Minor/Repaint: DOTM: Leader Class Bumblebee

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  1. Jbarb78

    Jbarb78 Well-Known Member

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    There's really only a couple figures from the DOTM line that I really liked, this being one of them. Being a Chevy guy, I'm kinda partial to the Camaro, so painting this was a lot of fun.

    I started by spraying Testors Dark Anodonic Grey metalizer on all of his bot mode parts. After sealing them, I gave them several washes of a dark charcoal metallic enamel that I mixed up, to give it a little bit of a worn look. Then I brought out some of the details with MM Gold, Brass, and Silver Chrome.

    For the car mode, I mixed up a HoK yellow with a bit of copper and orange pearl, to match the GM color used in the movie. I used 4 different shades of black around the body and tires to break up the tones a little bit as well, followed by a few coats of Testors Wet Look Lacquer.

    He's up on Ebay now, 7 day auction no-reserve.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=190553921843

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  2. big hank

    big hank Resident Slacker-Basher

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    Wow bro! Looks fantastic! I had absolutely no inclination to pick this guy up, but I think I'm sold now!

    Was the Metalizer the buffable kind? I don't recognize that particular shade.
     
  3. AndyHibbsCustom

    AndyHibbsCustom Well-Known Member

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    nice work makes the mould look a hell of a lot better!
     
  4. Jbarb78

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    Thanks guys! Yes BH, it is the buffing metalizer, same color I used on my MP Grimlock as well, I think it's the darkest shade they have before gunmetal.
     
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    big hank Resident Slacker-Basher

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    Very good! I love those Metalizers. I find them more durable than Alclad, although Alclad beats them hands down in shinyness.
     
  6. xaviercal

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    Very clean look :thumb  makes me want to buy one
     
  7. SonOfNemesis

    SonOfNemesis Well-Known Member

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    Looks slick man!
     
  8. jcru

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    Showroom, baby. Me likely.
     
  9. mampy

    mampy Movie-Accurate Mampy

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    Looks factory painted but a hundred times more awesome!

    I think you missed those small red lights on the side of the car near the taillights, though. You painted the front ones :) 
     
  10. cheetor71

    cheetor71 Autobot

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    Looks great. I might try this with mine. I love the metalizers too. They work wonderfully.
     
  11. Zildjian

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    I wish the regular release came in this color. A+++
     
  12. imranbecks

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    Wow!!!! What a difference a repaint makes!!!!!! If only Hasbro sold it this way, it would probably be selling like hotcakes!!!!!! Good job!!! And I envy the lucky buyer... :-(
     

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