Minor/Repaint: minibot project part 7: windcharger

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  1. ckhtiger

    ckhtiger old skool fool

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    well, here's another of the 1984 bots, windcharger. I'd like to thank ops_was_a_truck for the inspiration, since he did a head custom on the cybertron swerve figure, which along with some stuff by ceerad and manyoufacture gave me the ideas for this project.

    the red I feel turned out quite nicely. I was originally going to leave it the factory color, until I realized how much darker it was than windcharger. so a complete repaint was in order. like all of these, I kept the basic color scheme as close as I could make it to the g1 figure, which is why there isn't much detail.

    as always, I'd love to hear what people think!

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  2. plowking

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

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    Nice....fits him very well :thumb 
     
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    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Everything looks great buddy! He needs him an Autobot symbol though!

    GREAT job! :thumb 
     
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    That fits him really really well. That's what they should have originally called him.
     
  5. manyoufactsure

    manyoufactsure Maximal TFW2005 Supporter

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    sweet!
     
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    I miss Windcharger... these days every generic red car TF seems to get called Swerve. Who the hell cares about Swerve?!? :) 

    I have to admit, while this project is pretty cool, it would be nice to see some head re-sculpts or something, to really make the characters resemble their namesakes.

    zmog
     
  7. llamatron

    llamatron Shut up, Nigel. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Hmm, looks a lot like G1 Wildrider in robot mode! Nice work, what painting method did you use?
     
  8. ckhtiger

    ckhtiger old skool fool

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    yeah, that's definitely true. the biggest reason I don't really kitbash, and instead just paint is cost. I spend more than enough on buying toys as it is, and buying lots of paint adds up quickly too. toss in buying extra toys/ supplies for resculpting/bashing, and then it just becomes too much.

    I always brush by hand. no primer, and no sealer. just acrylics (tamiya and testors model master) straight from the bottle, like it says in my sig ;) 
     
  9. llamatron

    llamatron Shut up, Nigel. TFW2005 Supporter

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    What colour is his robot mode chest?
     
  10. ckhtiger

    ckhtiger old skool fool

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    it's tamiya german grey, with just a hint of white added to lighten it up, and because my grey was almost gone.
     

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