Minor/Repaint: HA Barricade Minor Touch-Up

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by Mixmaster, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. Mixmaster

    Mixmaster Chewbacca's chiropractor

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    Nothing earth-shatteringly ambitious here, I just decided to paint HA Barricade's grill matte black (with a clear coat of flat base mixed with Johnson's Klear) initially when I bought him. I think this was the simplest yet most effective change that could be made to improve Barricade. I then made other changes.


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    Since I work in automotive lighting it felt wrong to leave the parking lights, the CHMSL and the reverse lights that have been provided as moulded detail unpainted...

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    The tailpipes needed a bit of paint also.

    Then there's the dash...

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    I painted the embellishers around the speedometer and the air-vents to mimic the real car's. It's better than the original inauthentic brown dashboard I think.

    I was going to add a hint of orange to the parking lights at the front, so it looked like an orange bulb behind clear lens, but I couldn't work out how do it well. The silver used (the lightest Tamiya do) was too dark for it to work anyway.

    I resisted the urge to paint the brown robot parts because I continually handle Barricade, so there is little change in robot mode...

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    Now all I need now is a "Mustache Man" to "drive" Barricade; suggestions?
     

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  2. Lock Cade

    Lock Cade Tarn Fangirl TFW2005 Supporter

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    Nice. :) 
     
  3. Ladiesman217643

    Ladiesman217643 Well-Known Member

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    very nice, as for "mustachio Furrioso" as i call him, maybe repaint the Lexon fig from jazz, or look at toy stores for some cop figs that are the right scale
     
  4. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    Looks good! Great thinking to do the interior.
     
  5. onslaught314

    onslaught314 Saxobot

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    The little highlights do make it look better.

    As for Mr. Mustache Man, you could mod the little driver from HA Roadbuster, and just cut half of the helmet for sunglasses.
     
  6. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Small changes make a big difference :thumb 
     
  7. closetrat

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    ^ Indeed - this really makes the figure pop...
     

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