Minor/Repaint: Universe Sixshot: My take

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  1. spoonman

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    So I know I'll probably catch a lot of flack for not making him a multi-changer but I just wanted a simplified version of him. When I had him as a kid I mostly just played with him as a jet. Pretty much the only alt mode that wasn't, lets say, abstract. And since he has a total of 6 blasters attached to him, I justify calling him SIXSHOT!
    Not my most ambitious project but this was requested by someone and I don't really have the time for any extra side projects. It only took me a day to do tho.
    I wish I had a second Jetfire to use cuz it woulda saved me so much work painting white but all I had was Treadbolt. I used a Magnus head and puttied a ball joint into it. I took 2 Treadbolt guns and cut the side pegs off of them and glued them together permanently. I also added a pair of small wings made from styrene to add to the bot mode and to differentiate the jet a little bit. I also took the fronts off of another set of Treadbolt missile launchers and fastened them to his shoulders.
    The turquoise I wanted to tone down a bit. Since this is an updated version and the original was made in the late 80's early 90' loud cross colors motiff, I muted it a bit. But I did wash him afterwards with the true turquoise. Pretty much just a simple repaint.
    Hope you guys enjoy, and remember, this is just an updated and simplified version. We probably wouldn't get much more than if Hasbro did it.
     

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  2. tobuttica

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    Good idea. I think it works along the lines of Cybertron Menasor. He's not a combiner and I think this Sixshot looks better than that. Paint looks crisp and nice in those colors. The only thing I can pick at is the Prime/Magnus head. I wouldn't mind seeing a classics sculpt of sixshots head.
     
  3. process

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    Multi changer-shmanger, I think it's very unique. Even with the obvious Jetfire body and Prime head, it's pretty unmistakable who that's supposed to be. Great job.
     
  4. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    VERY nice! Yeah, I don't care that he's not a six changer (?). He looks great!
     
  5. TCracker

    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

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    The headsculpt - MOST EXCELLENT! :bay 
     
  6. fateastray

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    And the guns justify the name. I'm sure Sixshot himself thought "What am I gonna do with this wolf-mode? Play fetch? Chase Ravage around?"

    I think he's worthy to donate to the Fateastray Fund For Fateastray.
     
  7. GAUGE

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    Sixshot and the Decepticons clones must be related because they have a very similar color scheme. :D 
     
  8. blastpak

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    He still looks bad ass as evarr!
     
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    wow
    i love this bash so much
    as sixshot is one of my all favorite bots ever !!!
    u made him look classic style ,and u made him rock .
    the magnus/prime head fits so good to sixshot,by far one of the best works !
     
  10. mampy

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    This mold works pretty well for Sixshot. Great work :thumb 
     
  11. shinobi77

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    I love it, might have to steal it. I would never have thought of this.
    and I think your right, the guns justify the means. Well done.
     
  12. SonOfNemesis

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    Cool man! I like the additions; wings, added guns, and magnus head. Very cool man and nice job with it!
     
  13. destrongerlupus

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    He DOES look like Sixshot, even if is only "DoubleShot" (Decepticon Barrista?)

    Great job!
     
  14. spoonman

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    Thanks dude. I was thinking about sculpting a new head but since I just wanted to get this done I thought the Magnus head, with red eyes, was close enough to get the character across.

    Thanks guy! much appreciated!

    Neither do I haha. Thanks!

    Can't really take any credit for sculpting but the idea of using that head was mine. Most incarnations of 6SHOT's head are usually similar to Prime. Especially his Spotlight story. But thank you, sir!

    That's exactly what I thought. His armored car and tank modes left you with "did you transform him right?" and I've never had much use for beast modes on present day earth (Dinobots excluded). Fetch! That's great.
    Is the Fateastray Fund a non-profit thing or just someones collection? Hmmmm?

    I actually had my clones out while I was taking pics but ended up not throwing them in. They're very similar. I even toyed with having them as his minions utilizing or representing his unused alt modes. Especially Pounce!

    Thanks mate! I am inclined to agree!

    Thank you! Keeping the aesthetic of the bot mode intact was my main goal. I am guessing I achieved my goal. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    (takes a slight bow.........no smiley for that)

    Yeah man, go for it! And yes! Six guns=Six shots hence Sixshot. I figured if I could get that across as well as the look of the bot people would accept it. Thanks!

    Thank you very much! Those wings were a last minute addition. They were actually drying in the photos!

    You better say "Venti sweetened iced coffee with room for cream" and not "a medium regular" with this guy behind the counter. Oh no sir! Thanks Eric! But where'd ya get double from? Hes got six of those big bastids! (well, his hand guns have two barrels each, but a D/B shotgun has 2 as well but is still considered one gun) so yeah, Six! :wink: 
     
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    I love it!!!!!!!!!

    I never really used any of the other modes myself so this would be perfect for me.....hint hint....you know.....if he needs a new home or anything lol!!!!!!!!!!!
    I might have to make one myself.
     
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    No Six Modes? who cares , this thing totally rocks!
     
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    Okay Allen, I really like your explanation in the OP, it prevented me from going "NO HAZ OTHER FIVE MODES?!" Your Sixshot is sweet, the colour is perfect, you're totally right, it needed to be toned down. Ninja colours, man. However, that head looks too much like Magnus. I honestly believe you can do a better job, you definitely have skills to do a better noggin. You know how I feel about robot heads! :D  Other than that bump in the road, great stuff man. Keep it going!
     
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    I love it, and would totally buy it, if official.

    Nice work.
     
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    If you cast a head from the original Sixshot, it would be perfect! As lotussouljah said, the head is just slightly to 'Magnusy'. Great work though, really nice paint apps.
     
  20. Lock Cade

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    That's pretty cool!
     

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