Minor/Repaint: Skywarp (Gundam Seeker 1 of 4)

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  1. autobotx23

    autobotx23 Banned

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    The Decepticon cause...what a joke. Skywarp's been here since the beginning. The only "cause" that Megatron, Starscream and the others in the power struggle care about is their own, be it to lead, to control or to be the most powerful. There's never been a mantra for the Decepticons to live by, other than to fight to be the top of the dog heap your in.


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    Skywarp found his cause some time ago. Slipping in and out of time/space portals and appearing behind his enemy, attacking and then disappearing before his target knows what hit them. That tactic allows him to see fear from his targets. Blind, all encompassing, frantic fear from the Autobots who can't defend themselves. Creating that fear is his cause. It's one of the few things that bring him joy. If it happens to help the Decepticons along the way, even better.


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    The first of several Gundams I will be repainting into the seekers. First up (my fave seeker) Skywarp is a painted 1/100 HG Gundam 00 Arios. The head is a cast from a Classics/Universe 2.0 Drift figure. Krylon Camouflage Ultra Flat Black was the base, with Games Workshop paints for details and highlights. The clear coat is Testors Model Master Flat Finish but the engine glow effects are treated with Future.

    Check back in a few days fro some extras. Thanks for looking, guys and gals. More pics HERE.


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  2. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Wow! He looks awesome. THIS is how I would picture Starscream after his coronation...or bad comedy.
     
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    G60Force World Smallest Mini-Con

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    ax23, Good Lord man you did it again. This is amazing, you know its like this might be the next evolution of Seekers. I like it.
     
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    I LOVE this idea. I've been thinking about doing something like this for a while. I actually got a 1/144 Kyrios to repaint into Skywarp. I've been looking for a perfect Gundam to fit the seeker mold. So far, Kyrios and Arios are the best choices.
     
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    I was thinking about doing this with a few Robot Damashii Arioses (Arios? Ariosies?), but the HG looks amazing. I can't wait to see your others!
     
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    Facemeat Give me your Face(meat)!

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    I kept scrolling down, thinking, "He's awesome, but there's no way he can transfo--holy crap, he can transform?!". He's absolutely stunning!
     
  9. plowking

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

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    that's hot E!!

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    Nice work! I'm anxious to see the other three. :) 
     
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    Very nice man!
     
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    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

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    Good work! I did not know Kyrios gundam makes a good Cybertronian seeker :thumb 
     
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    That's all kinds of awesome.
     
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    Forgotten_Prime Till All Are One

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    100 x times cool.
     
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    VaderPrime1 Prepare for termination!

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    Superb!

    What's you technique for making the edges a lighter color than the faces the pieces?
     
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    This looks really great! Always enjoy your work :thumb 
     
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    That's awesome! Makes for a good Cybertronian mode seeker.
     
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    Thanks. I've had all 4 of these guys on my desk in f

    I have the 1/144 Starscream custom of Arios, done my Shinobi-tron, which was a HUGE inspiration to do this project. There are a few other Gundam that take a flight mode that I like, Like Gundam X's Air Master and the Flaggs from Gundam 00. The recent Gunam Unicorn OVA's have some great TFing mobile suits. My personal all time favorite was Savior from Gundam Seed Destiny. That gundam was gorgeaous. the Murasames where cool as well, but I don't recall any 1/100 Murasame kits. Hmmm....

    Thats senpai!

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    Thanks, T. :thumb 

    Like a glove, huh? Amazing what a simple head swap can do.

    Thanks man.

    Highlighting the edges. It takes some practice to learn how much paint you wanna use, which brush and what stroke works best for you.

    This works the best for me when followed with a wash.. The darker the interior corners and recessed areas the lighter the highlighted edges will be.
     
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    he looks quite sexy.
     
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    Great WfC-ish Seeker. If hes 1 of 4, who are the other 3? The obvious ones being Screamer and TC. A cone head? A rain maker? ARGH!!!! The suspense is killing me!!!!!
     

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