Minor/Repaint: Weirdwolf

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  1. odeng

    odeng Member

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    Since i made repaint of ROTF Mindwipe in G1 color, I thought of making his partner, Weirdwolf---but instead of a wolf, in bike mode

    Paint didnt stay well on the rubber parts..it get sticky..how can i avoid this?
     

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  2. destrongerlupus

    destrongerlupus #MoreSawBoss

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    LOVE the concept, but those soft-rubber parts are always a pain to paint.

    D/L
     
  3. grayfox

    grayfox Well-Known Member

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    This looks NICE!!

    Not too sure what to do about the sticky paint on the rubber parts. I know that when I customized this figure, I simply died the rubber parts. but that's because I needed them to be darker than the original color. You can't dye parts down to a lighter color. You might want to try another type of paint. That could possibly solve your issue. I'm sure someone else on here can chime in and enlighten you (and me!)

    One thing about your work so far, get rid of the ram head and put a wolf one instead! It would be a great nod to the original character/toy :) 
     
  4. ssg4life

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    interesting
     
  5. grimlock_king25

    grimlock_king25 Hail to the king, baby

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    Pretty fitting actually. You should make the Ram head into a wolf head though.
     
  6. MrSoundmeister

    MrSoundmeister Bang,Bang Boom!

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    Yeah,and give him a BW Silverbolt-esque dogface,to add in the "Wierd" to it.
     
  7. crosscharge

    crosscharge Classics tinkerer

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    Im assuming you used enamal paints? They just wont dry on those soft rubber parts, but acrylics will. Hope that helps. Ive never experimented but Ive wondered if putting down a coat of clear coat (like futures ) would let you paint enamals over. no matter what happens It looks great and I love the idea, sure hope you can find a wolf head to replace the current cause that would just be the icing on this cake!
     
  8. tabtiurf

    tabtiurf Chimeracon

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    Nice! I especially like the tail in bike mode. He could maybe use a new head though. Either in robot mode or an actual wolf's head for the bike mode. There's got to be some cheap plastic wolves out there you can decapitate! :D 

    When I did Flamewar I didn't have trouble with the paint on the fingers. I was using liquitex glossies with a protective coat of future polish.
     
  9. cheetor71

    cheetor71 Autobot

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    If you use enamels for your primary colors. Give the soft rubber parts a coat or two with a neutral color acrylic as a base coat and you won't have sticky plastic. The enamel will never dry properly.
     
  10. deliciouspeter

    deliciouspeter Back in Black TFW2005 Supporter

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    Neat idea...I also agree that a base coat of acrylic will help keep the rubber from getting tacky with enamels.

    A wolf head on the front of he bike would really be great.
     
  11. 'purple-bot'

    'purple-bot' Well-Known Member

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    brush on a thin layer of super glue, let dry, then paint over the dried glue, paint will dry without getting sticky
     
  12. grayfox

    grayfox Well-Known Member

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    Good idea, but I would imagine the rubber parts become stiff and you won't be able to bend them anymore.
     
  13. odeng

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    thnks guys for the comment..surely i will search for the wolf head


    thnks for the tips..never heard that one.. the rubber will not melt??
     

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