Minor/Repaint: Classics Starscream modifications

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  1. plastic surgery

    plastic surgery Well-Known Member

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    Here are some simple modifications I made to my Classics Starscream. I realize that everyone and their aunt:p  has done something similar, but this has always been one of my favorite molds and the sculpting details are rather impressive. I did a paint wash/ drybrush to bring out the details of the head and body. I also replaced his nullrays with the Revotech. My main regret is that Hasbro didn't make him a Voyager scale.
     

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  2. Ptitvite

    Ptitvite Construction worker

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    Does not matter how many seekers I see...I always take a look ;) 
    You did a fine job on this guy and I really approve of your choice of missle launchers. At that size, it gives better arm movement without having the wings in the way.
    As for constructive criticism, I think they're is too much panel lining on the forearms and hands if compared to the rest of the figure but don't take it personnal... Overall is really, really good!
     
  3. REDLINE

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    yep I completely agree. you have to change the peg size on those nullrays?
     
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    Nice job! This really brings out the details, and the new arm guns match the scale perfectly. Wish I had some spares like that.

    Oh, and I totally agree about how this should have been a Voyager mold. I don't care about adding new details or gimmicks... I'll just take one of these, scaled up, please!

    Where are the Chinese KO makers when you need them? :) 

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  5. plastic surgery

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    Ptitvite, constructive criticisms are always appreciated, especially coming from talented artists like yourself. Looking back at the pictures, I do agree that the panel lining at the forearm is too much. I guess I was trying to bring out the details but doing that over a dark blue, I made the panel lines too thick and it does look a little "busy". As for the fists, I wanted to individual fingers to standout more. Maybe there are other painting techniques that can do that instead of thick washes. Again, thanks for the critiques.
     
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    I had to cut out the old Revoltech peg and add a new one a little further down the nullray. I dremeled a hole and glue a plastic rod/ dowel with epoxy resin to make the new peg. If you want, I can try to take a picture of it?
     
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    not necessary :)  I've done that kind of thing before, just not owning a Revoltech, didn't know if it was necessary here or not.
     
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    You have the good painting technique, you just have to use less amount of paint and thinner lines. I agree that it's hadrer to bring out the details since it's already dark blue.
     
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    just wow great mods man. he looks so much better now.
     

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