Minor/Repaint: Fourth Custom: TFA Gears

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  1. Ian Pongray

    Ian Pongray Well-Known Member

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    Hi folks,

    As promised, here's the next custom I did. It's a TFA version of Gears using TFA Soundwave as a base. He has tires from Sentinel Prime and a head from TFA Snarl.

    I'm not totally happy with this paint job. I tried Krylon Fusion as a base paint, but it doesn't bond with the Citadel colours I used, so it keeps chipping and the paint wrinkles too. The model also doesn't fit together as tight as is should.

    The concept was solid, but the execution didn't work out as well as I had hoped. Maybe that's just Gears' pessimism filtering through to me.
     

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    Satomiblood Prototype Black

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    This is very nice.
     
  3. timshinn73

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    Very nice. Painting looks very clean. Good stuff!

    I'm thinking about using Sentinel Prime for Gears.
     
  4. Ian Pongray

    Ian Pongray Well-Known Member

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    If they don't do an official Brawn toy, I'm doing the same for him. Maybe the paint will stick better for him now that I know what went wrong.
     
  5. plowking

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

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    Bummer bout the paint man, but that does not take away from the fact that this is a AWESOME custom!!...this totally works for Gears :thumb 
     
  6. kalron

    kalron Technician/Sculptor

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    Super sweet, I have been watching you drop these. The head mod work perfect. Keep 'um coming!!!
     
  7. ThinkTank Customs

    ThinkTank Customs TFW2005-Citizen

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    boah unbelievable!
     
  8. iconscons

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    It is really nice, and a great concept. The only part that I'd tweak is the front grill. I don't know how you did it, or what it would take to re-try it, but it sort of stands out as a detractor. Other than that it's awesome. Nice use of the snarl head
     
  9. Lucs

    Lucs This Guy!

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    Overall it looks pretty good. Seems like the parts that should be red are coming through as orange. Probably just the lighting though
     
  10. Ian Pongray

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    It's Citadel Blood Red and Enchanted Blue. Blood red is kinda orangey unless you look at in in daylight. Off to buy a daylight bulb, I guess. :) 
     
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    Very cool!
     
  12. shadowfall1976

    shadowfall1976 The Alpha and the Optimus

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    never even though of that, I really like how it turned out.
    may have to borrow your idea and do this, I never liked the
    Soundwave mold....until now.
     
  13. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    that works really well, and the paint looks pretty clean too, despite what you said.
     
  14. Rubicon

    Rubicon Rubi Red

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    didn't think the soundwave mold was gonna work, but this turned out really great with the mods you made. may have to try this one
     
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    Maybe the final wasn't exactly what you expected, but I bet that you learned a lot. Plus I think that he looks insanely cool! Great idea.
     
  16. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    I think its pure win if you ask me
     
  17. Nemesis Predaking

    Nemesis Predaking Offical Enforcer WTF@TFW Veteran

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    Love Alt mode & the paint apps.
    Not sure if I'm digging Bot mode, something is throwing it off for me.
    Maybe it's the chest & the fact it still looks like a tapedeck.
    Outstanding job none the less.
     
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    Best version of Gears I have seen yet:) 
     
  19. Ian Pongray

    Ian Pongray Well-Known Member

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    WOW! People are still commenting on this one! Thanks for the feedback. I will eventually get around to doing Brawn this way since he's not getting a toy. Gotta finish/start Sideswipe and Sunstreaker first (and redo my Wasp too).
     
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    I love it I reckon it's awesome.
     

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