Custom Universe Soundwave

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Custom Universe Soundwave

Postby Nemesis Maximo » Tue Dec 17, 2013 7:49 pm

Motto: "I asked Michael why it was easier to train oil drillers to become astronauts than it was to train astronauts to hecome drillers. He told me to STFU, so that...that was the end of that conversation."
Weapon: Gatling Cannon
Below are some pics of my Soundwave figure, formerly a Universe Ironhide. He was painted by hand (and it shows in some spots, but I had fun! ;)) ever since seeing some Don Figueroa art of an updated SW with an SUV alt-mode, and also considering Sir Soundwave uses this mold, I always wondered why no one else has done this. But, as Unicron said, "...it pleases me to be the first."

If there's anything I learned from doing this piece, it's that I'm not hand painting anymore customs. It's fulfilling, but takes too long and has too many steps.

disclaimer: if anyone made this already, or knows someone who has, let me know so I can remove Unicron's quote above.

Bonus: Kudos to whomever can figure out whose head I used in this custom! :D

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Here he is in robot mode. As you can see, I turned his legs around so that they weren't so...empty. The only change In transformation this necessitates is that his waist must be rotated. But he ends taller for it, so that's a plus.

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And here is what he looks like with his legs in the normal configuration. I forgot to mention that his feet must also be swapped, but they are on easily removable ball joints.

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Soundwave's head. Which figure did this come from?


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Here's his potato mode vehicle mode. The paint job doesn't really help it become any less...lumpy.

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Here he is from the front.


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And here he is from the back.

I made his license plate with a labeler. I wanted to homage the "Play" button on his cassette player mode.

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And here is Soundwave with his minion Ravage.
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Re: Custom Universe Soundwave

Postby RoundWave » Thu Dec 19, 2013 3:26 pm

Nice work! I like that mold for Soundwave.

Is the head from 2007 Movie deluxe Longarm?
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Re: Custom Universe Soundwave

Postby Nemesis Maximo » Thu Dec 19, 2013 8:03 pm

Motto: "I asked Michael why it was easier to train oil drillers to become astronauts than it was to train astronauts to hecome drillers. He told me to STFU, so that...that was the end of that conversation."
Weapon: Gatling Cannon
RoundWave wrote:Nice work! I like that mold for Soundwave.

Is the head from 2007 Movie deluxe Longarm?

Good guess!

But no. That is not the head I used.

This one is a bit difficult, as the toy the head came from is from 2005. Consider this your hint.
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Re: Custom Universe Soundwave

Postby Nemesis Maximo » Sun Dec 22, 2013 11:00 am

Motto: "I asked Michael why it was easier to train oil drillers to become astronauts than it was to train astronauts to hecome drillers. He told me to STFU, so that...that was the end of that conversation."
Weapon: Gatling Cannon
Alright, since everyone JUMPED at the chance to play my little guessing game to figure out whose head was used in this custom, And in honor of the Creative Roundup, I will now reveal the figure who is now lying headless in my parts bin.

*Drumroll*

The head came from Energon Grimlock, the one in the two-pack with Swoop. I had originally planned on using WFC Soundwave's head, but it was significantly smaller than Ironhide's. So I had to do a little soul-searching and decide if I wanted a custom Soundwave or an Energon Grimlock more.

Now that you all know, tell me if you like the or think I should have used someone elses. Enjoy the pics!
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Re: Custom Universe Soundwave

Postby welcometothedarksyde » Sun Dec 22, 2013 1:20 pm

Motto: "My anaconda don't..."
I was going to guess Armada Blurr with some extra sculpting
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Re: Custom Universe Soundwave

Postby Nemesis Maximo » Sun Dec 22, 2013 8:36 pm

Motto: "I asked Michael why it was easier to train oil drillers to become astronauts than it was to train astronauts to hecome drillers. He told me to STFU, so that...that was the end of that conversation."
Weapon: Gatling Cannon
welcometothedarksyde wrote:I was going to guess Armada Blurr with some extra sculpting

I try to avoid sculpting. It's more work than I usually have the time, or the patience, for.
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Re: Custom Universe Soundwave

Postby Rated X » Sun Dec 22, 2013 9:22 pm

Motto: ""Assumption is the mother of all screw ups.""
Weapon: Saw-Edged Pincer
Nice. I like how you painted him. This is what we should have got for Botcon 2012 instead of that white Soundwave with the ninja turtle headband.
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Re: Custom Universe Soundwave

Postby KnightStrike » Mon Dec 23, 2013 8:54 am

Motto: "Remember, this hobby is supposed to be your therapy, not the reason you need therapy."
Weapon: Electro-burst Rifle
Very nice work! I really like how this turned out and it seems to fit the mold better than Ratchet or Ironhide. That head is perfect too! That is one very awesome Soundwave ;)^
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Re: Custom Universe Soundwave

Postby Mindmaster » Tue Dec 24, 2013 12:39 pm

Motto: "For I have dipped my hands in muddied waters, and, withdrawing them, find 'tis better to be a commander than a common man!"
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I like it. I like it a lot. I wish Hasbro/Takara would give us a proper Classics-style Deluxe Soundwave, so I don't have to shoe-horn the Voyager Fall of Cybertron Soundwave.
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