Minor/Repaint: G1 Ruckus

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  1. Sureshot83

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    My first ever attempt at a custom. Here’s my attempt at a G1 Ruckus. Straight repaint with no modifications of a ROTF Dune Runner. Any feedback welcome.

    I’ve found the paint makes the ball joints really stiff and hard to get back in place. Is there any way to overcome this? 93850635-B740-4C73-860D-5BBFFFD5F61F.jpeg 169303F2-A6CB-4300-9F27-AF2FB481FF60.jpeg E7188BC1-3107-49B7-8A4D-B5F4B4D38A23.jpeg ADCF52B0-EC77-4544-AD6E-3E5D49B7D5DE.jpeg 83FD6AAC-7562-4D95-88DA-A9413E6725EC.jpeg BB509993-2233-482C-8BD2-4F49D5975677.jpeg
     
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  2. MagnusWave931

    MagnusWave931 Loving this Track right now

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    For a first attempt it came out quite decent. But here's a few tips in regards to some issues.

    First, don't paint the ball joints or posts that hold pieces together. If you do paint them, the joints become tighter and could lead to potential breakage. (Trust me I've made this mistake several times in the past.) If you need to paint the ball joints, sand them down so the paint could adhere to the plastic better. As for avoiding painting ball joints, mask them off with masking tape.

    Second, use a primer as the first base coat as it helps the paint adhere to the plastic better. If not, the paint will flake off.

    Besides these two things, for a first attempt it's quite a decent repaint. Hope this helps with future custom endeavor's.
     
  3. shiftypenguin

    shiftypenguin Fancy-Pantsless Dancer

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    Oh cool! That's an excellent use for that mold. Nice work!
     
  4. JomasterII

    JomasterII The Space Consultant from Jolo

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    Yeeeah, I echo Magnus' sentiments - don't paint the joints if you can avoid it.
     
  5. Lunatic Prime

    Lunatic Prime Former Prime and light piping fetishist

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    Very nice job there :thumb 
    The paintjob looks clean and smooth. Only the paint on the roof looks like it dried too fast. Where or under which conditions did you keep that part while drying?
    If you spray paint, just cover the ball joints with tape and/or cling film.
     
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    there's a way to fix the ball joint strength. don't paint on the ball joints in the first place.