Minor/Repaint: ROTF G1 Style Skids 2.0

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  1. shadowfall1976

    shadowfall1976 The Alpha and the Optimus

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    I gave him a new modified Sideswipe head, I cut the swept back horns
    off the top of the head and hollwed out the gap in between them to fit
    a new piece that resembles G1 Skids mohawk type deal on his helmet.
    and obviously repainted it to match. hope this sits better with everyone
    than the gremlin hea-duh of his. I know the head always bugged me,
    now I feel he is complete.

    orignal Bot mode
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    Skids on Ebay:
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    Until July 25
     

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  2. red00wolf

    red00wolf insatiable collector

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    That is cool. I do hope you moded the head becuse you wanted to and not to cater to the crowd.
     
  3. shadowfall1976

    shadowfall1976 The Alpha and the Optimus

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    no I had wanted to do the head, because with the new paint I gave
    him the original head didn't fit to me, not that it really ever looked right
    to me. I like Mudflaps head better, but a spare head happened upon me
    when I messed up my ROTF Mirage (from Sideswipe), and I looked at it
    and said hmmm, so I popped it off and it snapped right on to the balljoint
    like it was meant to be there and after I painted it, I was like Damn!, that's
    it.

    No I build what I want the way I want, I like getting feedback, but in the
    end they are my customs, one person in particular complained that G1 is
    dead and that I shouldn't make G1 style figs from Movie Characters, well
    I say that he is in the wrong place to make those statements, with the
    amount of G1 style customs here.
     
  4. yourreflection

    yourreflection Well-Known Member

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    I think that looks really nice. It's a great take on a G1 upgrade.
     
  5. autobotx23

    autobotx23 Banned

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    Thats a great job, bro.
     
  6. katch26

    katch26 Well-Known Member

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    looks awesome now you have to change your sig :) 
     
  7. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Very cool!
     
  8. MacrossFA19

    MacrossFA19 That son of a bitch!!!

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    Now you made him all the way badass. Great work man.
     
  9. blastMONKEY

    blastMONKEY Treeborne Munitions

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    Good job, the new head feels more Skids-like. I take it the new head doesn't interfere with transformation?
     
  10. mampy

    mampy Movie-Accurate Mampy

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    This looks very good. I love the color scheme as well as how it was executed. The red accents are just full of WIN :) 
     
  11. stratonrye

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    Wow, I didn't think this repaint could get any cooler and then you gave your Skids a new head:drool: . Man what an improvement :bowdown: , and I really loved your new G1 style paint job before, to the point that I stared at a Skids figure in Walmart today and considered buying him just so I could repaint him like yours! All I could think of while I was checking him out was how silly he looks in that neon green color and how much better he looks in blue and red. And although I didn't actually buy a Skids today, (I really need to save my money for school in the fall or my mom will kill me!) it was really hard not to because you made him look SOOO much cooler. The new head just adds to his G1ish awesomeness!

    Oh, I almost forgot to compliment you on your very smooth and clean paint job. Great work!:thumbs2: 
     
  12. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    now THIS is a cool one. An actual, ya' know, Skids.
     
  13. barrelks

    barrelks Captain Funtastic

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    Thanks for showing us what could have been. Seeing this makes me really dislike the heads that they gave these characters in the movie. I guess not every character in the movie can have a "tough-guy" look to them, but that head, as well as the paintjob make this guy so much better. Thanks for sharing, great work.
     
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    sweet!
     
  15. Pepsiman98

    Pepsiman98 Consulting Criminal

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    i might be the only one that thinks this, but i prefered skids' head on this. i don't know why but i just think sideswipe's head dosen't fit the body style. the body just looks to toony for sideswipe's head to me.
     
  16. shadowfall1976

    shadowfall1976 The Alpha and the Optimus

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    i'm really appreciate all the positive comments, I worked hard on him
    and actually took a lot of time with him. I plan on doing the same with
    Brawn / Mudflap, I just hope he comes out just as good if not better.

    Does anyone think he'll do well on Ebay? I really like him and hate to sell
    him, but I can always do another to keep and continue to hone my skills.

    Again thanks everyone.
     
  17. Pepsiman98

    Pepsiman98 Consulting Criminal

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    oh i think he'll do wonderful on ebay.
    there's a 60% chance i'll bid on him, if that makes you feel better.
     
  18. shadowfall1976

    shadowfall1976 The Alpha and the Optimus

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    I planned on including both heads if I decided to sell him, so anyone could
    have it either way.... and since they're both painted anyway, why not?,
    i'll never use the original head for anything anyway.
     
  19. Pepsiman98

    Pepsiman98 Consulting Criminal

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    now you've raised my chances on bidding to 80%.
     
  20. timshinn73

    timshinn73 Well-Known Member

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    I like the new head.

    Of course, you could have slapped a dry white dog turd between his shoulders with a chewed stick of gum and it would have been an improvement over the original. LOL.

    Nice work!
     

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