Minor/Repaint: TFTM G1 Jazz

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  1. dyingwill3rd

    dyingwill3rd Life is a fabled mystery

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    I know that my last one was well...... dysfunctional, but he now lives on as my Custom Blaster. My plan was to make one as accurate as the g1 cartoon's version so here we go!

    I used a Premium Jazz as the base ("he's a madman!!!!!!!!"-tfw2005 members) painting all his parts gray. I then applied the metallic white to each piece.

    I then got to the legs and shoulders. I painted them metallic black.

    I finally got to details. His head is black with a white mouthpiece. On each side, he has a blue "J" as i didn't want to paint the fours. He then has blue in the middle, with a crimson stripe in the middle of that. He has silver lights, and a metallic crimson rim at the bottom.

    Overall, I would have to say that this was a better version then my first, as i am now developing the skills to paint better. The pics are shown. one has him compared to the jazz on my G1 poster in my room.
     

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  2. Ziero

    Ziero TFW2005 Supporter

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    You know they made a G1 painted Jazz for the movie line right?
     
  3. dyingwill3rd

    dyingwill3rd Life is a fabled mystery

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    Couldn't find one so that is why i painted my own
     
  4. luke4

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    that looks pretty dam good!
     
  5. mampy

    mampy Movie-Accurate Mampy

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    i personally don't see much improvement from the first one. what kind of paint do you use? i think you should try to use thinner layers to get a more even, smoother finish.

    also, maybe you should try using masking tape and then spraypainting the lines (red, blue), then using decals instead of handpainting the '4' and the 'J's on the sides.
     
  6. dyingwill3rd

    dyingwill3rd Life is a fabled mystery

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    Thanks dude
     
  7. ErechOveraker

    ErechOveraker I'm with Plowking.

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    Way too thick coats of paint. The design element is there, but you gotta work on thinning down your paints and using better tools too.

    I'd let that sit in an isopropyl alcohol bath for a few days and start over, practice makes perfect after all.

    Good luck!
     
  8. Satomiblood

    Satomiblood Prototype Black

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    Yea...what "paint" did you end up using? It looks more like white out. I like the idea of giving him an even more accurate G1 color scheme, but the application is poor. I can't knock the effort you put into it though. I also like how you armed him with FB Jazz's gun.
     
  9. dyingwill3rd

    dyingwill3rd Life is a fabled mystery

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    yeah he can dual wield
     
  10. dyingwill3rd

    dyingwill3rd Life is a fabled mystery

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    i used metallic white Satomiblood. i tried to smooth it out as best as i could.
     
  11. dyingwill3rd

    dyingwill3rd Life is a fabled mystery

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    How are they too thick?
     
  12. wipeyourfeet

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    You can see the brush marks and there are ridges in the paint. The best thing to do is thin your paint with water. If you look for Jin Saotome's Dangerous Toys, there are some excellent tutorials on customising. They helped me, so they can help anyone.
     
  13. ErechOveraker

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    The white looks layered like bread dough, or mud, or white out. It's not smooth like how it was before you painted, yeah?

    Wipeyourfeet has a good point, Jin's tutorial is great and you could get lots of pointers there, as well as in the tutorials section here too. Good luck.
     
  14. dyingwill3rd

    dyingwill3rd Life is a fabled mystery

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    ok. there are some areas that i think that need to be thinned. thanks
     

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