Minor/Repaint: Bumblebee-Leader Class (White version)

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by EndWar, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. EndWar

    EndWar Well-Known Member

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    Hi guys!
    This is my first time posting thread here, but my 2nd custom so far.
    I challenged myself to do a white version of Bumblebee, which is a very tedious colour to work with.
    Honestly I'm not very happy with the paint job since the white paint turned sort of yellowish after the gloss coat applied.
    Also I faced a lot of paint rubbing issues, and white colour just make it worst. But I'm quite happy with the dry brush on the robot body.
    C&C are most welcome ;) 
     

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  2. G60Force

    G60Force World Smallest Mini-Con

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    wow for a second job very nice indeed... couldn't even compare since my skillz are worse and in have done a couple of more customs :D  goodluck on the next ;) 
     
  3. knoted

    knoted Resistor Transistor

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    Heh, not bad. Perhaps, think of it as 'white gold'... It kind of reminds me of when I use my white with a coat of Metallic Medium on top.
     
  4. deliciouspeter

    deliciouspeter Back in Black TFW2005 Supporter

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    Nice work...colors look pretty good from here, but I understand your pain with white. the key might be a darker primer, like gray, to neutralize the yellow.
     
  5. EndWar

    EndWar Well-Known Member

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    Thanx, actually I had practiced a couple of times on broken toys and plastic fork/spoon... :) 
     
  6. EndWar

    EndWar Well-Known Member

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    I actually used Pearl White color but as I said it's turned yellowish after applying the gloss coat :( 
     
  7. EndWar

    EndWar Well-Known Member

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    I used flat white as base coat, maybe this is the actual cause of the yellowish effect. Thanx man for the tips!:thumb 
     
  8. CooljazCustoms

    CooljazCustoms Autocon/Deceptibot

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    that looks really great man....

    and dont fret about the white, white just SUCKS to work with in general. i had the same issue after i cleared a movie 1 Optimus i repainted into Ultra Magnus. the red bled thru and really pissed me off.

    but after posting and finding out that others have had the same issue with white, thru a few different techniques i found that you need to do 1 of 2 things to get the color to stay nice.

    1. use a black primer, then go over with a light coat of grey if you are doing a lighter color like white, and if you wanna clear it after the color has been applied, use TINY coats of clear, like misting for the first few coats and then an ok layer to give the nice shine and smoothness. or..

    2. i did a light coat of grey primer, then a light coat of white, then back to and another light coat of grey primer, then like 3 or 4 light layers of white.

    both of these worked for me the 2nd time around. i did the first method on the part of the truck i hadnt painted yet, and i did the 2nd technique on the parts that got messed up after i sanded them most of the way back down and had to start over.

    sorry for talking your ear off, i got a lot of help from people on here and i thought id share it with you as well to make your next time easier
     
  9. Hooper_X

    Hooper_X hi haters

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    Searchlight! (seriously, put some rally lights on him, call it a day.)
     
  10. EndWar

    EndWar Well-Known Member

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    Well thank you very much, sir for your advise. I shall try it next time! :thumb 
     
  11. sherpole

    sherpole Undiscover Talent

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    plz do not use flash...people cant appreciate the details u have done.
     
  12. nemesisconvoy

    nemesisconvoy Gundam Pilot

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    I have to admit I like this quite a bit, and great work for a second custom!!!
     
  13. FigureGunplaFan

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    Give him a pair of red eyes and call him bayformers Bug Bite.
     
  14. Death333

    Death333 Otherwise known as Dx3

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    Ive had this happen on a previous custom. Paint was white as a cloud until i added the clear at which point it appeared yelowed. Some time later i wound up repurposing that piece and while removing the paint i confirmed that it was indeed a tint caused by the clear. I believe some clear coats actually contain some yellow tints.


    Even with the yellow tint this looks nice.
     

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