Minor/Repaint: Alternators/Armada Red Alert

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  1. Squall42080

    Squall42080 Autobot RSX Type-S

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  2. GALVATOM

    GALVATOM Well-Known Member

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    looks like hes going through a lot of pain lol, by the way things are going its going to look shop worthy when its finished
     
  3. CdnShockwave

    CdnShockwave The Prince of Poses TFW2005 Supporter

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    Looking good. I'll keep an eye on this one.
     
  4. Squall42080

    Squall42080 Autobot RSX Type-S

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    Updated with near-completed pics...check it out!
     
  5. Croaker

    Croaker Well-Known Member

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    Looks great!
    Well done.
     
  6. thefrozenred

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    Despite my doubts, that actually came out really, really well!! Paint looks great, the repair bay is a smart touch, and Armada Red Alert in fact looks badass!
     
  7. ambushbug74

    ambushbug74 Stroke me, Stroke me! TFW2005 Supporter

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    Dude, can you post a pic of the packaging for that little rubber grommet you used to fit the head on? I have a project that needs the same head on the same body and need that grommet as well. Plus, I get lost in auto parts stores.
     
  8. Xcandescent

    Xcandescent TRUKKS are the new MUNKYS

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    Pretty sweet! I'm assuming the cannon has to come off for transformation, right?

    -XCN-
     
  9. Squall42080

    Squall42080 Autobot RSX Type-S

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    I'll see if I can find the packaging...and take a pic...but I think I threw it out.

    As far as transformation, if I use the Shockblast hand, I have to remove it...but if I use the original Armada hand pieces...I can leave them on. Its a pain in the but...but it works!

    Thanks eveyone!
     
  10. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    Awesome.
     
  11. Icebergman

    Icebergman Well-Known Member

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    Awesome job!!!
     
  12. JetBrawn

    JetBrawn Intergalactic SUV

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    for some reason, the link is always "busted" when clicking on it
     
  13. Squall42080

    Squall42080 Autobot RSX Type-S

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    I Can Fix That

    Here are the pics, so you won't have to use the link...

    Here is a pic of the license plate on the rear bumper.
    I used Testors Clear Decal Paper and printed it out.
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    Here is a pic of the side. You can see the Red Alert Logo over the rear side window (which i painted over in white.)
    The red stripe was made using red vinyl.
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    Here is a 3/4 view:
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    Here he is in Vehicle mode with Armada Red Alert and Galaxy Force FirstAid. You can clearly see the headlights which were painted yellow:
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    Bot Mode:
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    Bot Mode 2:
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    An Armada of Red Alerts:
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    I haven't really finished yet:
    - I'm still painting his minicon LongArm,
    - I would like to paint the rims gold...but I kinda like the dark silver that he has now.
    - I am also trying to locate the lightbar from a BinalTech/Alternator Prowl.

    As soon as I get these done, I will post more pics.
     
  14. Brandon

    Brandon This is important work.

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    Pretty nifty
     
  15. Chaos Incarnate

    Chaos Incarnate Not just a name.

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    So, you're using a Krylon Fusion paint? I haven't heard of it. Is it play worthy? I repaint figures all the time, but I haven't been able to find a paint that would stand up to wear like the original paint jobs can.
     
  16. Squall42080

    Squall42080 Autobot RSX Type-S

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    Yes, every "successful" custom I've ever made was using Krylin Fusion paint.
    I think most of TFMaster.com uses it...because it is very durable and bonds to the plastic. Its very scratch-resistant, but just like any painted item...you do still want to take care.
    I have a custom here, that I used Testors Enamel paint on...and a year later, I can still touch it and red paint comes off on my hands. With Fusion, I believe you can touch the piece softly with 2 hours, and work with it after 12 hours.
     
  17. Pun-3X

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    I wish I'd known about Fusion before I'd done my Alt Sunstreaker. That thing chips when I breathe. I'm working on some projects now with KF, and the stuff's a blast.

    This custom you've done has come out terrifically. It's too bad you decided to give up on the repair bay--it looked like that back panel would have housed it nicely. Still, I love the metallic paintstyle instead of the flat gray. And if you want my opinion, I wouldn't paint the rims of the tires in gold. Match them up and it'll be fine.
     
  18. Xcandescent

    Xcandescent TRUKKS are the new MUNKYS

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    Is there any reason you're going after the BT/Alt Prowl lightbar, instead of a 1/24 scale model one? I've been bunches of Prowl kitbashes that used scale model lightbars and turned out great.

    Also, I'm thinking now that the hood looks a little naked in bot mode. Are you going to leave it in all white, or were you planning to add some more detail?

    -XCN-
     
  19. Chaos Incarnate

    Chaos Incarnate Not just a name.

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    Where do I pick up some Krylon Fusion? How much does it cost, and what colors does it come in?
     
  20. Gen. Magnus

    Gen. Magnus Everything is Awesome

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    You can pick it up in Wal Mart or most hardware stores. It comes is a ton of colors. There site is here.
     

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