Minor/Repaint: Burnout V4

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by Rexidus, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. Rexidus

    Rexidus Autobot TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2010
    Posts:
    14,124
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    257
    Likes:
    +5
    The moment I saw pictures of Prime Wheeljack I knew what must be done.

    I present to you Burnout Version 4. (Burnout is my custom character FYI)

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]


    Also, RIP Rumble Thugger whose leg broke while shooting these pictures. He will never transform again... :( 

    The set up didn't work quite as well as I had hoped. I kept struggling to find an angle to shoot that would show off what was going on and Burnout at the same time. Oh well.
     

    Attached Files:

  2. Lucs

    Lucs This Guy!

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2006
    Posts:
    5,402
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    226
    Likes:
    +1
    Damn that guy looks siiick. Don't know much about Burnout, but he reminds me of the club exclusive SG Drift.

    Love your city scene too!
     
  3. Rexidus

    Rexidus Autobot TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2010
    Posts:
    14,124
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    257
    Likes:
    +5
    Oh I guess I should say that Burnout is my custom character. But thanks for the compliment. :) 
     
  4. SMOG

    SMOG Vocab-champion ArgueTitan

    Joined:
    May 13, 2006
    Posts:
    17,481
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Location:
    Robot Narnia, Quebec
    Likes:
    +30
    The Drift head loooks pretty good on that Prime WJ body... does it fit in the transformation easily?

    zmog
     
  5. Rexidus

    Rexidus Autobot TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2010
    Posts:
    14,124
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    257
    Likes:
    +5
    I had to do some surgery on the Wheeljack body to get the head onto it. For the transformation it isn't quite as solid as Wheeljack but it's 98%. The hands and the head compete for space but that's made easier by tilting the head down as far as it will go.

    It's not bad at all just a little more work than Wheeljack.
     
  6. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2009
    Posts:
    11,785
    Trophy Points:
    217
    Likes:
    +1
    Ebay:
    He looks great! The only minor critique is the paint looks a little thick. It does have a nice shine to it though. The head looks cool.
     
  7. Rexidus

    Rexidus Autobot TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2010
    Posts:
    14,124
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    257
    Likes:
    +5
    Really? I'm not sure how I could make it look thinner. Had I not used as many layers as I did they underlying white would have been seen. And the gold had a similar problem.
     
  8. deliciouspeter

    deliciouspeter Back in Black TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    May 18, 2007
    Posts:
    4,248
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    202
    Likes:
    +5
    Ebay:
    Nice work. Great to see it complete. Love the direction you took with it.
     
  9. SMOG

    SMOG Vocab-champion ArgueTitan

    Joined:
    May 13, 2006
    Posts:
    17,481
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Location:
    Robot Narnia, Quebec
    Likes:
    +30
    You did this with brushes, right? I find spray paints give a much smoother finish, though you have to be more careful with your set-up.

    zmog
     
  10. Rexidus

    Rexidus Autobot TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2010
    Posts:
    14,124
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    257
    Likes:
    +5
    Thanks, deliciouspeter. :D 

    Yeah SMOG, this was dry brushed. I'm not a huge fan of spray paint because it doesn't give me the fine control dry brushing does. But I don't think it would have been possible with this figure. Wheeljack isn't really able to be taken apart for painting. Or at least that is beyond my skill. He has pretty much all pin joints that I can't detach. It was a little annoying.
     
  11. grunge

    grunge The TANK

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2011
    Posts:
    3,646
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    176
    Likes:
    +3
    You know ... The PRiD Wheeljack was a such a pass for me. Yet, seen here, such bueaty, such grace, such artistry. The alt mode looks so much better with than it does for the original character. Of coarse I'm not fond of Prime "jacky" ugh .... but I degress, Burnout looks awesome here. you should be proud. Now I'm itching for my comp to get fixed so I can share my finalized project.

    I know I'm new to this, but I read somewhere if you water down the paint a bit, using a wet brush, that can make it smoother. But I'm not 1000% on that but might be worth looking into. Do you use same red every time? Lastly, I think Testors Model Paint worked quite well, and was a decient price. I found it in "Michael's" art supply store.
     
  12. Autobot Adam

    Autobot Adam Sub Leader

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2010
    Posts:
    260
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    76
    Likes:
    +2
    :drool:  :jawdropper:  Thats amazing! This makes me want to go out an buy a wheeljack and paint all over his chassis.
     
  13. cheetor71

    cheetor71 Autobot

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2009
    Posts:
    5,151
    Trophy Points:
    176
    Likes:
    +0
    It does look good but I agree with Solrac333 that the paint looks a little thick. Overall still a nice job.
     
  14. Alucard77

    Alucard77 Kaon Gladiator Champion

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2010
    Posts:
    17,633
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    241
    Likes:
    +3
    I usually don't like made up characters, but this is really damn nice. The gold and red pop on the bad boy.
     
  15. Rexidus

    Rexidus Autobot TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2010
    Posts:
    14,124
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    257
    Likes:
    +5
    I'm glad people are liking this. I'm always self conscious about posting this stuff. It's never as good as what other people make.

    Thanks everyone. :) 

    I'm not sure how to solve that then. If I had any less paint on the brush when I used it practically nothing would happen and it would take 10+ coats to coat it completely.
     
  16. Satanatron

    Satanatron Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2007
    Posts:
    285
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    81
    Likes:
    +2
    Ebay:
    Like the custom and your setup...I'm also jealous of your FE figures :p 

    Is ironic Prime Wheeljack is basically Drift and your character uses Drift Head. That's cool.
     
  17. Alucard77

    Alucard77 Kaon Gladiator Champion

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2010
    Posts:
    17,633
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    241
    Likes:
    +3
    It maybe the type of paint you use. There is much thicker and thinner paints. I do not paint myself, but a friend of mine does and he was telling me on a custom he did what paints he used and how thin they were.

    Mentioned, he usually does 2 or 3 layers to get it where he wants.
     
  18. Rexidus

    Rexidus Autobot TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2010
    Posts:
    14,124
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    257
    Likes:
    +5
    I use off the shelf Tamiya paints now because that was recommended to me.
     
  19. SMOG

    SMOG Vocab-champion ArgueTitan

    Joined:
    May 13, 2006
    Posts:
    17,481
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Location:
    Robot Narnia, Quebec
    Likes:
    +30
    I know what you mean... I hate it when everything is pinned, making it pretty awkward to disassemble for things like painting. However, I remember Frenzy/Rumble saying a while back that he doesn't usually bother with disassembling the figures he uses... just hits 'em with a good spray of primer, and goes to work.

    Perhaps a spray primer would allow you to get better coverage with fewer layers of paint? Not that I think it's a big deal... this looks pretty good, but since people were talking about ways of getting a thinner application, I figured I'd throw some ideas out there. :) 

    zmog
     
  20. UltraMagnus2008

    UltraMagnus2008 Autobot

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Posts:
    4,293
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    151
    Likes:
    +1
    ^Yeah a base prime would be better, if you have access to a Gamesworkshop, pick up Mechrite Red,its a triple pigment base coat for Reds. You can do thin successive top coats, but less of them,hit it with some 1000 grit sandpaper and glosscoat it with future finish to seal him. Wheeljack comes apart just enough to get at most of the bad rub joints.

    Btw,i love the character, I'm turning one of my extra Wj's into Hotrod
     

Share This Page