Minor/Repaint: Nitro Bumblebee

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  1. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    I gave him bead eyes (props to OMEGAPRIME1983) and re-positioned his hands. I also added a few paint apps...

    Also chromed his Chevy symbol, door handles, Autobot symbols, and rims. Post #2

    I plan to paint him some more, especially robot mode...
     

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  2. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    Chromed

    Just chromed his Chevy symbol, door handles, Autobot symbols, and rims. :) 
     

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    this bumblebee looks so great with the chrome wheels.awesome work as always.=)
     
  4. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    Thanks micky24! I also tried to chrome his tailpipes, but they were too small...
     
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    Nice man. I really want one of these figures.
     
  6. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    A Nitro Bee? I could keep my eyes open around here, but the DotM toys are getting slim...
     
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    Great, but you have black paint on the windshield ;-)
     
  8. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    That wasn't me, it came that way. Honestly! :)  I tried some alcohol quick but couldn't get it off...
     
  9. micky24

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    have you tried some acetone?
     
  10. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    Nope, where can I get some?
     
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    its a nailpolish remover,but too much of it can cause damage to the windows.
     
  12. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    Maybe I'll try some sometime. It doesn't bother me enough to want to risk wrecking the window, though...
     
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    Eh, I like the dark windows. :) 
     
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    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    What are you using for the chrome? It looks GREAT.

    Also, this is a very underrated toy, as we've been so saturated with Bumblebees.

    Great work here bud :thumb 
     
  15. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    Yeah, it kind of works on this guy :) 

    Thanks! Yeah, I'm very glad I picked him up. I used Bare Metal Foil found here: Bare-MetalĀ® is Used for Detailing Model Cars, and Aircraft - Bare-Metal Foil Co.. Gold for the Chevy symbol, regular metal chrome everywhere else.

    I have to give credit to sleekmr3 for posting a tutorial here: http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/523402-how-apply-chrome-foil.html
    and to nemesisred for posting the link to the BMF site in there.
    I find it works great for small and/or flat surfaces. I've chromed my Optimus with them (http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/514526-rotf-optimus-prime-2.html#post7284177) but a lot of spots are a bit wrinkly. Hopefully I'll improve as I practice... I also brush on some Future every time I use it...
     
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    Very nice. I've seen a half-dozen Nitro Bumblebees hanging on pegs at a local Walmart forever. Based on your post, I stopped by to pick one up. I got the last one. :eek:  I can't believe they've run out of these. I also can't believe it took me so long to realize its potential.
     
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    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    Thanks! Yeah, for the amount of complaining Bumblebee gets, I rarely see him warming shelves. Stores bring in a lot of them for sure, but that's because they actually do sell. My local Walmart is flooded with deluxe Optimus Primes and orange Roadbusters :) 
     
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    2-6-13 update

    Did some more painting on this guy last night :)  Still have some more to do...
     

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    Looks great. ALS always Kate, love the details!

    did you know that you can swap the arms against the arms from cannon bee? Same size but articulated hands :) 

    And Jin saotome made a foot mod, but in dunno how he did it!
     
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    Thanks! Ah, I don't have a cannon Bee :(  I'll have to ask Jin about the foot mod sometime...
     

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