Minor/Repaint: Another %$&#ed up Animated Grimlock - updated

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  1. ErechOveraker

    ErechOveraker I'm with Plowking.

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    Haven't posted anything around here in awhile, and this guy had enough curing time so I put him back together tonight. I feel late to the party though, after seeing the awesome job Encline did on his which kicks my ass, wish I had those kind of airbrush skills...

    Anyways, not much to him. This was my first stab at really tearing into battle damage on a toy, and it was too fun - hot knives and soldering irons and all kinda stuff - I felt like the mutant neighbor kid from Toy Story! He's a full repaint, has a custom metallic enamel base, some highlights and dry brushing, and I even used some acrylics for highlights too. I sorta went for the animated look with the head, and the shading, but just really loosely. I went with a darker burgundy color than was on him, because the more cartoon accurate red looked kinda fugly I thought. I made a piece for his dino-chest cavity out of styrene and one of those KO Victory Saber sets for the hinge pieces. Gave him a G1-ish gun using some 80's toy piece I dunno what it was from that I cut to hell and gave a handle and clip using styrene, and held together with epoxy

    Sorry for the crap pics, I'll take some proper ones whenever I get around to finishing up the sword, and getting some reprolabel on white Autobot symbols too.

    EDIT - Here's a pic of the red visor, thanks to sage advice from F/R. Looks tons better now because of it too. Yay!

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  2. encline

    encline customizer of love TFW2005 Supporter

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    Finally!! We get to see this. Wow!!! This thing looks awesome. You even made the underbite looks kick a$$. I gotta be honest, I wish Could use a brush like that. Did you just base silver then dry brush with a grey/black?
     
  3. ErechOveraker

    ErechOveraker I'm with Plowking.

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    Thanks man!

    Nah, other way around. Started dark and worked to light. I would alternate back to dark around some of the scorch marks and various scars too.

    It was kinda fun to mess him up though, I think I know why TTT likes to zombify toys so much. I can see it becoming addicting. ;) 
     
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    looks sweet. i would recommend red eyes. they will bring him to life.
     
  5. encline

    encline customizer of love TFW2005 Supporter

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    It adds so much more life when they have the damage!! I do agree about the read eyes. Thanks for the painting tip.
     
  6. ErechOveraker

    ErechOveraker I'm with Plowking.

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    I've thought about it, actually - I very well might. I think I might mess up his chestpiece some too, the clear part. I didn't want to at first, but no reason not to go all out.

    Thanks man.
     
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    red eyes on both modes btw...
     
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    Nice job!
     
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    kick ass!
     
  10. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    pretty sweet man. good job with your weathering as well as your damage.
     
  11. ErechOveraker

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    Damn you for giving good advice which requires more work! ;) 

    Aww gee, thanks man!

    :rock 

    Thanks. Oh the damage was fun too. It's a fine line though I guess to not go too far with it, which I was tempted to do.
     
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    I agree, battle damage can go to far but you've found that fine line of just enough. Great work, this looks great!
     
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    That looks great. I told Grimmy to stop messing with Meltdown, but no...:thumb 
     
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    JAFOPrime All work and no play.....

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    Looks great, nice work!
     
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    Sweet...I like it :thumb 
     
  16. ErechOveraker

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    Thanks guys!

    I added a pic of the new red eyes too!
     
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    Very cool... I love all the battle damage it really adds a lot the the figure :) 
     
  18. Rijie78

    Rijie78 Vinyl junkie.

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    Nice work, looks a tough customer now :)  Interesting how it tones down the "cartoonish" look of him, actually.
     
  19. ErechOveraker

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    Yeah I was surprised about that, too. I wonder if that'd work on some of the other animated figs, the more realistic paint, not the battle damaging.
     
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    That's what I love about this bash too... and that gun is a prefect fit for the mold as well. If I may ask where did you get the gun from?
     

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