Minor/Repaint: WIP Masterpiece Soundwave

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  1. payton34

    payton34 Well-Known Member

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    Last year I bought one of the oversized KO Soundwave figures and it was right in scale with the MP Seekers:

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    So, I decided to take that figure and customize it so it would fit in perfectly with the other figures in the Masterpiece line. I'm giving it articulated hands, modding the knees so they're bendable and putting a new G1-accurate head on there.

    Here's where I'm at so far:

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    As always, thoughts & critiques are welcome.
     

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  2. eisen

    eisen "CUT ME SOME SLACKS!"

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    you got me stumped with the head... :O
     
  3. Satomiblood

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    That radio is as big as a jet.
     
  4. the (H)i(GH)con

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    The head you have on him looks a little too small. I have no clue as to what would be a better choice though. I can't wait to see this guy done. I've wanted to see a masterpiece Soundwave for a long time.
     
  5. Terrorcon_King

    Terrorcon_King Has Gone Transmetal

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    well my first thought is...Darn we had the same idea! lol i have that in the works too! :lolol 
    but i loveee how it looks:thumb 
    an amazing job soo far:D 
    and the head, omg that head is just absolutly amazing!
    cannot wait soo see this completed!
    are you planning on changing Ravage nd Laserbeak?
     
  6. payton34

    payton34 Well-Known Member

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    It's from one of the resin busts.
     
  7. spoonman

    spoonman Kitbasher extrordinaire!

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    This should be good. I am very eager to see how this one comes out!
     
  8. lotussouljah

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    lol Soundwave has a turtleneck. Yeah, head looks a little small. Otherwise, this is awesome man!!!! I really love the light blue deck and the yellow details! Now with a tape deck that size, put ALL the tapes in there!!!! Moohwahahaha!!! Finally, a giant tape recorder that even Spike will think twice before bringing it back to base........
     
  9. payton34

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    The head is the same size as MP Starscream, probably the reason it looks a bit small is because the upper body is so large.

    When I compared the new head to the one that came on it originally, they both had the same width, but the original head was maybe...1/5 of an inch taller, if that.

    I suck at scratchbuilding, so I thought I'd rather have an ever-so-slightly smaller head that was perfectly accurate as opposed to something that matches size-wise but wasn't very accurate in appearance.
     
  10. megamus

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    I know it's been said before but regarding the head. Is there any way to get a bigger one in there and still fold backwards for transformation? That would be my main concern. I can't wait to see what you do to the limbs for more articulation.
     
  11. Lord Of Tetris

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    I somewhat agree with the concerns about the head. However, I'd like to point out that MP Grimlock has a TINY robot head and he has a HUGE chest. His Soundwave seems the same height as Starscream, and if you take a look at SS, he also has a TINY head. It just looks bigger because he has 2 jet intakes on either side.

    My advice? Listen to the concerns about the small head (but do NOT change anything), and finish the arms (or at least the shoulders). I'd also guess that putting on the shoulder cannon should have the same effect as Starscream's jet-intake, which is to make the head seem bigger. If the head still seems too small after you put on the arms and shoulder cannon, then, well, er...

    But honestly. I don't think the head size will be a problem.
     
  12. IF_IR_IE_IE_ID

    IF_IR_IE_IE_ID USAF Seeker

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    WOW good luck. I like those Starscream leg mods too!
     
  13. Napjr

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    GREAT choice for the head!

    My advice? try to follow Music Label transformation as much as possible, specially for the upper legs & waist
     
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    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    This looks really cool man :thumb 
     
  15. Dran0n

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    Wicked.
     
  16. payton34

    payton34 Well-Known Member

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    Another update. I'm letting the paint set for a few days, some minor detailing and one more hand to go and it should be finished.

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  17. the (H)i(GH)con

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    Ok, after looking at the pic you just posted, I'd like to retract my previous statement about the head being too small. It must have just been the 1st pic that made it seem off to me, but it looks pretty darn good now!
     
  18. Satomiblood

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    Looks great. It might just be the pic, but I would recoat the white once more.

    Any info on where you can pick this KO up?
     
  19. payton34

    payton34 Well-Known Member

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    I got them from GenZhao.
     
  20. Malunis_T

    Malunis_T Well-Known Member

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    Here ya go. I could be wrong, but since GenZhao is on the site, I assume this is the one. Payton can correct me if not. :) 

    I'm loving the idea of making a Masterpiece Soundwave. Definitely keeping an eye on this one!
     

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