Minor/Repaint: Henkei Astrotrain

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  1. Sabrina_Ng

    Sabrina_Ng La Femme Fatale

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    Urghhh! How I hate Astrotrain. The white lines and patterns were a pain to get right! I almost regretted taking on this project. Luckily, Astrotrain looks pretty decent in the end. Guess I underestimated a triple changer, how tough it could be. Well, enuff said, do enjoy the pics!

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  2. stratonrye

    stratonrye Maximal

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    Woooww. Shiny. I don't think Astrotrain has ever looked so sharp. He does seem a little dark though. i may just be the lighting. The white lines look great by the way.
     
  3. Cyber-Kun

    Cyber-Kun UNLEASHED!

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    That's the best Astrotrain I've ever seen, great work. What paints did you use for the purple?
     
  4. rampageSSS

    rampageSSS All Hail Rampage

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    :jawdropper:  :bowdown:  OMG that is insane! This makes me want to paint mine now!
     
  5. Rijie78

    Rijie78 Vinyl junkie.

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    Looks great, excellent paintjob - almost managed to ignore the fact the train mode forever looks like an afterthought on this figure (what is going on at the back of that "train"?) ;)  Love the colour choice, bot mode looks fantastic, great detailing, nice clean lines on the alt modes, very good work.
     
  6. gargunkle

    gargunkle someone

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    That looks fantastic.
     
  7. Satomiblood

    Satomiblood Prototype Black

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    This came out very well. I think the white lines are fine. And the chrome is a nice touch. I think I like this the best out of your Henkei series.
     
  8. FrankyWest

    FrankyWest As far as it goes

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    Wow beautifull!!!!
    The figure is also awesome! ;) 
     
  9. thyvipera

    thyvipera ThyVipera

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    beautiful. dang, it would be awesome if all of the buyers of your henkei ebay auctions were the same person. that way we could see a group shot of all of them! that would be sweet! :) 

    awesome job
     
  10. roi

    roi Active Member

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    I got 2 of them, wanted the prime but the price was too high at the time for me
     
  11. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Holy shit!
     
  12. catch22

    catch22 Well-Known Member

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    That's nuts, it actually looks like it really is made of metal
     
  13. frilly toothpick

    frilly toothpick Decepticrumb

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    holy moly, that looks awesome. i never got this figure but if he looked half as good as your custom then i would have bought 4 of them.
     
  14. Nemesis Predaking

    Nemesis Predaking Offical Enforcer WTF@TFW Veteran

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    Another outstanding job, Sabby
     
  15. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    fantastic job
     
  16. Sabrina_Ng

    Sabrina_Ng La Femme Fatale

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    Hmm..You're right. I did make it a little darker on the purple. Figured that it may give the character more depth. It's just a personal choice actually. But thanks!

    Well, I mixed Hobby purple with clear gloss, some white too I think. Coz I mixed this colour a long time back. Cant really remember the actual combi. But it's very very thin actually.

    Do it!! But do be careful with the white stripes at the front of train mode. It's really annoying.

    Heya, thanks for the lengthy reviews. hehe. The back of the train is the chromy engine or something.

    Glad you like it!

    Thank you Satomiblood. Hmm..I still think your old avatar is cuter though. That's the chap from Megaman rite?

    Thanks!

    Hahaah. Unfortunately all my Henkei winners are different. Unless they happen to come together for a tea party or so, I doubt that's even possible. Though I would love the idea of a groupshot. I miss Jetfire.... :( 

    Hey!!! Ricky? That you????!!!!

    Hahaha. Thanks.

    Well it better! That darn thing's sooooo freakin annoying. But thanks for the kind words.

    Haha. Thanks frilly toothpick.

    :) 

    Much appreciated!
     
  17. RodimusDawg

    RodimusDawg Well-Known Member

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    I will say that hands down this is the best one you have done. I've never wanted an Astrotrain for sure until looking at this. Top notch paint app Sabs!!!
     
  18. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    the only thing I don't like is I prefer the purple gun like the original toy had (I know, henkei's is grey)
     
  19. encline

    encline customizer of love TFW2005 Supporter

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    This for sure looks great. But, I think it would have been a more complete paint job if the white ran onto the shuttle body where it stops on the front of the "jet/train front"

    but that is just me
     
  20. roi

    roi Active Member

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    its me!! very satisfied with my Cyclonus and Jetfire, might add this guy to the collection
     

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