Minor/Repaint: (Metallic) Green Around The Gills: TR Tidal Wave

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  1. Seeaich

    Seeaich Inaction Master

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    Despite intending to part ways with him to help recoup on completing the Clones in my preferred deco and getting a Metalhawk, I was totally won over by Tidal Wave in-hand but I felt he needed just a little something else to make his deco pop a bit more, and then my eyes turned to the metallc green I'd gotten in preparation for converting a Nitro Zeus to properly embody Thunderwing and...

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    Yup, that'll do it!

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  2. King Glurch

    King Glurch Guess that makes it “Queen Glurch” now. Hmm.

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    Wow. That’s nice. The metallic green makes a world of a difference.
     
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  3. grimlockprime

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    looks good,though i wish i had been able to get this guy.i had wanted to do him in his armada toy colors
     
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  4. grimtnt

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    Wow, it's amazing how much this improves the figure,
    The first time I saw tidal wave as a kid it was the toy so when I think of the character I always think of that Colour scheme, and I think you captured a nice mix between that and the animation,


    Are you thinking about making the head green too??
     
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  5. stprime

    stprime THE Prime that the Matrix refused.

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    Sweet. Put Thunderwing's head on him!
     
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  6. Seeaich

    Seeaich Inaction Master

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    I'm happy with the Deep Purple (and not just to pun on the band name). For my aesthetic I'm not keen on a shiny helmet, and I think adding another flat green would be too much variegation (at least to my eyes).

    Naw, he's going on a Nitro Zeus due similar treatment but also additional metallic blue. ;) 
     
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  7. warhawk

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    Looks good! Makes me regret missing this set even more.
     
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    Which brand of paint and color did you use for the metallic green? It look really nice on there!
     
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    Nice idea and execution! The green adds way more than one would think to the character.
     
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  10. AutobotAvalanche

    AutobotAvalanche Number One in Boogieland Moderator

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    I'm smitten with that shoulder cannon.
     
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    Nice, show off his alt mode
     
  12. Seeaich

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    It's Mr. Hobby Aqueous Hobby Color Metallic Green.

    I totally covered my Broadside's blaster in grey apart from the pegs but thought I'd maintain some lightpiping to differ Tidal Wave's, that the end result looks so swordfish-faced is a happy accident. I totally didn't see it until I'd got the first coat of paint on!
     
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    What figure are the weapons from?
     
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    The axes are from the upscaled-from-legion/legend scale TF Beast Hunters Deluxe Smokescreen.
     
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  15. AlanGarou

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    Thanks. I keep forgetting about those figures.
     
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    As requested:
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    Whilst they're fine in boat mode, sadly there's no great place for the axes in Stratofortress (™ @Sol Fury, 2017 ) mode...
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    And finally there are many fanmodes like it but this one is mine!
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  18. Seeaich

    Seeaich Inaction Master

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    I don't claim to be the originator that's an amalgam of a couple of fanmodes I've seen with my own wee spin.
     
  19. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    That is a great alternate configuration on the vehicle mode! I'm trying that one for myself later :) 
     
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