Heavy/Scratch: Custom Transformers SUNSTORM G1

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by robot-carnival, Mar 28, 2010.

  1. robot-carnival

    robot-carnival Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2010
    Posts:
    40
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Likes:
    +0
    Hi - here's my interpretation of Sunstorm using the G1 color scheme. I completeley dissassembled it, sanded down all high areas, excess molding material from the seams, and the joints. I used Tamiya acrylics and did not seal it with gloss spray.

    Here are a few photos...
     

    Attached Files:

  2. SonOfNemesis

    SonOfNemesis Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2008
    Posts:
    5,441
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Likes:
    +16
    Looks really good. Smooth paint apps! He's a pretty rare one too. Cool!
     
  3. Ironkorr

    Ironkorr Ironkorr Customs

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2010
    Posts:
    482
    Trophy Points:
    76
    Likes:
    +0
    Ebay:
    I dot understand how you make it so clean. You're really good. Keep it up
     
  4. Nyarlahotep

    Nyarlahotep Radicon Scourge

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2009
    Posts:
    1,336
    Trophy Points:
    137
    Likes:
    +1
    Ebay:
    Looks clean, but bland. Even the hasbro seekers had more colors in them to break up all the solid colors. I'd do a detail pass and then a wash and some dry brushing to make it look less manufactured.
     
  5. robot-carnival

    robot-carnival Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2010
    Posts:
    40
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Likes:
    +0
    Thanks, but the point of it is to give it the 'classic G1' look as this is what I was after :)  If you want to see something I've done similar to what you recommend, then you gotta see my Galvatron in these pages...
     
  6. DeathDealer

    DeathDealer Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2010
    Posts:
    38
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Likes:
    +0
    Hey Nyarlahotep - obviously this basher is going after the ORIGINAL class G1 schema! This is toasting effing awesome, man - let's see what YOU can do before you start throwing stones!
     
  7. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Dry built

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2005
    Posts:
    66,409
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    407
    Location:
    agile house
    Likes:
    +915
    VERY nice. I thought Sunstorm was one of the cooler things about Dreamwave.
     
  8. robot-carnival

    robot-carnival Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2010
    Posts:
    40
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Likes:
    +0
    Dreamwave was the motivation for most of us - thanks for the comparison; spoken by a true PROFESSIONAL!
     
  9. SonOfNemesis

    SonOfNemesis Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2008
    Posts:
    5,441
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Likes:
    +16
    Actually, I thought it was right on 100% with the classic G1 look! Seriously though RC, after that amazing Thundercracker and now this one, it's time for a Skywarp already!!!
     
  10. Screamer21

    Screamer21 The Procrastinator

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2009
    Posts:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    31
    Likes:
    +0
    Ebay:
    Wow, he's looks fantastic! It must have taken you quite a while to paint him.
     
  11. guarddog8471

    guarddog8471 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2007
    Posts:
    425
    Trophy Points:
    76
    Likes:
    +0
    Ebay:
    Looks like it came right from Hasbro with the paint...great job!
     
  12. cuters

    cuters Diabolist

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2007
    Posts:
    1,703
    Trophy Points:
    137
    Location:
    BC Canada
    Likes:
    +19
    nice paint job very clean but i must say the arms are to plain but thats just me other than that it looks good.
     
  13. Razor1979

    Razor1979 Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2009
    Posts:
    53
    Trophy Points:
    46
    Likes:
    +0
    Ebay:
    what colors did you use on this guy I wanna do a MP myself and I like the look you have done great job man
     
  14. robot-carnival

    robot-carnival Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2010
    Posts:
    40
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Likes:
    +0
    Listen - I will NEVER paint another Transformer in yellow again. It took upwards of SIX coats to complete this guy. However, if I "were" convinced to paint in yellow agian, I would first airbrush in flat white and then use FLAT yellow to paint over this 'primer' for such a project. I used Tamiya Yellow (you should use FLAT yellow) flat white, and Model Master Orange (which spreads exceptionally well!). Good luck my friend!
     
  15. robot-carnival

    robot-carnival Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2010
    Posts:
    40
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Likes:
    +0
    I know, but his arms ARE boring. I am after the original G1 version, my friend - if you want more detail, then see my Galvatron on these pages - you'll be wowed...
     
  16. BScorpinok75

    BScorpinok75 Squadron X #1 Consultant

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2008
    Posts:
    20,190
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Location:
    In the darkness...
    Likes:
    +98
    Ebay:
    Twitter:
    Google+:
    YouTube:
    Love it. Very clean an G1ish. I m holding out hope the Hasbro will release a Sunstorm repaint via the Generations line.
     
  17. robot-carnival

    robot-carnival Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2010
    Posts:
    40
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Likes:
    +0
    About 8 hours total...

    Thanks! Yes,it took about 8 hours total to bash him up. For some reason this Seeker is so rare, I just had to make one up. Here he is in pieces after I reassembled all the pressfit pins, and another pic of him with his buddy, Thundecracker...
     

    Attached Files:

  18. edbomber

    edbomber Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2004
    Posts:
    958
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Likes:
    +1
    That's an awesome repaint! I really love the sunstorm colors and might have to start one after seeing yours. Just a few questions..how'd you do the stripes? by hand or spray. And was this from an acid storm? if so how'd you get the white to stick on the nose cone?
     
  19. robot-carnival

    robot-carnival Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2010
    Posts:
    40
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Likes:
    +0
    Thanks!

    I hand painted the stripes and I used FLAT white (4 or 5 layers with each layer being completely dry before the application of the next). I completed the nose with a very thin application of clear coat using a brush. I used a new Acid Storm as the base model for both Sunstorm and Thunderstorm. I'm working on a Skywarp next :) 
     
  20. Nyarlahotep

    Nyarlahotep Radicon Scourge

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2009
    Posts:
    1,336
    Trophy Points:
    137
    Likes:
    +1
    Ebay:

    Maybe he should have used some reference of Sunstorm from the G1 cartoon then. You can use the same color scheme but use them in a more interesting way then laying them in blocky solid arrangements. The G1 toys themselves had more variation and nice color balance to boot.

    [​IMG]

    Even in the cartoon they break up the colors more. The seeker mold he chose has so many details it's a shame not being able to differentiate them due to a complete lack of color variation. By the way, giving a constructive critique is not the same as "throwing stones."

    [​IMG]

    Also, g1 color scheme includes orange, not yellow.

    I just completed a custom sunstorm using the same mold. I'll post later tonight when I get home to show you what I mean.
     

Share This Page