Minor/Repaint: RotF Clamp Down

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  1. Strarf

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    This is a pretty basic repaint made from Deluxe Class RotF Sideswipe. I kept the gray and black colors that were visible in robot mode, just repainted the vehicle mode parts and the head. The lightbar is made from a spare piece of plastic from an old car model kit. And for those who don't know, Clamp Down is based off of the e-Hobby exclusive redeco of the G1 Sideswipe mold.
     
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    not liking the white, looks a bit thick in my opinion but love the idea
     
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    I like the paint sceme alot, but what kind of paints are you using on these guys? I'm not trying to be dickish just want to help you get the most out of your time spent :) 
     
  4. Strarf

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    Is that the only reason you don't like the white, or is there something else?

    I use acrylics.
     
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    nice to see that bot in different views
     
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    Great to see ClampDown getting some love, and more so people using the right name for him!
     
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    Thanks.

    Folk Art by Plaid and no, they're two different figures.
     
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    Coolsman cools!
     
  10. Hotwire

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    That's your problem. That stuff is not meant for plastics. It also goes on too thick and will easily chip off. You're going to want to get some better paints. I recommend Tamiya. They cost a little more, but their results are worth it.
    Other than that, I do like the paint scheme. Just not the paint job.
     
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    He could thin the paint with Future Flood Finish and it would work fine.
     
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    Ok, this is coming from someone who's a lousy painter, so take it with a grain of salt, but I don't think your paint job is THAT bad. A little thick, yeah, but that's something I struggle with as well. Don't get discouraged. I have a project I'm working on now for the past 6 weeks, and I've already stripped the paint 3 times, and I'm contemplating a 4th today cause it still looks too thick. White is a hard color to paint, and I'm sure others will agree. Just keep practicing (I'm gonna go take my own advice now)
     
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    Thanks.

    And where could I get Tamiya paints easily?

    Yeah, white is my hardest color to paint, hopefully I'll get better at it the more I use that color.
     
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    Love the paint scheme it goes great with the car, but like the others said, different brand of paint.
     
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    Love the idea, but yeah, the white paint is a little too thick. I know exactly what kind of paint you say you're using (I have multiple bottles of the stuff), but craft acrylics are not the best at bonding to most of the areas on a typical Transformer.

    I find that Floquil paint is much better at bonding to all sorts of plastic, since it's meant for model railroad use. While a bottle of Floquil paint is a good deal more expensive (about $1.50 more at least) than cheap craft paint and the names are railroad-centered (such as "ATSF Catwhisker Yellow" and "Lackawana Gray"), if you know what to look for they will save you work in the long run as they adhere much better along with not thickening up as much as acrylics.

    I also seal all my customs with Dullcoate. It's not the best, but it sure is cheaper than floor finish, and I get more milage out of dullcoate in my model railroading hobby, anyways.
     
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    Have you tried thinning the paints down with water or Future Floor Finish?
     
  17. Strarf

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    And where would I be able to find those paints?
     
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    I've tried that with those paints. They break down and turn to liquid shit.
     
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    Here's a list of every authorized Tamiya dealer in Indiana.

    White is a very hard color to paint. The best thing is to start with a light color primer.
     
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    totally agree the paint scheme is nice just the paint job sucks (sorry but its true) i dont think its technique itl def be your paint other then that its a nice idea
     

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