Minor/Repaint: ROTF HA G1-ish Skids

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  1. fateastray

    fateastray AnakRepublikMalukuSelatan

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    Some text should go here.

    My internet-connection is VERY unstable at the moment, so I can't really take the time to type some backstory or whatever..Sorry..

    I want to redo the outline on the racingstripe, but I ran out of paint.

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    bumblebot98 Banned

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    Awesome,Wish it was a Hasbro product.
     
  3. Treadshot A1

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

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    Sweet. They should make this. Seriously. Looks way better than the original. Just wondering why the back kibble is hanging off him like that. Paint drying?
     
  4. Ace Convoy

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    Bay should've used the G1 paint scemes for the movie instead of that Green
     
  5. fateastray

    fateastray AnakRepublikMalukuSelatan

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    Thanks, guys. Very glad you like it, because I was never sure about his head's color. I had it green, at first, like the entire figure, but after re-doing him, his face was blue, like the body, then it was a drybrushed-face, a little too plain. Then I painted it red, like it is now, still feel like a different colour would suit it better, but I just can't put my finger on what would look better. Either way, the red 'fits', although G1 Skids had a blue helmet =P

    @Treadshot: I think it's just the angle, although I transform him conform instructions :x and a lot of people modified that. (Although I sometimes transform him Optibotimus style)

    edit: Although I should just push the backpack into the spine more, it's not like anyone really uses the human-interaction-thing.....I put my Epps, Sam and Mikaela in very NSFW interaction method myself...............!
     
  6. KowBot

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    Looks so much better in G1 colors than neon green.
     
  7. Autobot Burnout

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    DAMN. I like it! My only gripe with it is that the head just looks odd as red, I personaly think blue would be a better color, but that's only one personal gripe on a small detail. The rest looks freaking AWESOME! I hope that if we get a repaint of Skids in any form, it looks like that!
     
  8. fateastray

    fateastray AnakRepublikMalukuSelatan

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    @KowBot: That was my intention ;-)

    @Autobot Burnout: I know right! Red isn't "it" either, but neither was blue. I just can't come up with a solution. Maybe because the blue eyes would make blue too blue overall. If I made the head blue and the eyes yellow, for example, it would break up the scheme and add some variety. I re-re-re-painted that and eventually it turned out red...It doesn't have to be definitive.
     
  9. katch26

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    I like the red BUT I think the problem is that theres not enough red on the body to tie it in. Red is it though
     
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    Your stuff is always so inspired. Definitely top notch!
     
  11. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Damn! I think it's very cool. He looks more powerful and less goofy.
     
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    Clever repaint!
     
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    Personally, I think painting the head in red worked out. There's just enough red highlights all around to make it work.

    Having said that, I just don't like the head, PERIOD. :D  But that's someone else's fault. Your paint scheme came out quite nice. Great job!
     
  14. fateastray

    fateastray AnakRepublikMalukuSelatan

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    I think that there isn't a lot of red in the body makes the head stand out a lot. There's some read around the collar area, but I notice that the arms hardly have any red. I might make the seats red, or maybe have the head both red and blue. hmmmm.

    I'd say he still looks kinda goofy, though ;-) But that's just the stupid facesculpt. It doesn't even look like a transformer >_> The rest of the mold saves the figure, I'd say.

    I hate how the movie Transformers have only ONE main color, while some older transformers almost had an entire spectrum of colors.
     
  15. mampy

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    The paint and color scheme look awesome! I'd just suggest using some masking tape to do the racing stripes so they come out neat and clean. :) 
     
  16. fateastray

    fateastray AnakRepublikMalukuSelatan

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    I used masking tape for the stripes itself, but for the black stroke I didn't, I rushed them, that's why I want to redo those anyway.
     

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