Minor/Repaint: Transformers Prime Kup

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by Brunkion76, Nov 17, 2012.

  1. Brunkion76

    Brunkion76 HE>i

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    Like a few others here in recent weeks, I too was bothered by how Kup is essentially a green Ironhide, but I do not like the formula of using the IGear head on a Prime figure; it's just not aesthetically pleasing to me. However, the chimp face had to go, or rather, it needed some work.

    I took my leftover Generations Kup head from when I did the IGear head swap on it and set to work. Basically, I very carefully dremeled out the Gen Kup head and sanded down the TFP Kup head so that the Gen Kup head would fit over it like a crown, then did my best to match the paint and style of TFP. I like the results, and it does not affect the transformation at all.

    I also like to mistransform Kup to make him that much more different than his good buddy Ironhide. I gave him one of my Beezleboss Growing Pains Guns for the photoshoot, just for giggles, and included pics with Ironhide to show how much different Kup now looks. Comments and Crits are welcome as always, and thanks for looking!

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  2. SG hailstorm

    SG hailstorm JaAm aficionado

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    Thats brilliant!
     
  3. Bountyan

    Bountyan Well-Known Member

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    He actually looks like Kup and not seasick edition Ironhide. Cool.
     
  4. aledromo

    aledromo Decepticon at the Gate

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    Great idea. Even better execution. Props due!
     
  5. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    DUDE very nice. way to give them seperate flair
     
  6. caretaker27

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    Very nicely done, and a good use of Gen. Kup head now that it was laying around. Amazing how the exact same face can look different with a new helmet.
     
  7. autobot prowl

    autobot prowl Well-Known Member

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    Yeah that is a vast improvement! Nice!
     
  8. rattraprules98

    rattraprules98 AKA Chr0nus

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    Could you please show the bottom of the head? I wanna try this, but I'm a little hesitant.
     
  9. Vanhound

    Vanhound Well-Known Member

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    The body mod is simple and super effective and the head is wicked!!! sorry to say but i'll be copying that for myself once i get a hold of Kup.. THX:D 
     
  10. SG hailstorm

    SG hailstorm JaAm aficionado

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    /\ this please
     
  11. iconbot

    iconbot Well-Known Member

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    Looks unfinished. Windshield area.
     
  12. smiller0570

    smiller0570 Maximal

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    This just makes Prime Kup my favorite Prime figure yet!! I agree with everyone else who has posted, can you show us pictures of the top, side, and bottom of his head and the Generations helmet so we can see how it fits? Nice job on completing Kup!!
     
  13. Brunkion76

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    Thanks Fellas!

    Go for it, it's really easy to do!

    Alright, noted, but how about the actual mod.....to the head.....how do you feel about that lol. I welcome any suggestions as to how I might improve the windshield area, pm me about it if you like, and thanks for stopping by sir!
     
  14. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Not a fan of this figure but you actually made it a lot nicer.