Minor/Repaint: Classics Hubcap

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by Hooper_X, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. Hooper_X

    Hooper_X hi haters

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    Hey, look. I finally finished a project.

    Hubcap is a pretty quick fix. Take the head off of PCC Searchlight (but be careful, his eyes are a single separate piece and it is TINY), slap it on Bumblebee, mix up some roughly matching paint, done.

    The hardest part was getting the color right. It's not PERFECT, but unless you're in direct sunlight, you can't tell.

    I included a pic with my Jackpot custom just for poops and giggles - love those two in the Club fiction.
     

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  2. Maximo Prime

    Maximo Prime Bassist of Ill Repute

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    That head really does work. Good job!
     
  3. Hooper_X

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    Yeah, I was genuinely pleased to see how well it turned out. It was either Hubcap or Tap-Out for this combo, and I couldn't do what I wanted for Tap-Out (turns out there aren't too many TF wheels that fit 'Bee, especially not big knobby offroad ones.)
     
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    i think it would be more hubcapish without the rts strips

    non the less that head is def hubcap
     
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    Love it!
     
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    spoonman Kitbasher extrordinaire!

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    Not bad. Not bad at all. If you want to remove the stripes but are afraid of using alcohol and damaging the roof paint, a pink gum eraser works really well. A little rubbing and they come right off.
     
  7. Hooper_X

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    i'm OK with the stripes, honestly. I think they're spunky, and that mold needs SOMETHING to break up the hood and chest areas.
     
  8. Superquad7

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    That Jackpot looks great!

    I'm totally digging the head for Hubcap as well :) 
     

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