Minor/Repaint: Classics Grimlock... in style :D

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  1. mampy

    mampy Movie-Accurate Mampy

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    Here's Classics Grimlock! Grimlock was one of my favorite G1 characters. My most memorable childhood G1 toys were Powermaster OP and old Grimmy. Now that I'm into repainting figures, I decided to do Classics Grimlock.

    This repaint is special for me 'coz its the first one that I used automotive primer on. It's just amazing! It makes the paint job so sturdy and leaves me wondering why I was too lazy to try it out before. :p 

    After coating with grey auto primer, I basecoated him with gloss black automotive paint. I then did multiple layers of drybrushing using Tamiya Acrylic gunmetal, metallic grey, flat aluminum, and titanium silver -- just like my ironhide. Gold parts were covered with clear yellow, and details were added using copper and red.

    Without further ado, here he is. I hope you like him! Comments and suggestions are very welcome.

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    for the rest of the pics, check out my attachments and visit my flickr page at... http://www.flickr.com/photos/22265209@N03/
     

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  2. Ramrider

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    That there, sir, is bloody gorgeous. And I like the way you kind of simplified the job by basically painting the whole thing silver and using the clear yellow to make the gold parts. Very inventive.
     
  3. timshinn73

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    Nice job.
     
  4. mampy

    mampy Movie-Accurate Mampy

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    Thanks! Credit must go to JinSaotome and his tutorials for the silver + clear yellow idea.
     
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    damn

    can it still be played with?
     
  6. mampy

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    Yeah, the auto primer really helps to keep the paint job sturdy. I've transformed it several times, it has fallen from my table to the floor, and i don't notice any paint chips.

    The only area with paint chipping is the rub area where his dino lower leg/foot connects with his fore arm, but that is because I forgot to sand it before painting, I think.

    I will be going over it with Future floor polish in a day or two just to be sure :) 
     
  7. Jaekwong

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    yes use that future floor polish :sly2: 
    i like the rough look of the paint job. definitely a nice touch
     
  8. rob_charb

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    My. God. That is absolutely gorgeous. Words fail me mate.
     
  9. REDLINE

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    Looks like you need to move it over from your Classics shelf to your Titaniums one.
     
  10. mampy

    mampy Movie-Accurate Mampy

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    Thanks guys! I'm really happy with the positive attention that this custom has been getting. :) 

    @REDLINE - If I had shelves, I would. :) 

    Right now, this guy is the only Classics figure in my humble collection of 6 TFs. The others are all five movie autobots. Heheh. I'm more into buying figures to repaint. I will be working on Movie Jazz and Ratchet next, then I'm thinking of getting a Henkei Convoy.
     
  11. Superquad7

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    Man, this turned out REALLY nice! Great work :thumb 
     
  12. mampy

    mampy Movie-Accurate Mampy

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    Thanks Allen! I will be emailing his zip file to you in a while for the gallery. :) 
     

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