Minor/Repaint: Henkei/United Stuntron Wildrider

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  1. QmTablit

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    Stuntrons, pt. 1: Breakdown - http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/263560-henkei-united-stuntrons.html

    01.11.2011

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    Repaint of Classics Rodimus. Yes, Classics. I began this before the BiS 2-pack was released, which I still don't have.

    Don't know where to start. After priming, I used a layer of Tamiya Mica Silver. After giving that a day or so to cure, I went over that with a layer of Tamiya Smoke. The car hood/chest is intentionally darker than the rest, with Gun Metal sprayed on initially before a layer of Smoke.

    The red on the arms is actually a mix of Clear Red with normal Red and a drop of Smoke for a little dark touch.

    The face, like Breakdown, is a mix of Aluminum and Clear Red. I just used a little more Clear Red this time to get a redder face.

    And again, the Destron/Decepticon insignia are from eHobby stickers.

    And yeah, the windows are painted over. First with the Mica Silver, then over that with Clear Red. There's just no way I could turn blue plastic red. And I couldn't remove that pin there, so I just went a primed the entire thing.

    Like always- questions, comments, and critique are more than welcome.

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  2. Overhaulimus

    Overhaulimus Sword of Fury!

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    Too sweet.

    I love this, great job on him.
     
  3. Ramrider

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    You know, seeing this makes me want to turn my Classics Rod into Wildrider, too - he was always my favourite of the Stunticons, and the mods and paintjob you've done here make him really look the part; far moreso than the black-redeco jobbie he got in Japan. To be honest, I think the mould actually looks better without the spoiler, too. Top job. :D 
     
  4. Alloy Alchemist

    Alloy Alchemist Decepticon sympathizer

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    looks awesome man!good job!
     
  5. x BlackMagnus x

    x BlackMagnus x Is not impressed

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    Sweet! I too am currently working on my Stunticons, finally getting my hands on RTS Roddy allowed me to continue on this project. I have done some(Easy) mods on the spoiler that might be helpful in the look of yours. Lmk if you want a tip or two.
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  6. Long_Haul

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    Damn Man, i knew this would look great
     
  7. Megatron31

    Megatron31 I Belong to Nobody! TFW2005 Supporter

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    Fantastic. Is a menasor in the works?
     
  8. QmTablit

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    Didn't do any mods at all, but glad you like the paint deco I gave it.

    I'd say if you're going to do one up, use the BiS Rodimus because of what I've heard so far about the toy's quality. The already stiff joints on my Rodimus became incredibly stiffer after painting. I imagine the added primer and paint could help some of the looseness issues of the BiS release.

    And regarding the spoiler, Rodimus needs it, but it doesn't suit Wildrider a bit. Which is why I left it off.
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    I was thinking I might just lob off the actual spoiler part of it and keep the rotating part that pegs onto the car's rear, just to fill that space up.
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    Simple answer: yes. However long it takes me to do it.
     
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    Megatron31 I Belong to Nobody! TFW2005 Supporter

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    Can't wait to see it man your paint work is incredible
     
  10. QmTablit

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    Thanks, glad you like it.
     
  11. x BlackMagnus x

    x BlackMagnus x Is not impressed

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    Exactly this. Cut the spoiler off flush with where it attatches to the back. It helps keep the alt mode together WAY better and slighty improves the look
     
  12. Ramrider

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    I'm counting your removing the spoiler as a mod. :p 
    To be honest, I doubt I'd bother hunting down a two-pack I don't need to do this, as I already have the 'spare' Rodimus. If it's too stiff, I'll just do some filing.
     
  13. QmTablit

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    True. I actually just want the set for Cyclonus.
     
  14. Ramrider

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    Fair enough. I actually prefer the original Universe Cyclonus; I'm just painting him up in a slightly lighter purple and gunmetal.
     
  15. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    This is a really neato custom. I always enjoy things from you, bud :) 
     
  16. 12bulkhead

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    Nice
     
  17. Mattw38

    Mattw38 Well-Known Member

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    to remove pins, you need a pin punch set. The tool company, Stanley, makes a great pin punch set (which I have) and it works wonders on those pins..if you do not have that set, a finishing nail or small nail would do the trick, too. BTW..who is that blue bot next to Wildrider?
     
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    That looks cool man! nice job!
     
  19. Ramrider

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    Or alternatively, an old precision screwdriver and hammer works fine. I've got an old Phillips driver whose bit doesn't stay in the shaft very well, so it's useless for driving screws, but it's just right for punching out pins.

    And the other 'bot would be Breakdown.
     
  20. QmTablit

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    I know. I know how to remove pins, I just couldn't get to that one.

    The blue guy is my Breakdown, I put the link at the top of the initial post.
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    Oddly enough, what I use are other pins I've knocked out. I hold them over the pin with some locking pliers and hammer them out over an old piece of tree truck (taken off of a Christmas tree the other year).
     

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