Minor/Repaint: A better Ironhide

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  1. RobotoChan

    RobotoChan Nothing to see here

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    Just got ahold of Voyager Ironhide and I must say, it is the most impressive of the movie figures that I have seen. I love the articulation of the arms and legs. Its a pity that his waist isn't able to turn or that his head is set so far back in his body.

    Anyways, I really, really hate the naff blue plastic hand cannons that he comes with so I decided to make them look a bit better. Let me know what you think.

    Taking a rest after a long day of painting and varnishing :) 
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    Action pose one
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    Action pose two
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    Painting the missles
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    Great, painted missles still fit and fire from the cannon
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    The BFG?
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    Chaos Muffin Misadventure Veteran

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    Looks awesome. I wish I knew how to do that gritty metal effect, makes him look so real
     
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    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    COOL!
     
  4. RobotoChan

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    Glad you like it :) 

    The effect is really quite easy to do, the only tricky bit is waiting for several thin coats of paint to dry so that you can continue the work. The pain with ironhide is that the cannons are made from blue plastic which requires a base coat before you can give the weathering effect to them.

    So I applied two thin coats of black paint initially.
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    Then applied first a light brushing of gunmetal grey followed by bright silver for the highlights.
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    It looks really good in person and adds that extra bit of realism to the figure.
     

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