Minor/Repaint: My first repaint - Highway

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by Codimus Prime, Apr 19, 2008.

  1. Codimus Prime

    Codimus Prime Missouri Toy Hunter

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    This was a project I started around the first of the year, and never finished. I had planned a different paint scheme, but decided to go with something simple on a figure this small.

    Let me know what you guys think.

    Right now the character name is Highway and he has no faction (yet, or maybe at all).

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  2. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    ha... I like that bro. I have to give you kudos for doing such a good job with the white paint too. White can be a royal pain. make him a 'con ;) 
     
  3. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    I like to introduce to Mini-Barricade. Sweetness paint job of him.
     
  4. Gutbreaker

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    looks cute. reminds me of Choro Q police car. Looks like a mini-Prowl wannabe in case he joins the autobots.
     
  5. grock35

    grock35 Hmmmm...

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    nice man....i was recently thinking of doing police division for my mini collection....i think that this custom has made it a definite decision on my part...great job on the paint...as pointed out....white is a b!#@$ to paint
     
  6. Soundwave3k

    Soundwave3k TFW2005 Supporter

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    He's just so damn cute!
     
  7. Valdric_gundam

    Valdric_gundam Aes Sedai

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    prowls little brother!!!
     
  8. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    I LOVE this custom, man! You've done a GREAT job on all of the treatments to him! Also, if you choose to allege him to one faction, his upper chest is still the perfect place to do so (in alt mode, the roof often times has unit numbers and such anyways).

    I hope we see more from you, bud! :thumb 
     
  9. ORIO

    ORIO Plant-Based Bot Super Mod News Staff

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    I like that little bot!

    I haven't started customizing toys yet, why is white difficult?
     
  10. Codimus Prime

    Codimus Prime Missouri Toy Hunter

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    Thanks for the compliments. I appreciate the kind words, and hopefully that will be enough to get me started on another!

    As for the white, that is several coats (say 3 or more). But if you were to see the figure in person, you'd immediately see that he really could use another coat or two where I messed up with the black masking.

    Even still, I think he turned out great. And way better than I expected for my first time.

    Advice to anyone tackling the white paint dilemma, just be patient. Apply more than 1 coat over a good primer. I would paint once a day and then leave it alone.

    I will definately spend some more time sanding next go round. Not so much on the surfaces where you expect the paint, but the ones that get the overspray.
     
  11. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    because every single color is darker than white, therefore you're having to cover with many layers before you completely cover the old color.
     
  12. anovasinn

    anovasinn THE PAINTS MUST FLOW!!!

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    this guys is pure awsome simple elegance. what did you use for the light bar?
     
  13. plowking

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

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    Pure win!!...he's just so cute!! :thumb 
     
  14. Codimus Prime

    Codimus Prime Missouri Toy Hunter

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    The light bar is from a Matchbox Dodge Magnum police car. It still needs to be glued in for good, but it holds pretty well on it's own.

    Originally, the idea was to make the light bar his weapon somehow. But that would mean he'd actually need hands or a peg hole in his hands.

    I appreciate all the compliments!
     
  15. Methusalen

    Methusalen Not good enough for G1!

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    I knew I forgot something, I felt compelled to post in this thread earlier after seeing your custom here... I've been a sucker for minibot repaints, and this one's all sorts of cool! I really like the lightbar and color scheme, kudos to you!
     
  16. Codimus Prime

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    hopefully in the next month or so I'll have a new minibot custom to work on... just got to decide on a few details!

    Thanks for all your support and compliments on this one!
     
  17. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    THAT IS FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  18. maximus_primal

    maximus_primal Autobot

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    That is CUTE!
     

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