Minor/Repaint: Quick&Dirty - Fall of Cybertron Sideswipe

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by Taiki, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. Taiki

    Taiki Well-Known Member

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    Overcompensating much, are we, Sideswipe?...

    Weird that he comes packaged with the Path Blaster, and it seems too bloody big for him [probably works better with Voyager figures, of which we have... ah. /facepalm], but after some finagling, he looks ok holding like a minigun...

    Quick and dirty, and in fifteen minutes:
    - one pink marker for some grill detailing on the front, back, sides of his chest, wheels, and the taillights. Some on the gun.
    - one silver marker for the side engine detailing, knees, and some grill/vent detailing. Again, some on the gun.
    - grey marker, for some grill detailing. alternately you could just do ALL that detailing in pink, to be honest, so this is completely optional.
    - gloss top-coat.

    ... I STILL don't like the Jazz/Sides mold too much?... it still feels a little awkward and chesty, but it feels... better for Sides. His head is TONS more expressive, and the red plastic doesn't feel QUITE as shit as the pearl white that Jazz had, so... yeah.

    Forget about game accuracy though. You don't even need to stare at pics to compare em to know that Sides looks WAY different from his in-game model... but at least this looks decent. Even before any touch-ups.

    ... now for Takara to come up with their nicely-painted Sides...
     

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  2. SG hailstorm

    SG hailstorm JaAm aficionado

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    i like it :thumb  can't wait to get him along with screamer and kickback
     
  3. Rexidus

    Rexidus Autobot

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    I hate you for already having this mold. :p 

    This looks great.
     
  4. kamtimus_prime

    kamtimus_prime Radicon Visionary

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    Looks Great...can I get a Mach 5 out of this mold!
     
  5. autobot prowl

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    Good Gravy he's sure got one terrible headsculpt! Anyways looks nice, I like this mold a lot
     
  6. Rexidus

    Rexidus Autobot

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    I like the head sculpt. What's wrong with it?
     
  7. Soundpulse

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    Love it.
     
  8. leobreaker1977

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    so true! lmao, I need like six of these. awesome job bro
     
  9. mirageandjazz11

    mirageandjazz11 Banned

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    it looks great just one question bro... you gona make sunstreaker? you could always give him a different head and give his car a spoiler.
     
  10. Taiki

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    Heh, thanx. XD
    you can probably consider Magnus too? His sword is a work of art, and there's the possible MGS add-on...


    Heh, thanx guyz. :) 
    It was actually an amazingly lucky thing on my part? He's not out on general release here in Singapore either... I found the entire wave in Hong Kong [after a couple of days of unsuccessful searching] in, amusingly, a small bookshop called Relay in the departure lounge of the Hong Kong International Airport.
    /twitch...
    go figure...


    lol the headsculpt is actually kinda awesome?... I was initially kinda bummed about it since I've already been spoiled by MP12, but... it's got more character to it, somehow?...
    if you look at it head on it's a neutral face, but when light hits it from the side, he can go from a neutral expression to a lopsided smirk to a maniacal grin... just from a light source position change. kinda impressive. XD
     
  11. Taiki

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    I'm tempted, but I need to figure out which head to use and how to fit a spoiler/engine pack on his back... the mold doesn't have a great amount of clearance when it's in alt mode...
     
  12. simonatmac

    simonatmac The stop motion maker

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    Looks nice! Sideswipe will play a role in my next project. (latest: Episode 3, the hardest thing is to make it look more great than a regular toy...
     
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    Looks pretty good.
     
  14. prime326

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    quick and dirty does the trick
     
  15. Taiki

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    Heh, that's a pretty interesting idea, and the customs look pretty cool. :) 


    Thanx guys. :) 
     
  16. stprime

    stprime THE コンボイ that the Matrix refused

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    Nice. I'd like to see prime out of this mold. I wonder hoe this head would look on classics swipe?
     
  17. Rexidus

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    I still hate you for having this when I don't yet. :p . Come on bbts!

    So question. You used pink for the Tron bits? I would have thought pink wouldn't look right.
     
  18. oswaldCobblepot

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    Looks great. The only thing I would say is you should color the faux-tires on his feet like you did his real tires.
     
  19. Taiki

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    Prime would be interesting, but not too keen to do it myself, lolz...
    as for Classics swipe... size might be an issue, and I think it's the wrong kinda joint?... haven't had the time to look at it more carefully... it's an idea though...


    heh, trust me, I'm STILL stunned I found them so early... I can't find them ANYWHERE in my country yet...
    yeah, used pink for the Tron bits... I wanted to use red initially, but I didn't have a bright enough shade, so... I experimented. It turned out pretty ok somehow...


    Heh, I wanted to initially, but after staring at his in-game model, I decided not to?... in his original in-game model, his wheels were on his shoulders and his back... and using a retool of the FoCJazz mold is already a stretch... but I decided that keeping the ankles unpainted would help seperate Sides from Jazz even more...
     
  20. mirageandjazz11

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    not sure if this helps but i found fan art of both a foc sideswipe and.........foc sunstreaker on deviantart and it is similar to sides.[​IMG]