Minor/Repaint: Snare

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  1. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    This is another commission for TFW2005 member Destrongerlupus. I don't know anything about this character. I just used ROTF Breakaway and painted him up in G1 Snare's colors. I did a slight mod in the cockpit for more head articulation. The most challenging part of the custom was painting the blue triangles and the lightning bolt. I had to do some serious masking here. I actually traced the lightning from a picture of the G1 figure onto the masking tape, cut the lightning out and taped the tailfin. It was a pain. Luckily for me it fit. Then I had to do it again! Phew. Anyway, I am very happy with this figure. My ROTF Breakaway will miss him.
     

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  2. E. C. R. Former

    E. C. R. Former Is probably insane...

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    It looks good. Maybe a little too much red but it looks fine.

    Also, Snare
     
  3. eisen

    eisen "CUT ME SOME SLACKS!"

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    gaudy colors ftw!! :thumb  ever thought of making the whole team?
     
  4. fateastray

    fateastray AnakRepublikMalukuSelatan

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    Why do I own the original Snare, always to have known his as Trap. Is it a Europe thing? Because my Boss was named Blizzard..(Or snowstorm)..

    Anyway, recognized him from the thumbnail right away (As Trap) so you did good.
     
  5. OptimusPrimeFour

    OptimusPrimeFour Autobot Supreme Comander

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    how did you get the paint to stay on the rubbery nose? i am painting mine real f-35 colors and the paint wont stay on the nose.
     
  6. fateastray

    fateastray AnakRepublikMalukuSelatan

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    You could put a coat of superglue on it, and paint over that...
     
  7. eisen

    eisen "CUT ME SOME SLACKS!"

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    i have no problems whatsoever with that. do you use acrylic?
     
  8. destrongerlupus

    destrongerlupus #MoreSawBoss

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    Whether he knows it or not, Solrac IS doomed to do most of Euro G1.5 and G2. I'm loving his work on these!


    Most of the Euro exclusives had 2-3 names, 2 different ones for Europe, and then a 3rd for the Japanese market. Must have been a copyright/marketing thing.

    I can't get over how well the blue detailing came out on this, and the neon-green just looks sweet!

    D/L
     
  9. eisen

    eisen "CUT ME SOME SLACKS!"

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    you lucky commissioner you... i really love seeing 90's era transformers customs. :) 
     
  10. blacklion29

    blacklion29 Merlion Gestalt

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    one of your best solrac! nice work!
     
  11. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    I noticed the nose issue when I painted my Breakaway. Painted kept rubbing off. I used my acrylic marker and that seemed to do the trick.

    Damn you for dooming me!!!! The green was a little tricky. I found a bright green paint at Walmart when I first started customizing. Only used it a couple of times before. I had to mix a little yellow to get it as close to the picture.

    Thanks!
     
  12. OptimusPrimeFour

    OptimusPrimeFour Autobot Supreme Comander

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    nah i use enamels
     
  13. Giga Leo

    Giga Leo I know and you know...

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    Very clever use of this mold! I've been trying hard to resist this toy, but seeing how well it works as a base for Snare, along with the upcoming Thrust release, I don't think I'll be able to hold out much longer :) 
     
  14. fateastray

    fateastray AnakRepublikMalukuSelatan

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    enamel + rubber= bad (won't dry)

    acrylic + rubber = good
     
  15. spoonman

    spoonman Kitbasher extrordinaire!

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    Not a bad update at all my friend!
     
  16. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    This mold is actually better than it looks. I was going to pass on it too but I got him on sale.
     

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