Minor/Repaint: ROTF: Customs Revisited: Sideswipe and Ravage

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by dyingwill3rd, Jul 30, 2009.

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Should I add a ball joint neck to Ravage?

Poll closed Aug 1, 2009.
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  1. dyingwill3rd

    dyingwill3rd Life is a fabled mystery

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    Looking at some comments i got on YouTube about how i made these two worse, they look like crap... blah blah blah... I decided to one-up those negative comments by touching up these two.

    Sideswipe now features wheel feet, i did a similar mod to Mampy's (thanks dude!) but i used super glue.

    Ravage now looks more metallic, i drybrushed him with the same silver i used on Sideswipe. Luckilly, his original paint job served as a good base coat :thumb 

    I'm still debating on whether adding a neck joint to Ravage or not. I put up a poll to help me decide.

    Don't forget to C&C!
     
  2. dyingwill3rd

    dyingwill3rd Life is a fabled mystery

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    fateastray AnakRepublikMalukuSelatan

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    I don't want to sound like a d ck, but....get a different camera. Somebody has to say his, but the pictures are about as unclear as they can get. I'm not bashing your customs, I've seen good work (In e.g. your drybrushed O'Prime) but it's impossible to give feedback with these pictures and I really want to see what these look like.
     
  4. dyingwill3rd

    dyingwill3rd Life is a fabled mystery

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    it's okay. i think that the real problem is what some one said to me earlier in another custom. He said i was shaking at times when taking the pics so i think that might be the cause. I'll take more pics to see if there is a difference if i just set the camera down instead of holding it
     
  5. Satomiblood

    Satomiblood Prototype Black

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    What type of camera do you have?
     
  6. fateastray

    fateastray AnakRepublikMalukuSelatan

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    Looks like a 1.3mp phonecamera...

    What might help: A standard, if you don't have one, lean your elbows on the table when taking the picture, or just place the camera on a few books or something, you could always tilt it with your hand.
     
  7. dyingwill3rd

    dyingwill3rd Life is a fabled mystery

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    It's actually a cybershot digital camera.

    UPDATE:
    added new pics due to fateastray's suggestion. This shows what happened when i used a tripod instead of how i usually take pics. The quality is a lot better in my opinion. The first and second pic also show the difference between me using normal settings and flash respectively
     
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    dyingwill3rd Life is a fabled mystery

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    Looks good!

    You should definitely go with the balljoint neck. It's not a hard mod to do, and really adds so much to the figure. :thumbs2: 
     
  10. mampy

    mampy Movie-Accurate Mampy

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    Definitely go for a balljoint on Ravage. It looks much better right now IMO drybrushed.

    As for the camera, the plain white background is a step in the right direction. Other stuff you'll need:

    - No flash
    - Get 3 desktop lamps for lighting (one on top, and to the left and right sides), put a screen of onion skin paper in front of them to diffuse light.
    - Turn your macro setting 'on'
    - Get a tripod, or anything to keep the camera steady
    - Use the two second delay timer instead of taking pictures with a single click - the motion of clicking the camera can make the pics blurry.
     
  11. dyingwill3rd

    dyingwill3rd Life is a fabled mystery

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    Decided to go with the balljoint. gonna work on it tonight. Also figured that with a bal joint neck, I'll be able to give him a pseudo Beast Wars style robot mode
     
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    dyingwill3rd Life is a fabled mystery

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    Update
    Finished the Ball joint neck. Ravage can look right to left, but only slightly, due to it being a bionicle ball joint. He can look up and Down, and his head can rotate 360 degrees.

    Also, added a pseudo pic of a possible Robot mode, similar to BW Ravage
     
  13. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Awesome. I hope you can update us with some clearer photos :wink: 
     

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