Minor/Repaint: My first real custom

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  1. G1Prowl

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    I've done a headswap or two in my time, but this is the first time I've really changed the appearance of a TF. I have some decent projects planned, but I wanted to start off small :wink: 

    My first foray into repainting a fig is this W.I.P. of Legends Smokescreen into G1 Sideswipe.

    Fairly simple, stripped off all the paint except for the head, spraypainted the surfaces white that needed it, and painted over the white (and blue of the head) with either GW Chaos Black or Boltgun Metal, whichever was appropriate. Still have to tidy up a few spots, and am currently trying to figure out the best way to do that without accidentally taking off paint I want to stay.

    Next is better pictures of the modes with a better camera, and a parts swap between the two versions of Legends Hound.
     

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    Not bad at all. :) 

    How bout a Red Alert or G2 version??
     
  3. G60Force

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    nice!
     
  4. Kryptokron

    Kryptokron Bleeper of Blorps

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    Sweet! Pretty accurate!
     
  5. G1Prowl

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    Red Alert? Yes. G2? I'd do the Diaclone black version over G2 any day of the week and twice on Sunday. However, I DO have a ton of both white and red spraypaint. Have to see if any of the companies have some sexy FD symbols.

    And thanks for all the positive responses, trying to clean up the overflow where it bled through the tape right now, then it's off to my first attempt at pin removal:thumb 
     
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    looks good! very clean, especially on such a small figure
     
  7. G1Prowl

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    So I got the Roddy from the BB/SW two pack at Walmart. Now I'm thinking about taking the original Legends Roddy and turning him into Dead End. Thoughts?
     
  8. rattraprules98

    rattraprules98 AKA Chr0nus

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    take the new one, its worth less...
     
  9. G1Prowl

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    Yeah, but the OG Roddy matches Dead End's colors better. If I were gonna custom the Bonus Roddy, I'd make him either Dragstrip (Whom I'd rather use Henkei Wheelie for) or Tigertrack.
     
  10. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    NICE!
     
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    Nice job G1!
     

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