Minor/Repaint: Leader Class Prime

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  1. Optimus Layne

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    Finally finished chroming my leader class prime today her are a couple of pics i got so far

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  2. TonyzCustomz

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    Great job! :thumb  Nice and clean, I see you did not go the usual drybrush method. What method of chroming did you use, paint?
     
  3. Optimus Layne

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    hell nah im learning though off tips from Jin and you
     
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    its testors i forgot the number i have it at home
     
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    Agreed. Nice job.

    Drybrushing done properly is very effective, but it's nice to see a clean toy once in awhile.

    Looks like you have some nice shelving too.
     
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    :eek:  thanks, Jins work is truly great as well.
    I am starting to like the clean look a lot better now. I to love the shelves, some of mine are sadly on the floor as of now.:redface2: 
     
  7. Optimus Layne

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    thanks guys it took be about 5 evenings to complete i really appreciate the the compliments :thumbs2: 
     
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    Don't get me wrong. A proper drybrushing (several passes with different tints combined with a wash and some detail work) can look amazing on most any military style vehicle.

    But, yeah, a super clean, "right off the showroom floor" paintjob on the civilian alt modes is very nice and pretty hard to pull off.
     
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    fo sho
     
  10. SonRay

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    It doesnt really look like chrome to me. Chrome is much shinier and is more reflective. This is more of a very shiny silver look, but not chrome. That said it looks much better than the original. Bigger pics would be nice. :p 

    And yeah, sweet shelves.
     
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    this is what i used



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    Ive used the tamiya brand (now discontinued for some stupid reason) equivalent to that and it definitely isn't chrome, but its a good shade.

    I have some chrome spray paint by Humbrol, it gives a really awesome chrome finish that you can actually see yourself in, but it isn't very durable.
     
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    I was so mad when they stopped making it, it was really good paint.
     
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    Do you have any clue why they stopped it? They stopped making a few others i liked as well.
     
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    I agree. The same wih various weathering and dry brush techniques. Sometimes it's nice to see how a factory would do it. This one is great, clean fig. Good work.
     
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    I hope the Premiums look half that good, that's cool!
     
  17. TonyzCustomz

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    Probably because of cost, It was really high/fine pigment which means it was probably really expensive to make. I know the brand I am using right now the developer said they actually lose a very small amount of money on some of their metallic paints but do it because of the demand for such high quality.
     
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    I like Alclad. comes in spray or liquid (for airbrush) i think Xerticon or something like that name has some pics with it. I did my Jazz with it. It's nice stuff,
     
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    Wow, super shiny.
     
  20. TonyzCustomz

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    I saw your wip on your blog but the pic was not very good, what is it? Looks like it give a nice finish.
     

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