Heavy/Scratch: WFC Bumblebee Real Version

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  1. Kratos

    Kratos Active Member

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    Hi everyone. I'm new on this board and I'm glad to be able to present my work here A little intro on myself. I'm from Singapore and I'm used to be from the scale modeling scene building Gundams and Macross for collectors. But I'm always keen in customizing TFs and i hope you all will like my take on customizing and repainting Tfs. I have choosen the new Deluxe WFC Bumblebee for this project. Some changes added on like the paint chips from the battles and weathering as per how he looks like inside the game. The eyes are change to reflective colors so they reflected nicely when turning the head around. I use Gaia Paint Bright Yellow on the main armor parts. The internal skeleton I use Gaia Flat black and later detail them with Tamiya acrylics. All parts are taken parts and file down to the extend of won't affect the transformation process but after painted it cannot be consider a toy but a collector item. Pls take a look at my custom painted version and many thanks for viewing.

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  2. Valmont2636

    Valmont2636 Itteh Bitteh Death Kitteh

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    First off, welcome to the boards and secondly....that is a very EPIC custom you have there.
    Paint apps are on the money ^_^.
     
  3. Rhinox555

    Rhinox555 Insert clever joke here.

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    Not bad. Not bad at all. That's some very sweet chipped paint effect right there. It just feels like it would look even better combined with other battle-wear effects.
     
  4. Kratos

    Kratos Active Member

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    Many thanks for your kind words. And I'm glad to be here to share my work with you all. Will have this piece on Ebay soon.
     
  5. Valmont2636

    Valmont2636 Itteh Bitteh Death Kitteh

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    Lol, if I can get my hands on a little extra cash i'm gonna put in a bid.
     
  6. lotussouljah

    lotussouljah Well-Known Member

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    Yeah man, welcome to the boards! Your Bumblebee looks good with the chipped paint efftect, how did you do that?! For a better overall asthetically appealing look, I say battle worn and a darker yellow. But man, you impressed me with all those black blotches, that's just awesome!
     
  7. wildfly

    wildfly Lasers, 8 O'Clock, Day 1.

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    That's pretty cool.


    Odds of Hasbro selling toy looking like that = zero.
     
  8. closetrat

    closetrat Well-Known Member

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    Sweet introduction to the boards & a great custom to boot!

    Dig the paint apps you've got here & love the chipped paint - plus really like how this mold looks with a consistent yellow over the entire figure...
     
  9. Kratos

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    @lotussouljah

    The paint chips I have done it the way I did for armor vehicles. And it looks well on Bumblebee :) 

    @miscreant
    Yeah man, Hasbro won't be releasing something like that.

    @closetrat
    Many thanks for your kind comments man. I actually prime the parts then follow by airbrushing bright yellow on the parts in mist till all the yellow are consistent.
     
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    closetrat Well-Known Member

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    Just looked again - is there metallic flake in that paint on the 2nd to last pic or are my eyes playing tricks on me?
     
  11. Jericho

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    awe.some.
     
  12. kamtimus_prime

    kamtimus_prime Radicon Visionary

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    Welcome... Man I'm glad I remember to log on wow what a treat. This is some damn good work I look foward to seeing more from you.
     
  13. Bruticus82

    Bruticus82 Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the boards, very nice job on the paint.

    I hope that you find you're able to learn some techniques here, and share your knowledge with others as well.
     
  14. Hooper_X

    Hooper_X hi haters

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    That damage effect is really really nice. I'm also very impressed with the reflective look on the eyes and the handgun - is that some kind of foil?
     
  15. StuntPrime35

    StuntPrime35 Dreads for life

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    Welcome to the boards from the UK! Very very epic custom yo got here. Can't wait to see what you bring out next
     
  16. Kratos

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    Many thanks guys for all your kind words. Will produce more TFs soon :) .

    That is not foil but aurora stickers from some model kits leftover. I didn't wanna waste them and they look good on Bumblebee. Due to some scratch building projects. I have alot of spare parts and decals that I would like to put them on good use for TF repaints. Hopefully the next upcoming OP could utilize it :) 
     
  17. Hooper_X

    Hooper_X hi haters

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    Cool. I saw someone get similar effects a while back by using foil-backed origami paper (because it's really thin and really flexible) and basically a form of decoupage (thinned down glue) to keep it in place. It looked almost this good!
     
  18. SonOfNemesis

    SonOfNemesis Well-Known Member

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    I like the method of paint chipping, it looks like real chipping where the primer would show through. Awesome job!
     
  19. Tkemert20

    Tkemert20 「Dojyaaa~n」 TFW2005 Supporter

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    VERY cool custom, and welcome to the boards! But, I'm not sure if it's Heavy/Scratch...
     
  20. mampy

    mampy Movie-Accurate Mampy

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    Welcome to the boards! The custom is in a pretty unique style and works wonderfully on this piece. I would go with some light drybrushing on the robot parts to complete the look, but even without that this is one awesome custom! Can't wait to see your take on WFC OP. :) 
     

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