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Old 09-15-2012, 05:07 PM   #11
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If you are happy with it that is all that matters. I would suggest taping off areas for cleaner lines though. It does work. As far as a slimmer figure, well not everyone is built the same. Just ask BM Strika and Cybertron Override. Two ladies that are definitely not Arcee bike repaints.
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Old 09-15-2012, 05:16 PM   #12
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I like the concept but as Unicron said, you need some practice. Don't take criticism badly. Just because someone doesn't care for your work doesn't mean that their advice is invalid. Don't be afraid to look at your stuff and ask how it can be better.

I do think the new hands help but yeah, that mold isn't female to me. I had thought that it might be able to work as a female but seeing the end result proves, to me at least, that it doesn't.
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Old 09-15-2012, 05:25 PM   #13
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Old 09-15-2012, 05:35 PM   #14
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I like it, but if you don't mind a bit of hopefully constructive criticism?

First, thin your paint. It goes a LONG way to improving your painting, especially if you're using brushes. Personally, I like the Future Finish floor wax. Use that to thin your paint down if you're using acrylics, and it not only makes it go on smoother, but it also adds protection to your work.

Second, dismantle the figure as much as you can. If you can't get a piece apart, and you want it COMPLETELY untouched (windows, parts of wheel, etc...), then mask it off with tape.

Next, go from largest to smallest, damning the details at first. For example, the front of the car that's silver has a lot of red showing through, especially in parts that look like you were intentionally trying to avoid touching. Since the inside of the front is black anyway, just go ahead and paint the silver on it, and if you get some on the black, whoops. Touch it up once you're finished.

Finally, for concepts, don't be afraid to think outside the box! Personally I like where this is going, but just working on your painting skills will take it miles farther. Never get discouraged, even Leonardo da Vinci started with a water color paint by numbers set

Now, just personal experience, but I find that if you're going for a brilliant silver, it's best to take ALL the paint off of it that you can, including factory if possible, and then paint the piece pure gloss black. From there, lay on THIN coats of silver paint to get the right shade you want. It makes the parts look gorgeous, at least to me, done correctly.

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Old 09-16-2012, 01:40 AM   #15
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you said spot coloring how do you mean and what color.
Spot coloring is kinda like color that you add to break up the monotony of the primary color as well as drawing attention to certain parts that you want to draw eyes to.

All that said, I hope I didn't come off as dissing your work because I wasn't intending that at all. I like what you've done so far and I just wanted to suggest a few things as ideas to try.
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Old 09-16-2012, 04:03 AM   #16
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Spot coloring is kinda like color that you add to break up the monotony of the primary color as well as drawing attention to certain parts that you want to draw eyes to.

All that said, I hope I didn't come off as dissing your work because I wasn't intending that at all. I like what you've done so far and I just wanted to suggest a few things as ideas to try.
naw your cool with me it was your idea to switch the hands out. what did you think of the new ones?
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Old 09-16-2012, 07:26 AM   #17
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naw your cool with me it was your idea to switch the hands out. what did you think of the new ones?
Definetly more feminine. I would've went smaller but that's me. Just don't forget this:

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As far as a slimmer figure, well not everyone is built the same. Just ask BM Strika and Cybertron Override. Two ladies that are definitely not Arcee bike repaints.
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Old 12-11-2012, 01:58 AM   #18
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I think if the OP replaced the hands with more feminine hands (say a spare set of Arcee Prime's for instance if he has them) and give Silvastreak way more silver with some spot coloring, it'd work just fine.

Tho' if you really want to make a fembot out of a Prime figure, the RiD Vehicon would be my choice.
i agree vehicon would make a much better fembot base. knockouts body looks beefy compared to the head.
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:20 AM   #19
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i agree vehicon would make a much better fembot base. knockouts body looks beefy compared to the head.
wow some one bumped my tread. actuly ive got my prid vehicon drying right now im working on turning him in to a shito shrine assistanit called a "miko"
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