Minor/Repaint: Some Transformers Prime customs with Fakebusker83 weapons

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  1. Irish Carnage

    Irish Carnage Instrument of Destruction

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    Like the title says just some TFP customs with Fakebusker83 addons and a Dr. Wu Wheeljack head.
    The figures themeselves have had very little done to them.
    I'll post a link to the respective Fakebusker83 items I bought, all were printed in white strong polished.

    I sanded off the silver on Arcee's head, arms, legs and front wheel then I painted them in game color squid pink for more show accuracy. I painted her weapons in testors aluminium and game color electric blue. I always pop off the front wheel when I display her in robot mode, I use the front wheel as little drone and storage for whatever weapons aren't attached to her.
    Arcee's kit

    For Wheeljack I got the Dr Wu Wheeljack head, which is so much better than his stock head. I painted his sword handles in gloss red and cut off the excess pegs. I painted his blasters in testors flat dull grey which is lot closer to the color of his hands than the pictures show. I painted his grenade in gloss black and gloss green. I store his grenade differently than how he does in the show, I sanded his waist a bit so the grenade can sit flush without any issues. His grenade doesn't fall off in this postion. You can also store his grenade in alt mode by attaching it to one of his swords.
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  2. Irish Carnage

    Irish Carnage Instrument of Destruction

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    I had to make a second post for Knockout.

    For Knockout I got his reprolabels set, again this set is really awesome and worth it. I painted Knockout's knees in gloss black instead of using the stickers and I painted his rims in gloss yellow. For the shapeways kit I got the unported version but that's personal preference. This set is one of the best 3rd party addon sets I've ever gotten, it's completely worth it and it turns Knockout from a great toy to a fantastic toy. For the paint i used aluminium, gloss red, gloss black, bright bronze for the drill bit and electric blue for the tip of his staff. I did have one issue with this set and it could just have been bad luck on my part but the shoulder guards are a bit weak at the connection point. Mine were disconnected from the rest of set in the bag. they still connect fine but they can easily come off, for that reason I take them off when I transform Knockout to vehicle mode and leave them off it's a bit safer I think.
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  3. MonaLazaBeak

    MonaLazaBeak Robo-kitty!

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    Ugh! These look great painted and now it makes we want to open my wallet to these weapons!
     
  4. Shadow25

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    Great work! What material did you order the parts in?
     
  5. Irish Carnage

    Irish Carnage Instrument of Destruction

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    I got them printed in white strong polished. I find with white strong flexible that a drop of paint saturates the whole piece, it happened with another piece I had before and ruined the piece. I always get it done in WSP unless its recommended in another material.
     
  6. fakebusker83

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    Ahem* Yes I fully intended Wheeljack's grenade to be stored clipped to his swords in alt mode. (but honestly thanks for thinking of that one. It's a great idea.)

    I didn't have any problem with my set, but I agree that many people will face some material weakness on Knock out's shoulders. It's a compromise I had to make because I had to squeeze 4 layers of material in a space where the figure only allows 2. Since the pieces are so thin, the connection points can often come loose.
     
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    I had always envisioned Arcee's blades as bigger than that...
     
  8. grimtnt

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    great paint app,
    did you use an airbrush
     

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