Minor/Repaint: Stormbringer Classics Jetfire - A tribute to Don Figueroa: Part 1

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  1. Optimist_Prime

    Optimist_Prime The Original Optimist!

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    My next project is dedicated to our very own Don Figueroa. I have always loved Don's artwork, and when he illustrated Classics Jetfire(my all-time favorite Classics mold) in the Stormbringer series I was very excited. Fast-forward 2 years, and now that I finally have read the series graphic novel and got into customizing figures I knew what one my projects had to be... Anyway that's some background on this custom

    This repaint took me about 2 weeks. I kinda wanted to suprise everone with this, so thats why there were no WIP pics. The easiest part was the panel lining. I went for a darker, shadowing look as he appears in the comic. I actually used 600 grit sanding film to take off the autobot symbols on Jetfire's wings. The part that was an absolute bitch was color matching the red paint. I used a blend of Tamiya Red, Flat Red, Black, and White. It took about 4 days of mixing and matching to get it. I know I suck.

    Part 2 will explain what I did to the missile pods and have the rest of the pics, plus somthing I think you'll all like.
     

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  2. TTT

    TTT OutOfCommissionToys.com

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    Nice work !...really like this look...what an awesome figure to do this to, he's just BEGGING for it.
    Awesome canons you added !
     
  3. autobotx23

    autobotx23 Banned

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    That's an awesome homage!! Great work!!
     
  4. deliciouspeter

    deliciouspeter Back in Black TFW2005 Supporter

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    Nice work. I've wanted to do something similar...so you actually drew in all the lines? Is that what "panel lining" means?
     
  5. Ramrider

    Ramrider TF Art Lad

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    Yeah - you can either do it by hand-drawing the individual lines with a pen (like a Gundam marker), following the grooves in the toy; or you can paint a slightly thinned coat of paint all over the surfaces, let it partially dry, then rub the excess paint off the top surfaces with a rag or tissue. Either way works well. Nice one, OP!
     
  6. Nemesis Predaking

    Nemesis Predaking Offical Enforcer WTF@TFW Veteran

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    Very Cool, love the new canons.
     
  7. dak

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

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    the cannon idea is co cool!
     
  8. anovasinn

    anovasinn THE PAINTS MUST FLOW!!!

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    very clean thanks for posting.
     
  9. mampy

    mampy Movie-Accurate Mampy

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    i hate it. it makes me want to buy the mold.. argh :p 

    but seriously, it looks really nice. the dark panel lines make for a really cartoony, straight-out-of-the-comic-books contrast. good job!
     

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