Minor/Repaint: Jet Vehicon sticker and paint comparison.

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  1. tb-1599

    tb-1599 Well-Known Member

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    So I got my 3 Jet Vehicons and I put the stickers on one and decided to paint one. I took some very bad photos and I would like to see what everybody likes better. The stickers are on top and the painted version is on the bottom. It was painted with testors and cleared with floor polish.
    comments and constructive crit always welcome.

    The Wings
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    Paint.
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    Legs

    Stickers
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    Paint
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    Waist

    Stickers
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    Paint
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    Arms Micron

    Stickers
    [​IMG]

    Paint
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  2. tubbsii

    tubbsii KILL ALL HUMANS

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    love the purple you used. what'd you mix to get it?
     
  3. skylinezan

    skylinezan Well-Known Member

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    PAINT!

    the stickers are nice but in the long run, paint sticks longer.

    btw, what mix of paint did you use?
     
  4. tb-1599

    tb-1599 Well-Known Member

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    It's just Testors purple metal flake.
     
  5. rattraprules98

    rattraprules98 AKA Chr0nus

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    As soon as I read this, I just looked at the jar of it on my desk and went "Excellent..."
     
  6. [Wing_Saber-X]

    [Wing_Saber-X] BATTLE GAIA!

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    got to get Testors purple metal flake paint too.......
     
  7. leobreaker1977

    leobreaker1977 Well-Known Member

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    Definitely the paint! Looks much better and from what I have heard the am stickers aren't very good quality
     
  8. Prime Evil

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    Paint all the way!! Nice job.
     
  9. hater06

    hater06 Well-Known Member

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    oh nice! i have a few of those but never used it b4... always wondered what they looked like... lol - good job on apps too... very clean.
     
  10. tb-1599

    tb-1599 Well-Known Member

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    LOL
     
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    I will be definitely doing this to the 2 I got last week!
     
  12. Molina00

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    Hard to tell on the wings as blurry as the sticker picture is, but on all the others I would definately have to say paint. That purple looks great. I wish my Hobby Lobby had that color. They have a grape pearl which might be close though.
     
  13. tb-1599

    tb-1599 Well-Known Member

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    I know I have no Idea what happened with that picture. (Will prob redo it tonight).
    If you have a Michaels near by thats where I get my paints.
     
  14. Deceptigtar

    Deceptigtar Sworn Decepticon Assassin

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    hrmmm i like the idea of the paint instead of some of the stickers, like the ones on the legs and waist, but do like the silver stickers on the vehicle.

    i have 2 more coming and might try the purple/pink on the legs as i have a metallic sharpie that is perfect for these typs of touch ups.

    i also want to add this color to the front grill of the vehicle as i think it is sorely needed.
     
  15. tb-1599

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    Ohhh I didnt even think about the grill I may have to try that...
     
  16. soymonk

    soymonk Mathematical!

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    Definitely better looking with the paint. I did the same thing with the Takara version of the ground-based Vehicon.
     
  17. tb-1599

    tb-1599 Well-Known Member

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    I would love to see what somebody with better painting skills can do..
     
  18. Tarrn

    Tarrn Bikeformer Fanboy

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    Excellent, the paintwork definitely looks better. BTW, what do you mean by cleared with floor polish? Is that what you do to seal the paint and stop it rubbing off?
     
  19. tb-1599

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    Yup, there are certain floor polishes you can use for a clear coat and tighting ball joints and such.
     
  20. soymonk

    soymonk Mathematical!

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    Were you using Future?
     

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