Minor/Repaint: DMK-01 Optimus Prime WIP (My First Custom)

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by PixelMagic, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. AndyHibbsCustom

    AndyHibbsCustom Well-Known Member

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    looks great ! so you made some water slide decals then?
     
  2. PixelMagic

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    Yes. However, I decanted them so that I could spray them through my airbrush.


    Actually, the DMK kit comes with water slide decals.
     
  3. AndyHibbsCustom

    AndyHibbsCustom Well-Known Member

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    How do you decant them? never seen this process before. I've ordered a dmk prime and I want to do a similar paint job on mine any help would be great as yours is looking awsome already!
     
  4. PixelMagic

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    Usually, I just take a straw, cut it short and put it over the can nozzle. I secure it to the nozzle with sticky tac or other type adhesive putty. Note that you can fully remove the nozzle from the can by pulling on it, and it makes applying the putty much easier. Then just put the nozzle back on the can, with attached straw, and spray into another container.

    Please note that the propellant gasses will need some time to vent off. You cannot touch the container yourself while spraying, because even the heat of your body could cause it to boil over.

    Read this article for more information....

    TamiyaUSA.com - Decanting Tamiya Spray

    It's basically what I do, except I use a straw and sticky tac.
     
  5. AndyHibbsCustom

    AndyHibbsCustom Well-Known Member

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    ok thanks alot look foward to seeing more of this project!!
     
  6. RedHeadKevin

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    Hang on, the flames are decals? I thought this was pre-painted, with the flames already done?
     
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    Argh... For some reason, I can't see the pics! Help?
     
  8. PixelMagic

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    I stripped all the pre-painted parts down to bare plastic and re-painted. Then added decals on top.
     
  9. RedHeadKevin

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    Yeah, but the kit comes with flame decals?
     
  10. yongkykun

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    Never mind, it's working now. Apparently had a problem with my connection.

    PixelMagic, that is awesome mate! A bit of suggestion, the gold bits that you've painted, maybe try and give it slightly different hue on the inner parts and silver on its knobs (not Brit slang).

    I guess a pic would be better to explain what I mean:

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  11. PixelMagic

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    I did indeed plan on adding silver to the knobs. I'm hoping to do the slightly different hue with a drybrushing of very thinned silver.
     
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    Awesome man! Could you post pics of your progress, like, every step of the way?
     
  13. PixelMagic

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    Alright, a little update for you guys. I finally got around to weathering the skeleton. I have also painted almost ALL of the car/truck parts, I just don't have pictures of them yet. On the backside you can see two blue truck pieces. I'm almost done with this bad boy!

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    Great job on the weathering, I hope you just highlight some more of the details on the figure.
     
  15. PixelMagic

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    Could you please elaborate? Do you mean highlight some more of the golden pieces? There are a few more gold bits here and there, but overall, his skeleton is surprisingly devoid of color, mostly. This is the image I'm using as reference. It's a high res render of ILM's Prime.

    http://images.wikia.com/transformers/images/a/a5/MovieOptimusPrime_promorender3.jpg
     
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    Sorry, should have been more specific. I meant that there is so much detail on the figure, you should add red, blue, gold, etc to the skeleton. I'm currently working on mine as well and I added quite a bit of coloring to the figure from accurate references and personal taste. I only wish I had a better camera to show you.
     
  17. PixelMagic

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    Small update on the head. Wanted the helmet to be ultra glossy like car paint. It looks much better in person than in this photo, however.

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    Keep it up Bro.
     
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    Awesome, how did you do the weathering on the skeleton?
     
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    slowly but surely! :D 
    looking good!