Heavy/Scratch: Redwing, thanks to being hard to get, I made one.

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by imfallenangel, Jan 12, 2020.

  1. imfallenangel

    imfallenangel Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2015
    Posts:
    8,080
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Location:
    Ottawa, Canada
    Likes:
    +26,024
    As Red Wing never made it to Canada, and getting it was way overpriced form eBay and insanely priced (at 200$) off Amazon, while being impossible to get from Target without the Red Card thing, I found that the only option left to get one at a fair price, was to make one...

    So during a sale, I picked up a StarScream for 32$ (CAN) and went for it.

    I felt that trying to dismantle it was way too much efforts so I simply worked slowly, being very precise, over about a week's worth of a few hours a night.

    With a pallette of the basic red, black and silver, using Tamiya paint that aside the white being much thicker and difficult to work with, these colours were a delight. The paint being very liquid, very opaque, and that really stuck to the figure, I ended up finding this a very fun experience... a bit challenging in some moments, but the results are simply more than just amazing.

    Compared to the official version (OV), looking at a LOT of picture to try and replicate the patterns, I found that the red I used was richer, with none of the orange tint the OV has. Then choosing silver for the top shoulder/neck area also came out amazingly well and fix the colour scheme of the figure better.

    So after a week, I was done, and after I did a few transformations to ensure that it would work, the paint was fully dried, and the more I play and look at it, the more I'm happy with the result and actually glad that I didn't get the OV after all. (as I also don't like the smirk face that looks more like the figure had a stroke than anything else).

    DSC05228.JPG
    DSC05264.JPG

    DSC05237.JPG
     

    Attached Files:

    • Like Like x 36
  2. warhawk

    warhawk Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2011
    Posts:
    4,555
    Trophy Points:
    257
    Likes:
    +3,579
    Instagram:
    Nice work! The paint looks great for the figure not being taken apart
     
    • Like Like x 3
  3. shiftypenguin

    shiftypenguin Fancy-Pantsless Dancer

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2008
    Posts:
    9,389
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    337
    Location:
    Iowa
    Likes:
    +5,637
    Awesome work!
     
    • Like Like x 1
  4. imfallenangel

    imfallenangel Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2015
    Posts:
    8,080
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Location:
    Ottawa, Canada
    Likes:
    +26,024
    Thanks, the one amazing thing with this figure was that it did allow to be done as such, as many others wouldn't have come close to being this "flexible", but the articulation of this guy is simply that good.
     
  5. Nemesis Scourge

    Nemesis Scourge Unicron's finest

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2008
    Posts:
    797
    News Credits:
    19
    Trophy Points:
    257
    Location:
    Germany
    Likes:
    +893
    Ebay:
    Facebook:
    Twitter:
    YouTube (Legacy):
    Tumblr:
    You sure can be proud of yourself! He looks fantastic and better than the OV!
     
    • Like Like x 1
  6. myrrh

    myrrh Knell-Mown Wember

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2017
    Posts:
    3,076
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Location:
    Central Texas Hills
    Likes:
    +5,497
    ...my wife had a stroke, the smirk sculpt looks worse!..

    (she’d laugh - humor’s a great healer)


    ...great work; full paint jobs are very challenging to execute successfully...
     
    • Like Like x 1
  7. LRJ2007

    LRJ2007 ...

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2019
    Posts:
    1,731
    News Credits:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Location:
    there
    Likes:
    +11,793
  8. primalxconvoy

    primalxconvoy Banned

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2015
    Posts:
    8,226
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Location:
    Japan
    Likes:
    +7,372
  9. imfallenangel

    imfallenangel Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2015
    Posts:
    8,080
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Location:
    Ottawa, Canada
    Likes:
    +26,024
    Update: I retouched it today, using black wash, I made the silver into more of a gunmetal looks to it I realy wanted the weapons to stand out more, so I added details... and a few changes for the wings for the tetra mode.

    DSC05584.JPG

    DSC05585.JPG

    DSC05586.JPG

    DSC05587.JPG

    DSC05588.JPG

    DSC05589.JPG

    DSC05590.JPG

    DSC05591.JPG

    DSC05592.JPG

    DSC05593.JPG

    DSC05594.JPG
     
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2023
    • Like Like x 2