Minor/Repaint: Classics Hot Rod & Astrotrain

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  1. Switch625

    Switch625 "Up, up, and away!"

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    Hi everybody. I'll admit these aren't all too exciting. Everybody's done Astrotrain already, but I haven't seen too many revised Hot Rods out there. Astrotrain still needs some work - transformation into bullet train mode really trashed the paint more than I thought it would. And I'm going to get rid of the Decepticon logos on his forearms - they're upside down in train mode and that's really starting to bug me. I painted all the windows gold to match the gold windows on the shuttle cockpit. They're all yellow in the cartoon, so I figured it was a nice upgrade. I also painted all the wheels black. Like I said, he's not quite done yet, but he's getting there.

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    Hot Rod got some minor touch ups and a repainted chest and head. Plus the toy needed more orange! My orange paint doesn't quite match the orange plastic, but it's close enough for now. I also painted his spoiler gold to match the flames on the hood/chest. Lastly, I don't care much for the whole light-piping gimmick, so I painted his eyes blue.

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  2. onesock

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    I'm REALLY digging Rodimus! AWESOME!
     
  3. Acid Wing

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    That repainted Astrotrain looks 100X better than the original one they gave us. It definitely brings out more of the details and a sense of bulk. And nice touchups on Hot Rod, the blue eyes especially. :thumb 
     
  4. fschuler

    fschuler Member TFW2005 Supporter

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    Yeah, that's a cool color scheme on Astro! What kind of paint did you use?

    And the touch-up on Rodimus really brings out the car mode. Nice.
     
  5. Samana Rombuca

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    Astro is sexy! :D  Roddy looks great too!
     
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    Wonderful!!!
     
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    I'm really digging that Astrotrain, great job.
     
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    Are you going to do Hot Rod's hands?
     
  9. Switch625

    Switch625 "Up, up, and away!"

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    Thanks for the compliments everybody!

    I just used a flat gray enamel paint and just a plain old purple acrylic paint. Nothing fancy. I'm trying to get away from the enamels and find some good acrylics.

    I've been meaning to paint his hands for awhile now, I've just never gotten around to it. One of these days...
     
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    That Astrotrain is gorgeous!
     
  11. 1987olds442

    1987olds442 Cam Maximus

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    Both look really great... Makes you wish hasbro would have given all the Classics better paint schemes.
     
  12. Orodruin

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    That Rodimus is dead sexy.
     
  13. Katamari Prime

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    Now that looks like the astro train I remember. Excellent work.
     
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    The paint aps on Astrotrain's windshield aren't as clean as I'd like, but I love the grey (which makes the robot mode just look smokin". And Hotrod's pure gold.
     

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