Minor/Repaint: prime silvastreak

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  1. takarei

    takarei auto bot wanderer

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    knock outs sister silvastreak is as fast as him. but prefers the rapid fire of her mag-acc Uzis.

    simple head swap used the prime arce head, and added paint, and a couple of duke nukem Uzis with silly straws for the handles

    new pics further down
     

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  2. ThatOddGuy

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    Nice idea, But I'm not feeling Knockout's body as a fembot....
     
  3. Anti-Venom

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    I can dig it :) 
     
  4. takarei

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    i understand ur point however Glyph (G1) - Transformers Wiki ur argument is now invalade :tongue: :) 
     
  5. Unicron9

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    I have no idea what invalade is but I assume it tastes similar to lemonade?

    Anyway... Momma always said if you have nothing nice to say, don't say anything, but that won't help you improve your skills.
    Honestly to me, nothing about this gets remotely close to working at all. It all looks very rushed and even the insignia decal is crooked.
    I'd suggest slowing down, thinking out your concept a bit more, and making sure you cover as much of the original colors as possible when creating an all new character from other figure parts. A good way to make sure you do that is to mask off parts such as windows and wheels that you don't want to paint, then spray him with a couple of thin coats of a base color. Once that is fully dry, you can use masking tape to create simple designs that will be sprayed in another color. Using less brush painting and more sprays for the main coverage will get you a much cleaner overall look. You can then go in with a brush and paint in the smaller details, but make sure you are very careful to stay in the lines, and apply very thin coats (letting each dry before the next) to ensure you avoid that streaky thick paint look.
    Posting a WIP of your concept before painting is a good way to get motivation or find that maybe your idea isn't working well, but if you made this for yourself and you are happy with it, I suppose that's what matters.
    Not every custom comes out fantastic, but we all learn from practice. I look forward to seeing your work improve! :) 
     
  6. soymonk

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    Yeah... use a redeco of a toy mold from the 80s for your argument...

    As Unicron said, the paint job looks a bit rushed. I'd probably suggest slowing things down a bit for smoother paint applications.
     
  7. takarei

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    ok well some ones gona call me a jerk for this. my reference to glyph was while i thought very valid was made with jest if i offended you oddguy im sorry. Unicron9 ive seen your work epic stuff i particularly enjoyed your Junkload Van Dam. but for you to use the Momma always said line then proceed the way you did was i think out of line. that line tainted every thing you said after. though ill give you props on the lemonade joke that was kinda funny. soymonk glyph was not just an 80s repaint she was drawn very blocky and lacking in a feminine shape. heck ive actually been tempted to replace armada unicrons head with a barbie head, tho i cant bring my self to modify a 50 dollar toy. as far as it being rushed i paint with brushes and i do let it sit between painting. i hope this doesn't turn in to a flame war.
     
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    I think if the OP replaced the hands with more feminine hands (say a spare set of Arcee Prime's for instance if he has them) and give Silvastreak way more silver with some spot coloring, it'd work just fine.

    Tho' if you really want to make a fembot out of a Prime figure, the RiD Vehicon would be my choice.
     
  9. takarei

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    hu i never thought of smaller hands ill have to give it a try. you said spot coloring how do you mean and what color.
     
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    ok alekesam i took your advice and used the hands from the dinozaurs pterodactyl had to add some balls to the hand. and i had to mod the guns a bit. i also added some more silver and a couple of stickers. oh and you said use a vehicon as a fembot and i got to thinking hmmm.... shrine maiden.
     

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    If you are happy with it that is all that matters. I would suggest taping off areas for cleaner lines though. It does work. As far as a slimmer figure, well not everyone is built the same. Just ask BM Strika and Cybertron Override. ;)  Two ladies that are definitely not Arcee bike repaints.
     
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    I like the concept but as Unicron said, you need some practice. Don't take criticism badly. Just because someone doesn't care for your work doesn't mean that their advice is invalid. Don't be afraid to look at your stuff and ask how it can be better.

    I do think the new hands help but yeah, that mold isn't female to me. I had thought that it might be able to work as a female but seeing the end result proves, to me at least, that it doesn't.
     
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    Nice idea.
     
  14. noblekale

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    I like it, but if you don't mind a bit of hopefully constructive criticism?

    First, thin your paint. It goes a LONG way to improving your painting, especially if you're using brushes. Personally, I like the Future Finish floor wax. Use that to thin your paint down if you're using acrylics, and it not only makes it go on smoother, but it also adds protection to your work.

    Second, dismantle the figure as much as you can. If you can't get a piece apart, and you want it COMPLETELY untouched (windows, parts of wheel, etc...), then mask it off with tape.

    Next, go from largest to smallest, damning the details at first. For example, the front of the car that's silver has a lot of red showing through, especially in parts that look like you were intentionally trying to avoid touching. Since the inside of the front is black anyway, just go ahead and paint the silver on it, and if you get some on the black, whoops. Touch it up once you're finished.

    Finally, for concepts, don't be afraid to think outside the box! Personally I like where this is going, but just working on your painting skills will take it miles farther. Never get discouraged, even Leonardo da Vinci started with a water color paint by numbers set ;) 

    Now, just personal experience, but I find that if you're going for a brilliant silver, it's best to take ALL the paint off of it that you can, including factory if possible, and then paint the piece pure gloss black. From there, lay on THIN coats of silver paint to get the right shade you want. It makes the parts look gorgeous, at least to me, done correctly.

    Practice as much as you can, and don't let anyone really bother you :) 
     
  15. Shepard Prime

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    Spot coloring is kinda like color that you add to break up the monotony of the primary color as well as drawing attention to certain parts that you want to draw eyes to.

    All that said, I hope I didn't come off as dissing your work because I wasn't intending that at all. I like what you've done so far and I just wanted to suggest a few things as ideas to try.
     
  16. takarei

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    naw your cool with me it was your idea to switch the hands out. what did you think of the new ones?
     
  17. Shepard Prime

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    Definetly more feminine. I would've went smaller but that's me. Just don't forget this:

    ^^Total truth.
     
  18. daelf1980

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    i agree vehicon would make a much better fembot base. knockouts body looks beefy compared to the head.
     
  19. takarei

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    wow some one bumped my tread. actuly ive got my prid vehicon drying right now im working on turning him in to a shito shrine assistanit called a "miko"
     

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