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Decepticon Soundwave by Jin-Saotome Decepticon Soundwave by Jin-Saotome
Communications Soundwave was made from a DotM Ratchet, WFC Soundwave head, hands, chest, speakers, and weapons. I carved out the back of Ratchet's knees so he could stand up straight, removed the claws and added fists, removed plastic so the shoulder wheels could fold over further, and carved out plastic above the waist so the bumper could fold down and lock.

The WFC chest attaches in the gap where the bumper folds down and the speakers cover the wheels like caps. I made an antenna/light fixture for the roof and you can store parts inside/under the vehicle when transformed. After I add a handle and clip to the back of the antenna it will form a rifle for Soundwave just in case he needs even more weaponry. Tamiya Brilliant Blue Spray Lacquer was the basecoat and everything else is hand painted with some warning decals applied. I did edge-shaded-highlights where only straight edged are lightened colors (kinda like cell shading?) and only for the robot mode. It just so happens the hummer's front lights look like a tape cassette showing through the chest, bonus!
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Synxthe1st Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahhhhhhhhhhhh, Soundwave continues to taunt my inability to acquire any of his figures! D: Great job! Love the casset tape illusion from the front lights.
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TheOneAndOnlyToaster Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
GIMME GIMME GIMME
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SlanderOptim7th Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gotta say, despite his stiriking DOTM vehicle mode, I would've liked something like this for his earth mode, It definitely makes more sense, something tough, and that could store data, and other sensitive materials, OH AND HIS MINIONS.   
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PunchieTheNeko Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Student Artist
Looks great! (Not too busy, either, like most of the movie-formers.) Where do SoundWave's speakers go in vehicle mode?
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:iconchakrafox21:
Chakrafox21 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
Soundwave: Superior
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:iconuberthawk:
uberThawk Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A-fucking-mazing

great execution
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:iconadorval:
adorval Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
I'm sure you get this a lot, but how much would you be willing to sell this for???
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:iconkeikaku-kaijuu:
Keikaku-Kaijuu Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Subject: Decepticon Soundwave
Verdict: Excellent
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Tanooki-John Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
Soundwave was quite the com link insider for the Decepticons, so I know he's a true villian. The movie verson of him made him more badass too.
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:iconportalfanatic:
portalfanatic Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
Nice job. One question though: How did you get soundwave's torso on DOTM ratchet?
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:iconjin-saotome:
Jin-Saotome Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Little plastic tabs. It unplugs and stores inside vehicle mode
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blackcayman Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
TOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO COool
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MakoRedEyes Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
AMAZING!

What I want to know is where that "Danger" Decal is located in robot mode (hehe XD )
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ispeekrandom Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
whats the stiker on the back say?
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:iconjin-saotome:
Jin-Saotome Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Danger stay clear, high voltage or something similar. Can't remember what I got it off of tho.,
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ispeekrandom Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
Ok just wanted to know
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g-Crusher Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
I just. Yikes.
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SnowBallNoble Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
That looks really awesome, I am quite awestruck..and so on.
That's a sexy shade of blue, and the hummer mode really suits Mr.soundwave
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Hellstryce Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is literally the best custom figure I think I've ever seen. I love you.
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JCSession Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
does it actually transform without problems and if so how did you do it?
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:iconjin-saotome:
Jin-Saotome Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
All my custom transformers still transform. Not sure what you mean by "how did you do", it's just action figure customizing. I have guides and tutorials on my site, www.jincustom.com
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JCSession Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
no no no I am just curious to see how it transforms?, does it store the pieces while in vehicle mode. I personally think this is your coolest custom yet.
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Jin-Saotome Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh! Yeah, there's a huge gap underneath where you can fit the chest and wheelcaps. The guns peg underneath too.
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JCSession Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
I personally believe there is only one way you could top this masterpiece, and that would be to make one helluva legit G1 Ratchet, You are an amazing person who has an eye for this.
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SAKE806 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011   Artist
I love this custom SOUNDWAVE!! I want it!
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Cyber-Scream Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
This is brilliant...
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:iconjimdrknght:
jimdrknght Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
awesome!!! :wow::wow::wow::wow::wow::wow:
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GingaAkam Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
that is awesome! i want it so much
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SkylerFarrier Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Ooh, very nice.
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Leathurkatt-TFTiggy Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Now that is a hell of a kit bash custom! DO WANT! O.O
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Cloudlion324 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
My GOD that is sexy.
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GeekGemLadiesman11 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
just epic
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panik33 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
holy jubebus jin this is your best custom yet holy cow man truly amazing work

paint : amazing
design : amazing
customisation : GOD LIKE!!!

i dont buy transfomers any more (too old) but if they sold this in a shop i would go out of my way to buy it
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Gusindor Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Student General Artist
This is the best altmode Soundwave's ever had. Nothing as awesome as he is deserves to become a puny boom box, and Bay's stupid "cybertronian" altmodes look like scrap. But a radio-tower truck? That's awesome.
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Jin-Saotome Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:salute:
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Gusindor Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Student General Artist
Oh wait, is that an "over my head" gesture?
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:iconjin-saotome:
Jin-Saotome Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's a salute, soldier!
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Gusindor Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Student General Artist
Sir, I salute you in return, sir!
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Gusindor Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Student General Artist
I don't know how to make the smileys, but I salute you in return.
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HauntedBreaker Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Damn thats cool!
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Solrac333 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
GREAT! Now to decide. Do I make one using Perceptor or Ratchet?
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RedWingsDragon Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
Oo dang dude I want one. Awesome work here
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Darrtaa Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Soundwave is my all-time favorite, and you somehow made him more awesome.
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Meta-Cell Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
that...loooks......EPIC
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kdawg177 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
fuckin brilliant!i've been looking at my soundwave funny lately.(looks)he's scarin me the fuck out!and it is the wfc soundwave.but srrz,it really is o.o
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mrallergy Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
my fave decepticon :D
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:iconb-manundying:
B-manUndying Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
i must say this is amazing. i would do anything for this!
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:iconarkoonuva:
ArkoOnuva Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
I WANTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3
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:iconrobotmaster3:
RobotMaster3 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
This is the coolest Soundwave custom EVER. Infinitely jealous of your skills, but I also bow to them.
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Drawgasm-Designs Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
That's all kinds of awesomesauce. Well done!
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