Minor/Repaint: Universe Powerglide

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  1. Vengecore

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    Hello, Its been awhile since I have posted a new custom. I have been working on lots of stuff doing at least a custom or two a week. I'll start my upcoming string of Radicon posts with Universe Powerglide. He started off as a Target Clearance Stormcloud (Purple translucents) but I needed a Powerglide since I missed the Universe release. I wanted to Go with a realistic A-10 as the base. I don't know about anyone else but I have never seen a maroon A-10 warthog or thunderbolt.

    I started by masking the translucent parts and giving a flat black primer coat. next for the Aircraft parts I dry brushed on some Aircraft gray so I could preserve the rivet holes and panel lines. But wait, Powerglide is a maroon color and its his signature color. To get him to resemble his G-1 likeness I painted his robot parts a custom dark red. Next I did t some detail work and glued some painted GI JOE CLAW missiles to his forearms/landing gear. If I had 2 more I'd ad them to. The final touch was getting my wife to add the Autobot reprolabels to the rear stabilizers. And there he is, G-1 inspired, Real-life resembling Universe Powerglide.

    I have thought about getting an A-10 model for the decals but I haven't brought myself to do it. I think 1:72 or 1:64 would be the closest scales.

    Enjoy and Comment.
     

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  2. Hooper_X

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    That colorscheme works really really well. It's still Powerglide, but looks like an actual military plane. Nice job.
     
  3. Satomiblood

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    Nice colors.
     
  4. Boggs6ft7

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    That is cool, I like the dual color scheme you pulled off, makes him still look like Powerglide.

    You should take more pictures and submit it to the gallery.
     
  5. Vengecore

    Vengecore decepti-jerk

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    Thanks for the comments and compliments! I plan on taking more pics of all my customs once we move in to our new house. I don't really have the best lighting at the moment so I had to shoot outside.

    How do I submit to the Gallery?
     
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    Wow, this is sick! Great color there.
     
  7. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    This works out very well! Nice job.
     
  8. deliciouspeter

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    Love it. My only tiny crit is that the purple is out of place. I think it would look awesome with a gloss black canopy. Whatever though, great job.
     
  9. Vengecore

    Vengecore decepti-jerk

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    I agree, but I couldn't give up the blinky LED in the cockpit. Maybe I should get some Tamiya clear smoke acrylic next time I go to HobbytownUSA.
     
  10. MacrossFA19

    MacrossFA19 That son of a bitch!!!

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    That choice of colors works great. I'd definatly of bought that had hasbro released it. (Looks like you have a few tiny touch ups to make)

    Great job!

    Mac
     
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    Nice paint !
     
  13. deliciouspeter

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    Ha. I'm the same way. I can't bring myself to paint over the pretty clear plastic. I even repainted this guy myself and left it. Such a hypocrite!
    [​IMG]

    But seeing your work really inspires me to complete it. Great job.
     
  14. spoonman

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    I like how you worked that out. Has a movie/real life feel to it, yet retains a classics/G1 tone. Very nice!
     
  15. Vengecore

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    Thanks! Will do once I get more pics up.

    Hey yours looks good, finish him up and post it!

    Thanks, I always seem to find myself leaning towards a grittier, real life look with my work. I guess the '07 film has inspired me in that respect.
     
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    :thumb  Nice!!!
     
  17. mattarmstrong

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    super cool I love the paint apps lookis like a real A-10 and cho ching cha its powerglide
     
  18. kaotic504

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    i love it, lots of detail in the paint work. great job!
     
  19. Dormamu

    Dormamu I am Broot.

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    Really excellent use of drybrush and more realistic shades.
     
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    Great color combo! You have successfully pulled off a convincing "real world" jet mode and retained the dark red of 'ol Powerglide we all know and love!! Pure win!! :thumbs2: 
     

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