Customs: Repainting Cybertron figs

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  1. HeroicC300

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    Okay, so as I'm rounding up all my Cybertron figs that were in the show, I'm gonna give them new coats of paint. So, how should I add wear&tear details to each figure as I go?

    The figures I have:
    Scattorshot
    Overhaul
    Undermine
    Brakedown
    Hot Shot
    Dirt Boss
    Landmine
    Scourge

    Yeah, I don't have that many but I also had Red Alert and Clocker, but they broke.
     
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    How rough do you want them to look?
     
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    Treadshot A1 Or just 'A1' for short...

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    Dremel

    Wash

    Dry brush.

    Obviously, if you want them very worn, then you want to really have at it with the Dremel. Alternatively, I have succeeded with a hobby knife, and flicking it over the piece repeatedly to leave cuts. Obviously, if you're not used to handling a blade or you're not very confident in your dexterity, don't. I did it mainly because I was extremely depressed that day and didn't have any common sense at the time. It was a stupidly dangerous idea to not use a clamp (I held the piece with my hand), but I got away cut-free and unit is not scarred. For results, search for "Bypass Breacher's New Targetmaster" over in Radicons Customs.
     
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    While not dremeling them, I was thinking:
    Grime for Hot Shot and Breakdown
    Mud and grass stains for Scattorshot and Overhaul
    Dirt, mud and chipped paint for Landmine and Dirt Boss
    A new coat of paint to look more organic for Backstop, Undermine and Scourge.
     

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