Heavy/Scratch: true classics soundwave

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  1. chansformers

    chansformers butcher of the bots

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    by "true" i mean no mp3,no titanium diaperwave,no giant stealthbomber on stilts,etc.
    i followed the same route as i took with classics blaster,only this time way more styrene.
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    classics 2pac deluxe prime.
    weapons and head from a wfc soundwave.
    k/o g1 megatron gun with the handle shaved down to fit the standard 3/16" fist holes.
    styrene,drawn on with a panel liner pen,then cut with either a big olfa blade or side cutters,then sanded smooth.

    i tried to take a few decent pics of the actual work in progress stages to show exactly how this was done step by step.these will be in post 2.

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    comparison shots with blaster
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    and with 2pac prime
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  2. chansformers

    chansformers butcher of the bots

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    start off by dissassembling wfc soundwaves upper torso to gain a head.
    on the under side of it,cut out a slot from the mid point on the bottom to the back of his head.when you remove the screw that holds 2pac primes head,you're left with a neck post.
    this post is the thickness of the slot you want to cut.if done right,it fits damn near perfectly.
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    this is what the now headless 2pac primes body looks like.
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    using a set of jewellers side cutters,big olfa blade,etc,this is how much plastic you end up removing and what he looks like when you strip him down.
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    after running the truck front end on a industrial belt sander,his upper front chest was now a squared structure,ready for styrene.
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    because of the weight that's added with the styrene and putty work up top,i added more weight to his legs by filling them with screws,setting them in place with super glue,then coating them in hot glue.now it's like picking up a mini version of mp prime with the diecast legs.
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  3. chansformers

    chansformers butcher of the bots

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    this is basically all you need to bring him to the next step before paint.
    (not pictured is the loctite fuzor glue)
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    nothing really left to explain,just draw,cut,sand,fit,glue,sand,repeat.
    no measuring tape or ruler used,all eye balled and hand cut.
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  4. SG hailstorm

    SG hailstorm JaAm aficionado

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    Shear..frickin..genius
     
  5. lhandlott

    lhandlott Well-Known Member

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    I get the TRUE part and I agree , you nailed it, great work .
     
  6. Quantum25

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    Amazing, simply amazing.
     
  7. bennydeckersac

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    Had you not said AND shown pics I wouldn't have had any idea how you pulled this off. VERY impressive!
     
  8. Kilowog

    Kilowog ORA ORA ORA

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    Beautiful end result
     
  9. spoonman

    spoonman Kitbasher extrordinaire!

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    When I came to the pic of all the styrene added, it put a big smile on my face. This came out absolutely beautiful man!
     
  10. hXcpunk23

    hXcpunk23 The Chaos Bringer

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    Same here! I love seeing great styrene skills & the awesome results. Excellent work!
     
  11. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    chansformers rocks.

    Also, this custom is cool too :) 
     
  12. vidmouse

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    Thank you for the how-to pics! Awesome work
     
  13. Joey_Santana

    Joey_Santana Shockwave fanboy

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    Amazing custom bro and thanks for the pics tutorial!
     
  14. Carpool

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    Why....why why why why cant a company just do THIS...not sonicron...not diaperwave...THIS for the LOVE OF GAWD! Seriously. If a guy with a box cutter and some cheap ass plastic can take a piece of crap mold like that and turn it into a legend...TWICE! What the EFF is wrong with these companies?
     
  15. bellyboy

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    i'm so going to try this

    thanks for sharing the inner works :) 

    this is a true classipiece :) 
     
  16. Pimp My Toy

    Pimp My Toy AKA Jimster

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    Great stuff and top tutorial/how-to. You make it look so easy :D 
     
  17. Irish Carnage

    Irish Carnage Instrument of Destruction

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    that soundwave is utterly fantastic. This needs to be put in the tutorials section its that good.
     
  18. cheetor71

    cheetor71 Autobot

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    Holy crap. That is a great classics Soundwave. Excellent job.
     
  19. Stormbringer85

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    Absolutely Incredible!!! definitely a true classics Soundwave!
     
  20. SonOfNemesis

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    Wow, I really like this!!
     

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