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08-09-2010, 08:10 PM
my second custom tformer..ever...and finally got some decent paints....
lets rip me a new one :)
08-09-2010, 10:57 PM
Maybe add more details to the robot parts like copper, brass bits. Decals for the jet mode. I like the green and metallics.
08-09-2010, 11:04 PM
Yup. I hear ya. I bought some paints today bit forgot the bronze and others metallics. Argggggg. There's also a few spots especially around the head and hands that I need to touch up :-)
08-10-2010, 09:32 AM
I agree. Some decals for his alt mode would look nice and bring this figure to a new level. Also the paint on his face looks a bit rough. Other than that it looks pretty good.
08-10-2010, 09:51 AM
yeah i hear ya on the face......i made the mistake of gumming it up and not thinning out the paint for the face..
oh ,,, i have no decals :(
but gettign some more metallic shades of paint today....some gold, and bronze and copper :)
08-10-2010, 10:42 AM
Wow, i like what i see here, maybe more colors on the machine parts and touch up on the head would be awesome :D
08-10-2010, 01:35 PM
I like the green, I would have probably picked a darker color though.
On your metallic parts. I like that you started with black and then drybrushed over top of it, this works best for metallic parts, but I think you should fill in your areas more. I have done the exact same thing and then I look back at it and realize I should have gone further.
What I find works best for me for general metallic areas is that I start with flat black, then dry brush a dark metallic color, then drybrush a lighter metallic color. It seems to give a little more depth to those parts.
08-10-2010, 01:42 PM
right now im limited on paints :)
i bought 8 bottles ....and some brushes and solvent ...50.00 bucks....so i only have a funky green and a silver, pewter, black.. :)
but i will definitely do the layering ......this was a test of my ability to drybrush i think..first time trying....at least ive got it.....now its onto--
1. more paint colors
2. more layers of the colors (darker to lighter)
3. better attention to detail (things show up in pics alot better than to the naked eye)
4.....more paints :)
08-10-2010, 10:28 PM
okey dokey, instead of light green paint...ive added some rust and some gold and metallic green........i don't have any decals for alt mode......
08-11-2010, 01:37 AM
I like the direction you're going in with it. As suggested, maybe some decals for the alt mode to help make it a bit more realistic, but other than that I don't really know what else to say to add to it. Also, on a side note, that war machine repaint is wicked :)
08-11-2010, 07:28 AM
i have a hobby shop i need to see about stickers...i don't have any...would hobby lobby have any?
08-11-2010, 09:50 AM
YES! That pic with War Machine is great! With the rust colors you added, it has kind of a camo affect for the bot mode. That actually looks cool.
Maybe even add some green to his face line a marine....maybe not because I like the face.
08-11-2010, 10:58 AM
its very difficult to tell but on teh sides of the face there are two little pieces that stick out...i put the metallic green there...
and im going to call a few hobby shops to see if they sell model stickers..as i have no reprolabels or anything......
was thinking of cutting out a few stensils and drybrushing over them with metallic black to get some numbers or somthing onto the fins or nose...
08-11-2010, 10:38 PM
THANKS FOR ALL THE SUGGESTIONS.....i really appreciated it.....
08-11-2010, 11:39 PM
NICE DECALS!!! Where'd you find 'em?? They fit perfectly!
08-11-2010, 11:42 PM
theres a local hobby shop... the owner said these were really old and may crack....they held up great then i clear coated over them to fix them :)
heres the 3 sheets i got and you can see the price tag :)
5.50 1.00 1.00
08-12-2010, 01:37 AM
Ya know what, I think my hobby shop carries these too. I may need to look into them some time.
08-12-2010, 01:47 PM
There you go. Very nice!