Minor/Repaint: Galvatron comes to life

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by Will of Unicron, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. Will of Unicron

    Will of Unicron Well-Known Member

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    Finally had the time to finish him and decided to paint the transparent orange on his head purple and the eyes red to finish him off. Hope you guys like it!!!
     

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  2. Ktulu

    Ktulu Whoosh TFW2005 Supporter

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    Good stuff, reminds me of the digibash I did way back. That mold has so many details reminiscent of the G1 design that were simply left the absolute wrong color to maximize it. I don't get it.
     
  3. SonOfNemesis

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    You're doing a really good job with this man, get it done so we can see it in all its glory!!
     
  4. Will of Unicron

    Will of Unicron Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys. I definitely agree with you Ktulu on the G1 details on this mold. Unfortunately some of the details are also in the wrong spot which makes it difficult to get the colors in line. Example: On the legs you can sort of see the downward arrow above his shins. In the movie they are gray, but if I did them like that then the gray (gunmetal) wouldn't line up quite right. It frustrated the hell out of me and I'm still trying to figure that one out, to make it work. Guess I'm picky.
     
  5. thyvipera

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    those paint apps are looking great. really smooth. looking forward to seeing him finished
     
  6. cheetor71

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    You'll just have to take a little creative license with him. When I did my Galvatron, I concentrated on the bot mode instead of the alt mode. So what if he's a metallic tank with a purple, chrome, and orange turrent.

    Yours looks good. I would get rid of the black on his cannon arm if I were you. I can't wait to see him all done.
     
  7. Will of Unicron

    Will of Unicron Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. The black is just the under paint for the tank mode. That'll be gone when he's all said and done. I'm definitely keeping the orange cannon too - just haven't found the right matching orange yet. I might have to mix my own orange.
     
  8. Kryptokron

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    I bought A Galvatron a while back, and didn't like it. But the paintjob you've done looks pretty sweet, and I may copy you, and then like it...
     
  9. SonOfNemesis

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    Just remember to paint that cannon grey first if you want the orange to stay 'orange' and not orange-green.

    I just noticed the legs, that grey came out really nice man, looks airbrushed.
     
  10. Will of Unicron

    Will of Unicron Well-Known Member

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    No Problem Kryptokron, but if you copy it... Let me know so I can see it!

    SonOfNemesis thanks for the tip! I'll keep that in mind when painting the cannon. By the way - no airbrushing here. All done by hand. It's a pain, but I think it pays off in the end! :) 
     
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    Nice job. Hasbore was trying to make him more realistic in vehicle mode (Plus, his original toy was mostly gray anyway.) But it ends up being a bad representation of him, although not as bad as the Universe Acid Storm toy. I like that at least some people are willing to repaint instead of buying the Henkei version. I won't be taking either option, though. (Personally, I'll just repaint a G1 Galvy, correct his head, and tweak the leg articulation.)
     
  12. Ironkorr

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    what the hell bro.. You're getting really good really fast
     
  13. t.for.transform

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    This looks good.

    It's funny because the Galvatron I bought always had the weakest articulation, the connection ports and ball joints were always way too loose. So after seeing this I decided to take him apart and give him a G1 redeco and take care of his articulation issues.

    I'll try and get some pics taken and post them, but I'm giving you the full credit upfront :thumb 
     
  14. Will of Unicron

    Will of Unicron Well-Known Member

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    Thanks man. SonofNemesis has given me some great pointers and I changed my paints from folkart to the magical tamaya paints (I think that's what it's called.) Plus I've been watching videos on youtube like crazy to learn this stuff.
     
  15. Will of Unicron

    Will of Unicron Well-Known Member

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    Yep! This one sucks as an out of the package toy, but I found that once I started painting it the joints stiffened up and G1 colors are looking great. I can't wait to see how yours comes out!!!
     
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    I agree that this toy sucks out of the package. Any paint is an improvement.
    I would just go with a straight orange over the primer for the cannon. Here's a pic of mine to give you an idea.
     

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    I like those colors a lot. It brings out all the detail on the figure.
     
  18. t.for.transform

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    I don't have the best camera (just the one built into my MacBook) but here's what I've done so far...
     

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  19. Will of Unicron

    Will of Unicron Well-Known Member

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    That looks great! I'm going to paint the turret the tank colors (metallic) and the cannon orange. I'm trying to keep the tank as realistic looking as possible. Unfortunately to keep Galvatron looking g1 in bot mood I have to keep that left forearm purple.
     
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    Will of Unicron Well-Known Member

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    Looks great! I wish I could keep that turret purple like yours and cheetor71, but I want that realistic tank mode too. I'm going to have to think about this one now. Should I sacrifice G1 bot mode for realistic tank mode?
     

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