Minor/Repaint: MP-17 Repaint - BLUSTEREAK - Blue Version

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by Mikesgtrs1, Oct 13, 2013.

  1. Hicks_Royel

    Hicks_Royel > Cat Flu

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    Excellent work.
     
  2. TigerBlade

    TigerBlade Prepare for extermination

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    Awesome. Just awesome. I echo the others that say he doesn't need a door badge tho but that's a minor point.
     
  3. ARAFAT209

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    it looks realy great , one question to airbrushed like that you took everything appart?
     
  4. Mikesgtrs1

    Mikesgtrs1 Active Member

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    Hi guys ,

    thanks for all the great feedback here

    he can be seperated at the waist.

    I took prowl apart nearly completely , his upper torso area is not able to be taken apart but you can take off the headlights and the arms and the doors. But be careful, the whole front bonnet area is very flimsy without the bumper on it , i almost snapped mine , so be careful!

    I discovered you cant take the head apart even though there is a screw behind its head . Because its screwed then connected and reinforced by the swivel pin . So i had to had paint that in metallic blue and not racing blue.

    The legs come apart easily , so it was no drama really . The whole job took two days of effort including breaks. The upper body was masked in this order.

    1) masked up the windows with tamiya masking tape then sprayed everything in TAMIYA metallic Silver .
    I use metallic silver a good base coat and you can apply masking tape without it peeling up the paint . I then masked the entire under robot body body

    2) I then sprayed the gloss aluminium ( 2x coats) - then waited a good two hours for it to dry , then masked it and sprayed Tamiya Racing Blue all over the body . I nearly used the whole can on the entire figure to ensure a good depth of blue was used.

    I think agree about the faction symbols. I just added them on because i thought he looked a little bland without something there but they are reprolables, so I will just peel them off . Im probably going to sell him on ebay if anyone is interested.
     
  5. Mikesgtrs1

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    forgot to mention I used methylated spirits to remove all of the factory paint off the main body because if you spray over the factory logos etc , they appear underneath the new paint . I also cut off at the join the strobe lights.
     
  6. tabtiurf

    tabtiurf Chimeracon

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    He looks really good. If Takara released a bluestreak with that yummy smooth metallic blue on him I'd eat it all up!

    How'd you resolve the light bar? Why's his head a slightly different blue than the rest of him? Did you have to brush-paint that part?
     
  7. indypwr888

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    hmmm, makes me wanna get another mp17. very good job! they should use this color scheme when bluestreak comes out !
     
  8. Mikesgtrs1

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    Hi dude thanks for appreciating my work cheers !!

    I bent backwards the light bar and sliced it off carefully and moved the pivot joint to the rounded side down, you dont even notice it was there. Yeah i had to hadn paint the head a different colour because racing blue doesnt come in bottles and is only a spray colour.sorry about the difference in colours. It was too awkward to maks the entire car just to spray the head .
     
  9. Killamarshan

    Killamarshan Iacon Tourist

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    This looks fantastic. The colour scheme works so well.

    Really hoping we get an official release.
     
  10. Peacefrog35

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    I want that.
     
  11. aledromo

    aledromo Decepticon at the Gate

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    Yeah, if you're putting this on eBay make sure you come back here with the link.
     
  12. Superquad7

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    That looks gorgeous mate!!
    Showroom finish!!
     
  14. OptimusTimelord

    OptimusTimelord Masterpiece Reanimator

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    Was just wondering if anyone had tried to repaint this mold yet, and here you are! Looks fantastic, really nice job :thumb  I think I prefer this to the stock colours.

    Now all we need is for TT to make it happen for real!
     
  15. JAF

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    You just made my night. This is perfection and it's so great to see this repaint done!
     
  16. Wikkid

    Wikkid Completely retired customizer

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    It's really nice to get a preview of what Diaclone colors look like on this guy. Nicely done.
     
  17. [Wing_Saber-X]

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    nice
     
  18. Wingnut

    Wingnut Stayin' Alive!

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    This is how I remember Bluestreak even though it's wrong. The wiring in my head must be off but this is nothing new. Love this paint job.