Minor/Repaint: Legends/Legion class customs

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by G1Prowl, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. G1Prowl

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    I figured since I'm gonna be focusing on my Legends class figs for a while, and that I had quite a few that I was planning on refurbishing, I'd start one master thread for them. There is one rule for these customs: I don't head to toe repaint any figures, only parts of figs. Therefore, the plastic color of the toy dictates the custom.


    First up is Crankcase. He started out as Tracker Hound, and was gonna be a parts swap with Universe Legends Hound until I found out how impossible it was to pull the pins out of the back end of the jeep. Rather than destroy four toys to rebuild two, I decided to take him to work and paint him using the paint markers we use to mark parts. Surprisingly, the paint stuck well with no priming, and I'm having no problems with rubbing. I added a 'Con symbol when I got home, but it's a touch too big for any of the surfaces. Will update once I get a different symbol.


    Also will add more customs later, including my old Sideswipe and the new Swindle I'm working on.
     

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    I wonder if there is a way to take those pins out. They went in.....they gotta come out.
     
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    The only way I can see to take them out is the way they came in. The problem is there's no place to tap them out enough to grab them. I imagine a REALLY strong magnet could work, but I don't have access to that sort of thing.
     
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    Still you did ok brother.
     
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    So second custom to add to the thread is an oldie, my Sideswipe from Legends class Smokescreen. Straightforward paint removal and redetail.
     

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    These are great!
     
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    Next up is Outback, which was Henkei Brawn with the yellow replaced with brown, and the face colored in.
     

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    These are awesome! Loving that Outback and wondering why Has / Tak never redecoed that mould as Outback. Would've been a perfect GDO retooling with weapon like the other legends.
     
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    Nice Outback!
     
  11. G1Prowl

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    Yeah, it was a toss up between Rollbar and Outback. If they ever do a legit Outback, I know what to do with this custom.

    Next up is Nemesis Prime. Once again, paint strip and redetailing, with an added sword swap with Optimus.
     

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    my friend these are real nice. I love them.

    PS you need to give me a shout when you have a free second. :) 
     
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    Will do:thumbs2: 

    Now to the next: Tigertrack. Legends 3 pack Rodimus stripped and repainted.
     

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    And finally Swindle. Sandstorm never really sat well with me as Sandstorm and I always agonized over what I wanted to repurpose him as. After much consideration, and noting a distinct lack of Decepticons, I settled on Swindle. Pretty much just a redetail with added 'Con symbol.
     

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    keep em coming.
     
  16. butchrecon72

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    Good stuff brother
     
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    Great looking customs