Minor/Repaint: How to make a custom nobody will care about (ROTF Nightracer)

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  1. tabtiurf

    tabtiurf Chimeracon

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    step 1: Pick a base figure nobody likes! *check*
    step 2: Make it into a character nobody knows! *check*

    :D 

    The rules of my fembot collection call for only 1 version of any given character, so my movie Arcee had to become someone else on account of Animated Arcee, and I decided Nightracer might be kinda fun, if for no other reason than her unusual colors.

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    Here she is with her all her deco on, in case you're wondering why my version has blue stripes.

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    And yes, that IS a kissy-winky-girly version of the Decepticon logo on the sides of her bike mode.

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    Here she is facing off with ROTF Chromia. Blam blam! Vroooooom! Say what you want about these motormaid designs, but I love the sense of motion the figures impart.

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    It's just too bad the stands they come with kinda wreck the effect. That's why both my girls have custom LEGO stands that are less obtrusive and allow more dynamic posing.

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    This is my first time ever trying drybrushing. I'm generally pleased with the results!

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  2. dkrolickm

    dkrolickm Beast Wars Predacon

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    Beautiful!
    I love your goal of each fembot being a different figure!
    WAAAY too many fembots are the same TF! :D 
     
  3. chansformers

    chansformers butcher of the bots

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    dude!!!now that's sick and original!!
    i completely forgot about g2 nightracer!!!
    loving your update to her.
    the "kissy" decepticon logos and the blue rims seal the deal for me!!!!
    good show:cool: 
     
  4. exclusacon

    exclusacon Expert with the Scopes!

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    Very nice!
     
  5. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    amazing. I love your work on this. really comes across well
     
  6. hippymule

    hippymule Duocon

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    that would me cool if you got one of the heads from the arcee twins and put it on a lockdown body, and repainted it. I mean after all her original design was a car;I'm not sure if the head would fit in scale with a lockdown body though.
     
  7. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    I don't care about this.

    Just kidding. The custom looks great. Very clean looking.
     
  8. tabtiurf

    tabtiurf Chimeracon

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    Thanks all! Glad you like her!

    Yeah, but so was Arcee. That didn't stop her from being a motorcycle in just about everything since g1. If it's good enough for Arcee, Elita-1 & Chromia, it's good enough Nightracer :D 
     
  9. Alteron_Sheng

    Alteron_Sheng 'Tis an Kitbasher & Elder TFW2005 Supporter

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    Yay, Nightracer! That's a fun character and I liked that color scheme. I'm surprised you used a motorcycle instead of a carfomer
     
  10. QmTablit

    QmTablit Disguise: Check. Robot...

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    That insignia is genius.
     
  11. autobotx23

    autobotx23 Banned

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    Great job on the decals. I care! Damnit, I care!! :thumb 
     
  12. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Nightracer is cool, and certainly doesn't get enough kitbasher lovin'! You continue to make really cool pieced, buddy! What was your process for painting the cycle body?
     
  13. jametron

    jametron Release the Kraken!!!!!!!

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    :lol , dig the 'con symbol!
     
  14. Maximo Prime

    Maximo Prime Bassist of Ill Repute

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    I totally forget who G2 Nightracer is, but i very much dig this. the color apps are clean, they pop, the deco is fun, and i love the symbol. way to take chances!
     
  15. deaculpa

    deaculpa Seven Star Fist

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    agreed.
     
  16. beigoma

    beigoma Autobot TFW2005 Supporter

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    Decepti-flirt symbol FTW!
     
  17. Kraken

    Kraken Is a vegiesaurus, Lex. Veteran

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    Pure genius, from head to lego stand, your fembots are amazing, and I adore that con symbol!

    You need to post a group shot at some point :D 
     
  18. tabtiurf

    tabtiurf Chimeracon

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    Thanks! The problem with group shots is they're never complete! :D  There's one back in my Scylla thread, but Nightracer here isn't in it.


    Decepti-flirt! That's perfect! Henceforth, that is the name of that symbol! :D 


    Thanks! I tried painting the green directly on, but soon discovered I was going to need to prime her. Her paint color is primarily yellow and has really weak opacity. So I took her apart, taped her up, sprayed the pink bits, painted the insides black and the outsides green. The blue on her head, wheels & chest is painted, but the blue stripes are cut vinyl, as are the black arcs and the Decepti-flirt logos. I know it's cheating, but on the other hand... uh... I got nothing. :D 
     
  19. simplygriff

    simplygriff ยต - Elitist Dick

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    Wow. Very nice! With the lego stand it almost makes me want to buy that mold. Almost... :lol 
    -G
     
  20. scuba

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    i am digging this for reasons which im not quite sure
     

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