Minor/Repaint: ROTF Skids: G1 style (alt mode)

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  1. shadowfall1976

    shadowfall1976 The Alpha and the Optimus

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    Bot mode pics

    My take on the revenge of the Fallen Skids mold, in G1 colors.
    I am waiting for the clear to dry on alt mode so I figured i'd get
    some shots of him while I wait.

    I removed the bad red from the tail lights and painted them from
    the inside and tinted them and the windows. I didn't go with the
    white stripe with the red because I thought just the red looked
    good enough. painted the rims and all the details on the car body.

    I had some trouble with the paint it lifted a bit, I light sanded it
    and cleared over it, i ran out the paint I used and don't remember
    what color it was because it was an old can without a cap. so I
    made due, but I still couldn't be happier with how the alt mode
    looks. I think it looks almost realistic, I will get the bot mode pics
    in a few days.

    EDIT: I actually uploaded the wrong pics, I just added better shots
     

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  2. big hank

    big hank Resident Slacker-Basher

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    Sweet! Looks better without the white! Waiting for bot mode pics!
     
  3. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Oh wow! Can't wait to see the bot mode.
     
  4. yourreflection

    yourreflection Well-Known Member

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    Very nice! Any chance you updated the gremlin looking head sculpt to something more G1 as well?
     
  5. Orion_Prime48

    Orion_Prime48 Super Sentai Purist

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    dude that is beautiful. I want one like now
     
  6. Lucario Prime

    Lucario Prime is a Lucario Prime is...

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    I don't think it's too long until Hasbro does a repaint that is not as good as this.
     
  7. shadowfall1976

    shadowfall1976 The Alpha and the Optimus

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    i uploaded the wrong pics at first, I just uploaded the better pics I
    wanted in the first place.

    and no i didn't change the head, i didn't have another head to use.
     
  8. ninja prowl 94

    ninja prowl 94 autobot spy

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    how did u remove the red from the tailights
     
  9. blacklion29

    blacklion29 Merlion Gestalt

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    i love the blue you used. very nice repaint!
     
  10. shadowfall1976

    shadowfall1976 The Alpha and the Optimus

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    to remove the red on the tail lights:

    take the back of the car apart, and remover the clear plasticand
    put the red paint in alcohol, but only the red part or you'll remove
    the blue paint used to tint the rear window.

    most paint Hasbro uses can be removed the same way, you have
    to let it soak for a day or so, for best removal results.

    and thanks for the comments.
     
  11. vidmouse

    vidmouse Well-Known Member

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    For some reason (I think it's the red stripe)
    I keep thinking the A-Team is going to bust
    out of that van/car at any moment. Cool.
     
  12. altezen

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    Good and Nice decent repaint.
     
  13. shadowfall1976

    shadowfall1976 The Alpha and the Optimus

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    dun dun dun, dun dun duh

    I pity the fool that don't like my red stripe
    :thumb 
     
  14. red4

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    Ok, this just prompted me to do a quick TFWiki search of G1 Skids, and WOW HOLY CRAP! Now I have a positive way of looking at my Skids toy. I shall no longer think of him as the lame ass poser from ROTF, and shall regard him as the THEORETICIAN from G1.

    Thanks Shadowfall1976, you're a life saver.
     
  15. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    I really like this, and I'd like to see the robot mode changed to make a movie-esque "G1" Skids :) 
     
  16. shadowfall1976

    shadowfall1976 The Alpha and the Optimus

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    i'll try to get some pics of bot mode later today,
    I didn't replace the head but the paint makes him
    look not as bad.
     
  17. BruticusPrime

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    He looks so crazy awesome in this blue!
     
  18. wylungz

    wylungz Well-Known Member

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    lol dont even transform him haha.. he looks fine in this mode and should stay in this mode..=P
     
  19. Renidragon

    Renidragon Toys on my table!

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    Love it. Been wanting to attempt something like this myself... I'd need a different head and an extra Mudflap small arm to do what I'd really like, though.
     
  20. shadowfall1976

    shadowfall1976 The Alpha and the Optimus

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    I did replace the gremlin head with a new head by retooling Sideswipes.
    I took one of the Vettes headlights shaved it down to make the helmets central hump like G1 Skids had and lopped off the swept back parts. and etched an actual mouth, the pics
    are crappy due to being taken by a phone, I can't take new pics because I sold him way back.
     

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