Minor/Repaint: G1 Arcee

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  1. Unicron9

    Unicron9 Chaos Bringer 9

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    UPDATED- Last pic shows line details are now much lighter.

    Finally got this from IGear after an over 3 month wait...

    I filled and smoothed out the screw holes, did some paint work for better G1 cartoon accuracy, shaved part of the car rear so she can hold standing straight poses better, added decals, and put in some line detail with a gundam panel liner pen. I hate liner pens but wanted a more clean lined look for a more cartoon-like appearance. Now I'm kind of regretting that move so let me know if it looks good or if I need to go back and re-paint every white part.
     

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  2. JaZzMan26

    JaZzMan26 Well-Known Member

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    She looks good man....
     
  3. originaljk

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    I think the lining looks great, I just can't really stomach iGear's version of Arcee. You did a better job of making her look cool than they did.
     
  4. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    I really like it!
     
  5. Unicron9

    Unicron9 Chaos Bringer 9

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    Personally, I think the Igear Arcee is the only decent G1 Arcee figure there is. Hate the Impossible toys version.

    Sometimes I look at her and think I don't like the black lining, but then later I look and think it looks fine and adds to the simplistic look a bit.
    Still not sure...
     
  6. CastIronMan

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    I panel lined mine too, and I think she looks better for it. She has lots of sculpted detail, so it really makes her pop.
     
  7. Unicron9

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    Yeah I think I like it, but I think panel liner markers on small figures LOOKS like marker work, which looks amateur to me. It might be fine and its just my dislike for panel liners telling me it sucks. I'm not sure.
     
  8. convoymagnus

    convoymagnus Yeshua Is Mashiach.

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    The panel line work idea is great however they seem too thick for her, maybe a little thinner. But in the end if you like it...whatever!!! LOL.

    I think You could just do a very fine and light airbrushing over the lines so it is going to look more real.

    Nice work.
     
  9. DavidLoPan

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    I would've used a gray panel line pen. The blacks are too strong. You might want to consider doing a wash and lighten up that black.
     
  10. Unicron9

    Unicron9 Chaos Bringer 9

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    I don't like it. I don't have an airbrush either but if I did I couldn't get the line work that small done well on her head.

    A wash?? You mean like ink wash the white parts in white or rub it away with soap and water?
     
  11. convoymagnus

    convoymagnus Yeshua Is Mashiach.

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    Ok, OK, You do not like it, in that case I will sacrifice myself for You, sell it to me and I will fix it do not worry about the lines!!!!LOL!!!
     
  12. Unicron9

    Unicron9 Chaos Bringer 9

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    Actually I just washed her white parts with a wet sponge for a half hour until they were all light gray. Now I like it, haha!
     
  13. DavidLoPan

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    ^^
    Cool. Now update us with pictures! :) 
     
  14. Unicron9

    Unicron9 Chaos Bringer 9

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    Done! Added to original post but here too for shiggles.
     

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  15. DavidLoPan

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    ^^
    Much better. And that pic is freaking awesome. Thanks!
     
  16. Bruticus82

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    ^^ Heh, awesome pic! *shiggles*
     
  17. Ironkorr

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    thats cool bro but she was totally hotrod's girl, not springers
     
  18. Unicron9

    Unicron9 Chaos Bringer 9

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    Although she got a bit flirty in one scene with Hot Rod in TFTM, she ended up with Springer through the final season. Not that was ever really "with" anyone.
     
  19. Alpha Omega Trion Supreme

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    That Springer & Arcee pic is great!
     
  20. Seansy

    Seansy Me Grimlock say Go Do One

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    I would.

    Poor springer, he's gonna get his face swallowed!!
     

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