Minor/Repaint: AOE Slug

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  1. thebandwagon

    thebandwagon Well-Known Member

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    The first of the dinobots that I painted was this Slug figure. It was my least favorite of the dinobots that had been released in the first wave, so I thought I'd try my hand at a repaint, starting with him. Now that's not to say that he is a bad figure, it's just that I'm always a sucker for a Grimlock, and Scorn is a BA little dude. This is my interpretation of his character since we only had the packaging art to go on as of when I began painting, although all of the other figures followed the same painting setup in order to have a cohesive looking team.

    I base coated the figure with a matte black paint, then I sprayed a hammered metal effect silver paint over most of the pieces of the base coat. After that, I spent a while dry brushing and washing in various grays, black, rust, and browns over the silver, allowing some of the hammered metal effect to shine through in parts.

    I also left the head out of the hammered metal painting as I felt a matte black would help break up the figure a little bit, so I went over the mouth guard plate and the innermost panel of the head with some silver, and then I gave him a red visor. The swords were left matte as well then hand painted over the actual blade portion in the same silver as that on the head.

    Feel free to leave a comment or some suggestions as all constructive criticism is welcome.

    And on another note, not even a decent paint job can help that weapon storage look any less ridiculous.
     

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    the triceratop mode is fantastic
     
  3. thebandwagon

    thebandwagon Well-Known Member

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    Why thank you, I really like the mold, it was just too bad he was mass released in purple and red, albeit metallic looking purple and red, but purple and red nonetheless. I also forgot the group shots!
     

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