Heavy/Scratch: TFP Elita 1

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  1. MegamanPrime

    MegamanPrime Well-Known Member

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    Saw a really cool design on Deviantart for Elita 1 that didn't use Arcee as a base for either picture or custom and wanted a version myself. I wanted a vehicle that was a bit different than Knockout so I cut the back off.
     

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  2. grunge

    grunge The TANK

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    ive seen that before and its really good. almost in house good know what i mean?

    but nice gob on your custom though looks awesome.
     
  3. autobot prowl

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    As much as I hate the mold I gotta say this turned out pretty well. Great job!
     
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    Not bad. Not nad at all. Great job.
     
  5. BScorpinok75

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    Pretty cool...
     
  6. Shepard Prime

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    Damn, and i just saw a really cheap Knockout on Ebay and passed on it. Looks great!
     
  7. HasTak

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    It's amazing how well that works! Great job!
     
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    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Overall, it's a really good attempt :thumb  I really like the headwork and the design you went after. I'd recommend just smoothing out that paint some. Keep it up!
     
  9. MegamanPrime

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    How would I go about smoothing the paint? Will that make it look less like a child did the painting?
     
  10. rider

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    Cool
     
  11. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    This works very well.

    Knockout's design does work as a fembot too.
     
  12. HasTak

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    Hope you don't mind my butting in, but if the paint's already curing or cured, there's little you can do except sanding it off and starting over. Nothing beats an airbrush or aerosol can when it comes to laying down a smooth coat of paint.

    First off, STAY AWAY from Tamiya acrylics when painting by brush--these are formulated specifically for airbrushing. Trust me, I've tried it with a paintbrush, and it was a nightmare. Some have had some success wiith Tamiya acrylics using a paintbrush, but I've only ever gotten a good coat of paint using an airbrush.

    Same thing with Gundam markers, except these can't be used in an airbrush--I haven't tried to, at least.

    But there's still a way to get a smoother coat of paint from a paintbrush. From what I've heard, after laying down a heavy coat of paint, you can dip a clean brush in acrylic/enamel/lacquer thinner (whichever kind you used to thin your paint), and brush the thinner over the paint. This will further dissolve the paint and give it more time to level out.

    Just my 2 cents' worth. :) 
     
  13. Spyne98

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    Very cool!
     
  14. MegamanPrime

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    Since the damn cold, I haven't been able to actually cure anything. At some point I would like to buy an airbrush. I actually use Testor paint. I think I'll go ahead and try brushing on some thinner. I appreciate your 2 cents' worth
     
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    Not bad. And WOOO More aligned continuity!
     
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    Awesome representation of Elita 1. Did you use Loctite repair putty or apoxie for her head? Keep it up!
     
  17. MegamanPrime

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    It was apoxy. This was actually an accident and I wasn't intending to do her yet. I was working on the Galvatron and I had too much. Not wanting the putty to go to waste since I don't have the best financials... badda bing badda boom, Elita.
     
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    Try here for some tips:

    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/tutorials-how-tos/

    Best place to look for painting and other tips imho

    I'd also recommend picking up a bottle of future. It works great and is a cheap way to thin your paint and gloss your bot.
     
  19. Optimus4EVER

    Optimus4EVER Youngling Femmebot Prime-In-Training

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    Saw this on Youtube. Maybe the same person...models look the same.

    How much...just for laughs....would you charge for an Elita?
     
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  20. Optimus4EVER

    Optimus4EVER Youngling Femmebot Prime-In-Training

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    How much for an Elita....just for laughs. How did you do the guns for Optimus? Could you take a clear image of Optimus holding her like in G1 please?
     
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