Minor/Repaint: Baynimated Charity Jolt

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  1. Demonss

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    Well for my entry for the Baynimated Charity event I chose to do jolt.

    He's obviously a deluxe bumble bee with a a blurr head. Needed a bit of styrene and some putty to make the head that looked at least somewhat similar to the ROTF jolt.

    I also used a pair of Whiplash whips for an ironman toy. Unfortunately I don't have pictures of them attached to the arms, but they'll be up when the gallery is featured! For now just enjoy Jolt!

    I've also included a couple comparison shots to the two animated deluxe BB paint schemes.

    Boy.. The elite guard bumble bee and jolt sure make the standard bee need some extra paint!!
     

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  2. frenzyrumble

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    nice stuff. i definitely get a "jolt" vibe from it, but why such a dark blue? regardless, it's a nice blue. Also, why the elite sticker on the chest? (is that what that insignia is called?)
     
  3. Demonss

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    Pretty much all design choices.

    I really liked the metallic blue paint as it gave an "electric" type feel the blue gave in my opinion. It also provided a nice contrast to the ice blue that I wanted to use for the detailing.

    The elite Guard sticker was again a design choice. Since it's kind of an "animated" style I felt he would be the kind of autobot that had some kind of specialization that the Elite guard would make use of. I initially had a regular Autobot sticker on the chest, but after receiving some stickers from autobotx32 that I requested, I just liked the elite guard symbol across the chest. It filled out the chest a bit nicer. Again an opinion.

    Thanks for the kind words!
     
  4. Maximo Prime

    Maximo Prime Bassist of Ill Repute

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    Looking great dude. I definitely get that electric feel from the color. Can't wait to see the whips!
     
  5. bellyboy

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    oh yeah Jman


    love this blue , is that from a can ?
     
  6. Demonss

    Demonss Well-Known Member

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    Nope it's a thinned Model Master Arctic Blue Metallic paint

    Testors » Model Master » Acryl Paints » Paints » Arctic Blue Metallic

    Then airbrushed on.
    Honestly.. It was a HUGE pain to work with.. took me like 3 times of soaking the bee in alcohol right after spraying the first coat before I finally got it to start going on smooth. Not sure why it was so blasted difficult to work with.
     
  7. Jolt Customs

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    GREAT JOB! JOLT FTW! any pics of the whips?
     
  8. Demonss

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    I can only show a mock up when they were twist tied on. let me email it to myself. :) 

    Actually.. no I can't.. because I lost my phone.. hopefully I can find it and send the pic!
     
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    Great work, Demonss. That head sculpt is perfect! This is a great addition to the project. :) 

    - Alty
     
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    Jolt looks awesome!!!!!!!!! I love it
     
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    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    As a Jolt fan, I have to chime in and say this is excellent :thumb 
     
  12. Shelfwarmercon

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    Do you have to remove the whips when you transform your Jolt into a car?
     
  13. Demonss

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    Yeah unfortunately each whip is actually taller than he is.
    I could have done something similar to ROTF jolt and have the little flip in and out "whips" but frankly I wanted to shoot for something more impressive (something more similar to what we saw in the movie).

    I found my phone so I'll send the pics to my email a bit later and upload the mock up pick of the whips twist tied in place.


    Thank you everyone for all the kind words!
     
  14. ALPHAMAGNUS

    ALPHAMAGNUS Sector70: Reformatting... Veteran

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    Thanks for doing Jolt man! I will take new pics anyways so don't kill yourself for pics. I can't wait to do group shots with Wheel_Jacks' Prime and Jetfire.
     
  15. Demonss

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    No Problem Toby!

    Sorry for the delay.. Found my phone then forgot to upload the WIP whip pics.
    The whips are done, I just never bothered taking the photos for them since they looked the same just without twist ties.
     

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    Damn, those whips are long! :eek: 

    But they are cool. :wink: 
     
  17. Demonss

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    They are long. I was gonna trim them down.. But then I started thinking about the scene from the movie with jolt in it (that one scene) and they seemed rather long there too.. So i left them. :) 
     
  18. Rubber Ducky

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    you should make the whips electric blue or something to look like its crackling electricity
     

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