Minor/Repaint: Drybrushed Barricade and Frenzy

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  1. RobotoChan

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    Well seeing as everyone else is doing it and I had some free time on my hands (bank holilday weekend here in the uk) I decided to have a go at making Barricade and Frenzy look better than they do out of the box.

    The Barricade painting was really straight forward, simply drybrush some gun metal grey onto his legs, feets, arms and crotch area :) 

    Frenzy took a little more work. I have to create a nice metallic blue and black mix to use an a base coat. I didn't cover the whole of the figure, just enough to provide an 80% coverage with some of the orignal grey plastic showing through to break up the base coat a little bit. I then dry brushed some black sparingly onto the whole figure before drybrushing some gunmetal grey onto the figure.

    Barricade looks marginally better than a vanilla figure, frenzy looks about 300% better - in my opinion.

    Apologies for the horrid photos, my point and shoot camera seems to fight me everytime I use it :(  what I wouldn't give for a DSLR with good macro lens :) 

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  2. ckhtiger

    ckhtiger old skool fool

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    looks good. as far as the close ups, I always just get as nice of a focus on an area, take the pic, and then crop and resize the image. works for me, since I just use a 7mp point and shoot.
     
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    looks good. as far as the close ups, I always just get as nice of a focus on an area, take the pic, and then crop and resize the image. works for me, since I just use a 7mp point and shoot.
     
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    your right! frenzy 300% better!!!!! did you paint his eyes in too?
     
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    your right! frenzy 300% better!!!!! did you paint his eyes in too?
     
  6. RobotoChan

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    Yeah - used Games Workshops 'Snot Green' acrylic paint - its a nice colour :) 
     
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    Yeah - used Games Workshops 'Snot Green' acrylic paint - its a nice colour :) 
     
  8. DilaZirK

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    Ahh, nice to know that Citadel colours work as well.

    I dunno, I rather like how Barricade looks with all the details brought out now.

    You tried transforming them yet?
     
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    Ahh, nice to know that Citadel colours work as well.

    I dunno, I rather like how Barricade looks with all the details brought out now.

    You tried transforming them yet?
     
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    Yeah - the Citadel colours work quite well - at last for base coats.
    I used Vallejo acrylics for the silver dry brushing - they seem a lot thinker and dry really quickly.

    As for transforming them - they transform fine. Still playable and look great when posed. I am going to try to take a couple more shots today - if they turn out ok I will post them here.

    I have got the itch to attack some more figures now - I had forgotten how much fun it was :) 
     
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    Yeah - the Citadel colours work quite well - at last for base coats.
    I used Vallejo acrylics for the silver dry brushing - they seem a lot thinker and dry really quickly.

    As for transforming them - they transform fine. Still playable and look great when posed. I am going to try to take a couple more shots today - if they turn out ok I will post them here.

    I have got the itch to attack some more figures now - I had forgotten how much fun it was :) 
     

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