Minor/Repaint: Studio Series 10n Deluxe Nightbeat

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by NewtypeS3, Jun 30, 2020 at 2:33 PM.

  1. NewtypeS3

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    So, I had picked up this Jazz as my first Studio Series figure. He’d been returned once at least, or someone had been caught trying to steal him. He was loose in the box, and was discounted because of it. Nothing missing, so I bought him.

    ...and turned him into Nightbeat.

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    The vehicle paint scheme is basically a transplanted G1 color scheme. I had wanted to use a darker blue, but none would adhere to the shiny silver or clear plastic Jazz is made of. Shame. As for robot mode, I wanted him to have less colors on the bot parts versus the body, but still did some highlights.

    The red is also a “painted” sticker to make sure I could get a solid red color. It does look different, but it works.

    You may also notice the spoiler is mounted differently. That’s because I hacked it off to make sure the paint worked, then used a spare metal peg to make a mounting point for it... to also give Studio Series Nightbeat a melee weapon.

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    And here he is with my Studio Series 22w Whirl.

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    ...again, I wanted to use a darker blue to stand out from Whirl. Oh well!
     
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  2. ThunderDestron

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    Pontiac Solstice actually makes a good nightbeat! Nice work!

    Maybe because G1 Jazz and Nightbeat were both Porsches
     
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  3. NewtypeS3

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    Yeah, that’s why I wound up thinking of him. I remembered that Generations Nightbeat was almost a Jazz reuse, until someone changed their mind.

    I almost made the entire front yellow past the hood, until I realized where I was already painting. Whoops!
     
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  4. Lunatic Prime

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    Great work :thumbs2: :thumbs2: 
    Especially the sword is a nice idea.
     
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  5. ThunderDestron

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    The arms are actually pretty similar to the g1 Nightbeat and the Generations anyway
     
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  6. Prime Noble

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    Your Nightbeat deserves an official release. I know you didn't want to have him and Whirl the same colour but I really like their uniformed look.
     
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    I really like both of your customs!
     
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  8. warhawk

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    Now that is cool!
     
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