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Legacy United Windsweeper Upgrade From Nonnef Productions

Nonnef Productions created a great Upgrade Kit to give Legacy United Windsweeper some G1 flair. 


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Joe Velez 2024-07-09 @ 3:23 pm

It's about the best you can do given the base mold's limitations with parts layout for alt mode. 

The only thing I didn't like was that the silver is painted on and having to cut the four pieces off the sprues leaves bare black plastic in spots. 

I would also like to see some new wings for Windsweeper to really set him apart from Needlenose. 

I mean even though it sucks compared to the original, Crankcase got an extensive retool of Skids. We also seen that Ruckus is also getting an extensive retool of Beachcomber. Yet Windsweeper only got a new head. But at least his tailfin is correct. Which means that it's not correct for Needlenose lol.

Hmmm.....We have a new Spinister. We have a new Bludgeon. We have a new Needlenose. We have a new Windsweeper. We're getting a new Ruckus. Those are all the bots that form Thunder Mayhem. So will we be getting a new Thunderwing soon?

I have some HUGE ideas for a new Thunderwing but I imagine that it would be a new head retool of Skyquake lol.

They really dropped the ball with that mold though. What a wasted opportunity to give it two different robot modes like Universe Sunstreaker and Sideswipe. Just put the tip of the nose cone INSIDE the fucking cockpit. I couldn't care less about those stupid opening cockpits that ultimately do nothing or the ones like Earthrise Starscream that are only translucent over shiny paint. Just put the tip inside...to mitigate the kibble. For the Skyquake mold, this would've allowed a better connection point with the stupidly designed pelvis as well as closed the needless gap in the center of the torso and the one behind the head while also giving a spot for the shoulders to clip onto in robot mode. Then they could've designed the arms to work universally front to back. The wings could then be left in jet mode for one robot mode (Prime Skyquake and Dreadwing and Botcon Megaplex) and then swung around to the correct orientation for the other robot mode (G1 Skyquake, MW Starscream and Universe King Atlas). The shoulderpads would also have needed reworking as well to work for the "Prime" robot mode. For the G1 robot mode, the back being sucked into the torso more would create a gap between the back and the wings. The shoulder pads could store in there to make the G1 robot mode more G1.

It's a leader class and not a very complicated one and doesn't have extra parts to pad it out. They easily could've worked this all into the budget. Especially when that's at least 3 uses of each robot mode style. And of course, I have another 20 potential retools in mind for this mold if only it had the cockpit on chest robot mode. All of which would've made sense. The peak would've been a coronation Starscream that could transform WITH the shoulder pads attached as it's part of the mold anyway. It could've been that Unicron upgraded Starscream from the original movie script drafts that were found a year or two ago.

Decepticats 2024-07-09 @ 1:51 pm

I bought this and it comes highly recommended for Windsweeper. 

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