Minor/Repaint: $1.50 BiS Rodimus Modification

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  1. 03Mach1

    03Mach1 Logic has been replaced with blind ignorance.

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    First off, let me say that I have absolutely zero drawing, painting, modelling or creative skills. But after watching videos on Youtube and reading up on the web, I decided to take the plunge...well, Rodimus would take the plunge. So after one box of RIT Dye and careful dunking, rinsing, dunking and rinsing I was rewarded with, what I think, is a better looking Rodimus. The only pieces removed were the three spoiler pieces. And the blue windshield is a deep grey in person. Enjoy!
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    Sorry for the shadowy pic but I thought it showed how gold the silver and yellow turned out.


    I hope this doesn't offend anyone here since it took very little skill to accomplish.
     

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  2. Satomiblood

    Satomiblood Harpoon Accurate

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    I'm kind of getting a Chromedome vibe as a result of the dye job.

    Also, regarding your "lack of skills", you shouldn't sell yourself short. You'll never know until you try. And it's not like skills can't be acquired through experience.
     
  3. oxidative

    oxidative last chance to evacuate

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    Looks pretty cool. What color RIT did you use?
     
  4. starscream-99

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    Awesome job
     
  5. MegaMoonMan

    MegaMoonMan OFFICIAL MMM REP

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    So you just dunked the whole thing? Looks pretty good, actually.

    Need alt mode pics.
     
  6. Satomiblood

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    I would try to dye the legs again.
     
  7. Rotorstorm

    Rotorstorm OriginalRotorstorm Fanboy

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    looking pretty snazzy it must be said. Not tried dye myself, only ever painted but I might try after seeing this.
     
  8. 03Mach1

    03Mach1 Logic has been replaced with blind ignorance.

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    Black.

    The only thing I removed was the spoiler. I'll try to get some alt mode pics up in a few.

    And I'm glad you guys like it. I personally was stoked it turned out so well.

    Added a few alt mode pics.
     
  9. Optimus-wave

    Optimus-wave A.K.A. Omega-Wave

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    That is pretty awesome looking, love the darker tone
     
  10. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Just dying it did that? Very cool.
     
  11. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    I tried to make a Shattered Glass custom by dying and found out this mold just will not take dye well enough to go all the way black. I had your results about mid way through and kept going. He ended up the color of a Christmas sausage wrapper.

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    I'm gonna try again with another Rodimus using red dye, and only dying the hood and roof. Should give me flames more distinct from the background like yours, but in orange as well as purple windows.
     
  12. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    I totally agree. There are a great many things that a person who isn't a highly skilled artist can do to their Transformers toys that can result in really cool things. Many tutorials resourced here have that intention.

    This to me is where things really pay off. CERTAINLY, no apologies are necessary - quite the contrary. I'm really glad you shared your work with us so each of here can share in your delight on what you've accomplished :) 

    Be careful: it's addictive :lol 
     
  13. silenth

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    I love what you've done. I think what you did to Roddy would look good on wreckgar.
     

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