Minor/Repaint: Classics Dirge

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  1. Pun-3X

    Pun-3X Well-Known Member

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    Done! Kinda. I have a set of clear-backed Decepticon insignia that I can't find anywhere. They'll be applied to the topside of his wings once I find them. But all paint applications are completed. :) 
     

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    Coming along nicely. Keep posting updates
     
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    cool
     
  4. Nemesis Predaking

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    Looking good. I did the same thing to mine.
    I like him without the cannards & the full size fins on the back
     
  5. prowl007

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    That is nice!
     
  6. Pun-3X

    Pun-3X Well-Known Member

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    Quick update. The bodywork is complete, and everything is reassembled. He needs some touching up, and I need to add the details for his robot mode. I'm debating with using either red or yellow as the color to hilight the little things here and there.
     
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    He's lookin' good so far man :)  I'm just glad to see ya putting something new out!
     
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    Thanks. :)  The next one is Thrust, since I got a set of custom wings to go with him. :D 

    Starting pics have all been updated. As it says at the very top, he's all done save the insignias. (lost the clear-backed 'Con stickers I got) Now, I just remembered that the 'Con symbols from my leftover God Neptune sticker set I got from Reprolabels has some gold backing. Unfortunately, they're two shades brighter. Not the worst thing, and if I just can't find my clear-backed ones, I suppose they would do. But I'm holding out. They gotta be around somewhere. (Heh...)

    Otherwise, let me know what you think. I bailed on the idea of adding Cannards. Although with the leftover wing bits from the Ramjet I'm turning into Thrust, I could always try my hand at them in the future somewhere.
     
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    good job you should try to add the front cannards it give,s him a g1 feel.
     
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    That's how I'd do it. Take those pieces from the Thrust custom. Ought to be easy to attach to the small piece that's on the back of the 'bot anyway, epoxy them on there after you shape them a little bit to sit better against those pieces.

    I like how you're using the original arm guns. Maybe take a panel-scribe and scratch in some lines to add a little detail so they don't stand out from the rest of the toy quite as much? Otherwise I think its looking really good so far.
     
  11. Pun-3X

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    Yeah, Dirge's cannards will probably be something I add later. As for scribing the G1 cannons he's sporting, I'm too afraid to try. :D  I don't have a steady enough hand. I'm also bad with keeping straight lines (although, yes, you'd use a ruler or something) And it's on a round surface, so I don't know how I'd keep steady with them.

    Still, that's something to consider.
     
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    That came out very nicely man! I dig the little bits of red you used for accents. I like the grey too, I never liked that botcon gave them black parts instead of grey like Ramjet has. The wings are superb. The one thing I would do is paint a bit of grey over that strip if blue that's on the tip of the nose cone just to make it more solid
     
  13. REDLINE

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    It looks black to me, especially with the G1 arm guns on him, which are black.
     
  14. Pun-3X

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    Yeah, it's black paint.

    As for the strip, I ALMOST painted across it to complete the nosecone, but I opted to leave it alone. It acts more as a part of the bot mode in that respect. I'm planning on painting Thrust's silver, so it'll be totally separate from the burgandy of the plane and the black nosecone.

    To counter it, I also painted around the strip on the top of the plane's nose. Not just the strip that is attached to the front canopy, but the triangular ending is left alone as well. This gives the whole thing a bit of symmetry I think.
     
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    Ohh, pretty. Good work.
     
  16. Chaos Muffin

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    Looking good !
     
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    Cool :thumb . I've actually recently started on my own Classics Dirge kitbash. I've only taken him apart, and started to paint the wings, but I've finally gotten started on him. Hopefully I'll be able to get working on Thrust here soon too.
     
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    I like this guy alot. Love that shade of blue. Nice job man!
     
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    Awesome, especially with the G1 weapons - nice touch!
     
  20. mattarmstrong

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    nice I love it
     

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