Minor/Repaint: TR Mindwipe Touchup

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  1. Death333

    Death333 Otherwise known as Dx3

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    Mindwipe has a ton of good detail that just gets lost so I thought I'd take some time to pick some of it out. I stuck with a very basic color pallet (black, silver, red and yellow) for the sake of keeping everything coherent.

    Bat mode - Painted toes, detailed hip joints, painted all of the textured parts of the wings, red dots on the speakers (doesn't show up very well in the pics), painted the rail that leads to the robot foot so as to tie things together a bit better there, repainted the bat eyes red and did some of the misc vents on the head and chest in black and red.

    Bot mode - chest and abdomen vents were done up in silver, painted the vents on the outside of his legs yellow(seen in the rear bat mode pics) and I did a few small spots on his shins. everything else is carry over from the batmode.

    Lastly, the TM really needed a face.
     

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    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    love it. cant wait to find him in stores
     
  3. Death333

    Death333 Otherwise known as Dx3

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    Thanks, man. I got a little lucky and a little unlucky: I was looking for Weirdwolf and happen to only find this on the shelf which works out because he's the only other wave 2 deluxe I wanted.
     
  4. shiftypenguin

    shiftypenguin Fancy-Pantsless Dancer

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    Excellent! He's already awesome, but your touchups make him even better.
     
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    jaraxel Well-Known Member

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    nice touch ups! For the yellow did you use a white base coat first?
     
  6. Death333

    Death333 Otherwise known as Dx3

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    I did not because white is just as difficult to paint with. Both tend to be really thin. Usually when I work with white or yellow I use a light grey or white primer underneath. Primers tend to be thicker and go on easier and provide a better surface for paint to stick to. It also has the added benefit of hiding mistakes with white and yellow because the colors are so light and similar.

    I did not use a base coat at all under the yellow in this case because it was such a small area. Light, thin, multiple coats. Slow and easy and it'll come out fine.
     
  7. Chucez

    Chucez Well-Known Member

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    Couple questions:

    1) What kind of prep-work did you do to the plastic in order to paint the Titan Master bot mode?
    2) What kind of prep-work did you to do to the body?
    3) Did you use acrylics or enamels?
    4) Air brush or just a bristle brush?

    The reason I ask, is that I bought the TR Mindwipe with the intention of painting him. I've never painted figures before, so it's pretty exciting to see this post on the same day I open mine up.
     
  8. Death333

    Death333 Otherwise known as Dx3

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    There's no prep work for this particular toy. And that's mainly because the parts I painted are all indents/molded in detail and the likelihood of any rubbing or abuse to those spaces is 0. If you were to do a full repaint I'd recommend washing all of the surfaces in a light water/soap mix. Make sure it's fully dry before you start painting. I probably SHOULD do this no matter what but after so many years of doing touch ups and repaints I've had 0 issues so....
    Again, none. The face is obviously not indented however, inserting the head into the TM joint of the main body does not cause any rubbing. This is also true if you insert it backwards because you have a loose joint.
    Always acrylics. It's been my experience that enamels never dry when applied directly to ABS plastic and just become a tacky/sticky mess. They should work fine if applied as a second or detail coat over an acrylic base. Though I usually just stick with acrylics for all applications because that's what I have on hand.
    Most of my work is hand brush. While I do have an airbrush and spray paint I tend to only use those for large applications and full repaints. Detail work is best done by hand. You'll want to keep some paper towels and cotton swabs handy because you will make mistakes and these help fix that. Also, a finger nail is an invaluable tool. It works well to scrape off any excess (dried not wet) paint.
    I recommend grabbing a junker or another toy you don't care about to practice on before going face first on a toy you do like. This will help you figure out your process and get acquainted with the materials.
     
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    Chucez Well-Known Member

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    Thank you, sir! Much appreciated. Really looking forward to trying this out. :D 
     
  10. closetrat

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    I was actually starting to 2nd guess the decision to buy him, bc he lacked his ttrademarkspeakers - but yer excellent detail work 86d my only issue!
    Now, to find my new favorite Halloween decoration!
     
  11. Death333

    Death333 Otherwise known as Dx3

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    :thumbs2: 
     
  12. cirrusstratus1

    cirrusstratus1 ROGUE AUTOBOT LEADER

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    That's a nice, subtle paint job. I like it. I can't wait to find this guy out in the wild.
     
  13. Murasame

    Murasame CHIMICHANGAS

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    Nice
     

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