Minor/Repaint: Deluxe DOTM Ratchet (and near scale set)

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  1. Unicron9

    Unicron9 Chaos Bringer 9

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    Just finished putting some easy detail improvement on Deluxe Ratchet for my own tawys collection.
    All you gotta have to greatly improve many of these figures, including Deluxe Bumblebee, Jolt, Wreckers, twins, and many others, is a little jar of Tamiya gunmetal brush paint (around $4 shipped on Ebay) and a paint brush with a fairly small tip for detailing.
    Just by filling in areas that should be metal robot parts, using any decent screens from the movies as reference, you can break up the simple plastic look quite a bit and bring some realism to your collection.

    On Ratchet here, I added a few extra yellow and white details too, and of course most of the others have more in depth work done to them. One of the first things I learned when I first started painting tawys though, was how much of a difference a simple jar of gunmetal can make. Just be careful to stay in the lines and take your time, because rushing through and having a sloppy detail job can actually hurt the look more than help.

    The group shot shows how Ratchet and others look with movie TFs close to this particular scale with each other. Sideswipe is a bit too small and ratchet stands just a tad taller than Ironhide, but close enough.
    There might be a few others that would fit into this group, like the legend size ROTF twins, but these are what I've got.
    My daughter ate the twins.
     

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  2. megatronatlas

    megatronatlas Well-Known Member

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    :thumbs2:  real good
     
  3. closetrat

    closetrat Well-Known Member

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    You never disappoint - great work!
     
  4. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    Great work!

    WHAT????:eek: 
     
  5. Notilator

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    is your daughter a fan of Devastator or somethin? :p 
    other then your daughter being devastator great work on these and finding actual in-scale transformers :D 
     
  6. Dinodigger97

    Dinodigger97 germinates within you.

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    Well.....I think Skids tasted better....but ask you daughter which one she liked the best...please.:) 


    GOOD JOB!!!:thumb 
     
  7. Unicron9

    Unicron9 Chaos Bringer 9

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    Hah! To be more specific, my 8 year old girl Kalyn has the legend twins. I asked to borrow them for this group shot but she could only find pieces of them. In fact I don't think any of her transformers are in one piece. Don't tell her, but I have been known to go through her toy box for extra custom fodder...
     
  8. Zendai

    Zendai Minicon Addict

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    Who is the little blue one on the right hand side?
     
  9. Dinodigger97

    Dinodigger97 germinates within you.

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    ROTF Scattorshot.....great toy.:) 
     
  10. Unicron9

    Unicron9 Chaos Bringer 9

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    Hah thanks man. I'd actually forgotten what his name was. He is a cool one.
     
  11. wirth

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    love the group shot, man
     
  12. Notilator

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    You forgot deluxe crankcase :p 
     
  13. Unicron9

    Unicron9 Chaos Bringer 9

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    Crankcase is not an Autobot.
    I'll get a pic with of the cons in this scale soon though.
     

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