Minor/Repaint: Bruticus (Yourreflection Upgrade Kit)

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by ORIO, Feb 9, 2010.

  1. ORIO

    ORIO Plant-Based Bot Super Mod News Staff

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    This is my first COMPLETED Radicons project. It is made from Rotf Onslaught, Vortex, Brawl, Energon Strongarm and Energon Blackout. With a healthy shot of beef from Yourreflections upgrade kit (kidbash.com) I finished him today using YR's tutorials for installing the heads (I learned how to pop pins!) and his wrist joint tutorial. I'm pretty happy with it. There is some paint apps coming off on his head and forearms which I don't understand. I sprayed the final pieces with a matte coat and I thought that would prevent that from happening. Minor touchups I'll take care of later. Right now I just want to share.

    My Swindle can be seen here http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/278829-my-1st-paint-job-swindle-wip-please-help.html

    The only thing I haven't done with this kit is paint and install the head for Onslaught. Which I'll post in a couple of days in a seperate thread :) 

    There are ridiculous amount of people I have to thank for this that I can't list them all. So let me just say THANKS TO EVERYONE IN RADICONS :D 

    Edit: Yourreflection touched up the pics with better exposure
     

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  2. ORIO

    ORIO Plant-Based Bot Super Mod News Staff

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    two more. Attaching images won't let me attach more than four or five at a time for some damn reason :( 

    Edit: Yourreflection touched up the pics with better exposure
     

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  3. destrongerlupus

    destrongerlupus #MoreSawBoss

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    Orio!

    Awesome to see yours finished! The G1-Gray looks great, and the Mint-Oreo-Shield is double-epic ;) 

    Thanks for all the support, and again, great job!
     
  4. ORIO

    ORIO Plant-Based Bot Super Mod News Staff

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    Thanks! :)  You guys do great stuff. I had a blast with this kit and learned a TON about customizing :) 

    And I forgot to add, I used Modelmasters Gunship Gray, Modelmasters Lusterless lacquer overcoat, and Testors black enamel paint for this. :) 

    And a badass light tent donated by Yourreflection :) 

    Edit: Thats a lot of smileys.
     
  5. destrongerlupus

    destrongerlupus #MoreSawBoss

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    I needs to get me a light tent, that is totally why half my pictures come out like crud!

    And smilies make everything better! :) 

    D:cool: /:lol L:bowdown: 
     
  6. Venksta

    Venksta Render Project Creations TFW2005 Supporter

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    That turned out really great! Its a big improvement over the regular version. Awesome job dude. :thumb 

    As for the paint apps coming off, it sounds like the paint won't stick to the surface properly. Did you apply a primer or anything before the main base color?
     
  7. lotussouljah

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    ORIO YA DID IT MAN!!!

    That looks great!! So crisp! So clean! I will definitely be using this thread for motivation. :D 
     
  8. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Looks great!
     
  9. ORIO

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    Thanks man! and yeah I totally did. I used Krylon Fusion (white)

    Thanks! I hope I did your weapon justice :) 
     
  10. ORIO

    ORIO Plant-Based Bot Super Mod News Staff

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    Dude that light tent is badass. The only drawback is it pops up like a kitty cube. Which apparently means its an open invitation to my kitten.

    Thank you :) 
     
  11. Sioce

    Sioce Radicon in training

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    Awesome man!

    Yours turned out great!
     
  12. brr-icy

    brr-icy G1 Collector

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    stupid dark monitor, from what i can see, it looks great, how does the chest shield attach? and to which side of onslaught?
     
  13. ORIO

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    Thanks man!

    If you have Onslaught in torso mode, spin him around, and he attaches to the peg on his arm
     
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    I gotta be honest Orio. I didn't even read the thread title at first because I was so focused on the thumbnail pic. The thumbnail really captivated my attention cause I couldn't exactly tell at first what it was but it just looked really cool.

    I open up the thread and I was like "WHAT!!! THAT'S FREAKING INSANE!!"...then I see the mint Orio cookie and started laughing my ass of man! :lol 

    For your very first bash you killed it. This is Complete Badassness man. I'm so proud of you dude. It's obvious you learned a lot working with this kit because it shows. Take more photos man! I want to see his feet and more full body shots.

    I'm almost done painting LTS's version but this got me inspired to start one for myself! :) 

    Paint issue: Did you wash the resin parts with warm soapy water before you primed the parts Orio? I've found that washing the parts then letting them dry for a few days before adding the primer has worked pretty well for me. Also, sometimes resin parts come out very smooth so a bit of wet sanding will do wonders as well.

    Overall man, this is good good work. :bay 
     
  15. brr-icy

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    awesome thanks!
     
  16. SMOG

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    Sorry, but am I the only one seeing really TINY images?
    :confused: 

    zmog
     
  17. ORIO

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    Thank you man, I've learned so much from this kit. Your products are really great for someone like myself just learning about this stuff! And yes, I did everything you mentioned. Washed em and wet sanded em. Maybe the Krylong Fusion for plastics doesn't bond well with resin?


    Man I don't know whats going on there. My pics were so big I couldn't fit them in one post. YR just emailed more of the adjusted one. gimme one sec.
     
  18. ORIO

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    Fixed Smog! (I'm stupid, was saving the thumbnails...)

    Also YR, I'll take some more pics of the feet and such tomorrow. The cats are out and about!
     
  19. lotussouljah

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    Indeed you did. In fact, it's even better than I can imagine. Too much badassery!
     
  20. kalron

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    Looks WONDERFUL O-Man...

    ...a great look for YR's kit, he would be proud!
     

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