Minor/Repaint: Not quite MP, but its a big ole Jetfire

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  1. crosscharge

    crosscharge Classics tinkerer

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    Another in the I had to do it series, here is one of my favorite TF toys of all time with a big update! Many thanks to unmc2001 and nellie131 for helping me out with some color choices!

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    Luckily the 1/48 VF-1S Hikaru from Do You Remember Love comes with most of the work done, but there are a few small touches that really help bring out the Jetfire in the mold.

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    Painting the nose cone and heat shield where all I did to the main figure it self. I bought this piece used and came sort of panellined. Most of the work was done to the Fast Packs, which were originally the bluish add-on pack.

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    I did take his head apart and red sharpied his visor. Its a great dark red in person, but taking pictures of it seems to have brought alot of the original color out, but you can see it in a couple of pics.

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    I absolutly suck at detailing, but once I get up enough nerve ill detail all of his little missles, but I am really digging the strike weapon add-on. Other than that I just need to order some stickers and get them placed on.

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    Once again nothing rocking the boat here, but Im really happy with it standing next to the other MP's. Any comments and crits are looked forward to, thanks guys!
     

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  2. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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  3. plowking

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

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    I love it!! :) 
     
  4. Brolga01

    Brolga01 Olé

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    *dies of awesomeness*
     
  5. turboedguy

    turboedguy minibotologist

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    Im so tempted to buy a 1/48 Yamato to repaint like this, but they are so damn expensive, and Im a Macross fan too, so it almost would break my heart to do it.

    But man, this looks great!
     
  6. Wikkid

    Wikkid Semi-retired customizer

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    That r00lz with a mighty r00ling.
     
  7. Goji

    Goji The Frenchiest Fry

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    Macross macross dododo macrossssssss dodododododo
     
  8. OMEGAPRIME1983

    OMEGAPRIME1983 Well-Known Member

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    Great job! Love it! I wanna get one of theses so I can do this too.
     
  9. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    looks so nice. One suggestion, paint that visor. :) 
     
  10. frilly toothpick

    frilly toothpick Decepticrumb

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    looks great. how tall is the figure in robot mode?
     
  11. diablo

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    Really nice. Could you show us how he lines up next to the MP seekers?
     
  12. diablo

    diablo Well-Known Member

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    Also, how does he compare to G1 Jetfire size-wise?

    I have no perception of scale - I need pics ;) 
     
  13. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    just look in the customs gallery. look in the artists' list, and click on Sodawilly's name. he did this project too, and has nice comparison shots.
     
  14. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Yep, and I never tire of this custom. Great work :thumb 
     
  15. iDarkDesign

    iDarkDesign Rodeo Lawyer

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    His hands look like someone stepped on them...

    ANd you need autobot insignias!


    iDD
     
  16. nellie131

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    wow that turned out amazing, and i agree some repro labels on him and will be looking even better! and hes quite a bit bigger than G1 jetfire and id say in scale with the MP seekers
     
  17. Altitron

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    Second suggestion, Autobot emblems.

    Looks beautiful, though!

    EDIT: Damn, too slow. LOL

    - Alty
     
  18. crosscharge

    crosscharge Classics tinkerer

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    I can't take any credit, this figure is just pure awesome to begin with, and its to easy to just not put a little Jetfire on him, Thanks for positive responses though!

    In case you didnt take look at some others gallaries, I put a pic of him with some other MPs and g1 jetfire. Its one reason I dont really call him MP, he should TOWER over all of them ^^ Hope this helps.

    Its going hurt my wallet soon, I haven't bought any labels or insignias for any of my customs yet >.< Im going to have to buckle down and order a ton at once. As for his hands, its really the only thing I dont like on him, and it cant hold his rifle for shit, when I run out of things to do, hahahaha, Ill look around for some replacements.

    Only thing I can say is: Do it! I grew up on Robotech(not the same I know) and have gotten back into Macross watching, 7, Zero, and Frontier and it still brings back the same memories. Ebay sucks for getting these things, I got lucky and got one at a good price of a member here, though it wasnt quite in the condition I thought it would be, still worth what I paid. Keep checking the Junkion exchange, and maybe over at Toyark, bunch of Macross fans over there.

    It is red! I swear. Silly lighting, though it is super dark red under normal light, I might just go back and use something different . . . later.
     

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