Heavy/Scratch: Custom OpenPlay Big Spring/ MP Springer

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  1. IgTerminals

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    Custom Big Spring
    So, as usual this turned into a bigger project than first planned.
    Started by swapping the feet, as the rear look much better, and animation model accurate.
    Dropped the entire top of the helmet and the mohawk by nearly a mm. Makes the helmet look better, as it now looks shorter and wider. But the main reason I did it was to allow the head to rotate and fold away completely into the chest in alt mode, with a slight channel cut to accommodate. I removed and resculpted the forehead triangle, as the original was a solid shape rather than an outline. I resculpted the stock face with files, epoxy putty and sandpaper. Went for Springers sarcastic smirk as it's how I picture him, and I already have many stoic bots.
    With the chest I removed the seam and filed off the hinge detail. I filed the grille flat (it curved out, and didn't look right to me) and plated it with styrene. I removed the yellow "belt buckle" section from the crotch plate, and rebuilt the whole thing onto the abs section. I plated the upper arms with styrene, and filed and sanded them until they were a nice smooth curve like the animation model. I filled the chest and shoulder screwholes and pin holes with green stuff, and added styrene to the chest tab so it locks better. Tweeked some other tabs so they work correctly.
    Painted with Citadel paints and brushes. The light green was all painted, matched the pale green of the thighs and fists for the grille and face. Added some dark green into the colour scheme, including the triangle at the bottom of the chest section to look more like the Sunbow model chest. Painted the engine nozzels and hubcaps silver. Mixed a metallic blue for the headlights and screens in the cockpit. Painted the gun and missile.

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  2. Unicron9

    Unicron9 Fan and customizer of the TAWYS

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    Wow I already love this figure but you made him perfect.
     
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  3. IgTerminals

    IgTerminals Force Chip - Ignition!

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    That's such a compliment. Thank you dude. :)