Heavy/Scratch: SIEGE/EARTHRISE ASTROTRAIN MODS

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  1. nonmetal

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    In a previous post I had shown off some of my Siege mods.
    Minor/Repaint: - Siege mods
    Included were some modifications to Astrotrain. Since then I worked on him enough to justify his own thread.

    Bot Mode
    -The thing I think that really helped nail his animation look was painting his face white. He always had that creepy ghost face. Just with White Testors model paint with a tiny hint of grey.
    -I opened up his head and gave his eyes red shiny stickers from leftover Reprolabels. Closing the head sandwiched the sticker in.
    -His blaster is a kitbash based on the laser pistol he had in the cartoon. Used a G1 Snarl gun NonNef weapons and other bits pinning pieces together.
    -I shaved the top of his shoulders a little bit so they weren't so pointy.

    Shuttle Mode
    -Gave him 1/250 scale thrusters with 5mm pegs
    -VERY carefully with alcohol removed the Decepticon tampo from his wings (wings are painted grey)and gave him new faction symbols closer to middle of wings. I wanted them visible in bot mode which they were not before.
    -I filled the 5mm ports all around because a shuttle that scale would have craters otherwise
    -Gave him a purple tailfin stripe using model paint
    -The gap filler is from a second Astrotrain tailfin section modified with a titanmaster swivel peg to be able to attach it to Astro's back in bot mode.
    -Gave his Shuttle mode lasers like in the cartoon using Tamiya model sprues.
    -his Shuttle vents are WST Megatron sticker spares from Toyhax

    Train Mode
    -Yellow metallic stickers for cab and Chigurh stickers for lights
    -Painted the crankshaft/connectors and front light chrome

    I removed the garbagy battle damage with Alcohol. 1.JPG 2.JPG 3.JPG 4.JPG 5.JPG 6.JPG 7.JPG 8.JPG 9.JPG 10.JPG
     
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    Cartoon reference pics IMG_9325.PNG IMG_9349.PNG
     
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    as cool as an over clocked bender. ( i still have yet to find me an Astrotrain siege or earth rise grrr)
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    where does the filler piece for the shuttle go in train mode?
     
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    Unfortunately not really anywhere. Can go on top of the train but I don't like it there. Usually toss it in the coal tender. Thinking of a way to incorporate it though.
     
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    Good Luck. He is pretty fun and real solid construction. Just wish they had made back half of shuttle look better.
     
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    ok
     
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    ultimate upgrade I'd like to see.. is swinging the wheels from his legs to sit along the rear while in shuttle mode.. bulking it up a bit and streamlining the front of the shuttle!
     
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  9. Christopher John Frugard

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    Can you let me know what color the body is? It looks like beige & grey but I am not so sure.