Heavy/Scratch: Transformers Masterpiece Scale SOUNDWAVE v2

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  1. Zildjian

    Zildjian Well-Known Member

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    On eBay this evening! This Soundwave started as the over sized knockoff Generation 1 figure and features the following upgrades and modifications:

    - Completely scratch built head based off of Frenzy_Rumble's original Soundwave head
    - Added arm articulation at shoulders to allow major amount of movement
    - Added articulation at elbows that features flexion/extension and rotation
    - Modified waist that telescopes for transformation giving Soundwave an additional 1/2" in height (courtesy of Frenzy_Rumble's help)
    - New custom cast articulated hands that are on ball joints at the wrist
    - Completely rebuilt chest with ability to hold standard G1 cassettes
    - Knees and hips were modified to allow more poseability
    - Pivots added to feet to allow them to sit flush to a surface
    - Custom installed purple LEDs in the chest cavity as well as a red LED in the head that both operate independently with dual switches and single battery supply in the back of the figure.
    - Custom created and applied decals
    - 3D Embossed faction symbol on chest
    - The entire figure has been reinforced to add weight and stability

    Additional pictures can be seen at my facebook page and/or my new flickr account:

    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.160868013999881.42260.122209391199077&saved#!/pages/Customs-By-Z/122209391199077?sk=wall

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  2. Stormbringer85

    Stormbringer85 Well-Known Member

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    Very nice piece, my only critique is that the sentinel hands don't really fit this figure, it would have been better to cast seeker hands for a more cartoon and aesthetically pleasing look, otherwise fantastic job. :) 
     
  3. Zildjian

    Zildjian Well-Known Member

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    I tried them! They were actually a bit too small. Good thing is these are on ball joints so they can be swaped.
     
  4. Gatchaman

    Gatchaman Well-Known Member

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    to quote the original animated movie, Soundwave Superior! Awesome work Z!!
     
  5. Alloy Alchemist

    Alloy Alchemist Decepticon sympathizer

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    this came out AWESOME! soundwave is my FAVORITE 'con and you did a GREAT job!
     
  6. Stormbringer85

    Stormbringer85 Well-Known Member

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    interesting, the comparison pic you have with starscream seems to show the seeker hands would have been ok to use and in scale, still the swapping feature is a welcome addition. good work!
     
  7. Zildjian

    Zildjian Well-Known Member

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    I guess I should have clarified.... they were not long enough IMHO, they looked like short stubby hands. They looked very odd. Plus, they would not hold his weapon.
     
  8. eltonlin98

    eltonlin98 Stop!..IN THE NAME OF LOVE

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    i dare people to call that a KO now! Excellent work!
     
  9. UltraMagnus2008

    UltraMagnus2008 Autobot

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    Wow, he looks great! The hands look good, at first glance they threw me off, but they fit, albeit, maybe a little over detailed compared to the rest of him. Some of that might just be us recognizing its a movie part and immediately balking at the idea. Love the little details, Laserbeak looks cozy in there.
     
  10. thyvipera

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    eye candy. love the pic with the KO SW and G1
     
  11. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    That looks really nice and clean :thumb 
     
  12. WheeljackRules

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    That is absolutely beautiful. I wish I had the skill to make one.
     
  13. Screamingjet

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    Brilliant stuff dude!
     
  14. Shockwave9227

    Shockwave9227 I'm actually 16.

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    That's an epic MP sized Soundwave!
     
  15. compute146

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    amazing work my friend, really feels like the cartoon has come to life, love it!! beautiful custom.
    all the best
    colin
     
  16. Yaujta

    Yaujta De-Headmasterizator TFW2005 Supporter

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    Quite possibly my favorite piece from you. He's stunning!
     
  17. SonOfNemesis

    SonOfNemesis Well-Known Member

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    Very VERY nice!!
     
  18. payton34

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    Very nice work, where do you get the 3D embossed faction symbols, Shapeways?
     
  19. Zildjian

    Zildjian Well-Known Member

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    I wish..... I cut them from styrene!
     
  20. Haloid1177

    Haloid1177 Hey, That's Pretty Good

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    Looks amazing.
     

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