Minor/Repaint: The FINAL Final Battle Jazz

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  1. NemesisPrime

    NemesisPrime Banned

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    I seen the spectacular work on FBJazz and had to give my hand at it. I'm working on a way to make the hands movie accurate WHILE having them concealed during carmode. Been tricky as hell so far, but I've managed to put the guy through hell and back. (He still functions).

    The paint apps are far from done. I just couldn't wait anylonger to post pics! :D 

    My 4 year old daughter helped too. She said if he was hurt that bad, he'd be bleeding...(out of the mouths of babes, folks!) so we have prototype energon leaks that need some more blending.

    It really pissed me off that his car mode is spotless while his bot mode look like he scraped his shins.

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    I guess he talked smack to the wrong 'con.

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    Dirty arms, and the modified gunshield. I need to clean the weapon up more.

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    There's not that much bronze...damn light. I notice just now that the grill is still in good conditions...should I change that? :D 

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    I think they look better.


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    Too much energon leakage?


    C&C appreciated.
     
  2. frenzyrumble

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    wow. he looks really fucked up! i mean that in a good way.

    2 things I wanted to opinionate...
    1) think realistically when adding battle damage. It's not likely a door panel with nothing behind it will have energon blood dripping out. Solid, mechanical parts (to me) seem like they are more likely too. I usually add in blood where joints meet and there's robotic bulk (like a chest panel, or upper leg)

    2) energon blood trick. I did this with my final battle Brawl figure...
    a) use a darker blue and do a wash in the area where he's showing blood. blend tha out onto the undamaged areas (so it looks almost airbrushed in)
    b) once dry, use a mid-blue to paint in the detailed blood, when adding in the blood, take physics into account. If he's cut bad on the crotch area, it would most likely drip down his leg, if there's a drop off point, it might drip onto his foot from there. Sometimes it's cool to make the blood follow the path from which the damage came from. If a missle hits his should from the front, the blood might look cool spraying towards the direction the missle hit (towards his back)
    c) Once I am happy with the blood details, I add in an electric blue highlight, it's a bright blue (sorta like this color ) I usually speckly that highlight color on, to give it that plasma'ish look. From What i recall in the movie, energon blood was pretty gel-like.
    d) then I add a SMALL wash of this light blue, it makes it look like the blood seeped into the crevises.
    e) i finish off with a highlight of white (very little) but makes the blood look fresh and glossy and electical.

    here's a quick sample I made in photoshop
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  3. NemesisPrime

    NemesisPrime Banned

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    I never thought of that. I was pretty much just going for anything really deep looking. Good thing I have more work to do! :D 

    Thanks! :D 



    Oh...

    Instead of taking my dremel I used different sized nails with a set of pliers and an open flame to get the deep shots. Gives it that "I've just been hit with hot fucking plasma" look. :D 
     
  4. NemesisPrime

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    I saved the image. Thanks again. :D 
     
  5. TonyzCustomz

    TonyzCustomz Am I doin it rite? TFW2005 Supporter

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    Ditto, when I first looked at it I thought why is the weapon bleeding?!? Still a good job though.:thumb 
     
  6. Blaster_Prime

    Blaster_Prime drank the last beer

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    I don't think any "Final Battle" Jazz can be called so if he is still in one piece :D 

    In all seriousness great job, especially on the facial damage. You really managed to catch the look of grinded up metal.
     
  7. Gnaw

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    I like it! Energon leaking looks sick.
     
  8. Ironhide2005

    Ironhide2005 PS3tag=DeaDPooLTFW

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    Thats one of the best kitbashes ever
     
  9. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    Nice Custom!
     
  10. frenzyrumble

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    btw, im not seeing any sign of these hands you speak of...
     
  11. NemesisPrime

    NemesisPrime Banned

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    Can't give away trade secrets until I can get them to function right. Then I'm going to throw up a tutorial. :) 
     
  12. TTT

    TTT OutOfCommissionToys.com

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    Hehe...NICE !....:ev: 
     
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    Now all you gotta do is break him in half... coz...

    "You wanna piece of me?"

    "No! I want two!"
     
  14. NemesisPrime

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    Taking the advice I redid the energon leak paint apps and added some more details:

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    Face with energon splatter from the face shot.

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    Body Shots (While I don't think he'd bleed from the rest of the wounds, a chest slash and maybe multiple pummelings would break through the armor to his actual body.)

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    Car mode
    (Notice the OIL) heh.

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    I want two



    Oh...and making fun of the ghetto style jazz:
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    What's crackin' little bitches? Gimme all ya cash.

    *note...i don't condone this behavior, but he had the gun and he was holding it sideways on me...*
     
  15. frenzyrumble

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    awesome blood. he looks very hurt.
     
  16. domientius

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    For all the retooling this toy got, they really did half-ass it in the end with the pristine car mode.
     
  17. NemesisPrime

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    I keep wondering if I maybe took the blood too far....

    If I did? I'll just do another one :)  Less blood.

    Opinions?
     
  18. NemesisPrime

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    That's what started it pretty much. My wife was like..umm...if he's that screwed up in bot form, why is his car form perfect?

    I gave her a look, and a grin and she said "Oh no...you're not going to....you just bought it....I can't believe.....oh yeah...never mind...I can believe it..." as she rolled her eyes.
     
  19. Poho

    Poho That's MISTER Poho to you

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    very well done.
     

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