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Alternators Cliffjumper project WIP (updated on 13/1/08)

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Alternators Cliffjumper project WIP (updated on 13/1/08)

Postby Sonray » Tue Jan 08, 2008 9:44 am

Hey fellas! Thought id let you all know what my next custom is gonna be. I don't know where the idea came from, but one night i had a sudden brain wave and thought to myself "you know what? No ones ever done an Alt Cliffjumper before...if i made him into a rally/tuner car that would look awesome!"

So the next day i started looking for supplies. I eventually found my base model, an Alt Silverstreak and a few days later i found a cheap 1/24 scale RC Subaru sports car that had everything i needed: Wheels, spoiler, body kit and a hood scoop.

I havnt made much progress with this yet as i have been busy finishing up a commission which i cant wait to show you all as its one of my best pieces yet! But once thats done i hope to get cracking on this.

Here's what i have so far, all the parts seem to be much bigger despite the scale being the "same", so everything is like fitting a square into a round hole.

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As you can see the wheels are too big to simply fit into where the olds ones did, so i need to shave a lot of plastic out and re-shape the wheel arches just to fit the new wheels. Then i need to chop the original front bumper section off and mold the new front bumper in and join it together. (i had to cut it in half to make it match the dimensions of the car mode better as it too was much wider than it should have been. Either this Alt's scale is wrong, or the RC car i bought for the parts is.)

Then i must do the same to the rear bumper and also do the same for the side skirts.

Heres the look i am going for:

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Hopefully i'll be able to pull this off, i think this style would really suit Cliffjumper and make the whole toy look very unique overall. Ive never done such extensive remolding before so i hope i can do it but i feel confident cos i figure that if i can restore a real car from the scrap heap to show-room condition, im sure i can do this!

The thing i am not looking forward to the most is remolding the head.

Anyway thats it for now, if anyone has any suggestions for what they think might make this project look even better or would like to see your idea incorporated into the final design please let me know.
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Re: Alternators Cliffjumper project WIP (updated 8/1/08)

Postby Sonray » Tue Jan 08, 2008 6:39 pm

Latest update:

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The bumper is now attached to the front end. I know it looks like a mess but all that white stuff will get sculpted down to look pretty.
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Re: Alternators Cliffjumper project WIP

Postby Sonray » Sun Jan 13, 2008 4:14 pm

I have most of the front bumper done. Everything has been sanded and sculpted to fit and look like it was molded that way. I still have some re-shaping to do to the front section, as well as fill in a few tiny holes that i could only see once i had primed it.

I am now working on the rear end, the modded bumper fits pretty good and should require as much sculpting as the front end did. After that all i gotta do is fit on the side skirts using the same methods, some how re-sculpt the head (if i mess it up i might just buy a CJ head from Sculpt Bot if i can afford it) and add the spoiler than paint.

Should be a pretty smart looking toy once im done.

Here's some pics.

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A shot of the underside:
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Does no one here talk or something?
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Re: Alternators Cliffjumper project WIP (updated on 13/1/08)

Postby Frostic_Prime » Mon Jan 14, 2008 3:13 am

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haha yeah it's a ghost town here...but I love your idea. At first I didn't think it would work out but after everything was set it's looking up man. Keep the grest work coming I'll check back to see your progress. Ps. Are you thinking of adding any sponsors like Smokecreen?
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Re: Alternators Cliffjumper project WIP (updated on 13/1/08)

Postby Sonray » Mon Jan 14, 2008 5:52 am

Frostic_Prime wrote:haha yeah it's a ghost town here...but I love your idea. At first I didn't think it would work out but after everything was set it's looking up man. Keep the grest work coming I'll check back to see your progress. Ps. Are you thinking of adding any sponsors like Smokecreen?


Yes i was thinking of adding sponsors and going for a look like the real red subaru in the pics i posted. I havnt fully decided yet though.
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Re: Alternators Cliffjumper project WIP (updated on 13/1/08)

Postby bumblebee z » Thu Jan 17, 2008 6:45 pm

can we see the results of this kb?
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Re: Alternators Cliffjumper project WIP (updated on 13/1/08)

Postby Sonray » Thu Jan 17, 2008 7:12 pm

bumblebee z wrote:can we see the results of this kb?


It isnt finished yet. When it is i will post pics. Currently it looks like this:

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Re: Alternators Cliffjumper project WIP (updated on 13/1/08)

Postby Frostic_Prime » Thu Jan 17, 2008 10:22 pm

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I want to get "Sparco" seats and sponsors on some of my alts.
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Re: Alternators Cliffjumper project WIP (updated on 13/1/08)

Postby Captain Crooks » Fri Jan 18, 2008 2:33 am

I really like these modifications - and that's some pretty slick puttying there, heh! It's reminding me a bit of the newer 'Need For Speed' games, and I think it would be great to see some more mods like this one on other Alt bodies - great work!
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Re: Alternators Cliffjumper project WIP (updated on 13/1/08)

Postby Sherade » Fri Jan 18, 2008 6:39 am

Sonray wrote:
bumblebee z wrote:can we see the results of this kb?


It isnt finished yet. When it is i will post pics. Currently it looks like this:

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Looking like it's getting somewhere, but reminds me of some 16-year-olds car in his mother's garage. :P
Kidding, keep it up. And good job with smoothing it out.
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Re: Alternators Cliffjumper project WIP (updated on 13/1/08)

Postby Sonray » Fri Jan 18, 2008 7:09 am

Frostic_Prime wrote:I want to get "Sparco" seats and sponsors on some of my alts.


Thats what i want to do for this. I need some tuner car/motorsport decals like youd get frm a model kit but i dont know where to buy them. I might just have to paint them on somehow....
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