Minor/Repaint: Classics Omnibot Downshift

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  1. _Flashback_

    _Flashback_ Well-Known Member

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    Submitted for your viewing pleasure is Classics Omnibot Downshift. He is made from a spare Cliffjumper, Armada Dlx Prime head, and some white paint. Its a simple bash I feel works very well as an update of this obscure character.
     

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    Cool. That came out nice man. Good job.
     
  3. iDarkDesign

    iDarkDesign Rodeo Lawyer

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    Paintjob looks amazing! White is a hard color to do. What did you use?

    iDD
     
  4. ckhtiger

    ckhtiger old skool fool

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    here I thought that was just a bugbite with the purple removed.
     
  5. CryoPrime

    CryoPrime Cody A.

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    Nice.
     
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    Lucs This Guy!

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    Wow those bot modes look very similar. I like it!
     
  7. BigRC83

    BigRC83 I'm singing in the rain

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    Nice! Transformations are almost identical.
     
  8. hXcpunk23

    hXcpunk23 The Chaos Bringer

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    Nice work! I always liked the Omnibots, so it's nice to see a more modern approach to them. Keep up the good work.
     
  9. _Flashback_

    _Flashback_ Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the kind words, all. I used Krylon Fusion White after careful disassembly and full cleaning/sanding. I left the Prime head stock, but am open to suggestions on how to make it less Prime-like.

    I'd like to do the other two Omnibots, I was considering Camshaft from Cybertron Cannonball, and Downshift from the upcoming Classics 2 Prowl.
     
  10. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    might I suggest tinting the windows? that'll help further the homage, plus you could paint that little waist piece there black too.
     
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    Not a bad idea. What paint do you use to tint windows while still allowing visibility? Is there a clear smoke paint or something?

    I forgot about painting his waist to be honest. Ideally I'd have also made his thighs/seats white, but Id rather not try to coat white over parts like those. Were I more talented, Id try to fashion some hidden headlights for him too.
     
  12. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    you can get a spray can of "clear" black paint in Testors and Model Masters, or you can mix a small amount of black paint with Future Floor Finish, or you can use a lot of paint thinner with black paint. The advantage to the future method is that when its dry, its self-clear-coated. But if you're going to still clear-coat the whole thing, then you can just use one of the other methods.
     
  13. kalron

    kalron Technician/Sculptor

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    Wow, I never thought an Omni-Bot could survive the '80s...but looky here. Somehow the mold works perfect.
     

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