Minor/Repaint: Henkei Shining Magnus

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  1. Fr33domgundam

    Fr33domgundam Well-Known Member

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    Alrighty!

    Finally got the loose Classics Optimus Prime that I nabbed at TFCon repainted.

    Here we have Henkei Shining Magnus (for those of you who don't know, it would be this exclusive reissue of G1 Ultra Magnus: http://www.tfu.info/2001/Autobot/UltraMagnusMatrixGlow/ultramagnus.htm). He's done pretty much the same way as my previous Henkei Powered Convoy (as seen here: http://www.tfw2005.com/radicons-cus...mods-4/henkei-powered-convoy-cab-only-165284/), with the blue replaced with yellow.

    Now, I'm personally less satisfied with this one than Powered Convoy, mainly because of 3 flaws on Shining Magnus.
    A little background for those who don't do very much repainting themselves, but yellow is normally known to be tough to paint, because of a) its tendancy to clump up for reasons that I've never looked into, and b) its difficulty to cover up darker tones underneath. As such, the 3 flaws on this guy are:
    1) When I was dyeing a part of the top of the truck, part of the harder plastic got dyed black as well, and it was tough to paint yellow over it (see reason B) above)
    2) Because of reason A above, the coats of yellow paint ended up thicker than I'd have liked, and led to minor paint chipping in some small areas
    3) When I dyed the aformentioned top of the truck parts, I think some of the parts warped slightly, and thus don't fit quite so nicely anymore...

    Some of this probably could've been avoided if my starting point had been a Classics Magnus instead of a Classics Prime, but the latter was much easier to come by, unfortunately...

    With that being said, I'm still glad this one's done as well. Please check out the pics. :) 

    And before anyone asks: No, I will not be repainting a City Commander set to match this one. :) 
     

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  2. deliciouspeter

    deliciouspeter Back in Black TFW2005 Supporter

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    Ebay:
    awesome.
     
  3. REDLINE

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    you get +2 for originality, and +1 for such a great job painting a color that sucks to paint. did you spray the paint? I assume so as I see no brush strokes at all. well done man.
     
  4. TTT

    TTT OutOfCommissionToys.com

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    Very nice indeed, the cab parts on his forearms would benefit greatly from a little black or silver paint brushed on to cover up the overspray.
     
  5. Lucs

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    Always like a good repainted Convoy. The yellow photographs better than you make it sound. Nice job
     
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    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

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    Looks good to me!!....:thumb 
     
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    I'd buy that instantly. Theres nothing wrong with it in my opinion!
     
  8. Fr33domgundam

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    Thanks for the reminder about the overspray; I noticed it after taking the pics, but forgot to fix it! :) 

    Woke up early to take care of it; I opted to remove the paint there with a bit of paint thinner to show the clear blue to be more accurate to the Henkei paint scheme.

    Here's a quickie photo after it was done:
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    I'll re-take the main picture later tonight; didn't have time to do it before leaving for work this morning. :) 
     
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    TTT OutOfCommissionToys.com

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    That's a MILLION times better...:drool: 
     
  10. Cinemastique

    Cinemastique Earth Culture Specialist

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    It went from "neat" to "awesome" with the group shot.
     
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    I really like this piece! What I like even better is Powered Convoy! Powered Convoy FTW!!

    FG, it's nice to see you creating and posting your work again! I hope we see more from you soon :thumb 
     
  12. beigoma

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    Man, that yellow/black paint scheme just pops! These strong contrasting colors accentuate each other really well. Is all of the yellow and black sprayed? It all looks really smooth.

    Also, why do you call it "shining"?
     
  13. REDLINE

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    because its supposed to be the shining UM, which was a clear-yellow plastic limited release of the original UM mold in Japan.
     

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