Minor/Repaint: ROTF Soundwave with little pussycat

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  1. fakebusker83

    fakebusker83 Radicon

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    Hey guys,

    Nothing really new here, except a release of a repainted Soundwave and a mini Ravage (original versions here and here). Additionally, I added a neck joint for the satellite mode (first inspired from JinSatome's Soundwave) and LEDs for both figures.

    This set is a commission for a good friend. I hope he likes it!

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    Ravage Launch!

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    Meow?

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    Puuuurrrr....​

    2 Switches were installed on the shoulders; one for on/off, and the other to switch LEDs between modes, so that either head will lit up but not both. Soundwave is powered with 2 button cells, but having no space to place them, I hid them under the 2 wing solar panels.

    This is the first custom I used Mr Color silver lacquer paint. Looked slightly more realistic than the acrylic silvers I used before. Takes washes, dusting and rust pretty well too.

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    Problems:
    The wiring process is a nightmare. There was almost no margin for error and I have to work within very small areas. Exhilarating.

    Mixing LED colours on parallel circuits is pretty risky. The blues tend to fade out faster except on fresh new batteries. Soundwave is a pretty power-hungry bot, no wonder he rapes satellites everyday...

    I still face various problems with paint rub, even after much preparation work. The culprit areas are mainly the soft, rubbery plastic used on Soundwave's thighs, arms and solar panel arms. The way the legs transform doesn't help either, as paint keeps getting scraped off. Grrrr...

    Flicker is here.

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    Update: Added more images 14 April 2010
     

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  2. SonOfNemesis

    SonOfNemesis Well-Known Member

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    Woa! Extremely sick!
     
  3. jetfire4321

    jetfire4321 Banned

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    nice
     
  4. scubaboy31

    scubaboy31 Digital Gypsy

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    That's truly amazing.
     
  5. Moy

    Moy Constructicons!

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    Love them both.
     
  6. me!!

    me!! "DOES NOT COMPUTE"

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    better than mine(x10)! but dude how did you do the balljoint head?
     
  7. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    That is just BADASS!
     
  8. KooF

    KooF Well-Known Member

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    this is Sick, man..........very nice, especially the LED's....i love it....i havent start my LED's hand on this soundwave yet lol.......:) 
     
  9. Insecticon

    Insecticon I am a Transformers

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    That is beautiful! I love how you did the mini-ravage!
    I am also blown away by your skills in wiring the LED's and making it look flawless.
    Awesome stuff!
     
  10. autobotx23

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    I can definitely say your one of my new fave bashers. Gritty and still clean. Top notch, and loving Ravage!
     
  11. rattraprules98

    rattraprules98 AKA Chr0nus

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    Who's it for?:D  It looks great x1000000000000 :p 
     
  12. [Wing_Saber-X]

    [Wing_Saber-X] BATTLE GAIA!

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    Optics = WIN. :D 

    Oh, and what a cute pussy........:confused2 :


    EDIT: How much is one of your customs? Damn, you have mad skillz. :D 
    Make me one!! :lol 
     
  13. Peaugh

    Peaugh Hi.

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    Oh wow! That looks AMAZING!
     
  14. zfeakye

    zfeakye Starscreaming Slut

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    :thumb  great work! i'm sure your friend will like it!

    ps: if he don't sell it to me!! hahaha
     
  15. Dischord

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    "Meow"

    Cats. One minute you let them out, the next minute they want re-entry.

    Excellent paintwork on Soundwave, and that Ravage is just delightful.
     
  16. wylungz

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    they seriously have to stop making leader class bumblees and focus on awesome guys like this.. how awesome would it be if Soundwave was leader class? thats a huge satellite! awesome job love the pussycat! paint work is flawless!
     
  17. fakebusker83

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    Thanks guys!

    Carefully separate the head by cutting the grey plastic. The ball joint came from a spare kotobukya ball joint which I sculpted-fixed on. I dremeled the socket from the head to fit. Quite an easy mod.

    Thanks Sol!

    All the best on him! I hope you can discover a better technique; mine is still not perfected yet. And also find better batteries...

    Not flawless, but hidden enough to not matter :lol 
    It's like underpants sticking out of pants, ya know? Subtlety...

    And you are one of my favourite Radicons, so this is a great honour. Thank you so much!

    You like my pussies don't you? :lol  Well it depends on my schedule, but we can work something out...

    I'm glad you like it!

    Well, if he doesn't choose to reveal himself I won't say anything, but based on his response so far it's pretty much a good sale!

    Let's not even start on the furniture. He just likes to jump on cybertronian upholstery and sharpen his claws on cybertronian chair legs...

    I have seen your work too, and I love the cleanliness of the paintwork :) 

    Yea, I just hate that we have 2 soundwaves and like, 10 bumblebees?
    I'm still waiting for my leader Blackout...

    Thanks for the compliments :) 
     
  18. Janeails22x

    Janeails22x Collector & Customizer

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    New fakebusker83 custom Soundwave Orbiting Earth picture set as Wallpaper....check.

    Getting a comment from resident celebrity and reviewer extrodinare Peaugh....check

    Once again blowing us away with another flawless, spectacular, BEAUTIFUL, custom.....Triple Check.


    Man, this is EXACTLY why you are a top five favorite radicon for me. Unbelievable. That photo of him orbiting earth looks BETTER that the movie CGI. I Sh*t you not. I seriously could not believe that photo. The LED work is astounding. i LOVE the red visor.

    Top notch work, my friend. You took one of my favorite action figures and made it the best that it can look. Unreal.

    David
     
  19. mampy

    mampy Movie-Accurate Mampy

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    This is just perfect. Insane LED work, awesome painting, and that Ravage is just sooo cute! :thumb 
     
  20. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    i so totally dig this one
     

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