Minor/Repaint: Longarm, My Way...

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  1. vector

    vector City Commander

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    This is a work in progress but this is what I think Longarm should be.

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  2. nightboomfer

    nightboomfer SeƱor Member

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    How did you get the shiny metallic look on his chestplate?
     
  3. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Well, ain't that all kinds of cool! :thumb 
     
  4. Gears

    Gears buh-buh-body ya Veteran

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    Sweet.
     
  5. TTT

    TTT OutOfCommissionToys.com

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    Oooo that diamond plating looks HOT now !
     
  6. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Dry built

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    Nice! Shiny, so shiny.

    I would suggest dry-brushing a little bit of black unto the blue and white of the arms and legs, though just on the robot parts. I find it makes all the figures look more movie accurate. (even for non-movie characters) Dry -brushing just the black doesn't make a whole lotta sense.
     
  7. Tech Spec

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    Very nice indeed!
     
  8. grock35

    grock35 Hmmmm...

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    that's sweet...deff like the diamond plate and shoulder cannon...does the cannon stay attached and swings up...or is it seperated?
     
  9. TonyzCustomz

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    Great job! Really like the chrome, is that the press on kind? I agree with SPLIT LIP, a light wash is in order and a dry brush to add that dirtiness and weathering.
     
  10. Quantum

    Quantum Oh good

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    Me likey me likey. I second the questions of how you did the diamond plate, and how the cannon attaches to his shoulder. U have greatly improved one of my favorite movie designs.
     
  11. tusko

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    Do the hubcaps too! (Light grey, not shiny)
     
  12. Cloudraker

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    Looks really good. The extra paint apps go along way. I didnt realize how dull my Long Arm was untill I saw this beauty!

    I just got this guy last night and the first thing I did was unscrew the gun from his right hand. Doesn't harm the Transformer in any way and still holds well in his left hand. I used some tape from the package to tape the screw in his truck cab for storage.
     
  13. frenzyrumble

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    wow. that chrome is beautiful.

    never drybrush a darker color onto a lighter color basecoat. it won't look right at all. if you want detail in the white areas, either base coat them grey and then drybrush with white, or use a wash with grey to fill in the crevises.
     
  14. TonyzCustomz

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    Try doing both, it looks crazy cool.
     
  15. frenzyrumble

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    nah, both isn't enough! I prime very dark, basecoat with a dark color, then work my way up usually 3 tones until I get the perfect hue. then I do 2 levels of washing. one lighter, one very dark (less) then I will drybrush, then highlight.
     
  16. maximus_primal

    maximus_primal Autobot

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    I second that. How did you do that?
     
  17. TonyzCustomz

    TonyzCustomz Am I doin it rite? TFW2005 Supporter

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    You do that all with enamels? what ratio do you thin your paints with thinner/alcohol? When I dry brush a dark color on a light color it adds a lot of depth, for me my favorite app for this is when painting metal it gives that scratched realistic look, way better than just dry brushing and a dark wash IMHO. The fact that you use all enamels has my mind racing as I have always hated them so much.
     
  18. frenzyrumble

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    ahh see thats another benefit for enamels...
    If the paint it > 2 days dry (fully cured) I use a 1:1 thinner:p aint ratio. and carefully wash. not a very wet wash, but I let the thinners in the paint aid it in filling in details/crevises.
    If the paint is < 2 days dry (not fully cured) I wash with acrylic. Then seal that in with a clear enamel: matte/semi/gloss, depending on amt. of gloss I am going for.
     
  19. TonyzCustomz

    TonyzCustomz Am I doin it rite? TFW2005 Supporter

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    I think I will still stick to my Reaper Master Paint set and my trusty cans of krylon satin and gloss. To each his own right? :drunk  Any who, I really don't think that it's the type of paint that you use but more of what your more comfortable with that gives you the best finished product.
     
  20. vector

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    Hello everyone and thanx for all the comments. There are still some things I want to do to Longarm, like change the wheels. The chrome areas are done with Bare-metal-foil. Keep your thoughts comming.
     

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