Minor/Repaint: DOTM Sideswipe

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  1. liquid6

    liquid6 Well-Known Member

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    got this guy the other day and hated it......wanted to make his car mode look more like the real thing...and added some dry brushing....thanks for looking
     

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  2. 84ironhide

    84ironhide Weapons Specialist

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    Nice job! I did the same with mine. Hasbro really cheaped out on this one.
     
  3. liquid6

    liquid6 Well-Known Member

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    yeah dude, i saw yours...really nice work!!
     
  4. Peagis

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    Yeah no kidding! Saw this today looked at it for a second and put it back on the shelf. Curious, Is that a new head sculpt on there? Looks a little different to me.
     
  5. 84ironhide

    84ironhide Weapons Specialist

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    I think its a new sculpt.
     
  6. robowarrior

    robowarrior Arcee's BF

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    Looks like the ROTF head... Looks great..
     
  7. Biofan813

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    Great job. BTW what kind of paint did you use and where did you get it?
     
  8. devastation

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    I understand how you feel. I was actually disappointed when I first saw the sideswipe toy for the third movie in toys r us.
     
  9. liquid6

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    i used krylon metallic silver, and model masters acrylic black and gunmetal. and testors enamel silver for the dry brushing
     
  10. Shizuka

    Shizuka Optimus Prime's scriptor

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    Why can the arms be under the fricking armour? ROTF dlx Sideswipe was the only one to get it right.
     
  11. devastation

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    did you do any sanding prior to painting it :confused: 
     
  12. liquid6

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    yeah some 220, then some wet sanding. scuffed up the bot mode parts a bit just to have some tooth for the paint to catch on.......not really my best work, but im improving
     
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    Thank you very much good sir.
     
  14. Peagis

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    Picked this up today, you really made it look wayyyyy better. Not sure if I'm gonna fix him up or just use him for parts!
     
  15. devastation

    devastation TFW2005 Supporter

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    only bad thing about enamel is it's oil base and when you handle a toy that's been painted with oil-based paint the paint tends to be sticky when you hold it for a certain amout of time
     
  16. liquid6

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    yeah, i have a few thumb prints that i'll need to go back and fix then
     
  17. Peagis

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    Clear cote will take care of that, also try to handle with latex (or similar) gloves to avoid the thumb prints.
     
  18. devastation

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    I did the same to mine but re-did it with acrylic because the enamel started to feel sticky after a few minutes holding it
     
  19. ServO

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    It's almost like Hasbro gave us a blank canvas to create with.
    Nice job!
     
  20. devastation

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    same goes for scratches right?
     

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