Minor/Repaint: Classics Diaclone Ironhide

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  1. Jarrod

    Jarrod Semi-retired Builder

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    Had an extra Universe Ironhide laying around, so like Bluestreak, I decided to paint him up in his Diaclone paint scheme.

    Black is Tamiya Gloss Black spray, and wow, is it high gloss! Red is Model Master Guards red; other colors are Krylon Silver and a custom dark metallic grey for the forearms and rims, and Clear Yellow over light gold for the stripe.

    The front grill is chromed with Bare-Metal Foil.

    I've also added a balljoint neck, and modded the roof to allow the chest of fold up a bit better.

    Oh, and this photoshoot has really reminded me I need to get a proper photobooth...I had a really hard time getting some good shots of him.

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    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/attachment.php?attachmentid=27183480&stc=1&d=1284000769

    Thanks for looking!
     

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  2. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    This is too cool. It certainly needed to be made, and you did it justice with your mad skillz :thumb 
     
  3. jicco

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    awesome, these colors work so much better on this figure.
     
  4. Jarrod

    Jarrod Semi-retired Builder

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    Thanks!
     
  5. meisterworks

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    nice homage.
    loving it.
    looks more badass than the all red G1.
     
  6. Jericho

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    Good Lord thats' some shiny black paint!!! Awesome job.
     
  7. The_Black_Sheep

    The_Black_Sheep Willyna...

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    Man, Even that disjointed mold can't dampen the "pop" of that beautiful black & gold paintjob :lol . That is one sweet-ass Ironhide! :thumb  I am luving all these Classics-verse Diaclone repaints as of late (All the repaints of the Lambo Twins, Sabrina's Mirage, Your Bluestreak & Ironhide etc.) & I truly hope FunPub are seriously considering a Diaclone/Microman theme for next year's Botcon set... :wink: 
     
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    I like it :) . Nice color scheme
     
  9. chrisr291

    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

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    Looks great!
     
  10. Auto Morph

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    Yes yes yes THIS ROCKS!

    No no no don't stop a rockin'!

    Mate that is beautiful. Better even than the Henkei red version.
     
  11. Lucs

    Lucs This Guy!

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    Damn this is hot. I'm making one right now myself. I'm going to dye the figure black but I'll be using some of your color placement as a guide. Love this custom. Great work!
     
  12. kingnothing80

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    I was just looking at this custom today. My wife won it for me when Jarrod put it on eBay, and I never came here to sing it's due praises. As we prepare to move into a new place soon this is going to be the centerpiece of my Diaclone shelf once we get there. The shine hasn't faded a bit and it feels like factory. Great custom!
     

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