Heavy/Scratch: Deluxe Windcharger

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by psiwire, Sep 20, 2016.

  1. psiwire

    psiwire Well-Known Member

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    I re-purposed RID Sideswipe into Windcharger here. The head is made from a Prime Cliffjumper, styrene and apoxy sculpt. I also used apoxy sculpt to fill in that hood divot the QR faction sticker was in. And I made some decent stickers of my own for the chest, wheels, grill, feet and roof. I initially tried a faux rub sign on the hood to homage the G1 toy, but it didn't look right.
     

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  2. autobot prowl

    autobot prowl Well-Known Member

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    Pretty cool man!!!
     
  3. gericault

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    Awesome update of the G1 toy! Wish RID Sideswipe didn't have some many QC issues...
     
  4. char_leigh

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    Great use of the mold! Looks awesome! LOVE the Beachcomber too! You should get a photo with all your updated mini-bots together -- I still love that Cosmos you did a year ago!
     
  5. warhawk

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    Love it, especially the updated head.
     
  6. shiftypenguin

    shiftypenguin Fancy-Pantsless Dancer

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    I like your stylized take on the character!
     
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    That mold works so much better for him than for Swipe. I always thought he should be a deluxe fig. as well.
     
  8. psiwire

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    Thanks, this has been a fun ongoing project. Pipes is on the WIP shelf now. I still need to do Tailgate, Swerve, Outback, Gears and Seaspray. Seaspray is going to be the biggest challenge. I have an idea, but it might have to wait till I have a 3D printer. It's actually getting hard to get all these guys in a frame together.
     

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  9. psiwire

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    I know some people like to see the "in progress" pics, so here's one. I made the outside shape of the head out of styrene, then shaved down the sides and back of the Cliffjumper head. I glued a magnet inside the bottom of the outer frame, then glued the CJ head into the frame and filled it in with apoxy sculpt.
     

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    SMOG Vocab-champion ArgueTitan

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    Such a great, obvious mold choice! I can't believe it never occurred to me before. Nice going! :thumb 

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