Minor/Repaint: No more shoulder stripes for MP-03!

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  1. Hook

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    The straight-out-of-the-box bad paint job on my Screamer's shoulders bothered me like crazy, so I decided to do something about it.

    I disassembled both arms and let the parts soak in rubbing alcohol for a few minutes. Not only did it remove the paint, but it also removed the panel lining (oops!)

    So I attempted to re-do the pannel lining using a sharpie and water to dilute it. I'm sure there are better pens to do it, but I think the results came out pretty decent.

    Here's a before and after shot:
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    And a closeup of the shoulders:
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  2. infinitesadness

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    looks great
    if i hadn't known better.. i would haf thought it is a variant
     
  3. MegaMoonMan

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    That does look good. I think I'll do that.

    How did you dilute the sharpie? Did you just draw over the panel lines and then wipe off the excess with a wet towel?
     
  4. Hook

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    Wiping off the excess was tough, as the sharpie dries almost instantly, so I added a bit of water on the part before using the sharpie. I then removed stubborn ink spots with a cotton swab and rubbing alcohol.
     
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    that looks better! You should take them off the lower arms as well :D 
     
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    Excellent job! It looks like they were never there in the first place.
     
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    I love the "WTF are you looking at?" expression. :lol 
    I don't know. Looks good but I kinda like the strips in the shoulders.
     
  8. Hook

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    Yeah, he does look like that, does he? :lol 

    I probably would've left the stripes, but they were too messed up. Now they're all gone :D 
     
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    Did you remove them front his chest as well? If so how did you go about it without damaging any of the red paint (if it is paint?)?
     
  10. Hook

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    If you take a look at the pics, you'll notice that the stripes are still on the chest. I think it actually looks good there. Besides, you're right, the red paint would get damaged.
     
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    Oh ok, you had said they're all gone, I wasnt sure if you were refering to all of the stripes or just all the shoulder stripes. Thanks.
     
  12. MasterOfPuppets

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    Do you have a full body shot? Did you also remove them on the lower arm? What was your method of removing them? If it looks good enough then I might consider doing that as well.
     
  13. Hook

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    Did you go through the thread? I've answered those questions already...

    Anyway, let me explain again. In a nutshell:

    Removing paint:
    Let the parts soak in rubbing alcohol for a minute or two. Rub off the paint with a dry cloth. Repeat if necessary.

    Redoing pannel lines:
    Use a very fine tip sharpie and liberally draw over the lines. Wipe excess ink with a damp cloth. Use cotton swab and rubbing alcohol for stubborn/excess ink spots.

    Finally, here's a full body shot like you requested. He looks like he's about to land!

    [​IMG]
     
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    D'oh! Sorry for not ready the thread carefully. Looks pretty cool although I was hoping you removed the lower arms too.
     
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    Looks better to me. I so hope they do a cartoon colored one so I can get one.
     
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    here here!
     
  17. Hook

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    Yeah, I'm debating removing them or not... I think I'll do a digibash first and see the results. I actually kinda like the stripes on the forearms o_O 
     
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    Looks pretty good to me. I wonder though, how would Starscream look with no lower arm stripes, and red shoulder strips (a bit of a War Within throwback)?
     

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