Minor/Repaint: Deluxe Metroplex via Airwave

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by TranslucentBag, Jan 12, 2021.

  1. TranslucentBag

    TranslucentBag Definitively "Graph Guy"

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    So when this guy’s CAD images were revealed I had thought that he’d make a neat looking deluxe-sized Metroplex. The boxy look, the bulky legs, the fact that he could transform into a close approximation of Metro’s rolling battle station mode all got me thinking. But then the figure itself dropped and my ideas were shattered. His pearly white was replaced by a dull gray and that blue just seemed over powering.
    Jump cut to Christmas clearance time and I found a $10 Airwave at Aldi. I thought, hey I’ve never really painted a figure before outside of a few touchups but something possessed me to give it a whirl.
    After 4 days work, 3 paint pens, a bottle of Testors thinner, multiple Sharpies, and what feels like 4 extra pounds of white paint, I don’t think he looks too bad, especially for my first almost complete repaint job.
    I still might do some touch up work and detailing but he’s basically done. :D 
     

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  2. Uniswipe1984

    Uniswipe1984 Well-Known Member

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    Super clever, and looks amazing! It could be a little drone for metroplex
     
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  3. autobot prowl

    autobot prowl Well-Known Member

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    Neat
     
  4. Purple Heart

    Purple Heart Pure Passion

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    “Miniplex.”
     
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  5. Vanya

    Vanya Active Member

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    Dang, that reminds me, I never went back to Aldi to check markdowns. Maybe I'll get lucky and there will still be one there.
     
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  6. shiftypenguin

    shiftypenguin Fancy-Pantsless Dancer

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    Oh wow! That's a really clever use for that mold. Excellent work!
     
  7. Lunatic Prime

    Lunatic Prime Former Prime

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    Looks great :thumb 
    Looking forward to see rolling battle station mode.
     
  8. deliciouspeter

    deliciouspeter Back in Black TFW2005 Supporter

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    Ah that’s great. Really great eye there.
     
  9. CodeXCDM

    CodeXCDM Well-Known Member

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    Microplex, or Miniplex. Take your pick. Hehe. Nice paint job. If Sky Lynx can get little bots redecoed to enhance his base... why not more bots for Metro, right?
     
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  10. ipmj2

    ipmj2 Well-Known Member

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    nicely done! This looks great! God bless!
     
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  11. VectorOracle

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    I deeply respect and like that you've gone to like 10 threads just to tell everyone how good their stuff looks. God bless you too!
     
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