Minor/Repaint: a little late, but it was worth it-classics thundercracker

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  1. ckhtiger

    ckhtiger old skool fool

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    I spent all spring working on my minibot project, and gathered ideas from all of the classics seekers that others did to put this (and thrust and dirge, which I'm doing next) together. I had originally planned on doing the sky blue toon version, but after seeing some people's darker, toy accurate versions, I decided to go that route.

    I had posted some preview pics of the original color I had painted this, which was the stock tamiya metallic blue. but that turned out to be too green, so I mixed it with basic blue for the color you see here, which IS metallic, although it doesn't show up too well.

    as you can tell by the number of alt mode pics I took, I really think this looks sharp as a jet. I was totally planning on doing some sort of reprolabels kit or something to get all of the wing stripes down, but then decided I liked the basic color so much that I didn't want to distract from that with a lot of trim and other colors. but after I finished it, I realized it looked good, but really bland with blue, silver, and black as it's only colors. so after some recommendations from people here, I added the yellow and red you see. I'm not too much of a fan of the glossiness, but I'm afraid of flat sprays (never seen them for sale, either) to dull it afterward.

    so here you have it, one more in the "no thanks botcon, I'll do it myself" category. as always questions, comments, and critiques are welcome!



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  2. ckhtiger

    ckhtiger old skool fool

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    and, bot mode:

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  3. ckhtiger

    ckhtiger old skool fool

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    and, bot mode:

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  4. Darkhawk79

    Darkhawk79 TFWM SUCK!!!!!

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    Looks very good man, almost better then my Botcon TC.......almost
     
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    Darkhawk79 TFWM SUCK!!!!!

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    Looks very good man, almost better then my Botcon TC.......almost
     
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    That REALLY turned out well! Killer photos too! All around, this is the best from you yet (though I'm still partial to your work on your StepperRicochet). :thumb 
     
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    That REALLY turned out well! Killer photos too! All around, this is the best from you yet (though I'm still partial to your work on your StepperRicochet). :thumb 
     
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  10. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    Absolutely gorgeous, dude! Great work. He's mighty sleek!
     
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    Absolutely gorgeous, dude! Great work. He's mighty sleek!
     
  12. ckhtiger

    ckhtiger old skool fool

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    thanks guys :thumb  sorry for all of the jet pictures, but as I was doing some touch ups in alt mode, I felt like I was painting a model, not a transformer, and so I wanted a lot of pics to represent that.

    oh, and superquad7? I'm quite partial to stepper as well ;) 
     
  13. ckhtiger

    ckhtiger old skool fool

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    thanks guys :thumb  sorry for all of the jet pictures, but as I was doing some touch ups in alt mode, I felt like I was painting a model, not a transformer, and so I wanted a lot of pics to represent that.

    oh, and superquad7? I'm quite partial to stepper as well ;) 
     
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    I love it!
     
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    Pwnbeaver teh uber pwnage

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    I love it!
     
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    nice paint job little to dark for me i,m partial to the toon thunder cracker i painted befor the botcon one and it is better than theirs but i,m doing another this color to have them both
     
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    nice paint job little to dark for me i,m partial to the toon thunder cracker i painted befor the botcon one and it is better than theirs but i,m doing another this color to have them both
     
  18. ckhtiger

    ckhtiger old skool fool

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    one last little opinion question--should I put decepticon symbols on him, or leave him the way he is?
     
  19. ckhtiger

    ckhtiger old skool fool

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    one last little opinion question--should I put decepticon symbols on him, or leave him the way he is?
     
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    That paint job is too slick for stickers :thumb 
     

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