Heavy/Scratch: Dark Skyfire / Jetfire / Gunfire.

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  1. CZ Hazard

    CZ Hazard Sons of Unicron PTT

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    Or as I call him, "Why-spend-$100-when-you-can-repaint-a-£10-Treadbolt-fire"

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    So a few differences here to Dark Skyfire, I went for a much flatter, duller matt black for this guy, originally it was just intended to be a base coat but I loved the finish. The eyes, visor and cockpit are all coloured red rather than green, personal preference really plus it was easier to do this from an orange start point.
    He still needs a splash of colour hear and there, top of his shoulders, fists, hips and nosecone air vents. I was toying with silver edging his wings like the Takara version as I have a lovely silver chrome paint, but in the end I really like the black finish so I'll keep it at that.
    I didn't want a straight repaint as there are already FOUR VERSIONS of this mold kicking about, so I decided to change him up a little. Of course, tfw is only letting me upload a few photos at a time for some reason, so if you want to see the modified version of this guy you'll have to check back later to see him in all his stupid over the top gun heavy fury.
    NOW ADDED!
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  2. prodigal

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    looks good, though I'd prefer a few hints of color here and there to accent the fig more.

    is the canopy still translucent? if so, what did you use to paint it red?
     
  3. CZ Hazard

    CZ Hazard Sons of Unicron PTT

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    Cockpit and helmet are still translucent, I used Clear Red Tamiya Colour Acrylic paint. New pictures are up after using photobucket to host them.
     
  4. amd098

    amd098 En taro Artanis!

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    hot stuff with the newer weapons!
    i like it!
     
  5. CZ Hazard

    CZ Hazard Sons of Unicron PTT

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    Updated with new pictures to showcase additional colouring and highlights, just a bit of purple and silver here and there to break up the black.
     
  6. Razorclaw

    Razorclaw Are ya gonna draw pistols

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    Talk about overkill...I LIKE IT!! Overkill is always a plus when Decepticons are in question. :thumb 
     
  7. Cashanova

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    The additional purple really makes it pop, could use some repro labels though.
     
  8. CZ Hazard

    CZ Hazard Sons of Unicron PTT

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    Repro labels are ordered, will apply as soon as I get them.
     
  9. Anti-Venom

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    Sweetness.
    That black is slick!
     
  10. CZ Hazard

    CZ Hazard Sons of Unicron PTT

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    Yeah, that is actually the matt black Primer coat but I absolutely fell in love with it, it has not been sealed yet hence the minor amount of paint rubbing around the chest / nosecone. I will seal it when I find a sealer that won't change the finished product too much.
    I should also mention the missile pack is fully detachable in exactly the same way Jetfires turbo engines are detachable. If I can pick up another Treadbolt mold and Dropshot I will do a white and red missile pack for Jetfire.
    All detachable missiles are now painted red, I couldn't believe I had ignored the brown missiles and I completely forgot to repaint his hands originally too. Doh!

    Challenge to all you TF nerds out there, what animated figure did I use for spare parts?
     
  11. russellestate

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    You told me about this one at dinner, Sid, and I'm glad I found it. It's awesome!
     
  12. Skylock

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    Oh this is cool, love how you put Scattershot mold's arm cannons as his backpack. Nice touch
     

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