Minor/Repaint: Classics 2.0 Blaster's bomb bots!

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by dyingwill3rd, Sep 7, 2008.

  1. dyingwill3rd

    dyingwill3rd Life is a fabled mystery

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    Once i got Blaster, i felt that Blockrock could use some allies. And here they are!

    Eject was made from Armada Sparkplug with his wheels removed.

    The other bot is a custom-character: Hiphop! Hiphop is not like any other animal bot. he is a frog, with the ability to jump on air.

    These two are stored on Blaster, so when he does a flip, they fall down.

    UPDATE 3/28/09
    Here are more bomb bots: The triple C's (Crunch, Claw, and Cruise,) Turrets, Whirlwind, Lug, Hover. Also added Tomahawk, Hiphop and Blockrock's combination, Aquarion: The combination of the triple C's and pictures of which bots besides Blockrock can fit in Blaster
     

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  2. Ramrider

    Ramrider TF Art Lad

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    That's a really cool idea to boost Blaster's ranks - and an inventive use of Liftor! :D 
     
  3. dyingwill3rd

    dyingwill3rd Life is a fabled mystery

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    Thanks! I still wish to make steeljaw and possibly one of those dinocassettes, but i don't know what to use
     
  4. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    dw3rd, you and my friend wetsanding should hook up. For real.
     
  5. dyingwill3rd

    dyingwill3rd Life is a fabled mystery

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    What do you mean?
     
  6. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    You dip sandpaper in water and sand your project with it. Thats what he means so that it is smooth. Dig me.
     
  7. Ramrider

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    He's referring to the roughness of the paintjob - wetsanding (dampening a piece of very fine sand/glasspaper and buffing the surface with it) would help reduce that a lot.

    Though I think a far more useful tip would be to dilute your paints a little and apply them in thinner coats. It gives you a lot more control, and enables you cover just as well while still being able to see those sculpted details.

    What sort of paints are you using for these, out of curiosity?
     
  8. dyingwill3rd

    dyingwill3rd Life is a fabled mystery

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    Oh. i use acrylics
     
  9. Ramrider

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    Cool. Next repaint you do, I recommend diluting your paints down a little - go for a sort of milky consistency; runny, but not quite watery. It may well take two three coats to properly cover (possibly more - depending on the quality of the paints you're using, and the colour, since some colours naturally cover better than others), but you should find your paintwork comes out a lot smoother, and you'll still keep all the crisp sculpted detailing of the toy. :) 
     
  10. dyingwill3rd

    dyingwill3rd Life is a fabled mystery

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    Ok. hope to see some of your work soon
     
  11. autobotx23

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    Hip-Hop = FTW!! :rock 
     
  12. Superquad7

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    I do too.

    There are many ways to get your paints to still be smooth. The wet-sanding I mentioned is one of my best friends. Also, I always keep my brushes reasonably wet. I have been using Future floor polish recently and it's been working wonders as well.

    I do mention that this does require work though. However, I figure if I'm going to spend my time and resources making custom Transformers, I'm going to put in the extra effort to make em slick :) 
     
  13. Ramrider

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    Here's a couple of examples:

    Slicer

    Blaze Master (just the head, torso and shoulders painted there, mind)

    More coming soon.
     
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    a useful tip would be to use a hairdryer to speed up the drying of your coats of paint.
     
  15. Ramrider

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    Heh. I must admit, I do do that sometimes when I'm feeling particularly impatient. :lol  But with acrylics it's not usually necessary - in the few minutes one coat is drying (it really doesn't take long), you can be painting something else.
     
  16. dyingwill3rd

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    For me, if it ranges from one minute to 10, depending on the size of the project
     
  17. Ramrider

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    Oh, there's a ton of factors that'll affect exactly how fast your paints dry - how much you've watered them down, how thickly you've applied them, the particular type of acrylic (different brands have slightly different formulas - they're not all just the saem thing), ambient temperature and humidity...
     
  18. dyingwill3rd

    dyingwill3rd Life is a fabled mystery

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    Well, Hip hop is one of those unique cases, as he dried in a couple of seconds/
     
  19. Satomiblood

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    I've mentioned the paint issue before. What brand of acrylics are you using again? As for my suggestion, I'd try using thinner coats of paint. Are you using different kinds of brushes?

    If you're looking for an example of my work, here's my very first custom attempt from last year (sadly, I never finished him ). Yes, this was brush-painted. It wasn't perfect but it'll give you an idea:

    http://www.tfw2005.com/radicons-cus...-ultra-magnus-156422/?epostid=71076#post71076
     
  20. Ziero

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    Wait for Hound to come out with Cassette Ravage. I know I'll be taking my cassette Ravage and adding him to my Cybertron Soundwave. Though to be honest I didn't have any idea of how to get him to actually attach, but after seeing your pics I've been inspired with an idea that just may work.
     

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