Minor/Repaint: Unicron, G1 colors with new planet maw

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  1. SentinelPrime

    SentinelPrime I NEEDED THAT!

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    Hi there! Thanks for stoppin' in!

    I finally finished up this labor of love! I thought I'd never be done!

    It was actually a bit of a chore to conceive the actual vision I had. I wanted to make a version as true to the 86 movie as I could, which meant one thing: simplicity. It was really tempting to paint little gray panels, or do some improvised details, but I had to stay on task and keep it simple! I started out to make him as ancient, beat up and worn as I could, but after test pics I found I didn't like covering up that rich orange, so I went with minimal forced highlights, which I've been questioning lately anyway...it looks great in pics, but I find too much highlighting doesn't look as good irl as in pics. My goal was to paint it in a fashion where the natural colors brought out the details and hope that the pics captured it. Washes and drybrushing was used, but sparingly.

    He was painted using various enamels including Orange Mist and Radiant Silver. I didn't want the washes to look like black lines drawn all over him, so I used dark washing on the orange parts with Games Workshop Dark Flesh. It's semi translucent and a brownish orange color. The wash for the silver and dark gray parts was TMMA Gunmetal. Aircraft gray and Silver was used for drybrushing, as well as international orange. The eyes were silver, then clear green.

    The planet maw was created using a flashing Jager light. (I work in a bar) The "jaws" are actually one half of Barricade's weapon from the untransformable version. ( I can't recall what those were called...) I sparingly used a few clear jewels for the planet ring to simulate the light up nodes in the movie, while using aircraft gray for the rest of the ring details. I have no IDEA where his mini con went, so I patched the hole with a chestpiece from a Zoids Owl. The new planet spikes were actually wooden grill skewers coated with Future, and I drilled holes for their new home.

    I'll add some more pics later when I've got some more time to work with.

    Any comments, critiques, or criticism is encouraged!

    Thanks for your time!
     

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  2. evil ivotron

    evil ivotron destroy'em all

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    Now that's hot, great job
     
  3. anabolik1

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    THAT is friggin' SWEET! :drool: 
     
  4. imoff2186

    imoff2186 Well-Known Member

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    totally bad-ass!
     
  5. Gilgamesh

    Gilgamesh Mostly Harmless

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    Not only is it amazing, it's an Unicron that didn't end up as combiner parts! (not that it's a shameful end, if the combiner is good)
     
  6. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    I think that is the BEST Unicron I've seen....but does he devour planets?
     
  7. John_Force

    John_Force 16xNHRA Funny Car Champ TFW2005 Supporter

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    I'm speechless. It's perfect.
    Not too much color. Love how you didn't go overboard with the details.
    Keep up the good work, man.
     
  8. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    ...and THIS version will finally inspire me to finally do mine. Were there any rub issues?

    That Barricade piece came from the Robot Replicas.
     
  9. SentinelPrime

    SentinelPrime I NEEDED THAT!

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    Ah HA! Robot Replicas...I kept thinking Movie Masters...but that's Mattel. Thanks!

    Rub issues? Not particularly, the main problem was the planet rings....they are this super hard plastic and for some reason I couldn't get the paint to stick at ALL, which was frustrating as I have always been able to get paint to bond, even if I have to experiment.

    To get around this, I coated the rings twice with Pledge Future. After sitting for a couple of days, I sprayed the Orange, gave it a top coat of future, and lo! Bonded paint! (sheesh!)
     
  10. TCracker

    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

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    Holy-! This rules man, like totally!
     
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    Beautiful job man, this looks incredibly clean & solid in both modes...
     
  12. QmTablit

    QmTablit Disguise: Check. Robot...

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    Damn I love this. I may have to buy a new Unicron.
     
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    brawl 56 Aw..crap!

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    Man, this is awesome! :) 
    Great Work! :D 
     
  14. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    That is awesome. The paint is sweet and the extra parts go really well for the overall look of the Chaos Bringer. So great work, dude.
     
  15. Dormamu

    Dormamu I am Broot.

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    That has to be one of the best Unicrons ever. Not too over the top with the Leds, just right with the spikes, even the jewels were a nice touch. It screams "I'm about to eat your planet".
     
  16. aprim

    aprim Well-Known Member

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    Love it, the only problem with it is...its not mine :( 
     
  17. brr-icy

    brr-icy G1 Collector

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    awesome job man
     
  18. Tigertrack

    Tigertrack Back In The Game!

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    This is sweet dude! I love it! Makes me wanna get one!
     
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    Amazing job! G1 perfect. Well done!
     
  20. LemonPrime

    LemonPrime Greetings Programs

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    That wash on the orange parts looks phenomenal! Great work.
     

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