Minor/Repaint: G1 Soundwave IDW style head

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by DragonSuperman, Nov 29, 2013.

  1. DragonSuperman

    DragonSuperman Well-Known Member

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    This is my first custom on TFW2005 and here I am with a simple custom that ANYBODY can do. I sold my TRU MP soundwave once I learned that the tapes could fit inside my encore reissue version. I strictly collect classics/generations really, so I have my ultimate Soundwave right here. All I had to do was swap out the head with the FOC voyager SW. Now, it makes me of the artwork in the comics of today and with light piping to boot! No mods needed and it transforms back into tape-player mode nicely, as long as you wouldn't mind the extra lump.

    I didn't want to waste a perfectly good generations voyager, so I sanded the base of the G1 head just enough to give FOC Soundwave a retro look. Likewise, it still transforms, only without interfering with the altmode.

    Please comment! I would enjoy some feedback.
     

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  2. BidoofdudeofOz

    BidoofdudeofOz The Stench of Discovery

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    Nice. Always wanted to see how that would look myself. :) 
     
  3. Novaburnhilde

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    Cool, the FOC Soundwave head looks great on G1 SW's body.
     
  4. ShanLan

    ShanLan I is a WerWilf

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    Neat! That head actually works very well on him, quite unexpected.
     
  5. archieboy

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    I'm gonna do this as soon as I find a cheap Generations Soundwave.
     
  6. JohnRedcorn

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    You can find a lot of those on ebay
     
  7. JohnRedcorn

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    VERY NICE. I have the Maiden Japan head replacement but will try out the FOC head. Btw, is the Encore version supposed to be better than the other G1 SW molds?
     
  8. DragonSuperman

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    Thanks, and no. All Soundwave reissues have been great, especially the Hasbro commemorative edition, which can hold two tapes at a time. I wanted the encore, however, because only the Japanese reissues have dark tinted tape doors. I'm not fond of the maiden japan head really. It's more of a look that's meant to go with the G1 aesthetic. I'd lean more towards an option that brings this figure into my classics collection, which is why I thought of this.
     
  9. Christopher-2

    Christopher-2 Well-Known Member

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    Very nice! THAT is classics Soundwave.
     
  10. SMOG

    SMOG Vocab-champion ArgueTitan

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    Brilliant trick! I love it.

    Somehow it just didn't occur to me until now that you could put the MP Cassettes into a classics collection (way more size-appropriate IMHO), and use a modified G1 Soundwave. It's perfect!

    I'm also surprised to see how good FOC Soundwave looks with the G1 head. Not bad at all.

    :thumb 

    zmog
     
  11. TacticalBacon

    TacticalBacon Garbage Enthusiast

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    That looks, surprisingly, awesome! I never would have known that Fall of Cybertron Soundwave's head would look great on G1 Soundwave!