My paint details

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  1. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    paint and marker details

    I like to use paint and permanent markers to add color detail to my Transformers little by little. I mostly try to make my movie toys match their onscreen look.
    I thought I'd start a thread here to showcase some of the stuff I've been doing and, more importantly, getting ideas and feedback on other details I can add. I'll continue to add pics as I go and welcome others' pics.
     

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  2. Fishdirt

    Fishdirt Tin Toy Transformer

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    If your showcasing your work this may fit better in customs showcase.

    I'd suggest showing both modes. You're just painting small sections or the entire thing?
     
  3. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    I'm just doing small sections of several different toys. For example, one night I painted RotF Prime's windshield wipers black, deluxe Bumblebee's face silver, and black dots on RotF Longhaul. Then a few days later yellow on HA BB's fingers, silver on HA Jazz's fingers, and RotF Prime's feet.
    None of them are full projects because I like to be able to display and play with them at different intervals. That's why I thought it might be a better idea to make a single topic here for them...
     
  4. Fishdirt

    Fishdirt Tin Toy Transformer

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    For smallish things I really recommend the testors kits with air cans. Makes it fun figuring out the masking and such. They're affordable and easy to use too.
     
  5. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    HA Bumblebee side lights

    I'll have to remember to look for those, thanks!

    The other day I painted the lights on the sides of HA Bumblebee red. I'm hoping Reprolabels will some day make a sticker set for him like they have for the deluxe version...
     

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    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    This is true, so off we go to Customs!
     
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    good job... keep em commin'
     
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    ThinkTank Customs TFW2005-Citizen

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    simply but very effective touchups :) 

    go on!
     
  9. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    RotF Leader Optimus Prime

    Thanks guys! I also decided to go back and add pics I found that showed the details from the movie models and vehicles...

    RotF leader Optimus Prime has been my favorite to work with. He has a LOT of places that can use coloring. Here's an earlier pic where I painted the red parts on his feet and the red part below his head silver. I also painted the blue parts on his feet. The blue marker doesn't match Prime's blue as well as the silver matches, but it looks better after I painted some other parts blue. And if I find a dark blue I'll get that and redo those areas.
     

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    what?
     
  11. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    RotF Supreme Constructicons Hightower and Longhaul

    For practice, I decided to start with some of the supreme Constructicons since they needed the most detailing and were also the ones I worried the least about messing up.
    I didn't necessarily use movie pics to find details. For these guys I used pics of their alt modes I found online.

    Hightower has black painted around him right above the treads. I also painted a couple parts on top of him black and plan to do some more.

    All I did on Longhaul was paint his grill black.
     

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    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    movie voyager Ratchet

    So far with Ratchet I've colored the area with his windshield wipers black, I painted the areas with the tools by his roof silver, and I painted his gas cap black. I also have the Reprolabel set applied...
     

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    Human Alliance Bumblebee

    I painted the silver on Human Alliance Bumblee's seats to match the forearm guards he has in the movie.
     

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    simple but effective!
     
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    leader Brawl

    I painted some small parts on leader Brawls' ankles silver.
     

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    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    RotF leader Optimus Prime

    Here you can see where I painted the extra red on the panels by his ankles.
     

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    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    I painted Bumblebee's elbows silver and added blue to his cannon.
     

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    why would you make his colar/neck/chest area blue? :rolleyes: 

    lot's of paint apps really work by a lot of different figures :D 
     
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    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    Ha ha, that was the All Spark movie Bumblebee toy. I got the concept camaro BB twith battle damage but wanted a clean one. The first clean one available in my area was the All Spark one. I've heard plenty of people saying they dislike the All Spark blue, but I think it looks pretty cool...
     
  20. Ratchets Hatch

    Ratchets Hatch Explosions?

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    Nice work on all of them! Details are the key with movie figures. Learn this Hasbro!
     

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