Minor/Repaint: Animated Arcee

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  1. Hippie Trooper

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    Hello all,
    I finally found an Animated Arcee, I love this figure! I did some "touch up" to make her look closer to the cartoon; black helmet detail and red ring in "Leia buns", "eye liner" and "lipstick", black inside the backpack, black neck,black detail inside shoulders, pouch detail, knees and feet. Not sure why the pink looks so much darker in the second pic, it was taken in the same spot, with the same lighting and the same camera settings, not sure what's up with that but I did not do anything with the pink areas.
    Thoughts and comments appreciated, thanks for looking.
    Later

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    EDIT: I touched up her collar and added the black lines around her fingers.

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    EDIT 5-10-10: Added panel lining to her face, red mark on her chin, new Autobot symbol on chest and touched up her feet. I also panel lined the grill under her chest but I noticed it after taking these pics LOL! Also, got some better pics...

    Progress pic...
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    There is NO break in that red line on her helmet, that's lighting. Didnt notice it until I looked at the pics on my computer...

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  2. Brave Magnus

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    Nice job! the figure DOES look better after does touch ups. I hope finding TFA Arcee soon.
     
  3. CaptainX1

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    I honestly hate Transformers Animated because of the art style, but I'm still unsure of the figures. I do like how you made minimal changes to yours and that they had such a major effect. Great work!
     
  4. simplygriff

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    Looks good. I added lipstick to mine but I think I might do some more touch ups. She looks a lot better when you can actually see the details.
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  5. Crimsonthunder

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    That is nice! Good job!
     
  6. wgoodman

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    Looks like the first was without the flash on your camera.
     
  7. Alteron_Sheng

    Alteron_Sheng 'Tis an Kitbasher & Elder TFW2005 Supporter

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    Very nice job, that work really does help her pop out a bit!

    well, the resolutions a bit lower in the first image, also, going off the shadows on the ground the light source is different, however given that the their image has the first's light source my bet is that it's the resolution that's the cause for the color-shift, as the color is consistent in the images with the same resolution.
     
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    Nice Job. Add some panel lineing to her face and add the red on her chin next. Because of yours I decided to paint the leg joints white around her knees. I'll post a pic in a bit when she is done drying. I was considering painting black those areas around on her back as you did and after seeing yours I went ahead and did it last night. Thanx for the insperation.
     
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  10. Hippie Trooper

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    Thanks everyone for the comments!

    @ kenm2474: Thanks! Yours looks awesome! The panel lining and chin detail really make her face pop out! I'm going to try that next! What did you use for her Autobot emblem? I test fitted a few leftovers that I have from Reprolabels but they seemed either too small or too big. Also, you gotta try painting the fingers white, it makes such a difference!

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  11. kenm2474

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    I used one of my Autobot Repro Stickers I have. The Silver outlined ones. Ohh and I just painted the hands. The one last thing I need to do is paint the back collar of her neck white. I will try and do that tomorrow.
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    and the feet by the looks of it.

    Good show!
     
  13. Hippie Trooper

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    First post updated with better pics and more touch-ups.

    @ kenm2474: I touched up her face per your suggestion, thanks for that! I love how it turned out!

    Later
     
  14. kenm2474

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    She Looks Awesome. Very Well Done!
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    I dont think I am going to paint the shoulder Black as I think its too much. The White breaks it up. Same with the tips of her feet. I left those black because it breaks up the Pink. I just think it would be too much in those 2 areas.
     
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