Minor/Repaint: New to the Board - Pairadocs Design Lab - Blackout!

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  1. pairadocs

    pairadocs Well-Known Member

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    Hello everyone!

    I'm brand new to these here parts... found this forum by accident while Googling for custom threads. I'm already on Fwooshnet and the Spawn forums... I've been looking for new communities as well! I see some familiar names here too!

    I've been customizing for many years now, and have primarily done a lot of Spawn and original customs, but then branched out into Marvel... and most recently, Transformers (movie line specifically.) I used to do a lot of Gundam model work way back when (still have a couple dozen unbuilt kits too that I'd like to get back into someday) - so when I started seeing all the movie TF customs, I thought I'd take a whack at it as well. I'm digging it a lot!

    Anyhow, I finished a Blackout custom last week, and thought I'd share it with you all. Let me know what you think - I love getting feedback bad and good!

    He's a COMPLETE repaint - I painted the base with a military blue-grey, and then added weathering effects. I also filled in all his joints, where the screws were exposed, etc. And yes, he's on the bay now... http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=320144707258

    Thanks for looking!


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    You can check out my Flickr gallery of my other stuff HERE as well if you so desire...
     
  2. RHansen

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    thats amazing man! great work!


    may I ask how long it took?
     
  3. RHansen

    RHansen Sir. Ranbotnic Veteran

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    thats amazing man! great work!


    may I ask how long it took?
     
  4. plowking

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    Wow!....you did an amazing job with that...wish mine looked as cool :D 
     
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    Wow!....you did an amazing job with that...wish mine looked as cool :D 
     
  6. Lennox

    Lennox Wooo.

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    Incredibly well done. Be proud of that!

    Any weathering/metallic techniques you'd like to share? :) 
     
  7. Lennox

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    Incredibly well done. Be proud of that!

    Any weathering/metallic techniques you'd like to share? :) 
     
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    Thats awesome!
     
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    Thats awesome!
     
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    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    wow. practically jin sato...satoemi..whatever-ish.
     
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    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    ActionMasterZod LarzArz on twitter, man.

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    That scorpinok looks exactly like the deluxe version.
     
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  14. pairadocs

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    Thanks guys!

    It took me about a week... I spent about 2-4 hours a night for about six days to finish it.

    As far as weathering technique... it's actually quite easy. First, I painted all the blue parts (using Testors Model Master Acryl US Navy Blue) and the black parts (Testors Acryl Gunmetal.) After the base coats were dried, i used soft pastel sticks (from art stores) - Dark Grey, Black, and Dark Brown. Using an X-Acto knife, I "shave" the sides of the pastel sticks so I have little piles of powder. Then I get a good stiff dry brush, and dab it in the powders and "draw" the weather lines. I started with grey, then lightly went over parts with black (you can also do this the other way around.) Then I selectively went in afterwards with the "dirt" color for effect (the pictures don't show the dirt part well.) Then I seal it with a matte coat of spray so it won't rub off. I ended up doing that about three times (powder - seal - powder - seal, etc.)

    It's really easy to do... the trick is trying not to "smudge" the dirt too hard and doing it light enough each pass so that it looks natural.

    For the Metallic parts, as I said I started with the gunmetal base... then I went back and drybrushed a Vallejo grey gunmetal color, then selectively drybrushed highlights with a Chainmail Silver. Then I went in and added accents with a bronze color, and detailed with the Gunmetal for spots I wanted dark still. I also use a fine tipped archival ink pen (.005 tip) to draw in panel lines in the robotic parts... I primarily did this on his head for contrast.

    The gaps and holes were all filled in with Fixit Sculpt.

    Thanks for asking - glad you like! Thank you as well for the kind words!!
     
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    Thanks guys!

    It took me about a week... I spent about 2-4 hours a night for about six days to finish it.

    As far as weathering technique... it's actually quite easy. First, I painted all the blue parts (using Testors Model Master Acryl US Navy Blue) and the black parts (Testors Acryl Gunmetal.) After the base coats were dried, i used soft pastel sticks (from art stores) - Dark Grey, Black, and Dark Brown. Using an X-Acto knife, I "shave" the sides of the pastel sticks so I have little piles of powder. Then I get a good stiff dry brush, and dab it in the powders and "draw" the weather lines. I started with grey, then lightly went over parts with black (you can also do this the other way around.) Then I selectively went in afterwards with the "dirt" color for effect (the pictures don't show the dirt part well.) Then I seal it with a matte coat of spray so it won't rub off. I ended up doing that about three times (powder - seal - powder - seal, etc.)

    It's really easy to do... the trick is trying not to "smudge" the dirt too hard and doing it light enough each pass so that it looks natural.

    For the Metallic parts, as I said I started with the gunmetal base... then I went back and drybrushed a Vallejo grey gunmetal color, then selectively drybrushed highlights with a Chainmail Silver. Then I went in and added accents with a bronze color, and detailed with the Gunmetal for spots I wanted dark still. I also use a fine tipped archival ink pen (.005 tip) to draw in panel lines in the robotic parts... I primarily did this on his head for contrast.

    The gaps and holes were all filled in with Fixit Sculpt.

    Thanks for asking - glad you like! Thank you as well for the kind words!!
     
  16. pairadocs

    pairadocs Well-Known Member

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    Thanks man! I actually painted it to match the Scorponok custom I just sold:
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    This Blackout is for sale on ebay as well if anyone is interested... I don't know the rules here on posting ebay stuff, so I won't put a direct link... my username on ebay is toyhunter99.
     
  17. pairadocs

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    Thanks man! I actually painted it to match the Scorponok custom I just sold:
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    This Blackout is for sale on ebay as well if anyone is interested... I don't know the rules here on posting ebay stuff, so I won't put a direct link... my username on ebay is toyhunter99.
     
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    Great work man, that is amazing.

    Welcome to the forums, hope to see more of what you do.
     
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    Great work man, that is amazing.

    Welcome to the forums, hope to see more of what you do.
     
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