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Spinister - Classic Decepticon if he were real!

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Spinister - Classic Decepticon if he were real!
Posted by Faust on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 7:18 PM
They say that “everything old is new again” and I think they must have had our current fascination with nostalgia particularly in mind when coming up with that phrase. The good thing about nostalgia is that sometimes it spawns a “do-over”, where whatever is being fondly remembered gets reinvented with the benefit of modern sensibilities and technology.
 
Nowhere is that more apparent, to me at least, than when it comes to toys. The current crop of Transformers toys are almost exclusively re-dos of old classic standbys but with modern, top-notch design and functionality. However, before this wave of nostalgia hit, I had thought it would be fun to try and bring two of my favourite things (modelling, and Transformers) together.
 
Rather, though, than model someone famous this time, I decided to go for a “What if they were real?” approach. That’s not that entertaining when the subject is a yellow Beetle, perhaps, but it gets plenty freaky when it’s a magenta, blue an purple quiltwork of an AH-64 Apache!
 
 Check out my “just for fun” take on the classic Decepticon helicopter named Spinister. What, you don’t remember him? Check it out at the link below, and you’ll wonder how the “in disguise” part was every supposed to work in this guy’s favour.
 

Faust: Metalhead, Poncho fan and modeller of the ecclectic (and lame).

Check out my other reviews at The Sprue Lagoon!

  • Member since
    December 2005
  • From: Upstate New York
Posted by spencer1984 on Thursday, March 12, 2020 10:28 AM

Awesome job on this, I'd say you mapped Spinister's design to Apache perfectly. I also like the work you did to make it look entirely "possible" (while retaining that...unique...late-G1 aesthetic!).

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Posted by Faust on Thursday, March 12, 2020 7:01 PM

Thanks, man!

 

I swear, the late G1 colour schemes are some pretty tasteless stuff, sometimes. I love some of them (Sixshot's colours are my favourite, actually) but Spininster... well, he kinda takes it too far, I think! ;)

Faust: Metalhead, Poncho fan and modeller of the ecclectic (and lame).

Check out my other reviews at The Sprue Lagoon!

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