Minor/Repaint: First Customization attempt: ROTF Sideswipe touch-up

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  1. Kamileunbot

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    ROTF Sideswipe touch-up

    So after much researching, buying of better acrylics, experimenting with said acrylics, and a ton of deliberation, I decided to start off practicing on my deluxe class ROTF Sideswipe. He's the first ROTF toy I got before the movie came out and it seemed like a fairly simple job for a beginner like me, so here are the results. I know in the frontal view his face looks quite dark, it's because I couldn't get the camera close enough for the flash to work and show all the details/lines , so I'll probably take some better pictures in the morning where I can get a bit of daylight (or possibly lighten his face with a little more silver).

    I used the big picture of him in the 'definitive ROTF reference pic thread' for reference and tried to add some detail. He has a few little gold bits, but I added on a little more only because I thought it looked interesting.

    Though it's probably not perfect I had a lot of fun doing this, and I can't wait to try it again. I'm thinking Stockade will be next!

    i'm gonna upload more pictures today. Does anyone have any tips on how I can improve this? I wasn't sure what to do about his car mode. I've seen some lovely repaints of him but I'm a little nervous of taking it that far. I was also wondering about his blue knee parts? Does it look better to paint over them or leave them alone?
     

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  2. Starscreamownz

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    Epic job man. I live the detail on the metal
     
  3. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Very nice!
     
  4. Kamileunbot

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    Thanks! sorry for the late replies. been really busy offline.
     
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    I'd say paint the kneecaps, but the rest looks really great!
     

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