Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by savio-prime, Apr 28, 2017.
He just keeps getting better and better.
And is there a thread for your Tlk Megatron?
Here's the thread for my repaint of Megatron. No mods to him.
Thanks. No mods to him yet, or none are planned at all?
Maybe a waist swivel?
I'm sure someone could find a way to pull it off, but it would be difficult to say the very least.
All of these Prime repaints wants me to do mine now that I got him. This is my first time painting a figure so I'm pretty nervous with messing it up. A few questions spring to mind;
1. Was it Testor's silver like this that you sprayed all over the head before adding the blue? Testors - 1246T Spray Silver Metallic 3 oz - 1246T or this? Amazon.com: Silver Spray Testors Enamel Plastic Model Paint: Toys & Games
Which was used for the frills on his shoulder blades?
2. Was the dark gloss blue used for the head?
3. What kind of brush was used for the head and the body?
4. If there is a mistake, how does one remove the paint and go back to square 1?
The metallic silver I used was in a small jar. I used a fine tipped brush and toothpicks to apply it.
I used flat steel enamel for the more worn out look.
For larger surface areas I used a broader flat brush, appropriate for the given areas and contours (like the knee pads, the shoulder caps that are underneath the shoulder covers, and then the chest panels) . But for smaller tighter spaces I stuck with the fine tipped brush.
For the dirt and grime I cut the bristles down to an eighth inch and dry brushed the graphite metallic into crevices and angled spaces.
That depends on how extensive the mistake is. Some things, like turning "line control" from messy to better, you can simply paint over until the shape of the edges are cleaner. I did that with the pin striping for the flames.
Removing paint is another matter... messy too. The best approach to painting is to disassemble the figure and paint the parts individually. If you make a mistake that requires removing the paint off of a part, dip it in paint thinner and work the paint off, and wipe it clean with soap and water.
And just like in RotF, Megatron loses him arm and ends up going through a wall... exit stage left!
I got a question/idea but will put in spoilers in case certain workers snoop in lol.
Is it possible to cheat second head for Prime from Hasbro if I want to do a "Quintessa Mind Control Scar" on it? I like the original color scheme, but I also want to experiment a bit without having to ruin the original head. What color was used for the scar? The head is on a ball joint right?
The head IS on a ball joint, Savio used gloss red (if I'm not mistaken)
Noted, but I had a crazy idea that
sending a letter to Hasbro to get a second head for the red scar repaint experiment.
But I guess that's a bit too much of a stretch.
Looking through the thread I think I know what to do to get things started: for the head coat the head with the metallic silver in one layer, then apply the dark gloss blue with possibly a thin brush. For the silver mid section, reuse same metallic silver with brush, then coat those few places with metallic gold with a tooth pick. I think I'm gonna skip out on the flames for now as I really don't think I have a steady arm nor the talents to apply the shape so I'm gonna wait for reprolabels. Same with the sword/shield; I hear Dr. Wu's gonna do a 3rd party accurate weapons set for Prime.
Edit: Found this at a hobby store. I wonder if adding it will do anything for the paint apps. Nuln Oil | Games Workshop Webstore
nuln oil is a wash, its a watered down black that will make recessed areas darker.
as for hasbro for another head, they usually ask you to mail the old figure back in so you wouldn't be able to do that. my CW motormaster was missing a shoulder flap and i had to mail him back in for it just that tiny part.
Got a pic of the side view and the back of his head? The CGI renders don't have a clear view of that and the Prime 1 studio makes it look like it was an afterthought.
Here are some close ups of how I painted mine. In previous customs I used brass for the rear vents, but this time around I kept them silver.
this is just beautiful! the details are perfect and the sword is just great!
even alpha trion himself would love it!
Thank you so much for the close ups on the head. I'll use these as guides for when I try to paint mine up.
Is there a tutorial for the wrists?
I haven't made a tutorial for the way I redid mine.
Do you have any junker parts that you want to use as joints for his wrists? Cutting the wrists off is simple enough.
I finally got an eBay bid on my custom, yay! I boxed him up in preparation for the closing of the auction.
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