Minor/Repaint: First Repaint - Concept Bumblebee... *new pics*

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  1. mampy

    mampy Movie-Accurate Mampy

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    Hey guys I'm new to TFW2005.. anyway I'd like to post my first repaint. What better to start out with than everyone's favorite... movie concept BB!

    I finally figured out how to post pics! yay!

    You can view the rest of the pics here
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/22265209@N03/sets/72157604889139934/

    alt mode
    [att]6510[/att]

    bot mode
    [att]6515[/att]
     

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    looks good i like metallic look.
     
  3. SonRay

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    What did you paint him with? He looks like he is made out of icing sugar...sorry but the alt mode parts need some sort of shine to them. Maybe a light coat of gloss clearcoat will help? Nice attention to detail though.
     
  4. REDLINE

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    good job.
     
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    Why have you posted those here? They are nice though.
     
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    agreed.
     
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    Looks good. Did you do something to dull the original plastic? The yellow doesn't lookas shiny as an unmodded one.
     
  10. Gears

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  11. mampy

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    Yeah I noticed after taking the pics. I think its an effect of the Krylon Crystal Clear that I used. It's supposed to be glossy, but I think I applied it too thick or something.

    Anyway, I remedied it with some future floor polish. The car parts are now nice and shiny :)  I'll post pics when I have time.

    Thanks for all the positive comments!:D  I'm supposed to take pics of my robovision prime but unfortunately his shoulder joint got cracked and I have to find a way to reattach his arm:p 
     
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    It is the krylon. I have used the same stuff and it reallllly dulls down the color. Nice looking paint job there ;) 
     
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    good job
     
  14. mampy

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    I posted new pics.. thanks for looking :D 
     
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    mampy Movie-Accurate Mampy

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    question, how do you change the thread title?
     
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    what do you want it to say?
     
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    Nice execution, and welcome to the boards.
     
  18. TonyzCustomz

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    Sweet! Seeing some movie repaints reminds me that I still need to finish all mine. LOL @ "icing sugar" I think he needs a black wash and high gloss sealing.
     
  19. mampy

    mampy Movie-Accurate Mampy

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    *updated new pics* does it quite nicely.

    Thanks!

    @TonyzCustomz: What high gloss sealer would you recommend? I've tried Future Floor polish (what you see in the pics) and Krylon Crystal Clear (see the old pics) which merited the "icing sugar" comment from Sonray :p 
     
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    Heh, sorry about that. Not surprised you got that sort of result from future floor polish, i learnt the hard way never to use that stuff. Yet more bad advice floating around the custom world given out by so called "pros"...but i digress.

    If you are into using acrylics, why not try Tamiya clear gloss? Its one of the few acrylic-related supplies i would recommend. Not really that tough, but it gives an awesome shine.

    Either that, or pick up a spray can of automotive lacquer, it give a fantastic shine and is quite tough but just be sure to mask everything up you dont want to be shiny first and only apply light coats as anything from a spray can is mostly thinners so you can get runs very easily if you put too much on at once.
     

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