Minor/Repaint: Classics Thundercracker, Ver 1 and Ver 2

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  1. Jarrod

    Jarrod Semi-retired Builder

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    These are probably the quickest customs I've ever done...only one week from disassembly to final pics.
    Anyway, the first TC is a commision piece, and is pretty much just Botcon TC paintscheme with a deeper metallic blue and silver/metallic red stripes. He was repainted from Skywarp. The second is my personal piece with (despite how the pics looks) a lighter blue, a few different paint apps and, most notably, different stipes. The black is also a dark grey, altho you can't really tell. This one was repainted from Starscream

    I'm very proud of the the way the metallic red for the stripes came out...but alas, some things simply look better in person.

    Thanks for looking!
     

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  2. plowking

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

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    They both look great Jarrod :thumb 

    Loving the blue :D 
     
  3. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    a week is pretty good. I must be TOO patient with mine :lol  I'm always so worried about fingerprints or scratches from re-assembly.
     
  4. doomtron

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    love that blue paint. very good detail. i want one
     
  5. BigRC83

    BigRC83 I'm singing in the rain

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    Thundercracker = My favorite seeker.
     
  6. ckhtiger

    ckhtiger old skool fool

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    not only is that blue beautiful, the striping on the wings is amazing. any notes on how you did it?
     
  7. Jarrod

    Jarrod Semi-retired Builder

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    The blue is Testors acrlyic Arctic Blue Metallic with some Tamiya silver mixed in. The stripes were masked off and them painted all siliver first. Then I masked off what was to be left silver, and sprayed Tamiya's Clear Red over it, giving it the metallic red color.
     
  8. Lucs

    Lucs This Guy!

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    Great job on both! I prefer the paint job with silver on his shoulders the most. I'm not a fan of the silver knee pads in the other one.
     
  9. Pun-3X

    Pun-3X Well-Known Member

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    Those are both spectacular. I like the fact that you did two, and I really don't have a favored choice among them. Both schemes are fitting. Very nicely done. :) 
     
  10. solidus

    solidus Shivaker Jazz

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    I am impressed by these custom paints :)  Hey what kind of paint did you use on the blue parts of thundecracker ?
     
  11. autobotx23

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    Nice how clean your masks came out. Great work.
     
  12. solidus

    solidus Shivaker Jazz

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    I am really inspired by this custom and right now I am 40% complete.
     
  13. cuters

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    would you do another commission i like the one with the thin wing strips and black nose like the botcon one pm me if you will do his thanx.
     
  14. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    did you sell yours, or something cuters?
     
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    cuters Diabolist

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    nop i just collect good custom thunder crackers he,s my fav
     
  16. solidus

    solidus Shivaker Jazz

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    a fellow tf fan has volunteered to do a repaint of starscream into thundercracker inspired by your version. I will have him repaint my extra starscream.
     
  17. starscreamghost

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    Those look great. What do you charge for a commision Tc? Thanks.
     
  18. solidus

    solidus Shivaker Jazz

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    ^^ its free of labor costs but i have to provide additional paint materials. and paint here in the phils cost like $2.50 and the spray paint size is as tal as a 1 liter bottle.
     

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