Minor/Repaint: Saving CW Wheeljack

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by Effion, Sep 2, 2016.

  1. Effion

    Effion It's also a gun

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    Oh Wheeljack, such an un-painted mess, but lots of potential. I added a bunch of black, some gunmetal, and some silver, then used a black and gray Graphix marker for the panel lines.

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    Also gave him a gun from a gundam (Red Warrior 1/144 weapon with a new handle)
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    Vehicle mode didn't need much, I decided I liked the black spoiler so I added some black to make it look more intentional
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    and clear red over silver for the tail lights
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  2. Goldimus Prime

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    Wow! It really looks like a fun toy now!
     
  3. AutobotBee

    AutobotBee Well-Known Member

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    This is a HELL of an improvement upon a very bland figure. This improves his looks to me 1000%. Fantastic work! :D 
     
  4. psiwire

    psiwire Well-Known Member

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    Very nice work and a big improvement. This would be a decent toy if it wasn't for all that visibly hollow space in the legs. That's the kind of thing I expect to see in a KO.
     
  5. Furnace

    Furnace Antroid at a picnic

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    All those details really make him pop!
     
  6. Shlockwave

    Shlockwave a.k.a Moronmaster

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    What can you do for CW Sunstreaker now?
     
  7. Omegaonline

    Omegaonline Well-Known Member

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    Really nice work. Details look great. Makes this a good looking figure now.
     
  8. MattOnCybertron

    MattOnCybertron Well-Known Member

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    whoa he actually looks like Wheeljack now! excellent work duder!
     
  9. 2Sixshot

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    very nice
     
  10. autobot prowl

    autobot prowl Well-Known Member

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    Good work, sure puts personality into a boring figure
     
  11. _Flashback_

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    Great work, and sorely needed on this particular figure.
     
  12. gbm

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    Nice.

    How did you paint the forearms so cleanly?
     
  13. Stormvapor

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    Stunning!
     
  14. SteamShield

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    Much better!
     
  15. KnightStrike

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    Very nicely done! Huge improvement!
     
  16. cirrusstratus1

    cirrusstratus1 Banned

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    Nice paint job!!
     
  17. Effion

    Effion It's also a gun

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    I lightly sanded the arms, then brushed on 3 thin coats of Tamiya Black. I ended up waiting a couple weeks before brushing on some Pledge, then let it sit another week before putting him back together. I've transformed him a few times and haven't had any rubbing issues yet :D 
     
  18. gbm

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    Wow.

    It's the part up against the forearm panels and the fists that came out so clean.

    How did you not get any on there? lol
     
  19. Effion

    Effion It's also a gun

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    Ohh! For that part I had initially made a bit of a mess, but I used a sharp exacto blade to lightly scrape away the excess paint. I accidentally scraped away too much in a couple spots and went back to touch up with a fine brush.