Minor/Repaint: RTS/Generations Goldbug

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  1. leobreaker1977

    leobreaker1977 Well-Known Member

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    Hi, here is a few pics of my RTS/Generations Goldbug. I accidently deleted the other 8 or so pics, so i will retake and post later tonight or tomorrow.
    He started off as rts bb. I then removed the spoiler and used the "green stuff" to fill in the holes. I modded his head by using stryene sheet and fine strips. I used Testor spray and bottle dark blue, silver and sea blue enamel and the gold is krylon metallic spray and then drybrushed with tamiya acrylic silver. Comments welcome, enjoy and thanks for looking.
     

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  2. Stormvapor

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    AWESOME!
    Goldbug never gets enough love... :) 
     
  3. Mr.Deflok

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    Awesome. Kinda wish I picked up the United version so I could do this and save having to paint a Classics mold Bee gold. I dig that you used the Bee head and modded it; would be good to get a pic of it close-up when you get the chance to take new photos.
     
  4. Lazerwave

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  5. leobreaker1977

    leobreaker1977 Well-Known Member

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    I will be taking somemore pics tomorrow and I will throw in a close up of his head. I'm glad that the shiny is liked.
     
  6. Fiskone

    Fiskone Aerosol Artist

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    Good to see him finally done. I'd have to say your cleanest and best custom so far, did you touch up his faceplate yet? I'm really digging these paint apps. Always a pleasure to look at your work keep it up as always. Can't wait for altmode pics.
     
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    good job! i'd love to see a closeup of the head and more pictures also!
     
  8. leobreaker1977

    leobreaker1977 Well-Known Member

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    thanks guys, just added the altmode and more close ups of his head.
     
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    nice work. I am finishing up one of the same thing. I used the newest BB (RTS) from tjmaxx, unbelievable how much crappier the quality is compared to the earlier versions hasbro released.
     
  10. leobreaker1977

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    @ frenzy/rumble first of thank you, thats a huge compliment coming from you. I am a big fan of your work, and only wished I could do half of what you do. I had one real major problem and that was trying to remove the pin that goes through the rear bumper and holds the trailer hitch and tail lights in. It started to stress on me so I pushed it back in and taped off what I didn't want painted gold. I haven't really actually compared the first of the mold with this one(RTS) but has?tak's used the mold like 9 or 10 times now? mold degradation :(  What were the problems you found?
     
  11. Fiskone

    Fiskone Aerosol Artist

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    Alt mode pics are fantastic. Like I said before your best custom to date. Now you just have to finish up all your other wips I've seen around your shop haha.
     
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    lots of crap, like pins not fully in, bad edges on most areas, nicks in the plastic, etc. I think I spent more time prepping him than painting him.
     
  13. shadow panther

    shadow panther Mechanically Insane

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    I got a united BB in the mail yesterday and the chest piece has flaked off almost completely, the arms dont lock into place in car mode. I dont understand the high praise Takara gets sometimes
     
  14. leobreaker1977

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    jeeze! like i said , i couldn't get the pin out of the bumper but the others came out, and the tires poped of no prob. I didn't see any glaring defects in the surface. by the sounds of it I got really lucky!

    @ shadow panther: that really sucks! to late to ask for ur money back? or contact takara? I know hasbro has a hotline, takara must too. I would complain for sure, especially for the price takara products go for.
     
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    yeah,I have in hand this RTS BB, then a united BB, a CJ and another one (not even sure which it is) and this RTS is like a KO compared to the others....
     
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    Very cool goldbug.
     
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    shadow panther Mechanically Insane

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    maybe you got a dud? my RTS BB is fine. its my United BB thats crap
     
  18. leobreaker1977

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    maybe its because my rts bee hasn't been transformed as much but my classics cliffie and bee are kinda floppy. But other than that a couple of little scuffs on one of the roof stripes and a couple, a couple of little sopts were the mold was broken apart and two seems it's not bad, lol. I think I kept the wrong one and customed the one for my collection....oh well;) 
     

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