Minor/Repaint: Evil Jetfire 2.0

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by Boggs6ft7, Apr 19, 2010.

  1. Boggs6ft7

    Boggs6ft7 TFW2005 Supporter

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    I really do love this mold, this is the fourth time that I have customized it and this is the first time I have come back to a previous custom to redo.

    I like my original incarnation, but since then I have got an airbrush and bettter at my technique, so I thought I would update this figure. The base figure is a Treadbolt which seems to be a cheaper version of Jetfire, I know its just a recolor, but it just didn't seem as nice as Jetfire.

    Something that should stick out is his helmet. I never cared for the original, but it made it work in Jet mode. I got around this by including two heads. I really like the new version that is used for bot mode.

    He has been finished off with a custom decal set I came up with, and a VF-1S gun with some "cybertron" flare.

    I know I'm slow with customs, but I'm pleased with way he came out. I really feel that Hasbro/Takara missed the mark with their Dark Skyfire, but it was nice to see them put out an evil version of Jetfire.

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  2. Deceptigtar

    Deceptigtar Sworn Decepticon Assassin

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    yummy, man that is slick!
     
  3. exclusacon

    exclusacon Expert with the Scopes!

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    This is very dope!...the grey is slick...
     
  4. AutoBobby

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    I love that grey color,looks awesome.
     
  5. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Oh man! That is nice.
     
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    Thats one extraordinary piece of work, Boggs. I love this as much as Cobra Bat out of Onslaught. Your brush work really shows. Great job.
     
  7. Slimaximus

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    Dude that is effin sick
     
  8. wylungz

    wylungz Well-Known Member

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    man im digging that repaint!
     
  9. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    This custom really takes me back to the oldskool Radicons where Delta had the "Evil Jetfire" set. Your work is awesome too. Thanks for the nostalgia :) 
     
  10. fakebusker83

    fakebusker83 Radicon

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    I can't say much cuz my jaw is still on the floor.

    This guy is flawless Even the decal work looks natural; I especially love the 2 decepticon symbols on the wings in bot mode.

    No problem with slow when you come out with masterpieces such as this :) 
     
  11. Toby

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    I like the shading you give on him, really neat and smooth
     
  12. plowking

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    Lovely work Boggs. The shading/weathering, the panel lining, decals....it all looks fantastic.

    Top shelf man :thumb 
     
  13. Nyarlahotep

    Nyarlahotep Radicon Scourge

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    After doing a wash on the panel lines, did you airbrush them as well? Everything looks fantastic. I'd love to hear a step by step of your process.

    The only thing I don't really care for is the "cybertron" down the gun barrel. When you said "flair" I was hoping you customized it :D 

    Overall this is amazing, well done!
     
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    NintenPhill WOO! Japanese Imports FTW

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    I don't care how long that took - It looks absolutely class
     
  15. The_Jack

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    This looks Really nice.
    Love The Paint and the weathering.
    The Details like the Decepticon Logo and the Cybertron on it look great
     
  16. Boggs6ft7

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    Thanks. He still has that sticker set and I have been wanting to mod a G1 for a while, but I think I'm going to try for the 1/48 when it comes back out this spring.

    I guess purple stripes would have been more appropriate for the gun, to each their own.

    As for the steps, you are almost right. I do pre-shading instead of post shading. Pre-shading allows you to be a little more flexible and you can make more mistakes. But here were the steps I took:

    1. Paint the entire figure black. (Pre-shading)
    2. Fill in most of the centers of the panels grey.
    3. Spray over the entire figure in gray. This ligtens the the area between panels and makes it more even with the center. It give the figure a a little more depth.
    4. Add details such as the black and purple.
    5. Cover the figure in a few coats of Future floor wax (The decals need a smooth surface to adhear to, this causes less "silvering" as well.
    6. Apply decals and decal solvent, this helps them sink into lines and such.
    7. Apply another layer of Future, this blends the decals into the paint job to lessen the appearance of raised edges.
    8. Apply dull cote since it was shiney (If you were going for a glossy figure, then you could skip this step, just make sure you Future is even)
    9. Panel lines, I use thinned black paint for this project. I just load up a paint brush and let capillary action do the rest. After its dried, then I wipe it off. Depending on the base coat will determine what works best. Some people do the panel lines earlier, I did mine at the end, just depends on what you are comfortable with and what the base coat is. For me, I had just applied a laquer dull cote over the figure (in THIN layers), so I did the panel lines using enamel paint. The thinner I used to clean up the lines was not strong enough to mess the with the laquer. Had I tried to that over acylics, it would have ruined that paint.
    10. Spray back over decals with the base color. This step gets skipped a lot by people trying to make a figure look like its worn down and used. Applying that thin layer over the paint makes the decals look like they are fading away and the pain below is starting to show through. This best done with an airbrush or possibly a spray paint can, I think hand brushing would be really hard to achieve the same effect.
    11. Touchups, little details. The scraped off metal look was done with some Tamiya Flat Aluminum. I took a paper towel wrapped around my finger and dipped it into the pain cap, wiped most of that paint off and then took my finger along edges that I thought would get hit alot, making it look like the paint had been rubbed off showing the metal underneath. Its subtle, but makes a big difference in the final product I think. Less is more in this case.

    That was kinda long winded, but I hope that answers your question.
     
  17. bellyboy

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    boggs the decals looks amazing

    and your painting is superb


    love it in every possible way
     
  18. Jbarb78

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    Looks awesome, love the weathering and the decals.
     
  19. Wingsbr

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    nice work
     

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