Minor/Repaint: MP Skywarp--My First Repaint

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  1. StarFire_MK2

    StarFire_MK2 'Till All are One! TFW2005 Supporter

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    Yes, another Skywarp graces the boards here. ;) 

    I've spent hours just sanding this guy down--the articulation is quite a bit improved over the original, reducing wear. I've also done the waist and shoulder mods. It was quite a learning process, and I'm not 100% happy with this, but I don't think it's too bad for a first try. I've got some repolabels coming; I'm going to replace the Decepticon symbols with those once they arrive. I know the symbols are upside-down, but I prefer them that way.:)  Dying the canopy gave me problems: is the heat of the water, or the ratio of water to acetone more important? I've read the kitbasher thread, but this point is not discussed.

    For those interested: I used light industrial high-gloss alkyds and some general-use lacquers (the white and purple), and a light-industrial lacquer clear-coat on top (I work at a commercial paint store ;)  ). I found that using a water/lysol mix removed the 'tackiness' of the alkyd coat; just rub it on with a tough paper-towel.

    I'll post some jet pics tomorow.

    I've already got another Starscream on order--next up, Thundercracker!

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  2. surak777

    surak777 Autobot Musician TFW2005 Supporter

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    That's pretty sweet looking man! I couldn't aford it but It's nice to look at (eyes his MP Starscream, who ironically is pointing a null ray at him) I like it, Hasbro and Takara would make more money if they did the seekers
     
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    surak777 Autobot Musician TFW2005 Supporter

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    That's pretty sweet looking man! I couldn't aford it but It's nice to look at (eyes his MP Starscream, who ironically is pointing a null ray at him) I like it, Hasbro and Takara would make more money if they did the seekers
     
  4. Wiggyof09

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    Very nice. I think Takara would make more money on the seekers if they upped the size of the mold first and released a properly colored Starscream.
     
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    Very nice. I think Takara would make more money on the seekers if they upped the size of the mold first and released a properly colored Starscream.
     
  6. evilratbat

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    love the paint job wish you had done the face in a light colour like the silver / metal look
     
  7. evilratbat

    evilratbat EVILRATBAT

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    love the paint job wish you had done the face in a light colour like the silver / metal look
     
  8. wavelength

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    shoulder mod?
     
  9. wavelength

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    shoulder mod?
     
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    Very nice. I have always favored Skywarps colors for some reason. Good job.
     
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    Very nice. I have always favored Skywarps colors for some reason. Good job.
     
  12. MilkManX

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    Nice paintjob. Still not a big fan of this mold though. I enjoy the classics one more. I cant wait to see the Thundercracker though!
     
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    Nice paintjob. Still not a big fan of this mold though. I enjoy the classics one more. I cant wait to see the Thundercracker though!
     
  14. agesthreeandup

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    The purple looks great. Why did you paint the tail with the one strip across?

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  15. agesthreeandup

    agesthreeandup Energon Supplier

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    The purple looks great. Why did you paint the tail with the one strip across?

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  16. StarFire_MK2

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    I wanted some detail on the fins, and many F-15's do have a horizontal stripe. I was going to do stripes similar to the wings, but I decided to keep it simple--this has been a nightmare project.

    wavelength: shoulder mod info can be found here:
    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/showthread.php?t=112347

    Here's one last robot mode pic:
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    And the jet mode. I'm not happy at all with how the pieces articulate here, especailly since I sanded the hell out of it pre-paint. Particulalry annoying are how the legs don't meet up with the fusalage, even though they 'click' into place nicely and won't move forward anymore.

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  17. StarFire_MK2

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    I wanted some detail on the fins, and many F-15's do have a horizontal stripe. I was going to do stripes similar to the wings, but I decided to keep it simple--this has been a nightmare project.

    wavelength: shoulder mod info can be found here:
    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/showthread.php?t=112347

    Here's one last robot mode pic:
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    And the jet mode. I'm not happy at all with how the pieces articulate here, especailly since I sanded the hell out of it pre-paint. Particulalry annoying are how the legs don't meet up with the fusalage, even though they 'click' into place nicely and won't move forward anymore.

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  18. Drax

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    that airplane mode kicks ass! you did a great job dude!
     
  19. TENIME_art

    TENIME_art Ethically Challenged

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    Must be nice to be made of money...I don't even have one of these yet...

    Very nice paintjob. I like it.
     
  20. TENIME_art

    TENIME_art Ethically Challenged

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    Must be nice to be made of money...I don't even have one of these yet...

    Very nice paintjob. I like it.
     

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