Minor/Repaint: The Fallen WIP

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  1. walt7

    walt7 Well-Known Member

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    I am working on "The Fallen"

    as I was impressed with Frenzyrumble's custom.

    Of course I can't do a good custom like his, but I will try my best to see if i can do something closer to his work.

    This was the first time I used "TESTORS" model paint, and this rocks! (Thanks to Jin Saotome for this!)

    looks really awesome in person, and the paint drys real quck, hundred times better than enamel paint I've been using.

    At this stae, I just painted him in black, but he somehow looks really cool.

    Now I wonder what paint I should use for the body...any suggestions guys?
     

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    maybe adding some fire red?!
     
  3. darrenmea9

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    oringish yellow
     
  4. frenzyrumble

    frenzyrumble Banned

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    thanks for the plug, mention.
    he's a tough figure to repaint. The tricky and pain with painting in the panel lines with orange or red or yellow is that it will take several coats over the black base coat you got there. he DOES need those details. looks good in black though.
     
  5. zeroXII

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    May i recommend a metallic finish? Maybe some drybrushed gunmetal. And of course, the orange flames. But i agree, the mold looks more awesome in black. Makes me wanna get it even.
     
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    If you can, I like the idea of a molten inside similar to the Balrog.

    For painting over dark colors, I use Foundation White from Vallejo, mixed with a dab of the color that's going to be there in the end.
    Lay down a slightly watered down coat of the foundation white, then a heavier coat when it dries. You'll have almost complete coverage, just waiting for whatever color you make it.
    It's easier than it sounds.
     
  7. walt7

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    some update to my fallen.


    I think I screwed up his arm...
     

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  8. Kamileunbot

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    Wow, he does look cool! Can't wait to see the finished product. I am planning on repainting my own Fallen after I've practiced on some smaller stuff first to get the hang of repainting. Did you use the testors spray paint?

    I was also wondering what color looks best dry brushed over the black, for future reference. I recently picked up silver and aluminum testors colors, though they did not have the flat black spray I was after.
     
  9. walt7

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    I don't use spray paint as I don't have spray painting skill..

    I just used Testors flat black paint on my fallen.
     
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    Oooh. Wow, how long did it take to do the black? I can't decide whether it'd be better to spray or just paint it on. Probably shouldn't worry though, since it'll probably be a while before I get to it.

    And the fiery coloring looks quite nice, IMO!
     
  11. walt7

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    Painting black on him wasnt that hard

    Trust me..Testors black drys really quick..and makes the toy very rubbertic.(which makes the toy look pretty clean and cool)

    I recommend Testors flat black if you dont want to spend too much more money.
     
  12. Superquad7

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    I'm really glad to see someone here inspired you, but I really hope you get over this sentiment. I think the more you continue to work and make more things is the more you'll see your skills improve :)  Also, I think the best advice I can give is to make "a good custom" like you can do to the best of your ability. If you haven't already, I think you'll end up surprising yourself with your own resourcefulness. :thumb 

    And speaking of resources . . . .

    This was the first time I used "TESTORS" model paint, and this rocks! (Thanks to Jin Saotome for this!)

    looks really awesome in person, and the paint drys real quck, hundred times better than enamel paint I've been using.*snip*[/QUOTE]

    While you may have been introduced to Testors acrylics, many of us here have been using them for quite some time as well. I'd also HIGHLY recommend checking out our Tutorials, when Jin and many awesome artists have been (and continue) contributing tutorials on an array of different subjects.

    You mentioned sprays and your "lack of skill" . . . . I'd wonder what would happen if you checked out our tutorial on spraying and then tried it out :wink: 
     
  13. walt7

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    Sorry if I sounded like I put myself down too much.
     
  14. newguy

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    are you going to hive him a neck?
     
  15. walt7

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    Probably not. I really don't know how to...

    if there's a tutorial or something. I will so do that though.
     
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    If you removed those pieces on his neck, and painted his neme (the Egyptian looking part) blue, wouldn't that make his neck more prominent?
     
  17. autobotx23

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    He does awesome work, and his style well fits this piece. POST YOUR STUFF, OR I KEEL YOU!!! :lol  (Seriously, post that Hive Tyrant :thumb )

    Looks good so far man, just needs a lil color. Remember, everyone starts crawling before they run. Hell, I'm still on training wheels. :lol 
     
  18. Kamileunbot

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    I was curious, did you use the testors flat black enamel, or acrylic? I was at a hobby store and didn't know which one to buy.
     
  19. walt7

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    I used flat black acrylic.

    as that was what Jin saotome recommended. easier to use than enamel..
     
  20. baggzey23

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    i'm surprised no'ones created the sceptar (spear) for him yet
     

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