Minor/Repaint: Teh Lameness, Part 2: Topspin/Batman

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by j.a.f.o., Jul 9, 2008.

  1. j.a.f.o.

    j.a.f.o. Just Looking, Not Buying

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    My 3-year-old boy likes both Batman and Transformers, so I figured I'd give him the (sort of) best of both worlds. I took a non-functioning Topspin, put in a new Choro-Q/Penny Racer motor and dremeled holes for supermagnets so he could actually transform (albeit, manually). In addition, I made a Bat symbol and tried to make his face more Batman-cowl like.

    A cheap and simple way to make my kid say "COOL!".
     

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    autobotx23 Banned

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    That's pretty cool right there. Your son's lucky to have such a cool dad.
     
  3. JAFOPrime

    JAFOPrime All work and no play.....

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    Nice, and since your son likes it that makes it Great!
     
  4. luke4

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    i like it, but i'd like it more if it go a new paint job..
     
  5. Ramrider

    Ramrider TF Art Lad

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    Very cool, and perfect for a small child.
    As Luke suggested, though, have you considered giving him a paint (or dye) job? You could either do him black, or grey and black/navy blue, to push home the Batman homage...
     
  6. j.a.f.o.

    j.a.f.o. Just Looking, Not Buying

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    I really did want to do a dye job (paint + 3-year-old = ruined in no time), but thought it might be too complicated a process to be worthwhile.
     
  7. Ramrider

    Ramrider TF Art Lad

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    Straight black dyejob = not actually that complicated. If you haven't done it before have a gander at the tutorials section; there's a handy run-through there. If you think it;s worth a go, I'd love to see how it turns out.

    One thing in its favour is that with black, at least you don't have to worry about how colour mixing will affect it (like you would if you were dyeing a yellow part blue, for example); keep going long enough, and the end result will be black no matter what.
     
  8. plowking

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

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    Thats pretty cool, and the little fella loves it?....even cooler...makes it all worth while

    And yeah, a dye job is easy peasy, especially with black.
     
  9. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    very nice man. and dye is nothin'! read the tut! the batman pic looks like a stock photo *L*
     

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