Minor/Repaint: pairadocs design lab - New Bonecrusher custom!

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  1. pairadocs

    pairadocs Well-Known Member

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    Another new one from the lab this week - this time, one I've had on the bench off and on, deciding the best direction I wanted to take it. Alas, we have Bonecrusher!

    I started off intending to make him just like the movie version, with a nice clean paint app... as if the Minesweeper vehicle drove fresh off the "lot," so to speak. I did that, and then thought he looked too boring. I started with some subtle brown washes to pop out some detail... and it still wasn't doing it for me. So, using the technique I did for my Blackout, I whipped out the artist pastels, and scraped up a dust blend of medium brown, with some nice ochre and yellow for "pop" color, then liberally applied it to Bonecrusher. The result? I think he looks a heck of a lot more "weathered," and it brought some more dpeth into the details. I think this achieves a more "organic" effect (something I think the factory paint apps are lacking when it comes to bringing these "alive.") I went it afterwards and added in some fine-line detailing (fine tuned brown washes, and some lining with a .005 Micron pen in the face, etc.) His eyes were painted black, then white blended pupils, then a transparent gloss red overcoat (which was hard to capture on the camera.)

    The robot portions are actually several muted metallics, but you can't really see many of the color differentiations in the pictures... the light sort of outputs a general metallic sheen to them all.

    I'd love to hear your feedback, positive and negative!

    Thanks for looking everyone!

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    You can find him on ebay here: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320152204663
     
  2. funkatron101

    funkatron101 TFW2005 Supporter

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    You are right up there with Jin in my book. Different techniques, but still very awesome.
     
  3. funkatron101

    funkatron101 TFW2005 Supporter

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    You are right up there with Jin in my book. Different techniques, but still very awesome.
     
  4. grock35

    grock35 Hmmmm...

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    yessers bonecrusher looks great
     
  5. grock35

    grock35 Hmmmm...

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    yessers bonecrusher looks great
     
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    Now that is a movie accurate Bonecrusher! Very nice.
     
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    Now that is a movie accurate Bonecrusher! Very nice.
     
  10. dak

    dak <b><font color=blue>I am DAK! The customizer!</fon

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    very cool!
     
  11. dak

    dak <b><font color=blue>I am DAK! The customizer!</fon

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    very cool!
     
  12. pairadocs

    pairadocs Well-Known Member

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    Thanks everyone!!

    onesock - he's out on ebay! :) 

    I JUST realized I totally forgot to paint his front bumper black like the back ones... I can't believe I missed that! I'll take care of that tonight!

    I hate that... I stared at it so long I forgot to go back and do that, and I even missed it in the photo taking and posting!!! DOH!

    New pics coming later!! ;) 
     
  13. pairadocs

    pairadocs Well-Known Member

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    Thanks everyone!!

    onesock - he's out on ebay! :) 

    I JUST realized I totally forgot to paint his front bumper black like the back ones... I can't believe I missed that! I'll take care of that tonight!

    I hate that... I stared at it so long I forgot to go back and do that, and I even missed it in the photo taking and posting!!! DOH!

    New pics coming later!! ;) 
     
  14. Lennox

    Lennox Wooo.

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    Can you say "awesome"?

    I would, but my jaw's on the floor.
     
  15. Lennox

    Lennox Wooo.

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    Can you say "awesome"?

    I would, but my jaw's on the floor.
     
  16. Kimmer

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    damn, that looks sweet. too bad the horrendous bot mode ruins it.
     
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    damn, that looks sweet. too bad the horrendous bot mode ruins it.
     
  18. SupremeSancho

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    Another great one! What do you plan next? I am thinking about getting a second voyager prime and doing the whole nemesis thing.
     
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    Another great one! What do you plan next? I am thinking about getting a second voyager prime and doing the whole nemesis thing.
     
  20. pairadocs

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    Thanks again everyone! (I just finished painting his front bumper now) :) 

    SupremeSancho - next - a Leader Class figure. I'll leave it at that for right now... ;) 

    I have a Voyager Optimus and Megatron, still trying to decide what I want to do with those too...
     

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