Minor/Repaint: Universe Blaster

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  1. Lintlizard

    Lintlizard Active Member

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    Howdy Radicons! I'm sure I'm not the only one who thought of turning one of the Real Gear Transformers from the Movie line into Blaster, but oddly enough I don't see it around very often. Weird.

    Anyway, this is a repaint I did last year, but I only just now got around to taking some decent pictures of it (the lighting conditions in my backyard are just perfect today, it seems.) It's our old buddy Blaster, updated into an MP3 player with built-in speakers. It's a straight repaint, except for the "ears" on the sides of his head (just two pieces of scrap plastic) and the MP3 readout on his chest; that's just a paper cutout underneath a rectangle of plastic cut out from a card bubble, held in place with some glue.

    So, what do you think?
     

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  2. dyingwill3rd

    dyingwill3rd Life is a fabled mystery

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    Sweet. i also had the same idea, but i wanted 2.0 blaster instead
     
  3. thyvipera

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    sweet, and nice touch with "the touch 4:01"
     
  4. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    if only the original was half as fantastic
     
  5. Detour

    Detour TFWiki.net, use it!

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    I dig it.

    My only gripe is that his "speakers" are just the toy's controllers cut out... Filling them with something holey and speakeresque would've been preferable.
     
  6. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    amost forgot to mention that i love how what you have done makes the head look less crappy aswell. that was the worst head mold i had seen in a long time. The improvement is nice
     
  7. Riltht

    Riltht Full-Time Doomsayer

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    That is just awesome O.O, adding "The Touch" touch made it even better too!
     
  8. QmTablit

    QmTablit Disguise: Check. Robot...

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    That looks like it could easily be made moar geewun. But knowing Real Gears figures, I assume it's not a very tall figure. Any chance we can get a pic or two for comparing size?

    Otherwise, I think it's a fantastic job.
     
  9. Treadshot A1

    Treadshot A1 Or just 'A1' for short...

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    Could the Speaker's from Ptitvite's kit work?

    I like this blaster better than the soundwave repaint. I just don't get what 'the touch' and '4:01' mean.

    And he's about scout size.
     
  10. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Ooooo, very nice.
     
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    I like it! :thumb 
     
  12. Lintlizard

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    "The Touch" is the title of a Stan Bush song, one of the more iconic tunes from the 1987 animated movie (I might have the year wrong). According to my computer, the song is 4 minutes and 1 second long. :) 

    And yes, I keep meaning to fill in those speaker holes, but I always forget >_< You'll also notice that one of the holes is rather uneven; this was done before I got a dremel, and I had to use a metal file to widen the existing hole in his leg.

    Also, WOW. I did NOT expect this many responses already. Thanks guys :D  I added a size comparison pic with Bumblebee to the first post.
     
  13. KowBot

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    What real gear did you use? Thanks.
     
  14. bellyboy

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    love it !!

    the speakers can have a better touch with using the round inner part of the speaker as the main magnet of the speaker ,gluing a paper or cardboard "membrane" and the u can always add some metal speaker grill from those "small radios"
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    or it can be made with any plastic lid drilled .

    :) 
     
  15. Shinobitron

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    That works soooo well, great job man!
     
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    Nice work!
     
  17. Methusalen

    Methusalen Not good enough for G1!

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    He looks great, besides the open speakers. As others have said, this was a pretty straight forward idea. The screen looks great, and as someone else said, you made his head actually look appealing...

    I've been waiting to do something similar for a while with mine. I've got my Powerup VT6 stripped of his paint, waiting for the day that the "Boombox" project (from a while back) finally gets off the ground.
     

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