Minor/Repaint: Alternator BlueStreak

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  1. jimsloth

    jimsloth Well-Known Member

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    Here's my Alternator BlueStreak. After over a decade I finally did what I had planned. Cut holes in the roof, cut new windows for it, graved lines around them to look like the rubber gaskets, repainted to be more G1, and used Galaxy Blue (Rust-Oleum color shift) for the hood and roof so that his name makes sense. IMG_20200519_152854.jpg IMG_20200519_161055.jpg IMG_20200519_161117.jpg IMG_20200519_153145.jpg IMG_20200519_160124.jpg IMG_20200519_155134.jpg IMG_20200519_155101.jpg
     
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  2. Napjr

    Napjr Mr. Internet Veteran

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    Love it!
     
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  3. Robowang

    Robowang I don't have AIDS

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    Awesome! Love to some Alternators! Good work especially on the roof.
     
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  4. plowking

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

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    I like it! Slick work on the roof!
     
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  5. scuffed up rts bumblebee

    scuffed up rts bumblebee dont reach for the stars youll burn up and die

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    awesome job!

    fun fact blue streak means something that moves really fast, so Bluestreaks name has nothing to do with color but instead his personality.
     
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  6. jimsloth

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    It also means someone who swears a lot. His character was supposed to be a war veteran. While they couldn't have him swear a blue streak on a kids show, I think somehow there was meant to be a relationship there.
    PPS, the preproduction TF was blue and silver (the version that made it to the 1984 catalogue). I wanted to combine that with how he ended up looking in the toon.
     
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  7. jimsloth

    jimsloth Well-Known Member

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    Found a pic of the color schemes; pre production, G1 toy, G1 toon.
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  8. shiftypenguin

    shiftypenguin Fancy-Pantsless Dancer

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    Excellent work!
     
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    This was always one of my favorite molds and you have certainly done it justice. That paint job on the roof and the hood is top notch, very well done!
     
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  10. scuffed up rts bumblebee

    scuffed up rts bumblebee dont reach for the stars youll burn up and die

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    good idea on hasbros part and not making him swear, imagine the whole franchise failing because of one character swearing on a kids show.
     
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  11. Snaku

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    He was always my favorite Alternator and your mods/paint have made him so much better!
     
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