Minor/Repaint: War for Cybertron Goldbug

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  1. Ribieconvoy

    Ribieconvoy It's pronounced "ribby"

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    Hey all. I've been browsing this site for 3 years, and it just occurred to me yesterday that I wasn't a member, so I went ahead and joined. So to start off, I'd just like to post some pictures of a custom of mine. This all started off with me realizing how much the Cybertron Brakedown mold looked like Bumblebee. Two weeks later, I finished it.

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    This guy was my first custom. I started out with a base coat of flat black Krylon Fusion. After waiting a week for the paint to cure, I added details with Testors Turning Signal Amber Enamel paint, and dry brushed with aluminum, to make him look like he's been really beat up. Finally, I added those signature lights with Chrysler Engine Red. All in all I think it came out well, although I may have gone a little overboard with the dry brushing :eek:  . But anyways, He is Goldbug solely because Bumblebee has already been established in the WFC continuity, and he has no weapon because he serves as a scout. I altered the transformation a bit to give him a more mobile looking vehicle mode, because if you're a scout you certainly won't want to get stuck on a bump in Decepticon territory! Anyways, I have a video review on YouTube right here-
     

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  2. reptileman

    reptileman Well-Known Member

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    Good Job.You did a pretty cool thing with that dry brushing.
     
  3. Alloy Alchemist

    Alloy Alchemist Decepticon sympathizer

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    welcome aboard !! nice first post.
     
  4. onslaught314

    onslaught314 Saxobot

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    Love the idea! :thumbs2: 

    Welcome to the boards! :) 
     
  5. Anti-Venom

    Anti-Venom Well-Known Member

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    Welcome and Very good first custom!
     
  6. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Welcome to Radicons! :thumb 

    I think you chose a great piece to start off with. I certainly hope we see more and more from you :thumb 
     
  7. G60Force

    G60Force World Smallest Mini-Con

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    Aww shite.... that thing looks absolutely amazing... love the silver dry-brush scratches!!
     
  8. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    Welcome and thank you for sharing. Looks awesome
     
  9. deliciouspeter

    deliciouspeter Back in Black TFW2005 Supporter

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    Looks great. My only crit is I think it could use a little blue on the head.
     
  10. Ribieconvoy

    Ribieconvoy It's pronounced "ribby"

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    Thanks for all the comments guys! I do agree that he needs some blue on his head, but I just didn't want to give up that light piping, and didn't know how to dye it. In the end, I drybrushed over it to give it the appearance of blending in with the head, but not so much that it covered it up. But seriously thanks for all the welcomes and praise, I really didn't think he was that good!
     

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