Minor/Repaint: ROTF Back Road Brawl Mixmaster

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  1. Mixmaster

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    I like the ROTF Mixmaster mould very much indeed, so decided to get the Toys R' Us G1 version. It's fair to say I don't care much for the "Yoda head", so I took the head from a spare ordinary Mixmaster I had lying around (it had already donated his arms to another Mixmaster).

    This is the first time I've painted anything (that isn't a wall, a shed, a fence, a car, a door, a door frame etc.) since I gave up painting Warhammer 40K figures back in the mid-90's.

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    The head is painted with Tamiya acrylics. The majority of the head is painted with three thin coats of semi-gloss black. Various high points on the head were touched with flat aluminium, then over painted with a very thin coat of semi-gloss black. This gives the head a subtle weathered look, although it's probably too subtle for my dying SE K800.

    The eyes were painted by removing the light-piping, painting the "eye-lids" flat aluminium and then the eyes themselves gloss red. The light-piping doesn't work on this head anyway. The base of the head was painted purple straight from the pot, which is a very close match to the purple on the toy itself.

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    I know it probably looks I've just dunked the head in black paint, but it works far better in person.
     

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  2. G60Force

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    I need this for my devastator :D  LOL... nice touch!
     
  3. Hotwire

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  5. Andrew28b

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    yeah I tried the fix too, and was almost about to snap his hand. But on topic, really nice work on the head! so watered down semi gloss huh...hm
     
  6. Hotwire

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    Sorry, dude. Didn't have any problems with mine.
     
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    so what i am seeing is that you used the original mixmaster you bought off of me to good uses then. :) 
     
  9. Mixmaster

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    Thanks.

    Yeah, he does look funny now with the yoda head though :lol 
     
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    That was such a LAZY repaint on Hasbros part. just a few extra minutes of work and It really could have popped. the mizing barrel armor was the worst of it all.
     

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