Minor/Repaint: Runabout from Tracks

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  1. dominomist

    dominomist Well-Known Member

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    Well no Surprise here.
    I think a lot of people have though of doing this already. I’ve seen a WIP and I saw spoonman’s recent post. In fact I believe we used the same head. I was going to work on Rumamuck once I get an extra Wheeljack. I felt this mold so far has many of the aspect that translated well to the battlecharger brother, next to the Bumble bee mold. Hope you guys like it
    FYI for anyone else who want to do this
    1) If you want to use the Cybertron Runamuck head you will have to shave a good 1/3 off the back of the head to have it fit. Especially if you plan to keep the chin. I have a pic of it though it’s a little blurry. I posted it at the end. I sanded it up to the line as pointed out by the screw driver
    2) If you plan to paint the windshield you may want to sand where the rear view mirror a little to keep it from rubbing the paint. The mold otherwise has not caused me much trouble in paint rub during transformation.

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  2. Christopher-2

    Christopher-2 Well-Known Member

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    That's the best mould choice for these characters by far, especially since the counterpart, wheeljack, turns into a diffirent car. What a brilliant move. After reading IDW stuff, I was looking forward to seeing the battle chargers redone (sorry, but the bumblebee mould is better suited to throttlebots).
     
  3. megabotatronius

    megabotatronius Master of Disassembly

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    I really like how you painted the glass!! That is awesome!
     
  4. Coaxial

    Coaxial Hop on the beam

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    Same here. Looks great!
     
  5. G60Force

    G60Force World Smallest Mini-Con

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    Wish I had a scanner!! then use masking tape.. cut out the shape when already applied on the windows..
    then remove the tape and you have an exact match... scan it to PC.. I can make decal in 5-10min...
    anyone who's willing the do what if described and post the scan?

    THIS LOOKS GREAT!
     
  6. Screamingjet

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    ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT!

    Are we taking notes HASBRO?
     
  7. Gir

    Gir I want to be a mongoose

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    I considered doing the same thing and making Rumamuck from wheeljack as well. Good to see it turns out well!
     
  8. spoonman

    spoonman Kitbasher extrordinaire!

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    Wow, those windows are strinking! Really makes this piece pop! Very coolr sir, good work!
     
  9. Mattw38

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    cool custom..Tracks is a good choice of body molds.
     
  10. xaviercal

    xaviercal Customizer

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    I like the glass Technic you did look great! may had to try that someday
     
  11. SMOG

    SMOG Vocab-champion ArgueTitan

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    Cool! I like the faded two-tone windows... nice touch.

    Wow, that's a lot of sanding to get that head to fit! No wonder it always seemed "too big" for a deluxe figure whenever I picked it up in my hands... all the bulk is in the back end! Good to know!

    zmog
     
  12. LemonPrime

    LemonPrime Greetings Programs

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    I would love for somebody to make repros of that head. Your custom looks awesome. Really nice looking!
     
  13. dominomist

    dominomist Well-Known Member

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    I miss wrote. The Wheeljack/Tracks is much better IMO for the battle chargers, but the bumblebee mold would be second best so far. There has been some great runabout/runamuck custom from them. They have the backpack, hood legs and similar chest. They are dumpy looking though :) 

    In regards to the scanner Idea. I would like to see how it turns out.

    Thanks guys. I forgot to mention the windows is basically silver and then clear yellow over the entire window and then clear red airbrushed over the bottom. I don't know how I will do the windows for his white bro yet. Was thinking silver with a light smoke air brush.
     
  14. dominomist

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    Thanks
    Yeah I used a dremel to sand most of the head. Its pretty fast since the cast of the head is easier to sand anyway. The tricky part is also to line the head up to the socket so that it would fit right. I don't know if anyone else had trouble with this mold. It was really hard to pop off tracks' head. I had to cut the head out.

    I have a few spare heads. PM if your interested.
     

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