Minor/Repaint: Classics Astrotrain Repaint (New Gallery and lotsa pics)

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  1. DavidLoPan

    DavidLoPan Well-Known Member

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    Hey everyone. Here's my new gallery of Astrotrain. Hope ya like it. Take care.

    Dave

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  3. Dreweido

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    looks great!
     
  4. Spekkio

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    Good work. I also like the photography, and using the mat as a floor - gives it a G1 vibe. That said, I do think he could use some detail work and a little more color - his windows, his chest, etc.
     
  5. Superquad7

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    A on the work (like Speekio said, push the detail more), and A+ on the photos! :thumb 
     
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    That Astrotrain is awesome. Very reminiscent of the cartoon charactor. Did you dye those parts???

    Regards

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    Matrix Soul Skull 4 reporting in!

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    Gorgeous! make me one? :D 
     
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    Triformis Insecticon Fanatic TFW2005 Supporter

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    Okay, if he looked like that, I might buy him. Hasbro, take note! Where did you get the mat or did you just make it somehow?
     
  9. Gears

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    So so purdy...*drools*
     
  10. DavidLoPan

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    Thanks guys,

    Yeah, I got a little lazy on the details. But Astro never had much detail to him on the toon version. I wanted to keep him as grey as possible in robot mode.

    icanfly: it's all spray painted. Cept for the purple/red details and head.

    Triformis: The mat is just your standard cutting mat you find at hobby stores. Got this one at Beverly's.
     
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    that is just downright awesome

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  12. Rodimus

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    I love it! I think I've seen this one at TFmasters.com, havn't I? ;) 

    Let me guess... that is Tamiya German Grey, right?

    What exact color of purple did you use?
     
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    Man that looks much better...makes you wish Hasbro would have given us actual classic colors on all the Classics Figures.
     
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    Man If anyone ever makes a repaint of Astrotrain like that, Ill buy it in a heartbeat. Very nice work man.
     
  15. Robogeek28

    Robogeek28 Who're you calling a geek?

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    Great job, now make one for me!:D 
     
  16. DavidLoPan

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    Thanks everyone.

    Yep, it was at TFmasters but wanted to show the new gallery. Submitted one a few weeks ago. Guess their pretty busy right now.

    German grey (spray) is correct and the purple is from Tamiya as well (brush).
     
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    I have a suggestion to make it look a bit more professional...you should panel line it. On the front of the shuttle mode, where the grey meets the purple, you can tell it's been hand painted. There's a handy panel line right there, that if filled in with black, would define the two colors a lot better. It would also help define the shuttle cockpit windows.

    That, and paint the train mode windows.
     
  18. .SentinelPrime Is Dead.

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    I'd be willing to bet that before they finish out classics that we will see a repaint like that..
    On topic. thats an awesome paint job.
     
  19. thoughtcrime

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    Wow, tough crowd. I find the detail level perfect and the paint looks very professionally applied to me. The colors are perfect and the execution is flawless. Excellent work, I would try that on mine but I have a feeling we'll either get this via Hasbro eventually or even the Botcon set next summer.
     
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    Awesome job! With that paint scheme, even his train mode looks respectable.
     

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