Minor/Repaint: RTS Grapple's noggin...

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  1. robowarrior

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    I always loved the United version of Grapple because of his head being painted like the G1 cartoon but didn't want to cash one out just for that painted head.

    Well today I decided to paint my RTS Grapple's noggin to give it a G1 vibe. I used Testors paint dark yellow, color came out very close to the orangy factory color on the body. I really like how this turned out.

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  2. RED PRIME

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    Looks Good!
     
  3. hXcpunk23

    hXcpunk23 The Chaos Bringer

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    I think you did a great job on matching up the colors. It fits in really well!
     
  4. G60Force

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    think a future cast of the head will save me the trouble painting orange over black :D 
     
  5. Megatron31

    Megatron31 I Belong to Nobody! TFW2005 Supporter

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    good job on matching the colors, and as someone who owns the united one, the hasbro version actually has some better paint apps. so you really are better off for what you did here
     
  6. wildfly

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    Apparently Takara just cast the head in black, then painted it.


    In some cases not very well.
     
  7. Satomiblood

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    This is cool. But regarding the cartoon "accuracy", I think the black and orange heads are both correct. He was depicted as having both on the show. So it's really just a matter of preference.
     
  8. robowarrior

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    Thanks man! :thumbs2: 

    Thanks bro! I appreciate the comment! :thumbs2: 

    hahaha..:lol 

    I tried my best. it wasn't easy painting it. I personally like the United alot but just wasn't ready to cash out $50+ on that figure when I knew my local Ross/Marshalls were carrying them only for $10..

    Thank you for your comment bro!

    Yeah you're absolutely right, I did notice that afterwards. Both color heads are accurate. I guess the plain ole black look boring to me, I wanted to spice mines up a little more..haha..:D 
     
  9. Dinodigger97

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    Very nice, it looks alot better.
     
  11. Dormamu

    Dormamu I am Broot.

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    Simple and very cool.
     

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