Customs: SR-71 Reshell Ideas: Input Wanted

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  1. Signal LancR

    Signal LancR Bah weep gragnah TFW2005 Supporter

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    I have this 18" long SR-71 Blackbird model I'm looking to use for reshelling a Transformer. I'm still planning out what figure(s) and character(s) I'd like to do, so I'd love to hear what you think.

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    My biggest issues at the moment are size and shape. I can't find any figures big and long enough to fit the nose of the jet. So I thought I could solve that by making this out of more that one figure.

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    Layout: As the drawing illustrates, I I could divide the plane in four. I'd use the front half for one large figure, likely a leader or voyager, while the rear half would be made of three smaller (minicon, legends, or scout) figures.

    As for character choice, the drawing also shows a G1 toy style Jetfire the big figure with representations of his Armada, Energon, and Cybertron designs. I could also use the colour schemes of the repaints of the original figures. Black Skyfire, Universe Spacewarp, Energon Overcast, and Cybertron Skyshadow.

    Donor figures could be TLK Leader/Voyager Megatron for the front, which ever fits. I'm tempted to use the Armada Star Saber Minicon team for the rear, but they're likely too small. I would love suggestions on what scout class figures I could use.

    But what about the Spy Drone? Just like the GIJoe Night Raven, the SR-71 was originally designed to carry and deploy a recon drone. A representation of which is included with this model. So I had another idea.

    What if it was Soundwave/Reflector? I could also make the plane out of Soundwave, Spectro, Spyglass, and Viewfinder, while turning the drone into Laserbeak and possibly Buzzsaw or Ravage. I dunno. The old tapedeck mode needs updating, and that seemed like a fun way to do it.

    Sound off! Tell me what you think; good and bad! Thanks for looking!
     
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    Here's the model next to TLK Leader Megs

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