Minor/Repaint: Universe Thundercracker

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  1. shadowfall1976

    shadowfall1976 The Alpha and the Optimus

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  2. frilly toothpick

    frilly toothpick Decepticrumb

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    sweet thundercracker, what kind of paint did you use?
     
  3. kingrich78

    kingrich78 Well-Known Member

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    Awsome paint job on your thundercracker. What kinds of paints and technique did you use. I tried to repaint an acid storm into a thundercracker and I wasnt happy with the way it turned out. But now that they re-released lighter colored starscream, I think I might to do it again.
     
  4. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Damn that looks nice. Are you going to paint Starscream too?
     
  5. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    I hope Hasbro makes Universe Skywarp and Thundercracker.
     
  6. shadowfall1976

    shadowfall1976 The Alpha and the Optimus

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    I used Starscream as a base for TC and Skywarp.

    I used Tamiya Color (for plastics) for the blue, and actually
    he looks more metallic in person than the pics.
    the paint adheres really good and goes on really thin, as far
    as not adding thickness to the figure, but it covers good.

    though over dark colors using a Tamiya silver or something
    for a base coat is recommended. the paint doesn't flake, chip
    or rub off even with transformation. way better than that crappy
    Fusion paint Krylon has, I ruined my first Skywarp using that crap.

    I taped off the stripes and symbols and used Testors acrylic silver
    on the chest & black for the "wheels" & housing, then added more
    blue for the accents on the waist.

    i'm not doing a Universe Starscream redo, I have an unopened Screamer
    and I made these two to accompany him. the only thing I would do
    to him anyway would be paint the forearm backs and missle launchers white
    and possibly a darker red for the chest.

    I do however have a Classics Starscream I am considering redoing, but he
    will have a different look than the Universe Seekers, maybe more realistic
    looking jet wise.
     
  7. kingrich78

    kingrich78 Well-Known Member

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    what shade of blue did you use?
     
  8. TCracker

    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

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    This looks tons better than the Henkei rubbish that we got
     
  9. shadowfall1976

    shadowfall1976 The Alpha and the Optimus

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    thanks TCracker...

    kingrich78....Tamiya Color, TS-54, Light Blue Metallic
     
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    kalron Technician/Sculptor

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    Very nice...I only hope to do as well (when ever that is).

    The close ups show of that metallic nicely.
     
  11. kingrich78

    kingrich78 Well-Known Member

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    did you use an airbrush or spray can?
     
  12. shadowfall1976

    shadowfall1976 The Alpha and the Optimus

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    spray can...
     
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    kingrich78 Well-Known Member

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    Sweet, Thanks for all your helpful info I'm very greatful. I hope mine will turne out just as good as yours.
     
  14. Nemesis Predaking

    Nemesis Predaking Offical Enforcer WTF@TFW Veteran

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    This reminds me, that I need to finish my seekers off.
    I hope mine come out as nice as yours, I hate painting the seeker molds.
     
  15. Rijie78

    Rijie78 Vinyl junkie.

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    Nice job, looks great.
     
  16. shadowfall1976

    shadowfall1976 The Alpha and the Optimus

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    Nice job!
     
  18. seali_me

    seali_me Buhawi Gabay-Tala

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    awesome paintjob! which (also) reminded i have two seekers awaiting the same repainting...
     

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