Minor/Repaint: My take on the Old Camaro BB repaint with an arm mod!

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by Napjr, Oct 23, 2007.

  1. Napjr

    Napjr <b><font color=gold>Mr. Internet</font><br><font c Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2002
    Posts:
    1,717
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    192
    Likes:
    +4
    Ebay:
    Well this is my take on Movie BB. I started to get all the reference pics i could and for the older model, it was hard! i decided to stay close as possible to the design art used (specially since all the detail for the toy is based on it rather than the finished movie model), as well the film and the Game

    I found later about the foot mod and boy, it does improve the figure greatly! (even though its something really minor),

    But also something i found that make him look better is doing a little mod to the forearms, by rotating the door armor. They are glued but with a simple cutter/x-acto knife can be removed, there´s a tab in place that needs to be cut that prevents the rotation. With this the hands display better and the armor kinda mimicks those in the finished CGI model

    EDIT: Took better pics for the gallery, enjoy some of them now!
     

    Attached Files:

  2. AutoCon2076

    AutoCon2076 Brightest can in toolshed

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2007
    Posts:
    2,687
    Trophy Points:
    151
    Likes:
    +1
    Interesting work. His vehicle mode would look at home next to a burnt husk of a car behind a bodyshop somewhere.

    ~Z
     
  3. kasper0v

    kasper0v Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2006
    Posts:
    228
    Trophy Points:
    56
    Likes:
    +0
    "I found someday about the foot mod and boy, it does improve the figure greatly! "

    what foot mod? I just picked up the 'evolutions of a hero' 2 pack--Though I prefer the 08 CC mold, I think this is a great toy in the movie line...I'd like to improve upon the feet, though--is there a thread with instructions?
     
  4. Dark_Convoy

    Dark_Convoy Old Bastard Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2002
    Posts:
    17,201
    Trophy Points:
    271
    Likes:
    +0
    Nice work, beaterbee looks a lot more like a real beater!
     
  5. Ziero

    Ziero TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2006
    Posts:
    4,790
    Trophy Points:
    181
    Likes:
    +0
    Awsome work, from what I can see. Knowing about these little mods might be enough to make me want to pick him up. Though I'll still have to swap out his head and repaint him as Classics and '08 CC BB are enough BB for me. Shame he wasn't the one repainted red and named Cliffjumper.
     
  6. Napjr

    Napjr <b><font color=gold>Mr. Internet</font><br><font c Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2002
    Posts:
    1,717
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    192
    Likes:
    +4
    Ebay:
    Proper pics now, with better looks at the mods :) 

    and here´s some pics of the minor touchups for the concept camaro BB

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Atin

    Atin Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 26, 2007
    Posts:
    108
    Trophy Points:
    61
    Likes:
    +0
    Legs and arms moddified :D 
    Took me about 15 minutes, and that is including emtying the dishwasher:p 

    Thank you for the idea!!
     
  8. Ziero

    Ziero TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2006
    Posts:
    4,790
    Trophy Points:
    181
    Likes:
    +0
    ....Damn it!

    Now you're gonna make me get this guy =(
     
  9. Razorblaze

    Razorblaze God of Thunder TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    May 11, 2005
    Posts:
    424
    Trophy Points:
    141
    Likes:
    +0
    I just did the feet mod on my Bumblebee, and it looks a hundred times better. Thanks for the tip. :thumb 
     
  10. Ramulus

    Ramulus Rhinox is my anti-drug TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2002
    Posts:
    365
    Trophy Points:
    141
    Likes:
    +0
    Commendable...very nice work, he looks much better than stock. Good job! :thumb 
     
  11. Napjr

    Napjr <b><font color=gold>Mr. Internet</font><br><font c Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2002
    Posts:
    1,717
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    192
    Likes:
    +4
    Ebay:
    Took better pics, now wait for the full gallery :) 
     
  12. Crefigz

    Crefigz Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2008
    Posts:
    243
    Trophy Points:
    56
    Likes:
    +0
    Ebay:
    Incredible, keep it coming bro.
     
  13. Satomiblood

    Satomiblood Prototype Black

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2007
    Posts:
    19,338
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Likes:
    +4
    Foot mod? What's involved?
     
  14. iDarkDesign

    iDarkDesign Rodeo Lawyer

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2005
    Posts:
    2,925
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    207
    Likes:
    +21
    I'm about to start painting mine (japanese clear windows!). please explain on the leg and arm mod a bit more.

    great repaint!


    iDD
     
  15. JOHNDILLINGA

    JOHNDILLINGA This Space For Rent!

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Posts:
    1,042
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    161
    Likes:
    +1
    It's funny no one (Beside me that I know of) has done the dirty left rear wheel repaint for the rim...
     
  16. Napjr

    Napjr <b><font color=gold>Mr. Internet</font><br><font c Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2002
    Posts:
    1,717
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    192
    Likes:
    +4
    Ebay:
    Remove the bumper piece of any of the feet, cut the little peg that attaches to the black part. Round the screw peg of the same piece to allow rotation. Look at the pic, it kinda shows what was done


    If i remember correctly (since i did this way back in october i think), you need to dissasemble the lower arm. The rear fascia is glued so you need to remove the glue to take it out. Once this is done, you can turn that piece freely

    Really? hmmm cant remember that from the reference pics i saw... lemme recheck...
     
  17. iDarkDesign

    iDarkDesign Rodeo Lawyer

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2005
    Posts:
    2,925
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    207
    Likes:
    +21
    I 'fixed' my Beaterbee's feet now too! I also modded the arms, but I'm not so sure about that mod and paint scratchings (repainting as I go along)


    iDD
     

Share This Page