Minor/Repaint: AutobotX23's WIP's

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  1. autobotx23

    autobotx23 Banned

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    With my big projects done (until something else hits me) I'm working on 2 fun ones. A TF:TM Inferno from the Rescue Ratchet mold, cause I'm not feeling that Armada Red Alert Repaint for him. I plan on scratch building a water tank and a hose that mounts under his forearms as some kind of water cannon. Maybe a ladder if I can pull it off.

    And even though I didn't think I'd care for the Animated line, that little deluxe Prime in the Battle Begins 2-pack is a pretty sweet little figure, so I'm adding some stuff, and repainting him, too. I barely started on his trailer, I may have to sketch something out to get you guys feed back before I waste any styrene.. He was missing his Ion Cannon (No Ion Cannon, no Prime!) so I scratch built one of those, plus a couple of knightsicks for good measure. Had to make the smokestacks a lil' longer. Not sure if I want to go G1 on the ax and make it orange, but it's tempting.

    A few Elite Guard decals and he'll be all set. Don't know if I wanna do a Roller yet. Hmmm...

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  2. Paul Prime

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    Given your skills on making Primes, you are the one who can make me like an Animated figure. Go on.

    And make a Roller, please.
     
  3. Nemesis Predaking

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    Looking good ABX23.
    I'll challenge you to top my Animated Dinobot MK2 with your Prime.
    :tongue: 
     
  4. plowking

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    Looking good AX23 :thumb 

    Very interested in seeing your Ani Prime....

    "Lets get ready to RUMMMMMBLLLLLLLE"

    :lol 
     
  5. REDLINE

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    sounds like cool projects. Are you going to paint the Movie Inferno similar to the design colors that were scrapped when the decided to use ratchet instead?
     
  6. autobotx23

    autobotx23 Banned

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    Yep, you gave me a heads up on that when i posted the digi a while ago. A little bit more black, and the stripe will be a lil different, but damn close.

    Thanks, No pressure right! the thing that worries me is attaining that "matte" finish that the Animated toys have.

    I will! the hard part will be the trailer. As soon as i can find a screen cap, I'll trace it in Illustrator to give me a design for the build.
     
  7. autobotx23

    autobotx23 Banned

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    I added the Trailer Image. Whadya think, guys?

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  8. Nemesis Predaking

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    Nope, none what so ever :sly: 
    I've found so far that satin finishes seems to fit in the best with the Animated line.
    I used Satin in both Krylon & Testors.
     
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    I can't seem to find a Testors Satin, but I picked up a an of the Krylon a minute ago. Does It mahe the "windows" less opaque?
     
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    On both of my Dinobots & Cliffjumper, I've just paint over the windows with Krylon Satin Black,
    I like the balcked out windows look better. Sorry I goofed this morning I meant to type Flat Testors colors
     
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    Hmmmm.. this will be good!
     
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    Testors Dullcote will give a matte/ satin finish as well. Good stuff.
     
  13. autobotx23

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    I have tried the dull coat before, but I did not mask off my windows that time, I think that is why I was disappointed, but it is worth another shot.
     
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    I love dullcote. I use it rather frequently.

    as for your trailer image.. first, I hope you mount it so it sits much farther back than that, so it can properly turn. secondly, its too tall and too short both to look right. I mean, there ARE pup trailers, but still, the trailer shouldn't be nearly so tall, and even a proper pup trailer would be ever-so-slightly longer. :) 
     
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    Yeah, I was trying to trace the trailer I saw on the "Headmaster" episode, but I think i scaled it wrong, when I brought the EPS into Photoshop. I cut out the styrene yesterday and I think it will look okay, but it may still turn out funky.

    I wanted it right up against thee back, but I haven't come up with a way to avoid the smokes stacks. I figured I'd mount it with a few magnets, though, inside of his feet, so I think will sit further back. I'm still so virginal with scratch building anything.
     
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    I like the looks of that trailer.

    I'm thinking of scratch building a battle trailer for my Cyb mode Optimus.I'd like to give the trailer some tank treads like Cyb mode Prime has on his legs.
     
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    You know, I was thinking, and the thought occurred to me that it may look more "Animated" if the trailer followed the angle/slope of Prime....

    I think that would really look cool, and help you with the clearance problem too...you could notch the sides, and slope the front...

    If I had any kind of ps skill I would whip it up for you really quick....but alas, I fail.

    I saw this pic in the toy thread:

    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/showpost.php?p=2170521&postcount=6676

    I know thats a MP trailer, but it still kinda gives you a preview of what a regular "box" trailer is gonna look like...
     
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    Yeah, it;s WAAY to big. I got it togrther last night, and the scale is all wrong. So, back to square one on the trailer, bt I may still finish one eventually to use with something else. And Prime is still good to go.
     
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    But Ani Prime is still getting a trailer right?
     
  20. FrankyWest

    FrankyWest As far as it goes

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    you should make the trailer stripe in the same angle as the stripe of optimus IMO
     

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