Minor/Repaint: TF Prime Shattered Glass Drift

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  1. Taiki

    Taiki Well-Known Member

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    The first time I tried to do Drift, I faced off him to mount him on the ball joint light piping of the TF Prime Wheeljack.
    Decided to do something a little less traumatic this time, based on an idea that Ryoku executed. Instead of dremelling into the ball joint cavity to make the swivel fit better, I filed down the sides of the swivel evenly for Drift's neck so it'd fit into the ball joint cavity, turning it into a partial ball. The head and the body can now be reused if you tire of the custom, and they both still hold together moderately well without any further mod, though putting a plastic bar or piece behind the balljoint would help it hold in place more firmly...
    Many thanks for the idea man! Wasn't too keen on ripping off Drift's face again...
    Custom pistols made using Jack's swords, since they already have mounting pegs which also fit nicely into his hands... Cut off the blades and drill a small hole into the handle, and voila!
    Kanji on the hood is Japanese for Tamashii, which seems appropriate since he carries a spark sword...

    Paints used are:
    - Mr Hobby Mr Surfacer 1200 Spray Primer
    - Tamiya Color Spray Italian Red, Silver Leaf and Metallic Black.
    - Tamiya Color XF-77 IJN-Grey paint [with flat brush]
    - some random silver, gold and white markers...

    Have fun guys~
     

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  2. TheDemonDzko

    TheDemonDzko °-{[●□●]}-° {Beep. Boop.)

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    Yeah... not really digging this custom... but... the altmode looks nice?
     
  3. wheeljack2010

    wheeljack2010 Constructicon

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    That is amazing! Nice job my man, colors look great, the head transplant looks perfect, and extra points for the hand painted kanji on the hood!
     
  4. TCracker

    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

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    This custom rocks. Awesome work there, Taiki.
     
  5. Taiki

    Taiki Well-Known Member

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    /shrugs, to each his own eh? :) 
    Was trying to follow the color scheme for the TFCC Shattered Glass Drift, since I don't really like the original Drift mold...
    Need more practice with acrylic paint though. Can't seem to get it on thin enough. >_____<


    Thanx guys. ;) 
     
  6. tobuttica

    tobuttica Well-Known Member

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    Why bother commenting then? Why don't you leave your opinion to yourself.

    Looks badass man, although a little strange with the actual Drift head. I think you should make up a Prime style drift head.
     
  7. wasp819

    wasp819 L-I-V-I-N

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    Very nice,
    Because of this and the tfcc s.g drift I now think drift should be red,
    Hope he gets a respray in the idw comics
     
  8. Taiki

    Taiki Well-Known Member

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    Was thinking about it... We'll see? As it is, Drift's head already has an aesthetic that sorta fits Prime a little...
    Will think about it a bit. See if I can come up with something...

    I'm ok with either color scheme, but yep, he looks nice and aggressive in red. Heh. We'll see? XD
     
  9. DJW107PRIME

    DJW107PRIME Autobot Hero TFW2005 Supporter

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    Well done.
     
  10. cheetor71

    cheetor71 Autobot

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    I like it. They both look really cool.
     
  11. Fisitronus

    Fisitronus Wrecker

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    Love the design and concept! beautiful figure!
     
  12. deliciouspeter

    deliciouspeter Back in Black TFW2005 Supporter

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    Love it. It absolutely works.
     
  13. prime326

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    I'm digging it.
     
  14. Prime Evil

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    Impressive! I think the colors really work well with this design. Very clever with the guns too.
     
  15. Carpool

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    I dont like "Drift" hes a forced bullshit character. This custom is far from bullshit though as this actually makes me want to like the "Character". The colors are solid and they look good. Alt mode looks good too. Haters will hate and youre gonna have one on every page of every custom. I remember a whole few pages hating on Encline for his Rolling Prime custom. That shit spilled over into Youtube. Anyhows. I think it looks awesome and ya know what ultimately my opinion doesnt mean anything either. You happy with it?
     
  16. Saberfrost01

    Saberfrost01 元ロボ ダイユーシャ

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    I prefer this over your Standard PRIME Drift
     
  17. Rexidus

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    Other than being grumpy that SG Drift stole my color scheme this looks damn good to me. I had considered trying to turn the swivel into a ball joint. You say it works well?

    Love the guns man. Brilliant idea.

    The paint job looks really slick too. How's the rubbing treating you? I don't see anything on my trouble spots.
     
  18. slackerforhire

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    Looks great! I'm still surprised at how nicely Drift's head transitions from Classics to Prime. I wish I would have picked up a couple of extra Drifts back when they were everywhere, because I'd love to take a crack at both regular and SG Drift.

    Great job!
     
  19. Kylehudson14

    Kylehudson14 On when I'm on

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    AHH YEAH!!! That looks really cool! :thumb 
     
  20. Taiki

    Taiki Well-Known Member

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    Thanx lots guys. XD
     

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