Minor/Repaint: AOE Crosshairs (featuring Nonnef's Crosshairs Gun)

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  1. Mr. Chaos

    Mr. Chaos Head of Illuminati Chapter 517

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    So, once I got Crosshairs I realized that he was a customizer's dream as he has a ton of different areas to paint and detail up. I am not sure if I am quite done yet but here is where I am at.

    Changes/Upgrades:

    -Using Nonnef's Crosshairs gun to give him two weapons
    -Painted the goggles to match the box design
    -Shoulders painted silver
    -Red lines on torso like on the Takara version
    -Arms painted black, with silver and red detailing to replica his gauges
    -Taillights painted
    -Hood ornament painted
    -Plastic under headlights painted to make them more visible
    -Exhausts painted.
     

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  2. Bumblebee bug 1

    Bumblebee bug 1 Sarcasticon

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    Wow, that makes a big difference!
     
  3. starscream 55

    starscream 55 Well-Known Member

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    I'm surprised that there was no head-swapping going on but I'm impressed on the goggles and the torso, the headlamps were also a nice touch.
     
  4. Barricade24

    Barricade24 The Decepticop

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    Looks awesome!
     
  5. wrecker11

    wrecker11 Wrecker

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    I like the detail you've added especially since nowadays it seems like Hasbro puts literally one or two colors on the toys and no detail whatsoever. Nice work!
     
  6. User_136440

    User_136440 Well-Known Member

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    It's a shame that it needs someone to customise a figure nowadays for what should be a basic standard of detail on one.

    Good job though :) 
     
  7. phantro

    phantro Well-Known Member

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    This looks great
    I really like this mold after what I have seen some artists do to mod it.
    It has potential, just needs some love.

    You did a great job with him :) 
    Keep rocking!
     
  8. nonnef

    nonnef Deceptibot

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    This might be the figure that I have to teach myself how to paint on. You made him look too tempting to not try. =)
     
  9. Mr. Chaos

    Mr. Chaos Head of Illuminati Chapter 517

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    I have definitely developed a love for him because I got to do so much customizing on him. Its amazing how he goes from 'meh' to 'WOW!' when you begin to do paint apps on him.

    I will say that less is more, though. Stick with what looks natural and avoid too many colors. I tried to only do reds and blacks with just blue and silver for very minor things. I've ruined a few figures because I went too wild with different colors and it became a mess (that's why I currently have one Movie 1 Arcee on display and my first sits sadly in my extra box)