Minor/Repaint: TF Prime Thunderwing Pretender (transformable!)

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  1. jame5y

    jame5y Till All Are One..In the UK Thread

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    Hi guys!

    The other day when I was perusing the Prime Soundwave, I just so happened to be reading Matrix Quest, then it struck me how Soundwave could make a real neat thunderwing!

    I'm in a rush so i'll be quick!

    Large pretender - Prime Soundwave

    Small Thunderwing - Cyberverse commander Starscream

    Paints: Tamiya (the blue is darker than in the photos, damn light!) and it has a tamiya pearl white over it, so the bot shimmers!!

    Let me know what you think :) 

    jamesy
     

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  2. jame5y

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    together
     

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    looks nice great job bro!!
     
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    Works for me!
    Thunderwing is one of my favorite all time transformers, and you made him sweet here mate.
     
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    I like it. Funny how little scream wraps around sound wave in jet mode but it looks good
     
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    I like it a lot, very nice idea and execution. I really like the combination in vehicle modes.
     
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    jame5y Till All Are One..In the UK Thread

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    cheers guys - i'll put better pics up when i'm not at my other half's - she has no good camera!
     
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    dude nice idea! I love how this prime stuff is so versitile!
     
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    that's one cool idea. never would've even thought this as a possibility

    my only criticism would be the eyes. they don't look naturally part of the figure at all. maybe some kind of gradient color scheme over the entire face piece or make them larger and more centered towards the middle instead of so far back.
     
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    nice idea liking this
     
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    I like this alot. The colors used are very smart. :thumb 
     
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    Thanks guys!

    I know what you mean about the eyes,
    They look fine in real life but the photos make it look strange. I ummmmed about the colour and eyes so much, I think I'll rework the eyes :) 

    The pearlescent paint though really makes the figures pop, and i think this is going to stay on my desk for a while :) 

    No doubt someone can do this like 100% better than I can, i just hope it inspires :) 
     
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    Very well done sire
     
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    If someone can do this better, then I want to meet them because I can't imagine it. By how it looks, it should be on a toy aisle somewhere.
     
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    Holy fuck awesome :thumb 
     
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    Question: Did you have to do much modding or do they just somehow fit together?
     
  19. jame5y

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    Nope, no modding - starscream just wraps around the back and holds in place tightly, when I get home I'll get the photos off my iPhone which show the pre-painted combination - I did that because after half an hour of faffing about to make it work I was definitely going to forget haha!

    Starscreams hip joints are way loose out of the box and I think it really helped that I gave it a coat of the white pearl Tamiya as a finish because the joints tighted up a treat!

    Also, starscream's head when transforming WILL RUB! I found out the hard way, then repainted. And put a small coating of superglue on the rub spots on the head, i left it a while before gently transforming, and hazah! Totally worked! Gave a lot of condition to it and could be pushed in and out with 99% no rubbing!

    Even in the jet mode, the two figures hold real tight, I really enjoyed doing this one!

    So.....which next? Classics piranacon from voyager seaspray? Or classics scorpinok.....?
     
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    Now i'm back for a little while, here is the pre-painted method of affixing starscream to the back of soundwave.

    It took me a long time to work it out but it works a treat and absolutely doesn't budge.

    Going to fix the eyes in a bit, then i'm looking at what to do next:

    Voyager Seapray > Piranacon (non-combiner)

    or

    Scorponok, which will be a big undertaking with lots of scratchbuilding, but i'm sort of wanting to push forward in my experience.

    i'm just asking your opinion guys :) 
     

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