Minor/Repaint: Putting the finishing touches on Cybertron Downshift

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by Cheebs, Mar 8, 2006.

  1. Cheebs

    Cheebs Well-Known Member

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    When a mold this cool comes around, I just have to give it some love. So.... Downshift's main problems were the messy deco on the side of the car, the head articulation, the arm articulation, and the lack of chrome. Can't do anything about the arm articulation, but I fixed the rest. :D 

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    What I did:

    I gave the toy a total green re-paint. All of the car-mode green is sprayed on with a clear coat on top.

    I added tons on chrome foil.

    I put foil on the back of the headlights to make them brighter.

    I put foil on the back of the head fins to make them stand out.

    I painted all of the clear yellow from the engine and windshield behind Wheeljack's head to make his fins stand out.

    I painted his tail lights.

    I painted his shoulders.

    I painted the sides of his head where the silver crest wraps around.

    I removed the silver paint from his back window.

    I did the "head mod" so he can turn his head.

    I eppoxied his gimmick claws together, filled in the gap between them, and chromed them.
     
  2. Sculpt-bot

    Sculpt-bot So waddya want, a medal?

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    Very nice! Made an awesome figure even better.
     
  3. Greyryder

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    Very nice. I've actually been thinking about painting the tailights on mine, exactly like that. Now, I know it looks as good as I thought it would. :rock 
     
  4. kenm2474

    kenm2474 LORD DC TFW2005 Supporter

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    Hmmm The pics arent working Sound nice though
     
  5. Orodruin

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    Dude... that's awesome.
     
  6. Greyryder

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    I liked the look of the foil in the lights so much, I put some chrome trim strip on the back of mine. I painted black arund the light detail first, then left the trim strip flat. Really makes them look like lights in there.
     
  7. Gears

    Gears buh-buh-body ya Veteran

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    Nice changes!:thumb 
     
  8. Razerwire

    Razerwire 99 Problems... Super Mod

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    I wish I had that kind of skill...:cry 
     
  9. Liokaiser

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    Crap, that's so bad ass. Great custom work.
     
  10. Cobra_Commander

    Cobra_Commander Master of tactics TFW2005 Supporter

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    sounds good but i dont see the pics
     
  11. Xaxis

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    Nice work, that looks awesome!!

    I'd like to know more about this chrome foil, sounds interesting.
     
  12. Lance Halberd

    Lance Halberd oh hai

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    Neat.

    Now I feel embarassed about the touch-ups that I did.

    I painted the turn indicator lights gold to match the gold on the knees, the mirror part of the rear view mirrors silver, and the back of the headlights gold and silver to make them stand out more, and the rest of the taillight assembly silver to match the concept art.
     
  13. Hiro Prime

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    Excellent work. the only thing I'd add would be to foil his rims. That way they'd match his other chrome.
     
  14. Matrix Soul

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    Is there a place where I can see the pictures?
     
  15. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    Fantastic work, Cheebs. He looks downright Alternatorish now.
     
  16. Boardwise

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    Wow.... he looks excellent.
     
  17. smangerbot

    smangerbot The Holy Zombie Jesus TFW2005 Supporter

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    thats nice.... so, how much you selling them for ;) 
     
  18. Matrix Soul

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    Ok, am I missing something here? where are the pics??

    Edit: Nevermind, I see it now. So where can I pick up some of those chrome foils? I would like to repaint one to look like the cars from Grand Theft Auto
     
  19. Ktulu

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    You really did some nice touch ups there. I'm quite impressed, he looks great.
     

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