Minor/Repaint: DOTM Premium Shockwave

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by 12bulkhead, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. 12bulkhead

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    This one was easy, but long. Also, can we please not debate over the whole PREMIUM fiasco? I'm not in the mood. I just think it's 1) Not a big deal and 2) I can't think of a more creative title, instead of just something like "Movie accurate" or anything.

    UPDATE: I've reattached the back things. All better.

    Anyway, the standard stuff:
    • Redone with a VERY lovely purple
    • Detailed and drybrushed with silver
    • Ball-jointed hands (So original)
    • Ball-jointed neck
    • Edited Toes
    • Edited blade
    • Glued-in hose

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    Sorry about this one.
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    This leg was left unpainted for comparison reasons.
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  2. Ribieconvoy

    Ribieconvoy It's pronounced "ribby"

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    NICE. That IS a very lovely purple. Great drybrushing, too :) 
    Where'd the wheels on his back go? They were actually part of his design in the movie.
     
  3. prime326

    prime326 Autobot Leader

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    Nice looking detail with drybrushing.
     
  4. vatarian

    vatarian SPIDER8ITCH

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    I think that's the best custom you've doen yet. But, um, the back part WAS IN THE MOVIE!
     
  5. 12bulkhead

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    Yeah, I was only thinking of it in the vehicle mode.
     
  6. robb0429

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    how did you get the pins out from the wrist? i've been trying to hammer those things out with a nail but they DO NOT budge for me whatsoever.
     
  7. 12bulkhead

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    I pulled 'em out with a pair o' bolt cutters.
     
  8. UltraMagnus2008

    UltraMagnus2008 Autobot

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    Yeah the wheels are generators for his cannon man, paint wise your off to a good start. The drybrushing is a bit messy in some places, might want to have less paint on the brush next time. Id go back and clean it up with more of that purple and do a black wash with some brown grease and rust stains. Real life construction vehicles and semis are great to pay attention to for weathering references.
     
  9. 12bulkhead

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    New images. Plus I've reattached the back spinny things.
     
  10. Yaujta

    Yaujta Broken. TFW2005 Supporter

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    I see you also did the shoulder mod.

    What did you do to the toes? I'm not seeing it.
     
  11. 12bulkhead

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    I hollowed out the webbed toes bit.
     
  12. 12bulkhead

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    Oh, yeah I forgot to mention the shoulder mod.
     
  13. SonOfNemesis

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    Get a pin punch from Lowes or Home Depot man. About $4 and made for punching pins. Very easy to do. PM me and I'll send you a video link.

    I agree, that'd be nice for the recessed areas definitely.

    Hey man, nice custom - curious, did you flat black prime the whole figure prior to painting?
     
  14. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    I unscrewed the forearm and pulled them out with a pair of pliers.
     
  15. Yaujta

    Yaujta Broken. TFW2005 Supporter

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    I used a wood burner with a sharp point to heat the pin, then just slid the pin out with a tiny screwdriver. Took about 2-minutes.
     
  16. vatarian

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    Damn, your getting good!
    Easily the best custom you've doen yet.
     
  17. Armentitron

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    I gotta say, that is a nice purple. To be honest, I think your customs are quite underappreciated.
     

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