Minor/Repaint: Alternators Smokescreen

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  1. Shinobitron

    Shinobitron Cybertronian Ninja

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    I used a Riccochet for this guy and he was a simple repaint to get him to his G1 looking self. I used my Alternators Missile Launcher method to give him his 2 launchers (look for my tutorial on this site).

    I used Skull white, Cherry red, and Dark blue for my paints
     

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  2. frenzyrumble

    frenzyrumble Banned

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    everything looks great except the white stripe on the alt mode. the bottom edge of it looks a little funky. Have you tried masks with higher tack than what you used? Tamaya makes some nice stuff, or you can try some scrap vinyl (my preference)
     
  3. Shinobitron

    Shinobitron Cybertronian Ninja

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    I didn't use a mask on it the white streak was done by hand. I don't like the tack they leave behind when removed and quit using them.
     
  4. mattarmstrong

    mattarmstrong Well-Known Member

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    it does look great but you may wann touch up that white stripe on the body other than that awesome
     
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    frenzyrumble Banned

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    well, the better masks won't leave residue behind. and if they do, you can remove that with some 70% IA, or Windex. Just be sure your paint's 100% cured. ;) 
     
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    I like how the paint is quite muted, looks very cool in bot mode. I would prefer more accurate stickers (rounded corners on the 38 signs instead of square) but this works well.

    Makes me want to paint yet another Smokescreen variation...
     
  7. Shinobitron

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    Lol unfortunalty no touching up can be done here. He was auctioned off and now resides somewhere in Germany.
     
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    I concur with the others. It all looks great except for the white applications, which are a bit brushy.

    I'm sure that's fine with the current owner though. :) 

    zmog
     
  9. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    I still wish we'd have gotten one of these.
     
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    man, i can't find that tutorial!!
     
  11. project9

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    Nice job! I'm not digging the black under the doors, instead of white, but nice nonetheless.

    I have a spare BT-07 that I want to do this to. I'm just trying to make sure my painting skills are good enough first, so I don't screw it up. =)

    I did this first with an Alt Smokescreen and Tamiya spray Racing White and Metallic red ... and some blue color. I scanned, enlarged and printed the sticker from my G1 s'screen. Looked pretty nice except for the paint seeping under the mask and the poor apps I did to the underneath/stomach areas (or pretty much everywhere that was white). Then, the back door hinge weakened and fell apart. =(
     
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    In G-1 did'nt Vortex mention Autobot's having polutant fee exaust? From the looks of this guys exaust I think he may be a Decepticon impostor.
     
  13. Shinobitron

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    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    I think you may know more about the cartoons than I do hehehe
     
  15. autobotx23

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    The low adhesive masking tape works really well to, it doesn't leave any residue behind, even on clear parts.

    I love the rocket launchers, though.
     
  16. seali_me

    seali_me Buhawi Gabay-Tala

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    all i can say is dude keep em' coming. i love alts and alt customs better. i love the custom smokescreen. makes me regret selling my alt smokescreen a little.
     
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    inspirational...way sch-weet dude!
     

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