Minor/Repaint: BOMBS (and Gun) WAHEY!!! Fully equipping OSKO Swoop

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  1. Seeaich

    Seeaich Inaction Master

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    Thanks to @fakebusker83's POTP Swoop gear and @Trentulas' sweet pistol in PA12, my Swoop is now fully equipped!
    I opted to drill out where the clips on the wing pods were for 4mm magnets to avoid wear on the wing paint, cover the nasty looking screw caps, and filled out the hollows to neaten their exposed undersides.
    While the pods' sprue loop from printing proved excellent material to make a 5mm-to-6mm adaptor backstrap for Trent's blaster, I decided to leave the pods 5mm and make some non-invasive, removable 7mm-to-5mm adaptors (they were made from the connector that came with skinny glowsticks to make temporary party jewellery/decorations I ended up with after a friend's birthday party!) so Swoop could wear them seeker-style in 'bot mode (in part because a few of the G1 Dinobots launchers weren't hand held, and I like the idea of the flying Dinobot maybe having some similar heritage to the Seekers).
    Painted up with Mr. Metal Color, Aqueous Hobby Color including a heavy multilayering of Flat Clear to get a smooth-looking finish on them.
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    It also turns out that though the usual 3mm pegs are OS on the BMB/Black Mamba Swoop the pegs for the bird toes fit the blaster's 3mm top port for Dino mode stowage by happenstance (and possibly due a bit to the amount of paint that also went in there).
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  2. SamMeasa

    SamMeasa Well-Known Member

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    Very nice, I've been holding off on getting Fakebusters G1 style swords for the dinobots in addition to two G1 swoop missiles. for his gun I'm actually looking at the Swoop Twin Pistols by SGTF/Lg Designs. His Dinobot gun set can also be combined into a large gun for Volcanus.
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  3. Seeaich

    Seeaich Inaction Master

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    That's a tidy set!
    Had to have those gold warheads on mine though, and Fakebusker/Ariel's have turned out to be the ideal proportions for the OSKO for my preferences as well as bang on my desired aesthetics.
     
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    Nice work. Swoop was always a favorite of mine.
     
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  5. fakebusker83

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    With the awesome paint job and great photography, it's really hard to tell what is toy and what is printed :D 


    At the risk of selling myself, the dinobot blasters I've prepared (in addition to the missiles so Kindly showcased here) can be combined into a monster that Volcanicus can also wield.
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  6. DaBooma

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    That is beyond awesome. What did you use for the wings? They look modded.
     
  7. Seeaich

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    Just painted 'em Mr. Metal Color aluminium with a fixing coat of Mr. Hobby Aqueous Hobby Color clear on top.