Minor/Repaint: MY first ever Custom

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  1. elgoodo

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    Hi I know this has been done by like EVERYONE, but I decided to finally give it a shot myself since I saw a Starscream on sale in one of my local toy stores. Anyway, I know this isn't really much but it's a BIG DEAL for me cuz it's the FIRST Transformer or toy for that matter that I ever painted...so I wanna give thanks to everyone here on the TFW2005 and Tfans board who were really helpful and patient with me and answering my endless emails, PMs and posts..especially these guys...Thundercracker, Ckhtiger, JinSaotome, Chaos Convoy, Yodaporn, Tfgraveyard, death333, Freeman, Godbomber. FreedomGundam & bad andy ,,,,hope I didn't miss anyone out!

    anyway...here's the results....I couldn't find the much recommended Mica Blue (they were out) like one of the ONLY colors missing (must be a lot of people painting Thundercrackers in my town ha ha ) so I opted for Metallic Blue which came out nice I think (except the camera flash really lights it up, it's not that bright in person :) 

    Stripes were done in acrylic w/c came out OK although in retrospect I think I should have just sprayed them on with extra masking...I may redo this in the future...

    and finally the nose cone....for some reason I couldn't find any good black dye anywhere...so I decided to spray paint it...BAD idea..got sticky and never dried...so with helpful suggestions from the board I was able to strip off the paint with enamel thinner w/c DIDN'T eat up the plastic (thank god!) and was able to finally paint it with acrylic (yay!)

    anyway that's it! oh and on a side note...as per Thundercracker's advice..when taking apart my starscream...I carefully put aside and labeled every screw and pin. But when I was done re-assembling him....I was left with 2 extra screws! ha ha go figure? oh well..he's been ok...not falling apart so I guess that;s ok :) 

    so enough talk...sorry I ramble when I'm excited...here he is :) 

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  2. Halo

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    looks great.... especially for your first ever.....mad props to you man...i remember my first...never finished it because it got so trashed......
     
  3. Halo

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    looks great.... especially for your first ever.....mad props to you man...i remember my first...never finished it because it got so trashed......
     
  4. Overhaulimus

    Overhaulimus Sword of Fury!

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    Wow dude.Nice custom.

    That's some nice looking paint on there.
     
  5. Overhaulimus

    Overhaulimus Sword of Fury!

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    Wow dude.Nice custom.

    That's some nice looking paint on there.
     
  6. revlimiter

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    WOW. This is GREAT. First kitbash or your hundredth, it is excellent.

    I still need to get around to doing a Thundercracker.
     
  7. revlimiter

    revlimiter Bot Hacker

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    WOW. This is GREAT. First kitbash or your hundredth, it is excellent.

    I still need to get around to doing a Thundercracker.
     
  8. plowking

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

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    Thats really nice.....the blue is killer!!....:thumb 
     
  9. plowking

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

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    Thats really nice.....the blue is killer!!....:thumb 
     
  10. Nightwind

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    Great job! I really like the blue!
     
  11. Nightwind

    Nightwind Aka Dusty Bottoms.

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    Great job! I really like the blue!
     
  12. Moonstreaker

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    That Metalic blue looks great. Kudos on your first custom. Welcome to the addiction!
     
  13. Moonstreaker

    Moonstreaker The Evil Triplet

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    That Metalic blue looks great. Kudos on your first custom. Welcome to the addiction!
     
  14. Wiggyof09

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    I would not think this is your first custom if you didn't say so. It's really good.
     
  15. Wiggyof09

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    I would not think this is your first custom if you didn't say so. It's really good.
     
  16. tigermask44

    tigermask44 Kills Cons Dead!

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    how much would you charge to commision that for me?
     
  17. tigermask44

    tigermask44 Kills Cons Dead!

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    how much would you charge to commision that for me?
     
  18. Greenshadow0

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    Wow, very nice. This inspires me to get started on my own first-time repaint. :eek: 
     
  19. Greenshadow0

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    Wow, very nice. This inspires me to get started on my own first-time repaint. :eek: 
     
  20. ckhtiger

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    said it before and I'll say it again--amazing!
     

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