Minor/Repaint: Dial M for Megatron

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  1. QmTablit

    QmTablit Disguise: Check. Robot...

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    So... been a while.

    While Classics, Henkei, United, and such is still very much my main focus collection-wise, I figured I'd have Prime as somewhat of my project line. Getting back into customizing and painting. Kind of helps, too, when Hasbro gives you a figure like Megatron here that's just lacking when it comes to the paint.

    As far as what I did to the figure, the only modification I did was gutting the LED and the weapon's transforming gimmick. Didn't think it was necessarily bad or intrusive, but I didn't think it was a necessary part of the toy.

    As painting is concerned, I actually didn't even take apart the figure to paint. Basically painted the figure whole, which I don't usually do, but the figure's own transformation scheme helped for it to be possible. But as such, I naturally didn't cover every square inch with paint.

    For the colors used, I went over the figure with Tamiya Metallic Grey. Thought I would try my hand at dry-brushing and used Tamiya Titanium Silver for that. Some parts better show that dry-brushed look than others, but I ended up with a really glossy and almost reflective element in the chest in particular. Pretty much like the show exhibits. Kind of lucked out on that one. I went over the purple parts with my own blend of purple with a metallic element added in. Again, I lucked out somehow by matching the purple already there on the figure almost exactly, but with the metallic look added.

    Everything was brushed on, no sprays used this time.

    Yeah. Here's some pictures now.

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  2. aledromo

    aledromo Decepticon at the Gate

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    Very nice. What kind of brush did you do your dry brushing with? And did you brush the purple?
     
  3. Hippie Trooper

    Hippie Trooper Costumer

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    WOW this looks great! I cant believe you did it all by brush! You've got some great skills there!
    Later
     
  4. Stormvapor

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    that's damn cool mate!
     
  5. Psychoshi

    Psychoshi Grammaton Cleric

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    Great job! You should custom paint TFers more often.
     
  6. QmTablit

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    A fairly small, soft bristled brush. I honestly don't even think I dry-brushed properly. I just ended up with a Bob Ross "happy mistake" that worked out in the end.

    And yes, I mixed the metallic purple myself and brushed that on also.
    Thanks. My first time painting a figure entirely by brush. Glad it turned out so well.
    Thanks.
    I should. I try. But I get busy... or lazy. One or the other.

    I'm hoping I can get the main cast all done by CybCon. Love to finally have a custom there to show off.
     
  7. rohrerprime25

    rohrerprime25 Well-Known Member

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    Looks aweome did u use a thin coat on it
     
  8. QmTablit

    QmTablit Disguise: Check. Robot...

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    Thanks. Yeah, added thinner to the paint and used a larger brush to spread the paint out thinner.
     
  9. Megatron31

    Megatron31 I Belong to Nobody!

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    nice work Kusanagi glad to see you back at it again
     
  10. aledromo

    aledromo Decepticon at the Gate

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    Happy accidents are the best ones. He's a great figure to start with brushes. Smooth surfaces, friendly grain. If you do a slightly darker grey touch-up to his face it really pops, too.
     
  11. QmTablit

    QmTablit Disguise: Check. Robot...

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    Thanks. Glad I actually had some spare time and used it effectively. Haha
    They are.

    Might try to darken up the face. If I do, I'll update the thread.
     

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