Heavy/Scratch: Alternators Thunderwing

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  1. Napjr

    Napjr Mr. Internet Veteran

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    Did anyone ever did an Alternators Thunderwing? searched Radicons, google, everywhere and couldnt find anything

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    So anyway,last week i was wondering what i could do with my last BT Wheeljack KO from back in the day (bought several for repaints and parts locally dirt cheap), main option was a Movie Barricade... but needed a lightbar, stickers, and several parts

    Then i finished to repaint a Jazz head for Ricochet, and the original head needed a new body. An idea struck me, it already looked like Thunderwing! no painting needed!

    A mockup and digital repaint was in order to better visualize a possible repaint. I really liked the look. The Mustang has several details that could mimmick the original figure

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    Repainted the whole figure with better white paint (plastic was yellowing already) to have a better finish, stripes painted green using the same pattern. Small details repainted

    A common problem with this KO, is the windshield, every single one broke at the dash. I was able to glue it and reinforce with baking soda and krazy glue. Another problem is the right leg, the ball joint socket always broke also

    Finally, cut the shoulders to use the old door mod, you could say he kept his wings like the Generations toy. I might make fake sponsor decals for car mode in the future, but for now, its complete

    Oh! and i had a 20th Anniversary Optimus Matrix laying around, the perfect size for his hands

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  2. JomasterII

    JomasterII The Space Consultant from Jolo

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    The Ricochet head works surprisingly well for Thunderwing!
     
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  3. loof

    loof hungry AND thirsty for plastic

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    Dangnabit, I want Alternators! These things are so great!
     
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  4. plowking

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

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    This works great! Nicely done sir.
     
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  5. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    I like it, good job.
     
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  6. Stormvapor

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    This is an awesome custom! If this was my custom, I would paint his nose or at the very lest the sides of his nose. Just my option to this custom if I did it.
    Still an amazing custom and astounding visio with this mold :) 
     
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  7. warhawk

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    I love your Alternators work.
     
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  8. Napjr

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    To be honest, i just want to keep the original head unaltered in case i would return it to Ricochet... doubtful, but a chance :) 
     
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    Stormvapor Well-Known Member

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    LOL knew there had to be a reason...lol But as a last plea, Ricochet was a Jazz-headed character... just food for thought :rolleyes: 
     
  10. Napjr

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    Thats the reason i had the Ricochet head :) 
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  11. Arkimus Prime

    Arkimus Prime Paleontologist Extraordinaire

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    Very nice.
     
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  12. Robowang

    Robowang I don't have AIDS

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    I love this.
     
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  13. shiftypenguin

    shiftypenguin Fancy-Pantsless Dancer

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    Neat idea!
     
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