Minor/Repaint: My First Custom Repaint!!

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  1. X5452

    X5452 Cylons get no respect!!

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    Ok so I have been lurking around the forums for the last couple months and couldn't believe the great customs that you all have come up with. So I thought I would go ahead and give it shot and see what I can do being a newbie at it. Now I didn't want to start out with my best figure ROTF Leader Optimus Prime so I'm starting out with a TFTM Swindle figure. I know it's not a great figure but hey it's my first! And I know it's not the best repaint or anything but here it is, and guys any advice or comments would be great!!
     

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  2. mampy

    mampy Movie-Accurate Mampy

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    Welcome aboard! :) 

    I think the drybrushing is pretty good for a first repaint. You highlighted the details without oversaturating the surface with silver. It's better than what I came up with the first time in any case. :) 

    I'd recommend adding copper highlights (such as the coils near his ribs, etc.) and paint in the tech detail on the inside of his feet as well.

    I hope to see more work from you.
     
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    fateastray AnakRepublikMalukuSelatan

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    That's a really good repaint and an EXCELLENT one for your first.
     
  4. X5452

    X5452 Cylons get no respect!!

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    Thank you guys so much for the input!! And mampy your totally right on the adding the the additional color and detail to the feet. I guess that's were inexperience comes into play. I will probably go ahead and mess with this one a little more before I start my next one.
     
  5. Solrac333

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    Very nice! I think this figure is a good one to start with. It's such a crappy figure that always look awesome when painted. Yours looks great. Very cool.

    How about adding some copper highlights to the silver parts.
     
  6. Autobot Burnout

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    Agreed! My first custom used this mold as well, since all it needs is a little detailing to make it worlds better! Yours is a great start!:thumbs2: 
     
  7. X5452

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    Well looks like your all in agreement that I need to add the copper detail, so I will be doing that next! But I would really like a suggestion on a good clear coat product, I did use one but it's not that great I'm thinking I need something else. Any thoughts???
     
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    great job! like the shade of red
     
  9. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    For clear coat, I used Krylon clear spray. Not that often though. A couple of times, I painted the robot parts like you did, but then used Krylon cherry red to spray the vehicle. Looks kind of neat. I did that with my G1 ROTF Ironhide.
     
  10. X5452

    X5452 Cylons get no respect!!

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    Thanks for the comments and advice!!! I've updated some picks of the feet!
     

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