Gladky's Workshop Transformers Animated Slipstream

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Gladky's Workshop Transformers Animated Slipstream

Postby Gladky » Thu Sep 08, 2016 5:24 am

Transformers Animated Slipstream



Vehicle mode

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Slipstream, just like Starscream transforms into highly stylised jet. Despite many changes I was able to keep vehicle mode very close to the original.

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Paint scheme was based on how Slipstream looked in Transformers Animated Almanac. That's why I added some purple on the backside of vehicle mode.

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When my base colours were done I've added some minor details to make the figure match rest of my seekers as closely as possible.

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I armed Slipstream with a pair of null rays. Those can be mounted under the wings via magnets. I've also equipped them with swivels. This combination allows two axis movement.

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The last touch of vehicle mode was giving cockpit new, blue-green tint. Working with this translucent paint is quite difficult but the results compensate the effort:) You will be able to see it better in robot mode.

Time for some comparisons

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I think my Slipstream fits rest of the seekers perfectly. When I see all of them as a group I enjoy new colours even more:)

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I wanted my Slipstream to look as close to original figures as possible. I have also adjusted paint scheme and painting methods to this purpose.
Before we move on I would like to draw your attention to one more thing - front intakes have adjustable height which gives them some more realism and reminds me of Harrier's rotating jet turbines.

Robot Mode

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One of the main challenges while working on this custom was changing Starscream's bodybuilder proportions into something slightly more feminine. I was able to achieve this goal thanks to narrowing the chest area and seriously rebuilding what I was left with. The mechanism allows both delicate look and full push-up chest mode, whichever you prefer:). To complete the effect I have added, scratch-built slimmer arms and new, slightly bigger head.

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Legs didn't require any modification. I wanted them to look close to other seekers and moreover their shape was forced by modified transformation. I only created new tail fin because my base was missing one.

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In the middle of each forearm i have added small magnet, which allow null rays to attach. It works similar to what I showed you in vehicle mode.

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Legs have full poseability of the original figure. Each arm has a swivel and balljoint in the shoulder, another balljoint in the elbow and wrist rotation. I designed hands in the way, that allows them to be easily switched to different ones if I will decide to make them in the future(for example wielding something or changing into the cannon):) It's worth mentioning that armlets can be clicked on top of the balljoint socket and secured that way for robot mode or collapsed around arms in vehicle mode.

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One more close-up on the head. I think it shows perfect mix of confidence and contempt, which you expect from Slipstream. By the way in this photo you can see new cockpit colour much better than in vehicle mode.

Some more comparisons

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Let's start with good old Starscream. It's hard to believe that both of those figures started as basically the same thing. During building process I slightly lowered attachment point of the wings. This helps during displaying Slipstream with other seekers.

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My Slipstream seems to have exactly the same attitude as her cartoon self.

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Time to see how Slipstream looks compared to other variations of seeker mould.

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And when all the testosterone is gone it's time for ladies night out with Blackarachnia and Arcee.

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...at least until they realise that Autobots and Decepticons don't get along too good. By the way - my Arcee got a few touch-ups. If you would like to see more details please let me know:)

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That's all I wanted to show you. I hope you like my custom Animated Slipstream. I am very satisfied with this project and how it turned out. I am sure Slipstream will fit perfectly next to other Animated Decepticons.

Talking about Animated Decepticons...

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See for yourself:)

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and as a bonus another picture - this time autobots:)

Please feel free to ask questions and comment and if you have any problems with pictures loading (some people stumbled upon them in my previous thread) you can see everything here: http://maniacyfigurek.pl/custom-animated-slipstream/
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Last edited by Gladky on Thu Sep 15, 2016 9:13 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Gladky's Workshop Transformers Animated Slipstream

Postby rockman_fan » Fri Sep 09, 2016 10:08 am

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nice! what'd you use to make the head?
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Re: Gladky's Workshop Transformers Animated Slipstream

Postby Gladky » Fri Sep 09, 2016 12:06 pm

I sculpted it from scratch. My only material was a ball of green stuff:)
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Re: Gladky's Workshop Transformers Animated Slipstream

Postby primalxconvoy » Thu Sep 15, 2016 8:48 am

I think I posted the same message at your thread at TFW2005, but I can't see a single image that you've linked to here. All I see is a row of "[ IMG ]" texts, so I assume the links you've used are now broken? Maybe the housing sure I'd having problems?
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Re: Gladky's Workshop Transformers Animated Slipstream

Postby Gladky » Thu Sep 15, 2016 9:15 am

I am not sure why some of the users can see my images and some can't. It seems like you may have some kind of regional lock that blocks them. I have uploaded some additional photos as attachments:) By the way have you tried checking images from the source? (link on the bottom of my first post)
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Re: Gladky's Workshop Transformers Animated Slipstream

Postby rockman_fan » Thu Sep 15, 2016 9:32 am

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primalxconvoy wrote:I think I posted the same message at your thread at TFW2005, but I can't see a single image that you've linked to here. All I see is a row of "[ IMG ]" texts, so I assume the links you've used are now broken? Maybe the housing sure I'd having problems?


they show up fine for me. must be something with your computer.
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Re: Gladky's Workshop Transformers Animated Slipstream

Postby Black Hat » Thu Sep 22, 2016 6:51 am

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That looks awesome! I'm amazed at how feminine it looks considering the mold it was based on, and the modifications barely affect the jet mode at all.
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