Minor/Repaint: ROTF Nemesis "Rockabilly" Prime

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  1. formula93

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    So, three months after starting on this guy, his alt mode is finally done. Sent him off to Zildjian in early October to get a black basecoat and chrome robot bits. Went and got married. Got him back, started on the bot mode (which is almost finished.) Then, the holidays came around, and he sat on a shelf until last week. Had a few ideas, so I started on the truck mode, and this is the result. Added chrome wheels, trailer hitch, smokestacks, did all the detailing, printed a deep pink on some clear vinyl for the windows, and then some custom pinstriping decals in place of the flames. With the satin black, chrome and pinstripes, he just gives off that vibe of something you'd see at a rockabilly carshow. Comments and criticism welcome.

    Again, big thanks to Zildjian for the black basecoat. It was smooth as glass, y'all. He's probably pissed that I satin-ed up his glossy paint. :eek: 

    Robot pics in the next week or so.

    Update 1/24/10

    Okay, so its been a little more than a week. Finally hunkered down and wrapped this guy up this weekend. I'm super pleased with the results, but really glad to be done.
     

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  2. MATTICUS PRIME

    MATTICUS PRIME chicks love me!

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    Very cool! At least you didn't call him "Rat Rod" Prime lol.
     
  3. autobotx23

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    Sweet!!
     
  4. prime13

    prime13 UCHUU KITAAAA

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    You make my normal Prime look like crap.:p  I want this now.
     
  5. fakebusker83

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    We want to see the bot mode NOW!
    That is really gorgeous and I love it. The pinstriping is top notch.

    Edit: Oh are those decals instead? But the colours still look great!
     
  6. SOUNDBLASTER-TFNZ

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    Yeah this looks very very cool indeed :) 

    I wish I had the time and the skill to do this stuff.. :thumbs2: 
     
  7. chris-morada

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    Oh you got me there with the pinstripe, for a second I thought you pinestriped it by brush. Then I noticed the elevated outlines of the stickers, regardless what the externals' overall appearance is exceptional IMO.

    Please don't forget to show us his bot mode.

    Kudos to you and Z! :thumbs2: 
     
  8. blacklion29

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    Dang awesome dude!
     
  9. wylungz

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    congrats on getting married! lol awesome job so far cant wait to see the robot mode,... just wondering u sent it out to get basecoated?
     
  10. Jetbolt

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    Very cool, cant wait to see the robot pictures.
     
  11. formula93

    formula93 Well-Known Member

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    I'm going to edit that, it does sound like I painted them.

    Thanks for the comments!
     
  12. Zildjian

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    Dig it dig it dig it!!! But...... you satined up my gloss!?!?!? HOW COULD YOU??

    J/K... Looks great!!! I can't wait for people to see bot mode.

    Also, it was more than my pleasure to basecoat him for you. You have helped me out WAY more than needed!
     
  13. formula93

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    Sorry, man! It was actually a happy accident. I was looking for the spray can minwax polycrilic, but they only had the brush on can. A little tip from me, that stuff is NOT glossy when you thin it with water and airbrush it on. But I eventually accepted defeated, started to like the satin finish, and went from there.
     
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    I was just kiddin'.... he looks bad ass so far. Love the pinstripes. Gives him a whole new look.
     
  15. MatrixDesigns

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    Very cool and original for a change too.
     
  16. formula93

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    Thanks!

    Also, the pinstripes are teal, but they kept showing up blue in the pics. Stupid cameras!
     
  17. Autobot-Girl

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    That looks amazing! His robot mode is going to be bad aft! :D 
     
  18. Soundwave_FSD

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    Dude, this is so HOT! Robot mode pics?
     
  19. OMEGAPRIME1983

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    Botmodebotmodebotmodenao!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  20. Jbarb78

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    Looks sweet, similar to what I'm doing on mine with the satin, I'm actually relieved since I wasnt sure how it would come out. Lookin forward to the bot mode pics.
     

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