Minor/Repaint: Alternator:AstroMagnum/G1 mix. 1st bash.

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  1. Animattronic

    Animattronic Electro Synth Rock Star

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    Hey all, I've been looking through most of all of your guys works of art.
    very Impressed and even jealous heheh. But I thought Id give my self a chance. and do one of my own. those I already made a few mistakes. Like the color of paint. I couldnt find the color I needed, and the color they did have was slightly textured and I ended up using it. But. It still turned out okay... I happen to buy Two Meister's, Just incase. So I'll just need to keep searching for the right color.

    anyways heres the progress pics and the mostly complete version.
    I was going through my old box of old transformers. and got an Idea from a beat up AstroMagnum i found at some garage sale some where. I borrowed the Head and Arm piece and Attached it. Obviously It wont transform with the arm attached.
    But Still looks cool.


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    I hope its not too harsh on the eyes.
     
  2. plowking

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    Yes, it does look cool! I like what you did.

    Dont be so hard on yourself, its not harsh on the eyes at all.
    For a first, it came out fantastic...it doesnt bother me a bit about the arm either.

    And for the record, I like the paint job....looks cool :thumb 

    Keep 'em coming!
     
  3. decepticon665

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    was this before or after the nearly identical alternator shockblast?
     
  4. Animattronic

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    Thanks Bro.. I just Wish I could have found the right Color that wasnt Textured.
    I need the right color of Grey.
     
  5. Superquad7

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    Nice work! The inclusion of the actual gun arm is a nice touch!

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    I actually mixed my own paint for mine. I never had any version of Shockwave or "Shackwave" growing up. I ended up getting a G1 Shockwave at Botcon 2K1 and instantly loved the toy!

    When I first started kitbashing, this idea was one of my first. :) 

    I hope we see more from you :wink: 
     
  6. Animattronic

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    I was inspired by the shockblast alt. And since I had a Grey Shockwave (AstroMagnum) I decided to change it up , and See would I could do with the the parts.
     
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    thanks for the comment. and I like your version :)  Pretty much what I had in mind, but with a Darker Smoother Grey. I guess mine just looks more grittier. with the textured paint.
     
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    Animattronic, when u say textured are you referring to the metal flake I see in the paint, or is it actually textured to where you can feel something on the paint?....

    If youre talking about the metal flake I see, thats cool, thats one of the things I like about it.

    BTW, what type of paint did u use?
     
  9. Superquad7

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    Thanks for the props. :) 

    Back when the RX-8 came out, I matched my paint as close as I could to the darker gray that Mazda actually made the RX-8 in. Trying to match the realism of the actual vehicle is important to me :) 
     
  10. Animattronic

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    I just used Krylon spray, and it is textured to the touched. a lil rough not terribly but you can totally notice it. oh well
     
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    probably just need to lightly sand it with a high grit sandpaper, wet.
     
  12. Superquad7

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    Yep, sandpaper is your friend :)  The Testors fine grit sandpaper (that can be easily found in most Wal*mart stores) and some water'll do the trick if that's the way you wanna go. Also after you wetsand, you might want to put on a coat of clearcoat acrylic, just to keep it from being rough in any way.

    Keep up the good work man! :thumb 
     
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    Actually, the texture is pretty bad ass. It makes him look like he's heavily armored or something. I like it!

    Mike
     
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    I expected a straight repaint of Shockblast, like what Superquad did, but the use of original parts is an interesting touch. I also like the textured paint look. It's too bad he cant transform without removing his new parts, cos his vehicle mode looks great.
     
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    LOOKS GOOD !
    I belive the paint is like a "hammered steel finish, spray paint" I saw something similar at Wal-mart ..... This paint is intended to have a tough textured feel to it so I'm a little skeptical as to using sandpaper on it, I'm guessing it would end up looking like a topy-graphical map that shows heights, all the textured bits might come out looking white-ish and you would likely end up with a lot of build up around the different "heights". Sanding changes the color/finish so if your gonna sand you would need to reapply paint - no ? or at the very least break out you're professional polishing kit for model cars. If it was just one flat peice I'd say give it a try but this is a 1/24 car basically so you must sand all areas evenly - around all the curves & contours without sanding through the paint........I feel a migraine coming on already.:banghead: 

    So to get this smoothed out and keep its original color......I might just have to see it to belive it :sly:  , clear coat or not, unless you've got a professional polishing kit for model cars and your an absolute master at using.... - I'd leave it the way it is, it looks good so if it aint broke don't fix it.

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  16. Animattronic

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    Thanks '][' '][' ']['

    heh. I did buy two of the same car. So Ill just do a another version and if turns out, Ill turn that other one into a TransTorture Inspired piece.
     
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    YAAAAAAAHHHHH ! ! ! ....:rock 

    DO IT ! ! ! ......:horse: 

    Seriously though, he looks good - only cream him if you have to.......:stick:  ........:rip 

    TTT
     
  18. decepticon665

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    apologies,man.didn't mean to sound like i eas accusing u of not watching the racks,or being unoriginal.just had the obvious question,i thought.
    does look pretty good,though.
     

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