Minor/Repaint: Classics Cliffjumper

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  1. project9

    project9 White n' Nerdy

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    Well, a Radicon ain't worth his salt if he doesn't have multiple projects going at once, right? =)

    While still waiting for my tool to come in to work on Devy, I decided to repaint my extra Classics Bumblebee into Cliffjumper. I didn't really like the Hasbro version, so I never picked it up. However, I had 2 Bumblebees - the original with the smaller-than-the-tf-symbol air scoop and the later remolded one. Since my desk has many other Classics repaints and more coming, Bumblebee's starting to look a little lonely so I took the original one and went to work.

    I modded the head with the tutorial here. I didn't like the cheeks from the tutorial, so I tried just bulking them up a little with mighty putty. It's not very smooth (and I kinda damaged his right side one) but I'm fairly happy with it.

    It's just a repaint with a layer of grey primer and Guards Red Model Masters acrylic. I painted some Aluminum behind the front headlights instead of red. I didn't feel like adding stripes or flames or anything... do you think I should? or do you think it's fine as is? Thanks for your input!
     

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  2. knyghtmare2021

    knyghtmare2021 The Goddamn Knyghtmare

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    Looks good. Do you have a problem with the hood scratching in robot mode? If not how did you prevent it?
     
  3. OMEGAPRIME1983

    OMEGAPRIME1983 Well-Known Member

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    There was a remolded hood scoop for classics bee??? Wasn't aware of that. Your repaint looks awsome by the way, I like it as is. Maybe some gunmetal racing stipes to add to his look though??
     
  4. project9

    project9 White n' Nerdy

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    Yeah, the scoop was smaller than the rubsign, so they fixed it. This was shortly after it came out, I think. Like a couple months.
    http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/classics-11/classics-bumblebee-slight-chest-remolding-5475/


    Do you mean where the top plates 'snap' onto his legs? *shrug* I haven't TF-ed it enough times to see if that rubs off. I tried it once or twice and it hasn't chipped yet - but it feels like a section that it will happen no matter what.
     
  5. AutoCon2076

    AutoCon2076 Brightest can in toolshed

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    Nicely done. I like the solid colors of CJ; he never had a stripe back in the day, so there's no bother to add one now, ya know?

    ~Z
     
  6. JazzEd

    JazzEd Truckasaurus!

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    Cool take on old Cliffy J. How hard was it to mod the head. P.S. It looks and sounds REALLY hard.
     
  7. big hank

    big hank Resident Slacker-Basher

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    Looks great! I don't think it needs any accent paint, G1 Cliffy didn't have any. BTW the head looks awesome!:thumbs2: 
     
  8. QmTablit

    QmTablit Disguise: Check. Robot...

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    I was thinking about modding the head after I saw the tutorial (while looking for a tutorial on how to get rid of pins).

    Cilffjumper looks fine in just red. Probably because it's red. I think Bumblebee looks pretty terrible in just yellow, but I also think yellow is an awful colors for cars anyway, so accents and such take away from that.

    Nice job.
     
  9. project9

    project9 White n' Nerdy

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    It was easier than I thought but still tricky. I tried just superglueing it but it wasn't working for me, so I had to use putty. With that, I noticed it was looking good without the added cheeks so I used the putty to smooth it out.

    All I did was cut the seat down the middle and as close to the jetski as I could. Then I cut it down to fit. You'll notice that his left side is a little shorter/smaller - I trimmed a little too much off and didn't bulk it as much as his right side. I didn't notice until it was setting. =(
     
  10. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    I like it, nice job.
     

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