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Old 07-21-2012, 12:00 AM   #1
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w.i.p. ironhide

So after stalking the radicon forum for years and drooling over the countless amount of awesome customs that have been created; I've finally took the plunge and busted my cherry on this DOTM cyberverse ratchet. I thought I would start out small with this mold and repaint it into ironhide. I've seen a bunch of threads where people have use paint markers; so I decided to go the same route. Instead of just straight up using the marker on the plastic, I created a puddle of paint and then dry brushed it on. I took my sweet time and put about 2 coats on so far. But as you can tell from the pics I still have to put a couple more on because the neon yellow is still showing up underneath the red. Also just so you know I will be breaking up the red with some white detailing, and painting the rims and lights. I have a couple of questions for you guys. For the clear coat whats the best one to choose? I was going to use some clear gloss enamel (spray paint) that I have. The next question is what do you guys think I should do with the head? Personally I can't stand it and to me it looks super fugly. It doesn't look like I can just take it off. So I was thinking I could take a another slightly bigger cyberverse head, hollow it out so that I could put it over the ratchet head like a helmet.
C & C would be greatly welcomed and thanks for looking!
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Old 07-21-2012, 01:21 AM   #2
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This is sn excellent way to start off customizing mate, thanks for sharing!
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Old 07-21-2012, 04:26 AM   #3
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is that not legends ratchet cuz that was the mold for the 1st and 2nd movie ratchet legends
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Old 07-21-2012, 06:07 AM   #4
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Great work. Brushing on marker is the best. I might recommend adding a drop of water or Future (if they're acrylic paint markers) to thin it first. Reduces brushstrokes.
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Old 07-21-2012, 09:49 AM   #5
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This is sn excellent way to start off customizing mate, thanks for sharing!
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is that not legends ratchet cuz that was the mold for the 1st and 2nd movie ratchet legends
Its DOTM cyberverse/legends (whatever you want to call it) ratchet that I'm repainting into a ironhide


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Great work. Brushing on marker is the best. I might recommend adding a drop of water or Future (if they're acrylic paint markers) to thin it first. Reduces brushstrokes.
Thanks for the advice; I'm going to try this out.
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Old 01-30-2013, 03:31 PM   #6
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So how is your Ironhide progressing?
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Old 01-30-2013, 03:36 PM   #7
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Nice first custom. Are you trying to make this into a G1 Ironhide?


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Old 01-30-2013, 08:14 PM   #8
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So how is your Ironhide progressing?
Sorry this got put on the back burner after I got back into school full time. I'm planning on get back to it this weekend.
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:17 PM   #9
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Nice first custom. Are you trying to make this into a G1 Ironhide?
Thanks! That was the direction I was going. Keeping faithfully to the G1 colors; as much as possible with a DOTM cyberverse figure.
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:30 PM   #10
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I like your progress thus far. As far as finishing, I prefer using testors dullcote. It gives a nice matt finish. I find glosscoting leaves the finished project sticky and prone to dust collection.
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