Minor/Repaint: ROTF Soundwave repaint

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  1. fakebusker83

    fakebusker83 Radicon

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    Hi guys.

    Well, this is my first ever post on TFW2005. I have been lurking around like, forever, and never really got my butt down to posting anything until.

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    For my first post, I would like to showcase my repaint of ROTF Soundwave. Steps I took are straighforward: black mist, black gloss coat, black silver mix, and finally drybrushing of silver and gold. For further fun, I stuck on blue crystals (energon?) in all the sexy spots to give soundwave abit of bling. Yes, I was inspired by crefigz's version. Hope you don't mind, I was really inspired.

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    Yes, I'm pretty new in this customising business, so do go easy on me...This isn't the first custom I did, but I'm still very low level compared to the greats like JinSatome, F_R, crefigz, altezen, to name a few. Yeah, thank you guys for all the tips and inspiration.

    All in all this seem to be a nice, simple painting exercise, but I know it's not perfect. So do bring on the criticisms as I wanna learn as much as possible. Unfortunately, I've got a full-time job so customizing (as well as replying on the forums) will play second fiddle. But be assured I read the forums everyday. (you can't imagine the number of wips I have.)

    To end off, I must say that I'm also unfamiliar with this forum posting stuff. If I'd done anything inconvenient or inappropriate just shout out. I'd learn fast enough.

    The Flickr set is here.
     

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  2. Computron34

    Computron34 Butt + Hurt = TF Fans

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    Welcome to the show man. The Soundwave looks good. Really like the jewels on his chest.
     
  3. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    Fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    This looks really nice! :thumb 

    As for posting, I'd just say add all your images the way you have attached the others. I find it very interesting (and cool) that this is your first time posting and you've done it the right way as opposed to a handful of others who have been around much longer who still try to say they don't know how to attach images and give all kinds of empty excuses. :) 
     
  5. AutoCon2076

    AutoCon2076 Brightest can in toolshed

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    The jewels are a nice substitute for LEDs. I like it!

    ~Z
     
  6. fakebusker83

    fakebusker83 Radicon

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    Thanks so much, y'all :) 


    Guess I've been lurking alot longer than I realised (heh.)
    But it is quite a complicated process to put up pictures, especially for new members. I guess I'm just fortunate things came out alright.

    Really appreciate the comments. Gives me the warm fuzzy feel inside.
     
  7. autobotx23

    autobotx23 Banned

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    First, welcome aboard! Most of here aren't pro's, we bash in between work and our wives yelling at us! :lol 

    Second, damn good work. I like the brass detailing in the torso. Well done, Radicon!
     
  8. JazzEd

    JazzEd Truckasaurus!

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    Pretty effen sweet!
     
  9. altezen

    altezen Well-Known Member

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    Nice realistic painting job.
     
  10. reluttr

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    incredible! I like it :D 
     
  11. Rijie78

    Rijie78 Vinyl junkie.

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    Good stuff, looks great. Hope we see more customs from you on the boards.

    Much prefer this darker, more muted look for Soundwave than the non-committal, semi-homage colours he comes in. Almost Movie Soundblaster ;) 
     
  12. encline

    encline customizer of love TFW2005 Supporter

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    Welcome aboard. I would like to offer some advice, but you really got it down!!! I do not care what anyone says, I love this mold!!!
     
  13. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    WOW! That is nice.
     
  14. mampy

    mampy Movie-Accurate Mampy

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    Very good for your first repaint :)  I think it looks much like how Soundwave was in the movie. I didn't really notice much blue on him, just a worn metallic color like you've done. I hope to see more of your work!
     
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    Pretty! Wish there was abit more color in him, but if you were aiming for movie accuracy, then its all good too..

    Ho, just realized you intro'd yourself in the sightings thread as well, thats cool. Look forward to seeing more WIPs completed man. I know how it is, juggling work and taking time to finish customs. Plus, i have to utilize the space outside the house to spray my stuff, and its always annoying when the neighbors get nosey haha.....
     
  16. ALPHAMAGNUS

    ALPHAMAGNUS Sector70: Reformatting... Veteran

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    How true.

    This is almost dark enough to be considered "Sound Blaster" repaint.
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    just need some red :D 
     
  17. frenzyrumble

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    very nice. i like the darker color scheme, looks much more "movie accurate" than the boxed version or the brighter customs out there. I don't remember seeing any color on him in the movie.

    and welcome aboard.
     
  18. fakebusker83

    fakebusker83 Radicon

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    hahaha this really made me laugh out loud, cuz my cozy customizing corner is in a 4 feet x 4 feet space with everything on the floor. And I spray outwards into a common corridor so you can imagine the 'tsk tsk's I get from the neighbours. Sigh I envy those guys who have a whole garage to work in.

    @JazzEd, reluttr, Rijie78, Solrac333, mampy, autobotx23, ALPHAMAGNUS
    Thank you for the comments!
    Yea, the lack of time is really the pits. In a faraway alternate reality, the human race has already mastered time compression as well as flying cars. But for us, we'll just make do with what we have.
    Regarding the WIPs, expect more updates but only after next week. Conscription is an evil thing.

    @altezen, encline, frenzy_rumble
    Coming from you, sirs, is an honour.
     
  19. Andrew28b

    Andrew28b Nemesis custom

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    must get red and blue gems... awesome paint job!
     
  20. Crefigz

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    Hey, I don't mind you taking the idea of putting crystals on it. Keep up the good work !
     

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