Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by dyingwill3rd, Apr 1, 2008.
All g1 repaints.
If you are so enthousiastic about repainting your toys... maybe it is time to get some model kit paint, masking tape, some decent brushes and a screwdriver. It'll do wonders.
i know, sometimes i use a screwdriver. Oh yeah, you spelled repainting wrong
I'd definitely recommend masking tape. Also, if you're going to be painting via brush over large areas like that, I'd suggest so really high grit sandpaper (400+) in between each coat to help remove brush strokes.
k. but i'm okay with my repaints. did you see my other topics yet?
As long as you're happy with them, that's all that matters. I'm just trying to offer you tips that you can use to push yourself to expand your abilities, which opens more doors to possibilites for future customs. I have seen them, yes. Your Arcee here, and Ironhide look nice.
I have got to say that looks really really bad.. i mean..well the pics say it all.
u should try and take your time when painting them, and use a model paint.
if you are going to post pics of them pepole are going to judge your work.. i am sure you would be even happyr with your customs if they looked better.
dyingwill3rd, granted red00wold could have been a bit nicer, a few of his points hold some validity:
When we all post our projects here, we're essentially putting them on the operating table for others to pick them apart. However, we're not malicious (or we shouldn't be), rather we're surgeons trying to help. Medical metaphor aside, when someone (like REDLINE) offers you some advice in a positive, constructive way, please don't be defensive, but consider the claim.
Also, you seem like you're happy with your work, but as red00wolf points out, you might be even happier with your work pending a future result. Also, this board is a resource to you. Surf around and read some of the tutorials and such. Make a game plan of some processes you'd like to try out. Create some more customs. If you push yourself to be better each time (like most of us do here), I think you'll find yourself becoming a happier artist with each progressive piece.
I think your Ironhide and Arcee came out pretty well from what I can tell from the photos. While white is can be a VERY tough color of paint to work with, I'd say your Jazz could use some work in trying to smooth out the paint. I use brushes as well, but I also sand down my coats to avoid a gunky look as well to avoid the presence of brushstrokes as much as I can.
I hope my comments have helped. Keep making (and of course posting) customs!
Just a tip;even though the plastic isn't the best grade in the world,and to save yourself some money on practicing,try your ideas on a few K.O.s first before you paint your figures.As far as your re-paints go,I like what you did because I'm thinking of doing some Gn.1 repaints and your customs are a good reference to give me an idea of what they'll look like.
i understand everyone. i seriously admit that fb g1 jazz really need an upgrade paint.
dude..whats up with jazz?
Ironhide is the best. Not really diggin' Arcee or Jazz, though.
what do you mean wha's up with jazz Ricky Stream?
i'm sorry dyingwill3rd but jazz is looking a bit bad....what kind of paint are u using?
oh! yeah when i took the picture, i probably didn' notice that the paint had smuged. I'll fix it up today
I don't think it's just a smudge. It's all uneven and gloppy looking. It looks like you used finger paint.
i fixed him up, except for the roof. it's still messed up.
To dyingwill3rd,just a quick tip;if you're not happy with the paint job and you want to remove the paint,dont use any kind of thinner because it will weaken the plastic.Get yourself some isopropyl alcohol,(91%),to take off the paint instead.It dries fast and doesnt fill your house with vapors.
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