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Autobot Whirl Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:40574  
Name:Autobot Whirl
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Transformers
Creator:Big Hank  
Date Added:July 4, 2012
Base Figure:Human Alliance Whirl
Height:4.00 inches
Completion Time:10.00 hours
Articulation:18 points
Hey gang, here's a fun little custom using my favorite HA Scout: Whirl!

Whirl was begging to be made more G1, so I went to town.

Whirl sports an LED eye, fitted into a new head. The head was from an IM2 3.75 Armored Drone. It perfectly captures his G1 likeness.

I ditched the HA cockpit and gave him a more properly scaled cockpit as well as G1 inspired claw hands (which serve as a tail fin in altmode).

Added the rocket pod and machine gun from Darkmount to serve as the nose cannon and leg mounted Paralyzo box.

I prefer the two rotor look and you can use the extra blades as....well, blades! Dual wielding FTW!

You can easily swap between two or four rotor configurations.

Finished in enamels and acrylics from Testors Model Masters line, sealed in Future floor polish.

Went for a blocky, solid looking paint scheme to better represent G1 and to fit in with the Classics line. Very subtle highlighting on the edges were done to add some visual interest though. Couple of retro style Autobot logos finish him up nicely.

Enjoy!


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User Comments
Customizer45 - Monday, August 13, 2012
Where did the cockpit come from?
Big Hank - Monday, August 13, 2012
It's from Scout class Cybertron Scrapmetal. The little crane/bug guy. Thanks for looking!
MrCreateaBot - Friday, July 6, 2012
wow,man! thanks for customizing whirl!
NeCrollector - Thursday, July 5, 2012
Great job on this transformer! Very G1...very cool!
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