Minor/Repaint: dragstrip repaint

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by -DeadEnd-, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. -DeadEnd-

    -DeadEnd- Active Member

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    hi guys, I thought this would be nice and easy, so I took an RiD mirage and repainted him aswell as a little resculpting in certain parts,
    comments welcome
    cheers
     

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  2. j.a.f.o.

    j.a.f.o. Just Looking, Not Buying

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    Sloppy...yet, nice.
     
  3. Rhinox555

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    uhhhh...right...
    Not sure what to think of it yet, what kinda paint did you use?
     
  4. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    I think you should add some more detailing to the figure to break up the monotony a little bit. In G1, that's what the stickers were for, but you can paint on some silver or something else yourself just to help break up the solid yellow.
     
  5. Ramrider

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    The paint looks a little rough to my eye (that may be the photography though; it's sometimes hard to tell), but I like where you've gone with this. I agree with Redline, though, a bit of detailing in vehicle mode (red stripes along the side and on the spoiler, perhaps) would break up the plain block of colour and make all the difference.

    It makes me wonder how well a Gobot/Spychanger Menasor could work. I'm thinking Blowout/Frenzy/Hot Shot as Dead End, Firecracker as Breakdown and maybe High Beam as Wildrider. I could see Magnus making a good Motormaster...
     
  6. Rhinox555

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    What kind of paint did you use? It seems the detail of the mold was lost to the paint's thickness.
     
  7. -DeadEnd-

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    it was just ordinary enamel I picked up from a DIY shop I had to go over a lot because the old paint kept showing through.
     
  8. Ramrider

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    For future reference; primer is your friend, especially when you're painting with yellow. Yellow is one of the most notoriously difficult colours to paint with, because it's invariably so transparent, and takes many coats to cover dark colours. You need to undercoat with a lighter but more opaque colour (white is good, but something like a pale cream is generally even better) to cover the dark stuff before applying yellow.
     
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    well thanks for the advice, I'm new to this sort of thing as I'm sure you would of guessed, I've never done a full repaint before and I didn't have any primer
     
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    How big is this figure in relation to the G1 Dragstrip toy?
     
  11. Ramrider

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    A reasonable amount smaller; don't have Drag Strip to hand to check. Basically, if you're familiar with the G2 Gobots or RiD Spychangers, this is the F1 from that lot. Vehicle mode's about 75mm long, robot mode's about 65mm tall.
     

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