Minor/Repaint: Removing Masterpiece Starscream weathering

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by Optimus Scourge, Nov 4, 2007.

  1. Optimus Scourge

    Optimus Scourge Arcee's boy toy Veteran

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    Thanks to REDLINE for this tip!

    I thought I'd put it to use and post it here for you guys.

    This is a quick and easy fix to those of us who don't like the "weathering" on Hasbros' MP SS

    You will need a bottle of regular isoypropl aka rubbing alchohol and cotton balls. Q-tips could come in handy for the creases, however, it does take some pressure, so I just used my fingernail through the cotton ball to get the seams and it worked great.

    As you rub the wet cotton ball along the section you are trying to remove the "weathering", it does seem a little slow, but keep at it until you achive the desired result. It does require a little "elbow grease"

    Make sure you do this in Alt mode, as it is much easier and faster. I held mine on a towel on my lap and started scrubbing.

    Factory weathering:

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    After alcohol scrub:

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  2. Mr_K

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    I haven't actually posted on a kickbash before but that's a really nice tip with a beautiful result....can't wait to get mine here in AUS when TRU gets it....hope its a reasonable price (note the hope)
     
  3. catch22

    catch22 Well-Known Member

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    That's pretty cool. It's nice to have the option, especially since I know some people on this board hate the weathering
     
  4. viper2391

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    wow! very in-genius and practical and cost effective tip! more power to you.
     
  5. Gears

    Gears buh-buh-body ya Veteran

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    Nice work O.S., I'm so proud of you. Personally I think the weathering looks kind of cool as is.
     
  6. antapp

    antapp Well-Known Member

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    Looks a hell of a lot better without the weathering. Nice work! :thumb 
     
  7. NGW

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    It does look quite nice clean...but i actually like the way the weathering looks on him, which is odd because at first I thought it was just stupid to have on him..since I prefer my figures to be..clean.
     
  8. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Nice job man! :thumb  Right now I'd just like the option of getting one at my Wal*mart . . .
     
  9. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    It turned out great man :) 
     
  10. Greyryder

    Greyryder Kitbashed

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    Hey! No more fire under the speed brake! Looks much better. More like a real plane, now.
     
  11. viper2391

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    Besides rubbing alcohol any tips on removing weathering? Can this technique be used to remove weathering on Bumblebee as well?
     
  12. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    I'd assume so, but one would need to be careful not to remove the sports stripes in the process . . .
     
  13. Rewind

    Rewind Be Kind TFW2005 Supporter

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    This question may have been adressed elsewhere, but could this also work to remove the silver paint on the nosecone and thruster flaps? Or are those molded in silver plastic?
     

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