Minor/Repaint: My first kitbash - Classics Shockwave (C&C welcome)

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  1. Erector

    Erector I ruined the Hall of Fame

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    OK so TECHNICALLY this isn't my first kitbash. However it's the first one I've gotten around to finishing, and I'm damn pleased with the results :) 

    Yeah, so I went for something easy. Classics Shockwave. Relatively easy one - I used Energon Shockblast (duh) for the base of the body. Arms are courtesy of Armada Megatron (and some green stuff for slight... tidying up, shall we say?), his weapon is from a Classics Jetfire I've still got to finish turning into Silverbolt ;) . Wire from his weapon to his backpack is from my girlfriend's digital camera USB cable, but she doesn't know that yet :D 

    As I say, C&C is definitely welcome. Since this is my first, it doesn't have an alt mode (not confident enough to do that yet!), but yeah... have a look and see what you think! (PS I'm a crap photographer, work with me, oK? ;) )

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    Here's looking at you, kid!
     

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  2. frenzyrumble

    frenzyrumble Banned

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    thats friking funny shit.

    seriously, i like it. nice work indeed.
     
  3. knook

    knook Let the Virus Consume You

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    thats amazing Locu
     
  4. plowking

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    Looks very nice...I like it a lot :thumb 

    The colors are poppin!!...hope to see more from you!...

    ....hopefully your girlfriend doesn't kill yah for swiping her usb cable...:D 

    *your secret is safe with us...just dont let her read any posts on the board, and you're good*
     
  5. Rodr-Evil

    Rodr-Evil Lucifer's children TFW2005 Supporter

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    I like it a lot, except for the yellow in the chest.
     
  6. Erector

    Erector I ruined the Hall of Fame

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    Yeah that's one of the things I was a bit unsure about. I wanted it to break up the swathes of purple... same with the red bits in the elbows. I think it came out looking OK though in the end :) 

    Cheers for all the praise guys :)  Hopefully I'll have something else soon...
     
  7. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    Wow! Lets see what to say about this, well I say that is very impressive and well if you find an alt mode to work well thats cool if not well I think he might work as an Actionmaster. that yellow on his chest is okay kinda makes the colors pop abit but you should of made it a little bit more like G1, but hey this is your custom and if you're happy well I'm cool with it. Thumbs up my friend.


     
  8. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    Badass.
     
  9. grock35

    grock35 Hmmmm...

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    sweet...looks awesome....i really do like how the yellow jumps out at you especially in the last pic
     
  10. Lucs

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    Good stuff. I like it
     
  11. mattarmstrong

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    DANG MAN, I reall like it it is awesome the yellow highlights I think really set this one apart from others great job again
     
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    Very, very cool. the colors do pop very well. Very clean paint job as well, man.
     
  13. Ramrider

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    Nicely done, and good choice of parts. Brilliant, clean paintjob as well. The only bit that throws me off is the yellow on the chest, but that's minor - justa thought; when I get round to finishing mine, I'm thinking of using silver; did you consider that as an option?
    Oh, and I love the yellow eye. For a second I actually thought you'd fitted a light in it!
     
  14. hXcpunk23

    hXcpunk23 The Chaos Bringer

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    Great job! I wouldn't have thought of using Armada Megatron's arms, but they work well with this. The paint job is also very good. What exactly did you use for his laser cannon on his arm? (was it part of Classics Jetfire's gun?)

    I also love how your girlfriend "donated" her USB cable. lol! Keep up the good work!
     
  15. Ramrider

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    Looks like the end of one of the backpack cannons.
     
  16. hXcpunk23

    hXcpunk23 The Chaos Bringer

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    Thanks for the help, man. My Classics Jetfire is at my house at the moment (I'm visiting my mother and sister, so I didn't have it handy to check).
     
  17. Erector

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    Yeah that's the one. Cut it off and sanded it down a bit to fit :) 
     
  18. wipeyourfeet

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    Nice one
     
  19. REDLINE

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    If I'd done this, I think I would've used a dark purple to bring the chest details out instead of using the yellow, but other than that I really dig everything you did to this figure. As for giving him an alt mode? Use the fan-mode gun form, and to make the "barrel" look better just put a couple flaps on his forearm that uses airline hinges(they're tiny and thin) that can flip over the gun-hand so the barrel is larger :) 
     
  20. Ramrider

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    Ah, see, that's a good thought. Sort of like the thrust-adjusty-things on WW Sunstreaker's arms (from the WW2 trade sketches)?
     

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