Heavy/Scratch: There is no SPOON!! :) Rip-Off Classics BB

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  1. G60Force

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    TBG: Rip-Off Classics BB

    Yeah TBG you made me do this!!!!! :p 
    Ur EPIC Classics Bee let me start today 1or2hr on my own,
    I had them lying around for ages but was just aiming for the easy reshell
    without a true G1 transformation, but with the inspiration of yours...

    Well I guess the rest of the story is obvious :p 

    I it works out only 10-25% as cool as his, then I'm satisfied :D 
    (actually I love the standaard C.Bee already, but this is just to cool not to!)

    C&C welcome... enjoy & thnx for watching!!

    UPDATE1:
    Well first of all I got confused.. I'm working on a SPOONS MP BB..
    and thus confused it with the awesome work of Turboedguy :p 
    MAN... this plastic thing was actually a very thick Dutch Police Car..
    I have no idea which brand it is :( ....
    But I can tell you this!!! THE THICKNESS IS INSANE!!!!
    It took me 3 friggin' hours for that small piece out of the hood :D 
    So I do tell you this, my first reshell was also a Volkswagen...
    One I officially owned as en semi-streetracer the Corrado G60 Stage7
    but that kit was very thin and easy to cut, this is gonna be a major pain :p 

    UPDATE2:
    Well I'm getting somewhere and for a second time I think it's going pretty well :p 

    UPDATE3:
    So guess I'm almost done, didn't do the door mod, this one otherwise felt little naked on the arms, since it's a thicker shell used then others have!

    UPDATE4:
    So only some shaving here an there, maybe add some posable gundams and wer're of :)  just for fun I tried to replicated the thing which I have on my chainBB Have to look for a fitting weapon and maybe some other goodies.. dunno!

    UPDATE5:
    Well it took a while to smooth out some holes and I actually was busy playing ME3 and also talking a lot with my (ex)gf who recently broke up with me (and I found out that here parent had something to do with it) Well anyways it's now drying and will be painting when I wake up and will be cured the day after to receive the Autobot insignia
     

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  2. Drekar

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    This should be good, you always pull off great customs man, lookin forward to seein it
     
  3. turboedguy

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  4. G60Force

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    Thnx man!!

    OOOOOWWWWWWWWWW DUUUDDEEEEI'm so sorry....
    now I know where I F*cked up.... it's your awesome work who made me start

    O I feel so dumb... even though I also have MP BB in the works, which obviously IS inspired by SPOONS

    ...
    shit any idea how I can fix this... remove the whole topic, let it die..
    and make a new one when I have more to show?
    Or can a mod somehow change the title???
     
  5. turboedguy

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    Lol, no worries brother! If it bothers you, you could request a title change in the tech support thread, or PM SQ7 and ask him to change it.

    But its all good, this will be a cool project.
     
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  6. ambitron

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    What Beetle model kit is that?

    (I agree on turboedguy's reshell; I tried my hand at one of these before - Classics Bumblebee - (Yet Another) VW Beetle Reshell - and turboedguy's knocks my effort out of the water. After seeing his, I'm now thinking of trying another one more like turboedguy's, too.)
     
  7. jimimus prime

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    This has always been something Ive wanted to do with my RTS BB but dont have the balls to try a reshell yet lol. maybe someday?
     
  8. TigerBlade

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    I am doing exactly the same reshell at the mo after seeing Turboedguys awesome BB! About half way thru at the mo....need to get some spray paint in the morning to continue tho.
     
  9. G60Force

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    Thnx man.. I kinda knew you would forgive me heheh :p 

    Yeah he will have the competition way behind, I'll end up with gaps ;) 

    Grow some balls man :D  hahahah J/K yep agree!!

    Awesome.... would you care to start a WIP, I'm dead curious :)  thnx!

    UPDATE1:
    Well first of all I got confused.. I'm working on a SPOONS MP BB..
    and thus confused it with the awesome work of Turboedguy :p 
    MAN... this plastic thing was actually a very thick Dutch Police Car..
    I have no idea which brand it is :( ....
    But I can tell you this!!! THE THICKNESS IS INSANE!!!!
    It took me 3 friggin' hours for that small piece out of the hood :D 
    So I do tell you this, my first reshell was also a Volkswagen...
    One I officially owned as en semi-streetracer the Corrado G60 Stage7
    but that kit was very thin and easy to cut, this is gonna be a major pain :p 
     
  10. spoonman

    spoonman Kitbasher extrordinaire!

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    There IS a Spoon......I seen his ass in the mirror just today! This is coming out really clean so far dude.
     
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    It's pretty much identical to yours man as it's more or less a direct copy of Turboedguys. I'm going for the brighter yellow tho and not the sandy colour. First layer of paint is on, should be ready to start attaching parts to the robot body tomorrow. So far it's been straightforward as I'm using an Airfix kit which has kicked up no issues in cutting....I'm just hoping it keeps going smoothly!

    Are you scratch building the hinges for the doors/hood or using other parts? Was looking as my junker MP Skywarp wing flap hinges and thinking they should do the job just nicely :D 
     
  12. G60Force

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    A so the spoon has an ass... or is he one :D  hahahah J/K man!!

    Thanx that's good news ;) 

    OK, but till I wouldn't mind if ya did :p 
    well I do finally have some styrene tubing, but think the ones I have and a to thick, but I've use lego's for lot's og things before so I wouldn't be surprised if they all came from there (or obviously some junker TF)



    UPDATE2:
    Well I'm getting somewhere and for a second time I think it's going pretty well :p 
     
  13. turboedguy

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    Looks great! But wow that's a big body. Is it 1/32? The one I used is actually narrower than the original BB body. It looks like that one is a bit wider, which might help with fitment, but might hamper the shoulder movement a little. Have you placed the roof section over the torso in bot mode yet?
     
  14. G60Force

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    Yeah Its indeed a bit wider... and No I have fitted any thing, draw'ed anything or though of anything for that matter :p  I always try to overcome obstacles a I go and when all shit fail... who know's I already had fun! But thnx for the heads-up, guess I'll see tomorrow, I might be gone the next couple of days so don't worrie about me if there are no update :p  I'm gonna try and drive 500km and do my utmost best to reconquer my ex-GF's hart (and that's real though for my with my physical problems, I'm not sure if I'll be able to make it... If I die, well it was fun knowing you guys... really have the feeling getting more appreciation and love from you then for all the so called friend that left my rotting... CHEERS!!)
     
  15. turboedguy

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    Being a bit bigger might be advantageous in certain aspects, worst case, the arms will need to be spread a little to hit certain poses. No big deal.

    About the rest, stay positive bud, and good luck with everything.
     
  16. Wikkid

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    I'm a sucker for re-shells. I'll continue to look in on this one. I love the uniqueness of the shell you have there. Has alot of the chibi proportions of the original toy.
     
  17. G60Force

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    Yeah you're right about the arms, but also like you said no biggie :D 

    THNX for the positive vibes... I have been to Germany and back 1100km total,
    I'm extremely proud of myself... found out that she had plans last summer..
    for asking me to marry her !!! how awesome is that, now the bad news..is her parent think I'm not good enough for her, so her mother said if you stay with him you won't get any money, which mean she has to quit school :( 
    I'm still wokring on this issue I think I have figured it out, but it's going be a shot in the dark and won't happen until another 4months cuz then she have finished the abroad study part!... enough with the offtopic blah blah :locked2: 

    Thanx man... I'm abig fan of your work, so that really feel like a compliment!!

    UPDATE3:
    So guess I'm almost done, didn't do the door mod, this one otherwise felt little naked on the arms, since it's a thicker shell used then others have!
     
  18. MROptimusPrime

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    Okay I will pay for a new generation beetle re-shell painted GOLD with the growing pains kit.
     
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    Looks like a perfect fit in the hoodie. Sweet.
     
  20. jimimus prime

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    ok, my balls have dropped and im ordering a 1/32 vw bug kit.
     

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