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The official Classics Minor Mods Thread.

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Postby evilratbat » Tue May 08, 2007 1:12 am

am using a grey and Silver to break up parts hes not complety finished yet at the moment not sure on a Chest mod for the bumblee bee yet could be worth a try. Am trying also to work out a mod to the classic hot rod so the front goes forward like on jazz which would mean cutting away the hollow section under the bonnet to oadd a stryene tab.
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Postby rhinox555 » Tue May 08, 2007 4:27 am

rhinox555 wrote:ERB: something tells me you don't take em apart before you paint them.
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Postby Ramrider » Tue May 08, 2007 5:04 am

Retread wrote:This might be a bit OT to the thread, but I had an idea for the bashers working with classics bee. How hard would it be to do a trunk as chest mod on him? I figure you chop the rear roof down to about the spoiler then attach it to the main roof so it flips over with it during transformation. Flip his head around and add a swivel waist and you'd have a little better aproximation of the hood as chest G1 cars.
I don't know if the way the trunk is attached would make it harder than I think. Just throwing it out there if anyone wants to have a look at it.

Not really. You could probably get the back end to work as a chest, although I'd say it'd be easier to take a section out of the rear roof rather than the whole rear, so the fig's kind of got a porthole to look out of, if that makes sense. But the real problem you'd have is that the head is jointed toward its back, so when you turn the head backwards, its chin is so far forwards that the central hinge (that the chest, back and head are all attached to) would interfere, meaning he's permanently looking up. You might be able to get round it, but it wouldn't be a simple mod like Alt Sideswipe or anything.
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Postby Ramrider » Tue May 08, 2007 12:27 pm

What? It's not that complicated.
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Postby evilratbat » Tue May 08, 2007 12:31 pm

i am trying to Work out this Mod at the moment itas not imposable in General
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Postby Retread » Tue May 08, 2007 7:45 pm

I forgot about his arms too. I'm sure someone could pull it off, but looks like it would take alot more than a screwdriver and a minor cut.
Probably be just as easy to reshell a classics bumble bee, if you could find the right scale kit. :wink:

*Goes back to fiddling with his alts* :P
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Postby Pun-3X » Sun May 20, 2007 10:34 pm

My take on Classics Thundercracker.

First, I have to give total credit to Thundercracker from TFW2005 for the main paint scheme. I used the same two primary Tamiya colors that he did on his--and his came out so well that it even shifted my decision from painting him in cartoon colors to these instead. (and I really was leaning more towards cartoon-scheme at the time)

His TC can be found here:

http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/showthread.php?t=129002

Anyway, here's my take. This is also posted at TFW2005:

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weird pose, but you get the point.

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I decided with this one to try and paint the pistons on his legs to make them stand out. I think they came out rather nice.

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As with Starscream, I painted the belt on his (inner)sides to match the front. For some reason, I painted the panels his arms are attached to in blue. I'll probably go back and paint them silver at some point.

I decided to paint the 'panel' on the cannons in silver the same as Skywarp. Black just wasn't going to show up as well. The missile is in black, however, just to break up the color somewhat.

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Unlike with Starscream, I painted Thundercracker's face this time around. The normal light gray of the toy had no place with the new colorscheme, so I couldn't get around it this time. But it definitely came out great.

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As I was doing TC, I decided Skywarp needed his 'sides' done up to match the other two Seekers. I actually left his shoulder panels in black on purpose, as they tend to match the side of the upper/front portion of his vents (Seen in the second half of the pic).

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Jet mode. The red stripes are hand-painted. I decided on a different pattern than his norm, and while I debated the white striping to go with it, I opted against it in the end. I don't think I could have hand-painted clean white stripes that would have been even with the red ones.

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All of my rear shots came out fuzzy. This was the best one, sadly. Really, you just need to see that the thrusters are in black, same as the original toy.

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Side shot.

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Long shot of the group.

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And respective jet modes.

Well, there you go.
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Postby evilratbat » Mon May 21, 2007 12:52 am

nice detailing there and i like the little highlights you put in on the legs
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Postby RavageX-9 » Mon May 21, 2007 2:18 am

Pun-3X wrote:My take on Classics Thundercracker.

First, I have to give total credit to Thundercracker from TFW2005 for the main paint scheme. I used the same two primary Tamiya colors that he did on his--and his came out so well that it even shifted my decision from painting him in cartoon colors to these instead. (and I really was leaning more towards cartoon-scheme at the time)

I like the new wing stripes. Interesting takes on some things like the Skywarp like missile and launcher coloring. I gotta say, I prefer the other guy's darker , more saturated orange Skywarp canopy and the G1-toy-like blue paint. I would probably combine the two. I also think the red spots inside the silver border on the blue knees looks a little odd, like bulls-eyes.

Actually, I'm tempted to try and figure out a color scheme that would work from Armada Thundercracker. I tried it once, but it looks kind of ugly. Back to the drawing board.

I gotta learn how to paint. I wonder if these paints can be found up here in Canada.
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Postby Pun-3X » Mon May 21, 2007 7:56 am

To be honest, I wanted to paint those spots red, but I don't think they'd show up as well without a silver bordering. I may try and widen the red a little, but that's about the look I wanted.

As for the canopy, yeah, I think Skywarp's canopy is a better dark-orange coloring too. But I only have one, and it's staying with Skywarp. I MAY go back and paint the frame in black...but I'm debating that. I like it in silver just the same.
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Postby Ramrider » Mon May 21, 2007 11:37 am

Nice work on TC there, I think Skywarp's now the one that looks least good... I hate that bright pinkish colour they used for his secondary colour.
Question: How are you (if at all) getting round getting round the scraping issue from the little nubs on the wings and tail? Personally I'm filing off mine, but I'm curious as to how others are doing it.
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Postby evilratbat » Mon May 21, 2007 12:48 pm

well heres a sneak peek

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Heads will be swapped to make both Classics Leader Geasults

And before Anyone says you making HOOK The answer is NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
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Postby Ramrider » Mon May 21, 2007 2:33 pm

Presumably it's Hot Spot. Hook wasn't a leader anyway... :wink:
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Postby evilratbat » Mon May 21, 2007 3:33 pm

good answer but the amount of People making him into Hook is silly as much as i like Devastor
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Postby ptitvite » Mon May 21, 2007 5:05 pm

Hot Spot? He would've made a good G1 Onslaught also but I trust you're gonna make something very nice out of mudflap
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Postby Pun-3X » Mon May 21, 2007 7:14 pm

Onslaught's a good thought as well. Either way works.

Ramrider:
Question: How are you (if at all) getting round getting round the scraping issue from the little nubs on the wings and tail? Personally I'm filing off mine, but I'm curious as to how others are doing it.


The nubs on the inside of the wings I've left alone. They don't seem to bother the paint all that much. The ones on the tail/rudder/fins tend to do some damage, so I just sanded those all the way down. I have to align them by hand, but since I tend to lean them back to make better 'heels' in bot mode, that's not such a big deal.
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Postby evilratbat » Tue May 22, 2007 1:07 am

i was thinking of doing an Onslaught as Well at a later point With The Dual Cannons But firstly Will do Hot Spot
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Postby ptitvite » Thu Jun 14, 2007 4:18 pm

evilratbat wrote:i was thinking of doing an Onslaught as Well at a later point With The Dual Cannons But firstly Will do Hot Spot


Anyways, Mudflap has the right color for Hotspot already. Need a mouthplate and a way to make him combine with his fellow teamates and that's it.
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Re: The official Classics Minor Mods Thread.

Postby culturemagnet » Tue Jan 22, 2008 3:23 pm

I already posted this in the Repaint forum ,but since this is about the "Classics".....

I'd love some feedback on my first repaint, if you guys wouldn't mind..
and Yes, it's ANOTHER black prime.. but what can I say :D

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http://iliketomakestuff.com/toys/darkstarprime.asp

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Re: The official Classics Minor Mods Thread.

Postby leakin' lubricant » Fri Mar 07, 2008 3:10 am

Motto: "Be Quick or Be Dead"
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By the way while I'm here does anyone know where I can find a blaster that resembles Classic Megs in gun mode and fits into starscreams fist?
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Re: The official Classics Minor Mods Thread.

Postby Cycrolus » Wed Mar 26, 2008 12:31 pm

Nothing new huh? well I guess I'll have to add something later.
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Re: The official Classics Minor Mods Thread.

Postby ThunderThruster » Sat Apr 12, 2008 2:03 pm

i upgraded cliffjumpers head!
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Re: The official Classics Minor Mods Thread.

Postby Optimus_Prowl » Sun Apr 13, 2008 9:45 pm

I'm currently working on making Classics Rodimus more G1-y. I'll post pics soon. Lots of minor stuff like paint apps but they help all that they can... You know?
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Re: The official Classics Minor Mods Thread.

Postby Stamus_Prime » Tue Nov 18, 2008 8:46 am

These mods are just simply beautiful, right now im trying to figure out HOW to manipulate the seekers so i can make them into the aerial bots, its a challenge but yeah. Sorry for bringing back to life a dead thread but i couldnt let this thread die. I was wondering why people are deleting their pictures of photo bucket and not letting others see them.
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Re: The official Classics Minor Mods Thread.

Postby zero-kaiser » Fri Nov 28, 2008 6:21 pm

Motto: ""High tech circuitry is no replacement for guts!!""
Weapon: Particle Beam Cannon
that kinda frustrates me to... especially when im looking at older threads and read about something interresting :\

by the way, if no-ones said it already Stamus_Prime...

welcome to Seibertron :)
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...i believe thats how it goes :P

anyway.. back to topic a minute..

my Classics Grimlock is now sporting Alternators Wheeljacks sword.. all i had to do was whittle the handle down a little so it fits in his hand..

okay so its blue.. but a spot of paint or ink will fix that up :P
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