Minor/Repaint: my first repaint is a wip again

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  1. knownasx

    knownasx onebotarmy

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    hey this is my first repaint its from a armada prime i turned him nemesis prime just a simple flat black paint over and some red on the eyes mouth shield and on the grill hope u guys like pictures r a little low quality because i used my phone and i added some gray ghost let me know what u guys think
     

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  2. transmetal2dinobot

    transmetal2dinobot Sub-Commander

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    that's a pretty good first repaint
     
  3. Methusalen

    Methusalen Not good enough for G1!

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    I really like the red on the faceplate & grill, but I think he needs a few more splashes of color to break up all the black (even if it's silver or gray).

    Otherwise, I really like the guy!
     
  4. Lucs

    Lucs This Guy!

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    I agree with Methusalen, good job but needs a bit more color/detailing to break up the black. Always glad to see someone new taking the leap to kitbashing/repainting though. I'm guessing the WIP is Ironhide
     
  5. knownasx

    knownasx onebotarmy

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    ya it is the wip ironhide but i need a need head but not sure yet on sculpting yet and the red paint is starting to piss me off lol:poop 
     
  6. Nemesis Predaking

    Nemesis Predaking Offical Enforcer WTF@TFW Veteran

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    Agreed, a little more details & this guy will look great. :thumb 
     
  7. knownasx

    knownasx onebotarmy

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    im working on the details now thanks for the comments also working on my ironhide too but i goofed wicked bad on the paint scheme i'll does anyone know to strip paint off with out messing up everything
     
  8. hXcpunk23

    hXcpunk23 The Chaos Bringer

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    I think you did a great job, especially for a first attempt at a repaint. It looks great, but I'd also suggest what the others have--if you break up the black just a bit, it will make it look even better.

    Keep up the great work and I look forward to seeing more from you (namely that WIP Ironhide--I'm nearly done with one of those myself).
     
  9. autobotx23

    autobotx23 Banned

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    Great first job. I would add a few accent colors to break up the black, but you can hold your head high with this one. Welcome aboard, bud.
     
  10. Nemesis Predaking

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    Depends on how "wicked bad" you messed up.
    Sometimes it's better to strip down the whole part then try to just remove the area's you messed up.
    99% Iso alcohol will take any paint you want gone off in only a few mins of soaking.
    If you still want to try & remove just the area's that are messed up.
    I'll give you the same advice Plowking gave me. Soak a Qtip in Iso alcohol and try that to remove the area's,
    if that does no work you can get a scotch brite pad & soak it.
    But be very care going that route it is very very easy to scuff the plastic without even knowing it.

    See my thread here
    http://www.tfw2005.com/radicons-customs/digibashes-3/digibash-rodi-stang-idea-164706/
    I ended up stripping everything down cuz it was the easier route.
    Hope that helps out.
     
  11. knownasx

    knownasx onebotarmy

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    i goofed on the legs i painted them red too i think im just going to leave the shoulders red but i was going to do the legs a gray but i dont think gray is going to go over the red that well
     
  12. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    This guy's looking great! I can't really suggest anything aside from what the others here have already; there's some solid advise already posted here :thumb 

    Keep us posted on your work, and great job for your first bash! :thumb 
     
  13. knownasx

    knownasx onebotarmy

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    one of the best and worse things ever best because it worked worse because my hands r cut up and i just want to say thanks to all u guys who welcomed me and gave me advice thank u
     
  14. Nemesis Predaking

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    No problem, Bro.
    That's what we are here for.
    I'm still a rookie myself, only on my 9th bash.
    Everybody here has always been great to me & willing to offer advice,
    I'm sure I've driven some of them crazy with all my stupid questions.
    But as PK said to me once, The only stupid question, is one that is not asked.
    Keep up the good work man, We all screw things up. Don't let in get you down.
     
  15. doomtron

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    cool! keep it up
     
  16. knownasx

    knownasx onebotarmy

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    its been updated let me know what u guys think
     
  17. Nemesis Predaking

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    Looks like your back off to good start.
    I know I'll continue to watch this one unfold.
     
  18. knownasx

    knownasx onebotarmy

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    hey can someone tell me where i can a head mold i need three of em a ironhide a ratchet and one more but its a secret:lol  so if someone can point me in the right direction it would be great
     

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