Masterpiece Cartoon-accurate Bluestreak

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Sam, Jul 7, 2014.

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How far to take the black stripe?

  1. Leave a silver gap!

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    45.5%
  2. Down to the bumper!

    6 vote(s)
    54.5%
  1. Sam

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    My Silverstreak finally arrived from Kapow today, so here we go!

    When I first saw in-hand photos of Silverstreak I instantly felt like I recognised Bluestreak at last. MP-18 looks fantastic, and I love how it looks in vehicle mode, but it didn't scream Bluestreak to me like Silverstreak does.

    Scrolling through photos on the net I figured out what I needed to do to make Silverstreak more cartoon accurate. So, swapped his upper arms and head with my old MP-18, and here's what we have so far:

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    Painting the black bonnet stripe is just around the corner, so the questions is:

    Go right to the edge of the bonnet, like so?

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    Or leave a little gap, as he is so often drawn:

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    Hence the poll. I'll probably only get round to painting this later this week, so let me know what you think.

    Here's a photo for people with photoshop skills to show me what they prefer:

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  2. Cheebs

    Cheebs Well-Known Member

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    Sweet Jeebus! At least pretend that you care about white balance. It's what separates us from the animals.

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  3. Sam

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    Sorry Cheebs! Was a quick snap from my phone (the only camera I have at the moment) + I don't know what white balance means :) 

    (was my Bluestreak a little too blue?)
     
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    I vote that you leave it as it is. The black hood ruins the vehicle mode, IMO.

    ...But if you must, paint the whole hood.
     
  5. Backpack

    Backpack G1 forever.

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    To the bumper. :D