Minor/Repaint: *WIP* Classics Houndwave

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  1. unicronsupreme

    unicronsupreme supremest of unicrons

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    Everyone and their mom has done a classics Soundwave, but I've never seen anyone use this mold, which is amusing because it comes with Ravage. Anyways, I'm not quite done with this yet. I've more or less decided on the color scheme, but I've still got to decide how to attach the head and I still need to remold the shoulder cannon (and paint Ravage).

    Anyways, there's a little story with the pictures: Soundwave really wanted a classics repaint so he told me to make one out of Hound. Hound overheard and took up arms (screwdriver and paintbrush) to stop me, but Soundwave sent out the acrobots (the metal dude and dragon) to take Hound and Ravage out. The rest are just WIP pictures. Ravage is going to get a brand new paint scheme too but I'm missing one of the colors that I know I'll need so he'll come later and no one will ever guess what character he'll be when I'm done.

    Colors so far:
    Chaos Black
    Ultramarine Blue
    Codex Grey
    Skull White
    Blood Red.
    Planning on using Golden Yellow as well. If I decide to add some mud for character when I'm done it'll be bestial brown or graveyard earth.

    Since I'm not 100% locked down on the color scheme I'd happily take some feedb on that. Just don't tell me that the blue is too light, because I know it's a bit light and I'm going probably going to leave it that way. I'm also considering making that blue area in the back of the jeep yellow instead since that's where the tapes go in alt. mode, so feedback on that would be helpful.

    Anywho, enough rambling.

    *EDIT 2/18* New pics. Paint finished except for small touch-ups and the new gun. Still need to figure out how exactly to attach the head.
     

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  2. MetroBoy

    MetroBoy Keeper of the Cheese

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    Now that is nice! Best customs are the ones u least expect.
     
  3. unicronsupreme

    unicronsupreme supremest of unicrons

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    Thanks! I can't bring myself to do a custom that someone else has already done. It just doesn't feel creative to me. That, and if it's been done then it's probably been done better than I can do it. That being said, this mold makes a great Soundwave, so I have no idea why it hadn't yet been done.
     
  4. Erector

    Erector I ruined the Hall of Fame

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    I'd never have expected that. Really good!
     
  5. DJCHARTERS

    DJCHARTERS Well-Known Member

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    that blue and that white a gorgeous., awsome colours awsome custom
     
  6. coinilius

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    Very creative and works so well with the fact that Ravage was part of the original package
     
  7. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    VERY nice! I great idea. The colors look great. As for the yellow, how about the front grill since that becomes the chest in bot mode.
     
  8. spoonman

    spoonman Kitbasher extrordinaire!

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    Gotta hand it to ya! Great idea and execution. Wholly original and it totally pays off! Awesome.
     
  9. Satomiblood

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    Haha, I was totally thinking about doing this with parts from a Titanium Soundwave, but I lost interest. It's only fitting with Ravage being able to attach in jeep mode.

    But I will ask you this: if you were going to have Soundwave's thighs be white, why did you even bother repainting them when they're already molded white to begin with?
     
  10. Todd Hakusho

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    okay I'm doing my own version once I get a second Hound :D  I MUST HAVE MY OWN VERSION OF THIS SOUNDWAVE AWESOMENESS! XD (yeah, Wave fan lol)
     
  11. Nemesis Predaking

    Nemesis Predaking Offical Enforcer WTF@TFW Veteran

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    Damn, never would have thought, that would work so well. :thumbs2: 
     
  12. ALPHAMAGNUS

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    This is unique and beautiful, GGreat job. I hope to see more from you like this!
     
  13. Soundwave_FSD

    Soundwave_FSD Yoda in a track suit...

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    First off my mom never made one, second off, I thaught about it but never had hound... or a head. I must give you props on the execution.
     
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    Looks good, cracking idea, especially with the Ravage cassette add-on from the original figure.
     
  15. Cybermnky

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    Man, that's awesome!! Never even noticed how much that mold would fit...
     
  16. unicronsupreme

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    That was a total lack of for-thought or planning on my part. I painted the entire thing grey and then started with the white. I may use some kind of cleaner to remove the paint from the thighs, but at this point I'm guaranteed that the white on the thighs matches the white elsewhere on the figure so I'll probably just leave them painted (after I do some major touch-ups).
     
  17. unicronsupreme

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    That is my intent. I'll also color the headlights and the lights above the windshield yellow as well. The smaller/back grill and assorted stuff back there will most likely be white.
     
  18. Shockscream

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    That's brillliant. Houndwave is also a pleasing name. :D 
     
  19. lotussouljah

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    Nice!! Something totally different. An original looking shoulder cannon and a little bashing up for a proper tape deck would definitely be perfect for me. Thanks for sharing something new, open up ideas!
     
  20. Deonasis

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    Very cool, nice colours. I didn't think that RH head could work so well!
     

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