Minor/Repaint: COBRA/DECEPTICON H.I.S.S. Tank/Driver Custom

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by atomicthumbs, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. atomicthumbs

    atomicthumbs Bots > Savings Acct

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    This is my first custom and my first real shot at painting anything. Posted this at Hisstank.com, though I thought I might share it here as well. I downloaded a H.I.S.S. blueprint online and used MS Paint to substitute the colors until I found a scheme I liked.

    - Used a black 25th H.I.S.S. tank/driver
    - Metallic purple acrylic paint and a chrome paint pen
    - Combination of packed-in and custom stickers.

    Decided to go with a "8284" to commemerate the 1982 and 1984 launch of ARAH and G1 in the US. I'll have another custom coming soon since I had so much fun doing this one. Nowhere as nice as some of the contest entries at Hisstank.com (especially since I didn't customize any parts), though I really like the way it turned out.
     

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  2. big hank

    big hank Resident Slacker-Basher

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    Nice! What is the purple called that you used? It's very cool!
     
  3. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    yes I really like that purple, and its sad how hard it is to find a stock color of purple paint that's pretty and not too dark. :(  I'm still waiting to see one of these made from Universe Onslaught.
     
  4. atomicthumbs

    atomicthumbs Bots > Savings Acct

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    I used DecoArt "Dazzling Metallics Elegant Finish" Purple Pearl, Bought from Michaels Crafts in a 2 oz container.

    Thanks for the feedback on this!
     
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    So I'm guessin' it's an acrylic? What's the round about price! I may have a use for it. Thanks!:thumbs2: 
     
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    atomicthumbs Bots > Savings Acct

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    Yeah, it is a water based acrylic. Ran for under $3.00 I believe.

    Here is a link to the website:
    DAZZLING METALLICS
     
  7. sstralkowski

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    Skywarp is my favorite Decepticon of all time. I would pay for this set.
     
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    thats awesome
     
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    Now make this transform! :) 

    This looks really nice :thumb 
     

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