Heavy/Scratch: MP Arctic Storm

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by Jbarb78, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. Jbarb78

    Jbarb78 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2009
    Posts:
    963
    Trophy Points:
    117
    Likes:
    +14
    Ebay:
    So a few weeks ago, I decided I wanted to make a new seeker head. It's actually something I've wanted to do for a long time, since I first picked up Skywarp at Walmart, I just didn't have the know-how until now. So I sculpted up something that I felt was more suited to the mold, reshaping the skull cap and sides, as well as a new face that didn't have that stupid smirk. Then I sent it off to my good friend Z, who cast and molded it in a clear blue resin, which fit the theme that I had in mind for painting the figure.

    I've done Sunstorm before, and since this mold lends itself to many possibilities, I figured it was time to try something completely different. I've been experimenting with lots of different airbrush techniques, and I foudn something that caught my eye: glacial ice. So, I started with a HoK gloss white/silver mix, followed by about 12 different layers of stenciled, custom mixed HoK candies. I also sanded the canopy and sprayed the inside with HoK Transparent Oriental Blue. A first for me, I installed 2 3mm LED's in him as well, one in the head and one in the cockpit. Just a little break from the norm, you'll be seeing some outside of the box thinking coming soon.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     

    Attached Files:

    • 111.JPG
      111.JPG
      File size:
      233.5 KB
      Views:
      150
  2. Alloy Alchemist

    Alloy Alchemist Decepticon sympathizer

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2010
    Posts:
    2,659
    Trophy Points:
    167
    Likes:
    +7
    Great job !!
     
  3. encline

    encline customizer of love TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2006
    Posts:
    5,620
    News Credits:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    261
    Likes:
    +19
    beautiful ice pattern on this man..
     
  4. wheeljack2010

    wheeljack2010 Constructicon

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2010
    Posts:
    1,052
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Likes:
    +0
    Amazing man, I want it.....
     
  5. DJW107PRIME

    DJW107PRIME Autobot Hero TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2007
    Posts:
    7,698
    Trophy Points:
    297
    Likes:
    +129
    Ebay:
    Very nice, some how reminds me of Tigertron:crazy: 
     
  6. nemesisconvoy

    nemesisconvoy Gundam Pilot

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2008
    Posts:
    3,130
    Trophy Points:
    202
    Likes:
    +223
    The paint job is good, could use a little more blue in it. And a close up of your new head would be nice. But i'm loving the blue/gray paint scheme.
     
  7. BlackzaraK

    BlackzaraK deceptabum

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2009
    Posts:
    677
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    117
    Likes:
    +2
    Damm this is cold as ice..great new look and style for mp seeker
     
  8. G60Force

    G60Force World Smallest Mini-Con

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2010
    Posts:
    7,975
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Likes:
    +11
    Ebay:
    :bay 
     
  9. knoted

    knoted Resistor Transistor

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2009
    Posts:
    5,206
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Likes:
    +1,211
    The blue gradient shading looks fantastic !

    Somehow this one gives me a summer breeze feeling....
     
  10. jicco

    jicco TF Customizer

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2008
    Posts:
    552
    Trophy Points:
    101
    Likes:
    +0
    Ebay:
    killer paint apps! like how well the blue and white blend.
     
  11. Blurrz

    Blurrz J├Ągermeister Sensei

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2007
    Posts:
    919
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    187
    Location:
    Edmonton
    Likes:
    +101
    Twitter:
    Tumblr:
    That's phenomenal dude, getting chilly just looking at it, haha!
     
  12. Zildjian

    Zildjian Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2007
    Posts:
    3,555
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    212
    Likes:
    +29
    Fucking amazing. No other words are needed.
     
  13. Lock Cade

    Lock Cade Tarn Fangirl TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2006
    Posts:
    27,094
    Trophy Points:
    387
    Location:
    Michigan
    Likes:
    +276
    Dude, that's sweet!
     
  14. Bumblebee765

    Bumblebee765 Wrecker

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2011
    Posts:
    4,902
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    202
    Likes:
    +158
    Outstanding job! :thumb 
     
  15. jame5y

    jame5y Till All Are One..In the UK Thread

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2011
    Posts:
    1,839
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Likes:
    +2,677
    :jawdropper: 

    so so so nice, I want to eat it.
     
  16. GAUGE

    GAUGE Tin Foil Hats = Alternative Facts

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2006
    Posts:
    11,667
    News Credits:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Location:
    Phx, AZ
    Likes:
    +1,767
    Ebay:
    Facebook:
    Twitter:
    Google+:
    Instagram:
    Really nice job on this piece.

    It would be nice to see not only close-ups of the head but also close-ups of your paint job in various areas so we can better see the fine details. :) 
     
  17. G.I.EDDIE

    G.I.EDDIE Purple treads suck!

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2008
    Posts:
    7,002
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Location:
    Southeast Michigan :(
    Likes:
    +754
    that ice pattern is insane!...really unique looking...nice job my friend!
     
  18. G.I.EDDIE

    G.I.EDDIE Purple treads suck!

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2008
    Posts:
    7,002
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Location:
    Southeast Michigan :(
    Likes:
    +754
    that ice pattern is insane!...really unique looking...airbrushed?...can't imagine thats traditionally brushed, don't think its even possible, lol...
     
  19. Jbarb78

    Jbarb78 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2009
    Posts:
    963
    Trophy Points:
    117
    Likes:
    +14
    Ebay:
    Thank you everyone! And yes Eddie, aside from a few small details, it's probably 95% airbrushed.
     
  20. OMEGAPRIME1983

    OMEGAPRIME1983 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2005
    Posts:
    12,830
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Likes:
    +630
    Ebay:
    I get more of a water feel from the blue, but its not a bad thing, as water= ice, so very cool :thumb 
     

Share This Page