Minor/Repaint: Soundwave custom

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by Robot.MacGyver, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. Robot.MacGyver

    Robot.MacGyver Improvisational Engineer

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    Certainly not a new idea here, but I thought it was kinda cool how they took Lockdown from animated, and brought him into ROTF.

    Well, I guess the same idea applies to what I was thinking for Soundwave.
    The head, looks too anime' to fit with ROTF..
    Just me tooling around.
    Gonna work on some paint, as soon as I get my new kit.

    The whole reverse bot idea is certainly nothing new, especially with all those Trail-breaker mods out there.
    So credit where due.
    Most of the work went into hinging the windshield. It's not removable any more.
    I just got lucky enough to find a piece to use as a hinge that measured exactly the right length.
    Also the tabs on the hood sections were rounded off to make a ball and socket joint.
    The holes on the door panels were enlarged slightly to keep the ball from stressing out the tabs.

    See Pic.
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  2. BigdogandHammer

    BigdogandHammer The Autobot Brothers

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    I like the altered transformation nice man
     
  3. dkrolickm

    dkrolickm Beast Wars Predacon

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    The doors look transparent!
    HOW???
     
  4. Robot.MacGyver

    Robot.MacGyver Improvisational Engineer

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    Took me forever with some alcohol and magic eraser, but I removed the paint from the doors.
     
  5. rohrerprime25

    rohrerprime25 Well-Known Member

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    man thats looks awesomeeeeeeeeeee that is awesome man
     
  6. tobuttica

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    That's badass. I really like the transparent doors. Be cool if the whole thing was that way.
     
  7. farrizlle

    farrizlle Well-Known Member

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    thats one of the best ROTF soundwave by far! the doors make him look like he is phasing with a cloak. how did you get the windshield to the chest??
     
  8. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    That IS awesome. How did you do that with the chest?
     
  9. hippymule

    hippymule Duocon

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    they are transparent, they're just painted it on the ironhide figure.
     
  10. tobuttica

    tobuttica Well-Known Member

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    I think the chest is just backwards. The real chest is actually the back and the back is now the chest. Genious really, creates a whole new figure.
     
  11. cheetor71

    cheetor71 Autobot

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    Really sharp idea there. I love the transparent doors.
     
  12. Maximo Prime

    Maximo Prime Bassist of Ill Repute

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    Wow, makes me wish i had an Offroad IH to do that with now. that is seriously awesome. reverse torso was a stroke of genius, and the alternate hood transform is a callback to his satellite mode wings. VERY nice.
     
  13. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    Now that is unique. I really like the way you put this one together. fits him well.
     
  14. Robot.MacGyver

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    The whole reverse bot idea is certainly nothing new, especially with all those Trail-breaker mods out there.
    So credit where due.
    Most of the work went into hinging the windshield. It's not removable any more.
    I just got lucky enough to find a piece to use as a hinge that measured exactly the right length.
    Also the tabs on the hood sections were rounded off to make a ball and socket joint.
    The holes on the door panels were enlarged slightly to keep the ball from stressing out the tabs.

    See Pic.
    [​IMG]
     

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  15. Ravage_Eject

    Ravage_Eject Soundwave's Favorite

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    That's pretty slick! Keep up the good work!
     
  16. Dormamu

    Dormamu I am Broot.

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    Awe-some. The doors were an absolutely nice touch. Way to make an Offroad Ironhide like 20x better.
     
  17. Tom_Servo

    Tom_Servo Well-read chick magnet

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    Those are some really remarkable modifications you've got going on there! Making those hinges into ball joint is extremely clever. I wouldn't have thought that could be done! where does his roof go now?
     
  18. Robot.MacGyver

    Robot.MacGyver Improvisational Engineer

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    I haven't figured that out yet, but i'm leaning toward making a some kind of drone out of it.
     
  19. Mechafacture

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    awesome idea!!! By the way what did you do to it's door other than removing the paint, because it looks so awesome in the picture!!!
     
  20. Robot.MacGyver

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    I didn't really do anything to the doors, besides paint removal. The tech was there already, and since they are transparent, you can actually see it now.
    I also added some old stickers I had laying around to the windows, for a bit more tech.
     

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