Minor/Repaint: My first full-figure custom: Siege Megatron

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  1. Tprime

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    Some background: In the past I've just dabbled in painting little details on figures to add on extra details when I felt the factory paint apps were lacking. My confidence in painting skills was not very high, and not high enough to do a full figure. This is my first figure where I am attempting a full body repaint.

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    I've owned Siege Megatron for a while now and for the most part I thought I was very happy with the figure. Then they announced Netflix Megatron with the metallic paint and I thought "OMG That's so much better than the version I have, I have to have it!". Cut to a few months later, Walmart has delayed my Netflix Megatron order until June, leaving me restless at home in social isolation. I had some metallic spray paint lying around from a previous job (painted some UW Bruticus hands and feet) and decided I'd give it a go to try to create my own metallic Siege Megatron.

    Taking Siege Megatron apart is actually really easy to do and he comes apart at every available section for full separation.

    Things done:
    -spray painted all body panels silver

    -hand painted red:
    elbow joints all the way around
    entire ab sides from front to back
    shoulder pieces

    -hand painted black:
    triangular pieces on his feet
    little details on his shoulder

    -hand painted blue
    little dots in his abs

    -applied a long yellow sticker I had available to avoid hand painting his ab piece

    -tried to paint the red square on his ab, it turned out horribly so i cut a small red sticker and applied it instead

    -removed battle damage on bottom legs

    -applied Decepticon symbol reprolabel



    Hand painting the details was tough and there are areas where it is a little sloppy, but overall I am ecstatic about the way it turned out! I ended up canceling my Netflix Megatron order.

    Does he still function (transform)? Yes! Why am I not showing him in tank mode? Some of this paint is still fresh and drying from when I did touch-ups but I was anxious to share this on here so there are no pictures of tank mode.

    Appreciate any feedback, positive or negative. Just wanted to share this proud moment of mine.

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  2. Maximus Danz

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    Looks much better than the Netflix version.
     
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    That looks amazing!
     
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    this looks awesome, even better than the Netflix version!
     
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    This looks great! Congrats on overcoming your trepidation and seeing such success.

    Edit: What spray paint did you use for the silver? Do you plan to seal it once the paint cures?
     
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    Nicely done! Looks really clean. :thumb 

    You should definitely be proud of yourself for such good work.

    ~L~
     
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    Paintwork is clean as hell, great work. I think a clear coat would go a long way tho
     
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  8. Tprime

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    Thank you! This what was I used for the silver.

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    I am a beginner to this.. I was about to call it a day without a clear coat to seal it. Is there a brand or type that you guys recommend? I'll have to look for some next time I'm looking at spray paints. Thanks for the tip!
     
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    Damn, that looks great! Well done for your first time on a full figure.

    :thumbs2: 
     
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    If you hadn't said it, I could never tell this was your first custom. Awesome and very clean work!
     
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  11. DashCourageous

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    If only a fix for those feet. They look awful, but this a is good paint job.
     
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  12. Tprime

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    yeah out of the two feet, i did a really good job on his left foot and poor job on his right foot. I've been thinking about redoing it in the next week
     
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    Oh no, not you paint on them, I meant their design is awful.
     
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    Super nice for your first full-figure painting!
     
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    Looks excellent! God bless!
     
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    Really impressive work.
     
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    Wow. From one relative noob to another, that is jaw-dropping.

    So... shiny.
     
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    Nice Job, man. Patience is key with painting. Make sure the surface is clean and a prepped primer makes a good paintjob. Keep at it ;) 
     
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    wow great job! if u have mp36, try repaint him for your next project..
     
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    A fine job. The paint was done well. not so much as to soften the detail but just enough to cover the surface. That usually only comes with experience. well done!
     
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