Minor/Repaint: Classics Road Rage

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  1. Rotorstorm

    Rotorstorm OriginalRotorstorm Fanboy

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    Since I refuse to use an acronym that doesn't even make sense here is Classics Road Rage, she was made out of a Tracks with an altered head, legs and feet, painting her up was a nightmare, last time I base coat in white, from now on I'll only use Silver, gives a better finish than white. At this point I am undecided whether to apply some reprolabels from a G1 Tracks set or just to leave her as is.

    She is going to be at Nerd Day (UK transformers fan meet if anyone wants to buy her off me there so I can put some money towards an United Rumble and Frenzy lol She isn't finished yet, there are still a few touch ups to see to.

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    NICE! Surprisingly, the head works a lot better as a femme than I expected.

    I love the Diaclone/E-Hobby variant characters, so I'm thrilled to finally see someone do one of these!

    D/L
     
  3. brr-icy

    brr-icy G1 Collector

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    looking pretty good so far, you're using gw paints right? they are harder to get smooth and even (especially in photos), but you're getting better with them
     
  4. spoonman

    spoonman Kitbasher extrordinaire!

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    Not bad man! Ugh, red paint is a nightmare especially on dark plastic but this looks very good. I like her "new shoes"!
     
  5. Rotorstorm

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    I was surprised at how well the head turned out too, i only shaved off the side bits of his head and slightened his chin a bit.

    Yeah they are, the only other colour I've really had trouble with was the gold, the purple I used on Impactor, Lugnut and Galvatron has always turned out beautifully.

    Thanks, I had no idea how much of a pain red is until I painted this gal up, but then it makes sense the whole project would be painful (sliced my thumb up good a week ago trying to take the head apart due to the glue being too good for purpose.) That said, Silver is the best colour i've found for undercoating red paint, White shows up brush too easily and with black you have to do 3 coats before you even start to see it properly.
     
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    Looking nice! Love the small lipstick detail.
     
  7. Dex Antares

    Dex Antares I am a Meat Popsicle

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    Thank you! I've been wanting to see a Tracks-To-Road Rage custom for a while now. She looks good, and the mods to the legs help a lot.
     
  8. Rotorstorm

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    thanks, that was my second attempt at doing that.

    thank you, the feet are the obvious ones but the upper legs, kneepads and shins have had stuff done to them too, no point just putting lipstick on a male bot and declaring it a femme really (though that might work for a Strika from Universe Onslaught)
     
  9. destrongerlupus

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    hehe, I've been looking at my spare Onslaught and thinking about that very project for the last week or so...
     
  10. Rotorstorm

    Rotorstorm OriginalRotorstorm Fanboy

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    :lol  so have I, just need to find the other cannon for the turret...

    if you do it please send me a link. I imagine it would work really well.
     
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    [Wing_Saber-X] BATTLE GAIA!

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    This is what happens when Tracks gets too in-touch with his vain/ feminine side! :lol 
    j/k Seriously top notch work, man!
     
  12. Rotorstorm

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    it was the best I could do :lol 
     
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    I think it looks really good. The mods to the head really help make it look effeminate. If I had any criticism about it, it would just be waht you said, that silver maybe would have made a better basecoat. In any event, good stuff, and you made me think about trying it, which is impressive since it's a character I never gave a second look. Nice stuff man.
     
  14. E. C. R. Former

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    That looks great. I think I might try it out myself.
     
  15. Bovril

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    Looking good mate!

    Regarding the difficulty with lighter colours, I'd suggest using GW's white undercoat spray. It makes a big difference (though I know you don't like sprays!) :) 
     
  16. Rotorstorm

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    I do actually have some. I tried that out first with Stalker and it just didn't come out as well as the silver paint undercoat :(  I used it at first here too but the silver just gave a better effect to me. If you're at AA next year (2012) we should meet up and talk about it :) 
     
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    Looks good, love the mods. :thumb 
     
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    Nice work, im painting a Tracks mold rite now, he a pain in the ass to paint
     
  19. shinobi77

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    I got SG tracks for my roadrage, just got too lazy to paint one up myself, let alone the whole red paint fiasco besides.
    Love the lipstick look, is that a duckface I see? :lolol 
     

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