Minor/Repaint: DOTM Deluxe Hot Rod/Rodimus

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by mazintotoro, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. mazintotoro

    mazintotoro Well-Known Member

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    I think everyone who picked up a DOTM Deluxe Sideswipe wanted to add some paint to it. The head crest and backpack reminded me of Hot Rod/Rodimus so I experimented with that idea. The hood emblem is from the reprolabels set for Classics Tracks. Paints were Testors Model Master Acryls (Insignia Red primarily, some Steel and Gold, some Insignia Gold, and a lightened up International Orange for some of the chest parts).
     

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  2. Gilgamesh

    Gilgamesh Mostly Harmless

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    Very smooth paintjob, congratulations! Never considered it before, but the mold really fits Roddy.
     
  3. Lazerwave

    Lazerwave My Most Prized Treasure

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    Well there was a rumour saying that Sideswipe was going to be called Hot Rod.
     
  4. cheetor71

    cheetor71 Autobot

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    Not bad. Nice job on this.
     
  5. Big Hache

    Big Hache EVIL! Pure and simple from the 8th Dimension!

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    Keen idea and nice execution!
     
  6. the_last_toltek

    the_last_toltek technobot

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    i like it, it kinda looks more appropriate than sideswipe.
     
  7. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    very cool.
     
  8. vidmouse

    vidmouse Well-Known Member

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    Neat! I like this mold too, more than most reviews I've read.
     
  9. Meggamus

    Meggamus I want FOC figures!!

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    Realy nice smooth painting , almost looks like the body work is moulded in red plastic :thumb 
    Shame that the spoiler doesn't come behind his head like big wings, but that is the transformations fault and not yours obviously :D 
     
  10. mazintotoro

    mazintotoro Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the feedback guys. I think the figure is a really nice mold and it is fun to play with. It is missing paint apps and the front hood piece which becomes part of the backpack likes to fall off.

    Meggamus, I just tried it out and if the hood part on the backpack is removed (again, its a very easy thing to do) then the spoiler can actually come up behind his head actually. That actually looks neat other than the spoiler looks like it is curving down behind his head. I guess modifying the spoiler might not be too difficult... crap... I was curious what this mold would look like in Shattered Glass Rodimus colors and I think I just got the inspiration to try it out for a future project.

    Anyway. I had intended the part of the backpack that swoops upwards to visually act in place of where the spoiler traditionally sits on Hot Rod/Rodimus' back in more traditional designs. I went with gold there thinking it could look a little Henkei-ish and I thought it fit dry brushing better than yellow would.
     
  11. rodimuspm

    rodimuspm Well-Known Member

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    Man this version of Rodimus is sweet.