Minor/Repaint: Custom Aerialbots Fireflight and Slingshot

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  1. SteamShield

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    Hello Radicons, I have almost completed two of my custom aerialbots, fireflight and slingshot.

    Fireflight is a mod+repaint of Takara DA-12 air raid, and slingshot is plainly a minor repaint of decepticon jet blade. The head is lifted from FOC JAZZ with some slight work.

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    I moved the wings from the top to the legs so that the robot mode resembles the cartoon even more.

    Unfortunately the "extra" I added to fireflight's head prove to be too big so I could not close the canopy anymore in his alt mode. Otherwise I am very happy with the result.

    Just waiting to apply original aerialbot stickers on it to add the blue/yellow stripes. Yes I know I can brush them on but I am not so good with painting in general.
     
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    This shows the lego piece used to relocate the wings.

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    Close-up of the new head:

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    And also some "version 1" shots. Enjoy!
     

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    That's some nice work.
     
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    Absolutely amazing! Excellent job :thumb  Do you have plans for the others?
     
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    SG hailstorm JaAm aficionado

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    these are great
     
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    Yes I am planning sky dive right now. Trying to decide if sky shadow is a good base to work from, since I am not very into its samurai-like aesthetics.

     
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    Might not be a bad choice but I do understand your concern about the aesthetic. Looking foward to seeing what come up with.
     
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    Wow- great work! What did you do to the FOC head? I can barely recognize him!
     
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    Those are HOT!
    Skydive is an F16 fighting falcon, how about Prime Starscream?
     
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    the jet mode works but not the robot unless you gave him some little bit bulkier legs and maybe arms
     
  12. 2ndSndWve

    2ndSndWve Hen... Shin!

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    Wow. Fireflight looks fantastic.
     
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    That's actually the figure's original head with styrene and epoxy putty, :wink: but you are right it is modeled after foc air raid's head.
     
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    Souffle I like Scouts.

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    Good stuff. Might try this one day.
     
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    Good stuff!
     
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    Very nice. Love how this turned out and am anxious to see the rest.


    I was honestly also planning something like this (before TFC released their Aerialbots), making it even more interesting to me.

    I was planning on using the breakaway/Thrust mold for Skydive instead of Fireflight. Reason is that where I live the F16 (Skydive) is being replaced by the Joint Strike Fighter (Breakaway/Thrust).

    I was looking at the jetmode first however, and considering what would be proper upgrades. My idea was the following:
    Slingshot from Jetblade
    Skydive from Breakaway
    Fireflight from Terradive
    Air Raid from Sky Shadow
     
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    Interestingly, I had the exact thought process. I guess DA12 being red helped. But if you think in their combat role this group will get a bit boring because

    The F15 is replaced by F22
    The F16 is eeplaved by F35A
    TheAV8B is replaced by F35B
    and the F4...F35C

    there :)