Minor/Repaint: G1 Tracks labels

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  1. vidmouse

    vidmouse Well-Known Member

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    Got my Turbo Tracks in the mail yesterday from Soundblaster1 (thanks!).
    I had one originally but attempted to reshell him and messed up beyond reasonable repair. This one I'm not attempting to reshell, just wanted
    the labels to look more G1.
    I wiped off his flame paint this morning with acetone and used some
    color laser-printed flames and autobots signs to finish him off.
    (decoupaged). Just needed a little black touchup on his hood grille
    where I couldn't get all the flame paint off and he's good to go.

    I got the hood flames/symbol from a poor image online, then
    photoshopped it up to look like the original.

    Also just gave him a license plate: "6E RO BOT"
    I might redo this one later. Originally it was supposed to
    be for my Arcee custom.
     

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  2. NexMortuus

    NexMortuus Well-Known Member

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    so they stickers or were they colored on?
     
  3. vidmouse

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    I printed them on regular paper, then used a decoupage technique
    to affix them to Tracks.

    (trim the paper, use some watered-down Elmer's glue to stick,
    then seal with clear Future floor polish)
     
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    ServO Seeker (I look for stuff) Moderator

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    I dig it! Looks nice!
     
  5. sideswipe88

    sideswipe88 Stig's Asian Cousin

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    6E RO BOT
    lol sexy robot
     
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    LOL @ Plate. And drat... I was hoping that this meant Reprolables had a G1 version of his sticker, not their own styled flames. >_>

    Still cool tho. Interesting stickering technique. Gotta try it sometime.
     
  7. Peagis

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    Cool! I did pick up the reprolabel set they are close enough for me I like the top autobot emblem with the yellow background looks cool!
     
  8. NexMortuus

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    wow never heard of that technique wow that is interesting.
     
  9. vidmouse

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    Updated the photos to appear less red (via paint.net).

    I forget where I read about decoupage but I've used the technique over and over on Transformers and GI Joe vehicles and it's always worked great. Even works on curved surfaces because while the paper is wet w/ the watered down glue you can press it into cracks and such.
     
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    Very nice, I especially like the top chest part
     

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