Red and Clear mirage photo shoot

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by wheeljaxx, Dec 4, 2007.

  1. wheeljaxx

    wheeljaxx Banned

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    this is a KO red mirage, but the wheels have been replaced with "goodyear" tires, and the front paint app has been cleaned off and replaced with a repro label.

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    and clear mirage.

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    both from A3U.
     
  2. ckhtiger

    ckhtiger old skool fool

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    man I want that clear mirage. just can't bring myself to get one, since I just changed jobs. glad you got one though, now let's see what you can do with lighting with the clear mirage :thumb 
     
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    wheeljaxx Banned

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    SOOOOOOOOO worth it.

    get one if you can. really. IT'S MIRAGE.... it makes sense to have a version in clear. LOL

    and only gripe is that if the went so far as to mold the die cast bits in clear plastic, and the tires, they just should have gone all out and NOT chromed the parts they did. would have been cool to have clear weapons too.
     
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    Awesome photo's as always :thumb 

    Man that clear version would look sooooo good next to BT Rijie :D 
     
  5. Paradigm-Shift Prime

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    I wonder if they're going to do a clear blue one? Do you think there's a way to shine a blue backlight through this one and get a blue glow effect?

    Interesting switches on the red mirage, they look well done, I don't get the need to make it seem authentic (to have those vintage characteristics) if it's not though (I don't know why else switching from the tampo to sticker for the front paint app would be done). I hope people don't start doing that and then selling them as vintage.
     
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    i did it because i had a left over sticker from a G1 mirage restoration, and from that same restoration, i had junker parts left, with the 4 tires, so when i heard that the front was tampo stramp and teh tires were dunlop, i decided to switch. It would be un-cost effective for someone to make these changes on a wide scale, as the tires are vintage, and would have to be taken from either a junker, or new mirage toy, however, the front sticker, since the chest on both blue and red versions are white, all that would need be done is swap the white piece, and not really need a reprolable.
     
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    Gears buh-buh-body ya Veteran

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    Nice pics brah.
     
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    i'm trying this today in studio.....
     
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    Nice, going to post the results in this thread?
     
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    Renidragon Toys on my table!

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    Certainly hope so, that sounds awesome!
     
  11. wheeljaxx

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    they came out wicked. i did it differently than you may assume, but i'm editing the pics soon, so they will be posted here.
     
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    [​IMG]

    Blue gel over studio light with photo Snoot.
     
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    Booyah! Matches the ideal image in my head for that pic pretty damn closely, really awesome! and I like the dark surroundings (and the reflection off the missile on his shoulder).

     

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