Heavy/Scratch: Custom Leader Class Starscream Progress

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  1. Starscream217

    Starscream217 Lord Starscream

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    Custom (DOTM) Leader Starscream Progress

    Hello fellow customizers,
    I have decided to make a thread to show of my custom Leader Starscream progress. I've seen some magnificant customs of his apperance in TF07 which btw look amazing, kudos to you all!
    For me I'm going for pure movie accuracy from his look in ROTF & DOTM - WARPAINT :bay 

    i'm using plenty of reference from concepts and screen captures from the movie.
    So for my Starscream, heres what i've been doing so far...
    -I took the batteries out and washed the figure for 10 mins in warm soapy water to scrub off the grease from the factory.

    -I did several layers of 'Codex Grey' (Citadel Acrylics)
    -I figured i'd start with the details on the cockpit area first and work my way down. I also painted on some lighter grey for the tip of the cone and the outline for the cockpit.
    -An idea for doing the tattoos however (incase i'd screw them up free hand with paint) is to use a pencil to outline them and then carefully paint em on.
    -Painting the camo was abit tricky, i faintly sponged on some dark grey carefully and once dried i did a thin layer of codex on top.
    So without further ado here he is so far:

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  2. ThinkTank Customs

    ThinkTank Customs TFW2005-Citizen

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    oh y goodness, you'rs beat my one to hell :( 

    i really love what you did here! amazing!

    here is a good point to show diffrerencen in skills! WOW!
     
  3. The_Jack

    The_Jack Well-Known Member

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    Holy S%$§. That looks awesome. Keep up the good work!
     
  4. ThinkTank Customs

    ThinkTank Customs TFW2005-Citizen

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    ^^THIS^^
     
  5. zark225

    zark225 Well-Known Member

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    Great work dude! You're customs are always beast! Can't wait to see the epicness when it's done!
     
  6. legolas grof

    legolas grof Cardboard Industries CEO

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    oooohhh that soooo cool. i envy your pinstriping skills
     
  7. Starscream217

    Starscream217 Lord Starscream

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    Oh don't feel bad man, i saw yours earlier your going a grand job on him! Just take your time :)  and thanks!

    Thanks dude

    Haha thanks man

    Thank you very much Joe, glad you like him so far :D 

    Wow thanks a lot man!
     
  8. Cyber-Scream

    Cyber-Scream Well-Known Member

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    Wow dude, it's looking great so far! You must have a lot more skill and patience than I do if you can paint all those little war paint details so perfectly. Can't wait to see the finished product. :) 
     
  9. Starscream217

    Starscream217 Lord Starscream

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    Cheers Tyler! Yeah patience is a big thing in painting the tattoos, it takes about 5 or 10 mins to do one of them for me to paint it on perfectly.
    Thanks man

    PS - More updates coming soon!
     
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    Starscream217 Lord Starscream

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    Okay I've done a small update on Screamer, i've done the outlines of the wings and fins in a lighter grey. Came out really good but DAMN were they a pain to do! I'm glad i've done them now because i wasn't looking forward to them AT ALL...There is still a few things i need to clean up on the back tail fins as the right ones 'outlines' seem abit fatter than the one on the left (Just a slight mistake/ easy to fix)
    NOW it's time for the rest of his 'war paint' :D 

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  11. zark225

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    Freaking excellent dude! Your painting skills on this figure are amazing!
     
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    Wish Hasbro would have done this version instead of Takara. Looks so much better than those stupid tats he has.
     
  13. Starscream217

    Starscream217 Lord Starscream

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    I started to do a couple of the tattoos, another update coming soon guys!
     
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    Like I said before dude, you got some major skills! :D  Are you going to add new details in robot mode too or just jet mode?
     
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    Starscream217 Lord Starscream

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    Thanks dude!
    Just jet mode for now yeah, i'll be needing to seel the paint before i transform him so the paint wont scratch off. Then i'll start paint him in Bot mode :) 
     
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    Alright! Heres another update!
    I've started to paint the tats abit more - (they are in progress because I need to make a few adjustments)
    I also still need to do a bit more on the cockpit area (i'll prob do that later)
    Lmk what you think so far:

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    God damn, yours i such Perfect As The Version from mechafacture!

    My One Looks like a Fake against yours ^^ but here i have a very good teacher i think :) 
     
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    Amazing! damn your a pro at this dude! Bet those are a bitch to paint though lol
     
  19. Starscream217

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    Thanks alot man! :)  Yeah they're a bitch to do alright! It's all about coordinating with a steady hand haha.
     
  20. Timesynch

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    Looking great so far! Can't wait to see the final results!
     

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