Minor/Repaint: Crossover Thor: Making some sense of the jet

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  1. Cheebs

    Cheebs Well-Known Member

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    Only the inside and front flap of Thor's cape shows in 'bot mode. The front flap is totally inside the wing in Jet mode. The entire outside of the wings are free to be silver with no damage to the 'bot color scheme. Ditto for the tail.

    I added the red stripe to the front of the wings to cover the first set of hinges. The second set of cape hinges show silver in 'bot mode still, but it's not a bad compromise.

    The engines still have to be yellow, but I figured gold clashed (a tiny bit) less.

    A sudden shift to blue at the front of the jet makes no sense, so I had to sacrifice the 'bot color scheme a bit to save the jet. I turned the cockpit glass blue to make up for it in at least a small way. I also made the "torso bulk" flaps blue since they are mostly under the jet in alt mode.

    If I give this dude some bicep swivels he might end up alright. :) 
     

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  2. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    You made Thor alot better, I think. At least he looks decent without the color clashing. So excellent work.
     
  3. repair_bay

    repair_bay Scramble Power!

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    Wow, he definitely needed that lol
     
  4. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    considering it's a cross-over (the term simply implies a combination) it is only fitting that everything is compromised to create the new combined item, in this case a thor transformer. Having said that, I have ZERO problems slightly sacrificing 'bot colors for a jet that doesn't literally look like a playskool toy.
     
  5. Maximus_Prime

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    wow that looks really good. It actually kinda reminds me of Starscream because of the colors in alt mode.

    I love the paintjob though it looks great!
     
  6. FrankyWest

    FrankyWest As far as it goes

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    This needs to be turn into a powerglide, perfect mold for it!
     
  7. ALPHAMAGNUS

    ALPHAMAGNUS Sector70: Reformatting... Veteran

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    when i had seen the 1st shots i had hoped that the color scheme would change, and the thor colors that hasbro had shown were just "proto" phase, but then they released it like that!

    you did a great job! I had thought about getting him and just painting the legs gold, as you did. but now with this entire repaint, you've got me thinking
     
  8. Nightwind

    Nightwind Aka Dusty Bottoms.

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    You know, I just bought this figure last night and was thinking of repainting him as well, but using black instead of silver. I even thought about painting the legs gold too! Nice job! Now I know it's worth the effort! :thumb 
     
  9. Cheebs

    Cheebs Well-Known Member

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    I wish I though of black. That would look even better than silver. Especially for the 'bot chest.
     
  10. doomtron

    doomtron seeker

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    nice work:thumbs2:  it makes want to do a cobra starscream
     
  11. asphalt

    asphalt King of the road

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    WOW I love the detail that comes out now. Did not know it had all the scrollwork all over him.
     

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