Minor/Repaint: Generations Shattered Glass Thundercracker (WiP)

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  1. NewtypeS3

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    Edit: complete! 7th post down, fellows.

    So. I seem to be crazy. With the soonish release of Siege ‘Cracker in my area, I had a common Generations Thundercracker lying around. I currently dislike having multiples of characters without good reason, and a bolt of crazy struck me.

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    I could make this guy. Unfortunately, there are a lot of pins that I am having to work around, as I can’t take them out. However, a partially assembled torso...

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    Makes me feel I’m about on the right track.

    He is almost entirely core Thundercracker from the retail line, but I did swap his cockpit with Dirge to get a clear plastic to let the bright green shine through.

    As he is still a work in progress, have a few other shots of the work so far:

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  2. Cyclonus95

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    Looking awesome so far! I’m doing a similar thing to make a Nacelle, but disassembly can be scary. How’d you manage to get pop those wings off the hinge without snapping the peg off? :eek: 
     
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  3. NewtypeS3

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    Hilariously, he had some really weak pegs. The right wing kept trying to fall out, and I even found that his wings could “flap” up and down. They just popped out with a soft tug when I disassembled him.

    I did buy him secondhand off eBay, but I’ve see zero reports of poor wing attachment for any kind of ‘Cracker. It’s weird.

    I’m having to also figure out a few workarounds with him, like making the shooters a solid black with neon highlights.
     
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    Getting ever closer. As you can see, I’ve made some minor adjustments to the paint scheme. Mainly because I can’t pry apart the cannons. The missiles look freaking sweet, though.

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    I have decided I won’t be transforming him, though. There’s just too much paint that can scrape off.
     
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  5. Venixion

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    What a glorious little skittle-former! Can't wait to see this guy done.
     
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    Woo, Action Master fans represent.
     
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  7. NewtypeS3

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    He is complete...!

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    The back is sadly less good, as I couldn’t pop the pins keeping the back. However, I think it looks fairly awesome. Here’s a few images with other SG creations of mine...

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    Starscream and Cracker

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    Megatron and Cracker

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    Darkwing and the seekers
     
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    He looks pretty damn good. The paint job seems smooth and even.
     
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  9. NewtypeS3

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    Thanks! I have to admit, this guy looks way better in pictures than in person. Part of it is because I thought that pink would be better than red, as I did not have that neon orange/red.

    I was wrong, and painted over it. Took a few attempts, and the back where the joint is looks horrible... but it looks awesome from the front!
     
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    Maximus Danz DIAAAAAAAAAAAAAA-CLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!!!

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    Awesome! I was going to do something similar with the spark armor starscream.
     
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