Minor/Repaint: Oversize PE Reflector WIP

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  1. OptimusTimelord

    OptimusTimelord Well-Known Member

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    Well I haven't done any customising for quite a while, but this seemed like a good project to get me going again! I'm using the large knock off of Perfect Effect Scouting Force. My main goal is usually to get as close as possible to G1 toon accurate, but in this case a lot of the choices have been made already; not necessarily how I would have done them if working from scratch, but well enough that I'm happy to go along with it.
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    The KO is made from cheapo colourful plastic and several features are missing from the PE original, like waist swivel and ankle tilt. It's fairly easy to add these back in, but while I was at it I decided to upgrade him a bit to better resemble the toon. So a new hip piece and new foot detail have been added, and I will be replacing the fists with fold away hands.

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    The legs have also needed some work to reinforce the flimsy plastic, and I've decided to alter the detailing on the shins.

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    Haven't started on the head yet, but already I think Reflector is looking a lot better (the new hip hopefully overcomes PE Reflector's short and stumpy design). By the way, the paint I used looks almost blue in the photos but is actually more of a lilac colour.

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  2. Optimus1984

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    nice work!!
     
  3. Optimus0085

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    awesome work man, great to see you back to customizing, btw what did you use for viewfinder's chest?
     
  4. Alloy Alchemist

    Alloy Alchemist Decepticon sympathizer

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    looks great so far and I know they will be awesome when your done because of your preveious work.
     
  5. Alucard77

    Alucard77 Kaon Gladiator Champion

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    I knew you would knock this out of park... No surprise there.

    Cannot wait for the final version. A step by step tut would be awesome. Or maybe just price quote for a fellow collector and fan of yours.
     
  6. OptimusTimelord

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    Thanks! :thumbs2:  You mean the circular detail in the camera lens? Believe it or not, it's a wheel hub from a junker Alternator Skids that I had lying around! Figured it would look better than anything I could build from scratch.
    Ha ha cheers, I still consider myself an amateur compared to most of the guys on Radicons though :) 
    Thanks Alucard, I was going to PM you about this thread cos I knew you were waiting for it! I'll try to keep posting what I'm doing so people can follow, it shouldn't be a particularly difficult project for most folks. As I say, I'm not some super pro or anything. A few cuts here and there and a few bits of styrene... I think anyone could do it really.
     
  7. Megatron31

    Megatron31 I Belong to Nobody! TFW2005 Supporter

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    Sweet I can't wait to see where this goes.

    Cause looks fantastic so far
     
  8. G60Force

    G60Force World Smallest Mini-Con

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    LOL.... total genius using a wheelrim as viewfinder... gonna use take idea :p 
     
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    TigerBlade Prepare for extermination

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    Man this is gonna be epic. Where'd you get styrene from btw cos looking at what you've done makes me wanna go back to my guys and follow your lead!
     
  10. OptimusTimelord

    OptimusTimelord Well-Known Member

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    Thanks dude! Artsy crafty sort of places... There's lots on eBay, it's just sheet styrene/plasticard. Comes in different thicknesses. Get some Pro-Weld liquid to join the pieces together, it literally welds them in place.
     
  11. OptimusTimelord

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    Found Reflector some new arms! Courtesy of The Entertainer's half price RTS Jazz. By a lucky fluke his shoulder joints pop onto the KO's ball joints (with some sanding to ease the fit). They still transform the same way.

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    Ow goody... so now I'll just have to cast a few jazz arms :D  thnx for the tip!
     
  13. OptimusTimelord

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    No probs! I think they look pretty good. Especially since my display is MP/Alt size so he won't actually have the same arms as Jazz.

    Never done any casting myself, and since they were selling Jazz at £6.50 I thought it was worth it to buy three. Will probably use his guns too (the PE guns/knives etc being too big and meaty for a spy-type character like Reflector IMO).
     
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    I really like this project and this thread :thumb 
     
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    this is going to be an exciting project
     
  16. OptimusTimelord

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    cool!
     
  18. bellyboy

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    man i love your work!!
     
  19. OptimusTimelord

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    Cheers! :thumbs2: 
     
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    Nice! I wish I could do half oof what you are doing here.
     

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