Minor/Repaint: WFC Optimus Prime Battle Weathering

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  1. holocause

    holocause Active Member

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    Wanted to share my custom painted WFC OPrime. Hope you guys enjoy.

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    G60Force World Smallest Mini-Con

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    NICE 1... mind telling with tutorials for painting you like best, for the effects that is?

    I think it's better to re-size that THREAD image though ;) 
     
  3. holocause

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    I used acrylic paints for this project. They were "Gold" brand that i got from an art supply store that was a block from where i live, there arent any hobby shops near my location.

    Disassembling OP was easy enough. Everything was painted by brush. I was originally intending to paint the toy cleanly but the acrylic was a bit hard to work with in regards to very visible brush streaking. So i went for a weathered look to kinda disguise the brush strokes. Painted all the parts in their primary colors and then used a silver shade and applied the paint using the drybrush technique to achieve the weather look. It took about five days to complete the project.
     
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    G60Force World Smallest Mini-Con

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    ok ... sounds doable... could tell me a simple step by step procedure? thnx
     
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    Sure.

    Started by disassembling the limbs from the torso, pretty straightforward, just unscrew and pretty much falls apart without much struggle.

    Brush painting all the parts the appropriate color.

    The last step was to dry brush all the parts with a shade of silver. Basically, get your brush, dip it in silver and dab it into a paper or whatever disposable surface your using for your paints until there's just a thin film of paint left on the brush and then just go wild on the parts of optimus to get that 'scratched' effect.
     
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    DUDE serious that's just what I needed to know... will test in near future :D 
     
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    Looks good. Could use florescent paint for the glowing parts like in the game. Nice job
     

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