Minor/Repaint: First Ever Custom: Classic Seekers

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  1. Miggytron

    Miggytron Slag Sucking Saurian

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    First time attempting to repaint an action figure of any kind so this will be a learning process for me.

    Anyways, here's my attempt to complete my Classics Seekers without breaking the bank. I'm going to start with two Acid Storms and a Classic Starscream and hopefully I'll end up with Skywarp, Thundercracker and Sunstorm (I have henkei Starscream and Ramjet).

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    As of this moment I'm mostly done with painting Thundercracker. I just need to paint his tail fins black and get some reprolabels.

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    I'm really really happy with how he turned out. I'm still a bit shaky with my brush applied details but the overall paint which I sprayed on turned out awesome.

    If you guys have any tips or advice I'd much appreciate it :) 

    Update:

    Both Skywarp and Thundercracker are almost done! Both need a few touch ups and reprolabel wing stripes. I took more in progress pics this time around.

    Disassembling Acid Storm

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    May 31, 2010

    I tried using Reprolabels for the wing stripes and just didn't like them. Took quite a few tries but got the wing stripes done to finish these two guys off. Sunstorm is taking longer than I expected since the lighter colors required a primer pass and I ruined a Starscream figuring that out.

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    Thanks for looking!
     

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  2. NSP

    NSP Trust Me!

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    Id LOVE to have a custom Classics Thundercracker.....
     
  3. Miggytron

    Miggytron Slag Sucking Saurian

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    You know it really wasn't as hard as I imagined it would be. There's quite a bit of startup cost (I probably coulda bought Henkei TC with what I've spent) but I'll be able to keep doing repaints and mods now so it was totally worth it.

    Plus it's relaxing :) 
     
  4. SonOfNemesis

    SonOfNemesis Well-Known Member

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    It is for sure relaxing! Nice job man!
     
  5. Beemer

    Beemer Well-Known Member

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    That paint work looks incredible. Did you have experience using spray paints previously? If not, then you took to a difficult task like a fish to water.
     
  6. Miggytron

    Miggytron Slag Sucking Saurian

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    Wow thanks for the compliment! Zero spray paint experience before.

    I watched a couple youtube videos to get the basics, but it was mostly learned from experimentation. I had to strip the paint a few times until I developed a technique that worked for me so I used almost a whole can on just the wings LOL
     
  7. solidus

    solidus Shivaker Jazz

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    That is nice. I like how you did the blue shade on him .
     
  8. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    For a first time your Thundercracker looks sweet. Just keep at it, practice makes pefect. And welcome to the Radicons.
     
  9. cuters

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    nice good color make your self some custom null rays and he,ll look bad ass.
     
  10. CZ Hazard

    CZ Hazard Sons of Unicron PTT

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    Great first custom?
    No...

    Great custom full stop? Yes.

    I've only been doing this six months or so and it gets addictive!
     
  11. Lock Cade

    Lock Cade Tarn Fangirl TFW2005 Supporter

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    Oh wow... that's pretty good. And this is the first time you've ever custom painted a figure? That's sweet!

    Looking forward to seeing your other custom-painted Seekers. :) 
     
  12. Miggytron

    Miggytron Slag Sucking Saurian

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    Update:

    Both Skywarp and Thundercracker are almost done! Both need a few touch ups and reprolabel wing stripes. I took more in progress pics this time around.

    Disassembling Acid Storm

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    Skywarp - Bot Mode. Kinda torn about the color of the null rays. All purple would be more G1, but I'm concerned about how that would turn out and I like the silver and black already.

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    Thundercracker - Alt Mode. Needs a few touchups

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    With Henkei Starscream

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    Thanks for looking!
     

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  13. PorkChopKB

    PorkChopKB Bay Harbor Butcher

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    nice job! I am doing the same thing because I can't afford the real thundercracker and dirge.
     
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    wow those look amazing!
     
  15. iam82nz

    iam82nz Well-Known Member

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    awesome awesome.
     
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    iam82nz Well-Known Member

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    They look really really good
     
  17. Miggytron

    Miggytron Slag Sucking Saurian

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    I tried using Reprolabels for the wing stripes and just didn't like them. Took quite a few tries but got the wing stripes done to finish these two guys off. Sunstorm is taking longer than I expected since the lighter colors required a primer pass and I ruined a Starscream figuring that out.

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  18. SonOfNemesis

    SonOfNemesis Well-Known Member

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    Curious, how did you do the windshields on them? They look tinted?
     
  19. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    HOLY SHIT! Looking at the Megatron you just did, I thought the seekers were the Henkei Seekers, NOT customs. These are great!
     
  20. cryonaut

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    Man those are perfect. Absolutely perfect.
     

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