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Quick fix for PRID Ratchet's lack of paint apps

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Old 03-24-2012, 09:30 PM   #1
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Quick fix for PRID Ratchet's lack of paint apps

OK, this isn't perfect and isn't likely a long term fix but I found something interesting and decided to try it. I couldn't get real good lighting so I'm sorry for the bad pic quality. The camera flash was too bright with the white on Ratchet so I had to turn off the flash. I can try to get better pics later.

Anyway, My boy got a Ratchet toy from the McDonalds happy meal and it came with a sticker sheet. He didn't want them applied to his McD's Ratchet and doesn't care much about the toy anyway. I noticed the stickers are pretty in scale with deluxe ratchet though. So, I cut them down a bit and applied the heartbeat line. After putting them on I took an exacto knife and carefully trimmed out the panel lines and here it is. Cons, it looks like a sticker, yes. But that's what Takara is doing anyway, right? Pros, it actually looks pretty good on there.

What do you guys think?
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Old 03-24-2012, 09:33 PM   #2
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Nice! I won't be able to do this thought, as I will be painting that portion of his arms orange for screen accuracy. Robot mode accuracy is more important to me for obvious reasons.


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Old 03-24-2012, 10:08 PM   #3
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Nice! I won't be able to do this thought, as I will be painting that portion of his arms orange for screen accuracy. Robot mode accuracy is more important to me for obvious reasons.
Yeah, understandable. I don't trust myself with paint on a hard to find fig that I can't replace very quick. lol
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Old 03-24-2012, 10:16 PM   #4
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Nice idea, dude! Looks a lot better than bare, unpainted plastic!

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Old 03-24-2012, 10:26 PM   #5
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Wow! I'm headed to McDonalds! Thanks!
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Old 03-24-2012, 11:27 PM   #7
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Glad, I could finally contribute something like this. No matter how minor. lol I will say, the pics aren't that good. It does look a lot better in person than in the pics.
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Old 03-24-2012, 11:43 PM   #8
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Easy as pie! Thanks again Hoosier!



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Old 03-24-2012, 11:44 PM   #9
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Awesome! Much better pics then mine. Those stickers work pretty good.
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Old 03-24-2012, 11:58 PM   #10
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Nice bit of MacGyvering there! Though I'm confident that Reprolabels will make a sticker sheet set for Ratchet sooner or later, this is nonetheless very neat! Good find!

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