Minor/Repaint: Various Alternators (my first customs from 04-05)

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  1. Spurt Reynolds

    Spurt Reynolds Puppet Show Justice!!

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    Thought i would take some new pics of my first attempts at kitbashing way back in 2004-5.
    These guys DONT TRANSFORM,my modeling skills were`nt up to scratch back then.
    They were reshelled with 1/24 die cast cars,i used silverstreak for all of these exept Trailbreaker,for wich i used Windcharger..
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    That's okay if they don't transform. They look amazing anyway.
     
  3. Sentinel Pax

    Sentinel Pax Well-Known Member

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    That Bumblebee is really cool!
     
  4. frenzyrumble

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    I saw these some time back on your photobucket stream. these are sweet. the heads are great.
     
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    autobotx23 Banned

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    I'm really diggin that Trailbreaker. Excellent work, man.
     
  6. Spurt Reynolds

    Spurt Reynolds Puppet Show Justice!!

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    :thumb  cheers guys.
    Forgot mention the Lambo`s are meant to be the Stunticons;Breakdown,Dead end & Dragstrip.
     
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    autobotx23 Banned

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    Breakdown looks especially hot. You thinking of redoing them so they TF?
     
  8. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    oh man these are gorgeous man. Shame they don't transform... is it an issue of your cuts not allowing it all to fit together properly in vehicle mode, or is it something you could easily fix if you wanted to?
     
  9. plowking

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

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    I always did like these Spurt...really cool work :thumb 
     
  10. Rod

    Rod No Silly Robot User Name

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    You would make a FORTUNE if you sold copies of those heads
     
  11. big hank

    big hank Resident Slacker-Basher

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    They don't need to transform! They are great reshells, and your awesome paint is the icing on the cake!! :thumbs2: 
     
  12. Spurt Reynolds

    Spurt Reynolds Puppet Show Justice!!

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    Cheers guys:thumb 
    Thanks:thumb 
    The main problem i had was not knowing how to attach the parts & still have them movable.
    Of course now i know how to make decent strong hinges.
    The cuts are pretty fine but if i made one of these now i would definatly use a plastic kit,getting a decent cut through die cast is pretty tough plus these guys wiegh a ton.

    Thanks.
    Breakdown was my first ever custom,i made one after the other over the course of a year or so & i got pretty burned out on them.
    I still have all the parts for wildrider (countach) & a half finished Soundwave (pagani Zonda)
    Heres a link to soundwaves head..
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    I would kinda like to do another alt at some point but i`m more of a military junkie these days.
     
  13. Orion_Prime48

    Orion_Prime48 Super Sentai Purist

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    oh man those are georgeous just a shame they dont transform
     
  14. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    THESE ARE GREAT. Most of the Radicons would find no surprise that I'd like these :) 

    Could you detail your process of how you reshelled using the diecast kits?
     
  15. Spurt Reynolds

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    Thanks guys:thumb 
    Well it was a long time ago but as far as i remember i removed the main car parts from the original toy & used them as a cutting template for the die cast cars.
    Except for Trailbreaker who i just kinda made up as i went along.
     
  16. Superquad7

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    Gotcha. As for process, there are some of the questions of interest:

    Did you use a razor saw? If so, how hard was it to use? What adhesive(s) did you end up using? What obstacles did you face? What items would you advise other artists going about similar projects involving diecast kits?
     
  17. Spurt Reynolds

    Spurt Reynolds Puppet Show Justice!!

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    1#Yep these were all cut with a razor saw,i like getting nice fine cuts so its pretty rare i use anything else.
    2# It was a nightmare,it took forever.
    3#I used Areldite super strong.
    4# Use a plastic kit :p ,seriously be patient & carefull,always mark out your cut lines first & sand/file any sharp edges left by cutting.
     
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    TTT OutOfCommissionToys.com

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    :eek:  :cool: 
     
  19. Supercollider

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    Indeed - I really want that Cliffy Head!!!!
     

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