Minor/Repaint: HA Bumblebee & HA Sideswipe update

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  1. fateastray

    fateastray AnakRepublikMalukuSelatan

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    So I've got my hands on HA Bumblebee. The yellow was really really ugly. It was a pretty straight forward repaint. Drybrush the robot parts, put copper details here and there and make all the yellow into a goldish tint. I put the car in a clear gloss coat.

    As the coat dried, some dust stuck onto it. I decided to go with it, because BB would've gotten dirty from driving around the desert of Egypt the entire time. I put some reprolabels for atmosphere on the hood, under his chin and on his shoulders.

    A small update for Sideswipe, an autobot logo on his hood and on his forearms. I guess Ravage shows a little clearer here, although I'm having problems with getting my camera to focus =/

    Teaser: My Starscream project, expect a topic for this guy soon.

    note! I discovered some still-yellow parts on BB as I upload these pictures, so no need to point out if you see them.

    Aside from that, feel free to comment!

    EDIT/UPDATE: New Colours. The Sideswipe pics are gone, I forgot which ones they were =p

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  2. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    while I don't understand the goal here, seeing as the HA BB's colors are quite accurate to the actual car/movie robot mode's colors; You did a good job of painting on it.
     
  3. GAUGE

    GAUGE In Art, Nothing Is Impossible.

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    WTF-Bomb???


    I actually love My HA BB's colors. :( 

    still though, for whatever you were going for...nice job. :thumb 
     
  4. fateastray

    fateastray AnakRepublikMalukuSelatan

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    Oh, there wasn't much of a goal, I really despise the plastic-look. If you look closely, there's a slight pearly shine, but still, it's too subtle. Still, even if the factory paints are good, I value my own touches more. I really liked how the reprolabels add to the figures. Given, movie accuracy is sacrificed.

    And...

    ...I'm sorry for saying I didn't like the original toy's colours...
     
  5. metallichemist

    metallichemist Well-Known Member

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    I feel the body color for BB is a tat muted and the car stripes can be better painted :) 
     
  6. fateastray

    fateastray AnakRepublikMalukuSelatan

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    As for the stripes, I just masked them off, and painted around it. It's a little too bad the outlined stripes had to go...

    I'm considering of redoing the yellow/gold with a more vibrant gold/yellow..
     
  7. Slothboy

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    If his head were blue he'd make for a pretty good Goldbug I think. :) 
    Still, as it is I think it's pretty cool.
     
  8. dyingwill3rd

    dyingwill3rd Life is a fabled mystery

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    aw man... I was gonna reveal my Gold HA BB today! These pics make me wanna go back to fix him up a bit. But I guess it'll be okay, since mine has some differences compared to yours.

    Other than that, great job dude! Really like Bumble-pimp! :lolol 
     
  9. mampy

    mampy Movie-Accurate Mampy

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    This would improve the look IMO. The paintjob looks pretty smooth but I'm also not a fan of the muted gold color. :) 
     
  10. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Very nice. Starscream looks cool too.
     
  11. fateastray

    fateastray AnakRepublikMalukuSelatan

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    Thanks. I found that the gold paint I used (Humbrol Gold (Enamel)) just dulls as it dries. I have silver and acrylic clear yellow (Tamiya), but that's not well suited for big surfaces. Guess it stays like this until I find an alternative or until someone can recommend a nice paint. Given, the lighting wasn't TOO flattering.

    Thanks for the comments though, also for Starscream. I wanted to give them a movie-esque look, however, I feel like making another 'canvas robot' =)
     
  12. cheetor71

    cheetor71 Autobot

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    Ew! I don't like the color at all. He needs to be more yellow He doesn't look good in tqan at all.
     
  13. fateastray

    fateastray AnakRepublikMalukuSelatan

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    It's not a tan. As forementioned, the GOLD had dulled during drying. You could say it was unintentional.

    Although I'd rather not validate your comment with a reply, I want to, at least, thank you for your constructive critisism. It would've been nicer if you rephrased your comment in a more decent opinion, because now I'm not sure if I can take it seriously at all.

    Long story short; Your entitled to your opinion and I ask people to comment, but you don't have to be rude.
     
  14. TCracker

    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

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    The brush strokes are very neat and precise, just the gold color I guess. I would recommend a mix of yellow and metallic orange. That might give him a shine. I will BRB with the color codes if you decide to go for Gunze Sangyo's Mr Color.
     
  15. brr-icy

    brr-icy G1 Collector

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    movie goldbug? brush strokes are well done, and i kinda like the gold look, makes him stand out more from the other customs
     
  16. mampy

    mampy Movie-Accurate Mampy

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    I think that silver and clear yellow will look pretty good here. You just need an airbrush to get it to go on smoothly. :) 
     
  17. fateastray

    fateastray AnakRepublikMalukuSelatan

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    I don't have that kind of equipment handy, although I think my dad does, so I might visit my parents the upcoming weekend.

    Still, I'd prefer TCracker's solution, however, the only hobbystore in my neighbourhood has a limited supply.

    Honestly, I don't even mind the current colour, although I would like to get a better one.

    I once tried mixing regular colours with metallic colours, but it didn't work, was it because they were both enamels?
     
  18. REDLINE

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    most that do this aren't mixing colors, they're painting the metallic down first, then going over it with a translucent color (in this case translucent yellow) over that after it's cured.
     
  19. fateastray

    fateastray AnakRepublikMalukuSelatan

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    I found that applying a very thin layer of clear yellow significantly helps evening the paint out. It works -really- nicely on the gold. I just re-coated the car-mode in gold, and once that dries up well, I'll put the clear yellow on. I think it will resemble a more accurate metallic yellow this way.

    I did some experimenting with mixing in a plastic cup after reading up on it a bit, but it's just a disaster hahaha.

    I also tried clear yellow + polished aluminium/metal coat, but that's too light.

    Gold + yellow seems to look best. The robot parts will keep the dusty/dull look, since that's acutally pretty movie-accurate =)
     
  20. IF_IR_IE_IE_ID

    IF_IR_IE_IE_ID USAF Seeker

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    looks great. Ive already started repainting this figure into HA Cliffjumper.
     

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