Minor/Repaint: My Alt. Ironhide Custom

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  1. carnage717

    carnage717 Well-Known Member

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    Picked up a few Skids a few weeks back. After finishing my Ratchet custom, I knew I just had to make a Ironhide. After seeing the other post about the Ironhide custom I remembered that I completely forgot to post mine. The body is just normal Skids body, which was completely disassembled including the metal pins and painted inside and out. The reworked the head so I didnt look like Skids anymore, basically I just ground down the 2 side of the head.

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  2. fschuler

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    Nice! I've been working on one of those myself. What kind of paint did you use? And, all those pins are a beyotch, huh?

    This mold, IMO, just seems like a natural choice for Ironhide (as a G1 homage). It may not fit his personality so much, but it is a great update version of his G1 self.
     
  3. Golgo-013

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    That looks great. Nice work!
    I want to do the exact same custom, I like Ironhide better as the Skids mold.

    What kind of painting technique did you use?
    Is it airbrush? It looks very clean.
     
  4. carnage717

    carnage717 Well-Known Member

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    I used Krylon Fusion Red spray paint over a white primer coat. Everything was disassembled sanded, painted, clearcoated and then reassembled. The small details were painted with Testors paint . The pins were a pain to get out but it makes all the difference when you go to start painting.
     
  5. SamiWCP

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    You stole my Iron Hide!! Nice job though, the paint came out really smooth. I was to impatient to let mine sit and dry.
     
  6. CdnShockwave

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    Makes me wonder why Hasbro didn't just release him as Ironhide... because every kitbash I see just puts the Skidz paint to shame!
     
  7. carnage717

    carnage717 Well-Known Member

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    Your's is the reason I decided to make one for myself. I saw your's a few weeks ago and since I had an extra Skids laying around I decided to make one. I think this is how the saying goes "imitation is the best compliment". To be honest Ironhide is a no brainer for a repaint and it baffles me that Hasbro hasnt done it for themselves. Skids has to be hands down one of the ugliest Alts. out there, the mold has so much potential.

    Brad
     
  8. SamiWCP

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    So many Skid knockers..Odd, he kinda made me want to go out and buy the Scion..
     
  9. Spekkio

    Spekkio Master of War

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    Well, if you want a real Scion xB (or xA) you might want to hurry, 'cause Toyota's retiring the model.
    Article here
     
  10. Optimus Scourge

    Optimus Scourge Arcee's boy toy Veteran

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    very nice indeed! well done, man!
     
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    Abrogate Nondescript Former Poster

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    Dear Hasbro,

    Pay attention.

    Love,
    everyone
     
  12. Predaking

    Predaking Well-Known Member

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    I'd repaint my alt Skids in its true G1 colors if I could, but turning it into Ironhide is even better. Nice work! :thumb 
     
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    Cool repaint.
     
  14. Gears

    Gears buh-buh-body ya Veteran

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    Nice work!
     

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