Minor/Repaint: Fall of Cybertron Jazz - Why mold so much detail, and not paint it in?...

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  1. Taiki

    Taiki Well-Known Member

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    ... Jazz's paint apps are rather dismal. Aside from some... relatively nice metallic blues, he's got so much unpainted... and it seems a waste, since he's got a lot of nice molded detail...
    Wasn't quite sure what to do with him initially though, and given how the feel of his plastic terrifies me, I decided to do a limited repaint and panel line. Sorta a mix between the game colors and his original G1 colors, but I think it came out ok...to some degree...
    Silver panel lining seems to work with him somehow, though I was rather sorely tempted to try to line him in red or cyan for some reason... also painted in part of the torso too...
    Might consider revising this though when I see the full in-game colors... some bits feel a bit off to me...
     

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  2. TacomaPrime

    TacomaPrime Cybertronian Tacoma

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    THATS what I'm talking about! That's what I plan on doing with mine.
     
  3. Taiki

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    Thanx. XD
    Look forward to seeing what you come up with. XD
     
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    I may do sumfin like dat
     
  5. Cheetimus Prime

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    I like the liberties you took with him. And you're right, the silver panel lines REALLY work on him. I have my first one drying off from his bath right now. I can't wait to dig into him. The first one is gonna be game accurate.
     
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    cheetor71 Autobot

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    The detailing is just fantastic.
     
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    Dinodigger97 germinates within you.

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    That's pretty good.:thumb 
     
  8. Taiki

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    Thanx guys. XD


    kinda why I'm irritated that Hasbro is shooting itself in the foot with this... so much detail, and so little done with it... it's like a TV series with a wonderful buildup that got canned before the finale...


    Heh thanx man. XD experimented a bit with black and silver lines, but they looked really weird against his plastic, so I tried silver. really glad I did. XD
    looking forward to seeing yours man. ;D
     
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    This rocks! You customizers are a brave lot indeed, and when it works (like in this case)it makes me green with envy that I don't have more of a desire to do this kind of thing. Kudos to you!
     
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    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

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    Looking great! And the silver panel lining is pure genius!:thumb 
     
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    I'm fooling with mine and WOW he's really easy to fix up! Mostly because he comes apart so easily.
     
  12. Taiki

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    Lol Thanx. :)  you should give it a try?
    It's fun, and you get your own figures exactly the way you want...
    Though it does cost a bit, sometimes... >____=

    Thanx man. XD
    What did you use for your metallic red panel lining for Prime? Can't seem to find something that has the same look~

    Lol he is, at that... Though I have no idea if that's a good or a bad thing... The feel of his plastic still terrifies me. I hope the Bruticus guys feel more like Prime than Jazz...
     
  13. Cheetimus Prime

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    I honestly don't know what "feel" you're speaking of. Feel like plastic to me.
     
  14. Taiki

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    The plastic feels a bit softer and flimsier than some I'm used to... Hard to explain... I started off doing Gundam model kits, so that kinda plastic feels a bit more rigid and sturdy?... The current TF plastic feels a bit more like the stuff Kotobukiya uses for their model kits... A little softer and... Easier to break?... Like Jazz's arm tabs...
     
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    Well the arm tabs are just in a crappy position. The plastics they use are more flexible as they need to be. Rigid plastic would just break a lot during transformations.
     
  18. Taiki

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    true, that... but yegods, they react badly to solvents sometimes...
    /shudder...
    I AM glad you told me about the dish soap and acrylics though. XD things have gone a LOT better since then... [flashback of wheeljack crumbling in my hands...]
     

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