Minor/Repaint: Is that you Lazerback?!

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by DoodleBrandon, May 1, 2014.

  1. DoodleBrandon

    DoodleBrandon Well-Known Member

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    Like many others, I was not a fan of Lazerback. I only wound up with him because he was part of a two pack with Smokescreen. But after living in my trunk for a couple months I realized he would be a perfect subject to experiment on, since I haven't done many customs yet and need to practice my skills. And of course now he's grown on me but I don't know what to do with him because I really didn't want to collect any of the dragons.
    This is my first full repaint. I've seen guys use clear colors (I didn't even know that was a thing!) over silver for a shiny metallic look so that was the first thing I wanted to try. The hardest part was coming up with a color scheme (especially the robot head; it took me forever to decide how to paint it! My 7 year olds helped decide), which I think I'm pleased with. After completely painting him in silver, I got some Testors Clear Blue, mixed in a little yellow to make teal and sprayed it over the silver in 4 or so thin coats. Next I used Clear Red, mixed a tad bit of blue to darken it up and hand brushed those parts. That was a super pain. Very hard not to leave brush strokes, it was so thin. After the yellow accents I coated him in a couple layers of floor wax, did a little bit of sand paper on the edges to show the silver underneath, some dry brushing, a little bit of washing (very little bit) and added a couple more layers of wax.
    He's not perfect but I'm pretty happy with how he turned out. Thanks for looking and please let me know what you think!
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  2. spawnofunicron

    spawnofunicron Well-Known Member

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    Looks really nice dude.
     
  3. DoodleBrandon

    DoodleBrandon Well-Known Member

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    Thanks!
     
  4. Fallout

    Fallout Well-Known Member

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    reminds me of breakdown... but he's broken.. and built back into lazerback's body.

    let's call him Brokeback!
     
  5. taddghostal

    taddghostal Well-Known Member

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    He's all Iron Patrioty! I like!
     
  6. Magnus1701

    Magnus1701 Just a Bot Below a Prime.

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    Damn I woulda bought him if he had THIS paint job!
     
  7. cliffjumperftw1

    cliffjumperftw1 I have no idea what I'm doing.

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    Considering what my friend told me "Brokeback Mountain" was we really shouldn't... Don't question it, don't search it, just trust me... :l. ANYWAYS, very nice looking custom man! I like!
     
  8. Jus09

    Jus09 Well-Known Member

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    Nice. I really like this repaint. It's very vibrant and distinct.
     
  9. SG hailstorm

    SG hailstorm JaAm aficionado

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    thats pretty great, add alittle gold and lime green and it evokes TM rhinox fox kids version
     
  10. KnightStrike

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    Nice work! Those colors really look great on him!
     
  11. cadenheadr04

    cadenheadr04 Well-Known Member

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    ^ This... A thousand times this...
     
  12. Flexx Ark

    Flexx Ark Original Cyberverse - Yes! New - Meh......

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    Great job! If this is your early work, you're only going to get better.
     
  13. prime326

    prime326 Autobot Leader

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    great job
     
  14. gargunkle

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    That's a pretty decent job. Sorry to hear about you having to live in your car trunk though, that sounds like no fun.
     
  15. deliciouspeter

    deliciouspeter Back in Black TFW2005 Supporter

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    Great colors. Nice work.
     
  16. grunge

    grunge The TANK

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    excellence.

    its almost as if skylynx bottom half went independent. how about we call him ... landsparrow!
     
  17. Algernon

    Algernon Radicon Acolyte

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    Love those colors, great job.
     
  18. cheetor71

    cheetor71 Autobot

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    Nice job.
     
  19. DoodleBrandon

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    Thanks for all the kind words! And name suggestions! Maybe I should have clarified though, the figure lived in my trunk, not me.
     
  20. hellbred

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    nice work