Minor/Repaint: Masterpiece Skywarp, MP-11 mold

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  1. Jarrod

    Jarrod Semi-retired Builder

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    So yeah, I'm sure we'll get this officially sometime in the future from either Hasbro or TT, but I wanted one now! :) 

    Skywarp's actually a little more than a straight repaint, I ended up using a number of Wal-Mart Skywarp bits on this one, mostly to avoid paint scraping. I used his knee joints, elbow joints, shoulder joints, thighs, hands, and the main wings nearly in their entirety including the back panels they're connected to and the hinges (yes the old, non-breakaway-safely ones). These parts were repainted to match, but should any paint chipping happen, there's a near-identical color underneath. Plus, I really wanted to keep the wing stripes from the Hasbro version since they were so beautifully painted on. The rest of the parts are Hasbro's Thundercracker.

    For the color scheme, I wanted to go cartoon accurate (for the most part) to match Starscream and Thundercracker (after I made some adjustments to him as well.) Tamiya Metallic black was used for the main color, as well as Semi-gloss black for the thighs, joints, and other robot bits. The grey is a custom silvery grey, while the purple is a custom mix of Tamiya Purple and MM silver, its got a lot of metal flake not quite seen in the pics.

    I wanted the Decepticon logos to be decals, to have the painted on look, but I wanted a silver border...and of course my inkjet can't print silver. So i sprayed some decal paper with some MM Silver, and then printed the 'Con logos on clear decal paper. After that, I just cut the silver painted decal paper to shape, applied it, and then applied the clear logo on top, worked excellent!

    Anyway, onto the pics!
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  2. CankleBreaker

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    Very slick, I dig it. I'm kinda not feeling the shininess of the paint tho...jus my preference.
     
  3. aledromo

    aledromo Decepticon at the Gate

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    Meanwhile that's my favorite part! So pretty. Damn you for making me want this so badly. I can't paint that well and he's not coming to stores for a while, if ever!
     
  4. aledromo

    aledromo Decepticon at the Gate

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    Great photos, too.
     
  5. thyvipera

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    this is super nice and clean. that metallic black is gorgeous!
     
  6. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Looks perfect!
     
  7. tusko

    tusko Well-Known Member

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    Very beautiful work! I envy your precision and craftsmanship.
     
  8. Incepticon

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    Gawd DAMN that looks fantastic! Clean enough that it looks official for crying out loud. Very well done.
     
  9. Jarrod

    Jarrod Semi-retired Builder

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    Blasphemer, haha! Gloss for me all the way...sometimes semi-gloss if I feel it suits the piece, but I love a nice smooth, shiny surface.

    Thanks guys! I'm really proud of the finish on this thing, came out very smooth and even.
     
  10. seanb47

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    Wow!That's badass!You painted those stripes on?!o_O 
    Do you happen to wet sand any of the colors at anytime during this process?
     
  11. David Hingtgen

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    TigerBlade Prepare for extermination

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    I really like this and was thinking about repainting my mp06 purple shoulders, feet nullrays and now you've made me defo wanna do it!

    Awesome.
     
  13. Molina00

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    This is amazing! Such a smooth clean paint job it does look official. I never would have guessed it was a repaint. He looks awesome all glossy and metallic too. ;) 
     
  14. Jarrod

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    The ones on the tail wings, yes. The main wing stripes were masked off from the Hasbro wings.

    Yep, repainting those on Thundercracker are on my near future to-do list, just keep forgetting to pick up the metallic blue I want....

    Yep, I knew from the start I wanted the purple shoulders and Nullrays, and I'm glad I went with it.
     
  15. spoonman

    spoonman Kitbasher extrordinaire!

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    I can't imagine an official release looking any better. Nicely done!
     
  16. The Dark Seeker

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    *edit* nevermind lol..... I was too busy admiring the pictures to read :D 
     
  17. Megatron31

    Megatron31 I Belong to Nobody! TFW2005 Supporter

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    this, i feel the urge to go buy one and mail it to you just to have it neow!
     
  18. Ribieconvoy

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    This looks GORGEOUS. Looks just like an official release (And I mean that in a good way :p  ), and the cleanliness overall is spectacular. If I were out of the loop for a while and saw pictures of this I would have assumed Takara had gone and made a Masterpiece Skywarp.
     
  19. Satomiblood

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    Very clean.
     
  20. Bossguy

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    Man, that is sweet! Nice job!
     

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