Minor/Repaint: Henkei/United Cliff

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  1. QmTablit

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    All I was really aiming for with this was a Henkei-style Cliffjumper that matched paint apps with Henkei Bumblebee.

    In a nutshell- I partswapped Classics CJ with Classics Bumblebee, did the jet-ski head mod, the went over the entire car with a coat of Tamiya Italian Red, used Tamiya Light Gun Metal for the arms and legs, and top coat with Future.

    The roof was a bit of a pain to paint. I went over initially brushing on a layer of simple Red, then another layer of Red with Flat White mixed in and a little bit of Flat Base, and then a quick layer of Clear Red over the top of that. It doesn't match perfectly and honestly the camera lies a little bit in these pictures, making it look closer than it is. But you wouldn't have known that if I didn't just say.

    Figure isn't 100% complete, still need the hoodscoop and spoiler chromed as well as a white-bordered Autobot sticker.

    Comments and Crit appreciated.

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    Oh yeah, and the gun is Armada OP's gun, painted in Gun Metal.
     

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  2. Megatron31

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    looks really good man
     
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    It's good seeing more of your stuff. Is the gun from Armada Prime?
     
  4. QmTablit

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    Thanks.
    Thanks. Yeah, CJ punked him for his gun.
     
  5. pumpkingonzo

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    I love it, looks great! Beautiful deep red, really smart.
     
  6. QmTablit

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    Thanks. Yeah, had to do something about the weak plastic red-orange. Hasbro doesn't like a good old plain red for some reason.
     
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    Nicely done. I like that you're actually getting parts chromed to make it a Henkei Cliff!
     
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    Thanks. Chrome is a must for me and my projects.
     
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    Before you throw it in the trash because it's so awful, always consider the donation to Christmas for Quaddy option.


    :D 

    I think it's pretty amazing how much of a difference a nice paint job on a car shell can make on a TF like this; great work, and I'm glad you finally posted this :thumb 
     
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    Thanks. And yeah, no kidding. I've had this done up to this point pretty much since the Summer, before CybCon.
     
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    Looks very cool!
     
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    Brilliant! This is what we should have got in the first place.
     
  13. QmTablit

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    Thanks.

    I do think it was a bit silly for Takara to declare "no redecoes" on the Henkei line, but to be fair they actually stuck with it. Any redeco was a store or convention exclusive*. Retools excluded, of course.

    But I agree. We should have gotten a non-MiniBot Henkei Cliff, as well as an Ultra Magnus redeco of Henkei Prime. Sometimes I don't understand their design/marketing department. But that goes just as much for Hasbro's as well.



    *EDIT: Oh, I lie. The Z trio were all mass market.
     
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    that is awesome
     
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    Great job. Love the head and the paint. Love that shade of red. Wish I had the balls to try that head mod :( 
     
  17. QmTablit

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    Thanks. It definitely risky, since you only get one jet-ski to cut right.

    I'm not even sure how I did it without a hobby saw.
     
  18. TCracker

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    How could I miss this? This is a very good mod.
     
  19. QmTablit

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    LOL I seem to have ninja threads. LOL

    Thanks.
     
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    AAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA.... I was about to try it earlier. I have a Dremel. I took it out. I was sitting there with it and the jet ski piece and couldn't do it. Lol. Maybe tomorrow.... It's just that I'm not 100% sure what to cut.
     

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