Minor/Repaint: Universe Octane

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  1. fateastray

    fateastray AnakRepublikMalukuSelatan

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    So!! I went to the store. I wanted to pick up ROTF Chromia (Was gonna make a pink transformer and give it to my girlfriend, who recently got into Transformers, mainly the movies)

    However, it was sold out! Can you believe it!? Anyway, instead I found Universe Sunstreaker and Universe Tankor on sale!!! Together cost one buck more than one Chromia.

    I GOT them! And I'm overexcited...about Sunstreaker...

    My Idea: Repaint them in G1 accuracy. For Sunstreaker, there's actually some stuff that could be done. Tankor...IS already as G1 as he can be, however the colours work REALLY BAD in his alternate modes.

    Well then, screw Tankor!

    Presenting: Universe OCTANE. All cool, dark and cool. My main goal was to make the alternate modes look good.

    Crap, I noticed a lot of paint rubbing of the truck-cab. That's what happens when you handle non-cured paint with sweaty hands!

    I hated the comb-blade-weapon, so I just attach it as a tower-schield

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    Gonna get some new flat black for the base of Sunstreaker, but I hope I can find some transparant yellow and then use a silver as a base..Expect a topic for him soon too.
     

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  2. IF_IR_IE_IE_ID

    IF_IR_IE_IE_ID USAF Seeker

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    cool, can I expect to see more stomaches lol j/k thats enough on torsos for a day
     
  3. D-Unit

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    That's a nice repaint, but it seems more Motormaster than Octane. Either way, nice job
     
  4. Rhinox555

    Rhinox555 Insert clever joke here.

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    Yeah, i noticed they finally released Universe in holland too.
    It's most likely not going to go further than wave 1 deluxe leftovers though :-( .
    I still have no luck finding ROTF Wave 2 around here. Even Wave 1 is rare, it's primarily preview waves.
    Nice work on Octane, can't wait for the other two modes.
     
  5. fateastray

    fateastray AnakRepublikMalukuSelatan

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    @IF_IR_IE_IE_ID: And I still don't know why you do it.......And I'm getting sick of copy-pasting your nickname, why can't it be like Bobbob or something.

    @D-Unit: I knew it would have a Motormaster vibe, but to be really Motormaster, it 'd need it's trademark purple windows.

    @Rhinox555: Yep. Wave 1 ROTF and a Universe character here and there. ROTF is getting sold out, and they're not restocking it seems. Maybe we should check Toys-XL? They usually have toys earlier than Intertoys or Bart Smit.
    Only thing I see all over the place is stupid animated Ultra Magnus >_<
     
  6. fateastray

    fateastray AnakRepublikMalukuSelatan

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    First post updated with plane and robot pictures!
     
  7. chlokai

    chlokai Well-Known Member

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    looks cool, like a henkei 1 would prob look
     
  8. Rhinox555

    Rhinox555 Insert clever joke here.

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    I check Toys-XL regularly. Still wave 0.
    Top1Toys and V&D have some Universe wave 2 though.

    The new paint works nicely for Octane, but a little thick maybe. Paint chipping was bound to happen with a tight transformation scheme like Tankor's.
     
  9. yourreflection

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    Those colors look great.
     
  10. mampy

    mampy Movie-Accurate Mampy

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    Very cool. I love the color scheme much better than the original figure's. But yeah I agree with the other guy that said it looks a lot like Motormaster :) 
     
  11. fateastray

    fateastray AnakRepublikMalukuSelatan

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    @Rhinox555: It's not painted on too thick, it's the paint. Metallic Black is a huge letdown. My previous experience with it was awful: it dries badly and it's very gum-like. However, I didn't want to paint the figure in the same black all over and I still had a bit left in the jar...But you're right, it doesn't look so crisp.

    And yes, some parts are practically unpaintable, they are so tightly locked in other, it WILL chip. I could shave it down, some tabs, but then they might be too thin and break off. Most of those parts are hidden within the machinemodes and not visible.

    @yourreflection: Thank you, that was the look I was shooting for.

    @mampy: Yeah it could be a Motormaster, but there weren't that many options, colourwise. I could've done a little more purple, but it wouldn't give that badass-vibe.

    The original G1 Octane looked a lot like Motormaster too...
     
  12. IF_IR_IE_IE_ID

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    looks goood fate
     
  13. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Oh wow. That IS nice. I like the colors.
     
  14. fateastray

    fateastray AnakRepublikMalukuSelatan

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    Thanks. At first, I was a little reluctant to get these, but they turned out to be very fun to paint. (And by these I mean Tankor and Sunstreaker)
     
  15. lotussouljah

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    Looking good!! Comb blade as shield? Doi, why didn't I think of that?! Looks so much better, especially since it's a solid black!! Nice work dude!
     
  16. whiskeytango

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    The Octane I remember has alot more white, but still a cool repaint.
     
  17. Rhinox555

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    I have to disagree here.
     

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  18. fateastray

    fateastray AnakRepublikMalukuSelatan

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    I always thought G1 Octane, in the cartoon, could fit well with Motormaster, both in truck mode. The toy you posted seems a lot whiter than how he appeared in the cartoon.

    That aside, in the openingpost is explained why Octane doesn't quite look like his g1 predecessor. The resemblance to Motormaster is debatable, but not on topic.
     
  19. chlokai

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    have people seen the difference in classic astrotrain and henkei astrotrain, the the toy and cartoon astrotrain??????????

    Just wondering.
     
  20. encline

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    I am totally digging the colors!!!! They look great!!!!
     

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