Minor/Repaint: Fansproject...Sideswipe! (sort of...)

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by gericault, May 30, 2014.

  1. gericault

    gericault Well-Known Member

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    OK, so thought I`d finally start posting some of my finished projects. I`ve been doing these for about five or six years now, and have to thank the many many many radicons out there who have inspired me in one way or another. Some of my projects have been directly inspired by their work, while others are just my own creative flights of fancy!

    In the case of this fellow here, back when the FP Stunticons were first shown in their full glory, someone on the 3rd party boards did a digibash changing the colours of the `cons into autobots. As soon as I saw that pic, I wanted to make this custom happen.

    The car was painted with Krylon Fusion for Plastic (Yay, KRYLON!), and the bot details are all in Testor`s and Citadel Acrylics.

    The real pain with this mold is the non-existent clearance between the two foot sections when they fold together. It took a LOT of careful sanding to keep the paint from scratching off, but in alt mode you can see how the front hood panels aren`t quite as nice and flat as they once were...
    Oh well, still love this mold!

    Hope the pics look ok; this is the first time I use my photoshoot set up and the light seems a bit orange...maybe I need brighter lightbulbs...

    Comments and critiques welcome!!
     

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  2. Hardshell

    Hardshell Well-Known Member

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    I love the idea!
     
  3. Rexidus

    Rexidus Autobot

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    Holy crap that's awesome! I would most likely buy that if they repainted it officially/unofficially!
     
  4. gericault

    gericault Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, that was my reaction when I saw the original digibash! Then I realized that the chances of FP actually getting around to doing it are so remote (unless we`re willing to wait til 2026!) that I figured I`d just do it myself!
     
  5. TheShockwave48

    TheShockwave48 Kinda sorta artist

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    Really nice!!!!!!
     
  6. gawddammit

    gawddammit Rocketchoochoo

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    Love it!
     
  7. Death333

    Death333 aliases: Dx3, Dr. Whiffington, Hellscr333m

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    This really reminds me of otfc sideswipe using the rid mold. I love it. Nice clean work too.
     
  8. BScorpinok75

    BScorpinok75 Squadron X #1 Consultant

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    pretty cool
     
  9. azmodyus

    azmodyus Well-Known Member

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    Looks awesome, now ya just need a Sunstreaker to go with it! :D 
     
  10. SMOG

    SMOG Vocabchampion ArgueTitan

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    Nice. So you bought an FP Stunticon just to repaint? Ballsy.

    Paid off though... looks good. :thumb 

    zmog
     
  11. Wolfguard

    Wolfguard Your own personal Jesus.

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    Love it. Would be pretty cool if you made a G1 Autobot combiner out of the rest of these guys - Sunstreaker, Tracks, Mirage and Optimus.
     
  12. Superquad7

    Superquad7 OCP Police Crime Prevention Unit 001 Super Content Contributor

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  13. autobot prowl

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    Great job! The hood looks fine to me, and the overall flow works really well.
     
  14. stprime

    stprime THE コンボイ that the Matrix refused

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    Are these they?
     

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  15. gericault

    gericault Well-Known Member

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    That would be them; thanks for digging'em up!
    The only other one I'd be tempted to do is the Mirage, but I can't afford another 3rd party toy just to to do a custom...
    Here's another couple of slightly better pics of this guy's bot mode...still working on perfecting my photo tent/box!
     

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  16. Blazere

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    Somebody buy the rest! I NEED TO SEE THIS COMBINER!