Minor/Repaint: HftD leader Starscream

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by hthrun, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2011
    Posts:
    4,881
    Trophy Points:
    172
    Likes:
    +13
    Ebay:
    UPDATE: Post #13

    I've already posted about Starscream's ball joint wrists here and about Timesynch's boosters here. Recently I added some gold chrome to him and figured I give him his own thread...
    What do you guys think of this look? I don't plan on repainting all of him, but may hit some areas here and there (I've already done some wires on his arms and his little missiles). So I should be able to keep using chrome if I find other gold areas in CGI pics...
     

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Jan 9, 2014
  2. rattraprules98

    rattraprules98 AKA Chr0nus

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2009
    Posts:
    3,659
    News Credits:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    177
    Location:
    California
    Likes:
    +40
    Wow that chrome looks nice!

    Also, background Bludgeon makes me LAWL! :lolol 
     
  3. OMEGAPRIME1983

    OMEGAPRIME1983 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2005
    Posts:
    12,831
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Likes:
    +633
    Ebay:
    Wrote, that gold looks great, I may have to try my hand at using that stuff again.
     
  4. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2011
    Posts:
    4,881
    Trophy Points:
    172
    Likes:
    +13
    Ebay:
    Ha ha! You're the second person to notice him. I didn't even think of it when I was taking the pics. I used a poor man's flight stand to have him leaping into battle :) 

    Thanks! I'm thinking of using the gold chrome on other things like Ironhide and Optimus knuckles...

    EDIT: Moved original pics to this post...
     

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Nov 15, 2012
  5. nemesisconvoy

    nemesisconvoy Gundam Pilot

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2008
    Posts:
    3,130
    Trophy Points:
    202
    Likes:
    +223
    The Gold looks great, but it tends to make the rest of him look kinda unfinished, you know what I mean?
     
  6. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2011
    Posts:
    4,881
    Trophy Points:
    172
    Likes:
    +13
    Ebay:
    Yep, I do. He's kind of tricky because there are a lot of areas I'd like to paint, and probably will, but I don't want to touch the tatooed areas. I don't even want to try repainting those...
     
  7. SantaClaus

    SantaClaus Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2011
    Posts:
    102
    Trophy Points:
    56
    Likes:
    +0
    Needs a black wash and dry brush.
     
  8. rattraprules98

    rattraprules98 AKA Chr0nus

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2009
    Posts:
    3,659
    News Credits:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    177
    Location:
    California
    Likes:
    +40
    Huh... that's actually pretty cool...
     
  9. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2011
    Posts:
    4,881
    Trophy Points:
    172
    Likes:
    +13
    Ebay:
    That sounds like a good idea, I'll probably do that next time I work on him...

    I've got a few of those flight stands in my office. I was using two of them to hold up the ark :thumb 
     
  10. Timothy.R

    Timothy.R Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2011
    Posts:
    9,870
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Likes:
    +958
    looks cool. but i think you're missing some gold for his face, especially his mouth. and you should paint his missiles.. they have like a green striped pattern.
     
  11. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2011
    Posts:
    4,881
    Trophy Points:
    172
    Likes:
    +13
    Ebay:
    Thanks, I'll have to examine his face some more. I might need to use paint, those areas will probably be too small ands intricate for the chrome...
    I used markers on the missiles, but they're starting to fade. I'll definitely have to paint those, too...
     
  12. cheetor71

    cheetor71 Autobot

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2009
    Posts:
    5,152
    Trophy Points:
    191
    Likes:
    +2
    This looks good.
     
  13. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2011
    Posts:
    4,881
    Trophy Points:
    172
    Likes:
    +13
    Ebay:
    11-15-12 update

    Thank you, I hope it looks even better now :)  I worked on him some yesterday, keeping in mind the advice I received earlier in this thread...

    - I tried out doing a wash on areas of his back that aren't visible in jet mode, at least not on top. This was the first time I've ever tried a wash and wanted to see what people think. There were some areas it was hard to get the excess black off. Maybe it was because it dried too much before I wiped those. I might have to check out the tutorials again...

    - I did some "dry" brushing on his shoulders and thighs. I'll have to do his forearms and other areas next...

    - I painted the missiles on his weapon a light green. It's kind of hard to distinguish it from the gray, so I painted some silver on the blades....

    - I added a little gold to his face. I think his head will be helped out a lot with a wash, once I'm better at it :) 
     

    Attached Files:

Share This Page