Minor/Repaint: pairadocs design lab - NEW Protoform Starscream!

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  1. pairadocs

    pairadocs Well-Known Member

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    Hey all!

    Following on the heels of my Protoform Optimus Prime, took the other deluxe class protoform, Starscream, and took a swing at him. Initially, I wasn't going to try it, because I thought there may be no saving him... but I started to realize what my biggest problem with him was... all that gaudy gold color!

    The back card of Starscream showed him in silvers and blacks, with red accents. I thought perhaps I would give that a shot... but then decided to try to reintroduce the golds and coppers back in, but in a muted, subtle manor... so it wasn't so overpowering. He's got a base of metallic black, then was built up with increasingly lighter silvers, then detailed with multiple mixed shades of bronzes and coppers (muted), and accented throughout. He was then touched up with black fine-lining and some washes.

    The other thing that bothered me the most were his sorry excuse for claws... that didn't even open! So, I dug through my parts bins and found some claws from a Doctor Octopus figure (one of the smaller ones that came out a little while back) - and added balljoints to them. I removed his factory claws (adding balljoints to them as well) and made it so the hands were interchangeable. Then I figured what the heck - since I was in the wrist anyhow, I may as well make it more articulated! So now his wrists bend IN, giving him more mobility!

    I think the end results are a much more poseable, attractive version of this protoform Decepticon... what do you guys think?

    UPDATE: On ebay now! http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=320152190199 - thanks for looking!

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  2. Erector

    Erector I ruined the Hall of Fame

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    QUITE the improvement :D  nice one!
     
  3. Erector

    Erector I ruined the Hall of Fame

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    QUITE the improvement :D  nice one!
     
  4. Superquad7

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    I would agree. Also, I really enjoy the presentation of your customs; you do a top notch job :thumb 
     
  5. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    I would agree. Also, I really enjoy the presentation of your customs; you do a top notch job :thumb 
     
  6. Squall42080

    Squall42080 Autobot RSX Type-S

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    Not Doc Ock hands!!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

    Just kidding! Very nice photoshoot.
     
  7. Squall42080

    Squall42080 Autobot RSX Type-S

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    Not Doc Ock hands!!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

    Just kidding! Very nice photoshoot.
     
  8. Wiggyof09

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    That's really cool. These new protoform paint jobs are awesome.
     
  9. Wiggyof09

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    That's really cool. These new protoform paint jobs are awesome.
     
  10. Lupis Convoy

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    Awesome work! Now I know where to get some bot hands. :)  Thanks a lot for that tip. Great paint scheme and backgrounds on the figures mate. :) 
     
  11. Lupis Convoy

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    Awesome work! Now I know where to get some bot hands. :)  Thanks a lot for that tip. Great paint scheme and backgrounds on the figures mate. :) 
     
  12. shade 0066

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    I really like that alot.
     
  13. shade 0066

    shade 0066 Live Fast, Drive Faster!

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    I really like that alot.
     
  14. Boardwise

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    That is very impressive
     
  15. Boardwise

    Boardwise is scary - Sig Killer - M Super Mod

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    That is very impressive
     
  16. Cory Bauer

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    He looks like $100. Very well done!
     
  17. Cory Bauer

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    He looks like $100. Very well done!
     
  18. SMOG

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    Dammit! That's it. I can't take it anymore.

    Now I gotta go out and buy one of these things! Sigh.

    Nice pics dude!

    zmog
     
  19. SMOG

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    Dammit! That's it. I can't take it anymore.

    Now I gotta go out and buy one of these things! Sigh.

    Nice pics dude!

    zmog
     
  20. funkatron101

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    top notch. I really love your technique with metallics.
     

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