Minor/Repaint: presenting Hotswipe, my first custom

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  1. Orodruin

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    For my first custom I started with a pretty obvious choice for me- turning G1 Sideswipe into Hot Rod. I used the specialty stickers from Reprolabels, but first I needed to do some part swapping. I bought the reissue Sideswipe and a G2 swipe, then took them apart as completely as possible and re-assembled them with one having all the red parts and one having all the black parts. (The other one will be a custom decepticon Sideswipe, but I need some touch up paint apps first.)

    The one real snag I hit was the reissue used some kind of funky pin to hold the roof to the body, so Hotswipe has a black piece and the black one has a red piece.

    Without further rambling, here he is:

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    He looks right at home on my Hot Rod shelf too. :D 
     
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    Nice work.
     
  3. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    I like it
     
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    Nice! But why Sideswipe to Hot Rod?
     
  5. Omega Supreme-1

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    Are you going to make a Decepticon Lamborgini with the black parts?
     
  6. Orodruin

    Orodruin @deathformer TFW2005 Supporter

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    Basically because Reprolabels made a sticker set for it. :p 

    Already put it together, but I need to paint the hood attachment black. Actually I need to find the damn thing first, I have no idea where I put it. :banghead: 
     
  7. Gears

    Gears buh-buh-body ya Veteran

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    Soundwarp Next victim please TFW2005 Supporter

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    Wow sticker work kicks butt :rock 
     
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    That's actually not a bad idea. You pulled it off well too. :rock  :rock 
     
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  11. Orodruin

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    Thanks everyone! So encouraging, I feel a bit more motivated to work on my other custom ideas now.

    And good news, I found the black one. I put him in Sideswipe's box. :redface2:  :p 
    Just need to do a little painting and sticker it up and that one will be done.
     

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