Minor/Repaint: I'm a Gold... Bug

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by jourdo, Oct 30, 2006.

  1. jourdo

    jourdo TFW2005 Supporter

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    This is actually an almost complete WIP. I an still needing to recast the head as this one has a few holes which are not visible at the moment. But I had to share my weekend work with y'all. As soon as I saw Classics Bumblebee, I knew I had to try and do Goldbug. Always liked that version better (less wimpy I suppose).

    Poor Bumblebee pissed off the wrong Dremel.

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    And a hot wax treatment later...

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    Just a shot of the paint shop.

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    The original and the upgrade...

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    Classics Goldbug!!!

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    Like I said, this is just the initial casting of the head. I still need to redo this. This was my first time casting resin parts. Overall it was not too bad... just need to learn how to avoid the air bubbles. Also this was before the final paint touch-up and the clear coat. I'll take a reshoot when I finish up with the head.

    Thoughts? Criticisms? Tips?
     
  2. Codimus Prime

    Codimus Prime Missouri Toy Hunter

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    pretty dang sweet... really nice color.

    needs some apps on the face though. just imo.
     
  3. jourdo

    jourdo TFW2005 Supporter

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    I'm planning to create a hybrid between the comic/cartoon version for the face. Keeping the bulk of it gold and adding some blue to the eyes and grey to the faceplate.

    This will go on head v. 2.0.
     
  4. Optimus Scourge

    Optimus Scourge Arcee's boy toy Veteran

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    Sweet, man, good luck on the head. :thumb 
     
  5. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    I never did like how they changed GB's horns like that, but liked the face. I think the orange clashes with the gold tho... but you've done a bangup job on your custom! nice smooth painting, good molding on the head too.
     
  6. Cobalt Agent

    Cobalt Agent My dick kills dinosaurs

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    Ha! This is what we should have gotten instead of BB!
     
  7. Gears

    Gears buh-buh-body ya Veteran

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    Looking good. I'd love to see a gold chromed Gold bug figure in classics, I hope it doesn't end up being some kind of hard to find exclusive if one gets officially made.
     
  8. Spekkio

    Spekkio Master of War

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    Neat idea! Only criticism: I imagine he hasn't anyplace to store his weapon, yes? Otherwise, good stuff and looking forward to seeing more.
     
  9. Belgrath

    Belgrath Boom! Nutshot!

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    Good job, jourdo.
     
  10. Dark_Convoy

    Dark_Convoy Old Bastard Veteran

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    Awesome, I always thought classic BB was very reminiscent of Goldbug, love what you did with the head, are you going to paint the grill and behind the headlights?

    again, awesome job so far!
     
  11. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Dry built

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    Nice man but, didn't Gold bug have a blue head in both the toy and the show?
     
  12. shade 0066

    shade 0066 Live Fast, Drive Faster!

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    I love it man. I had the same Idea, but Im not that talented. I cant wait to see him finished.
     
  13. Drake

    Drake Smooth Is Smooth Baby

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    Looks fantastic so far. Whose gun is that? That's one my only beefs with BB is they didn't give him a gun.
     
  14. SPLIT LIP

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    Thats Energon Ironhide's gun.
     
  15. LigerPrime

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    I will keep checking this thread out until you complete this, Draven! The head sculpt of Gold Bug looks good!
     
  16. Liokaiser

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    Very nice work.
     
  17. Nerd Bomber

    Nerd Bomber Consulting your needs

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    I hope they make a goldbug remold of it for real.
     
  18. ckhtiger

    ckhtiger old skool fool

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    oh man, can I get one of those heads? I've got a spare bumblebee, and have been wondering what to do with it.
     
  19. Alpha

    Alpha I saved the internet.

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    It looks good dude! :thumb  I think that your non custom BB is the chest vent change.




    WTK? I thought I all ready posted in here, but I looked and didn't see my post. Weird. :confused: 
     
  20. Boggs6ft7

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    looks great, I like that color combo
     

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