Minor/Repaint: RTS Strafe

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  1. TCracker

    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

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    Been posting these in the cool stuffs thread quite some time already.

    Basically, what i did was to chucked away the original head (Screams too much of Mindwipe to me). Used the back half of the original head, glued it with the front half of Cybertron Quickmix. Shaved off the excess neck of Quickmix, applied some plastic plate on the gaps and you have a more fitting head. (I think). Painted the head to match the body, did some basic panel lining and he is done.

    One more thing I forgot to mention - I did a small mod on the thigh. Shaved off some plastic so that he can bend slightly more upwards.

    No alt mode pics as we all know how he looks like already. The mod does not affect the transformation.

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    I have added Sunspot on him for his super mode just for the heck of it.

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  2. OMEGAPRIME1983

    OMEGAPRIME1983 Well-Known Member

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    Neat, how do I do that combo with the strafe and sunspot? That looks really good!
     
  3. autobotx23

    autobotx23 Banned

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    Applause! Applause! I love the head swap, and that SUPER MODE!!! Where didi you get the chest plate from? This looks awesome! :bowdown:  I'm gonna have to rip you off again, bro-ham. :lol 
     
  4. G60Force

    G60Force World Smallest Mini-Con

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  5. Nemesis Predaking

    Nemesis Predaking Offical Enforcer WTF@TFW Veteran

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    Strafe holds a special place in my heart, much like Wheeljack.
    I hate how he's been getting these "bland generic" repaints, but this. This I like!
    I'll be hard pressed to pass him up at retail now.
     
  6. Ramrider

    Ramrider TF Art Lad

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    The new head does so much for him - he still doesn't look any more like G1 Strafe, but he looks a heck of a lot less like ROTF Mindwipe.
    And I love the chestplate combo. I don't have either version of the Mindwipe/Strafe mould (of the four I only have Skystalker), but I'm pretty sure I haven't seen any mention of it before; did you come up with that yourself? It is ingenious. :thumb 
     
  7. TCracker

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  8. Ramrider

    Ramrider TF Art Lad

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    Ingenious, like I said, and you can attach Skystalker's axes to his knees as well (it feels weird to call him Skystalker, 'cause to me, that's what I call Oil Pan :p ).
    Thanks for the link (especially since that also shows how the combo's done). Trouble is, now it makes me want to buy Mindwipe.

    You do, however, still deserve credit for the kickarse head; that really does improve him no end. ;) 
     
  9. rattraprules98

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    Please, someone make a cast of this head!
     
  10. OMEGAPRIME1983

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    Where did they head come from anyway?
     
  11. Ramrider

    Ramrider TF Art Lad

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    He said in the first post; the back half is the original head, while the front half is from Cybertron Quickmix.
     
  12. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    This is quite simply a massive improvement. I cant stop checking it out. love his combined mode aswell
     
  13. Ramrider

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    Yeah; it's kind of a pity Sunspot was done as a Decepticon (and that HasTak didn't think of that combination); they actually work really well together like that!
     
  14. TCracker

    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

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    I think he was meant to be an autobot. His monocle was even painted in Blue and the colors just don't scream bad guy for me. :D 

    I guess there is only one way to fix this - reprolabels. :D  :D  :D 
     
  15. OMEGAPRIME1983

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    Oh :redface2: ... My bad.
     
  16. kdog

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    1000 times better now i have to have it!
     
  17. OMEGAPRIME1983

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    you know what, looking at this custom, I totally get a tekaman vibe from it for some reason.. That's so awesome!! :D 
     
  18. TCracker

    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

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    or a Tobikage? :D 

    Hmm..Tekkaman Strafe sounds good too :D  :D  :D 
     
  19. Superquad7

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    You did such a nice job on this, man! I've always enjoyed seeing your work as well, btw :thumb  Thanks for sharing :) 
     
  20. plowking

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    I always wondered how that combo was done. Thanks for sharing that link....

    *finally has a reason to take Mindwipe out of Bat Mode*

    The new head looks great too....really gives the figure it's own "vibe" if you know what I mean....(not just another Hasbro remold)
     

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