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Custom Masterpiece Soundwave, Buzzsaw, Frenzy, Rumble, Laserbeak and Ravage Transformers Figures by Frenzy.Rumble
Up for only 3 days is Frenzy.Rumble's Custom Masterpiece Soundwave, Buzzsaw, Frenzy, Rumble, Laserbeak and Ravage Transformers figures (boy that was mouthful). Adding and LED to Soundwave's visor gives the Decepticon communicator a very unique look and adds to the persona that only the 1980's cartoon could match. Painted in the G1 color scheme, the deep blue body is a great match to the original figure, which plays nicely off of the silver, yellow, and red colors. Soundwave would not be complete without his spies so he included Buzzsaw, Frenzy, Rumble, Laserbeak and Ravage, which are fully customized as well. There is no better custom Transformer figure than Frenzy.Rumble so head over to eBay and check out his Custom Masterpiece Soundwave, Buzzsaw, Frenzy, Rumble, Laserbeak and Ravage Transformers Ffigures before they are gone!
Wilestbilame takes the MP-13 Decepticon communicator and turns him from the dark side to create this unique Custom Masterpiece Shattered Glass Soundwave figure. Making a dramatic statement with an ehobby'esque color scheme, this figure looks amazing in MP form and is a nice change to see Soundwave and his partner in crime, Laserbeak, in this way. To hear more about this figure from Wilestbilame himself, take a read below:
"Shattered Glass is the name given to the parallel universe to the Transformers Generation 1 continuity where the heroic Decepticons battle the evil autobots to save cybertron, one such heroic decepticon whose white and blue deco really stands out is none other than everyone's favorite cassete player! Soundwave along with his most trusted partner laserbeak presents a new dynamic take on the legendary decepticon intelligence agent, being a martial arts expert in this universe, soundwave retains his signature loyalty to Megatron to ensure the safety of cybertron and his decepticon comrades from the evil forces of the autobots at all costs!! so taking this fantastic concept in mind, I took the widely popular masterpiece Soundwave MP-13 figure and his cassete laserbeak to recreate their shattered glass counterparts."
I love the way the cassette door was painted, which gives a G1 cartoon feel to this killer figure. To view more photos, head over to eBay and check out this Custom Masterpiece Shattered Glass Soundwave figure.
Chonosmoon has given the Decepticons communication officer a really clean look with his Custom Transformers Shattered Glass Soundwave and Lasserbeak figure. In the original figure produced by Hasbrol, the color scheme washed out any of the detail on the drone but Chonosmoon has fixed this with an impeccable paint app and custom styling. The decision to lighten the figure up was a great one and the G1 blue that adorns the figure is there to bring out the subtle detail and, in my opinion, pay homage to the Generation Soundwave we great up with. This is a great example of how the smallest details can really make or break a custom and it just goes to show you that sometimes being subtle is all you need!
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Ever wonder the effort it takes to make a custom but were too afraid to ask? AFC interviews Xaviercal to find out more about his Custom Transformers Masterpiece Soundblaster figure:
AFC: What is the custom you have up for sale on eBay this week?
Xaviercal: Well this week I will have a inspired Masterpiece G1 Soundblaster custom from the Headmasters cartoon series.
AFC: How was this figure made?
Xaviercal: This figure was a MP-13 Takara Soundwave, repainted using ,metallic black & red both from Tamiya Color as well as a bit of custom blending to give Soundblaster a very nice look such as a Henkei figure but not overdone that It could fit with other stock Masterpiece and Customs. As painting techniques goes, one big step that is mainly key factor is the disassemble to every little bit and cleaning each piece from stock paint or else the new paint might react to it and well come out terrible or everything will need to redone. The key is always to take time in preparation in cleaning the figures especially if you are going for a clean look.
AFC: How many hours did it take you to create this figure?
Xaviercal: Hmm I would guess with taking it apart, cleaning it, painting, masking, paint some more, wait for it to dry, putting it back together and final taking photos of it, would say a good 48 hours about. It is hard to keep track, especially with other projects going on at the same time.
AFC: What inspired you to create this custom?
Xaviercal: Well had come across a MP Soundwave and thought about doing a Normal Soundwave but why not Soundblaster? Actually now that I think about it, I hardly see any Soundblasters around, but yes he has a cool color scheme, black with red with some blue in it.
AFC: Is there any other interesting information about the process of making this custom that you would like to share with your fans?
Xaviercal: Well there are sometimes design changes that happen at the last minute. For example, I painted Soundblaster's chest a translucent red; however when it came to the photos, his chest was too dark to tell it was red so I went back to repaint it a solid red now, which now has better impact in the overall design.
I have always wondered where Soundwave stored all of the cassettes that ejected from his chest! That question has plagued me ever since the 80's but I will have to let this one go because Colosal Customs has diverted my attention to his Custom G1 Transformers MP Soundwave with, as he calls them, minions! The line up includes Ravage, Ratbat, Slugfest, Laserbeak, Headstrong, and Razorclaw. With LED's in the eyes and chest compartment, this Soundwave is not only unique looking but it gives the figure a different depth and dimension. The grip that I had with the original Soundwave from the 80's was the lack of articulation but Colosal Customs has fixed that with his added telescoping waist, ball joints, and hands that rotate 360 degrees. There are a plethora of photos over at his auction page so head over to eBay and check out his Custom G1 Transformers MP Soundwave and you will also get a closer look at the gaggle of cassettes that come with this figure!
Combing the best of the animated world and continuing the Transformers story line, the Prime series continues to pump out great canvases for customizers. I have to tip my hat to Hasbro for making the Soundwave's alternate form a Drone as this is perfect mesh of today's technology while still keeping the original concept of Soundwave true. I am also tipping my hat to Jicco's Customs with his repainted and redesigned Custom Transformers Prime Soundwave figure. The smallest aspects of the custom can really change the look and feel of the figure. One of my favorite parts of this custom is the wave that is running across the face of the figure. That small jagged lime green line adds a ton of personality and brings the figure to life. I also really like the paint app technique as it gives the figure depth and makes it more interesting. To see more photos, head over to eBay and check out Jicco's Custom Transformers Prime Soundwave figure.
The pairing of two killer customs in a diorama setting is something you don't see very often and ThyVipera has pitted the Autobot and Decepticon cassette bots against each other in breathtaking MP scale with his Custom Masterpiece Transformers Soundwave and Blaster figures. In order to create the scale and richness of these 9" figures, ThyVipera had to make them Actionmasters, which means that they do not transform into their alternate modes, which is fine by me as the robot modes are more impressive and nicer to look at, especially the way the diorama sets them off. These customs retain the G1 look and feel we all grew up with as kids and to see how these figures scale in comparison to the figures from the 80's, here is a shot of ThyVipera's Custom MP Soundwave and the G1 Soundwave:
Another very cool aspect to these figures is the diorama, which you don't see very much. These figures are meant to be displayed and a dio can really add so much more to the presentation of the figures. You can imagine this battle raging on the planet Cybertron as Soundwave and Blaster continue their epic struggle to retain their respective titles as the best outdated 80's music players! To view more photos of this dynamic duo, head over to eBay to check out these awesome Custom Masterpiece Transformers Soundwave and Blaster figures.
Featuring a cartoon accurate head cast from the talented Frenzy.Rumble, ThyVipera brings us this Masterpiece Action Masters Custom Soundwave figure. Standing 9.5 inches tall, this G1 Soundwave does not transform into the obsolete tape deck from the 1980's but I find when you have a killer robot mode to display, why in the world would you want to transform it? The legs and arms feature a weathered steel look and a in addition to the killer G1 paint app, the cassette door opens and closes so Laserbeak can rest when he is not performing his spying tasks. The photos over at ThyVipera's auction for his Masterpiece Action Masters Custom Soundwave figure are also courtesy of Frenzy.Rumble, which is very cool to see collaborative efforts between the customizers!
It is a great achievement when customs bring out emotions and feelings and Hotwire Customs has achieved the feeling of combat and conflict with his latest customs. When I think of war, I think of grit, grime, dirt, explosions, carbon, and soot and Hotwire Customs brings these feelings to fruition with his Custom War for Cybertron Megatron and Soundwave figures. If you can imagine a time where machines are waging war against each other, oil and sludge would be spewing everywhere with each blast or each punch that was thrown and these figures bear the marks of veterans of a Cybertronian battle. The weathering technique that was applied to these figures is some of the best I have seen, which makes them look like they are fresh from the video game. The scoring and battle effects on the figures makes each part stand out and also makes the plastic appear like metal, which is a very cool aspect to achieve. Hotwire tells me that he has War for Cybertron Autobots on the way too and if they are as great as these figures, I can't wait to see what he has in store!
Soundwave is the Decepticon's Communication officer and is best known for his distinctive, monotone, computerized voice. FrogDNA has given this Generations figure a G1 makeover with his Custom War for Cybertron Soundwave figure. Using matte enamels to get that cartoon look, FrogDNA has really captured the feeling of that square micro cassette recorder we all loved as kids. It is amazing how the paint and technique applied to a figure can turn a dull looking Hasbro figure into this:
You will also notice one of Soundwave's reconnaissance cassettes in the photo above and FrogDNA has scratch built Laserbeak to complete this awesome custom. To view more photos of this Custom War for Cybertron Soundwave figure, head over to eBay!
In the Transformers 2 Revenge of the Fallen movie, it was great to see some familiar names. Soundwave had one of the coolest jobs where he was essentially a spy that would tap into the satellite network above earth so the Decepticons can gain the upper hand. JCartwork has built upon this theme by creating this Custom Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Soundwave figure with a Cybertronian base (see below). The base is a very cool variation on the theme where Soundwave connects to a satellite so JCartwork has devised a base for Soundwave to connect to when he is at home in Cybertron (or where ever his travels may take him). What I love about this custom is the movie accurate paint scheme, which JCartwork has obviously executed perfectly. I like that you can make out all of the detail on Soundwave and that the face, joints, and other accents really pop on the figure. To see more photos of Soundwave and the Cybertronian base, head over to eBay!
What a huge opening weekend to the Revenge of the Fallen movie and one customizer has been pretty busy gearing up for the release. This week, I am featuring Sabrina Ng's custom ROTF line up as she has many of the great figures up for sale this week. All of the figures are excellently detailed with Sabrina's own style and interpretation of the color pallet. Let's take a look at the line up:
Be sure to check out her customs each week by visiting her seller page!
Crefigz applies his mad skills to this popular Decepticon with his Custom Revenge of the Fallen Soundwave figure. I have seen the original paint scheme from Hasbro and I have to say that Crefigz' version is 1000% improved and not even in the same league. He pays homage to the 80's figure with some of the blues throughout the figure. I can't wait for the mass release of these figures because if Crefigz' work is a prelude to the great things to come, sign me up! Crefigz has one of the most stellar painting techniques I have come across so if you want a figure with a paint scheme that is above and beyond anything you will ever see, head over to eBay and check out his Custom Revenge of the Fallen Soundwave figure.
Getting his hands on the rare Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen figure, Frenzy.Rumble has once again worked his magic and turned this mediocre Soundwave into a figure worthy enough for Megatron. His Custom Transformers 2 Revenge of the Fallen Soundwave is the first of its kind that I have seen customized and kudos to Frenzy.Rumble for seeking this one out and doing a bang up job! Let's remind ourselves about how Soundwave used to look before the customization:
The original figure is quite dreadful but par for the course for Hasbro. Let's look at the vehicle mode customized:
I like the way Frenzy.Rumble used the same color palate and really enhanced this figure to bring out the intricacies of the figure. The detail simply gets lost in the original figure. If you want a chance to own this awesome figure WAY before it is released, head over to eBay and bid on Frenzy.Rumble's Custom Transformers 2 Revenge of the Fallen Soundwave.
In the Transformers Movie, Autobots en route to Earth change their alternate modes into structures resembling comets for space travel. These forms are referred to as "protoforms". In the Transformers Movie Prequel book, protoforms are the base forms for all Transformers on Cybertron (Bumblebee is portrayed on Cybertron as a protoform and later in the book Starscream, Barricade, and Blackout are seen as protoforms on Mars). Bridging the gap between the Transformers Movie and the Classic G1 cartoon of the 1980's is the topic of today's blog: Custom Protoform Soundwave.
rottensmurftoys describes his custom: "Here is folks my version of Soundwave as a Protoform. He has multiple points of articulation and transformers just like this store bought Starscream counterpart. The two shoulder mount cannons are handmade as well is his head. The paint job made the joints tight so use care when changing. I use high quality Testors Model Master Acrylic paints. This is truly a one of a kind piece...don't miss out."
I share his sediments exactly! Don't miss out on this one as I am sure Soundwave will appear in the Transformers Movie Sequel (Michael Bay if you read these take note! We want Soundwave!). Go checkout this G1 bridge between the Transformers Movie and the cartoon from the 1980's and bid on the Custom Protoform Soundwave. If you are interested in other Custom Transformers, please go to the Transformers Section of the ActionFigureCustoms.com website.