Minor/Repaint: Transformers Autobot Whirl

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  1. big hank

    big hank Resident Slacker-Basher

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    Hey gang, here's a fun little custom using my favorite HA Scout: Whirl!

    Whirl was begging to be made more G1, so I went to town.

    Whirl sports an LED eye, fitted into a new head.

    I ditched the HA cockpit and gave him a more properly scaled cockpit as well as G1 inspired claw hands (which serve as a tail fin in altmode).

    Added the rocket pod and machine gun from Darkmount to serve as the nose cannon and leg mounted Paralyzo box.

    I prefer the two rotor look and you can use the extra blades as....well, blades! Dual wielding FTW!

    You can easily swap between two or four rotor configurations.

    Finished in enamels and acrylics from Testors Model Masters line, sealed in Future floor polish.

    Went for a blocky, solid looking paint scheme to better represent G1 and to fit in with the Classics line. Very subtle highlighting on the edges were done to add some visual interest though. Couple of retro style Autobot logos finish him up nicely.

    Enjoy!:cool: 

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  2. G60Force

    G60Force World Smallest Mini-Con

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    to bad he is so small.. this one deserves even a voyager!!!

    good work mate!
     
  3. knoted

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    I think this is friggin' brilliant. Great work ! :thumbs2: 
     
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    looks awesome. but i agree with g60 with the scaling.
     
  5. MATTICUS PRIME

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    Very nice! Wedging a LED in that head must have been a b!+(h !
     
  6. deliciouspeter

    deliciouspeter Back in Black TFW2005 Supporter

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    Dammit! You made it look awesome. Is that the Cybertron Scrapmetal cockpit?
     
  7. SG Roadbuster

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    wonderfully done, any plans for more wreckers? I'd love to see someone take a whack at a proper Rack-N-Ruin.
     
  8. big hank

    big hank Resident Slacker-Basher

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    Yeah, Skyhammer is awesome, but this Whirl has so many things right for a G1 Whirl:

    • skis for feet
    • rotors on his back
    • cockpit for a chest (even before my new cockpit)

    We must work with what we have, right! He's actually almost Deluxe size, so I can live with it! Thanks guys!

    Thankyou very much!

    Actually it was one of the easier wire ups I've done lately!

    Bingo! Here's the whole recipe:

    • HA Scout Whirl
    • Cybertron Scrapmetal's cockpit
    • RID Grimlock's claws (2 x Grimlock were used as his claws aren't identical)
    • IronMan 3 3/4" Armored Assault Drone head
    • Nose cannon and rocket pod are from Darkmount

    Now THAT is a very cool idea! I just might try that! Very cool characters, the conjoined twins of Cybertron! LOL

    I appreciate all the comments folks, many thanks!:thumbs2: 
     
  9. big hank

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  10. Alloy Alchemist

    Alloy Alchemist Decepticon sympathizer

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    a little small for whirl but perfect otherwise!
     

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