Minor/Repaint: Thunderwing from TLK Voyager Megatron (WIP)

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  1. saucesmithco

    saucesmithco Well-Known Member

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    [EDIT: Final images now added below!]

    Hi all, I've now progressed from the original concept art (Thread posted here Thunderwing from TLK Voyager Megatron (WIP)) to the customisation stage.

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    In contrast to the excellent Leader-class version by Cheetimus, this version is designed to closer represent the G1 Thunderwing (in both his toy and Marvel comic portrayals). I still need to add further coats of paint/more paint apps to pull out small details and - most importantly - the lavender paint.

    In my original concept, I was going to paint the front part of his 'skirt' lavender, but actually painting the boxier side skirts would more accurately represent the toy (see below: it's pretty spot on)!

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    I'll update the post once I've made more progress, but any feedback in the meantime is welcome!

    [EDIT: In-progress photo of the alt mode, including lavender/lilac paint apps added.)

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    [EDIT: Custom complete!]

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    And finally... SURPRISE! This custom was actually made from the OS KO version of the Voyager figure (often listed as Rendsora). Whilst a Leader-class figure would have been perfect, there is precedent for him being even bigger in the comics (sometimes).

    Thanks for viewing!

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  2. _Flashback_

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    Looks pretty damn menacing and solid as-is!
     
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  3. cirrusstratus1

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    Very nice. I'm still hoping HasTak releases an official Thunderwing in this mold.
     
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    Damn, that's nice.
     
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  5. Lady Slipstream

    Lady Slipstream Probably a JoJo reference

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    Sexy.

    Also, the design fits the "Techno-Organic" nature that the Pretender Shells have.
     
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  6. Botch421

    Botch421 Cries and screams are music to my ears

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    I thought Cheetimus bought all these up...... looks good
     
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  7. Agamus

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    Honestly I'm liking this more than Cheetimus' take.

    If you can manage it, give him some eyeliner!
     
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    cirrusstratus1 ROGUE AUTOBOT LEADER

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    I agree. The next TF movie, after the Bumblebee one, should feature Thunderwing and all the other Pretenders.
     
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  9. primalxconvoy

    primalxconvoy グーグル 翻訳は素晴らしいです!

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    this is awesome! glad you went through with it! seeing these tlk megs-into-thunderwing customs makes me excited even more to finish my own
     
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    Definitely! The more organic look of the movie figures really suits Pretenders. *Wonders about potential Bludgeon customs...*

    Haha, I think that was more stylised shadows, but I like it! It would bring out the white eyes if I can pull it off!

    Yesss, look forward to seeing it! Thunderwing was one of my favourites, so I'm always happy to see more customs of the character!
     
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    Looks awesome. Kinda reminds me of pretender starscream too.
     
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  13. saucesmithco

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    Ah yeah! Funnily enough, an image search turned up a custom of the Generations Black Shadow figure by Cheetimus.
     
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    Awesome!
    I look fwd to some detailing, especially on the arms to break up the full gray.

    Can you show an alt mode pic?
     
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    Will post pics of the alt mode once I've painted it up further! I prioritised robot mode as that's how he's usually seen.
     
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    Will you give him green arms or just leave them gray like the G1 toy?
     
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    Makes sense. Especially in the G1 comics.
     
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    The toy already has a dark blue-grey colour as a base, so I'll probably leave it at that but I may try and break it up a bit? Sometimes Thunderwing had darker/Black shoulder pads, so maybe that will be enough?
     
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    Looks awesome!
     
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    "Oh look @saucesmithco started that thunderwing custom he was talking about I should see how it-"
    *sees first pic*
    "I swear I had pants on before I saw this!"
     
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