Minor/Repaint: Leader Ironhide Action Master with MODs

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  1. SonOfNemesis

    SonOfNemesis Well-Known Member

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    This is a full repaint that I fully took apart, cleaned, primed, base-coated, and intricately detailed. He comes with a few mods which are;

    - Blue LED swaps in head and chest (wired very neatly, soldered, and wrapped)
    - Mounted switch on Ironhide's back
    - Mounted battery pack on his back as well, which can be accessed by simply folding down his rear window section, which is on a hinge (all of which is neat and clean)
    - Head on a ball joint (nice and tight)
    - Fully articulated hands, wrists, and fingers
    - Feet modded with movie-like outer toes (better stability) and large front toes have been give articulation as well (about 1/4" movement).
    - Relocated foot panels to upper thighs
    - Relocated doors on arms to upper back (more movie accurate) and they are also on a hinge for added articulation
    - Cannons were scratch built using various weapons, TF parts, and some styrene. They are also on very strong magnets and the right-arm cannon has a removable heat shield/panel. I painted lighting effects on both cannons
    - License plate was hand painted, NOT decal
    - Knee mods were made as well for added posing ability (he can stand taller a straighter)

    All of his mods and LEDs and connection/hinge points are extremely clean and very strong. I used mainly enamel paints for his details however I did use lacquer base coats. I also gave him a gloss coat finish :) 

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  2. nemesisconvoy

    nemesisconvoy Gundam Pilot

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    That looks fantastic, bro!!! What type of paint did you use for the trucks body paneling?
     
  3. ThinkTank Customs

    ThinkTank Customs TFW2005-Citizen

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    Beautiful workmanship! Congratulation for this!
     
  4. SonOfNemesis

    SonOfNemesis Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, I used lacquer paint for the base coats.

    Thank you!
     
  5. Rodimeister0088

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    not enough metallic on some parts like the hands and legs. But i agree, the car parts and detail is outstanding. I very much like the detail with gold you added, and the detail on the face. Plus those are some really awesome guns
     
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    Reminds me of Batman.
     
  7. Ironkorr

    Ironkorr Ironkorr Customs

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    wow man, your modding came out pretty movie accurate. Nice bro, the torso lights are sick
     
  8. Matty

    Matty @StayingInTheBox Moderator News Staff

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    I love the way that looks. The all around black color scheme just works for this figure. Really nice custom as always!
     
  9. SonOfNemesis

    SonOfNemesis Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Rod, I appreciate your comments!

    Lol, must be because he's black right?

    Thanks bro, you should see it in person :) 

    Matt, thanks! This was not a fun custom for me to make generally speaking, but I did enjoy painting him mostly and the LED swap was very tedious for this particular figure's design.
     
  10. wheeljack2010

    wheeljack2010 Constructicon

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    Love the LED mod work broham! That blue is great! And your paint skillz always amaze me man. So crisp, clean and precise. I love every bit of it!
     

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