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Warcry 2017-09-21 05:39 PM

[CUSTOM] Titans Return Freeway (Done!)
 
Normally I wouldn't post anything until the project was done, but with how busy I seem to be these days, I'm hoping that posting about it in public will ensure I actually finish!

The last Transformer I'd taken apart for a custom was Generations Scoop, so I just have to say that...wow, are they built a lot more lightly these days! Taking apart TR Roadburn only required me to take out two screws and one pin. Unfortunately there were also a couple one-way pins in the feet that I'd have liked to take out but couldn't without risking damage. But almost everything was ball-jointed or otherwise only held together with friction. It's a big departure from the screw and pin heavy figures of old. They're probably less sturdy now, but damn if it doesn't make doing this a lot quicker.

As far as progress on the custom itself goes...well, I'll let Freeway's Throttlebot buddy Chase get you up to date.

https://imgur.com/CFNrV48l.jpg

https://imgur.com/CeXmQcPl.jpg

https://imgur.com/n7z4y2jl.jpg

https://imgur.com/QLx2f5Bl.jpg

Now I just need to actually find the right blue before I can go any farther. Thankfully a huge hobby store has opened up right on my normal route home from work since the last time I did any customizing.

Skyquake87 2017-09-21 08:18 PM

I hope the rest of this custom carries on like this :D

Warcry 2017-09-22 05:59 AM

You know it!

https://imgur.com/IJKjvh6l.jpg

https://imgur.com/2D4Ldyol.jpg

https://imgur.com/1ZFZGOPl.jpg

https://imgur.com/kJtuddnl.jpg

Skyquake87 2017-09-22 08:58 PM

Best custom article ever.

Blackjack 2017-09-23 02:29 AM

First Aid, are you spray-painting with that weird silver... doohickey thing? What is that thing First Aid's holding?

Tetsuro 2017-09-23 10:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blackjack (Post 764770)
First Aid, are you spray-painting with that weird silver... doohickey thing? What is that thing First Aid's holding?

It's a paintgun.

I think?

Warcry 2017-09-24 06:06 PM

Yeah, its an airbrush. Way easier than hand-painting, at least for a shaky-handed guy like me.

Alas, my nephew was generous enough to share his strep infection with all of us, so the project's been on pause for the last few days. Hopefully I can work on it a bit tonight.

Anyone want to take odds on whether or not I accidentally turn First Aid blue while I'm doing this?

Warcry 2017-09-28 06:00 AM

I've finished the the main blue coat! That's most of the work (or at least most of the time) done. Still have to finish the detail work, touchups and clearcoating before I can put him back together.

https://imgur.com/fgfToT9l.jpg

https://imgur.com/jfhL18Ml.jpg

https://imgur.com/jcJwevfl.jpg

https://imgur.com/VNXYzY2l.jpg

https://imgur.com/YChq5Aal.jpg

https://imgur.com/RJbMPrcl.jpg

(I was bored waiting for the paint to cure.)

Warcry 2017-09-30 02:30 AM

Almost done!

https://imgur.com/HUCi5fCl.jpg

https://imgur.com/6w7HVmXl.jpg

https://imgur.com/Rd31ubWl.jpg

https://imgur.com/rDltNELl.jpg

Warcry 2017-10-08 06:06 AM

And finally...

https://imgur.com/2a0LivZl.jpg

https://imgur.com/GtA5bUnl.jpg

https://imgur.com/RdjbTuVl.jpg

https://imgur.com/8RAVEwzl.jpg

https://imgur.com/hczqatVl.jpg

https://imgur.com/9KtgTWel.jpg

https://imgur.com/Hwk1E9sl.jpg

https://imgur.com/gcAfyvHl.jpg

https://imgur.com/cEVRN7xl.jpg

...done!

I think he turned out quite well. And customizing a figure that I hate transforming means that I don't have to worry about scratching the paint up so badly! these pics may well be the last time I ever transform either of them.

The blue isn't quite what was advertised on the bottle, but Freeway has been so many different shades of blue that it really doesn't matter as long as it's a nice blue (and it is).

Skyquake87 2017-10-08 12:17 PM

Looks good! I love your Searchlight too - he was my favourite Throttlebot :)

Clay 2017-10-11 01:31 AM

You obviously had too much fun doing this.

Warcry 2017-10-11 03:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Skyquake87 (Post 764950)
Looks good! I love your Searchlight too - he was my favourite Throttlebot :)

Searchlight is my favourite Throttlebot too. Even though I thought he was Chase until about 2003 thanks to the G.I. Joe/G2 crossover using the wrong model.

Also, speaking as objectively as I can given that I made him, I think he's probably the best all-around custom I've done. Also, the Classics Bumblebee mold was a joy to work with.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Clay (Post 764992)
You obviously had too much fun doing this.

You know it!

Blackjack 2017-10-11 06:30 AM

"Is that an accessory? For sure not a Throttlebot!"

God damn this is hilarious!

:lol:


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