Minor/Repaint: classics starscream "real life" paintjob

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by chrisM, Oct 13, 2013.

  1. chrisM

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    i wanted to do something with this mold for a long time but i also wanted to try something different from all the thundercrackers,skywarps, cartoon accuracy or other seeker characters...so i thought what would G1 starscream look like if his jet mode had a more realistic paintjob.... I took him completely apart and did all the necessary prep work, then spray painted with two shades of grey and added some white and red details.I also added some red and blue on his robot mode to keep the character recognisable...the stickers are custom made water slide decals...i havent yet decited what to do with his guns (repaint the original mold or create new ones) but anyway there he is, i hope you like him...
     

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  2. Screamingjet

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    A very clean paint job. I like the con decals on the shoulders :) 

    As far as weapons go, I'd personally lean towards the more classic style guns. Too many more changes might leave the bot looking awesome, but unrecognisable as to who its ment to be.

    If your looking to get rid of the bulky spring loaded ones, theres some very nice classic looking guns on shapeways designed by treadshotA1 that worked a treat for my coneheads.

    Overall dude, awesome work :) 
     
  3. ServO

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    What a great paint job! I love the realistic look.
    If you wanted something a bit R/L for his weapons, you could use a couple of 1/72 AIM-20 AMRAAM's, or for a little more girth, a set of AGM-88's (HARM). The Harpoon missile is also another beefy weapon, but might look too big for Starscream, and I'm not sure if the F-15 ever carried it.
    Great looking custom!
     
  4. autobot prowl

    autobot prowl Well-Known Member

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    Looks great! What kind of paints did you use for the grey?
     
  5. deliciouspeter

    deliciouspeter Back in Black TFW2005 Supporter

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    Nice work. I really dig realistic paint jobs.
     
  6. plowking

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    That's awesome...a repaint I'd buy if I saw it for sale.

    As for weapons, I'd continue the realistic theme you got going now....it'll look great IMO.
     
  7. Raiju

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    I like this a lot! Gives a Leader-1 vibe in alt mode. Great paint job!
     
  8. theosteve

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    Very nice job. I think it works well. I'm planning on doing something similar to some of the more ridiculously colored military vehicles (particularly Cybertron Defense Hot Shot).
     
  9. Alloy Alchemist

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    Looks factory fresh , good job .
     
  10. knoted

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    Awesome work !

    This has a sort of Gobot vibe to it...and I mean that in a sincerely positive way.
     
  11. Christopher-2

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    Use revenge of the fallen Dirge's bombs. They would look just like fuel tanks in alt mode. Magnificent paint job!
     
  12. Superquad7

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    I can PM you my address. I really like this.
     
  13. Zula

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    Wow.
    Reminds me of Super GoBot Leader1 in alt mode. (That's a good thing)

    It's the best looking Classics Starcreem mode I've ever seen.
     
  14. cuters

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    Looks good thumbs up.
     
  15. SonOfNemesis

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    Very nice for sure but no Starscream vibe IMO. Still very nice
     
  16. KnightStrike

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    Absolutely fantastic!
     
  17. kalron

    kalron Technician/Sculptor

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    I actually like how clean and subtle the paint apps are on this one.

    I so wish we could get a movie that was subtle in design...
     
  18. Jerrymiru

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    Super clean and super AWESOME!!

    Really love the decal work too. Like that you used both the faction and earth ones there.
     
  19. SG hailstorm

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    hmm, the removal of that chest piece in the center makes him look more tride n true G1and the paint gives a mix of movie n masterpiece, beautiful
     
  20. Murasame

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    Nice, I like how the accents reference the original paintjob Starscream usually has while largely this paintjob reflects a real life paintjob. Good work!