Minor/Repaint: HIGHBROW by Snake Eyes1975

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  1. Snake_eyes1975

    Snake_eyes1975 Peace through Tyranny!!

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    This one is for a buddy. Wanted to bring out all the great detailing on this mold, and give it a realistic worn in look. By far one of my most favorite voyagers. The camera is telling me I need a bit more yellow on the props..
    Pretty proud with how this one turned out, hence the zillion pics..

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  2. slackerforhire

    slackerforhire Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely beautiful. Excellent work!
     
  3. Noideaforaname

    Noideaforaname Pico, let's go up to Zuma

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    Oh man, I am so tempted to paint my Highbrow's propellers the same way now.

    I love how you accentuated all the existing details. He looks even more like he was ripped straight out of WWII, which is really saying something.
     
  4. UltraMagnus2008

    UltraMagnus2008 Autobot

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    Pretty cool
     
  5. bossman328

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    NICE!!!
     
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    Slipstreamer 8 Well-Known Member

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    He's one of my faves NICE job !!!
     
  7. takarei

    takarei auto bot wanderer

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    dude this is drool worthy i love the deatail wrk you put in the cock pit
     
  8. Big Hache

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    Night time... DAY TIME!

    This looks great!
     
  9. Stormvapor

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    exquisite work mate!
     
  10. Optimus1138

    Optimus1138 Minecraft Addict

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    That looks amazing! The details are all great, but my favorites are the stripes on the props and especially the burn marks behind the exhausts.
     
  11. Crossfire-034

    Crossfire-034 Insensitive jerk

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    Man, I absolutely love the lining and engine exhaust details you put on. I'm tempted to try something similar on Lugnut, assuming I ever find him in stock.
     
  12. kiienkYan

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    what do you use for black line? jus marker? or using brush?
     
  13. Snake_eyes1975

    Snake_eyes1975 Peace through Tyranny!!

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    I use a wash with a larger brush. There is a technique I used to "Drag" the paint into the lines with a capillary action. Works great when your doing a wash on light colors that you dont want black paint on. You just get the brush real wet with your wash, and touch it to the panel line (Brush must have a good point) Then the wash will be pulled from the brush into the panel, Then its just a matter of balancing how much you have on the brush to the model. If your brush is a bit dry, it will pull wash OFF, if its wetter, it will put it on. Just takes some practice and then you dont have to do all that scrubbing with a rag after..just a few touch ups and thats it. After I have got enough wash in the panel line the "spots" on areas where you dont want it are easily picked back up by just rubbing your brush on a rag, and the brush will pick up what you dont want.

    Thanks everyone..This one was real fun
     
  14. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    Wow, that's amazing!!! Was it hard to get the canopy off to work on the inside of the cockpit?

    I hope you don't mind me asking here, but I've been wondering about that cannon underneath the cockpit. As far as I can tell, it doesn't seem to have much of a purpose. It's covered and points backward in vehicle mode, and it doesn't seem able to do anything it robot mode, unless I'm missing it...

    Again, great work!
     
  15. Snake_eyes1975

    Snake_eyes1975 Peace through Tyranny!!

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    Hey, Thanks Henry!

    I didnt think It was a cannon, more like a jet engine in jet mode, and a jet pack in bot.. But no getting in the canopy was easy, one screw to split the engine, and another to remove the canopy, There was a tad of glue on the front, but careful prying with a small flathead popped it right off
     
  16. plowking

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

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    Beautiful work Dave. I absolutely love all the attention to detail you put into him. From the burn marks of the exhaust to the detailed gauges in the cockpit.

    Ace work my friend.
     
  17. Snake_eyes1975

    Snake_eyes1975 Peace through Tyranny!!

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    That's PK, means a lot coming from you, realtime glad you dig it buddy.
     

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