|07-23-2008, 10:20 AM||#1|
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: the toy isle
First, I'd like to thank Apacolypse for inspiring me with his awesome custom, and his help getting me going in the right direction to build my own SkyStriker
My son, Austin helped and had a great deal to do with this over the last month or so, he helped paint, sand, and helped peel the labels I cut.
We did leave off some decals, I may add a couple more "no step" stickers, but I'm please with the overall appearance, since the labels were designed to fit the original SkyStriker, the stripes had to be cut to fit appropriately, and around the canopy did not come out as good as I had hoped, but not too bad for my first 'Joe custom
A great father/son experience for sure.
The Elite Operations FA/18 Hornet was completely disassembled for this custom. The paint was Krylon Fusion gloss white, with a Matte clear topcoat for durability. Custom stickers by the one and only J. Ruben.
|07-23-2008, 10:26 AM||#2|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Your Moms House
thats bad ass!, i got that same jet and made a Night Raven. I wanted to get another one and do this same thing but i think i might get that giant A-10 and do a rattler
|07-23-2008, 10:28 AM||#3|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Ordovician seas of Ohio
Looks great! I've wanted to do this but haven't been able to track one down - plus the funds are a little given all the 25th goodness coming out.
|07-23-2008, 10:29 AM||#4|
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: New Jersey
No criticisms at all; looks great.
So disassembled plane is 4 pieces? I have one of these sitting in my closet, and I'm going to have to paint it. I'm surprised these things are even still on the shelves at TRU, since they produce such great looking modern Skystrikers.
Great job again.
|07-23-2008, 10:40 AM||#5|
Human Smoke Grenade
Join Date: May 2008
Location: North Carolina
Really nice! Nothing to criticize or critique!
|07-23-2008, 11:23 AM||#6|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: The Bayou
This is perfect. Very cool that you got to work on this with your son.
|07-23-2008, 11:28 AM||#7|
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Greensboro, NC
It looks great...I'll take two please.
|07-23-2008, 11:31 AM||#8|
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Richmond, Virginia
|07-23-2008, 03:20 PM||#9|
Decepticon Assault Team
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Rock Hill, SC
Wow, that's much better than my first Joe custom I made last year. Very sharp looking! You're on your way to becoming a professional!
|07-23-2008, 03:29 PM||#10|
Join Date: Mar 2008
that is just perfect
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