Project Menasor (3 of 6) : Dragstrip

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  1. frenzyrumble

    frenzyrumble Banned

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    Dragstrip was made from a Classic Mirage. What an awesome mold. I have no clue the name of the dude I grabbed the head from, but I thought I'd go with a creepy lanky insect feel for Dragstrip.

    He was painted a nice orangy-yellow, and blended lighter shades of yellow onto that. Accented with purples, silver, orange and white.


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  2. Ramrider

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    Looks like Cybertron Brimstone to me. And another Sunstreaker gun?
    As usual, very clean paintjob - although in this case I can't help thinking he looks a little bland. Did you decide against the traditional red stripe? And was it intentional to cover up the window? :p 
     
  3. Sentinel Pax

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    Robot mode looks awesome, but I concur that vehicle mode could use a bit more color to break it up a bit.
     
  4. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    I remember when REDLINE made his Drag Strip, the color scheme he chose for the alt mode was specifically to break the color up some. I'm glad to see some variety though.

    The head is such a nice touch. Great work man :thumb 
     
  5. Terrorcon_King

    Terrorcon_King Has Gone Transmetal

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    He looks very Menacing!(ssry if its spelt worng) i especally like Brimestones head to him too, makes him look like a Cheaters lol
     
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    another one a machine I tell Ya
     
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    Very clean. But I'd say more accents would be nice. What is the deal with all the Sunstreaker guns? I have a feeling you're up to something with those guns
     
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    Not really feeling the head, man. Great paintjob though! but i do agree that its a little too much orange/yellow.
     
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    Another fantastic paintjob.

    I'm wondering if the red and white stripes like the original would help break up all the yellow.

    G1 Dragstrip

    I see you've suggested the stripe in a few places, just wonder if a little more would help. But in fairness, the G1 toy is pretty much yellow from head to toe as well.

    Great job.
     
  10. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    Great colors a very unique choice for Dragstrip's head, but I think he needs black or something for that cockpit when he's in alt mode and it would be cool. nonetheless everything looks awesome.
     
  11. Skyripper

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    I have to say this guy loks cool, however I feel that the head, even though it gives him his look, would be better suited on a terrorcon or something. I also agree with others here that he looks a bit plain in alt mode. maybe the stripe or even, to be abit different, some silver to like rpresent the engine block like on the G1 toy. overall I still like this figure though
     
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    whats up with that head? the paint job looks flat. needs more color to it.
     
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    Thanks for the replies everyone. I'm kinda pissed the different shades of yellow can only be seen live, so I will be revisiting this figure very soon, adding some more detail to the car mode.


    I'll be painting some detail today. Probobly some red/white stripes up his sides.

    I'm liking and sticking with the head. It's thinned look fits the thinned body in my eyes. Being I don't know Brimstone, might help why I feel this way.

    Uh, there are about 9 shades of purple, 4 shades of blue, and 2 colors in the eyes. I don't see room for more color
     
  14. deliciouspeter

    deliciouspeter Back in Black TFW2005 Supporter

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    Just kidding. Awesome. All these are so flipping awesome!

    oh and maybe just color the canopy in vehicle mode would make it pop a little. maybe just black? or dark gray? I don't know....hard to give criticism on this!
     
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    Very nice paint job! What happened to the cockpit?
     
  16. frenzyrumble

    frenzyrumble Banned

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    yeah yeah yeah. I'm painting the details and cockpit today. my brushes ran away from me.
     
  17. FrankyWest

    FrankyWest As far as it goes

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    Is that a Tyrinid head?
     
  18. Sabrina_Ng

    Sabrina_Ng La Femme Fatale

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    Hehehe...Frenzy Rumble, I really love the head. He kinda looks like a psycho! Hehehe!!! Like a cross between Sting Chameleon from Megaman X 1 and the Joker. I think it's really cute.
     
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    man he looks great. i allways dug them on the show.
     
  20. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    nice job again man. I think after you paint the windshield, and add in his tradition red stripes (I subdued mine, going with just one ground stripe instead of two fat side stripes to make it look more modern) that he'll be broken up quite nicely.
     
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