Minor/Repaint: My Classics Dirge

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  1. Thundercracker

    Thundercracker Contemptuous

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    My attempt at Dirge. Would have loved to been able to fabricate some upper wings for him but my skills are not up to par to do that as of right now... I used Tamiya Brilliant Blue, Dark Yellow, and Matte Black. His color came out pretty close to the G1 toy and is different enough from Thundercracker's to where they don't come off looking like clones. I may add some Reprolables to him later on...I cut Ramjets vertical stabilizers off in order to make Dirge's wings look flater like the G1 wings.

    I'll add some alt mode pics later after the paint has cured for a few days if anyone wants to see them...


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  2. thunderbat16

    thunderbat16 scout sniper

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    man that is too cool makes me want to do one myself
     
  3. Dark_Convoy

    Dark_Convoy Old Bastard Veteran

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    That's pretty cool, looks factory quality.
     
  4. autobotx23

    autobotx23 Banned

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    Nice, I like the gold!!!
     
  5. iluvu_superion

    iluvu_superion Well-Known Member

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    that looks tasty...nice work.
     
  6. kasper0v

    kasper0v Well-Known Member

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    looks great -- how are you repainting these? 'Seems like it would be difficult to get a smooth finish with a brush...
     
  7. Rodr-Evil

    Rodr-Evil Lucifer's children TFW2005 Supporter

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    Very nice. Well done.
     
  8. godsenddeath

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    That's all kinds of cool.
     
  9. grock35

    grock35 Hmmmm...

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    wow that paint job is smooth...is it sprayed or hand painted?
     
  10. Thundercracker

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    Thanks all for the kind words.

    Too answer the paint question:
    I spray paint all my projects with Tamiya rattlecan spraypaint (found at hobbyshops). It lays down smooth and bonds to the platic because it has acetone in the paint. Careful masking makes all the difference when spray painting.
     
  11. Lobo

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    Outstanding paint job!
     
  12. StarFire_MK2

    StarFire_MK2 'Till All are One! TFW2005 Supporter

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    Great work, it looks professinal.:thumb 
     
  13. Gen. Magnus

    Gen. Magnus Everything is Awesome

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    Great work!
     
  14. Soundwarp

    Soundwarp Next victim please TFW2005 Supporter

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    Beautiful.
     
  15. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Tedious, but not impossible ;) 

    This Dirge absolutely ROCKS! Great work! :thumb 
     
  16. AutobotSDG

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    That's fantastic, I hope the BotCon one looks as good as this.
     
  17. guarddog8471

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    Inspires me for when I do my Dirge and Thrust...just waiting on Toys R Us.com for the two Ramjets I ordered with Google checkout...

    Very nicely done, Thundercracker! Awesome paint job!!!!
     
  18. Quantum

    Quantum Oh good

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    Nice work dude! Looks factory fresh. I hope mine turn out that well when i finally get around to doing them.
     
  19. Thundercracker

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    I'm loving this sig!

    Thanks everyone...now I just need to get to work on Thrust-he will be the toughest one to do yet!
     
  20. Hooper_X

    Hooper_X hi haters

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    you know what coulda worked? cutting down the fins from the tail section and mounting them on the the front bits that rotate behind the arms.

    -hx
     

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