Minor/Repaint: Generations Tailgate Minor Fixes

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  1. thebandwagon

    thebandwagon Well-Known Member

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    So as much as many reviewers find the Generations Tailgate figure to be lacking, I absolutely love this little guy, and felt that the paint didn't do him justice. The only true modding I may do to him is I may alter his head if I can find a viable way to give him full head movement without compromising the vehicle mode too much.

    In the way of paint though, I added a couple of things, namely a silver faceplate to break up the white, black grills on the front of the car, silver headlights, silver exhaust pipes, and a little bit of silver on his chest.

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    On a side note, as much as I can dig a little dude that turns in to a vehicle AND a weapon, that targetmaster (or maybe not, considering he turns into a giant claw) is kinda shoddy, nix that, really shoddy. The vehicle mode looks alright, the weapon mode is ok, kinda, and that robot mode needs a decent amount of paint apps to even look okay.

    Instead, I found an alternative, a fourth mode of a little dog bot with a giant maw:
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    Good doggie haha.
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    Once again, comments and suggestions are appreciated!
     

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  2. Death333

    Death333 aliases: Dx3, Dr. Whiffington, Hellscr333m

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    I feel like people give this toy an unfair shake. He's a really good basic Transformer that just happens to miss the mark because he doesn't quite look like his comic counterpart.

    That aside, he does need some paint and I like your direction. Those grills are a bit messy. If I may offer a tip - use an x-acto blade and lightly (I stress lightly) scrape away excess paint in smooth even swipe to clean up. This is an easy way to get straight lines or just fix small mistakes.
     
  3. thebandwagon

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    Thanks, that's a good idea, I will have to try that out tomorrow!
     
  4. jestermon

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    I love the claw to grab insecticons but if you do what you did with the minicon you can make it look like a weapon he's shooting.
     
  5. thebandwagon

    thebandwagon Well-Known Member

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    Half the time I just say screw it and use one of the other Legends targetmasters so that Groundpounder gets to just sit there in vehicle mode haha.
     
  6. Network

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    o_O  omg I do the EXACT same thing with Groundpounder! I love the details you added in, they really help sell it, especially the faceplate. I may have to try this :D 
     
  7. thebandwagon

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    Haha thanks, good to see I'm not too crazy! Nice sig btw :) 
     
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    Why thanks! Clean and simple without being too flashy.
     
  9. thebandwagon

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    Update!!!

    So I added a little bit of additional details to the figure to help break up the cloud of white further.

    To start, I painted the vents on the interior of his shoulder panels black.
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    Then I added some black and silver to the arm panels.
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    And finally some black and silver on his hip panels.
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    The silver on the arms and hip panels give his alt mode silver runners.
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    Thanks for looking!
     
  10. pumpkingonzo

    pumpkingonzo Stunticon lover!

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    Very nice!
     
  11. thebandwagon

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    Thanks man!
     
  12. Novaburnhilde

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    Awesome added details! :D 
     
  13. thebandwagon

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    Thank you! The figure really needed a little paint because the figure has so much detail lost in the white.