on balljoints for better poses),dino head,whole rear section of the torso ,claws on knees,head crest,gun and sword
    -Resculpted face , helmet sanded down to get round shape like in G1 toy (ALternator hound head as base),swapped fists with alternator Prowl's.
    -Added waist ball joint for more dynamic poses and to gain height,now is almost as tall as Grimlock,and lots of details from styrene


    So after all this time,let me know what you think :) 

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    I'm looking forward to seeing how this goes as MP Swoop has found his way onto my todo list now!
     
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    watching with interest!
     
  4. Buzby74

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    Cool, cant wait to see more. Swoop is my favurite. I think the silverbold mould is a bit on the short size for an MP figure. Thats my opinions, others will differ of courseDo you have any plans to make it slightly taller..
     
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    Dawgstar Retired Scratch Builder.

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    Hi there I thought the same. I made a new upper body that added the height needed to fit the scale of MP Grimlock. with that a side it looks like a great start wishing you the best for the build. All the best Dawgstar
     
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    I dunno, Swoop isn't as big as Grimmy and probably the smallest of the group. It should be a pretty good fit.
     
  7. Danilko

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    Yeah,he is a bit short no doubt about it,but that what I like bout him. My personal preference for Swoop is to be a bit shorter than the rest of the dinobots,I like the size difference between them :)  Seen your builds on this subject,they are off the hook! :D 

    Thanks dude,tonight I'm finishing building arms so I'll post an update tomorrow! Cheers :) 
     
  8. Danilko

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    UPDATE 1

    I did some styrene detailing on the arms,sanded them ,every crack is filled and sanded so they are pretty much ready for paint now. Yesterday started working on the legs,closed big part of the gap on the rear side of the legs (still need to add details) ,made some scoops/intakes ond the sides of the shins to break the straight line uniform look a bit. Still need to do couple of details more on the legs then moving on to the next task. :) 

    Cheers,Danilo
     

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    Looking good! What are you using for the dino head?
     
  10. Danilko

    Danilko Well-Known Member

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    Not sure yet,at first i'll try to build one by myself from scratch,and if that don't work I'll probably try get the same thing as you,gravity ptera.
     
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    TigerBlade Prepare for extermination

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    Yeah I'm thinking of having a go at making one too first of all.....the Gravity Ptera's seem quite expensive. Can't wait to get started tho....waiting for parts is crap :thumbdown 
     
  12. Danilko

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    Yeah I know,but you can exercise your styrene building while you wait.And bout ptera price ,think I'm going to go with scratch built head for the alt mode. :) 
     
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    looking really nice man, loving the detail youve been adding.
     
  14. Danilko

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    Thanks dude!
     
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    Dawgstar Retired Scratch Builder.

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    Love the detail you are adding. cant wait to see what you come up with for the wings and head.
     
  16. Danilko

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    Thanks! More updates soon. :) 
     
  17. Danilko

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    Small update on finished legs. A bit detailing on back of the shins and dino mode claws on knees.Took me couple of hours to finish,first time working with styrene so I go slow :) . So here are the pics:
     

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    Seems to me you are going at a good pace,you wanna see slow ,look up all my un-finished WIP,lol

    Looks great for your first time working with styrene,hell looks like you have been messing with the stuff for years.
     
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    Thanks dude,I appreciate it!
     
  20. Danilko

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    Small update,bu I thought that it could be interesting for some people... Today I separated crotch piece from the chest and put a ball joint in between for better poseability .I hid it from the front but I left it exposed from behind so you could see how it looks like. Let me know what you think ! Cheers

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