Minor/Repaint: Wheeljack

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  1. Shinobitron

    Shinobitron Cybertronian Ninja

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    Wheeljack gets animated! Wheeljack started as a Lockdown but was given a a new paint job. He was based white and was given a new head that has added face guard and sidelights. I used the blade things from MEgatron for his wings and GI Joe and TF pieces for his rocket launcher. I needed to add something unique with jack so I his paint job has been given a krackle coat to given him the effect of a cracked paint job due to one of his science experiments gone wrong! (or perhaps just neglect in the safey)
     

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  2. Ravenxl7

    Ravenxl7 W.A.F.F.L.E.O.

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    Not bad. I thought about doing this very kitbash at one point. While it's good, the head looks a bit out of place and small, and the legs are misstransformed and just look awkward to me (though you could have purposefully done that to further separate him from Lockdown). Keep up the good work :thumb 
     
  3. doomtron

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    now thats cool!
     
  4. Nemesis Predaking

    Nemesis Predaking Offical Enforcer WTF@TFW Veteran

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    Alt mode is pure win.
    Bot mode, I'm just not feeling it as WJ.
     
  5. spoonman

    spoonman Kitbasher extrordinaire!

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    I think this is very cool! Raven is right about the head tho. Animated has a very exagerated look to it. And I would go ahead and fully transform the legs, the paint job is more than enough to seperate him from lockdown. Paint job is excellent and those wings very cool too! Good work!
     
  6. ad0nis01

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    alt mode is freaking sweet.
     
  7. Shinobitron

    Shinobitron Cybertronian Ninja

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    Thanks for the feedback! The only reason for the mistransformation was to shorten him up a bit. With the alternate head and the mistf it shortens him about 1.25"

    The alt mode was the main reason for this piece. He looked very well as a race car so I just went with it (that and I needed a reason to use my other Lockdown.
     
  8. Napjr

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    Excelent paint job, not sure about the bot mode design for Wheeljack... you could try to add a bigger chin and maybe change a little the ears, that could make a difference :) 
     
  9. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    dude i woulda never thought of that.
     
  10. timshinn73

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    Very nice. The alt mode is great!
     
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    Not bad, but like other's have said not really getting the WJ vibe in bot mode. Head is off too for animated aesthetics.
     
  12. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    "Wheeljack is going to jack you up!" lol Sorry, I had that feeling. Well my opinion is it looks great, but hey it looks like Wheeljack and thats cool by me. Nice job, Shinobi.
     
  13. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    I'd have to echo this same sentiment. The bot mode just looks "off" for me. I'd say that this is simply a mold choice and nothing more. I do love the missile launcher and the wings though. :) 
     
  14. j.a.f.o.

    j.a.f.o. Just Looking, Not Buying

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    I can definitely appreciate the craftsmanship that went into it. That said, alt mode > bot mode.
     
  15. luke4

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    that looks great! i never would hav thought about som1 doing this. i do think he has too much red in his chest though.
     
  16. agentgro420

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    bot mode looks a lil bit too slim but is well done anyway.

    alt mode look awesome!!
     
  17. powerglide22

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    cool! lockdown without spikes or supercharger gun as wheeljack??

    I LOVE IT!!!!!!
     
  18. johaneggink

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    Great! This is the second time I see you mod the head (Batman). How do you do it? Do you keep the original axl?

    (LOL I just found out Lockdowns head can turn!)

    I wanna turn him into Breakdown. Good to see white suits him
     
  19. Shinobitron

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    Thanks!

    The head mod is a little difficult but neccesary to make different other character out of Lockdown.

    THe axle is still there but the key to getting the head off is popping a shoulder pin. I like to boil my figure to make the plastic soft enough for me to pry the plastic away from the pin. Once thats pryed it gives you access to the screw that holds his body together. Remove the screw and the head should come right off.
     
  20. johaneggink

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    Djeez, boiling lockdown...
    I'll try hot running water first :) 

    Thanks for the tip!


    What might even up his shoulders for his big hips is some shoulderpads that turn into a spoiler.
    First I have get Blazing Lockdown, so I can start on the Lockdown I have now, Without my 4 yearold freaking out
     

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