Minor/Repaint: Universe Sideswipe (redux)

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  1. shadowfall1976

    shadowfall1976 The Alpha and the Optimus

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    actually a combo of repaint & reworking....

    I drybrushed all the Robot's parts.....
    after painting all black (and what would be red, silver over the black),
    I redid the white and red parts in their colors and the black parts were
    drybrushed lightly with silver.

    the Cannon & firing Missle is reworked from parts from a failed attempt at
    my first Skywarp (Fusion paint sucks A$$ by the way) and a Bic pen tip....
    the peg that fits in his shoulder hole is actually a section from Starscreams
    missle shaft.

    -----(BASH TIP)-----
    the thinnest part of the missle is a perfect fit for
    Streaker / Swipes shoulder hole....


    G2 homage... sort of....
    I then decided I wanted a way to attach his Cannon to his Car mode,
    so I took Sunstreakers (I gave Streaker Swipes turbo intake) engine intake
    removed the cowls, drilled a peg hole and drybrushed it silver over flat black.
     

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  2. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Very cool! Both figures look very good. I am almost tempted to paint mine.
     
  3. TonyzCustomz

    TonyzCustomz Am I doin it rite? TFW2005 Supporter

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    :lolol  You mean I'm not the only one that doesn't like it?

    Cool Cannon and great placing is car mode.:thumbs2: 
     
  4. gericault

    gericault Well-Known Member

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    Love the work! And the weapons make it awsome!
    I'm curious, though..what is it about Fusion you don't like? I've used it a couple of times so far and it's been great. Wish they had more colours, but apart from that...
     
  5. shadowfall1976

    shadowfall1976 The Alpha and the Optimus

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    for one thing it goes on too thick, and for another no matter how you prep
    the surface it always chips off, regular krylon satin finish paint works better
    to me, and way better than that is Tamiya paints for plastic, it does not flake,
    chip or anything, I used it for my Thundercracker.... if you want to see it
    use the link in my sig...

    otherwise thanks for the compliments, i'm glad you all like my work.
     

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