Minor/Repaint: Scarletknight and Bountyhunter3232's customs

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by Scarlet knight, Sep 8, 2019.

  1. Reaper6

    Reaper6 Sniper

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    I'd say go for B
     
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  2. Scarlet knight

    Scarlet knight Leader of the Scarlet empire

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    We are going with B we just started with painting and C is going to be a ALT bot mode mabye a battle mode
     
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  3. Scarlet knight

    Scarlet knight Leader of the Scarlet empire

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    Here is a hint of my next custom it's not done yet 20190919_201439.jpg
     
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  4. Hooper_X

    Hooper_X stunticon my haters

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    I love option B. Looks like a serape from the Old West.
     
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  5. Bountyhunter3232

    Bountyhunter3232 King Of Bounty Hunters

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    Scratch our bot being a decepticon...let's make him factionless
     
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  6. Bountyhunter3232

    Bountyhunter3232 King Of Bounty Hunters

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    Seeing as we have too much time on our hands why not start up a second Fan Custom? This will feature Voyager Class Cyberverse Shockwave with that gun gimmick! And here are his alt modes

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    Which one?
     
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  7. Bountyhunter3232

    Bountyhunter3232 King Of Bounty Hunters

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    And now I would also like some names for our new faction for our custom transformers!
     
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  8. Bountyhunter3232

    Bountyhunter3232 King Of Bounty Hunters

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    And also I would like some names for the shockwave custom...I'm adding a lot of comments!
     
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  9. Bountyhunter3232

    Bountyhunter3232 King Of Bounty Hunters

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    Now we usually would leave this to a vote but I'd say this robot mode would get ALL the votes
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  10. Scarlet knight

    Scarlet knight Leader of the Scarlet empire

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    The next custom is done Steeljaw i despised his normal color so i painted him metallic blue i also did some leg mods 20190920_183054.jpg 20190920_183112.jpg 20190920_183126.jpg 20190920_183259.jpg 20190920_183304.jpg tell me what you think!
     
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  11. ziltama

    ziltama Lurks, mods, molds, and casts

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    Hello. You seem to be getting better compared to the dinobots ones.

    Main problems are the very obvious brush strokes and the paint layers being too thick (almost looks caked on in some pics).

    Just some constructive criticism (not trying to put you down and I'm not like the world's expert either):
    1) Get a cheap Gundam model and experiment on that.
    2) Get several different brush types and experiment to see which ones work out better for you and for different types of plastic.
    3) Try different paint types / brands and see which ones work out better for you. Figuring out a good paint and brush combo is key.
    4) To minimize brush stroke appearance, always brush in the same direction and use very light coats. Less is more. First coat will always look incomplete with lots of mini gaps. Then repeat with more light coats (after adequate drying) to get a smooth appearance. If the paint doesn't end up matching the glossy appearance of unpainted plastic elsewhere, you can spray with glossy clear coat to get that effect.

    If you really want things to look consistently smooth, then you need to start practicing with spray paints or an air brush. I typically try to use spray paints and then hand paint if I can't do that. Best looking results typically involve taping off areas you don't want to paint and/or disassembling figures (like what a lot of other people here do).

    For hand painting, I tend to get decent results with synthetic brushes (white hair brushes) and Tamiya acrylic paints (they just work and I don't have to dilute with thinner [clear paints being exception]). Tamiya is relatively cheap and more widely available at hobby stores here; many on this forum swear by Mr. Hobby, though (I can't get that locally). I personally do not like using Testors and Krylon (with few exceptions).

    Certain plastic surfaces and/or paints require primer first. I usually get by without needing it but there are some exceptions.

    I did this recently as an example: used a crappy brush that came with a sampler paint kit (black bristles with small white plastic handle, can't tell what it's made of, was going to throw it out but decided to try anyways) and Tamiya acrylic bottle paint (as is; no thinning). Brushed on 2 very light coats followed by a clear coat; looks like it came out a spray paint can.
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    Also be careful when going over transparent plastic, especially when it's one plastic piece that's simulated to look like 2 different layers (like the Dinobots). The back part of the plastic has more detailed molding than the front; the factory painting, if present, is done from the back of the transparent plastic. If you use opaque paint over the front, you lose a lot of detail, since only the less detailed front now gets seen. Tinting a detailed transparent plastic to a different color (via transparent / clear paint) usually works better...or just leaving it alone.

    Painting over labels generally doesn't look good either.

    Again, not trying to put you down or anything. Hoping to see more stuff.
     
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  12. Scarlet knight

    Scarlet knight Leader of the Scarlet empire

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    Thank you i appreciate the help
     
  13. Bountyhunter3232

    Bountyhunter3232 King Of Bounty Hunters

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    Being smooth isn't really the idea...I think the grit looks like battle damage personally
     
  14. Scarlet knight

    Scarlet knight Leader of the Scarlet empire

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    Here is a WIP photo I'd say I'm getting better slowly any tips?

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  15. Scarlet knight

    Scarlet knight Leader of the Scarlet empire

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    And does anyone know a paint that matches Prime Ratchets red? and does anyone know a way to remove acrylic paint from plastic and clear plastic without breaking it?
     
  16. Reaper6

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    High percentage isopropyl alcohol is what i use.
     
  17. Scarlet knight

    Scarlet knight Leader of the Scarlet empire

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    Thank you
     
  18. Scarlet knight

    Scarlet knight Leader of the Scarlet empire

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    Here is a WIP photo of *Unnamed bot*. he is meant to resemble Godzilla and King Ghidorah. (hence the 2 heads.) he has Sinnertwin's body and head and Blot's legs and arms. and his Kaiju feet are reversed. the claws and horns are supposed to look weathered how did i do?

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    Also does anyone know how to stop ball joint chipping is there a way to fix it or hide it? 20191016_192847.jpg sorry about the photo my phone wouldn't focus.

    Tell me what you think! Is there anything i should add/change? keep in mind it's a WIP.
     
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  19. Damocles Prime

    Damocles Prime Well-Known Member

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    Sand the ball joint 1st, you need to remove the same amount of plastic as the paint you add. This is rad by the way.
     
  20. Scarlet knight

    Scarlet knight Leader of the Scarlet empire

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    Thank you i consider it my first great custom it is a improvement from my last custom and i appreciate the customization tip