Minor/Repaint: 1st Custom: MP Grimlock

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  1. WheeljackRules

    WheeljackRules Well-Known Member

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    Hey everyone, long time lurker, first time poster. Never done something like this, hell I never really got into models when I was a kid. Anyways, hope you like it.

    Also, thank you to FrenzyRumble for the inspiration to use real gold foil, and REDLINE for the tutorial on here on how to paint clear pieces which I used on Grimlock's sword.
     

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  2. Dr.Cox

    Dr.Cox The Coxster

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    Looks pretty good. Real good for your 1st time.
     
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    whats real gold foil?
     
  4. WheeljackRules

    WheeljackRules Well-Known Member

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    Everything that is gold colored except for the chest and claws I did in gold foil. It was a pain in the ass, but I think it turned out well.
     
  5. WheeljackRules

    WheeljackRules Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Dr. Cox, loved you on "Scrubs" by the way. =)

    I decided to try customizing as a form of therapy since I had my accident. Being disabled left me with a lot of free time which was driving me nuts. I did a lot of research on here to learn to drybrush and do washes, and I can't thank everyone who's made tutorials on here. I hope I can save up for an airbrush for my next custom. All the paint on Grimlock was done with a brush which I like using, but I really want to try an airbrush next.
     
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    Dam i always wanted to make 1 of this .Your post is making me crazy and envious good job dude
     
  7. WheeljackRules

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    Thanks man. You should totally do one, I've seen some of your stuff, you would knock it out of the park. I wish I could do the type of kitbashing like you did on the BFG you made.

    I was honestly really scared to start out with a MP figure. My girlfriend tried to talk me out of it by reminding me how much I payed for it since this was the Takara version but if you're gonna go, might as well go all out.
     
  8. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Welcome to Radicons! I'm really sorry to hear about your accident, and wish you a speedy recovery! It's really cool to know that the things we've provided here can help you with your on-going recovery and therapy. I hope we see more from you; you've done some nice work here :) 
     
  9. jleezy79

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    Well done

    Hi there. I just wanted to congratulate you on your great custom and being able to find new thing to get you through difficult times. I'm now four years into what may be a lifetime recovery from a collision and have returned to many hobbies as support to get through tough spots such as TF and comic collecting. All I can say is I'm touched by your positive approach and to stay strong.
     
  10. Alloy Alchemist

    Alloy Alchemist Decepticon sympathizer

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    Great first post,welcome aboard,and i hope your recovery goes well and speedy.
     
  11. WheeljackRules

    WheeljackRules Well-Known Member

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    I fully intend to do more customs, and when they are done I will totally post them. Maybe I'll be able to come up something new that will inspire someone like so many people on here have inspired me.

    Man, I'm sorry to hear about your accident. It's been 3 years so far for me. The doctors all said I would never walk again, but I told them it was too hard to get laid in a wheelchair so now I can walk short distances. I may never be back to where I was before the accident, but I'm not one to give up. The hardest part, for me at least, was all the stuff I lost. I lost a great paying job, my wife, my house, my car, I felt like I was in a country music song. lol

    Enough of the depressing crap though, I'm just really glad you guys like it. If you have any ideas or suggestions to make it better I would love to hear them. =)
     

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