Heavy/Scratch: Wheeljack Lancia Stratos reshell

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  1. JaZzMan26

    JaZzMan26 Well-Known Member

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    Here is the next project(s) in the works. I will be reshelling 2 Wheeljacks, one Diaclone the other G1 Italia version. Really been looking forward to this project. This project is moving along nicely....toughest part was the leg mod to both to make them taller....
     

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    Alloy Alchemist Decepticon sympathizer

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    i'm sure they will be even better than your jazz!
     
  3. JaZzMan26

    JaZzMan26 Well-Known Member

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    IDK man, lol...the jazz's are gonna be a struggle. I have to rebuild the whole front ends on them both, so its a little more than your basic reshell. Since Jazz and Wheeljack are my favorites I will love both projects ; )
     
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    looking good man
     
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    GrandMaXimus Party in my tummy!!! TFW2005 Supporter

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    Dang Travis...you REALLY couldn't wait huh? I should have waited till Prowl was finished before shipping them...haha...
     
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    shadowfall1976 The Alpha and the Optimus

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    Now that i'd love to see finished
     
  7. eisen

    eisen "CUT ME SOME SLACKS!"

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    sweet! would be cool if you did a third one as marlboor wheeljack
     
  8. ZEGR

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    this shells look a little bit too big,what scale are these?If im not mistaken 1:32 is the correct scale for dlx cars
     
  9. JaZzMan26

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    Thanks man!
    LOL, nope couldn't wait. Prowl should be painted up soon...then the wait for the decals to be finished. I just wanted to get a jump start on it thats all. The kit looks too damn cool!
    Me to bro!
    Thanks man, the Diaclone one "is" the Marlboro version friend.
    Most deluxe's yes are 1/32. The client had a 1/32 and it was way to small to fit the bot. But this scale 1/28 as you can see the car fit snuggly inside. The Kits tires are larger and wider and once installed will look proper. Now just some info, if you could take off the wide body-ish nature of the Lancia race car the kit is just a hair larger than the deluxe figure. The wide body adds more to it. So the sizing is correct for this build and gives me just enough room to use most of the bots original moving hinge points. The picture of the bottom of the kit tells the story of fit, which with my experiance is spot on. Thanks for looking man...
     
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    Very cool! I wish I could find that Stratos kit that scale...the one I nailed down is more MP/Alt. size...
     
  11. JaZzMan26

    JaZzMan26 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks man, I am sure my client who found these looked all over and scored these. These are hard kits to find!

    Added one extra picture...I have both WJ's fitted. Cutting the kits soon!
     
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    now i cant wait to see this finished! where on earth would i find one of those kits??
     
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    Both kits are different sizes. 1/28 and 1/25. There is no difference in terms of size with these. Finding them is the hard part considering that most kits are either 1/32 or 1/24. I found these on ebay. Like Travis said the 1/32 is small in scale. It also is a Lancia Stratos HF and not the Turbo. So if anyone wants to look or do one, remember to get the Turbo and not the HF. On a side note, I'm looking to sell the HF if anyone wants it.
     
  14. JaZzMan26

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    Updated with three new pictures in the first thread...sorry I've been silent for awhile been busy.
     
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    Looks awesome! Great modification of the model kit onto the toy! I have to say 'NOW thats a Lancia Stratos!" Cheers!
     
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    You should make one with the new Stratos too
     
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    I just looked that up. It's so beautiful. I doubt they have a kit out for it........yet.
     
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    The car mode is gorgeous, but the new shell is re-creating some of the G1 Figure's proportion problems to some degree, but since the laws of physics don't bend to artistic intention, it's probably a fine sacrifice.

    The work is SO clean, it'll look great once painted!
     
  19. JaZzMan26

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    Thanks man!
    Maybe in time when the kits are made bro
    That they are man...in time
    Thanks man (glad one of these babies is mine hehe) , talked with the boss and I will be done the leg extension mod on these two so hopefully proportions won't look to bad then.


    UPDATED 3 more pictures with the doors on....will be doing the leg mod to these too!
     
  20. JaZzMan26

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    Just finished doing the leg mod to both Wheeljacks...scrapped 2 Tracks today lol but they look better taller though. 2 pics of the results in the first post.
     

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