Minor/Repaint: Titans Return (CHUG) Wheelie

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  1. Unicron9

    Unicron9 Fan and customizer of the TAWYS

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    I don't care about going for strict G1 accuracy for my CHUG collection but I didn't like the white parts on TR Wheelie and he needed a weapon.

    Made him a slingshot and did some paint work.

    Last 2 pics are a screen from TFTM and the figure before I did anything to it.

    BEWARE guys, enamel paint isn't sticking well to the white plastic parts. Its probably the first time Ive ever seen plastic this hard have any issue with enamels, but even after drying for 4 days it is still tacky to touch and paint comes off on my fingers. Going to have to strip it all off and redo in acrylics.
     

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  2. RCtelevision

    RCtelevision cosmos

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    Nice! I like it better!
     
  3. Yaujta

    Yaujta NOT Randy Butternubs. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Okay, that looks awesome. It's amazing what just a little bit of paint can do for a figure.
     
  4. marvel b

    marvel b Bearer of the Matrix of Smash

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    and that, my friends, is how you do a wheelie :p 
     
  5. shiftypenguin

    shiftypenguin Fancy-Pantsless Dancer

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    Nice looking Wheelie!
     
  6. ablack23

    ablack23 Well-Known Member

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    what did you use to make the sling shot? thats nice
     
  7. Wingnut

    Wingnut Stayin' Alive!

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    That makes a big difference. Nice work! :) 
     
  8. Hooper_X

    Hooper_X hi haters

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    I wonder if Wheelie could be disassembled and dyed orange... that might produce a scrape-free result, at least...
     
  9. Unicron9

    Unicron9 Fan and customizer of the TAWYS

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    Its just a few bits cut up from my fodder box put together with sculpt and glue, with a thin strip of styrene cut and twisted around then glued into slots I cut and painted to look like the stretchy band.
     
  10. autobot prowl

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    Nice work, sucks to hear about the paint not taking. I've always had a disaster with enamel paint anyways no matter what type of plastic
     
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  11. Stryyder

    Stryyder Just another soldier

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    The detail on the head is great. Always liked his "baseball cap" look, you accentuated it well.
     
  12. Unicron9

    Unicron9 Fan and customizer of the TAWYS

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    Thankfully it ended up mostly drying well enough, though it took way longer than usual. The whole back part his head is attached to never really did though so I stripped most of that, added some acrylic, and coated all of the painted parts in vallejo brush on satin coat. Seems fine now.
     

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