Customs: Repainting One color Over Another

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  1. Tigertrack

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    Hey guy's. I appreciate all your comments on my WST Jetfire project, it was a lot of fun! Especially when it turned out so well. I'm considering a second project soon and I need some advice.

    I finally found my beloved G1 Omnibot Overdrive. I've always loved the figure and wish he had a character to go with the figure. He had such an awesome car-mode being a classic 80's Ferrari, or was it an early 70's Ferrari? Anyway point is, he looked awesome in both car-mode and in bot-mode.

    I love Transformers repaints, I absolutely love my yellow Lamborghini Countach Tigertrack. He's a great compliment to Sideswipe. And it got me thinking.

    I'd love to get another G1 Overdrive figure and repaint him yellow and name him Oversteer. However, yellow is such a bitch to paint. I did a yellow car ages ago using the old rattle-cans which I'm pretty good at, but the yellow sucked.

    Are there any tips for getting a smooth yellow finish? Problem is, the figure is red, and I'd probably need to primer it white or something before the yellow. I don't own an airbrush, and I'm an old-fashioned rattle-can user. Most of my paint jobs turn out descent. But, I am concerned about yellow.

    Also, what yellow do you suggest for getting that nice Ferrari Yellow look?
    For primer, I usually use Testors, or Armory paint so need a yellow that'll work with it as some paints don't seem to mix well with others.

    Tip's and suggestions please. Thanks in advance.

    I think a yellow G1 Overdrive would look awesome if done right!
     
  2. Treadshot A1

    Treadshot A1 Or just 'A1' for short...

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    Sand it down, primer it with White or a really really light gray, and then go for the yellow.

    Option 2 is to go for a candy coat of yellow if you want a shiny finish.
     
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    Candy yellow? Not sure what you mean by that. What I want is for it to have that nice Ferrari Yellow finish since Overdrive after all, is a Ferrari. As far as sanding it down, in my experience that roughed up the finish which usually made the end result look scuffed.
     
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    If you use a fine grit sand paper to start, then finishing paper (which is basically a really fine grade sandpaper), you'll get a nice smooth finish, but with enough tooth for the paint to take well. I'd recommend priming with a pale cream colour.
     
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    Treadshot A1 Or just 'A1' for short...

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    Yeah, pale cream is good.


    The candy yellow is when you put either silver or chrome down as a base coat, then use a top coats of clear yellow.
     
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    I never thought of pale cream. Still looking for Ferrari Yellow.
     
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    i can second this technique.also using a metallic of a similar shade such as a light gold with the a top coat of the color should work too
     

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