Minor/Repaint: Arielbots custom work & Colours

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    Since I watched the Arielbots creation as a kid in the 80's I always wanted the set of them but like many things it doesn't always work out that way. My brother had Skydive and I remember saving up tokens on weetabix I think to send away for Fireflight, somehow I ended up with a battered and broken Slingshot probably from a car boot sale. Later on I picked up a cheap replica ko set to try and itch that scratch but was never fully satisfied as I wanted them to look like they did in that cartoon I watched all those years ago.
    So recently I brought a ko combiner wars Silverbolt, I didn't get the set as didn't want Alpha bravo and Fireflight was again the same as his original g1 toy nothing like the cartoon.
    So I purchased Skydive, 2 Air raids and Blast off all cheap kos from AliExpress.
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    Starting with Fireflight I took one of the Air raids as he had the face in place and similar head shape already, I always felt his head resembled a mini version of Silverbolt myself.
    I used mulliput sculpting putty to shape the head then sanded down the next night before painting, I also trimmed the tops of the shoulders off and positioned his wings folded down to help give a different appearance to Air raid. 20200402_210338.jpg 20200403_170141.jpg 20200403_170158.jpg 20200403_170045.jpg 20200403_170100.jpg 20200425_105110.jpg 20200425_105013.jpg 20200425_105029.jpg 20200425_105049.jpg 20200425_105135.jpg Silverbolt just had tweeks to the paint covered over the orange areas with yellow, gave him silver shoulder wings,white face and extended the red and white areas where necessary 20200402_210402.jpg 20200425_105507.jpg 20200425_105523.jpg 20200425_105537.jpg 20200425_105550.jpg Slingshot was a complete repaint, he still seems a bit plain but then he was in the cartoon tempted to add some panel lines on him down the line but then I'd have to do it to them all and dont feel the rest really need that treatment as look good without it 20200402_210503.jpg 20200425_105302.jpg 20200425_105316.jpg 20200425_105330.jpg 20200425_105347.jpg Air raid didn't require to much but some of the red had to extend around his body more, I got rid of the gold areas, added a lighter blue on top of his head also I didn't have enough autobot decalsleft for there wings so went over all the stripes/patterns to cover up the ko symbol red, yellow and black on Air raid never to keen on gold anyway 20200402_210255.jpg 20200425_105401.jpg 20200425_105421.jpg 20200425_105434.jpg 20200425_105449.jpg Skydive at first was going to completely leave then started to notice little things like the missing black that extended around the bottom legs and other areas, also made his face a brighter orange same with his eyes a lighter blue. Then it hit me he was missing his classic yellow lightning strike on his wings so that was applied along with a few details 20200402_210435.jpg 20200425_105156.jpg 20200425_105209.jpg 20200425_105227.jpg 20200425_105241.jpg All the gang together 20200425_104950.jpg Next post Superion!
     
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    You may have seen in another thread recently I made and showed how to make some custom bigger feet for Superion and Defensor. Here he is with painted white fists as well Superion-G1MT.jpg 20200425_105614.jpg 20200425_105723.jpg 20200425_105656.jpg 20200425_110014.jpg 20200425_110030.jpg 20200425_110049.jpg 20200425_110116.jpg 20200425_142059.jpg 20200425_142112.jpg he last 2 pics are to give you an idea of scale with the extra height the new feet have added they also enable him to perform a nice A stance now as well
     
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