Minor/Repaint: Stormbringer Classics Jetfire - A tribute to Don Figueroa: Now...Ready for Gallery

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  1. Optimist_Prime

    Optimist_Prime The Original Optimist!

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    For the missile pods I took the leftover mix of that red and airbrushed them. I painted the upper part of the canopy with Tamiya Semi-Gloss Black. Under the helmet I painted the front of his "crest" sky blue just like the comic. After the red on the pods dried I cut 1 1/8 inch pieces of styrene tube and attached w/ epoxy. I then slapped(more like anally placed with tweezers) on some reprolabels, and he was just about done...

    Now for the pièce de résistance... The missiles still fire. I cut them down very short and lightly sanded w/ a high grit sand film. They now look more like laser bursts.

    Update: I realized, due to skimming through stormbrimger again and Henkei Jetfire, that I had missed a semi-crucial detail. The armor on top of his hands. I painted it flat white and after it dried I dry brushed some very dark grey, almost black, to keep up with the comic book look I wanted. I now believe this project is officially done, and the only thing that could make this thread a bit more kick arse is if the man himself replied :wink:  :wink: 

    Edit: Press pause and give the vid about 15-30 seconds and it'll play just fine.
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    I love this mold. Excellent detailing.
     
  3. Optimist_Prime

    Optimist_Prime The Original Optimist!

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    Between Part 1&2 he's ready to go into the gallery. Do I do that or does REDLINE?
     
  4. dak

    dak <b><font color=blue>I am DAK! The customizer!</fon

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    REDLINE
     
  5. Optimist_Prime

    Optimist_Prime The Original Optimist!

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    Thanks dak, title changed to include status.
     
  6. dak

    dak <b><font color=blue>I am DAK! The customizer!</fon

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    I really like the idea for the cannons. It feels more like a true lazer cannon.
     
  7. Optimist_Prime

    Optimist_Prime The Original Optimist!

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    That's exactly what I was going for. I wanted the extra short missiles(damn I miss 80's toys) to be like laser blasts, rather than your standard projectile.
     
  8. REDLINE

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    Optimist_Prime The Original Optimist!

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    A small update on the project :thumb 
     
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    TTT OutOfCommissionToys.com

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    Yah that hand armor REALLY helps this guy detail wise - good on ya !
    I'm gonna have to steal that my friend - :D 
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    (Hey REDLINE, SQ7 or PK)What happened to my thread for this Battle Damage Jetfire ? ...it's...gone...

    Also for my ZOMBIE Jetfire I went with the missiles but like this...

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  11. REDLINE

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    same place the thread for my Menasor went :( 
     
  12. Optimist_Prime

    Optimist_Prime The Original Optimist!

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    TTT, I like what you did with your missiles there. I actually may put the rounded ends on my lil' missiles to give an even more of a laser blast look, and the hand armor idea, hey it's yours :thumb  .
     
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    Optimist_Prime The Original Optimist!

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    Ok, no more updates. He's done and ready for the gallery.
     
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    This looks awesome, but I just have one question. I can't tell for sure, but in the second pic, it looks as if the outer helmet's antennae/guns are further from the helmet, but then later, they look closer, which I love. So, basically, did you mod the outer helmet to get rid of the extra space between the antennae and the helmet itself? Again, great job, love the launcher mods!
     
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    Nope, it's just preception and how the light hits it.
     

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