Minor/Repaint: ROTF Sideways

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  1. red4

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    UPDATE: Scroll to bottom of post for new pictures and info

    The modifications I did to the car mode are obvious. I will point out that the reason the pin stripes look crummy is because the masking tape I used doesn't work well for small details like this.

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    Secondly, his useless FAKE WHEEL. I hate it. I hate it. I hate. It's not even at least the right size! *face palm*. So to give the darned thing some more life (and give Sideways some more spunk), I turned it into a sword!

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    A few things to point out about the sword: The blade is from some kind of Saint Seiya sword (I think). I sliced off a good chunk of it to accommodate the curvature of the wheel; and even then I still sanded away some of the wheel. The two parts were superglued. I still intend to add some bulk to the connection with Aves Epoxy. The wheel is no longer held in place by a screw, but rather is wedged into the socket after being slightly bulked with tape (although this is only a temporary fix; I will probably bulk it up with something better to finish). The wheel-sword is simply removed to allow for transformation.
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    The sword is now finished.
    The silver paint I used kinda sucks a lot, but it's all I had to work with. For later silverifications of toys, I will use better paint.

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    Note: No mods were done to Sideswipe. He's only there to show rivalry.
     

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  2. Jefrey8395

    Jefrey8395 Mr.COG

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    Wow..this is cool
    Still i wouldn't touch the mold with a 20 Ft pole.
     
  3. red4

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    the feet, huh?
     
  4. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Too bad. It's a good figure.

    Nice custom.
     
  5. Dormamu

    Dormamu I am Broot.

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    I actually love this mold. Its lightyears better than the prior Decepticons like Barricade. Great job on the sword, the flaking and everything to make it look battle damaged/used is nice. I personally would love to take the thing and make it a chainsaw which is what its supposed to be (the Robot Heroes version/FAB versions show a chainsaw), but the sword really makes him a good counter to Sideswipe.
     
  6. red4

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    Hehehe... sorry dude, didn't mean to be misleading, but the flaking is real. I'm not going to leave it gold-colored. I'm going to paint it silver. I'll post pictures of the finished product tomorrow (when it is finished).

    That was the idea I had immediately afterward. Yep.
     
  7. iDarkDesign

    iDarkDesign Rodeo Lawyer

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    Looks really good! I will be adding the pinstripes myself somewhere in the near future.

    iDD
     
  8. bcm77

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    Nice touch adding the sword,he looks like he'd be able to give Sideswipe a decent fight now!
     
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    knoted Resistor Transistor

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    I love this repaint. Don't understand why you hate the extra wheel so much, but your blade mod is very cool though :thumbs2: 
     
  10. red4

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    *bump*
     
  11. autobotx23

    autobotx23 Banned

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    No "bumps" in the Radicons forum.

    Love the sword. :thumb 
     
  12. RyanUybengkee

    RyanUybengkee Well-Known Member

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    great repaint dude!! love it so much.

    keep up the great work :) 
     
  13. sideswipeprime*

    sideswipeprime* Cybertronian

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    should paint his red chest
     
  14. red4

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    no. That doesn't make any sense, and it make it less accurate.
     
  15. elder_predator2

    elder_predator2 Well-Known Member

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    He means you need to paint the chest that is red. Not to paint the chest red.
     
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    Awesome work bro, he looks great!
     
  17. Nightwind

    Nightwind Aka Dusty Bottoms.

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    Ok, this has officially convinced me to work on my Sideways. I've been looking at him for the last two weeks wondering if the time would be worth it. You've shown me that it definitely would! Awesome work, man! :thumb 
     
  18. einis

    einis Want some candy?

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    :thumb  what are you using for repaint?
     
  19. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    I love this. You've done some nice work :thumb 
     
  20. Omega Magnus

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    That sword mod is great. I was not a fan of this mold at first either, but since getting Sideways as a gift I've fallen in love with it. Nice job!
     

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