Minor/Repaint: Custom gold Concept BB

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  1. SonRay

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    Here is my latest work, and what i personally consider some of my best work to date. Not often am i 100% pleased with how something turns out once im done with it, but this little guy is the exception.

    I LOVE how this fella turned out, and i am so sad that i need to let him go now as this was a commission.

    The commissioner wanted a gold concept BB to go with his gold Lawson exclusive Japanese Gold classic BB. He is also a detail nut like me so every little detail that the actual Camaro had in the movie is on this toy.

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    Look at the shine on his chest near his arm pit!
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    How i did it: I took the toy completely apart, i think this is best to get the most details and even paint job possible. Getting paint into every nook and cranny to make the plastic look like it was molded in that color is an important detail to me.

    Alt mode sections were painted with cellulose automotive paint, finished with a coat of two-pack lacquer to protect the already tough chip proof paint further as well as add extra shine.

    Non silver robot mode parts were painted with the same paint minus the lacquer to prevent too much shine being visible whilst in bot mode.

    The dry brushing was done with different shades of acrylic and enamel paints. All coated in a semi-clear coat of "smoke" colored clear coat to add an oily, worn and dirty metal look.

    After everything was put back together again and transformed into car mode i polished the bodywork with t-cut automotive polish and wax to give an extra shine. The bodywork is so shiny you can run your finger over it and not feel any friction (in the car customizing world this is how you tell when your paint's finish is at its best), the bodywork reflects the environment around it, just like a real custom painted car should!

    All in all this was a very fun project to work on and i hope you enjoy it as much as i enjoyed working on it.

    Thanks!
     
  2. TTT

    TTT OutOfCommissionToys.com

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    Nice work ! Great job on those stripes ! ! !
     
  3. frenzyrumble

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    looks nice, though I am not the biggest fan of silver drybrushed directly onto black. The paint app looks smooth (on the alt mode) but a little heavy on some of the details (exhaust pipes, face, bot mode details)

    nice work though!
     
  4. SureShot90

    SureShot90 Peace=superior firepower

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    Yeah Goldbug Reborn :D 
     
  5. Tech Spec

    Tech Spec Breeze Loo

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    Now thats a Goldbug :rock 
     
  6. EvaUnit13

    EvaUnit13 REBUILD

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    Dammit I was in the middle of one of these but got sidetracked

    Awesome job, how did you get the "outline" black stripes?
     
  7. SonRay

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    Very thin automotive masking tape, the kind pros use to outline flames and graphics on cars. I applied the black by airbrush to prevent paint from seeping under the tape and ruining the clean line. This usually happens when you use this kind of masking process and apply the paint with a brush, the pressure of stroking the brush over the tape pushes paint under it, where as an airbrush wont. Thats really the only way to get lines like this on these sorts of things.

    That and a lot of guessing since i couldn't see through the tape to make sure if i had the right sized gap on each side. I think it turned out alright since i couldn't see what i was doing lol.
     
  8. grock35

    grock35 Hmmmm...

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    that rocks hard...kinda makes me want to do an 08 bb in gold...so that him and my gold jazz can hang out but i don't think i can pull off the stripes as cleanly as you
     
  9. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    looks sharp man.
     
  10. TonyzCustomz

    TonyzCustomz Am I doin it rite? TFW2005 Supporter

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    You missed car modes License Plate, just saying.:dunce 

    But really, I love the finish on the gold, really great job my English friend.
     
  11. SonRay

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    I know. I had just finished putting the last coat of wax on when i realized. I thought "meh, its not important and would only be a black square anyway" I pointed it out to him as well and he didnt mind so its all cool. Least i didn't forget the gas cap, his logo on his head, his chest plate, and shoulder pads with pinstriping on them and the side lights. :p 

    Thanks!
     
  12. mattarmstrong

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    that gold is sweet great paint job
     
  13. Bryan

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    That is really sharp--excellent execution, guy.
     
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    That is really good work. Glad you're back, I just came back today. lol
     
  15. SonRay

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    You as well? Jeez...going a bit overboard aren't they?

    Glad you like it though.
     
  16. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    This should've been the getaway car for Goldfinger or Goldmember. either way very damn impressive, indeed.
     
  17. Optimus8404

    Optimus8404 Autobot Commander.

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    Now do an all gold exclusive, like those rare gold plated ones we see every now and then on eBay.
     
  18. Grimlocka go-go

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    Beautilfuly done, and great job on the stripes. Very impressed
     
  19. Erector

    Erector I ruined the Hall of Fame

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    Dammit Sonray. Make me one! :D 
     
  20. SonRay

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    Since you are in the UK i can make you one and it wont cost you as much as it would if i made one for someone in the US, damn exchange rate making everything i do seem more expensive in dollars. :banghead: 
     

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