Minor/Repaint: classics anime astrotrain

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  1. ckhtiger

    ckhtiger old skool fool

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    first of all, all credit goes to davidlopan for his amazing work of one of these which is shown on transformersclassics.com. I loved the look, and thought it does so much for the mold and the way it looks. I just really didn't like the white. however, unlike his, I kept all of the original paint apps for the detailing. I liked them the way they were and didn't want to paint over them at all.

    unfortunately, what that did was make it really hard to paint up to the edges of the other colors without going over them. I've always been horrible with masking tape, and the reason why the neon pink/red looks the way it does is because my grey paint bled/was sucked up by the masking tape, and I had to try my best to get it off without removing the original paint. yes, it was a pain. do I think it looks stellar? nope. but this was the best I could do.

    the other problem I have is that this particular paint (tamiya german grey) is non-glossy, and I've noticed that while most of their paints are hard as a rock, if it's a non-glossy paint, it scratches right off. I had to do touch-ups every time I took pictures in a different mode. I don't want to clear coat it because I don't want a glossy shine to it. I'm also afraid that any of the so-called flat coats (I've never actually seen them for sale) might make this paint run. so I'd appreciate any suggestions as to what to do to make the paint a bit more durable.

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  2. ckhtiger

    ckhtiger old skool fool

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  3. ckhtiger

    ckhtiger old skool fool

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  4. EvaUnit13

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    Nice, I don't get why he was white in the first place
     
  5. EvaUnit13

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    Nice, I don't get why he was white in the first place
     
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    It looks sharp!
     
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    It looks sharp!
     
  8. LiquiD

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    yeah, looks much better, especially the bot mode.
     
  9. LiquiD

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    yeah, looks much better, especially the bot mode.
     
  10. Dolza_Khyron

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    he was white because the japanese reissue, and the american reissue, were both white, so hasbro released it based on those colors, which i've always liked better. at least on the g1 astrotrain lol.
     
  11. Dolza_Khyron

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    he was white because the japanese reissue, and the american reissue, were both white, so hasbro released it based on those colors, which i've always liked better. at least on the g1 astrotrain lol.
     
  12. Ktulu

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    Am I the only one that doesn't consider G1 "anime" ?

    Anyway that's irrelevant. This looks great. Colors are pretty well applied, good job!
     
  13. Ktulu

    Ktulu Whoosh TFW2005 Supporter

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    Am I the only one that doesn't consider G1 "anime" ?

    Anyway that's irrelevant. This looks great. Colors are pretty well applied, good job!
     
  14. ActionMasterZod

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    Man he looks so much better in grey!
     
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    Man he looks so much better in grey!
     
  16. Dolza_Khyron

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    well if you count the fact that not all Anime, is made in japan... *with anime referring to ALL animation in Japanese*

    lol but let's not get into that.

    it looks fantastic, i hope Hasbro releases something that looks like that, as a repaint, how ever i am happy with the one i got now.
     
  17. Dolza_Khyron

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    well if you count the fact that not all Anime, is made in japan... *with anime referring to ALL animation in Japanese*

    lol but let's not get into that.

    it looks fantastic, i hope Hasbro releases something that looks like that, as a repaint, how ever i am happy with the one i got now.
     
  18. jestermon

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    well

    Well, because in reality bullet trains and space ships are primarily white?

    Not many gray space shuttles or gray locomotives, usually they were white or black.

    Anime colors do look neat, but silly on the actual toys.

    I bought the white Astrotrain, but the box was crushed up and the toy was badly painted and the diecast parts were all scuffed up so I returned it to HTS
     
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    well

    Well, because in reality bullet trains and space ships are primarily white?

    Not many gray space shuttles or gray locomotives, usually they were white or black.

    Anime colors do look neat, but silly on the actual toys.

    I bought the white Astrotrain, but the box was crushed up and the toy was badly painted and the diecast parts were all scuffed up so I returned it to HTS
     
  20. Optimist_Prime

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    Gray looks good, but I still dont like the orange stripe
     

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