Minor/Repaint: WIP TF Prime Jazz?

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  1. TCracker

    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

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    EDIT 5/13/2012: He is done, I am just waiting for the paint to really dry before taking alt mode pics

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    Went to the local TRU yesterday because I caught wind that new assortment of Wave 3 TFP figures are in. Eager to get a Vehicon for my Steve building army, Irushed to the location only to find out that 1 guy beaten me to the punch by a few minutes and hoarded all the Vehicons. (all 4 of them).

    Disappointed, I got another Knockout and wondered what I wanted to do with him. In the end, due to boredom and some slight tinkle of ideas, I started on this Jazz custom.

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    I tried to make him not as pointy as Knockout by shaving off his pointy bits and replaced the hands with standard Kotobukiya hands I have lying around. His head is from Kre-O Jazz by the way.

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    He is still in WIP and I plan to paint him up together with my other customs this weekend. So, bear with me for the sudden surge of WIPs, I promise I will have them completed as soon as possible.

    Note, for the car mode, in order to differentiate him from Knockout, I slightly raised the hood for some tuner car look or something like that.

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    Will update as I go..
     

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  2. lordTERRORSAUR

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    Nice idea cant wait till its done.
     
  3. Cheetimus Prime

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    If you can get a spare RtS Jazz head I think it would look far better as it's too big right now. Other than that keep it up!!! I wanna see more. I kinda have a need for more Jazz in my life at all times.
     
  4. LogicalLuke

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    I'm wanting to see this done bad now. Good call. I'd get rid of the shoulder guards though if it were me since they're a little Knockout-ish. It's up to you there though.
     
  5. tformer0607

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    I like it I hust hope you can shrink or shave off some of the head somehow because it kinda looks like an SD
     
  6. TCracker

    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

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    Yeah, I do agree about the head thing. First thing I noticed was it was a tad too big. Since I do not have any spare RTS Jazz, I went for the Kre-O head first. But that aside, I will try to either:-

    1) Find a replacement head or
    2) Shave down the head to a considerable amount to fit, but I dont think it will work tho.
     
  7. Optimus1116

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    I think it looks pretty sweet. Did you shave off the nose so he'd look more "Prime?"
     
  8. TCracker

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    Yup, shaved off the nose.

    And I have tried shaving off a considerable check from his back.
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    I will try to trim further... Oh yeah, I removed the shoulder guards. Opinions?
     
  9. Megatron31

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    Looks great tracker if you decide to go rts jazz shoot me a pm as I have a spare
     
  10. TCracker

    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

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    Thanks, buddy, will definitely PM you if I cock up the mod.

    I decided to cut up the sides abit to slim down the face/head.

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  11. Megatron31

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    Anytime, it's looking great, I think once it's painted correctly it will really set the head into place
     
  12. rxlthunder

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    Wow, that actually works for him.
     
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    I really like the vibe you got going on here. Everything looks great so far. I recently got a KO and I like the body more than I thought I would. Any plans to add a spoiler in car mode?
     
  14. kaijuguy19

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    Very nice! :thumb  The Knockout mold suprisngly works for Jazz! If I may I think maybe using the RTS Jazz head would be a better size for him. Other then that it's spot on!

    So are you going to paint him in his G1 or Movie colors?
     
  15. taurusfire1

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    since i am a massive Jazz fan/enthusiast, seriously i really do like this idea and i can't wait for this to be finished!
     
  16. SMOG

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    Nice idea! I know you're going for a Prime look, but something about the configuration really recalls IDW's recent Jazz design (his Earth mode at least).

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  17. DJCHARTERS

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    I always thought girst edition bumblebee would make an ideal jazz. His transformation is spot on to rts jazz more or less. This looks really good too, i love the knock out mold.
     
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    Way better in my opinion especially with the shoulder guards gone and the head looking less fat considerably adds creadability to this new head and hell you know what would be a good idea? add his grapiling hook like from a lego set (making it the meele weapon). Seeing as how everyones arm transforms in TF Prime it wouldnt hurt and as a gun you could also use rts jazz for that gun. Just a constructive opinion aha again good work and keep it up!
     
  19. TCracker

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    Thanks guys for the comments. He will be next in line after I finish my Hybrid G1 Ironhide.

    As for spoilers, I have already planned one for him and the best part is, it does not hamper transformation and it stabilizes him on the foot.

    Weapons wise, I am trying to work in an 'Arms Up' version of him where the fists folds away and a gun snaps in place (ala PRID Steve/Vehicon).

    For the colors, i am trying to aim for the G1 look whilst maintaining the TFPrime color aesthetics.
    Any ideas?

    EDIT: I have already updated the 1st page with new pics (hopefully with a more proportional head)
     
  20. Kylehudson14

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    WOW, some guy took all 4 vehicons? What an ass!

    Anyway, nice custom, but the head seems too big
     

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