My very first bash - Spychanger G1 Sideswipe?!?!?

Post all your customized Transformers here. Whether it's a small mod or a true kitbash, we'd love to see it!

My very first bash - Spychanger G1 Sideswipe?!?!?

Postby TM Valandar » Tue Jan 10, 2006 8:42 pm

Well, here is my first bash. A repaint. Of a toy that cost $1.99 at my local Family Dollar. Universe Spychanger Jazz into "G1 Sideswipe".

First, the original: Please refer to:

http://www.tfu.info/2004/Autobot/SpyJazz/jazz.htm

Now, the repaint:

Image

and

Image

I know there's still a lot of areas I need to touch up the paint on, especially the silver areas (feet, windoes, etc). But to be honest, it's kinda funny how much this reminds one of G1 Sideswipe, eh?
TM Valandar
Micromaster
Posts: 76
Joined: Wed Feb 02, 2005 2:22 pm

Postby Fighbird » Wed Jan 11, 2006 10:16 am

I like it, especially if it's your first one! Well done! :D

If I were you, though, I might paint the windows black and paint the gold spikes on the wheels silver -- and maybe slap on a big Autobot logo on the front. That would really nail it in vehicle mode.

Don't change a thing in robot mode, though. 8)
Fighbird
Vehicon
Posts: 322
Joined: Tue Mar 08, 2005 4:58 am
Location: Denmark

Postby Soundwarp » Wed Jan 11, 2006 4:18 pm

Fighbird wrote:I like it, especially if it's your first one! Well done! :D


I agree!
Soundwarp
Mini-Con
Posts: 0
News Credits: 3
Joined: Mon Feb 21, 2005 4:23 pm

Postby Ramrider » Wed Jan 11, 2006 4:24 pm

My early repaints were shoddy as hell, with a couple of exceptions. This looks brilliant! Like Fighbird said, silver wheels and Autobot a logo on the hood and you're sorted! :D
Ramrider
Godmaster
Posts: 1678
Joined: Sun Jul 13, 2003 12:04 pm

Postby TM Valandar » Wed Jan 11, 2006 11:15 pm

Heh, I've been painting 15, 25, and 28mm scale figures since 1986... My big problem was finding a spray paint that would give me at least basic coverage without making the arm joints so tight they wouldn't move. I ended up using a Testor's metallic red, but it was still quite thick, and I ended up having to go over the exterior parts with a normal brush and paint. I have yet to varnish the painted surfaces, but will soon.
TM Valandar
Micromaster
Posts: 76
Joined: Wed Feb 02, 2005 2:22 pm


Return to Customizations

Ending Soon On eBay

Transformers Generations SKYWARP 30th Anniversary IDW Thrilling 30 Deluxe Class - Time Remaining: 5 days 1 hour 7 minutes 37 seconds
Transformers G1 METROPLEX PARTS lot KNEES - SLAMMER - MISSILES - TOWER - ANTENNA - Time Remaining: 4 days 13 hours 39 minutes 44 seconds
Transformers Cybertron BLURR New RARE w DVD Planet Key - Time Remaining: 5 days 55 minutes 41 seconds
Transformers Beast Wars Neo Cybertron C-38 BUMP (Armordillo) Takara Japan - Time Remaining: 3 days 14 hours 12 minutes 59 seconds
Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG 18 Armada Starscream Super Mode - Time Remaining: 4 days 21 hours 3 minutes 31 seconds
ML Hasbro TRANSFORMERS 2005 SDCC Exclusive SKYWARP with Cyber Key - Time Remaining: 4 days 23 hours 38 minutes 33 seconds
Transformers Masterpiece MP-31 Delta Magnus Action Figure with Coin - Time Remaining: 4 days 19 hours 5 minutes 17 seconds
Takara Transformers masterpiece MP-17 PROWL G1 Nissan Fairlady Z New - Time Remaining: 4 days 2 hours 39 minutes 17 seconds
Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #155 - Pillarboxed
Twincast / Podcast #155:
"Pillarboxed"
MP3 · iTunes · RSS · View · Discuss · Ask
Posted: Saturday, September 10th, 2016