Minor/Repaint: Human Alliance Bumblebee

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by hthrun, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. sezz

    sezz Screenaccuracypurist

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    Nice custom,
    It still amazes me, how many customs you can build in such a short time, I am starting to believe that your day consists out of 30 hours at least:) 
    Wish I had so much time, since I had to temporarely stop working on my bumblebee because I'm too busy with school at the moment.
     
  2. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    Ha ha! I've got a great job where I can work on them here and there. At home I've got them on a rotation. When I'm able to, one night I'll work on Devastator, the next I'll work on a smaller project (currently my Ark), and the third I'll work on some kind of painting (which had been HA Bee)...
     
  3. jaraxel

    jaraxel Well-Known Member

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    quick question... how sturdy is this stuff? I mean given these are tf's you want to transform them so if it rubs off or is too fragile then would only be good for display pieces?
     
  4. jigs625

    jigs625 Autobot-TODA Operator

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    Extremely nice mods sir.... btw do you think DOTM leader bee's head will fit HA bee?
     
  5. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    Thanks! Unfortunately I can't answer your question, I don't have a leader Bee or have even held one...

    It's not very sturdy. I like to put Future on it but it still scratches off. It's definitely better for display only pieces.
    My toys are mostly on display, but I let my kids play with them some too. My customs are just for my collection and I don't mind fixing paint and chrome scratches when they occur.
    For this last shoot, I had to put some new chrome on the Chevy symbol and on one of the CAMARO letters...
     
  6. jaraxel

    jaraxel Well-Known Member

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    ah.. I see, thanks. So definitely not for me ;-)
     
  7. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    Yeah, they're not as good as a painting on chrome I'm sure, but it's something I'm able to do at my job and works well for my situation. Just like I'm unable to use spary paint or an air brush for now :) 
     
  8. Gatchaman

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    Good Stuff HT! The hands look great!

    I'll answer this one for you since my HA Bee is sportin' a dotm leader bee head:

    Yes, it looks very good, better detailing and a better battle mask, but it needs to be modded, dotm leader Bee's head is on a swivel joint, so you need to convert it to work on a ball joint.
     
  9. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    Thanks Gatchaman! If I ever can find a leader Bee on discount, I might have to use the head for HA Bee and the body for a reshell of some other character...
     
  10. UltraMagnus2008

    UltraMagnus2008 Autobot

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    Great job Henry,i love the chrome details
     
  11. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    Thanks Tim!
     
  12. Long_Haul

    Long_Haul N*ggacon

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    I like the hands from Shapeways, but they look kinda long, am i weird?
     
  13. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    I think they're really close. Looking at the hand when it's folded back for the cannon to be used, the open hand is about the same length as Bee's forearm. I tried doing the same thing with my hand and forearm, and it's actually pretty close...
     
  14. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    3-18-13 update

    I spent about an hour painting him some more last night. Did a little more dry brushing on his legs and did some washes here and there. Still more to do for next time... :) 
     

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    Alloy Alchemist Decepticon sympathizer

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    Masterpiece in my opinion !
     
  16. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    Wow, thank you!
     
  17. Gatchaman

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    Looking good HT, I like the contrasting color of the silver knuckles to the gray of the fingers.
     
  18. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    Thanks! I actually used gold on the knuckles. They look much better in person :) 
     
  19. Gatchaman

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    Even better, just can't quite make it out in these pics, but good sounds like a good idea.
     
  20. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    It must be the lighting. Next time I take pics of a TF that I applied gold paint to, I'll have to pay close attention and see if I can get the color to show up better...
     

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