Minor/Repaint: Shattered Glass Sunstreaker

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  1. CZ Hazard

    CZ Hazard Sons of Unicron PTT

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    This is a companion piece to my first ever custom.


    The idea for this one is that if Binaltech Dead End can steal Sunstreakers body, then Shattered Glass Sunstreaker should steal Dead Ends body, hence the red wine colour with the yellow stripe inspired by G1 Dead End. I also think the yellow streak works well with a character called Sunstreaker.

    I'm not amazingly happy with this custom, but it's all a learning curve. Had a few issues with this, paint can jamming half way through blah blah blah excuses excuses. He needs some slight touching up, especially on the windshield area and I'm really not happy with the finish on the yellow stripe, so I imagine that will change. I think the yellow stripes on the head need to be red, and the expression needs to be more grimacy.
    Still, he looks good next to Sideswipe.

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  2. autobotchico

    autobotchico Well-Known Member

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    NEAT!
     
  3. E. C. R. Former

    E. C. R. Former Is probably insane...

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    Excellent. And while I'm positive this is just a coincidence, he's the perfect match for the actual Shattered Glass Sunstreaker. :D 
     
  4. ssg4life

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    that's awesome! however, i think the yellow on his head should've been changed, as well. it just doesn't match the rest of the custom. and i totally understand how frustrating this mold can be. i made a classics armada wheeljack from sideswipe and there are some parts which have forced me to basically never transform him again because of how badly they continue to rub
     
  5. Jbarb78

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    Shattered Glass kicks ass! Rodimus next perhaps??
     
  6. AutoCon2076

    AutoCon2076 Brightest can in toolshed

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    I like it - good choice of colors. It's also nice to see his roof without those stupid lines in it. Are you going to throw on some purple Autobadges?

    ~Z
     
  7. CZ Hazard

    CZ Hazard Sons of Unicron PTT

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    Oh yeah, I completely forgot to mention we smoothed over the roof to get rid of the lines, and yes, stickers will be added but Repro labels don't seem to be doing the SG stickers at the moment. And yes, the head needs red stripes as opposed to yellow.
    No Rodimus custom coming anytime soon, because I already have the SG Rodimus, and if I didn't have that I would probably use Wildrider as my SG Roddy, like I use Titanium Menasor as a stand in for SG Rodimus Prime.
     
  8. Cashanova

    Cashanova Sons Of Unicron PTT

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    Dude thats awesome! Lovely paint job. That works so well!

    The blue gun is what nailed it for me.

    Next time your in town (and my home computer is back up and running) we could print off some water slide decals if you want?
     
  9. CZ Hazard

    CZ Hazard Sons of Unicron PTT

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    He was a real pain compared to SS, a lot more of him was glued together, I couldn't remove the headlights or anything. I'm tempted to strip the yellow strip off of him, re-spray the wine colour and go the decal route with the yellow streak, as I'm not happy with the finish.
     
  10. AutoCon2076

    AutoCon2076 Brightest can in toolshed

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    Yeah, Delta has Captured Prey make the SG labels. Check here: Captured Prey - Great Toys, Great Prices, Great Service

    Good luck!

    ~Z
     

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