Minor/Repaint: Alt Deadend - new head

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  1. icanfly

    icanfly Well-Known Member

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    Hey

    Got this odd head with a KO alt Grimlock that I repainted into Siren, and thought the head might look interesting on Deadend (as opposed to black sunstreaker)

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    Now the painting needs some fixing, especially the eyes (which i find impossible to do well - any tips???) but how does this head compare to the cartoon Deadend? Im thinking of removing the ears to make it more like what i remember

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    JL
     
  2. Tech Spec

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    heres the cartoon pick :thumb 
     
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    Remove the ears like you said and it'll definitely look close enough. Maybe you could do the purple visor too?
     
  4. icanfly

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    Actually a visor mighnt be to had to do, its just managing to paint that well in tiny areas. If anyone has any tips for painting eyes let me know. I havn't worked them out yet

    JL
     
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    Sand or cut away some of the nose area, and then the connected eyes will look more like a visor, paint it, trim the ears, there you go..
     
  6. plowking

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    A tip I use is to take a toothpick, dip one end in the paint of choice and touch each eye with it until u get the result you want....most eyes are recessed a little bit, so a one nice dab of paint on the end of the toothpick usually does it for me.

    Try it out, you may like it :thumb 
     
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    Intriguing and different, can't wait to see it complete.
     
  8. icanfly

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    I'll definatley give that toothpick idea a go. Gotta do it real soon though. We just bought our first house & gotta start packin my team up to move!

    JL
     
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    Is anyone still selling those KO Alt Grimlocks?
     
  10. icanfly

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    Not sure if they are still about. Found it by chance on eBay & thought id get one. Not too bad quality either

    JL
     
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    I've just painted the eyes, trimmed the ears and put some minor silver highlight on the head. looks ok. Have to wait for it to dry to post pics

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