Minor/Repaint: DOTM: Deluxe Bumblebee

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  1. Toby

    Toby Well-Known Member

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    After many DOTM Leader class customs, not it's time for tiny stuff like DX.
    I really like the proportion of this fig, the most accurate official DX.

    Custom Details:
    - Added balljoint at wrist for better posture.
    - Removed spring from mechtech weapon, so that it would stay open and close with out popping.
    - Paint with custom mix yellow to give the different shade when faces different lighting.
    - Realistic Mechanic
    - Super detail
    - Super smooth gloss coat
    - Painted with TB-Production's signature shade.


    Custom Transformers: DOTM Deluxe Bumblebee by TB-Production


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    Thanks for viewing guys!

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  2. jcartwork

    jcartwork Well-Known Member

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    Nice bro
     
  3. XxsnipersnakexX

    XxsnipersnakexX the G1 prick

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    thats so nice!

    Am thinking to remove the annoying springs from his gun too!
     
  4. prime326

    prime326 Autobot Leader

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    A simple deluxe just looks so badass now.
     
  5. Hellmutt

    Hellmutt Well-Known Member

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    that yellow is perfect! what colors did you mix?
     
  6. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    Looks fantastic! Could you post some more pics of his weapon? I'd like to see it from the side and other angles with what you did...
     
  7. Toby

    Toby Well-Known Member

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    Thanks JC, your Ironhide rocks.


    Yeah, much better after removing it out.

    Thanks! Deluxe figure got a lot of potential though!

    Yellow + Orange ;) 

    Will take more photo of him. :) 
     
  8. Taiki

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    hoooo~~~ nice. XD
    now if there was some way of getting a nice looking battlemask in there without a headswap, I think your Bee would be perfect. XD
     
  9. rizuan76

    rizuan76 Banned

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    Good job bro..from a rather bland looking movie toy it has become a much more desirable & awesome piece. Especially digging the shiny yellow body paintjob.
     
  10. Warpshard

    Warpshard Well-Known Member

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    hey dude,could you give a tutorial on how to fix Bumblebee's weapon? I tried it & had disasterous results
     
  11. theanimaster

    theanimaster New Member

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    Bookmarked and ready when I need it! I am gonna have a go at recreating this for my son's Bumblebee...

    Problem is... the paint. Can I use the same acrylic I use for miniature modeling? Or should I choose a solvent-based paint with an airbrush?? I know you use an airbrush...
     
  12. SonOfNemesis

    SonOfNemesis Well-Known Member

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    Your customs are always awesome to see man, so clean and silky smooth :) 
     
  13. Starscream217

    Starscream217 Lord Starscream

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  14. zark225

    zark225 The Day Fukr

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    Pretty damn awesome!
     
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    Very clean!
     
  16. [Wing_Saber-X]

    [Wing_Saber-X] Fortress Maximus!

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    awesome work, bro. Can buy from you? :) 
     
  17. Fifam94

    Fifam94 GO AIR FORCE

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    That looks sick!
     
  18. Ironhidebot

    Ironhidebot Wrecker

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    Nice job! always saw this as another BB fig, but you really hit it out of the ballpark :thumb !
     
  19. Toby

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    Yeah, only one point that I would love this mould to have.

    Thank! That yellow is real pain to paint :D 

    Just Remove the spring inside.


    Laquer based would be better than water-based acrylic. The one for miniature normally is water-based which is good for brushing.

    Thank you guys!
     
  20. theanimaster

    theanimaster New Member

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    My son's unboxed the Bumblebee I got him for Christmas : ) and I've gone and started painting in his legs based on and hugely inspired by the paint job here.

    I realise my efforts will be short-lived though... as I've gone with water-based acrylics. I guess I could put it all down to practice and experience.

    I do have to thank Toby a thousand times for the tips he's given here and the work/detail he's displayed. I only wish I had the time to do more of this!
     
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