Minor/Repaint: Universe Sunstreaker

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  1. fateastray

    fateastray AnakRepublikMalukuSelatan

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    Universe Sunstreaker

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    Sunstreaker knows to his core of his spark that he is better than any other Autobot, and he makes sure everyone else knows it, too. His sociopathic tendencies, combined with his incredible vanity and arrogance, usually result in tension between himself and the other Autobots. He is generally unwilling to help those who are having trouble keeping up, and is quite audible when it comes to complaining about the shortcomings of everyone else. The only Autobot he truly gets along with is his twin brother, Sideswipe, and even that can seem strained at times.

    The main reason Optimus Prime keeps him around is most likely Sunstreaker's effectiveness in the battlefield. Ruthless and skilled in all forms of combat, there is not much Sunstreaker cannot handle. As a front-line warrior, Sunstreaker is a great asset for the Autobot army. If a rather scary one.

    Copied from: http://transformers.wikia.com/wiki/Sunstreaker_(G1)

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    "Watch the paintjob!"

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    Sunstreaker was painted with Humbrol Enamels: Gold, Aluminum, Coal Black and Copper.

    I used some Tamiya Clear Red for the red details and a little clear yellow for the engine and license-plate. I use clear blue for the windows, but it's hardly noticable, and the headlights.

    I did a small amount of custom striping this time around, I wanted to keep the figure as G1 accurate as possible, while still giving it a personal touch.
    Although Sunstreaker's Underpants-thing is yellow in the cartoon, I just thought it looked better in black.

    Everything was completed with two layers of Humbrol Varnish, to seal the figure and give it a nice glossy finish.

    Only thing I regret is how the hood shows some brush-strokes. Aside from that, I really, really like this figure. The metallic look makes it so unique and valuable.

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    C&C Very welcome
     

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  2. eisen

    eisen "CUT ME SOME SLACKS!"

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    looks nice! did you use clear yellow?
     
  3. fateastray

    fateastray AnakRepublikMalukuSelatan

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    No, not yet, anyway, I'm not sure if I want to, I have to run some tests to see how it would look. I'm getting attached to his current goldy look, so I might skip it entirely in the end.
     
  4. soymonk

    soymonk Mathematical!

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    That's pretty neat, I'm not used to seeing Sunstreaker with such a dark tone of yellow. Are you planning to do a custom Sideswipe to go with Sunny here?
     
  5. fateastray

    fateastray AnakRepublikMalukuSelatan

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    If I can find him! I got this and a Tankor, and they're the only Universe figures I've seen in a year! The Netherlands is HORRIBLE for finding these.
     
  6. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Looks good.
     
  7. Nemesis Predaking

    Nemesis Predaking Offical Enforcer WTF@TFW Veteran

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    Very nice.
    What did you use to get the 'Bot logo on the roof???
     
  8. fateastray

    fateastray AnakRepublikMalukuSelatan

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    Universe Sunstreaker.
     
  9. Autobot Burnout

    Autobot Burnout SANTARN IS COMING AGAIN TFW2005 Supporter

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    :lol  Yeah, the 'Bot logo is already on the roof on the unpainted toy. I got my personal Sunstreaker right next to me to prove it, too.
     
  10. Nemesis Predaking

    Nemesis Predaking Offical Enforcer WTF@TFW Veteran

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    Well I'll be damed. I honestly never noticed that before. :dunce 
     
  11. IF_IR_IE_IE_ID

    IF_IR_IE_IE_ID USAF Seeker

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    this would look better with a stomache *SMACK* damn i promised myself I would stop.

    But seriously it looks great, specially the metallic sheen u've produced here. cool
     
  12. fateastray

    fateastray AnakRepublikMalukuSelatan

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    @IF_IR.etc: You REALLY gotta explain the stomach fetisj of yours to me.
     
  13. IF_IR_IE_IE_ID

    IF_IR_IE_IE_ID USAF Seeker

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    hey YOU'RE the one drawing them! j/k. just joking about. Im a sane person lol
     
  14. fateastray

    fateastray AnakRepublikMalukuSelatan

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    First post updated with a robot-mode teaser. As you can see, I'm shooting for a G1-accurate Sunstreaker
     
  15. fateastray

    fateastray AnakRepublikMalukuSelatan

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    Project's finished, check the first post and don't be shy; leave a comment!
     
  16. lotussouljah

    lotussouljah Well-Known Member

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    Wow, i really love that gold copper tone. Yeah, too bad about the brushstrokes...Oh well, and now you know! At least you're trying, better than me with no such artistic coordination..... Other than that, it's sweet! Side door panels painted, nice touch!
     
  17. BruticusPrime

    BruticusPrime Well-Known Member

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    Not too long ago I did this 'Streaker's car mode entirely in that gold leaf stuff, he looked great! So I am totally feeling what you're doing here and I love him! Great job!
     
  18. xaviercal

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    that is really nice choice of color..:thumb 
     
  19. TCracker

    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

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    I love da gold :thumb 
     
  20. struecker85

    struecker85 Autobot

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    i like gold
     

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