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Mini MP Prime thingy - by Jozaeh (WIP)

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Old 10-17-2012, 02:05 AM   #21
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wow, that looks awesome, you have to work on the same size megatron after your done with this. keep this up, i'm tempted to try this if i ever find the time.
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Old 10-17-2012, 02:47 AM   #22
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wow, that looks awesome, you have to work on the same size megatron after your done with this. keep this up, i'm tempted to try this if i ever find the time.
Ah well next up I may have a repaint of a big ironhide, or a human alliance Jazz, so he may have to wait down the time list. Ha! But i'll keep this up for sure, and hopefully it'll be enough inspiration to get to to make the time to do your own, it's hella fun!
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Old 10-17-2012, 09:34 AM   #23
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Very good. Nice to see people working on the legends figures... they have so much potential for customization!
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Old 10-17-2012, 01:32 PM   #24
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Awesome stuff Jozaeh love how you share the process with us, it's so helpful and very inspiring!
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Old 10-17-2012, 04:10 PM   #25
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I love this little figure as is. But all of the improvements makes a good thing that much better. Nice work.
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Old 10-18-2012, 08:02 PM   #26
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Awesome stuff Jozaeh love how you share the process with us, it's so helpful and very inspiring!
Ah nice! I'm glad it is.
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Old 10-18-2012, 08:03 PM   #27
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I love this little figure as is. But all of the improvements makes a good thing that much better. Nice work.
Yeah, i'm surprised how much i've grown to love this little figure. The only improvement that i'm stuck on is what to do with his wheel kibble, I don't think there's any options, so I may resign myself to the fact that they'll stay on his wrists.

Thanks for the comment!
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Old 10-18-2012, 08:17 PM   #28
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Update #2 - 19 october

Here's the second update:

I tested out some paints yesterday (I'm yet to buy an airbrush and compressor, so i'll be using spray cans for this one).

I picked up:

- Testors Chrome - for the thighs and hips piece
- Tamiya Mica Red for the cab and other red parts
- Tamiya semi-gloss clear for the final protective coat (but I think i'll exchange this for straight gloss)
- Tamiya dark metallic blue (I didn't realise until I was actually spraying the test part that I accidentally grabbed the polycarbonate paint, ARGH!!!! I did some google searching and it seems like the poly spray CAN work on plastics, as long as you give it a good clear afterwards.)

For testing the colours, I used some spare legends prime legs for the silver, some spare prime kre-o legs for the blue, and some cyberverse cliffjumper feet for the red.

You can see that I tried two options for the mica red, one on straight red plastic (sanded first) and one on a foot that I had given a single coat of gloss black. I can't believe how much of a difference this produces?!

I'm still not sure what colour i'll go for for the red on this fella. I like Xeltecon's MP-10 red that's almost a maroon, it gives a heavier feel. So the black base mica red might be where i'll go.

Anyway, there ya go for now! Feedback or colour preference ideas are welcome!

Jozaeh




The pieces all painted with their 'before's (all except the red feet, they're the plastic vs black base optons)



How the red options look in the sun.



And how the red options look in shade.

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Old 10-19-2012, 02:47 AM   #29
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Heh, I like your play-by-play way of describing the project. Awesome.
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Old 10-19-2012, 05:58 AM   #30
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nice work so far!
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