Minor/Repaint: RTS Jazz

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by Jbarb78, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. Jbarb78

    Jbarb78 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2009
    Posts:
    963
    Trophy Points:
    117
    Likes:
    +7
    Ebay:
    My personal favorite of all the new Classics/Generations scale figures, Jazz is kick ass! I custom mixed up a new shade of white, similar to Lexus Arctic White, out of HoK Kustom Kolor paint. The stripes were painted, which I stopped just shy of the decklid. Decals were provided by Boggs6ft7, and Frenzy_Rumble, and protected by Testor's Wet-Look lacquer. His bot mode parts were coated in HoK Flat Black, then drybrushed with Testors enamels and/or airbrushed with custom mixed HoK.

    It was hard waiting for the camera to get fixed, I've been wanting to get this guy up for weeks.

    Now on Ebay!
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=190523015041&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     

    Attached Files:

    • 030.JPG
      030.JPG
      File size:
      108.2 KB
      Views:
      110
  2. SonOfNemesis

    SonOfNemesis Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2008
    Posts:
    5,441
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Likes:
    +16
    That's awesome man, and the quality of paints that went into this adds to that awesomeness! Curious though, being the skillful styrene builder you are, how come you didn't add a new wing to this bad boy to give him even more G1-ness? All in all, excellent work!!
     
  3. solidus

    solidus Shivaker Jazz

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2008
    Posts:
    377
    Trophy Points:
    76
    Likes:
    +0
    Now Jazz is jazzed up and ready to rock !
     
  4. Jbarb78

    Jbarb78 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2009
    Posts:
    963
    Trophy Points:
    117
    Likes:
    +7
    Ebay:
    Heh, thanks Zac. I thought about the spoiler, but I have a much LARGER project on the styrene cutting block right now....

    Hell yeah he is! He's rockin' Ebay right now.
     
  5. autobotx23

    autobotx23 Banned

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2006
    Posts:
    5,325
    Trophy Points:
    211
    Likes:
    +0
    Awww yeah. That's hat right there, son!!! :thumb 
     
  6. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2009
    Posts:
    11,793
    Trophy Points:
    217
    Likes:
    +2
    Ebay:
    VERY cool!
     
  7. wheeljack2010

    wheeljack2010 Constructicon

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2010
    Posts:
    1,052
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Likes:
    +0
    Nice one man! Love the paint job & decals bro'!
     
  8. jmart

    jmart Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2010
    Posts:
    286
    Trophy Points:
    76
    Likes:
    +0
    Ebay:
    Sweet !!!
     
  9. mampy

    mampy Movie-Accurate Mampy

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2007
    Posts:
    1,637
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Likes:
    +1
    Awesome paintjob! Looks like it stepped out of a comicbook!
     
  10. beigoma

    beigoma Autobot TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2008
    Posts:
    1,325
    Trophy Points:
    171
    Likes:
    +0
    Your stripe painting skillz have me awestruck. Conversely, I like the fact that you didn't paint stripes on the side of the car. Sometimes less is more as you have so deftly demonstrated. This is one of the best figs Has/Tak has made in a while (of any line) and you definitely took it to the next level.

    Plastic hotness you make.
     
  11. cuters

    cuters Diabolist

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2007
    Posts:
    1,688
    Trophy Points:
    137
    Likes:
    +13
    Looks great man i really need to find jazz for myself
     
  12. Jbarb78

    Jbarb78 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2009
    Posts:
    963
    Trophy Points:
    117
    Likes:
    +7
    Ebay:
    Thanks guys!

    Why thank you sir, my sentiments exactly with the side stripe. I figured with such a cool looking alt mode, and all the flowing body lines, why screw it up with excessive clutter? I had more decals cut and ready to go too, but once I saw it this far, I liked it too much to continue.
     
  13. Jbarb78

    Jbarb78 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2009
    Posts:
    963
    Trophy Points:
    117
    Likes:
    +7
    Ebay:
    Thanks man, I had to look all over the internet for this one a few months ago, and go figure, they just started hitting Cali recently.
     
  14. Spekkio

    Spekkio Master of War

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2002
    Posts:
    2,332
    Trophy Points:
    207
    Likes:
    +3
    I'm not going to lie to you...I'm not keen on the stripes. It's not that you did a bad job...and mind you, I'm totally incompetent with paints, so this constructive criticism means almost nothing. That said, they just seem too wide. Looking at various images of Jazz on teh Google, it looks like the stripes only take up maybe 1/5th of the auto body - no more than 1/3rd - whereas yours look like 3/5ths.

    But that's a minor quibble. The rest is just amazing. The silver-on-black grille, the decals, the magnificent paint job...the details on the speakers...maybe it's just the camera angle, but even the windshield wipers seem to "pop" a little more. He looks truly badass.
     
  15. Altitron

    Altitron Commercial Artist

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2007
    Posts:
    2,128
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Likes:
    +0
    Ebay:
    Very, very well done. This guy looks great! Can you add a link to the auction in the first post?

    - Alty
     
  16. Jbarb78

    Jbarb78 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2009
    Posts:
    963
    Trophy Points:
    117
    Likes:
    +7
    Ebay:
    Thanks man. I usually try for a different twist on certain designs like this, so I dont always follow the original design to a "T". The wider stripe was intentional, mainly because I knew nobody else would think to do it. And I appreciate the guts to express that observation, very rare around here lately.

    Long time no see Alty, thanks man! Link added!
     
  17. Altitron

    Altitron Commercial Artist

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2007
    Posts:
    2,128
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Likes:
    +0
    Ebay:
    Thanks. I think you may have to do a tutorial for masking paint to create those pin stripes. They're so cleanly done. I usually have problems with paint bleeding under the masking tape that I am using. Care to share any tips? I thought about using Frog Tape, electrical tape, or even a liquid mask in the future.

    - Alty
     
  18. MissingSea

    MissingSea Slightly Insane

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2011
    Posts:
    656
    Trophy Points:
    112
    Location:
    Shropshire
    Likes:
    +6
    Lovely job on him, Jazz is one of my all time favourites and this mold is fantastic (I still have one awaiting customising). I was going to post my version, but after seeing the great versions over here he pales in comparison. Great work :) 
     
  19. Jbarb78

    Jbarb78 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2009
    Posts:
    963
    Trophy Points:
    117
    Likes:
    +7
    Ebay:
    I use mainly Tamiya masking tapes, they dont bleed quite as much. Automotive tapes also work really well, they're made mostly of vinyl, which doesn't allow paint to bleed. All I usually do is lay out the reverse of what I want to mask, basically laying out the stripe I want painted first. This way I can see the exact placement of where I want it.

    Once it's good, I then mask to that line, usually with 1/8" tape, and once both sides are done, pull the tape where I want the paint. Another reason paint bleeds is it isn't fully pressed to the surface. I use either a fingernail or a bamboo skewer to press the edge down, and spray away. A light coat first to cover the edges, then a nice final coat.

    Thank you man, I'm pretty impressed with this mold as well.
     
  20. formula93

    formula93 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2009
    Posts:
    1,037
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Likes:
    +2
    Ebay:
    I've always used cut vinyl for my stencils, and I rarely get any bleed. I realize most people don't have the same access to the equipment for that as I do, but it really does work well.
     

Share This Page