Minor/Repaint: w.i.p. ironhide

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  1. metal-lifter

    metal-lifter Decepticreep

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    So after stalking the radicon forum for years and drooling over the countless amount of awesome customs that have been created; I've finally took the plunge and busted my cherry on this DOTM cyberverse ratchet. I thought I would start out small with this mold and repaint it into ironhide. I've seen a bunch of threads where people have use paint markers; so I decided to go the same route. Instead of just straight up using the marker on the plastic, I created a puddle of paint and then dry brushed it on. I took my sweet time and put about 2 coats on so far. But as you can tell from the pics I still have to put a couple more on because the neon yellow is still showing up underneath the red. Also just so you know I will be breaking up the red with some white detailing, and painting the rims and lights. I have a couple of questions for you guys. For the clear coat whats the best one to choose? I was going to use some clear gloss enamel (spray paint) that I have. The next question is what do you guys think I should do with the head? Personally I can't stand it and to me it looks super fugly. It doesn't look like I can just take it off. So I was thinking I could take a another slightly bigger cyberverse head, hollow it out so that I could put it over the ratchet head like a helmet.
    C & C would be greatly welcomed and thanks for looking!
     

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  2. SG hailstorm

    SG hailstorm Thundercracker fanatic

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    This is sn excellent way to start off customizing mate, thanks for sharing! :thumb 
     
  3. DeXaPiTaToR

    DeXaPiTaToR Well-Known Member

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    is that not legends ratchet cuz that was the mold for the 1st and 2nd movie ratchet legends
     
  4. aledromo

    aledromo Decepticon at the Gate

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    Great work. Brushing on marker is the best. I might recommend adding a drop of water or Future (if they're acrylic paint markers) to thin it first. Reduces brushstrokes.
     
  5. metal-lifter

    metal-lifter Decepticreep

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    Thanks

    Its DOTM cyberverse/legends (whatever you want to call it) ratchet that I'm repainting into a ironhide


    Thanks for the advice; I'm going to try this out.
     
  6. trence5

    trence5 Well-Known Member

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    So how is your Ironhide progressing?
     
  7. cheetor71

    cheetor71 Autobot

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    Nice first custom. Are you trying to make this into a G1 Ironhide?
     
  8. metal-lifter

    metal-lifter Decepticreep

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    Sorry this got put on the back burner after I got back into school full time. I'm planning on get back to it this weekend.
     
  9. metal-lifter

    metal-lifter Decepticreep

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    Thanks! That was the direction I was going. Keeping faithfully to the G1 colors; as much as possible with a DOTM cyberverse figure.
     
  10. warhawk

    warhawk Well-Known Member

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    I like your progress thus far. As far as finishing, I prefer using testors dullcote. It gives a nice matt finish. I find glosscoting leaves the finished project sticky and prone to dust collection.
     

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