Minor/Repaint: Red Alert & Clamp-Down

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  1. spencer1984

    spencer1984 Well-Known Member

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    The last of my Siege customs (for now...)

    Red Alert was the first one from the line that I liked better than the figure I already had on the shelf, though the off-white arms bugged me. So I recolored them with Testors silver spray paint and RIT dye, then gave him Siege Sideswipe's shoulder launcher so he looked complete.

    That left me with a spare Genrations Red Alert, so I cleaned off his Fire Chief markings with isopropyl alcohol and repainted him as Clamp Down. Most of the lower body was done with a black Sharpie, but the door and hood deco are custom waterslide decals I made.
     

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  2. jamarmiller

    jamarmiller S.K.A.R. LEADER

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    i did the same for my kids , the old classics toy is still a great toy and stands up well with the new stuff. so why ditch it, when it makes a repaint character into a unique mold, different from the more cartoon accurate characters toys like Red Alert and Sideswipe. I did Cordon, Tigertack and Spinout as well and was able to switch parts to make it even more accurate to the original toy color schemes.

    The one thing I wish I had that I dont is that little curve sticker thing on the front/top of the hood. thats the one thing thats missing from it I think. But I put a toyhax label there with the word police.

    I did add other Toyhax labels as well too

    here is my sons guys. Cost me very little as he already had the toys.

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  3. stprime

    stprime THE コンボイ that the Matrix refused

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    Classics for LIFE!

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  4. jamarmiller

    jamarmiller S.K.A.R. LEADER

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    love those sirens, are they Henkei ?
     
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    Love these customs... Very well done with this amazing molds <3
     
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    stprime THE コンボイ that the Matrix refused

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    No. They are hasbro I stripped then repainted and labeled. Theses are old so the sirens are RID Mach alert I think.
     
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    stprime THE コンボイ that the Matrix refused

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    Thanks guys! Awesome work on the customs @jamarmiller and @stprime - it's nice to see I'm not the only one who still likes this mold. I made a similar Tigertrack when ER Sunstreaker came along, using a similar parts swap with a spare Sideswipe (that eventually became Overdrive - waste not, want not!).

    Definitely RiD Mach Alert/Prowl - I used those same parts for my 1/24 builds:

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    stprime THE コンボイ that the Matrix refused

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    No pic of front. But. I followed the lower lip around sort to the intane and added small point on hood.
     
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