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 MPM-5, take MPM-3 down a peg or 2.

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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

    thyvipera 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

    WheeljackRules Well-Known Member

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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 Broken. 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

    payton34 Well-Known Member

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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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