Quick fix for PRID Ratchet's lack of paint apps

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by HoosierDaddy, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. HoosierDaddy

    HoosierDaddy Decepticon. I'm no hero

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    OK, this isn't perfect and isn't likely a long term fix but I found something interesting and decided to try it. I couldn't get real good lighting so I'm sorry for the bad pic quality. The camera flash was too bright with the white on Ratchet so I had to turn off the flash. I can try to get better pics later.

    Anyway, My boy got a Ratchet toy from the McDonalds happy meal and it came with a sticker sheet. He didn't want them applied to his McD's Ratchet and doesn't care much about the toy anyway. I noticed the stickers are pretty in scale with deluxe ratchet though. So, I cut them down a bit and applied the heartbeat line. After putting them on I took an exacto knife and carefully trimmed out the panel lines and here it is. Cons, it looks like a sticker, yes. But that's what Takara is doing anyway, right? Pros, it actually looks pretty good on there.

    What do you guys think?
     

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  2. MPrime10

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    Nice! I won't be able to do this thought, as I will be painting that portion of his arms orange for screen accuracy. Robot mode accuracy is more important to me for obvious reasons.
     
  3. HoosierDaddy

    HoosierDaddy Decepticon. I'm no hero

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    Yeah, understandable. I don't trust myself with paint on a hard to find fig that I can't replace very quick. lol
     
  4. Runamuck

    Runamuck Swindle Knows Best

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    Nice idea, dude! Looks a lot better than bare, unpainted plastic!
     
  5. firehawc_69

    firehawc_69 cloppers = ignore list

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    Wow! I'm headed to McDonalds! Thanks!
     
  6. rxlthunder

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    I know where I'm going soon enough.
     
  7. HoosierDaddy

    HoosierDaddy Decepticon. I'm no hero

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    Glad, I could finally contribute something like this. No matter how minor. lol I will say, the pics aren't that good. It does look a lot better in person than in the pics.
     
  8. firehawc_69

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    Easy as pie! Thanks again Hoosier!

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  9. HoosierDaddy

    HoosierDaddy Decepticon. I'm no hero

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    Awesome! Much better pics then mine. Those stickers work pretty good.
     
  10. Timesynch

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    Nice bit of MacGyvering there! Though I'm confident that Reprolabels will make a sticker sheet set for Ratchet sooner or later, this is nonetheless very neat! Good find!
     
  11. Bountyan

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    I think I might just paint Ratchet's upper forearm red to be show accurate in robot mode...though it will leave a patch of red in the alt mode.
     
  12. SPLIT LIP

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    Neat. I'm still fine with painting mine. I have an idea to make the red of his arms an actual halfway-decent pattern on his vehicle mode.
     
  13. HoosierDaddy

    HoosierDaddy Decepticon. I'm no hero

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    Will you guys post up some pics of your painted ones when they're completed? i'd love to see how they turn out and what ides you use to get the desired effects.
     
  14. Arashistorm

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    great find bro! might wanna go to McDs now lol. for all the people wanting to paint it red/orange for an accurate robot mode, there's a thread in the customs section where RiD Ratchet and Arcee were touched, they look awesome and red area doesnt look bad in ambulance mode
     
  15. MPrime10

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    Yeah I hear ya. I don't know though. I may end up getting two Ratchet's for both modes. Highly doubt it though.
     
  16. TrueNomadSkies

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    I've wanted to to this since day 1, but I haven't eaten at Mcdonalds in a month. Guess It's been long enough heh
     
  17. HoosierDaddy

    HoosierDaddy Decepticon. I'm no hero

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    Can you point me in the right direction for that custom? I can't find it for some reason. Thanks.
     

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