Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by Cheebs, Jun 6, 2007.
Dear God, does the gray plastic on that Pontiac fall flat on it's face. Spray that bad boy silver!
Pretty slick work there!
okay id buy THAT. i really cant get over swirly grey plastic. they couldve made him like alt silverstreak!
Holy crap, thats slick. Is robot mode just as detailed? Either way, need bot pics.
It's totally "in your face". I love it.
My.....God.......THIS IS AMAZING
Its funny how little details (in this case big details) can make or break the figure.
Haven't changed anything on the 'bot mode. I think I'll simply give the same silver paint to his upper thighs since they seem to be a transformation "cheat" for the car's tail light section.
I know this is kinda a stupid question, but I have never "kitbashed" or "customized" anything. In fact, I've never painted, or done a model or anything. I don't know that I want to get into it full-throttle or anything, I'm not that artistically gifted, but I would like to be able to paint my Jazz that silvery color. Is there any way you could give me some pointers on how to do it? Do I buy a small brush and some silver model paint? Do I take apart the pieces, paint them, then reassemble?
Feel free not to answer, I don't want to bother anyone, I just thought your Jazz looked really cool in that silver paint, and I was thinking I might want to do mine like that.
In essence, this is a compliment with an intent to emulate you. Congratulations!
all you need is some masking tape, newspapers, and krylon fusion nickel shimmer or you could go the route of testors/model masters/tamiya silver paints. mask off the areas you don't want silver, then go to town with many many super light coats of paint, with a few (3-5) minutes between coats.
In this case, I did not take anything appart. Most times you do. Just tape over what you don't want colored (tires, windows, etc). Be sure to use a nice sticky masking tape. An Exacto knife is needed to cut the tape to fit curves around the windows n' stuff. Be sure to slap a rectangle of paper on the underside ofthe car and tape it down so no stray paint hits anything under there.
Then just buy a $4.00 bottle of spray paint and go to town! Only a super-ninja can get good results with a brush, so just stick to the spray stuff.
Most people 'round here swear by Krylon Fusion. It won't do you wrong. Good stuff. For this particular Jazz I used Tamiya "silver leaf" color spray paint. Once it dried I gave it an additional coat of Future Floor Polish with a Q-tip.
crap, now ive got this mental picture of a caped ninja brushing paint on a model kit.
Cool, might have to give that a try.
wow, thats awsome cheebs, I just tried this on mine with krylon chrome, but uh... yeah, didnt work so well... Im gonna have to strip it down and go get me that silver leaf spray that you used. Good times ahead for me!
Very crisp, dude. Looks great.
If you do go with the Tamiya silver leaf, be sure to hit it with a clear coat of some sort for that gloss!
And a word of wisdom on that Tamiya color: It covers like a mo'fo'. You'll be shocked at how light of a coat you need to totally cover everything. Once you're done with this Jazz project, use the silver leaf as a primer coat for other projects. It's faaaaaaaantastic for that.
Some 'bot mode:
I gave the same silver to his thighs, hips, and shins. I used a different brushed silver on his head.
It was too bright outside today for the silver to have any interesting shadows and reflections like the above car photos, but you get the idea:
Oh, and I painted the tires with a flat dark gray to look more like rubber. I think you can see it on the 'bot shoulder...
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