Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by vector, Nov 1, 2007.
This is a work in progress but this is what I think Longarm should be.
How did you get the shiny metallic look on his chestplate?
Well, ain't that all kinds of cool!
Oooo that diamond plating looks HOT now !
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.
Very nice indeed!
that's sweet...deff like the diamond plate and shoulder cannon...does the cannon stay attached and swings up...or is it seperated?
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.
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.
Do the hubcaps too! (Light grey, not shiny)
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.
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.
Try doing both, it looks crazy cool.
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.
I second that. How did you do that?
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.
ahh see thats another benefit for enamels...
If the paint it > 2 days dry (fully cured) I use a 1:1 thinner 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.
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? 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.
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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