Minor/Repaint: WFC Shortwire

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  1. Pun-3X

    Pun-3X Well-Known Member

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    So, I hadn't really made up my mind if I was going to get Soundwave or not, and then I decided to make him into a character based on one of my WFC multiplayer color schemes. Problem was, the two colors made him look Jokerish (green/purple) in the game...when you could actually SEE the colors.

    So, I decided to go with purple/green but take the colors a different route. Decided on royal plumb and jade, giving him a bit of a G2-ish feel. (yeah, WFC combined with G2. Whatever, I liked how the colors looked :D  )

    Anyway, I'd also decided I was going to swap out the head, since it was too "Soundwave" looking. I also decided I was going to mod the chestplate for the same reasons. Eventually, it all came together, and I got this:

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    The chestplate is actually a personally recast chest panel from a Gundam EZ-8 1/144 model kit. The original plate felt like a perfect fit, but I didn't want to ruin it, so I made a cast and modded that instead. :D 

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    The head is from a leftover Mega-Octane figure, plus two random pieces from a Zoids parts tree that I cut and shaped into horns. I really love how it turned out--the neck was a loose fit, but the paints helped make it tighter.

    And if we're talking WFC, we need us some neon effects!
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    I didn't actually have "purple" in neon paint, so I mixed some neon pink and neon blue. I didn't think to paint the parts a bright pink before applying the neon paint (to make it stand out without the blacklight) until way too far into the applications. And this stuff isn't the easiest stuff to work with. It's very fickle about applying neatly and evenly--lots of swirls that get picked up when seen with the UV effects.

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    In the areas where I wanted the glow but were on lighter colored surfaces, I painted the royal plumb in as a back filler. At least this way, it's all "dark" when not lit. In the end, I guess I have a bit of an "ON" "OFF" look to the toy.

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    And car mode:

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    The new plate leaves a gap for the old chestpanel to work as a windscreen. So you still have a bit of a cockpit feel for the car/truck/vehicle/wheeliething.

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    Also still opens and closes. No seats inside or anything--not sure if I'll do that or not. (though it is a good idea)

    And, effects!
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    Really shows off well in vehicle mode.

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    So yeah, there he is! My own WFC character, just because. I'll end this with a few 'dark' shots to show off the neon paint a bit more. Hope you enjoyed!

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  2. SMOG

    SMOG Vocab-champion ArgueTitan

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    Haha! Cool! Doesn't feel like Soundwave at all! I like the new chest.

    The head reminds me of Headmaster from TF:Animated. Total Pwnage!! :D 

    zmog
     
  3. grayfox

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    Very awesome!!

    I love the mods and also the neon purple. It looks amazing in the dark.

    Having a cockpit would be a neat touch. Though since these are cybertronian vehicles, they dont have drivers :D 
     
  4. cheetor71

    cheetor71 Autobot

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    Very nicely done. I love the glow in the dark parts.
     
  5. SG Roadbuster

    SG Roadbuster SG Wrecker

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    the head kinda reminds me of Galactus
     
  6. Ellamin

    Ellamin Moonbeam Dreamer

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    He looks like he's out of WFC in these! :p 

    You make me want soundwave again with these images...
     
  7. Hooper_X

    Hooper_X hi haters

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    Cool. Colors remind me of the Seacons.
     
  8. DJCHARTERS

    DJCHARTERS Well-Known Member

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    i love it. from the waist up he almost looks like a deluxe version of universe onslaught
     
  9. zodconvoy

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    Wow. This turned out surprisingly awesome. I may have to make a WFC Onslaught now...
     
  10. Drift

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    It's beastbox!
     
  11. Megatron31

    Megatron31 I Belong to Nobody! TFW2005 Supporter

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    this is an awesome piece man those colors are gorgeous

    on a side note that purple has never more illustrated the point that with the right colors that mold could make a pretty good shockwave with the right mods of course
     
  12. katch26

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    looks like a classics galactus

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    didn't even see this
     
  13. MrSoundmeister

    MrSoundmeister Bang,Bang Boom!

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    Looks like he evolved from a ape,to a humanoid thing.
     
  14. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    Brillaint. Now make more of the same for the rest of us. I love it.
     
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    i like that light up. nice painting too!
     
  16. Pun-3X

    Pun-3X Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys. :)  I was also getting a bit of a Galactus vibe from the new head, but I still liked how it came out. (although I hadn't thought of Ani: Headmaster--that does rather fit)
     
  17. Ktulu

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    Colors make me think of some of the later G1 Decepticons as well as G2 imo, and I really dig that! Cool stuff.
     
  18. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    I really like this. You did a great job on the custom, and the character design looks really nice. We need to see more fan characters :) 
     
  19. MyTea Boc

    MyTea Boc Beardy Boyo!

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    That is pretty damn cool
     
  20. Captainman

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    What kind of paint did you use for the glowing part and where can I get some
     

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