Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by strata32000, Jun 14, 2009.
I try to go for an auto finish
I use Tamiya Spray. The best paint I have ever used.
Damn that looks good! Do you use the tamiya rubbing compounds as well? That cant be the finish you got straight from the can surely?!
May i offer one small critique though? (apparently im not entitled to them so i wanted to ask first **You are entitled to offering a critique, but you need to read and review the Radicons Guidelines and Etiquette and the rules of TFW2005.com before you do so. ~Radicons Staff**) I think he would look better with a bit more red on the robot mode parts. Otherwise this thing is flawless.
I was thinking the same thing my friend
But where should I paint it red?
The paint is in fact from a spray can.
This is how I do it.
I work with a small heater in the garage and warm my paint can and parts.
I then select the part I want to paint and go out side of the garage to the patio so i have better ventilation and dust my part.
I come back in and warm the part again, go back out and dust it again.
Warm it one more time then spray a nice even coat on the part.
It doesn't take that long.
My base coat was silver.
Looks awesome in bot mode, just curious, but how did yu get the clear blue off of the windows??
Alcohol my friend will take the blue tint off
The front windshield is easy to remove but the rear window is a pain in the butt.
Let me know how it goes.
That looks sweet. Probably my favorite G1 repaint of this mold we've seen.
Interesting technique, makes perfect sense though as thats how professional car painters do it.
I think a few bits of red on the shoulders and upper thighs would help, wherever theres a flat or semi-flat shape that looks like armour-paint it red. It'll look like pieces of the alt mode. ^-^
Thank you Sentinel Pax
I'm going to see about doing some touch ups this weekend:O)
Bot mode is just as pimp as the alt mode....Top shelf work
Thanks much strata! I'll need to take a good look see about the windows when I get the chance next.
That red paint looks awesome!
I agree with Drpee regarding adding some red armor panels to the bot mode parts.
The paint apps on this guy are superslick and I really like the clear glass; great work
Oh hey Strata i forgot to ask one other thing, hope you dont mind?
Did you put any clear or lacquer over this ocne the paint was dried to protect it? How does it hold up to the dreaded chipping?
I pretty much love the robot mode the way it is. Great decision to silver up his legs.....it makes the whole picture seem 'cherry sweet' ....something which wouldn't be the case if you had left it dark/black.
Still need to paint the rearlights, no ?
Great job on this! It's ridiculously slick.
Is there a trick to doing this? A certain strength alcohol? a certain method? I've tried and came out with nothing but foggy plastic and blue patches on the rear section that I can't seem to get off even with a toothbrush. =(
I sure did. I use House of Kolors Clear coat.
But this is what I did before I even started to paint the figure.
1. I took my exact-o knife and shaved the plastic slightly around all the parts that would
touch or rub together. This thing transformers without any chipping.
2. This mold is great but it is a mass produce mold so there are all kinds of defects
and seems on it that needed to be trimmed or shaved. Just shave off all the extra trim and sand if need with light sandpaper.
3. Clear coating: Just warm the can up, warm the part up and make sure there is no dust on the part.
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