Minor/Repaint: MY Cybertron Downshift

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  1. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    Well, everyone knows I did the head mod to this lil fella... but I've also done the waist mod to give him that extra bit of articulation, and now I've added a bunch of paint aps to him... Its similar to what cheebs did to his, but its different. I didn't paint a silver stripe down the bottom of the doors, just the wheelwells. I painted the tail lights, the tail pipes, trim around the windows, green on the side, black on the shoulders, silver center crest, painted underneath the motor to help bring out his ears, and I also added silver aps to his two guns.




    This one shows the arm's green, the black shoulders, the guns aps, the head mod and motor and wheelwells real well:

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    This one shows the shoulders and the waist mod:

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    This one shows the improved head crest:

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    This one shows the tail lights, wheelwells, window trim, and guns... I havn't snapped a pic of the alt mode to show the tailpipes or anything yet.

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    -Andy
     
  2. OMEGAPRIME1983

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    that looks really good like that, did you use the Chrome foil from baremetal, inc to do the trim parts on him?
     
  3. REDLINE

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    sure didnt' :)  I used masking tape to make the straight lines, and used metallic silver paint. Its a Testors paint pen.


    Andy
     
  4. DavidLoPan

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    I saw this pic over at transtopia.

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    Does his codpiece really look that bad? I mean good lord! That thing is bigger than the matrix!

    I was interested in getting this guy, but if that what sticks out from a side view then I don't know. Just doesn't look right.
     
  5. doomtron

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    sweet! are you going to lower the headlights?
     
  6. Gears

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    Nice job.:thumb 
     
  7. Superquad7

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    That looks great!

    I know the threads have been posted before, but could you post the links of each how-to mod in this thread? That would be very helpful :) 

    Again, great work (and killer photos as always!)
     
  8. REDLINE

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    Thanks for the links Andy!
     
  10. Sonscreen

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    Mmm, even more articulated Downshift.
     
  11. planetjacker

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    I got my Downshift this weekend and did both hip and head mods yesterday. What was once a cool toy became a very cool toy. This is the way he should have been molded in the first place.

    Thanks for posting these up.
     
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    wow man those slight improvements make the figure even better
     
  13. mattarmstrong

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    nice work with the head and waist mod
     
  14. Belgrath

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    Love Downshift's new makeover.

    Awesome job, REDLINE. :thumbs2: 
     
  15. Chaos Muffin

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    Nice upgrades man, looks good. Downshift rawks, had to buy a second to paint into something. Wonder if a g1 cassette will fit into his chest if the yolk was removed hehe
    Doubt it , but damn Soundwave kitbash car yummy!

    He would be perfecto if his head could rotate
     
  16. REDLINE

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    thanks guys. and CM, mine does rotate :p 


    Andy
     
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    Amazing. You have turned this awsome figure in to an even more awsome figure, Well done!
     
  18. Soundwarp

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    Damm RL, your a man of many talents.
    1st the pics now this masterpeice :thumb 
     
  19. mattarmstrong

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    that is a sweet mod. Shows originality to thik of it and produce it. Everyone is right an awesome toy made way better. Awesome job.
     

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