Minor/Repaint: Kabaya Kit Star Saber

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by Insecticon, Aug 1, 2010.

  1. Insecticon

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    This is my first custom that I'm posting here. I didn't like the stickers that came with the kits so I took my shot at painting him up.
    To me, a custom is really never complete, so I may update the photos if I do any touch ups and improvements. Right now, I'm not really satisfied with the paint job. I don't know if I will ever be satisfied since I'm still fairly new at painting action figures. I used Testors Acrylics and Citadel Black Ink, Gold, and Silver paint.
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    Here he is with an unpainted assembled kit.
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    Vehicle mode:
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    Saber:
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    Comparison with unpainted kit:
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  2. Deonasis

    Deonasis Well-Known Member

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    Wow. Your paint makes it five times better. I am looking at threads that prove there is enough detail in these moulds to make customising them worthwhile. This has done that.
     
  3. Treadshot A1

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    Panel lines arer way too thick. Too thick to even pass as cartoony. But aside from that, it's great. I suggest next time using a wash to panel line instead of whatever it was you used this time. However, don't give up, as this is very promising,
     
  4. Kryptokron

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    Pretty good for your first custom! Although, yes, the panel lines are tad thick. Overall, a definite improvement over the original. I bought all the Kabaya beetles a while back, might try painting those! BTW, your sig is hilarious!
     
  5. Tigertrack

    Tigertrack Back In The Game!

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    I consider the thick panel lines as having a weathered look! :D 
     
  6. SonOfNemesis

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    Nice! I am actually working on the Ultra Magnus version of the kit.
     
  7. Suntzu28

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    Theres something about Kabaya kits i really enjoy. They have charm :)  Nice touch up. Now get to work on a Headmaster Kabaya kit ;) 
     
  8. Ramrider

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    As has been said, the panel lining's a little thick, but hey, that's something that comes to you with practice. If you thin the paint down and run it into the cracks with a fine brush, you should get some pretty nice results. If it happens to run over, just wait for it to dry a little and polish off the excess with a bit of tissue.

    You've done a great job here. Your paint apps really make the figure pop. :) 
     
  9. Genticon

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    ooooh, very nice job!! Great work!!!
     
  10. Superquad7

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    First of all, welcome to Radicons! Thanks for sharing your work with us here!

    I think you've made a neat mold just pop. The panel lines are a bit on the thick side, but the size of the mold can play into that some plus it's an easy fix if you wanted to go back to it.

    I hope we see more from you :thumb