Minor/Repaint: DOTM Leader Sentinel straight out of the Auto Body shop

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  1. Shandemia

    Shandemia Well-Known Member

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    Hey fellas,

    Decided to pick up an extra Sentinel over the weekend and felt like customizing him when i stood him next to another customized one i have on my home office shelf but this time around wanted him to look extra clean so I airbrushed him with a dark gloss red enamel which gives him a lot of color and depth and really stands out. Some dry brushing and shadows, etc.

    Changed the usual red eyes to blue led's and gave him as many details as i could find on the Rosenbauer Panther Fire truck used in the movie including all the decals and stenciled numbers on the vehicle and the character. Two good coats of liquid clear and this bad boy is ready to roll right out of the Auto Body and repair shop.

    He looks really cool and sharp especially next to a customized Sentinel with battle damaged and worn look because of the contrast between the two.

    Hope you guys like it. Have a good one and happy customizing.

    Now on Ebay for those interested. Just click the link below.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Tran...923?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4aaf0f7db3
     

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  2. XxsnipersnakexX

    XxsnipersnakexX the G1 prick

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    holy mother..

    thats awesome
     
  3. Zildjian

    Zildjian Well-Known Member

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    Very nicely done! The one critique I would have is the autobot logo on the doors, but that is minor my friend. You should be proud of this!
     
  4. Shandemia

    Shandemia Well-Known Member

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    Wow!!, getting a compliment from you...., now i'm really proud!!!
    The Autobot logo on the door was the closest i could find that resembled the logo the real truck has.

    Thanks.
     
  5. Rodimeister0088

    Rodimeister0088 Prime

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    impressive work. ive been hoping to get my sentinel movie accurate like this soon as he is halfway painted and LED powered by Koof :) 
    But those stencils are the key. I tip my hat at how clean this looks and how proffessional it came out. This is my template for success :) 
     
  6. Bovril

    Bovril Critical Miss!

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    Wow... that red! I wish I could get my enamels looking that good, I struggle with anything other than acrylics.
     
  7. prime326

    prime326 Autobot Leader

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    That is a sick Sentinel Prime. Baddass man.
     
  8. Shandemia

    Shandemia Well-Known Member

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    Thanks man for the compliment.
    I stenciled out the numbers on transfer paper carefully with an xacto knife and placed them on the area, also placed masking tape all around it to ensure not overspraying even though i airbrushed the paint very carefully.
    Instead of using the dull white color for the numbers on his side panels and legs; i used bright silver which actually gives the the numbers more impact and look so much better at least in my humble opinion.

    I actually learned many techniques from pro customizers posting their work on these forums and on youtube.

    Thanks again for the compliments. When i get receive kind words from pro customizers which i admire and get inspired from their own works of art, it just gives me more reason to keep learning and getting better at this little hobby of mine.
     
  9. OMEGAPRIME1983

    OMEGAPRIME1983 Well-Known Member

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    Incredible. Very well done sir!! I love that red..
     
  10. Meggamus

    Meggamus I want FOC figures!!

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    Realy awesome !!! Incredible red soo bright :jawdropper:  question : does he still have back kibble / back heavy problem or did u mod that ??
     
  11. Shandemia

    Shandemia Well-Known Member

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    Thanks.
    I left everything from factory, The only thing i changed on him were the lights to blue led's. I did cross my mind but i didn't want to mess around with the figure in order to avoid messing up the transformation mode.
     
  12. Meggamus

    Meggamus I want FOC figures!!

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    Ye that's a good point . Fair enough , jst love this thing !!! :D 
     
  13. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    I love the nice, clean customs. This one is VERY well done! Great work!
     
  14. Shandemia

    Shandemia Well-Known Member

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    Thanks bro.
    Love your tutorials. I'm trying the swords technique you posted on my leader Optimus.
     
  15. primetimeguy

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    how do u get him to stand up so good
     
  16. Shandemia

    Shandemia Well-Known Member

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    He gave me a little struggle but i was pretty much able to get some amazing poses from the guy. Patience is a must though, lol.
     
  17. BLK-OUT 4500X

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    Great paint job man . He needs his rust gun now .
     
  18. cnomis

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    very nice, i luv the details. makes him more like a real fire truck.
     
  19. Shandemia

    Shandemia Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. That's what i was shooting for.
     
  20. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    Thanks! Let us know how it goes!
     

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