Minor/Repaint: ColorFlash Hot Rod

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  1. DJsCustoms

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    Pretty simple paint tryout honestly. Grabbed a TR Hot Rod and split the headmaster into two parts: Exosuit Daniel and a HotRod head. Gave HotRod a twist-tie wire neck. The head is still removable, since I didn't want to worry about paint scrapping or damage, but you CAN transform it without removing the head(kind of a pain to angle).


    And the rest of the build was given a chrome basecoat and then I used "Colorflash" red paint on it, which is like old 90s "Holographic" image cards by the color changing depending on the angle you're looking at. This was...not nearly as dramatic as that though. But it does make a nice color overall.

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  2. JackKnife

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    I like the color on this, it really pops!

    I do have one suggestion (I hope this doesn't come across badly): the paint looks a slight bit lumpy. You could try using 1000 grit sanding film to wet-sand the paint, and then some steel wool (#0000 grade) to smooth that finish out a little bit. But I would try it on a small unnoticeable area first, in case the results don't go as well as we hope.
     
  3. Thatsjustkreo67

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    He looks so good! Nice custom.
     
  4. Venixion

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    I like him. That's a neat idea toi. Where did you find that stuff?
     
  5. Tranceblade

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    Lumpy paint means you could do well to thin your paints before using them
     
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  6. JomasterII

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    That paint is WAY too thick - it's covering all the moulded details. Please thin those paints, then you can get a great finish on it.
     
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  7. DJsCustoms

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    Very true, but little I could do.
    I've tried to thin colorflash paints in the past, but they're like pears. Either they're too thick or they don't stay on at all.
    The property that makes it have that whole "Color changing" aspect probably doesn't blend well either the creatix or testor thinners I use.

    I'll probably stick to using color flash only for very rare highlights, but I wanted to see it at least once on an entire figure.
     
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