Heavy/Scratch: Revoltech Soundwave w/ Laserbeak

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  1. revlimiter

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    I've been working on this figure literally for months. I finally got him finished yesterday. I proudly present, REVOLTECH SOUNDWAVE!

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    This is the standard all-accessories shot included with most Revoltech figs. My Soundwave includes 5 different hands, a custom blaster, a custom Laserbeak, a stand, and an adopted Robot Heroes Ravage.

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    Revoltech Soundwave recipe:

    Revoltech Soltic H8 Roundfacer for legs, arms, crotch, joints, and shoulder cannon.
    Titanium Soundwave for head, chest door, Laserbeak, batteries, and crotch buttons.
    G1 Soundwave for gun parts, decals, inspiration.
    1 custom fabricated chest
    Testors acrylic Arctic Blue Metallic
    Testors acrilic Silver

    Soundwave has 12 Revoltech joints, which is 2 more than the base figure H8 Roundfacer came with. That's ankle x2, knee x2, hip x2, shoulder x2, wrist x2, chest, and neck.

    I re-engineered the waist/pelvis/crotch to use Revoltech joints rather than the regular joints that the figure came with. The original configuration was not crotch-button friendly, so I had to change it. The result is a better articulated figure that's not much taller and has 5 shiny diecast buttons.

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    As you can see, the chest still works and can hold Laserbeak. I took a photo of Titanium's chest and edited it slightly. I then printed it out and stuck it to Revoltech's chest as a decal. Some blue paint over key parts make it look like it belongs. I'm pretty happy with how this came out.

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    Here's tiny Revoltech Laserbeak. He's just a repainted Titanium with a custom backpack made out of Robot Heroes Megatron parts.

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    I sanded down the H8 feet to be about half their height. They were just too huge. This lets Soundwave stand about eye-to-eye with Revoltech Megatron. He was a bit taller before.

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    Inspired by the TRU reissue box art!

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    (I love the thumbs-up hand!)
    Soundwave's gun is made up of the Roundfacer's gun handle, a spare G1 shiny part, and a pen cap. Simple, but effective.

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    Overall, Soundwave was somewhere near 50 hours of work. Much of that was due to the VERY thin paint I chose to use. Good coverage was only possible after 4+ coats. I'm incredibly happy with how Soundwave turned out. He's everything I ever wanted in a Revoltech.

    To see larger versions of these pix, go to my flickr account.
     
  2. encline

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    OOHHH CRAPPPP!!! That is just awsome. I bet he can even pee and sector 7 guys!!!
     
  3. encline

    encline customizer of love TFW2005 Supporter

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    OOHHH CRAPPPP!!! That is just awsome. I bet he can even pee and sector 7 guys!!!
     
  4. LoC Soundwave

    LoC Soundwave 俺の魂は燃えていない!

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    That's too cool :D  I was wondering when someone would start customising revoltechs given their popular status.
     
  5. LoC Soundwave

    LoC Soundwave 俺の魂は燃えていない!

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    That's too cool :D  I was wondering when someone would start customising revoltechs given their popular status.
     
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    Hey tht's really pretty cool. Any chance you'll make any more cassettes?
     
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    Boo Addicted to candy canes.

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    Hey tht's really pretty cool. Any chance you'll make any more cassettes?
     
  8. CheechDaddy

    CheechDaddy Totally Has the Touch

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    There's not even a word for how very cool that is.
     
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    CheechDaddy Totally Has the Touch

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    There's not even a word for how very cool that is.
     
  10. timshinn73

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    Your months of work really show in the quality of this extremely well done custom. Bravo.
     
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    Your months of work really show in the quality of this extremely well done custom. Bravo.
     
  12. revlimiter

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    I forgot to mention, the donor Titanium Soundwave came from TFMaster's stash. After his passing, I bought a bunch of his old stock to aid in my own kitbashing. I hope this custom does his memory proud.
     
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    I forgot to mention, the donor Titanium Soundwave came from TFMaster's stash. After his passing, I bought a bunch of his old stock to aid in my own kitbashing. I hope this custom does his memory proud.
     
  14. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    Nice! I soo would buy that once after i get RV Prime,Megatron.
     
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    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    Nice! I soo would buy that once after i get RV Prime,Megatron.
     
  16. defstar

    defstar Autobot...

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    Well he doesn't transform...so let me say it like this...

    Hands down...the BEST looking robot mode transformer kitbash I have seen this year...

    Your idea, workmanship and added laserbeak/ravage (though it's RH Ravage, works great anyway)...is very original and top notch...

    You have done a wonderful job...I can easily see this packaged and sitting on a store shelf...

    Excellent job...:thumb  :thumb 
     
  17. defstar

    defstar Autobot...

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    Well he doesn't transform...so let me say it like this...

    Hands down...the BEST looking robot mode transformer kitbash I have seen this year...

    Your idea, workmanship and added laserbeak/ravage (though it's RH Ravage, works great anyway)...is very original and top notch...

    You have done a wonderful job...I can easily see this packaged and sitting on a store shelf...

    Excellent job...:thumb  :thumb 
     
  18. defstar

    defstar Autobot...

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    Crud...even your pictures are excellent...

    Looks like they were taken straight from a catalogue...

    Again...a very fine job you have done...
     
  19. defstar

    defstar Autobot...

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    Crud...even your pictures are excellent...

    Looks like they were taken straight from a catalogue...

    Again...a very fine job you have done...
     
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    My only gripe is the head.

    And even then it's still insane.
     

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