A 3P co needs to do a new battlemask with a red visor and the signature ear aerial pieces, which would be a really simple thing to do, then this robot mode is perfect. It's *so* imposing it's untrue. Feels great to have a proper big Transformer to fiddle with again.
I'm having a Jetfire day. Re-writing Fire in the Sky for Sunbow Sundays too.
I think it's a small enough and obvious enough piece that Toyhax will do it - red sticker for the visor and then two aerial pieces as accessories. The problem they're going to have is working out how to attach them because there's no where for anything to plug in. Redo the whole battle mask and you could mould them in.
Step 8 is a bugger. Tab alignment when you can't see the tabs folding up the legs.
Done. Took a glass of wine. Poor photos because the light's going. Basically the arms fold into the chest and the legs do the out and up trick where the lower leg slides up to encase the upper leg. It means there's a fair bit of bulk round the back, but he pulls it off better than something like Starscream.
Seems fair - Skyfire was always a brick with delusions of aircrafthood anyways, so it is not like he needs to be worrying too much about aerodynamic drag when trying to approach the speed of sound anyway. If he did the rest of him wouldn't look like that... :-)
I'm... finding myself curiously non-plussed about this. I was expecting to dislike it, given I've never been a fan of the Skyfire design particularly. But I think my overall reaction is more along the lines of "Hm, not a bad stab at Skyfire. The Sunbow folks'll probably really like this".
I'm not sure it is really for me. The humanoid mode isn't too bad (assuming the front of the visor head stays on better than the previous Generations Jetfire. That's tendency to lose half its head without warning was not fun.) but the aircraft mode isn't really doing much for me. It isn't as good at feeling like a big transport aircraft as the Galaxy Force one was, and it isn't even pretending to be a small fighter type thing. It is a very creditable attempt at what it is trying for though.
And am I the only person who likes T30 Jetfire, despite his flaws (which are many, I will accept)..? Do wait for the translation, don't answer me now - I think I already know.
I like it a bit actually. I've had three pass through my homes now - two of my own and one which was middlemanned to a certain other party... :-)
I'm not fond of the chrome, and the fact that the front of his head won't stay on through looking at him crosswise is a little disappointing. But he's not badly provided for in terms of articulation. They picked a good alt-mode in the form of the unbuilt navalised ATF (a much less *bleh* looking paper sibling of the F-22) and shorn of all the little weapons he looks good in fighter mode.
I do feel he is a bit underarmed mind you. He has a few little guns and those two snub-nosed gunpods. Compared to his cousins from the other side of his line of descent he kind of looks like he forgot to pack his serious guns. Really could have done with some kind of Full-Armour/Assault Weapons upgrade pack...