MMC Dicamus (IDW Roadbuster)

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  1. kaszal

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    I wonder could the gloss be removed by soaking just the chest piece in alcohol or thinners?
     
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    I wouldn't risk thinners without knowing what kind of paint was used to achieve the gloss effect. Enamel thinner is nasty stuff. it's also much easier to just get a spray of top flat coat and use that. Just disassemble it so you can remove the chest and get a nice, even spread.
     
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    other than adding a big old autobot symbol on his chest, not sure what else you would want. Roadbuster has always been plain AF orange on his chest :) 

    [​IMG]
    note: this is a test shot and as such some colours and finishes may not be as final
     
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    Looks like the colors might've gotten tweaked a little before final release, then:

    [​IMG]

    I went with a more appropriately-sized Autobot symbol, after spraying a light coat of Tamiya flat matte to the chest.
    He's pretty damned perfect to my eyes now.
     
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    i think my symbol is appropriately sized! lol :p 
     
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    Just got my 10 day processing notice from BBTS.

    yes, Yes, YES, YES, YES, YES!!!

    So excited for this guy! Can't wait to get him and Turben on my Wreckers shelf!
     
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    Dang, now I need someone to clear coat it once it gets here. Not risking ruining a $100+ figure myself. WHY MMC WHY? What possessed you to do a glossy finish?
     
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    They did the same WTF glaze on Carnifex, but that was a lot less noticeable somehow. Anyway I just want this big bruiser in hand. Its been long enough to wait.
     
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    My FP Revolver is starting to look like crap in comparison to this.
     
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    He's really not bad all add-on'd up. If you just want a representation of Roadbuster on your shelf, you already got a decent one.

    I really wouldn't even bother fretting over this if you aren't a fan of the comics, since this is just a very IDW version of him.
     
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    Here's a video review from a Taiwan collector lichlute. Note it is in Chinese.
     
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    thanks for sharing that video review. Damn, that glossy chest is really bad... that matte coat is gonna be absolutely necessary for me if i get this. I do prefer the orange from Revolver to be honest.
     
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    He's always looked bad to me, so despite owning the majority of FP releases I decided to pass him on. I got Takara Roadbuster but he's pretty bad as well (especially compared to the stellar Whirl mold).
     
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    I prefer the green head, looks more menacing
     
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    Agreed
     
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