Minor/Repaint: Generations Deadlock

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by Shadowbreaker, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. Shadowbreaker

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    EDIT 9/28/10

    A lot has happened since I posted this... So, I was lazy for a while and didn't take any new pics. Then, when I was going to take some pics, my internet service uh, stopped functioning correctly. Then, yesterday, my laptop battery died.... permedantly. So, I'm using another computer now. And a new camera!

    Anywho, I've added 4 more Decepticon insignias. Woohoo!

    Now, I need your opinions...... 2 actually...

    Should I change the windows to red?

    Should I add cuts or battle damage?

    Also, any other suggestions would be cool too!

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    Finally! BUT My crap of a camera died, and all the alt. mode pics I took sucked.

    Not exactly a clean amazing repaint, but it's good enough for me.


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    More pics to come!
     

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  2. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    Not bad, man. Its pretty sweet.
     
  3. Rexidus

    Rexidus Autobot TFW2005 Supporter

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    Very cool looking. Not a bot I'd want to meet.

    Question for you though. As someone whose attempted to paint Drift twice now I'm still afflicted with chipping issues. So I'm curious how you painted him. Also did you remove the windows from the doors? I tried but couldn't get the pin to budge. I guess I'm curious about the process you used on him since I want to do the same thing (only better than my last attempt).
     
  4. Shadowbreaker

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    Thanks!



    Thanks!

    I painted him with acrylics, and I gave him a coat of Future Floor Finish. I haven't seen any problems yet, so I'm guessing it works.

    I did not remove any pins, when I painted the outside of the door and flipped the window down and vice versa. I can't wait what yours will look like. :) 
     
  5. Rexidus

    Rexidus Autobot TFW2005 Supporter

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    I take it you dry brushed as opposed to spray paint?

    You can see the current version of mine in my sig. I have no idea when I'll get around to V3.
     
  6. Shadowbreaker

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    Oh, ya I dry brushed 'em. Sorry for not mentioning that,
     
  7. Rexidus

    Rexidus Autobot TFW2005 Supporter

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    So I wonder why mine chips like crazy when I transform him? I didn't use the same finisher.

    Anyway, my problems aside. Your piece looks awesome.
     
  8. Shadowbreaker

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    UPDATED!

    Unfortunatly, I still need to get more pics.
    I might take and upload some this weekend.
     
  9. Bovril

    Bovril Critical Miss!

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    I think you answered your own question there. No finish = chipped figure.

    Use Future (aka Pledge Floor Wax in the UK) - it's tougher than most model shop varnishes. You may want to experiment with different brands of paint - personally I find Acrylics more versatile than Enamels, as they blend better and are easier to thin down.

    Thinning down the paint and using many thin coats is a must, too.
     

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