Minor/Repaint: Classics Astrotrain repaint part deux

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  1. DavidLoPan

    DavidLoPan Well-Known Member

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    So I had another Astro laying around and got bored, so I decided to give him a new paint job. This time I went with how his colors looked in the cartoon. I still like my original with the darker gray better, but I do like how this one turned out.

    New on the left. Original on the right. Enjoy.
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  2. catch22

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    They're both great, though I like the 'toon accurate one more. If only he looked like that in the first place...
     
  3. viper2391

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    Makes me wonder why Hasbro always sticks with the white and black version. Great job. Happy New Year!
     
  4. Ptitvite

    Ptitvite Construction worker

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    Glad to see more work from you DavidLopan!!
    I loved your first one but I do prefer the "part deux"!
    Aside the tone of grey, I prefer the new mate finish of his chest.
    Anyways, let me know if you want to take a commission or sell me the first one!
     
  5. Detour

    Detour TFWiki.net, use it!

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    Well he needs a grey helmet before he can be cartoon-accurate but other than that, good stuff.
     
  6. onesock

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    Man, that's AWESOME! He looks so much better like that.

    No, not really.

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  7. mattarmstrong

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    the one on the left (toon acurate) is awesome I love it (both are bad a## anyways).
     
  8. MetroBoy

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    Very nice!
     
  9. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    Not bad on CHOO CHOO bot here, no I mean Astrotrain. lol Awesome job really.
     
  10. Grimlocka go-go

    Grimlocka go-go Back from the Dead TFW2005 Supporter

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    Yeah they both kick ass, I kinda like the purple windows a bit more tho, great work
     
  11. maximus_primal

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    Those look good. That is the way they should have been done.
     
  12. catch22

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    Purple :)  Though I'm sure they've probably screwed up in the g1 cartoon and given him a gray helmet in a few scenes.
     
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  13. ckhtiger

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    I feel like I'm missing something. I can't tell the difference between the two.

    as a side note, yours gave me the inspiration to do one as well (see sig) although mine doesn't look as neat as yours, since I tried to keep a lot of the detailing of the original paint apps in. the tamiya german grey is the weakest paint ever, though, and scratches right off, so I'm hoping takara's will look something like this.
     
  14. Lord Of Tetris

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    What's the difference?

    Don't get me wrong, I think both Astrotrains look a hell of a lot better than the actual toy colors. You do amazing work, on both Astrotrains, but I don't see how the left and right are any different.
     
  15. DavidLoPan

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    You dudes need new monitors or some color calibration :)  The differences are very apparent. One being a light gray the other a dark gray.

    Thanks for the comments everyone. I'll try and post some alt shots later. Thanks again.
     
  16. Shin-Gouki

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    I give 10-1 that we see a repaint of Classics Astrotrain in similar colors in Universe/Classics 2.0
     
  17. Razorclaw

    Razorclaw Are ya gonna draw pistols

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    Awesome custom paintjob. Can you do a custom faded one now??
     
  18. ckhtiger

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    I could MAYBE see that, but because the lighting's so different in the two pics, it makes it hard to tell what's paint and what's because of light sources.
     
  19. DavidLoPan

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  20. Tech Spec

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    Slick paint job man! I like both paint jobs though the light one has a slight advantage over the darker one IMO :thumb 
     

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