Heavy/Scratch: RTS Wheeljack

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  1. Jbarb78

    Jbarb78 Well-Known Member

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    Yup, I'm impatient, been waiting for this guy for too long. I finally got my hands on another Turbo Tracks, and decided he had to become the master mechanic.

    I took the head from a TFTM Big Daddy, and modded it to fit the ball jointed neck. Then I scratch built a spoiler from styrene, and fitted it to the rear of the car.

    All base coats are HoK Kustom Kolor paints, with Testors Model Master enamels used for the detail work. His stripes are painted, and are color matched to Boggs6ft7's excellent decal work. Amazing how he gets em that small and that sharp.

    I threw in a shot of him next to my gift from BigHank (thanks again David), for a little before and after.

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  2. uuser

    uuser Well-Known Member

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    The head sculpture and painting are really nice!
    like it. It will be better if you make his chest a smoother shape
     
  3. Jbarb78

    Jbarb78 Well-Known Member

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    He's now on ebay.
     
  4. strata32000

    strata32000 Well-Known Member

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    This looks great. Outstanding job:thumbs2: 
     
  5. nemesisconvoy

    nemesisconvoy Gundam Pilot

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    I'm willing to wait for the official release, but that is beautiful !!!
     
  6. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    fantastic. I needs to get me some wheeljack
     
  7. ZedzDead

    ZedzDead decepticon sabatour

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    i love it!
     
  8. solidus

    solidus Shivaker Jazz

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    Great work on Wheeljack. The big daddy head realyl fits :) 
     
  9. rohrerprime25

    rohrerprime25 Well-Known Member

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    man that is awesome i wish i wasnt lazy then i would have done that lol but hay that looks awesome great detil on it
     
  10. struecker85

    struecker85 Autobot

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    Awesome the spoiler looks great
     
  11. siniquezu

    siniquezu Well-Known Member

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    by the time I finish the same custom, the figure would be out already
     
  12. autobotx23

    autobotx23 Banned

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    Killer work, J. Man, those decals are sexy as hell!!!
     
  13. Joey_Santana

    Joey_Santana Shockwave fanboy

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    A piece of beauty for sure!
     
  14. wheeljack97

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    yay!wheeljack!
     
  15. Zildjian

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  16. Ramrider

    Ramrider TF Art Lad

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    That does look beautiful.

    Just a thought, though - it looks like he's still got the Tracks kneecaps on the backs of his legs, which I think have been altered on the Wheeljack release. It probably won't matter to whoever buys this, as it'll most likely be a display piece (and a gorgeous one at that), but how do they affect the knee articulation?
     
  17. Algernon

    Algernon Radicon Acolyte

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    Awesome.
     
  18. dkr7

    dkr7 "Argh' Hexagonal Nuts!"

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    Great custom, only thing is the arms could do with some more white, they look a little weird being dark against the white body
     
  19. adconx2

    adconx2 Cybertron D-Block

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    Sweet!!!
     
  20. Jbarb78

    Jbarb78 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks everyone! As far as articulation in the knee, I took the Tracks knee cap down flush to the lower leg pivot point, which does regain full range of motion. It's actually a little better than the reverse as Tracks, because of the design of the joint.
     

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