Minor/Repaint: TF Classics Jetfire panel lined

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  1. LoneWolf76

    LoneWolf76 Well-Known Member

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    Here is my try on panel lining Classic Jetfire:
     

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  2. grock35

    grock35 Hmmmm...

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    jet mode looks sick...but i think that in robot mode there is too much contrast...i think if you used a grey instead of a black it would have been super sick...but it is a good job
     
  3. Necrophon

    Necrophon Speaker of Death TFW2005 Supporter

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    Wow! That looks sweet! What did you use to do it? I'd like to try and do the same thing to mine but I have no idea how.:dunce 
     
  4. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    Damn!! This is sweet. Awesome job.
     
  5. ErechOveraker

    ErechOveraker I'm with Plowking.

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    That looks pretty good - I concur on the grey over black though, but either way it's still a huge improvement over stock. It's such a great mold, so much detail, love him.

    I just started a repaint on this guy yesterday as a matter of fact - he's a total pitas to take apart, has anyone ever gotten him all the way parted down before, or am I just a re-re?
     
  6. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    totally full of win. nice
     
  7. viper2391

    viper2391 Well-Known Member

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    I think you over did it... no offense but hey its your work... great job though.
     
  8. timshinn73

    timshinn73 Well-Known Member

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    The application of the panel lining is spot on. I'm not a fan of the black used though. something much lighter would be more to my liking. Still nice work.
     
  9. Erector

    Erector I ruined the Hall of Fame

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    Yeah, I'm with a lot of people here. Grey would've worked better I think but the application is absolutely top-notch. Good job!
     
  10. TonyzCustomz

    TonyzCustomz Am I doin it rite? TFW2005 Supporter

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    The application is spot on but the color is a bit dark. Great job though!:thumb 
     
  11. LoneWolf76

    LoneWolf76 Well-Known Member

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    I used Staedtler pigment liner. They exist in black, blue and red. Nothing in gray.
    The only pseudo gray liner I know are the Gundam markers, but I used them once and are very bad.
     
  12. Boggs6ft7

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    I panel lined mine too and changed it to gray as everyond is suggesting, it made it look better and not as contrasty.


    I have taken him all the way apart and agree that it is a total bitch. You are probably missing the two screws I was missing, they are behind his hip panels in the front. They are glued down, you have to take a screwdriver or something and pry them off, when you put him back together, just glue those back down.
     
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    Try to do wash instead, they are easy. What you do is thin down whatever paint you want to use about half way with thinner. So its 50 paint, 50 thinner. Take a paint brush and soak it in the mixture, then touch at a point where one of the panel lines starts. Capillary action will do the rest. Let that dry overnight, then take a rag lightly damped with thinner and LIGHTLY wipe away any excess leaving only what is in the lines.

    Works like a charm.
     
  14. Glue

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    Damn, that does bring out so much of the detail, doesn't it? But yeah, I kinda gotta agree about the grey. Maybe a liner for some of the higher-contrast areas and a more thinned out wash for the others? Hmm...
     
  15. ErechOveraker

    ErechOveraker I'm with Plowking.

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    Yeah mine is glued all over, I can't get lots of stuff apart - I soaked him in alcohol and pried, but most was too well glued to get off. So I just painted around it.

    Really wanted to get his wings and hip section off though - DAMN! :) 
     
  16. Roadster

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    That is sweeeeeeet man! I'm thinking of trying it out. Probably can use a gundam marker.
     
  17. mattarmstrong

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    jet mode is so full of awesomeness it rocks
     

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