Heavy/Scratch: Generations Shockwave

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  1. Jbarb78

    Jbarb78 Well-Known Member

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    I always liked the use of this mold for Shockwave, and after seeing a few others run with it, I decided to give it a go. I modified the head from a FOC Shockwave to fit the Jazz balljoint, and grafted a FOC Jazz gun to his arm to round out the mods. Then I tore the entire thing apart, sanded every square inch, and shot a coat of AP01 before base coating with custom mixed HoK paints. Hand painted details are Testor's Model Master as usual, followed by a healthy dose of Model Master Gloss clear lacquer. I wet sanded between coats to give it a glassy-smooth finish, and to blend in the ghosted racing stripes, which fade out depending on lighting in person.

    Shockwave will be on the auction block later this evening for anyone interested, thanks for looking!

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  2. leobreaker1977

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    Awesome bro! I wondered if foc shockwaves head would fit
     
  3. arpcefxl

    arpcefxl JETFIRE

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    Nice this awesome work
     
  4. Soundpulse

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    I really like this.
     
  5. Robot.MacGyver

    Robot.MacGyver Improvisational Engineer

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    Sexellent!!
     
  6. Jbarb78

    Jbarb78 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks man, though it does require heavy modification to make the head fit, I cut the front half off and attached it to Jazz's rear head half, which had to be narrowed a bit to fit the horns. It's a tight fit, but it get's it done.

    Thank you guys.
     
  7. Nyarlahotep

    Nyarlahotep Radicon Scourge

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    Looks slick man, I love this mold for ol' One Eye. I think I may have gone with a bigger alternator/binatech shockblast head, but overall this is a winner. Well done!
     
  8. TWINTURBO

    TWINTURBO Mandiprime97's badass :)

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    Nice work on him, he looks great!! I am going to have to try this.
     
  9. Mr Ray

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    That purple is so smooth!!! It looks factory fresh!
     
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    Very nice job!Great ideas and I way dig the purple on purple stripes!
     
  11. pumpkingonzo

    pumpkingonzo Stunticon lover!

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    Love the colour!
    Looks superb.
     
  12. malcontentman

    malcontentman Cybertronian James Cagney

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    It's cool how you are using the Generations/United Jazz mold for Shockwave just as Hasbro/Takara used the Alternators/Binaltech Jazz/Meister mold for the Alternators/Binaltech Shockwave back in the day. It works perfectly!
     
  13. SonOfNemesis

    SonOfNemesis Well-Known Member

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    This is very nice, you should make a quick video of the gloss appeal, I'm sure it glares like a sheet of glass in sunlight.
     
  14. caked-up

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    That is a splendid job my friend. One of these days I am going to have to learn this sanding trick to paint something awesome like this. What exactly does the sanding do for you in regards to full paint job?


    Your custom is very sick and it makes me want to buy the Alternators Shockblast toy again.
     
  15. pumpkingonzo

    pumpkingonzo Stunticon lover!

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    Really love this! Stunning.
    I've painted the Jazz mold a few times. Great figure.
    I normally find the hinge on the door can be a pain to do, or rather can slightly tap against paint on the door. Your figure is perfect!
    Great pictures as well by the way :) 
     
  16. Jbarb78

    Jbarb78 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks man, I agree the head is on the small side, but I think if the head was taller it'd have to be wider, and wouldn't fit. As is, I had to narrow this one significantly to clear during transformation, and it's extremely close.

    Thanks guys!

    Thanks, I liked the idea too, though I can't take credit for it since I'm actually pretty late to the party on this one.

    Thanks Zac, if only the weather would allow that would be nice, we're getting a bit of a rain storm moving in lately, not quite like the east coast though.

    Thanks, and if you have the patience sanding can make a world of difference in the longevity and look of your paint work. Hitting the majority of the surfaces with 1400 grit helps the paint adhere better and can reduce chipping. Wet-sanding between coats helps smooth out your paint layers, so you eliminate the 'orange peel' look in the finish, makes everything flat and even. Like this for example:

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    Black best reflects the results of wet-sanding, it virtually gets rid of any turbulence in your paint finish, leaves it smooth as glass.

    Thanks again man, maybe not 'perfect', but that's always the goal :) 
     
  17. BigRC83

    BigRC83 I'm singing in the rain

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    Looks great! I wonder how a Soundblater deco would look.
     
  18. Jbarb78

    Jbarb78 Well-Known Member

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    I think Spurt made one that looked pretty sweet.
     
  19. SonOfNemesis

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    I also like the offset of the striping, that's cool.
     
  20. Jbarb78

    Jbarb78 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks man, I try to keep them unique, I had an elaborate graphic scheme planned that I wanted to run with, but decided on something a little more subtle.