Minor/Repaint: Drift

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by harrismonkey, Jun 7, 2014.

  1. harrismonkey

    harrismonkey Well-Known Member

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    Drift is finished. (I think)

    There are no car pictures, because none of the work I've done effects the car at all (and I may or may not transform him). I may take another pass at the swords. I did them that way to match the style of the face, but they look a little sloppy to me. (or I may get used to it and never think about it again)

    I like him, although this is easily the worst done mold of the AOE figures I have so far. But what's not to like about a Samauri autobot. :D 

    Enjoy!
     

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  2. Purple Heart

    Purple Heart Some other time..

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    Nice!
     
  3. Killer Life

    Killer Life Well-Known Member

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    Not bad.
     
  4. wwoptimusprime

    wwoptimusprime Till all are one

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    Where are you pegging the long swords in at? It looks much better then stock.
     
  5. char_leigh

    char_leigh Well-Known Member

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    That looks awesome! That should have been how the toy looked like in the first place. Great job!
     
  6. Barricade24

    Barricade24 The Decepticop

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    Dat Bee...
     
  7. cnomis

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    good try, but he really needs a new head~~still a ugly face
     
  8. Armentitron

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    You just sold two molds to me. Not literally, though.
     
  9. Cheetimus Prime

    Cheetimus Prime Lost Spark

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    All my jelly!
     
  10. throttle

    throttle Well-Known Member

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    nice work so far
     
  11. Novaburnhilde

    Novaburnhilde Sheepy sheepy sheepy

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    Very nice work.
     
  12. harrismonkey

    harrismonkey Well-Known Member

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    Thank you!
     
  13. harrismonkey

    harrismonkey Well-Known Member

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    I can take pictures if you'd like when I finish and photograph him. (I'm actually pretty close now)

    But it's simple and also stock. There are two diagonal slots in the sword blade. On the lower right and left corners of the panel the short swords plug into there are tabs that plug into the slots.
     
  14. harrismonkey

    harrismonkey Well-Known Member

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    If you didn't see it, I did a whole gallery on him when I finished him.

    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/982956-wip-high-octane-bb.html

    It's funny. I'm very happy with how Drift is coming together. But with BB and Galvatron it was shocking to discover that there were actually really nice toys/molds hidden inside horrendous deco/plastic choices. Bee especially is fantastic except that these guys are just too small.

    Drift is a so so mold. It's a very intriguing idea for a character, so I have to love it for that. But with him the paint is hiding the mold's shortcomings.
     
  15. harrismonkey

    harrismonkey Well-Known Member

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    :confused2 




    I'm going to take that as a compliment.

    Any compliment from you is an honor. Thank you!
     
  16. CodeXCDM

    CodeXCDM Well-Known Member

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    Another example as to how the lack of paint apps really hurts the new AoE toyline... Thought Drift wasn't bad by any means... but man... quite the amount of detail that is also lost on that figure too.

    Nice work.
     
  17. Cheetimus Prime

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    I'm planning my Drift repaint and your work will be an influence so thanks for that :) 
     
  18. wwoptimusprime

    wwoptimusprime Till all are one

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    Na, that's ok. I found them now. I can't believe I over looked those, lol. :) 
     
  19. harrismonkey

    harrismonkey Well-Known Member

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    That will make for a very strange paradox when I'm looking at yours later and thinking I should have held off on doing my own to buy yours...

    (I've been wasting all sorts of time to paint this guy where I really should be doing other stuff- and yours are always better)

    BTW, I'll probably have my finished one up to see tomorrow. I think I've got about two more paint sessions to finish mine, then I'll knock out the finished pictures of him, Galvatron and Battle Blades BB all at once and post them. You Galvatron was certainly an influence on what I had planned to do with mine- although it ended up going somewhere a bit different.

    I'm honored. :) 
     
  20. Cheetimus Prime

    Cheetimus Prime Lost Spark

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    The honor is all mine. I'm just a dude doing what he loves. Having fans is still kinda mind blowing to me but you guys sure know how to make me smile.