Minor/Repaint: Authentics SG Shockwave

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  1. NewtypeS3

    NewtypeS3 Well-Known Member

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    Another awesome Authentics release, another Shattered Glassing of the figure! Unlike my usual figures, we’re not looking at another Thundercracker. I swear. Instead, it’s the kindly Shockwave!

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    No spaceship mode, as he’s really prone to paint chipping. Especially on that head, made of soft rubber. I had also intended to paint his hose black, but it’s the same rubber and began to shed paint like a mad lad. Even after it was sealed with Mr. Topcoat (which I am now out of).

    However, I am rather proud as to how he came out. I’m fairly sure I could make a decent in-scale Starscream if they ever came out with one in this pseudo-Voyager-scale.

    With my other SG Authentics, Sir Soundwave.
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    And in front of Sir Soundwave and Siege SG Megatron.
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  2. Maximus Danz

    Maximus Danz Evil Warrior of Talking

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    Good Custom! The yellow really pops.
     
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  3. JomasterII

    JomasterII The Space Consultant from Jolo

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    If I had to make a suggestion, sanding the piece with a medium-grit (400 or so) sandpaper can really help with paint adhesion! I did that after the paint flaked off my Nightbeat's thighs and it's helped that stuff stay on through a transformation sequence.
     
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  4. Purple Heart

    Purple Heart Pure Passion

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    Absolutely beautiful work.
     
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  5. NewtypeS3

    NewtypeS3 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! The added texture likely helps, I’ll give that a shot next time.
     
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  6. JomasterII

    JomasterII The Space Consultant from Jolo

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    Best of luck to you, my man.
     
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  7. MusicMatrix

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    Awesome. On looking at the pictures, an option for the hose may be to wrap it in electrical tape. Or modify something from the dollar tree "electronics" section.
     
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  8. BattleGurijiba

    BattleGurijiba One Radical Dudicus

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    Nice!
     
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  9. Pteraxadon

    Pteraxadon RirFib supporting pterosaur

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  10. plowking

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

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    He looks good in yellow…good job on the painting too.
     
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