Minor/Repaint: Universe/Classics Swindle

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  1. Jarrod

    Jarrod Semi-retired Builder

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    Latest of a handful of commision peices, Swindle is a repaint and minor mod of Classics Hound.

    Swindle's head is Hound's, with some parts cut and new parts added with styrene. The gun was once a Gundam bazooka, chopped up, and with some styrene tubing added for the thinner parts of the barrel. The front bumper has also been removed.

    Paints are pretty much straight out of the bottle. The main color is Tamiya Yellow Green, the black is Testor's Semi-gloss Black, and the purple is Testor's Grape Pearl over silver. The gloss purlple looks great with the flat yellow and black!

    That's about it really...pretty simple repaint, but the contrast between him and Hound is striking.

    The last pic is a close-up of the Hound's scratchbuilt, G1 style gun.

    Thanks for looking
     

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  2. simplygriff

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    This is really nice! :thumb 

    What did you build Hound's gun out of?
    -G
     
  3. Maximus_Prime

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    that is sharp! The paint looks great and the head just finishes it off. Very awesome piece for sure.
     
  4. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    Well first off this is badass work here on Swindle, he's got the G1 vibe to him and Hound's gun..also very awesome. So good job, Jarrod.
     
  5. deliciouspeter

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    Nice job!
     
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    that flipping rocks on so manny levels
     
  7. chris-morada

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    I love the colors, especially the purple!
     
  8. Dormamu

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    Need. Hound's. Gun.

    Now.

    Awesome job, perfect paint app! Any plans on taking Ravage and making a Steeljaw, so that Swindle can get Ravage and Hound can get SJ?
     
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    ORIO Plant-Based Bot Super Mod News Staff

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    I hope that when they decide to give Hound a repaint, whatever they do, Looks HALF as good as this!

    Top notch!
     
  10. plowking

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

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    Beautiful work Jarrod....you've yet to disappoint sir :thumb 
     
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    If I could get that head to work on the animated Swindle body it'd be a great rendition of the g1 character. I already figured out how to use Ironhide's hands on the mold.
     
  12. jametron

    jametron Release the Kraken!!!!!!!

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    Wow, that's beautiful... especially the metallic purple and the head!
     
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    Damn thats awesome
     
  14. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    He looks really good. The same mold looks completely different.
     
  15. TonyzCustomz

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    Darn just got commissioned for this and though I'd be the first. Oh well. lol

    Looks Great man, one thing I dont like though is the bumper, you just chopped it off. i am leaving it but cutting the parts that stick up off and smoothing it out to be like a regular bumper. Other than that aces bro.
     
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    looking good...
     
  17. REDLINE

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    sweet. I love your paints bro. Glad to know mine'll be different, physically speaking, too. ;) 
     
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    That's beautiful! It may be my monitor, but Swindle's main color is a tad too green, it's lacking the mustardy yellow content of Swindle. Again it may be my monitor, we're talkin' old CRT technology here !LOL! But the application is awesome, and the guns rule!:drool: 
     
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    That rocks. I didn't think Hound would look good as Swindle, but it definitely works for him!
     
  20. Jarrod

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    Various rod, sheet, and strip styrene.


    Well...it was more like I was reassembling it after painting and realized it looked more like Swindle's G1 toy without. So I just covered the hole and painted over it:)  Had it been a more thoughtout, planned mod, I probably would have given it some kind of bumper.



    It does look a little too green in the pics....its definitely more yellow in person. In fact, its fairly close to Animated Swindle's color, just a little lighter and more yellow. However my intent was never to match the original toy color exactly, it was more like "Ooh, this looks like a good color for Swindle" when I say the bottle on the shelf:) 

    And thanks for the compliments everyone.
     

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