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Postby Frappster » Fri Mar 31, 2006 11:41 pm

A few years ago my then college roomate introduced me to the thought of Kitbashing. I started off simple, repainting Gundam models to resemble TF characters. The paints I used were cheapo Acrylic paints from Wal-Mart. They worked for Mage Knight, why not TFs or Gundams? Anyways, the customs!


The first was Optimus Prime. I forget what Gundam series this was, but the mecha was German made (in the anime storyline), and had forearm swords instead of guns. I can't reiterate the original name I gave him, but I'm sure you could guess. (I mean no harm, and I do apologize). He's since been dubbed "Optimus Prime: Made in Germany"

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Next up to bat was Soundwave. I used Gundam Wing's original Heavy Arms model. I figured the opening chest plate would be a cool gimmick for Soundwave's chest. Plus the Gatling cannon for Heavy Arms would make a cool shoulder Microphone Cannon for Soundwave. It really pissed me off when the paint I was using was too heavy for the chest door joints, and ending up snapping the first time I tried to open/close the doors. I had to superglue the chest shut.

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My 3rd attempt at a repaint involved cannibilizing a G1 Reissue. I wasn't a huge fan of the Seekers that were reissued, but I could get them cheap. Gundam Wing Endless Waltz Wing Zero was combined with G1R Skywarp. Even less pretty and less functional than Soundwave, I consider this one the worst. The wings took about a day to Super Glue to Wing Zero's backpack. This was when I learned that Hasbro has been coating their toys in Teflon.

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The best for last. Getting sick and tired of the Gundam routine, it was time to repaint an actual Transformer. Armada was the line back when I did this one. I saw an awesome repaint of "Bendy" Prime on the popular Remy site TFkenkon. Prime was turned into his darker counterpart, Scourge. I decided to emulate the images on TFKenKon into my own Scourge. 5 coats later I finally finished this guy. I was convinced now that Hasbro f--king loves Teflon.

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Well that's about it for my inital foray into kitbashing. Lemme know what yall think!

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Postby Bumblebee1251 » Fri Mar 31, 2006 11:52 pm

awesome

your soundwave was very creative.
i don't think you're giving yourself enough credit.
your work looks good. keep it up!
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Postby piranacon » Sat Apr 01, 2006 3:41 am

very true that do look awsome, some pritty cool ideas there
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