Minor/Repaint: First Paintjob, Bumblebee Repaint

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  1. Molina00

    Molina00 Well-Known Member

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    A little while back I built up the nerve to tear up my BB and slap some paint on him. I didn't like how he was done in different shades of yellow, neither of which I liked, and the severe lack of detail. This is my first time custom painting an action figure of any kind so I am open to any comments for improvement.

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    One of the screws sticks out a bit because it was stripped before I could finish screwing it in. That's why there is a gap in the trunk.
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  2. wtrz

    wtrz papa bless

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    Nice job on the yellow! In vehicle mode, it almost looks like the FE BB. And the black really separates the yellow, too. Great job! :thumbs2: 
     
  3. wildfly

    wildfly Right notes. Wrong order.

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    BIG improvement.
     
  4. Molina00

    Molina00 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys. I used Model Masters chrome yellow and thought it made for a really great shade for Bee.
     
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    you know what,your work is so good it gave me a short urge to buy this figure.
     
  6. Molina00

    Molina00 Well-Known Member

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    Any urge at all to buy him is quite a compliment. :cool: 
    Thanks.
     
  7. project9

    project9 White n' Nerdy

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    That's been my 'Bee color for about 4 years now. hah! It does fit well, as it's not a bright yellow.

    It looks really good. The extra details look nice and he just looks better with a coat of paint rather than the semi-translucent yellow plastic.
     
  8. general saberwi

    general saberwi legoformer

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    Oh wow, I'd say this is a good repaint, not just for a beginner. The color and detailing just add so much to the figure.
     
  9. Molina00

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    Thanks, much appreciated.

    Thanks. It's that semi-translucent plastic that really got me. That didn't make sense. He wouldn't have been as bad if he was all the same darker yellow. But then if he looked better there wouldn't be a need to paint him. :) 
     
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    It looks so good I couldn't tell you painted it until I saw it next to the stock bee to see the differences!
     
  11. aledromo

    aledromo Decepticon at the Gate

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    I can barely believe you're a beginner! Great work, especially around the stripes. Did you mask them off or paint them in new?
     
  12. project9

    project9 White n' Nerdy

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    That's the drawback with Hasbro giving us clear windows. They have to paint the color on those instead of using colored plastic. Then, it makes the rest of it look a little lacking.

    I presume you must paint other things aside from toys/figures? Did you use brushes? It looks really clean in most places; can't see any brush marks. It would be amazing if it was your first time ever. =)
     
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    G60Force World Smallest Mini-Con

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    WOW nice work!! congrats!
     
  14. Molina00

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    Much appreciated! :D 

    Thanks! I masked off the yellow around the original stripes and painted over them in gloss black. That looked a lot better than Hasbro's black.


    Thanks! Actually, the only other painting I have done in years was touching up some paint on my bathroom wall. I have done some model painting on WWII models in the past, but that was several years ago. This was literally the first time I picked up a brush with artistic intent in years, yes I used brushes.

    Thanks! I appreciate the comment. :) 
     
  15. Constructor

    Constructor Witness my true form!

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    I can't find anything bad to say about your work,
    and that's saying something 'cause I
    can nitpick like nobody's business.
    Excellent job, Bro!
     
  16. Molina00

    Molina00 Well-Known Member

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    Cool, thanks. I appreciate the comment.

    I'm going to try and remove the stripped screw somehow so his backside will stick together. That'll make him even better. :D 
     
  17. aledromo

    aledromo Decepticon at the Gate

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    If you have a dremel you can cut the sides to make it into a flathead screw. Then it's ready to take out and replace, or just tighten and leave.
     
  18. aledromo

    aledromo Decepticon at the Gate

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    Oh, but you'll want to use something very small to cut, like a dental bur.
     
  19. Molina00

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    Unfortunately no dremel. There was just enough sticking out to get a hold of it with plyers, so I'll just go without a screw for now.
     
  20. TCracker

    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

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    Looks clean and very professional well done. :thumb 
     

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