Minor/Repaint: TFA Slipstream and Ramjet

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  1. GizmoTracer

    GizmoTracer Well-Known Member

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    Well, I'm back, with something old and something new!

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    Slipstream was actually the very first Transformers custom I ever did, but I never got around to showing her off here. I made her before I started doing these 'posters', too so I figured she was due for a little attention. I adjusted her chin with an emery board. It took a while, but I've always been quite pleased with the results.

    A lot of versions of this character take pains to make the mold more 'feminine'. Frankly, she's already got a tapered waist and 'heels', and attempts to take in the biceps always look a bit goofy to me. In this case I'm more than happy to leave well enough alone.

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    This one's all new! I used Sunstorm as the base for Ramjet, because they both have a red cockpit window. Genius, right? Well, here's the thing: Sunstorm is cast largely in bright, creamcicle orange. Ramjet is mostly white. This, folks, is what's known as not thinking ahead.

    What a pain... Having used the regular Starscream, with his nice, neutral blue-grey previously, I didn't realize just how much of his gears and insides are visible when he's assembled. I had to paint everything, and those colours are not forgiving with mistakes. There are a couple of orange spots I didn't catch until after taking these pictures, but by that point I was annoyed enough with this guy that I didn't bother with another photo shoot. Still, over all I'm pleased with him, in retrospect.

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    Haha, clones, amirite? Also, men, I guess.
     

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    fateastray AnakRepublikMalukuSelatan

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    For Slipstream to look more girly, you should definitely slim her down.
     
  3. Nachtsider

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    Not bad at all. But I still think the guy who customized Universe Cyclonus into Slipstream did it the best.
     
  4. Gilgamesh

    Gilgamesh Mostly Harmless

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    If you ever make Ramjet's Helmet I will officially love you.
     
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    They look awesome! :thumb 
     
  6. misternewuzer

    misternewuzer Predacon Secret Police

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    this will be PERFECT if you give Ramjet a conehead.

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  7. GAUGE

    GAUGE In Art, Nothing Is Impossible.

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    Slipstream's head looks great. she's a bit on the bulky side though.

    Ramjet looks perfect :thumb 
     
  8. mugen_prime

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    These look great! But I also agree slipstream needs to be slimmed down a bit. Maybe some slimmer arms would help. Wouldn't affect transformation too much and would help give a somewhat more feminine appearance.
     
  9. GizmoTracer

    GizmoTracer Well-Known Member

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    'Cause this is a conversation I never get tired off...

    As I said in the first post, I've seen a lot of attempts at this, and I personally felt they were all inferior to simply leaving well enough alone. You can't do much to her forearms, what with all the gears and stuff inside, and if you only slim down her upper arms (which aren't in particularly humanoid proportions in the first place, regardless of gender), you get something that looks ridiculous. Unless you count Popeye as having a particularly feminine silhouette, it's kinda counterproductive.

    As for Ramjet's cone head, I don't have any plans to make one, simply because I thought it looked kinda goofy. I get that there's a nostalgia factor at work, but it just didn't do it for me.

    Regardless, group shots!

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  10. SonOfNemesis

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    Nice job man! They look great. Ramjet needs a cone head though like prime needs a matrix. It seals the deal. But great paint apps anyway!
     
  11. landbasered

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    I was trying to figure out who was missing in the group picture and then it dawned on me.

    Thundercracker's a voyager mold though, so its not coming out in generations.

    Not sure whats going on there now...

    Other than that, GREAT JOB!
     
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    i agree, the new helmets they got in the show WERE TERRIBLE....but lately the fandom has fallen in love with plenty of terrible looking items (aka rotf scattershot) and yea, you did best leaving her as is

    good job
     
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    Great job on Ramjet and SLipstream.

    Man, I wish we had them more in Season 3 and at least a Ramjet toy.
     
  14. rohrerprime25

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    awesome stuff just love it really good customs
     
  15. Cax6ton

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    Nice job - and I agree, no helmet necessary. I thought the show's nod to the coneheads wasn't just a nostalgia bit, it was also their way of pointing out how stupid it looked in the original series.
     
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    Awesome. :D 
     
  17. beigoma

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    Always good to see new animated characters. Keep up the great work!
     

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