Minor/Repaint: Animated figs gone show-accurate.

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  1. SPLIT LIP

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    Well, not completely show-accurate, as I'll detail later.

    I recently customized almost every one of my Animated figures to look more like the show. And here they are:

    First is little Bumblebee. Perhaps the most modified. Painted the lines on the side of his head, his palms, the lines on his lower arms, gave him a stripe on his leg, made the bottom of his shoes black, finished the stripe on his vehicle mode, and painted his boosters. I also gave him a nice little autobot symbol, coutesy of Encore Prime. (he wasn't using it) And for those wondering, no I did not use the reprolabels set for the stripes and shoes, I actually used electrical tape. (some really sticky stuff, too. But I needed it to survive transformation)

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    Next is Optimus Prime, who got some silver head details, black nose details, finished yellow head stripes, painted cab lights, Autobot symbol, show-accurate sirens and his legs were extensively modded both externally and internally to allow for not only swivel thighs, but more than 90 degrees of knee movement. (unfortunately wasn't as simple as I thought)

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    Ratchet is probably second to Bumblebee. He got painted nose and eye detil, I also painted the back of his head, his shoes were paintedand so were theline details on his legs. In vehicle mode the back was painted more coherantly (the white is not that off to the plastic, it just photographs REALLY brightly for some reason) he also got an autobot symbol, red detail on the side mirrors, painted tail lights and head lights AND sirens, as well as more black around the head lights, and rear windows. Pretty much all I have left to do is the war wound and rims. I considered painting the shoulder armour black around the edge, but it really didn't look like the show at all.

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    Prowl got a lot of gold details, mainly on the feet, shoulders and space jets. He also got a painted nose since mine didn't have one, in addition to new eyes and gold head details. An Autobot symbol tied it off. I've considered painting sirens, but I really haven't decided yet. (I like that hasbro used two different plastics instead of one like on the new Prowl or Ratchet/Prime) I also swapped his "pouches" or whatever so that his legs can bend almost 90 degrees.

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    Bulkhead was very simple, because A lot of his detials were painted or moulded in dark translucent plastic. He got white on his symbol to make it stand out, and black windows and line detail on the back.

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    One last note: if painting these guys has taught me anything, it's that these sculpts are fantastic and are just waiting to come alive with the right amount of detail. Animated has a very clean, stylized look that has great detail, but most is left unpainted which really makes the figures look bland in comparison. Speaking of which, here is a link to Seibertron's Animated gallery where pics are available for comparison if you'd like.


    Also, REDLINE: I hope I did the attachment thing right this time.
     

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  2. kamtimus_prime

    kamtimus_prime Radicon Visionary

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    I like them all, BB is the best. I feelin' those boosters
     
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    Wow, that Prime is snazzy. Mind explaining the process for the thighs?

    The only missed detail I can see is the inner part of the thrusters on BB. Maybe a black or blue so it isn't solid yellow.
     
  4. Orion_Prime48

    Orion_Prime48 Super Sentai Purist

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    looks awesome man all of em do any plans to do the Cons?
     
  5. SPLIT LIP

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    I only painted the actual sculpted detail, so that's why. After I painted them I noticed that the show has a different line pattern than what was sculpted, but I probably will look over it and see what can be done.
     
  6. ssg4life

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    i'm not feelin bulkhead's autobot symbol. it really needs the white border around it
     
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    Prime looks great, nice update. Good pics too, BTW.
     
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    Huh, you're right. For some reason I thought there was a white border. (I would've painted the sides to simulate the border) Thanks for bringing that to my attention.
     
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    glad to help
     
  10. tylerzero

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    Wow, such attention to detail...I can really see the difference.

    They're all awesome!
     
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    Nice job, those look rad. May do my Bbee like that
     
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    sweet BB

    I might try that on mine
    tnx
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    NICE work, you just made my animated line look naked!
     
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    That's how I felt when I compared the toys to the amazing show models. I knew something had to be done.
     
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    Nice work!
     
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    That's a big difference. Great job with the Optimus Prime especially, I can really see how hard those legs were to work out for the figure. Bumblebee and Prowl also especially shine.

    Any plans to do this to your Decepticon lineup?
     
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    These look really, really nice, buddy! You really did a wonderful job capturing the detail and magic that the Animated series has. Each of your modifications are nice! As Dormamu suggested, I'd like to see the Decepticons! I wouldn't mind you going crazy and doing the whole lineup this way :wink: 

    Then provide us with galleries :wink: :wink: 
     
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    I can't believe how cheap the normal ones look by comparison.
     
  19. LemonPrime

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    These look awesome Split Lip. I've done similar detailing to almost all of my Animated figs. What type of paint/color did you use for the gold detailing on Prowl?
     
  20. SPLIT LIP

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    Oh, I thought I mentioned. I meant to make this thread for all my Animated touch-ups in general, I've done more figures, including Decepticons, though some aren't done. (some, like Megatron, didn't even need a whole lot)

    I've done Dinobots, too. Though they're mostly just painting the lines black. (or using a sharpie before I had my paints avalaible)

    That's what I thought. I mean, I love the Animated line and every figure in it, but you can really tell a lot of sculpting care went into these, and it's a real shame most didn't get painted and brought out.

    I used a gold acrylic paint. Dunno the name as I took the label off when it got covered in paint. (accidents happen :( )
     

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