Minor/Repaint: Alt TB Freeway Complete (kinda pic heavy)

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  1. Hicks_Royel

    Hicks_Royel Punched a squirrel.

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    The first of the completed Thottlebots Project. Freeway is a the result of a black primer coat and several very thin coats of Model Masters Royal Blue Metallic. I've already ordered it, but I'm debating putting the Reprolabels kit [Prowl version] on once it arrives. It'll certainly break up the blue, but the color is so dark its almost black. Given his role as a spy/hacker, I'd think the low profile, darker colors would be to his advantage. I'm also debating whether I'll be putting the "Slicer" or "Bad Ass" license plate on him.

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    And just a comparison shot of the vivid blue pearl and the royal blue metallic:
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    If you can tell, yes the hood is a different color on purpose. When I first started shooting, I did the hood first. I really liked the color I got on it and was able to replicate it on all the panels up to the first leg I attempted. A strong just of wind gave me a nice, richer, royal blue stripe that I had to go back and cover. As a result, I had to go back and match everything else to the new color on the leg. I left the hood, though, writing it off as something of a carbon fiber deal. If I ever get around to making up backstories it'll all be explained... maybe.
     
  2. plowking

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    Nice!....the paint work looks flawless...and even after you mentioning it, I still cant see the diff in the hood color....:thumb 

    Now you need to update your sig!
     
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    Nice!....the paint work looks flawless...and even after you mentioning it, I still cant see the diff in the hood color....:thumb 

    Now you need to update your sig!
     
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    I can't tell the hood difference either. Juts looks shadowed to me.

    Excellent job!
     
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    I can't tell the hood difference either. Juts looks shadowed to me.

    Excellent job!
     
  6. Hicks_Royel

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    Well, it started out feeling like sand paper. You could feel the metal flake clumping up, the coats were so thin. I've got a few coats of clear over top of everything. Even now it's not a slick paint job, it's very much orange peeled. But I like it that way. And since the color is so dark, it really doesn't take away from the figure.

    Any opinions on adding the stickers?
     
  7. Hicks_Royel

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    Well, it started out feeling like sand paper. You could feel the metal flake clumping up, the coats were so thin. I've got a few coats of clear over top of everything. Even now it's not a slick paint job, it's very much orange peeled. But I like it that way. And since the color is so dark, it really doesn't take away from the figure.

    Any opinions on adding the stickers?
     
  8. plowking

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    Are you gonna do all the decals?....or just certain ones from the set?

    I think all of them may be too much....just my opinion though...
     
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    Are you gonna do all the decals?....or just certain ones from the set?

    I think all of them may be too much....just my opinion though...
     
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    This looks great man! Nice job!

    I was about to ask why you went to the trouble of making another blue Acura when we already got one, but after seeing the photos I can see the dramatic difference! GREAT work! Keep em comin man! (and pk's right; update that sig now! :lol )

    I like the reprolabels set for this guy, but neither Acura or Honda have made "GTS" versions of this car. I'd prefer that to be left off were I to buy the set.
     
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    This looks great man! Nice job!

    I was about to ask why you went to the trouble of making another blue Acura when we already got one, but after seeing the photos I can see the dramatic difference! GREAT work! Keep em comin man! (and pk's right; update that sig now! :lol )

    I like the reprolabels set for this guy, but neither Acura or Honda have made "GTS" versions of this car. I'd prefer that to be left off were I to buy the set.
     
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    The hoods a darker color, but it almost looks like it's just an effect of the lighting. It looks good, regardless.
     
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    The hoods a darker color, but it almost looks like it's just an effect of the lighting. It looks good, regardless.
     
  14. Hicks_Royel

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    Yeah, since it's just the hood, I'm not too concerned. People do weird things with hoods all the time.

    As for updating the signature... eh... Maybe I'll change it all together.
     
  15. Hicks_Royel

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    Yeah, since it's just the hood, I'm not too concerned. People do weird things with hoods all the time.

    As for updating the signature... eh... Maybe I'll change it all together.
     
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    NO!...dont change it all together....just update the first pic, and put a "checkmark" in the pic.....

    I really like sigs like the one you're sporting now.....you're Beastbox one was cool too......I giggled every time I saw it....:thumb 
     
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    NO!...dont change it all together....just update the first pic, and put a "checkmark" in the pic.....

    I really like sigs like the one you're sporting now.....you're Beastbox one was cool too......I giggled every time I saw it....:thumb 
     
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    Seconded!
     
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