Heavy/Scratch: PotP Dreadwind: My First Custom!

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by shadowbug, Feb 1, 2018.

  1. shadowbug

    shadowbug Well-Known Member

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    For a while now I had wanted to get into the customizing scene as I continued to see molds being released that had potential but lacked one or two details that stopped them from being truly great representations of old characters. After noticing that I was getting a backlog big enough to warrant it's own toy tub I realized I needed to get started before my collection was in total disarray. So, without further ado...
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    Some Random Thoughts:

    I picked this project because it required zero painting and seemed like a simple enough things to get Dreadwind looking more G1. I did scratch the canopy a little but a repolabels Decepticon logo saved the day.

    I have many, many tools...none of which were suited for work this small. So....more tools!

    In case anyone wonders on what provides the connection: An Overboard handle for the peg and a CW G2 Aerialbot foot for the hole.

    The canopy sits about half a millimeter too high, just didn't cut out enough plastic. Oh well, hell always be in bot mode anyways.

    I did have to lose the chest flap and cut off its connector in order to get the canopy to sit closer on the chest...for some reason I didn't take a pic of it.
     
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  2. Dropkick

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    Wow! This actually works given the context of the character! I dig it!
    And it doesn't hinder Alt-Mode! ((Does it?))
    Anyways good work, and welcome to the Radicons Customs section!
     
  3. PaperSheep

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    Pretty awesome. I can imagine a lot of custom seekers for combiner starscream if this catches on.
     
  4. King Glurch

    King Glurch Average T30 Scoop enjoyer

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    This looks cool. And welcome to the forums btw. But darn it, I was going to do something really similar, but it wouldn’t use partsforming.
     
  5. Kamijou Touma

    Kamijou Touma ミサカ10032

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    I really like it and it makes it look so much better.
     
  6. shiftypenguin

    shiftypenguin Fancy-Pantsless Dancer

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    Awesome mod! Simple, yet effective.
     
  7. theosteve

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    Great idea! I may have to try this.
     
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  8. JockerStudio

    JockerStudio Mr.JK

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    Then it can Combiner it?
     
  9. Crim

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    It clearly plugs back into the jet backpack.
     
  10. REM2010

    REM2010 till all are one an “treated equally” as one lol

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    veryvery clever & slick im gonna have to do that love the g1look
     
  11. Skert

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    Very nice! And this gives me some ideas...
     
  12. oscarnjboy

    oscarnjboy SHAZAM!!

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    Beautiful. Just beautiful.
    Great job.
    I wanna do this to turn my extra dreadwind into an acid storm.
     
  13. Spyne98

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    Looks great! That's my one complaint about this figure, the nosecone should be on the front. You hit all the right spots with this. Awesome stuff!
     
  14. shadowbug

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    Yep, doesn't affect combining at all.

    I also just want to thanks for all the positive feedback!
     
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    Looks way better!
     
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    That works. Thanks for sharing and welcome Aboard.
     
  17. dragonflye18

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    i been working on an idea for custom thrust - dirge- and ramjet . dirge and ramjet will be easier to make . you may have just solved 1 of my problems . now i need cone heads. awesome work
     
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    He's got wings too. Check out the rest of Steamshield's stuff.