Heavy/Scratch: Classics Sideswipe as a Countach

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by TigerBlade, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. TigerBlade

    TigerBlade Prepare for extermination

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2011
    Posts:
    29,279
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    362
    Likes:
    +28,690
    Facebook:
    Got a request for an action master classics Sideswipe in his true G1 self, just finished him off.

    Fully articulated with a Honda Saint head (far superior to the MP one IMHO), I think the Tracks figure lends itself well:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    I've already tidied up the tiny bit of Tracks hood you can spy on the rear of the legs....didn't notice that till I had taken the pics. and the doors may be taken from the backpack and attached to his arms but that would be the final job if needed. Left his spoiler as a rotating heel to match his foot position to give him a really solid stance. Apart from that I think the pics speak for themselves!

    His brother should be along in the next few days :D 

    Hope you all like!
     

    Attached Files:

  2. BLK-OUT 4500X

    BLK-OUT 4500X Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2011
    Posts:
    484
    Trophy Points:
    76
    Likes:
    +0
    Great job man .
     
  3. hondasaint14

    hondasaint14 Customizer/Sculpter

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2011
    Posts:
    237
    Trophy Points:
    61
    Likes:
    +10
    Holy [email protected]*#! ...Kick ass man, love this true g1 sideswipe!. Great work!
     
  4. spoonman

    spoonman I make bots.

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2008
    Posts:
    2,131
    Trophy Points:
    262
    Location:
    Rhode Island
    Likes:
    +1,568
    Dude! Great work!!!
     
  5. imoff2186

    imoff2186 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2009
    Posts:
    517
    Trophy Points:
    101
    Likes:
    +2
    A mini MP sideswipe, briliant work!
     
  6. lildevilchick

    lildevilchick what the doctor ordered

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2007
    Posts:
    3,103
    Trophy Points:
    151
    Likes:
    +2
    Gawd he turned out fantastic. I sooo can't wait to get him and his brother!
     
  7. TCracker

    TCracker R.I.P., 5/2019 Veteran

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2007
    Posts:
    17,043
    News Credits:
    16
    Trophy Points:
    347
    Likes:
    +21,909
    Looks great!
     
  8. TigerBlade

    TigerBlade Prepare for extermination

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2011
    Posts:
    29,279
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    362
    Likes:
    +28,690
    Facebook:
    Cheers man!

    Cheers dude, thanks for the amazing head sculpt!

    Cheers :D 

    Thanks man, he's about an inch smaller than the official MP Sideswipe so not that bad :) 

    Glad you like him, he'll/they'll look great in your collection ;)  Need to press on with Sunny now......

    Cheers man!
     
  9. Phr0g

    Phr0g Politicon

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2012
    Posts:
    215
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    82
    Likes:
    +79
    Facebook:
    Instagram:
    YouTube:
    Wow! I really like this!
    Top job ;) 
     
  10. Sweeny

    Sweeny Electric Monk

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2011
    Posts:
    2,940
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    202
    Likes:
    +174
    Ebay:
    Amazing work pal - he is stunning. He looks like he's walked off the cartoon - turned out really nice!
     
  11. leobreaker1977

    leobreaker1977 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2011
    Posts:
    1,111
    Trophy Points:
    257
    Location:
    Barrie, Ontario Canada
    Likes:
    +375
    Very cool! Makes wish I was better at reshells!
     
  12. SMOG

    SMOG Vocab-champion ArgueTitan

    Joined:
    May 13, 2006
    Posts:
    20,786
    Trophy Points:
    412
    Location:
    Robot Narnia, Quebec
    Likes:
    +4,987
    Took me a minute to realize just what I was looking at here... the Tracks mold, eh? WOW! So it still transforms then, I gather.

    Nice work... nice call on rearranging the Tracks transformation to suit Sideswipe. I would never have thought of that! :) 

    zmog
     
  13. noblekale

    noblekale There can be only one!

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2003
    Posts:
    872
    Trophy Points:
    242
    Likes:
    +137
    Ebay:
    Facebook:
    No, if you read the first page, he said Action Master Sideswipe. Plus, he's missing the front wheels in vehicle mode. But, either way, he looks pretty show accurate there. Good job :) 
     
  14. TigerBlade

    TigerBlade Prepare for extermination

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2011
    Posts:
    29,279
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    362
    Likes:
    +28,690
    Facebook:
    Cheers man :) 

    Just take your time man, I'm nowhere near the best here but anything is possible with the right tools :thumb 

    Yup, fully articulated action master as requested. I guess with extra work it would be possible to get him transforming but you'd need to add a swing to the hood and most likely add doors to the arms so you could get the roof closer to the body. Wheels would have to stay oh his shoulders too and all of that would detract from the cartoon look.
     
  15. Superquad7

    Superquad7 OCP Police Crime Prevention Unit 001 Super Content Contributor

    Joined:
    May 19, 2003
    Posts:
    50,927
    News Credits:
    15
    Trophy Points:
    447
    Likes:
    +4,713
    Twitter:
    I really like it!

    Lessee some alt mode photos!
     
  16. lildevilchick

    lildevilchick what the doctor ordered

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2007
    Posts:
    3,103
    Trophy Points:
    151
    Likes:
    +2
    There is no alt mode. I didn't want a transforming figure. :p 
     
  17. LamboTwinLove

    LamboTwinLove Lambo Assassin

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2012
    Posts:
    2,128
    Trophy Points:
    167
    Likes:
    +3
    I should have known these were for you!


    Very nice, I can't wait to see Sunstreaker!
     
  18. SMOG

    SMOG Vocab-champion ArgueTitan

    Joined:
    May 13, 2006
    Posts:
    20,786
    Trophy Points:
    412
    Location:
    Robot Narnia, Quebec
    Likes:
    +4,987
    Disappointing, but yeah... I missed that bit about the Action Master in the opening sentence (despite the fact that my first impression was that it WAS an actionmaster).

    However, I think my point remains, in that you COULD actually achieve a credible Sideswipe transformation with the Tracks mold, pretty much just by reversing the direction of the car. It would be a much trickier re-shell, and the positioning of the doors would probably be the biggest challenge, but I think it's entirely possible.

    Hmmm.

    zmog
     
  19. lildevilchick

    lildevilchick what the doctor ordered

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2007
    Posts:
    3,103
    Trophy Points:
    151
    Likes:
    +2
    Was there ever really any doubt? :lol 

    The last pic I saw of Sunny he was looking really good. ;) 
     
  20. TigerBlade

    TigerBlade Prepare for extermination

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2011
    Posts:
    29,279
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    362
    Likes:
    +28,690
    Facebook:
    Ta! Sunny will be ready by the weekend hopefully.

    He is totally do-able, I would say you would just need to use a swing for the hood and you'll nearly be there but he'd look quite different.

    He's really coming on now, I'm already painting in the details in anticipation of his new chest drying :thumb