Sunday, April 20, 2008

#300 - Blitzwing!

So this weekend, my 300th Transformer arrived in the mail. Woot! A beautiful figure - three modes: tan tank to purple plane to robot. The all-powerful Blitzwing! (Well, he's not really all-powerful, he's just cool, and it adds dramatic effect. I like dramatic effect.)

Not much to say about this figure, other than he's just plane awesome (get it?). His turret is removable, and isn't as fragile as I'd heard or feared. Both of his alternate modes are accurately proportioned, with only his robot mode being a little funky, as is the case with many G1 Transformers. For a jet that just transformed from a tank, its not too shabby looking. For the most part its streamlined, the only thing looking a bit weird is the wings, seeing as they would probably never be able to fly (probably).

I love the die-cast in this figure, and I pretty much got the figure MLC, the only things wrong being some sticker wear, an extremely small bit of strain on the wing tips, and the fact that he didn't come with missiles. All very small factors in my eyes, especially the missiles, considering I'm not really fond of firing projectiles. Although in the future, I'll have to buy them because I'm a completionist. But still. I'll probably wait until I have evry other G1 figure before I get those missiles. Whatever. I give this figure a 10 out of 10 for pulling off both alt. modes so well and still having a great looking robot mode, despite the lack of articulation. Well done, Takara.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

G1 Tidalwave! WIP

So I've been toying with this idea for a while, but I recently acquired a KO Onslaught and figured I'd give it a go. Obviously, I'm trying to convert Onslught (a flatbed truck) to Tidal Wave (an aircraft carrier) so, while they have their similarities, there's still some extra work to be done.

Still, I present to you, Work-In-Progress Nauticon Tidal Wave!

I'm working on a sticker sheet now, as well as sculpting fins and what not to take the place of his wheels.

Once this is finished, I shall be working on repaints of Air Raid and Vortex and resculpts of First Aid (into a submarine) and Groove (into a jet ski) as the other "Nauticons."

Thursday, January 10, 2008

I've Been Labeled a Deviant

Okay, so now I have a Deviant Art account which can be viewed here:

RepairBay's Deviant Art

Again, that's mostly Transformers art, so I hope you guys enjoy!