Minor/Repaint: Classics Cartoon/Toy Starscream hybrid

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  1. trilobitepictures

    trilobitepictures Well-Known Member

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    I did a custom Starscream years ago when my Classics collection was small and I (at the time) intended it to stay that way. A metallic red "vest" and a sort of dirt pattern like what is found on the Classics Grimlock. Well, the collection has grown, a lot, and the dirty repaint really stands out amongst the more simply painted toys. None of the commercially released Starscreams really do it for me, so I came up with this, which mixes the cartoon look with some G1 toy details...

    Started off as a Classics version, each of the grey pieces received a bath in a very watered-down silver and dark grey mix which adds a subtle silver layer while darkening the plastic and slightly darkens the panel lines, but not more than you'd see on a real toy. Tamiya Italian Red for the "vest" and straight Blue for the tailfins to match the factory blue paint apps and blue plastic. No brush painting, as I was aiming to recreate a factory look- masking and spraying.

    Stripes and symbols from Reprolabels, however their red is a touch too pink, so I carefully (CAREFULLY!) spray painted the stickers to match the red of the vest.

    The end result no longer (glaringly) stands out as a custom and fits in better with the rest of the off-the-shelf figures.
     

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  2. Slag66

    Slag66 CAMEO

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    Great work!:thumbs2: 
     
  3. Nyarlahotep

    Nyarlahotep Radicon Scourge

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    Very nicely executed. I would have loved to find a figure like this instead of the ones hasbro gave us.
     
  4. [Wing_Saber-X]

    [Wing_Saber-X] BATTLE GAIA!

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    Sweet! :thumb 
     
  5. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Oh! Very nice. Looks great and I like the red.
     
  6. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    This is a really slick custom. Great work :thumb 
     

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