Minor/Repaint: ROTF Mirage

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  1. shadowfall1976

    shadowfall1976 The Alpha and the Optimus

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    I wanted to do a character from G1 who has never had much recent attention.
    And instead of doing a Tracks or a red Sideswipe (which I did want to do) I
    decided to make an old guy new again in a new form and with new life, I
    figured since the Alternators version wasn't an Indy car, I didn't have to make
    Mirage out of one either.

    So here is Mirage movie style, I don't have much sculpting exp. so the head
    is the same, but I really like Swipes head anyway so no biggie.

    I hope the detail I gave him shows through in the pics, and I know the
    paint on the body is a little rough, for some reason the paint didn't dry well
    and it got messed up so I had to touch him up, I may do another to fix the
    issues but I still think he came out good. I did ad springs to his leg pistons
    and painted the door lines for a more detailed look, and also gave him the "26"
    on the hood for the tribute to his G1 self.

    speaking of which, I threw in my G1 Mirage for some companion shots.

    my second custom Mirage, I used the same paint on both.
    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/228935-classics-mirage.html


    I did manage to coax some better pics from my phone, after playing with
    the settings..... I hope these pics look better to you guys than previously.

    and after seeing the movie today, damn!!!!! I love the new movie line better than
    the last.
     

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  2. Slimaximus

    Slimaximus Headmaster

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    YES Awesomesauce
     
  3. prime13

    prime13 UCHUU KITAAAA

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  4. sentinalsupreme

    sentinalsupreme Well-Known Member

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    excellant paint job,looks more like trax though,but still superduper.
     
  5. shadowfall1976

    shadowfall1976 The Alpha and the Optimus

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    that's why I gave him the G1 white hood and red stripes, that's more
    Mirage like than Tracks. the bot mode is colored nothing like Tracks, he
    looks more Mirage(ish) in that mode.
     
  6. sentinalsupreme

    sentinalsupreme Well-Known Member

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    i ment nothing but that the mold is more trax like,i see the colors match, even for side swipe it looks trax-ish.you did a wonderfull good job looks really good dont get me wrong buddy. i just see trax the whole transformation, the car model. i also see that the new toys only transfers name and not makes and models from g1 so mirage can be any one so to speak,any fast looking transformer car. i see your vision i feel you. i made dragstrip a motorcycle,and razorclaw a raptor,rampage a cheeda. i stand by you did a great job, and also by i see trax weather sideswipe or anything els
     
  7. Bumblebee92

    Bumblebee92 Wheeljack Fan

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    u did an amazing job it looks like you put your 100% effort into this i like the head even though u didnt sculpt it is is amazing
     
  8. shadowfall1976

    shadowfall1976 The Alpha and the Optimus

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    I didn't take it bad what you said, I agree the Corvette mold
    don't say Sideswipe to me either. I like the mold though, makes
    a unique and different Transformer.

    Mirage is one of my favorite characters so I wanted to make
    an homage to him, and this is the only mold that seemed to make
    sense.
     
  9. Howling

    Howling I'M NOT A GUY!!!

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    I never realized that it looked like mirage! I guess your great painting skills helped that! This is an awesome mold. I think we are going to see a lot of those G1 cars out of this mold. Really just want to see a Wheeljack.
     
  10. mr_soundwave

    mr_soundwave operation: tidalwave

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    that mold fits mirage really well...great work man! :) 
     
  11. shadowfall1976

    shadowfall1976 The Alpha and the Optimus

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    I had debated on doing Wheeljack, the mold should support doing that
    much better than Bumble does..........

    that being said about G1 from ROTF molds, anyone want to see Skids in G1
    colors? and Mudflap made into someone else? although I like the Muflap mold
    and may do him as seen in movie.....
     
  12. Boggs6ft7

    Boggs6ft7 TFW2005 Supporter

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    I like it, its a unique take on the mold that I wouldn't have thought of.
     
  13. The Mad Vulcan

    The Mad Vulcan Well-Known Member

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    I like that transformation (wing position) also. It makes the backpack look smaller, although the mirrors get in the way of the blade gimmic.

    Love the colour decisions on your part. The white hood through me off in vehicle mode, but I understood it by robot mode.
     
  14. frilly toothpick

    frilly toothpick Decepticrumb

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    cool mirage. those colors go so well with that figure. :thumb 
     
  15. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    I think the paint applications look slick and the concept is a really good one. However, the white hood's not working for me. I do think the robot mode works pretty well for Mirage, though. Anyways, I just thought I'd kindly share my thoughts :)  Keep up the great work :thumb 
     
  16. shadowfall1976

    shadowfall1976 The Alpha and the Optimus

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    the more I look at it the more I like it, the blue /white combo really catches the eye,
    i never thought it would pop like that, I may have to get another SS and redo him
    again, and better.
     
  17. blacklion29

    blacklion29 Merlion Gestalt

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    that is very nice dude!
     
  18. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    i love it
     
  19. shadowfall1976

    shadowfall1976 The Alpha and the Optimus

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    what would anyone think of a G1 colored Skids?
    I am almost finished doing him up, I need to do a few details
    and repaint a few parts that got messed up but he is coming along
    nicely...
     
  20. Xcandescent

    Xcandescent TRUKKS are the new MUNKYS

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    He looks nice, but I'm not feeling the red. I don't remember Mirage having red in his primary color scheme (he had it on his G1 chest sticker, but his primaries were blue, white, and black, with chromed highlights) -- and the use of red evokes Tracks or Smokescreen more than Mirage.

    Still, nice job!

    -XCN-
     

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