Minor/Repaint: Animated/Classics Override WIP

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  1. Mal

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    I got Override when he first came out, and thought this would make a great upgrade!!! Plus he needed one So here he is Animated or Classics (I'll play with him as both) Override. He's made from Animated Samurai Prowl, the left side gun is an altered G2 Jazz gun. I've still got a few touch ups to do. I may try another red. Let me know of any improvements I can make. As per his request his exhaust pipe was taken off (joking; from his bio)

    I used the following paints:

    Folk Art Acrylic Paint: Metallic Blue Sapphire (main body and side car)

    Folk Art Acrylic Paint: Opaque Cobalt (visors only)

    Folk Art Acrylic Paint: Shiny Engine Red (main body; mixed half of it with metallic bright red)

    Folk Art Acrylic Paint: Metallic Bright Red (main body)

    Elmers Paint Pens Black and Silver.
     

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  2. DJW107PRIME

    DJW107PRIME Autobot Hero TFW2005 Supporter

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    Cool something about him reminds me of Devcon.
     
  3. Ramrider

    Ramrider TF Art Lad

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    That looks really cool; I always liked Override, and you've done him proud.
    He reminds me of somebody else too, and it's just not coming to me... :p 
     
  4. Ellamin

    Ellamin Moonbeam Dreamer

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    I hoped this was the femme racer Override... darn.

    Nice work though.
     
  5. grayfox

    grayfox Well-Known Member

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    Great work!!

    That brand of paint is NOT easy to use and get good results out of. You managed to make it look pretty good :) 
     
  6. Mal

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    Can you recommend a good brand of paint? The blue went on easily, but the red was a pain.
     
  7. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    dude that is a great update. slick job my man
     
  8. grayfox

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    Hard to say..sometimes Folk Art paint will go on smoothly, but other times, it's awful. I have tried the Games Workshop Citadel brand of paint and last year, when using them I thought that was the best paint I had ever used. it was *so* easy to use I couldn't believe it.

    I can't say the same this time around. I'm working on a new custom right now and I can't apply Citadel paint and get it to look even remotely decent. It's a nightmare. I really have no idea what's going on.

    So yeah, despite my current bad experience with Citadel, I recommend getting maybe one bottle to try it out. Testors have always been reliable for me as well. You should check them out too.

    Or keep using Folk Art. Like I said in my previous post, you manage to make it look good!
     
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    I know how much of a pain them folk art paints are, because those are the ones I use (nearest craft store is like an hour away so dont have easy access to the good stuff) :( 

    Anyway great work and solid paint job!
     
  10. Mal

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    Thank you for the tip. I've got a Hobby Lobby near me so I'll talk a look for those paints there.
     

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