Minor/Repaint: Windcharger [WIP]

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by hXcpunk23, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. hXcpunk23

    hXcpunk23 The Chaos Bringer

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    I can't thank Rich (Spurt Reynolds) enough for hooking me up with RTS Windcharger here! I have yet to see this guy on shelves here and I'm beginning to think we won't see it.

    From day one of seeing Windcharger, I really liked most everything about him, with the exception of the height. His short stature makes his arms look a bit too long, so when I first saw early pics of what we were getting, I started brainstorming a way to fix it. I had some old parts from a TFTM Brawl (trying to redo Brawl for my Bruticus project that will NEVER end). Anyway, I snagged a couple of small parts from him (no clue where they were on him--I think they may have helped hold the automorph gears). I measured and cut them to size and glued them together, then glued a small piece of styrene to the back to help brace it and hold it in place.

    I can snap a pic if anyone wants to see the underside to see how it fits and all. And yes, it still transforms (as one of the picture shows) and it doesn't hinder the leg movement or anything. This mod makes him much more proportional and the same height as Classics Bumblebee. Just need to paint up some details on that dull gray plastic and the piece I added.

    See, I'm a shrimp.....and numbnuts here next to me will attest to it:

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    new piece:

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    Windcharger feels something missing:

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    Much better--color shot!

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    Black & White shot (so the green piece doesn't stick out & lets you see the overall look):

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    Color shot with the new parts and....what's your name again?

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    Strike a pose--the new part fits! YAY!

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    Upskirt shot! :eek: 

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  2. Megatron31

    Megatron31 I Belong to Nobody! TFW2005 Supporter

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    Now that's just plain awesome if i ever find one of him I just might have to try that
     
  3. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Now I just wished that alt mode was larger.

    Great work, bud! :thumb 
     
  4. tomac66

    tomac66 Well-Known Member

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    Hi, nice work, can you put some pics with bumblebee to can see the height comparation?
     
  5. exclusacon

    exclusacon Expert with the Scopes!

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    Pretty cool...
     
  6. Overhaulimus

    Overhaulimus Sword of Fury!

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    Great work as always B, but I stand behind that with that awesome Alt Mode, that he should have been a Deluxe.
     
  7. Rotorstorm

    Rotorstorm OriginalRotorstorm Fanboy

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    See for me his height isn't a problem, he was a minibot after all, it's the upper legs lacking rotation that annoys me, I saw one of my windchargers legs in half to figure out how to do it but I've not had time so he's just sort of stood there balancing with his sawn off leg giving him little support.
     
  8. hXcpunk23

    hXcpunk23 The Chaos Bringer

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    Thanks, guys! I'll snap a shot with Bumblebee soon and post it up. As for the alt mode, yes I wish it was more in scale with BB. I know what you mean about the leg rotation, but they seem to rotate enough on the ball joints that it doesn't bother me as much. I'd like to see that mod, if you get more done on it, man.
     
  9. KNOOM842

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    Now thats whats up you sir just inspired me Now i need bout 4 windchargers one to do this to and the other three can you say menasor
     
  10. SMOG

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    As SQ7 says, too bad his car mode is still tiny... but this is still a great little mod! At first, I though he would look way too long in the torso, but the longer I look at it, the better it looks. Good call! :thumb 

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  11. rumble619

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    Hey B!!!!!! I told you I was gonna jump right on this mod.Here's a couple pics with him and CJ.


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    Thanks again for sharing this with us and thanks to Spurt for the figure!!!!!
     

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  12. G60Force

    G60Force World Smallest Mini-Con

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    1. THIS IS AWESOME!

    2. (sorry to say) BUT THIS IS WHY I LOVE OVERSIZED KO's

    Pleaseeeeeee make this one oversized :D 
     
  13. G60Force

    G60Force World Smallest Mini-Con

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    Hey spurt hook me up with one to will ya :dunce  hahaha
     
  14. Hooper_X

    Hooper_X hi haters

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    Not bad at all - I wonder if one of our resident Shapeways experts wouldn't be willing to bash up a printable "tummy" kit...
     
  15. Angelwave

    Angelwave Physical Maintenance.....

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    That rally looks good. Those parts that you used are molded in such a way that that gives him the added definition without it looking strange. Ad it's a great fit for vehicle mode.
     
  16. chansformers

    chansformers butcher of the bots

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    much better bot mode now bro!!!!!!

    i love the pic of him face to face with cliffy!!!!
     
  17. 12bulkhead

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    nice
     
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    killer job man!!!
     
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  20. SonOfNemesis

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    You bastard! Where'd you get that little guy??? Love the new waist, awesome idea!
     

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