Minor/Repaint: Classics Panel Lined Starscream

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  1. Andrew28b

    Andrew28b Nemesis custom

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    Hey everyone it's been a long time since I posted here so here is a new classics 2.0 panel lined starscream, nothing special. feedback can help me.
     

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  2. DavidLoPan

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    Looks way too busy now. The black is a bit too dark for the figure and stands out too much.
     
  3. hXcpunk23

    hXcpunk23 The Chaos Bringer

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    Very nice! I like the jet mode, but bot mode almost looks like overkill a bit. I think a lighter shade (gray) might make it stand out less, but still give that great panel lined effect. I'm not knockin' it, bro--just noting that it stands out more with the black lining on the white plastic. Still a great job though!
     
  4. Andrew28b

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    yeah thanks, I think its the camera lighting, because the lines aren't really that dark, but I thank you all for the feedback. :) 
     
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    I suggest use oil paint(black/gray)+zippo rather than using fine detail pen, since the pen make the line too thick for this small figure.
     
  6. Andrew28b

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    Thanks for the idea but I used a really fine tip Marker for it and the tip was smaller than screamers lines.
     
  7. Andrew28b

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    Also could not stand the blandness of the white on him he looked too... plain! lol
     
  8. kamtimus_prime

    kamtimus_prime Radicon Visionary

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    Nice worke I bet it was a p.i.t.a. Dude where did you get your pen. I want to do some work to my animated BB
     
  9. Bruticus82

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    I like it, but I would have left some of the little circles/squares on his wings as is. He does seem to have a lot of detail now, looks very busy.
     
  10. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    I like the jet mode better than the bot mode but I'm not sure what else can be done in robot mode other than a total repaint.
     
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    QmTablit Disguise: Check. Robot...

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    A tip for panel lining that would help you tons- wipe away the excess. Whether you use a q-tip, cotton ball, or just your thumb like I do. You'll want to wipe away much of that ink or paint to leave the line as thin and somewhat faint as possible.

    Also, I hope you're not using a fine-tipped Sharpie. I suggest finding some Gundam Pens, they're super fine tipped, have a few colors to choose from, and wiping the excess off is like butter.

    Hope this helps.
     
  12. Superquad7

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    I was actually going to suggest this. As others have pointed it, it does seem a bit busy.
     
  13. Andrew28b

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    A fine point sharpie clicker pen, I might add picks of what I use for customs.
     
  14. Optimist_Prime

    Optimist_Prime The Original Optimist!

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    I never use paint pens for lining. I use the method of really, really thin paint and wash it over the line. Once dry remove all excess with thinner or alcohol on a rag. That's always worked for me
     
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    yeah, while panel lining is awesome and sometimes easier than washes, I suggest what optimist prime said as well. Let gravity do the work for you, especially when adding (this much) lining. also, I echo the comment of using a lighter shade other than black...grey would be subtle enough but still pop all the details you got going on.
     
  16. chansformers

    chansformers butcher of the bots

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    lookin sweet!!!if i could add a tip though,when you first run over a line with the pen,have a damp cloth nearby to quickly rub him down "against" the line you just colored in,this will thin out your lines a bit better so they stand out,but not right in your face black and white stand out.
     
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    Looks like a cartoon, a gundam wing animation cell to be exact,
     
  18. Andrew28b

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    Thanks to all you guys, panel lining in the future will be alot better. again thanks ^_^
     

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