Minor/Repaint: HFTD Sidearm Sideswipe flame removal

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  1. sideswipe88

    sideswipe88 Stig's Asian Cousin

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    I know this is old but since DOTM Sideswipe isn't Silver He will be my stand in for now, I removed the red using nailpolish remover and a cloth.

    Sorry for the bad pics.:eek: 

    I used a crappy sharpie for a quick touch up:) 

    Comments and crits welcome :D 

    NOTE: There is sliver paint underneath the flames except for the front part of the grill which makes DOTM sideswipe's chest (only reference I can think of)
     

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  2. ThinkTank Customs

    ThinkTank Customs TFW2005-Citizen

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    Nice, i had just repainted him, really hated the Red paint in the hood
     
  3. Bern

    Bern Pathetic fools!

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    I think this looks way better without the red.

    But I'm just wondering, when looking at the pics, and you realize that each one is extremely blurry or dark, why still upload them anyway without trying to get the best pics possible first?
     
  4. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    I'm debating whether or not to do this. I kind of like the variety the flames provide...
     
  5. sideswipe88

    sideswipe88 Stig's Asian Cousin

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    Sorry about that I was rushing to do this because i'm leaving for camping soon and well the good camera is packed away, all I had was cell phone crap.:( 

    Will try to replace them once i'm back :) 
     
  6. BLOODRAGED189

    BLOODRAGED189 Getting a job to buy TFs.

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    I actually repainted him into Chromedome and gave him a giant arsenal that's incorporated into his vehicle mode (basically, I thought he needed more weapons and didn't like his backpack), but incorporated the design on him cause I liked it so much. Totally makes up for Track's flames.
     
  7. amethysted

    amethysted Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the tip!

    As much as I hate the red falmes, I'm not about to ruin an awesome fig with my feeble skills. Plus I swapped his head w ROTF Swerve. So theres a little more red...
     
  8. jru42287

    jru42287 With great power...

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    How did you not take the silver off too? I've been wanting to do this sooo bad.
     
  9. Tyrannosaur

    Tyrannosaur 100% Sarcastic Saurian

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    Just tried it now, it shouldn't. :)  Just a head's up though, the headlight parts that form his arms (The vents/ducts right below each headlight) have no silver paint on them so you'll have to paint them yourself.

    Oh, and make sure you do this in a well-ventilated area too. The smell of the nail polish remover can get to ya lol

    I have a couple questions for the OP:

    1.) Which nail polish remover brand/type did you use? I just tried it on mine and it didn't come off too well, there is some reddish-pink paint still left on the car mode.
    2.) What kind of sharpie? Does it rub off easily on the plastic?
     
  10. sideswipe88

    sideswipe88 Stig's Asian Cousin

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    I'll tell you once I'm home :) 

    EDIT: I used the average silver sharpie you would get in the store "Sharpie metallic silver". And the nail polish remover is "Sally Hansen (brand), Maximum strength" it is 340 ml and has an arm holding a shiny barbell. I don't know where it was from because it's not mine :p  MY CAMERA DIED SO I WILL USE MY WEBCAM
     
  11. sideswipe88

    sideswipe88 Stig's Asian Cousin

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    NEW CRAP IMAGES! :p 
     

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