Minor/Repaint: MP sized Reflector

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  1. TigerBlade

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    Need some input, originally I was doing these guys quite a deep purple and I wasn't digging it much so lightened it up and started on the next one. He seems a bit closer to G1 cartoon but I'm not sure!!

    Ignoring the obvious touches up I need to make what are ppl's thoughts? Lighter or darker? Cartoon stills are doing my head in as he goes from blue to purple depending on what frame you see!!

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  2. D-Unit

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    I have these and am doing something similar. I replaced the heads with Classics Ironhide and Astrotrain heads. I really like how yours are coming out though, it's a really nice shade
     
  3. TigerBlade

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    Which shade tho? lol

    The more I look the more I'm preferring the lighter I think....
     
  4. javaco

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    i like the lighter one more
     
  5. cheetor71

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    I agree the one on the right looks better.
     
  6. lordTERRORSAUR

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    Ya the lighter one defiantly fits the character better
     
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    lighter looks better , they transform ??? they look great
     
  8. G60Force

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    I have these in the mail to :D ... I would go for the shade in between the to ;) 
     
  9. Danilko

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    I got one for my self to customize,think that lighter version will look cooler.At least I'll do it lighter mate purple. :) 
     
  10. TigerBlade

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    Cheers guys! I was leaning that way but it's nice to have a few confirmations! I was thinking of going a tad darker again but tbh I think he is so inconsistently coloured in the cartoon that I don't think there is a wrong or right answer so is all very subjective. Yes he does transform, he is the oversized KO PE Scouting Force. I think they are awesome, very pose-able and look perfect next to MP seekers/oversized Soundwave.

    I'll get pics up of the final trio when done :D 
     
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    Yeah, the lighter one was the one I preferred, sorry
     
  12. Unfall

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    How big are they?
     
  13. Danilko

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    As tall as deluxe seeker.
     
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    I will throw in my opinion here too - lighter ones.
     
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    That's a great idea... and Generations Perceptor's head could work too!

    I like the paler one too, though I think that has less to do with the colour itself, but how glossy the darker paint looks in the photograph. It makes the paint surface look less clean.

    So you like these, eh? I had heard that the plastic quality really sucks... but I'm still kind of tempted by them.

    zmog
     
  16. TigerBlade

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    Yeah the deeper purple does come off as too shiny.

    I'm prolly not as fussy as some and have never handled the mini originals but, ignoring the dorky heads, these guys are pure win for me.....they should be waist height to seekers as they are shown most of the time in the G1 cartoon so that puts these guys, IMO at least, at MP height. Regards heads they would look a lot better getting swapped out but I ain't doing that yet, that Perceptor will fit really well tho!

    When I'm done I'll post a pic of them alongside MP TC (when he gets here) 'MP' Soundwave and 'MP' Ravage.
     
  17. Danilko

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    How bout putting darker purple as a base,than drybrushing with lighter purple to make details pop out? I do that a lot on my figures...
     
  18. TigerBlade

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    Nice idea but the I'm going for as close to the cartoon as I can and these guys are block coloured. The only one I'm only gonna do any kind of detailing in is Viewfinder's knees. Again this is totally hit and miss as from one scene they all have detailing there and the next it's just Viewfinder but I feel as the leader he needs a little more distinguishing......in the cartoon at least Spectro and Spyglass seem to be merely drones.
     
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    I kinda like the darker. It helps them look actually like a black DSLR camera while keeping their teams favorite color. :D 
     
  20. Big Dawg

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    I like the right. I'm working on one myself but I decided to go with the black con-repaint which I think looks cool. The rubbing on the ball joints is killing me though. I think I have to shave the balls or the cups down and coat the hell oout of them with future to prevent the neon colours showing through.
     

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