Minor/Repaint: Sunstreaker Touchups WIP

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  1. Boggs6ft7

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    Having a baby and going to grad school doesn't leave me much time to customize anymore, but I picked up a Sunstreaker and thought I could give him some touchups.

    I think he is a great mold, but I don't care for the yellow plastic. The yellow plastic rarely looks good on any figure, and I don't think he is any exception.

    I've included pictures of a half and half of what he will look like compared to what the finished product will be. If you can't tell, the left side of the picture is what I have done so far. I gave him a darker yellow but he still needs some touchups. I have problems with the Tamiya gloss spray paints, they don't want to "grab" hold of the plastic and it leaves thin areas. I don't have a problem at all with the their flat paints. I'm going to pick up some primer and give it a try, I usually don't use primer because of the tolerances. He was also given a coat of semigloss to knock down some of the shine from the paint.
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  2. JazzEd

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    Is that airbrushed or painted by hand on the outside panels? Any rate that's a great job. The yellow that you applied just "pops"! Fantastic job on your drybrush skills also.
     
  3. Boggs6ft7

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    Its Tamiya spray paint.
     
  4. plowking

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    Yeah, the painted side does look way better than the unpainted side...the unpainted side just looks kinda bland compared to what you have painted.

    Nice job....looking forward to the completion :thumb 
     
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    yep, it looks good so far :) 
     
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    That looks nice. Did you take all the pieces off to paint? I thought mine looked good out of the box until I saw this. I look forward to the final pics.
     
  7. Boggs6ft7

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    Yes, he was completely diassembled for the parts that were painted.

    I'm now back home from grad school so I should be able to finish him up this week.
     
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    he is looking killer.
     

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