Minor/Repaint: ROTF Hot Rod

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by jazz89, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. jazz89

    jazz89 i'm rockin' moon base 1.

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    here is my take on Hot Rod if he were in the live action movie. i used ROTF Swerve as a base and for the head, i used ROTF Arcees(Oh the irony lol). anyway, i used testors Yellow and Orange acrylic to do the flames, then i did a slight black outline around them to make them "pop". i crafted the spoiler out of styrene and i also added some white stripes to the sides.
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  2. exclusacon

    exclusacon Expert with the Scopes!

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    Like this...
     
  3. scubaboy31

    scubaboy31 Digital Gypsy

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    that really works! great job!
     
  4. Dormamu

    Dormamu I am Broot.

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    That is rockin. Really great use and the paint looks fantastic.
     
  5. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    :bay  :bay  :bay 

    Great job.
     
  6. ironscythe

    ironscythe The Critic

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    Yet another case of nobody wanting to give constructive feedback...sad.

    The concept is good, but the execution is not so much. The paint is extremely thick and smudgy (you can even see smudges where there shouldn't be any paint), and the spoiler has those unsightly raised areas on the tips, as well as holes through them. The paint on it is also quite sloppy. You said you crafted it out of styrene? Either you intended it to be oriented another way and crafted screw holes for that, or you're outright lying and took it off some other toy car.

    Painting freely is never a good idea unless you're fully confident that you won't make a mistake... and try varying thickness of lines. In fact, the black outlines look like sharpie ink.

    Could you try to get some clearer pictures, too? I can't make out any detail of the face.
     
  7. Bern

    Bern Pathetic fools!

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    "Fantastic"? Are you serious?

    People should be ashamed o themselves for lying to customizers on this board.


    I can see that the paint work needs practice. That's fine. It takes time and patience to become truly "fantastic".

    My question is in regards to the spoiler: you mentioned it was crafted out of styrene? Please forgive me but I don't see it -- it looks like it was cribbed from another toy or something with those mounting holes in the ends. Like it was a spoiler or wing for another toy, then you removed it and flipped it upside down for this.

    EDIT: Spoiler is not from a Classics Bumblebee, what is it from?
     
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  8. ironscythe

    ironscythe The Critic

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    I did just say the same exact thing above you, you know...
     
  9. Bern

    Bern Pathetic fools!

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    "No one else talk when I'm talking!"


    :lol 

    I stopped reading at "fantastic". Good post though, I agree.
     
  10. Bruticus82

    Bruticus82 Well-Known Member

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    I think it's a very creative idea, and one that I haven't seen before.

    The spoiler and head seem well done. Good choice on the head. Paint could use some work, but that comes with time. I believe people often suggest several thin coats of paint versus one thick coat that will dry uneven in places. Especially when painting a light colour like yellow over a dark colour like red. Severl light coats, and patience.
     
  11. solidus

    solidus Shivaker Jazz

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    Now that is what I call the Hottest Rod custom :) 
     
  12. saphron123

    saphron123 RULER OF THE WORLD!!!

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    Its awesome but i wish the pics were a little clearers so i can see the face, because it looks nice.
     
  13. cheetor71

    cheetor71 Autobot

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    Good choice for the head. The paint needs some work and the flames look more like a yellow blob than anything. I'm sure you are very proud of this figure but take what people are telling you and try to improve on it. I'm not really caring for the spoiler either. Keep trying and you'll get better with practice.
     
  14. eisen

    eisen "CUT ME SOME SLACKS!"

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    this works! i like it :D 
     
  15. Dormamu

    Dormamu I am Broot.

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    Your opinions are your own, and criticism is always a good thing, however, positive reinforcement is even better. I've seen a lot of customs on this board, and the age spectrum is very wide for those attempting to create. The whole point of the Radicons is not just to criticize, but to encourage new artists, customizers, and fans to create, no matter the age group. If this were a 16 year old trying to customize, my response would be the same as if they were 40 or 60, etc.

    Just waving your hand at something and saying "that needs work" isn't always the best approach to giving someone a boost. Especially if that person is trying hard. And if you have nothing nice to say, DON'T SAY ANYTHING.

    In my opinion, I liked what he is trying to do with this mold. That's my take on it, and I will stand by it.
     
  16. Bern

    Bern Pathetic fools!

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    For the most part I agree with your post about encouraging people to create. These forums have been nothing but inspirational for me, and I admit a few of my early practice runs looked similar to what's here in this thread.

    But I will not stand for being lied to, not by someone like you who can't bring themselves to say anything real about the work that was posted, or by a customizer who is lying about what they're posting.

    Anything that has been posted in this thread is cookies and rainbows compared to egregious offense of lying on the Internet. Telling someone their work is fantastic when it clearly needs work, without offering any crates whatsoever is setting them up for failure in this hobby.




    And blurry pics just outright suck no matter the quality of work.
     
  17. katch26

    katch26 Well-Known Member

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    how do you set someone up for failure in a "hobby"? he does need a little practice just like you do when it comes to offering critiques. Just turn it down a notch when voicing your opinion...but thats just my opinion
     
  18. mr_soundwave

    mr_soundwave operation: tidalwave

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    If you read the post made by bern, he is just pointing out that there is blatant lying involved by the customization artist. Bern actually points out that needing practice is fine. Read his points before jumping on him. Also, it is easy to set up someone for failure in anything, including hobbies. Saying nothing but complements and never asking questions leads to failure. Critiques can be in many forms, but how the artist responds is most important. This is a interesting concept by the artist executed with a poor paint job that needs work. It is certainly a fun idea, just needs some work and explanation about the custom built spoiler that does not not appear to be custom built. Hope the artist absorbs all info in an unbiased way and comes back to explain.

     
  19. Bern

    Bern Pathetic fools!

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    If your parents always told you that you were the best, even though you lost the game, its easier to understand why you posted that.
     
  20. katch26

    katch26 Well-Known Member

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    so its "good parenting" to tell the kid he's terrible......than its just as easy to see why you're so bitter about what someone else does in their leisure time with their own toys within their artistic ability. Again you can't fail at a hobby otherwise it wouldn't be a "hobby", if he had posted that he's started his own ebay transformers customizing store and was thinking about sinking his life savings into it.......then yes it would be setting him up to fail......until then it's just encouraging someone.

    agree to disagree and back to the topic at hand
     

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