Minor/Repaint: Prowl (Finished! 07-09-2008)

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  1. ThinkTank Customs

    ThinkTank Customs TFW2005-Citizen

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    Head: Dropkick
    Body: Bumblebee Camaro 2009
    Weapon: Speer (I don't know what a "speer" is in English, sorry), Lightbar from Barricade

    Time: 11h

    Used Coloures: 7 (Aqua Colour Acryl Paint)

    Killed nerves: none

    Decals: 5 All of Them Selfmade! - No Reprolables, no Service or something!
     

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  2. plowking

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

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    Thats pretty cool :thumb 

    BB's mold looks good in cop colors.
     
  3. dyingwill3rd

    dyingwill3rd Life is a fabled mystery

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    you used the same idea for barricades lights didn't you? i see them on his arms and hood!
     
  4. Ramrider

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    Pretty cool. I must admit, I'm kinda surprised that Landmine's hands fit in alt mode, but it's definitely an interesting switch.

    Only thing I'd have suggested is a bit more white, especially at the bonnet - all that black makes him look not that much different from Barricade.

    And in English, it's a "spear". Oddly enough... :p 
     
  5. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    interesting that you gave him landmine's hands/claws.
     
  6. ThinkTank Customs

    ThinkTank Customs TFW2005-Citizen

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    @dyingwill3rd: huh? i don't understand what you mean, i've written down in my first post that i used the lightbar from barricade!

    @Redline: To add the Landminehands was very frustrating!

    at first i had to brake the arms in two perfect halfs with a very sharp knife, cause hasbro glued them! very stupid in my eyes....

    then the balljoints of the hands doesent fit in bumblebees arms, they are to small, so i must grow up them with superglue.

    after that i had to loook how i could pose them to get a nearly perfect altmode, cause the hands are much bigger and longer than the originals

    i found it after nearly one hour of testing! and its sooo simple.

    i will show you!

    [att]9693[/att]
     
  7. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    nice. that is indeed a tight fit.
     
  8. funkatron101

    funkatron101 TFW2005 Supporter

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    I'm making an Autorooper out of Stealth Bumblebee, so this is a good preview for me.

    I found a sight with a ton of different police decals. What scale is Bumblebee, aproximately? This sight has 1:24, and 1:47, and I am afraid this toy might stuck in the middle.
     
  9. ThinkTank Customs

    ThinkTank Customs TFW2005-Citizen

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    I Print my Decals myself - i hope it works ;) 
     
  10. ThinkTank Customs

    ThinkTank Customs TFW2005-Citizen

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    Decals Done - I Hope you like it (at photos they are currently wet, sorry!)
     
  11. funkatron101

    funkatron101 TFW2005 Supporter

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    Not bad! Ok, praise and criticism. Hope you take it appropriately.

    Praise first.
    I love this mold in police colors. You made a good choice.
    Nice job on the decals! The eagle wouldn't be my first choice, but you pull it off.
    The dry brushing is subtle, but effective.
    Using those hands really makes this custom its own. I like them.

    Now the criticism.
    I've learned that taping properly is very important. If you didn't tape things off, you should. If you did, make sure it is a tight seal. Check, and then double check. You'll get those clean lines that you are looking for. I made that mistake on my last custom, and I paid for it. Just cover the windows with tape, then use an exacto knife around the seams to take the access off.

    It looks like you applied the white with the brush. White can be a real PITA. In my experience, if you are covering a large area with a light color, it's best to prime it and use a spray. Creates a clean coat with no fuss.

    Consider a gloss, or high gloss sealer for non military vehicles. I love that flat look for robot parts, but for cars it can look a bit weird.
     
  12. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    I give props to anyone who makes a decent custom out of white just for the reasons that some of you have made in this thread. :thumb  Taking that into consideration, funkatron101 has given some fantastic advice in regard to working with white paint.

    Aside from that, everything you've done here is not only well-done, but the things you've done are subtly ambitious. Kudos for that, man.

    Again, great job :thumb 
     
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  14. ThinkTank Customs

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    thank ou for the tips and the positive response :) 
     

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