Minor/Repaint: Shattered Glass Rodimus, movie style!

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  1. fakebusker83

    fakebusker83 Radicon

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    Here's presenting movie styled Shattered Glass Rodimus! A sort of technical successor to the previous classics version, the flame work on this guy is decidedly more delicate and more flame-like. When I saw the Sidearm Sideswipe mold, I knew that he is destined for a Rodimus repaint.

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    A pretty simple project to say the least, the steps I took are:
    Krylon black base coat
    Silver, gold, blue detailing
    white flame base with purple tint overlay
    Future clear coat

    I did this project with several experiments in mind, which are:

    I want to test the effectiveness of Krylon Fusion in bonding to plastic, and it's usefulness as a primer.
    It certainly is stronger than Gunze flat black as a base coat, but it will still scratch more easily than I'm comfortable with.

    How small are the smallest flames possible with my airbrush? How realistic can I get real fire?
    Flames can be pretty small, in fact. With a low air pressure and very thin paint, I can even do smoke trails almost 2 mm in width. But this takes a lot of care and risk.

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    Annoyingly, the white Gunze paint I used always failed on me. No matter what tricks I tried to get it the correct consistency, it will either splurt out in thick drops, or in drippy streams getting over all my previous flames. I had to do many cycles (at least 5) of spraying over in black for correction and re-spraying, including a few minutes of pulling my fur out.
    Strangely, I never had that problem with the rest of my paints. Rargh.

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    In the end the flame effects were more muffled than I'd like, but I decided to call it a day. Until the next flamin' project...

    Practice more on my small scale sculpting.
    I intentionally included teeth and whiskers in my face sculpt just to see how small I can go. I was pretty satisfied with the results!

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    Also...
    Here's some advice for you guys. Because of his transformation scheme, he has plenty of rub spots on his car shell as everything was crammed into his torso. The picture below has the spots circled. It was unfortunate that the markings appeared after I sprayed my clear coat, but to those who want to do a repaint of SS, make sure to sand down the contact points sufficiently and you shouldn't have a problem. Also, the soft material used on the side mirrors do not take kindly to Krylon paint.

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    So in conclusion, here he is, SG Rodimus movie style.

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    Flickr is here.
     

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  2. savio-prime

    savio-prime Autobot

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    That is a bad ass custom! You should add a Rodimus-esque style spoiler!
     
  3. tobuttica

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    Those flames are beautiful. Very nice paint job.
     
  4. xaviercal

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    :thumb awesome ghost flames
     
  5. fakebusker83

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    I didn't think of that...I had wanted to maintain the corvette form as far as possible. Besides, I thought the door/wings of Sideswipe's bot mode could serve that purpose..

    Thanks buds! This means a lot to me..

    These are replies from the wip thread. Guess I'll respond to them here...Sorry guys for my rudeness, not replying for so long...

    Haha I just watched the movie and I agree with you. We really need a good flaming custom of a ghost rider tf. Maybe a brimstone repaint is in order...

    There you have it SoN! Hope you like the final result :) 

    Thanks folks!

    Thanks dude, the malicious grin was what I was going for :) 

    Yessir, I did!
     
  6. GingaMagnus

    GingaMagnus Civilized Enforcer

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    Dude!! this is really impressive!! you should do a regular hot rod or a sg jazz
     
  7. Deadsled

    Deadsled Energon Recovery

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    did you sculpt that head? it oozes wickedness :ev: 
     
  8. GingaMagnus

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    From what i understand he did it himself. it does scream wickedness and the fact thaat this one would be willing to kill optimus on purpose.
     
  9. azdragon58

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    I really dont like movie figures, but this repaint WOW... I would buy this real quick... AWSOME JOB!!!
     
  10. OMEGAPRIME1983

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    to quote the foot soldier from TMNT2 "his face..." It's effin creepy... I LOVE IT! Nice work man, also I'm not surprised you have a problem with the center hood piece and rub points. I did the same thing painting my SaSS, scratching up that central hood piece. after looking at it I realized I had to sand down the crotch piece, the hood piece, repaint it, re-clear it, let it dry for a few days, and once reassembled I've yet to have a scratch problem with it, even after a couple of shallow falls.. yet. :D 
     
  11. kdog

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    looks awesome and evil. the head kinds of gives off an alien vibe. man i wish i could airbush
     
  12. plowking

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    As I have previously stated, and yes, it's a custom worthy of it being repeated, this is just cool as cool can be. I am really diggin' the whole job here.

    Top Shelf all the way.
     
  13. Algernon

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    That is ridiculously sexy. A++ work.

    And thanks for the heads up on the rub spots.
     
  14. bellyboy

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    love your work
    and i'm always amazed how humble and sharing u are

    the face sculpt ,is just wow !!
     
  15. G60Force

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    these! :drool: 
     
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    Damned sexy work man!
     
  17. deaculpa

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    This.
     
  18. Hotwire

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    That is pretty damn cool!
     
  19. [Wing_Saber-X]

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    Oops..you did it again! :D 
    Happy CNY bro! :) 
     
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    I really enjoy the work on the head particularly. I don't get a "Rodimus" vibe from this custom at all, but more of a "Shadow Sideswipe" (as a Decepticon). Regardless, cool custom is cool :thumb 

    Nice work, and thanks for sharing :thumb  I especially like your "supa-white" photos :) 
     

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