Heavy/Scratch: tattoo style THUNDERCRACKER

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  1. flix

    flix Well-Known Member

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    - ROTF tattoo style THUNDERCRACKER -

    I've bought the 2007 Movie starscream molds so I could make them into Skywarp and Thundercracker. The first one that I've finished is Thundercracker. And probably in a way that you haven't seen before:

    With a tattoo that is similar to the one of ROTF Starscream. This obviously involved some crazy decal work. painting this by hand would be overkill.

    the repaint:

    I wanted him to still look like a military vehicle so the red lines I didn't add in vehicle mode.

    but I did add some red details in robot mode to make it clear that this is still Thunderckracker.

    New color pallete was done with Medium Blue, black, titanium silver, red and light grey.

    An extra blue wash and black wash were used for weathering and dirt. Starscream and his compagnons get into battles a lot so I didn't want them to appear too "clean"

    Mod changes:

    1.Neck joint to add better articulation.
    2.New Arms (original from Leader Brawl)
    slightly altered to make them fold under the wings better.
    3. fully poseable Missle lauchers

    The transformation is a bit different than the one hasbro suggests, but I did this because I want Thundercracker looking a bit different than Skywarp. Nothing was customized to do this. It is just me doing the transformation a bit differently.
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  2. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    That is AWESOME!!!!!!!!
     
  3. OPMEGS1.0

    OPMEGS1.0 I Dislike Hotshot's jam!

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    not as good as SS but...It's still AWESOME!
     
  4. plowking

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

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    This is saweet!!....love the new arms/hands, and the alternate tf....good job on the tattoo's too :thumb 


    *you do need to attach all the images though....please....thanks :thumb 
     
  5. TCracker

    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

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    Great work there, i love the color scheme
     
  6. Anti-Venom

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    sweetness!!!
     
  7. mangrasshopper

    mangrasshopper resin Painter

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    Love it!!!!!! The Brawl arms are great!!! Can't wait to see Skywarp!!!!!!!
     
  8. LemonPrime

    LemonPrime Greetings Programs

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    Looks really cool. I woudn't have thought of using those arms but they worked out great.
     
  9. Insecticons

    Insecticons The different Kitbasher

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    Really nice! Love the arms ^^
     
  10. Rijie78

    Rijie78 Vinyl junkie.

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    More excellent work, very nicely done & great attention to detail. The new arms and rearranged transformation work really well, and the decal work is top notch.
     
  11. altezen

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    Nice Paints, good mods and best tattoos. Hope to see more
     
  12. DECEPTIKONBRAWL

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    AWESOME!! you made this mold look like its worth buying again!
     
  13. eisen

    eisen "CUT ME SOME SLACKS!"

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    call me crazy but that head actually hides better in the 09' mold than the original screamer's head. good job! :thumb 
     
  14. mampy

    mampy Movie-Accurate Mampy

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    Definitely one of the best TFTM Thundercracker customs I've ever seen. Great mods on the hands, and I love the shade of blue you used. It looks very cool but it's realistic at the same time - like I could see it being used on an actual military plane. I just wish you added some silver/metallic parts in 'bot mode to break up all that blue. It looks a teeny bit monotonous.

    Still, it is a very very good looking piece. Great job! :thumb 
     
  15. optimuswheeljak

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    awesome idea
     
  16. flix

    flix Well-Known Member

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    thx

    almost forgot about this one , just came in to see if i attached my pics correctly
    but thanks about those nice comments.
    I'll try to finish my skywarp asap

    Im swamped with my Rampage custom right now , I have no Idea when it will be done but what I do know is that its going to be great!
     

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