Minor/Repaint: Masterpiece Grimlock V2

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  1. Jbarb78

    Jbarb78 Well-Known Member

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    I had a lot of fun painting the last one, so I decided to do another, but this time a little different. I went for a more worn and weathered look, thought I stayed away from battle damage since I always figured Grimlock was the one dishing out the damage.

    I started with an Ultra Flat Black Krylon Fusion base coat, over the entire figure. All of the chrome pieces were sanded to give the black a tooth to grab on to. Then I did a light drybrush of blue, followed by a special metallic mix that I made from Testors Model Master enamels. Then I airbrushed Kustom Kolor Millitary Gray to shade in the panels, in a very light and thin coat. Afterwards, all details were hand painted with MM enamels, followed by a final coating of Dullcote lacquer.

    Aside from the eyes, every surface of this guy was completely painted. The little screw covers were a pain to remove safely, but worth the effort in my opinion. Comments and criticisms welcome, thanks for looking.

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  2. starscream-99

    starscream-99 Well-Known Member

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    Wow! That is a bad ass paint job.
     
  3. Long_Haul

    Long_Haul N*ggacon

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    Str8 Nasty, Grimlock is Mister Pimp Nasty. Look at the Colors, THE COLORS, DUKE!
     
  4. Altitron

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    Any way to get another light source in there? Some of the pictures seem very dark and hard to make out.

    I really like what you did with the previously shiney gold parts, though. The worn, rustic look works extremely well. You make me want to dirty up my own MP Grimlock. :) 

    LOL, I remember that commercial!

    - Alty
     
  5. SonOfNemesis

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    WOW Jbarb, I think this is your best one yet! Excellent job on the very realistic worn effect. I love the shadowing on this sucker!! If I weren't a customizer myself, I'd buy this for sure man!

    I also noticed you painted all the little bolts on Grimmy. Looks excellent!
     
  6. Alloy Alchemist

    Alloy Alchemist Decepticon sympathizer

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    paint apps are great as always! pictures are great too!
     
  7. Zildjian

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    So awesome. This may be the best weathered version I have seen. Awesome!!
     
  8. darksage78

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    Very nice attention to the extra paint detailings - very impressive paint overall too. Grimmy stands out ALOT more.
     
  9. Algernon

    Algernon Radicon Acolyte

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    Just beautiful, man!
     
  10. encline

    encline customizer of love TFW2005 Supporter

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    I like it!!! ..painting each bolt is a sweet touch....
     
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    KINGBOTZ www.KINGBOTZ.com TFW2005 Supporter

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    Very nice! Me like rivets & war stories.
     
  12. Tigertrack

    Tigertrack Back In The Game!

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    Considering how the Dinobots were built, I think the rivets are very fitting.
    This is one awesome piece of work! I would've added LED's in the eyes at least. But, this is simply beautiful piece of work.
     
  13. Jbarb78

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    Thanks everyone! Though I must admit, the figure itself was already pretty cool.
     
  14. SonOfNemesis

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    It 'was' pretty cool until you came out with this man!
     
  15. Jbarb78

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    Thanks Zac. He's now up on ebay, just in time to crawl under some lucky tree.
     
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    Can you link the auction, please?

    - Alty
     
  17. Zildjian

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    And I am watching......
     
  18. frenzyrumble

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    nice work jbarb. love the attention to detail. I've seen your custom Grimlock in person and was blown away.
     
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    so nice and beautiful painted,shading is very outstanding
     
  20. Dormamu

    Dormamu I am Broot.

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    He reminds me of a great companion to the Dark Retribution WST Dinobots. Awesome airbrushing!
     

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