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Old 10-24-2009, 08:21 AM   #1
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Universe Skyfire - WIP

I wanted to share up something I've been working in recent weeks. I love Classics Jetfire, but can't stand the way his wings look and I miss that fast pack he had in the toon, so I decided to hack away at it all and kill Jetfire so that Skyfire can be born. The wing setup on Jetfire makes him look like a butterfly when they're all folded up and out--just not feeling that, so I cut the wings off and attached them to the fast pack. I shaved off the pegs that held the fast pack to the middle connector thing. I then glued the connected fast pack to the middle connector so that it can still snap onto his back. I cut the main wings off just above the pin so that they still swing in and out. I then attached them to the fast pack and snap the fast pack in upside down (to give it that G1 look--the large black boosters now face up). This looks better to me and it allows the wings to fold up better and look more G1 (no more butterfly look). I also did the leg extension that SMOG shared over in Radicons a long while back--this added some height and that coupled with the new wing setup makes him look taller and leaner than the squatty old Jetfire. Skyfire is born! I'm thinking of making a mini-tutorial on how to go about doing this for those that want a more G1/toon inspired Skyfire. Since these were taken, I've painted some gloss white on the wings in the final picture below to give it a thinner red stripe on them and I adjusted the fast pack a bit (it looks like it stands a bit taller on his back now, but not much). (still a WIP--but not much left to do)





























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Old 10-24-2009, 08:28 AM   #2
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Re: Universe Skyfire - WIP

Wow that looks really good, I'd be interested in that tutorial.
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Old 10-24-2009, 09:55 AM   #3
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Re: Universe Skyfire - WIP

I'd be interested in that tutorial too. Also, did you do panel lining or did you give him a wash to get that black in the details?

Looks pretty nice!
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Old 10-24-2009, 11:11 AM   #4
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Re: Universe Skyfire - WIP

cool!!!i like this idea!! i also like the jazz you got going on beside jetfire
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Old 10-24-2009, 12:21 PM   #5
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Re: Universe Skyfire - WIP

it looks hot!
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Old 10-24-2009, 01:39 PM   #6
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Re: Universe Skyfire - WIP

You keep amazing!
The write-up sounded picky, then I saw the pics and I am SOLD!

The fast pack and wings look sooo much better and Skyfirey like that!

His taller legs really improve his old squatty look. YES, I want a tutorial too!!
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Old 10-24-2009, 01:39 PM   #7
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cool!!!i like this idea!! i also like the jazz you got going on beside jetfire
Not to mention the Galvatron G1 legs in the background!!
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Old 10-24-2009, 04:33 PM   #8
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Re: Universe Skyfire - WIP

good to see you here too, said it once, and i'll say it again, i love what you've done to this figure
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