Minor/Repaint: My first repaint - Classics Grimlock

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  1. formula93

    formula93 Well-Known Member

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    Well, after a week of cross-eyed painting, this is what I ended up with. I used tamiya paints, and future floor polish for the clear. Base coat of gloss black, then a bunch of drybrushing for the silver and gold, then copper, gold, and aluminum highlights. I'll definitely do another one, but I need a break for a few days. Constructive criticism would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
     

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  2. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    Wow, now thats I call "heavy metal". Sweet paint job.
     
  3. Satomiblood

    Satomiblood Prototype Black

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    Not bad at all. I like the metal look.
     
  4. chlokai

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    looks really good, definately a far improvment from rhe original
     
  5. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Hmm...gloss black does give it a more metal look to the silver. I always use flat black. This is nice.
     
  6. formula93

    formula93 Well-Known Member

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    And here I was thinking that the next time I try a custom I was going to use flat. I'm pretty sure I didn't drybrush correctly, but I like how this turned out. I'm anxious to start the next one, and I appreciate the input.
     
  7. Dormamu

    Dormamu I am Broot.

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    For a first time, really liking it. And looking forward to more!
     
  8. mampy

    mampy Movie-Accurate Mampy

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    This looks pretty cool, but yeah gloss black doesn't take to drybrushing properly. In some places (most noticeably the dino nose), it looks less like "it's supposed to be grey/silver metal" and more like "extremely worn down black metal with so many scratches and paint chips".

    So yeah, I'd suggest that you use flat black, and drybrush in layers. Drybrush with a medium shade of gray, then lesser drybrushing with a lighter shade of gray, then move on to silver drybrushing mainly on the edges. It will give the finish more depth.

    BTW, the gold, copper, and red highlights are well placed. They look great :) 
     
  9. formula93

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    I knew something was up when it started looking all scratched like that.
     
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    He looks mad gritty dude. Badass.
     
  11. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    It's an interesting effect to see him look so worn, yet so shiny at the same time.
     
  12. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    I agree. I simply put a black wash on mine to finish what Hasbro started with the dino neck. You really took this guy to the extreme, and it looks good :thumb 
     
  13. Hotwire

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    Cool paint job. I'd just say ease up on the gloss.
     
  14. StuntPrime35

    StuntPrime35 Dreads for life

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    I use something very similar to black polish. You have to water it down, enough so that when you apply it, the black with seep into the creases of the toy
     
  15. thyvipera

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    woah! i weish my first repaint was as good as this. awesome job man
     
  16. formula93

    formula93 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the suggestions, guys. I started in on rotf Sideswipe last night, and I'm pretty close to finishing him up. Using flat paints this time, and it makes a world of difference. Just adding detailing to the bot mode, nothing major on the car. Should have pictures soon.
     

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