Minor/Repaint: G1 colored Animated Starscream

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by project9, Jul 30, 2008.

  1. project9

    project9 White n' Nerdy

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2006
    Posts:
    2,733
    Trophy Points:
    206
    Likes:
    +0
    Another "simple" repaint. I did this before Smokescreen but haven't had time for the photoshoot.

    Glad that a few characters are Red, White and Blue. =) Using Testors acrylics again - True Blue Pearl, Stop Light Red and Flat white mixed with some Aluminum to tone the white back a bit. Hoping it could have put some metallic flake-like stuff to it but it didn't work. But the very light gray is still better than the straight white. Same thing with the panel lining -- he just needed it to break up the solid white and give it some detail/depth. Also put just a coat of gloss black on his head to shine it up and gave him a coat of aluminum on his face.

    He's a b*tch to transform sometimes unless you have him lined up right .. and I haven't gone through to sand and repaint the areas that scrape up -- so you'll see some scratches all over the place. =) The flaw of "playing" with your toys before they're really ready.

    Thanks for looking!
     

    Attached Files:

  2. autobotx23

    autobotx23 Banned

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2006
    Posts:
    5,325
    Trophy Points:
    211
    Likes:
    +0
    Little scratches or not, that is a text book example on painting and panel lining. Exemplary work, my man.
     
  3. big hank

    big hank Resident Slacker-Basher

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2007
    Posts:
    4,008
    News Credits:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    151
    Likes:
    +10
    Beautiful!! That's how he shoulda been from tha get go!! :thumbs2: Makes the factory paint look like Thundercracker.
     
  4. Tekkaman Blade

    Tekkaman Blade Professor of Animation

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2002
    Posts:
    21,968
    News Credits:
    13
    Trophy Points:
    337
    Location:
    Georgia
    Likes:
    +161
    I agree he should have looked like that in the first place.
     
  5. plowking

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2007
    Posts:
    10,980
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    257
    Location:
    Earth
    Likes:
    +19
    Simply gorgeous! :thumb 
     
  6. encline

    encline customizer of love TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2006
    Posts:
    5,620
    News Credits:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    261
    Likes:
    +11
    I am going to paint mine like that. He rubs like crazy though!!
     
  7. spoonman

    spoonman Kitbasher extrordinaire!

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2008
    Posts:
    2,044
    Trophy Points:
    172
    Location:
    Rhode Island
    Likes:
    +16
    Simplistic. and thats all it needed! awesome job dude.
     
  8. Moonstreaker

    Moonstreaker The Evil Triplet

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2007
    Posts:
    3,057
    Trophy Points:
    151
    Likes:
    +0
    Ebay:
    Nice work...I may actually purchase Animated Screamer after all.
     
  9. silentdarth

    silentdarth Josie's Daddy

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2004
    Posts:
    543
    Trophy Points:
    146
    Likes:
    +0
    Ebay:
    Very nicely done.
     
  10. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2004
    Posts:
    27,867
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    296
    Likes:
    +3
    what colors did you use? they REALLY pop from his base color. very nicely done man, I dig! :) 
     
  11. project9

    project9 White n' Nerdy

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2006
    Posts:
    2,733
    Trophy Points:
    206
    Likes:
    +0
    I mentioned it in the main post. Testors Model Masters acrylics - True Blue Pearl, Stop Light Red and Flat White mixed with some Aluminum.

    I primed everything with their White Primer acrylic then masked and painted him up. I think the blue is a little too deep but it's still a nice color and it works. After it was painted, I masked all of the color and gave the flat white a matte clear coat with that Krylon UV-Resistant spray. Short of buying Testors clear coat ... would that Plaid spray stuff at Michael's work any better at physical protection?
     
  12. Nemesis Predaking

    Nemesis Predaking Offical Enforcer WTF@TFW Veteran

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2007
    Posts:
    4,524
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    181
    Likes:
    +2
    Nicely done.
    How did you work around the huge automorph gimmick in the wing section?
     
  13. project9

    project9 White n' Nerdy

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2006
    Posts:
    2,733
    Trophy Points:
    206
    Likes:
    +0
    Work around? :inquisiti 

    *shrug* I just disassembled the whole thing. It's only 2 screws holding that all together. However, the paint on the nose section causes it to stick and skip teeth on the gears all the time. I haven't bothered to try and sand it down yet.

    Aside from that, the rest of the automorph still works fine -- well, at least just as well as it does normally. Which is fine, as well as everything is lined up an in the right positioning and whatnot. =)
     
  14. mattarmstrong

    mattarmstrong Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2005
    Posts:
    1,802
    Trophy Points:
    161
    Likes:
    +0
    totally awesome
     

Share This Page