Minor/Repaint: Protector Rodimus Simple Upgrades

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  1. Unicron9

    Unicron9 Chaos Bringer 9

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    Just some simple paint upgrades anyone can do to bring the look of Rodimus together better since the flames on Hot Rod are gold on the original US Classics version.
    I just removed the spoiler parts (one screw and 2 pop offs) and painted them in regular ass Krylon brilliant gold. You can pop out the chest flames to get masking tape under them with a screwdriver, toothpick, or whatever, then spray that and the other Protector spoiler parts gold too. Just remember to do a few very thin layers of the gold and hit the parts from all angles.
    I used 3 layered colors of Krylon fusion to color the blue exhaust/gun flame.

    If you prefer a more G1 look and don't care about Hot Rod's gold fire, or have the new RTS version of Heated Rod, you can use yellow spray.

    I got the Autobot emblem water slide decal from FrenzyRumble.

    Just something easy I thought I'd share. :) 
     

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  2. 12bulkhead

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    Sweet! Hey, can you do... umm...let's see, who needs customizing... ooh, how about a Power Core Combiner?
     
  3. Ultrawave

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    Damn, I'm not sure how I like the usage of Ass Krylon paints (especially regular Ass, of all things!) but this guy looks good in them.

    Seriously, the gold does make him look really good.
     
  4. stprime

    stprime Exclu-DEAD

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    gold chest is exactly what i was going to do. he hasn't arived yet so can you tell me if his hands are white? that's the only other thing that bothers me.
     
  5. whiskeytango

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    looks great. Love the fade on the blue missile. The only thing I don't like is that the fade is going the opposite direction that it should be going. Flames get darker the farther from the source they are. Still though, the blending is amazing on it.

    At any rate, those are some simple mods that really do enhance the figure. Nicely done.
     
  6. SonOfNemesis

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    Nice apps man, looks better!
     
  7. rattraprules98

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    Yes, white hands... Nice custom by the way.
     
  8. Unicron9

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    In the G1 cartoon and even the new upcoming Masterpiece figure Rodimus has white hands, so I get why they did that. I did think about changing it at first till I looked it up.

    Flames are generally erratic in shades of color, although I know what you mean. I don't think there is a right or wrong direction for the fade to go and red seemed too heavy a color to be at the end of the part I painted. The flame designs on the sides of the Protector trailer go from orange to yellow, so I thought this would fit better.
     
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    fair enough. Definitely a good match with the way the flames work on the sides of the trailer.
     
  10. moreprimeland

    moreprimeland Optimus told me to do it! Moderator TFW2005 Supporter

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    Like others, love the gold touches and the "flame job" Very nice work! :thumb 
     
  11. Quickwing

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    To be honest I think the gold looks rather drab against everything else.
    The white hands are actually something I liked about this since they were painted up in the fingerless glove style, which is one my most favorite things about any mecha design. In fact I've done a few tiny mods among some bits of my collection to achieve that look.
     
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    The simple touches a lot of times make the best customs. That said, awesome is the case with this one. Now do you know where I could get some gold chrome for my henkei?
     
  13. SonOfNemesis

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    I got this kit as well but I also got the Sidearm extra which came with gold pieces for Rodimus mode and for his Rodimus alternate mode. By the way, what is the weird looking hand/plug adapter thing? I can't figure it out.
     
  14. Unicron9

    Unicron9 Chaos Bringer 9

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    The hand part links Rodimus and Optimus for a handshake pose. Not real cool but I do like extras.
     
  15. SonOfNemesis

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    Really? That's weird, but yeah...cool
     

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