Heavy/Scratch: Snake Eyes 1:10 Kawasaki Ninja Roadbot

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  1. formula93

    formula93 Well-Known Member

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    This is something I've been working on (and off) for about seven months. Started as a Kawasaki green Ninja. This thing was probably the most mod-intensive of anything I've done so far.

    - Sculpted new head (I realize it looks a little small, that's due to the transformation process)
    - New hands (from Zildjian) with styrene gauntlets that attach via magnet
    - Exhaust connects with magnet now, original connection was very brittle
    - Pistol holster and knife sheath attach via magnets mounted to inside of leg.
    - Built his grenade-laden chest shield with the original chrome piece, 1:12 GI Joe grenades, and parts from a 1:12 SWAT figure from Big Lots.
    - Sculpted the handle, added a styrene hand-guard, shortened and curved the blade on his sword (was originally a longer broadsword type)
    - Chopped up the original assault rifle that came with the SWAT figure to look more like a sub-machine gun.
    - Custom printed chrome, red, and dark grey metallic decals and graphics
    - Custom designed GI Joe/Autobot logo (I actually have a TON of these leftover if anybody is interested in them)
    - Super glossy bike parts that I polished and waxed, flat black robot parts, drybrushed with silver chrome enamel, and gold/red/silver highlights.

    I really enjoyed painting this guy, even though Roadbots are a pretty inferior product compared to Transformers.

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    Soundwave_FSD Yoda in a track suit...

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    Every inch of this oozes awesome. The "G.I. Joe" on the side is amazing, and I love the custom symbol.
     
  3. plowking

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

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    This is cool on so many levels. Very nice work.
     
  4. Rubicon

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    damn this looks awesome. great job.
     
  5. ServO

    ServO Seeker (I look for stuff) Moderator

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    Hahaha SWEEEEET!
     
  6. bellpeppers

    bellpeppers A Meat Popsicle

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    Neat!

    Cool idea and great execution.
     
  7. KINGBOTZ

    KINGBOTZ www.KINGBOTZ.com TFW2005 Supporter

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    Damn-cool crossover bro, the alt-mode fits this guy perfectly.
     
  8. formula93

    formula93 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, guys! There were some points along the way where I wasn't sure how he was going to turn out. But I'm pretty pleased the with the end result.
     
  9. Zildjian

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  10. malcontentman

    malcontentman Cybertronian James Cagney TFW2005 Supporter

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    This is awsome! I never can get enough GIJOE / TF crossover stuff. What's the scale of the bike? can you get a 3 3/4 Joe on it?
     
  11. tabtiurf

    tabtiurf Chimeracon

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    Very very cool! Maybe my monitor is just a bit dark, but I actually have trouble getting a good look at the figure. Maybe some lighter pics with a white bg, esp. of bot mode? :) 
     
  12. formula93

    formula93 Well-Known Member

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    It's a 1:10 scale bike, so I think a 3 3/4 Joe would look pretty puny. I'm thinking a 6" figure would work though. I've got a 6" Iron Man here that looks to be in scale, or at least pretty close. I suppose a 6" figure would be 1:12 scale, no?
     
  13. formula93

    formula93 Well-Known Member

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    I've thought about that, actually. I don't really have anything to use as a white background right now, but I may try to pick something up.
     
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    Very nice.
     
  15. garibaldiprime

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    Nice. The ghosted logo looks great.
     
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    Alloy Alchemist Decepticon sympathizer

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    simple awesome!
     
  17. autobotchico

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    Sweet
     
  18. Nickleby

    Nickleby Autobot

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    :bowdown: :thumbs2: That's no less than INCREDIBLE. The alt mode is so well done that the figure doesn't even look like it transforms.
     
  19. formula93

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    Well, the Roadbots line kinda cheats. The whole windshield, fuel tank, and undercarriage cover come off. The windshield then plugs into the robot's chest, and the grenade vest clips onto that. But the fuel tank and cover just get thrown to the side. Makes for a better alt mode, but parts forming out the wazoo.
     

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