Minor/Repaint: A detective's on the case: Cybertron Nightbeat

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  1. Rotorstorm

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    at the moment i've only painted his face and the brow of his head. it just seemed like such an obvious repaint without needing to be repaint the entire alt mode.

    I intend to repaint the red bits and the chest, had i another one i might of attempted a Siren too.


    he has also inherited a gun from a destruction scourge, i never owned the tf it came from but it's a nice gun. also he's able to hold it with his arm at a right angle, something he couldn't do with the supplied weapon.

    (BTW first topic in the new section and i do like the gallery option :D )
     

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  2. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    welcome aboard. :) 

    I have no idea where the gun is from. Are you planning to use the upcoming TFCC exclusive Nightbeat for inspiration?
     
  3. doomtron

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    neat
     
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    to some extent, it's partially where i got the idea from. i'm using devestation as my main guide though. issue 6 has a goodshot of his entire body, i'll be doing my own impression of him though and just add yellow or gold (if i can't find any yellow soon) to parts that need the blue breaking up.
     
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    Good start. I like the idea alot
     
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    well i found out the gun is from Descrtuction Scourge, i don't own thefig so no big deal about repainting it.

    Progress: his arms are painted to remove any red and it it startingto look like nightbeat. I have ended up repainting his head a lighter blue to match his body and all visible red has been removed from the vehicle mode.

    latest pic, i'm currently looking for some yellow paint, if i can't find by the end of next week i'll use gold instead.
     
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    updated, pics at top, golden parts finished, head finished, just touchups and red paint for flames and autobot symbol to go.
     
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    Are you worried about the gold paint on his legs chipping from transformation? I hate painting parts like that, they're a real nightmare unless you're using something really strong like Krylon Fusion.

    Great job btw!
     
  9. Rotorstorm

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    I am quite a bit, i might have to do a second coat soon or varnishing it sounds a better idea.
     
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    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    I was thinking that Cybertron Hotshot makes a good nightbeat.

    I got a get a second one.
     
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    Man, his golden. But its a nice Nightbeat to say the least. Sweet job.
     
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    Looks good! Ironically, I think that head (painted in the manner you've done) makes a better Nightbeat than the upcoming TFCC head that was actually specifically sculpted to BE Nightbeat.

    I probably would have gone with yellow rather than gold for his chest and legs, but that's just personal preference. Overall I think this looks really nice, and is a great idea.
     
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    i was going to go yellow but i couldn't find any yellow paint where i am at the moment. the gold does look really good on him though. For enamal paint it reallly does shine.

    new wip pic at the top.
     
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    now that it's really coming along, i'm really diggin this
     
  15. Rotorstorm

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    Final pics are going up in a different thread (unless i misunderstood the forum main page). He looks better now that the gold is broken up a little. No flames on him though, i felt that the red block on his arms emulates the same effect in vehicle mode and look good in robot mode.
     

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