StratonRye's Wreckers: Roadbuster WIP
|08-19-2011, 02:21 AM||#11|
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Paymaster of Europe
Collection Count: 200+
News Credits: 26
man georgious paintjob!
|08-19-2011, 02:54 AM||#12|
Join Date: Aug 2006
News Credits: 4
but still though, description - it's not too long, it's all useful stuff, but a couple of simple tricks that would make it a little easier to read would be to use a larger font size for your headings, and more paragraph breaks.. keep each one to just a feew sentences.
|03-27-2012, 07:53 PM||#13|
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Montevallo, AL for school
Collection Count: 30+
Okay, time for the real update:
I worked on this guy a little more right after I started this thread, but not too must more. Basically I just finishing the paint jobs on the pieces I attached in the first post and sprayed a flat topcoat on them (pics of the results below). Then I stopped because I couldn't find a vintage junker RB I could afford and I couldn't proceed with painting anymore with out having those parts. [Pro tip: Get all the parts you need for a 'bash (or have them on the way) before you ever start working.] Then, I noticed that javaco mentioned in his recent WIP thread for his Roadbuster that he got the G1 head cast from the awesome spoonman!!! I've gotten a custom head from ole' spoony before, so I shot him a PM and asked if he would make a cast of RB's head for me too. He said sure. Then I said, "I'd really like to get copies of RB's G1 toy bumper and leg armaments too?" And he said, "No prob, I got ya covered." And I was like ... well not happy birthday, but you get it. I was pumped. Then, after an unexpectedly long wait for it to come in the mail (not spoonman's fault) the parts finally arrived and look amazing! If you need these parts too, get them from spoonman.
So, now I've putty-ed and cleaned them up a little more because I'm super OCD/anal. (Not because they're bad casts. They're probably about the best repros of the parts as you can do with a home casting kit.) Everything is done and ready to glue in place then paint, except for the head which needs just a bit more work. I might have to do that "Spray a thin coat of primer to really see how smooth everything really is and be able to fix it" thing for it to look good enough for me to call it done. Anyway, I added a ball joint to the head (my first time to try that and mostly succeed) and made a neck for him using some green stuff and after market polycap-style joints I got from HLJ. It's not the best looking neck but, other than maybe a little more sanding to smooth the neck out, I'm just going to make myself move on from that. Finally, I snapped a couple shots of this sweet gun I found for RB in the "box of random old toys we're selling for a dollar" at my local comicbook store. If anyone can tell me where it came from that'd be awesome because I'm kinda curious. It used to fire a spring loaded missile, which it didn't come with so I trimmed the trigger off and then filled in the hole. Next it had this tan colored sculpted rubber chain strap hanging off the bottom that I nipped off and filled in where it was. It actually looked pretty cool, but not for RB so 'bash fodder it becomes. On the top where there is a bunch of green now there were these goofy-ass looking spikes made of the same tan rubbery plastic as the chain. They looked horrible and had to go. I decided to sculpt the butt of the gun in a cone-like shape. Then I added sawed off the original handle and epoxied on a piece of 5mm styrene tube in it's place and BAM! New, awesome looking rifle for RB.
Things I'd like your need opinions on PLEASE!!!!!:
1. What do you think about the neck? It fits easily in alt but, does it look too long in bot mode? (It looks a little long to me but I'll be able to live with it if anyone else thinks so too.)
2. While on the subject of the neck, does it need to be more box shaped or more flat-top-pyramid shaped? (like a 3d trapezoid shape.... you know what I mean right?) Is it even a significant enough detail to worry about?
3. Take a look at the brown parts in the pics below. Does the brown need the drybrushed highlights like the orange and green parts too? If so, what color? I'm thinking a light brown or tan or a bare metal color.
4. Take a look at the top of that rifle I modded for RB. What should I do with the spot where the spikes were? I tried to round it off or something but it's just not working. Any ideas?
Hopefully this post is a little less intimidating in length to read. As I said earlier, pics attached below of the finished, and dullcoated parts I have done, the gun I modded, PLUS spoonman's casts after all the "bodywork" I did to them.