Minor/Repaint: Siege Optimus Prime & Megatron clean (no battle damage)

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by C16, Nov 9, 2018.

  1. Murasame

    Murasame We like to talk big, vampires do

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    Cool. And thanks to your comparison pics I'm now confident that I'm going to stay with Cloud Optimus Prime. While Siege Optimus has better engineering, he clearly just looks like the grand father, while Cloud Optimus has such a cool design that evokes G1 Optimus while being something new. That's what I loved about Classics. That it gives me the old characters in a modern take, as if they lived alongside me and changed with the times. They wouldn't look exactly like they did in the 80s if they still were contemporaries now.

    But I might want to get that PC-15 or 16 or whatever that one is called, as I have a sweet spot for the Ginrai design. Although I would rather love to see the Ginrai cab bot in an official take.

    And Megatron really looks stumpy and as he's smaller then United Megatron, I will stay with him as well.

    Anyway, your work is really good, I like it better that way.
     
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  2. C16

    C16 Space Nomad

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    The "new look" is everything that was wrong with the original Classics. These toys and the other Classics that actually look as if their original designs were made today are the best ones. I prefer the characters to actually look like the characters, not some sketch artists' approximation.

    Besides, this new Prime's toy is way better and fun. I hope they make more guys that got needlessly huge Voyagers again in this line like Sentinel Prime, especially since his colors were completely off.
     
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  3. kmopotato

    kmopotato spends too much on this shit

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    What if you used the isopropyl alcohol with magic eraser instead of water?
     
  4. JomasterII

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    I tried it out without any water and it worked at removing Jazz's head paint, so I don't think the alcohol's needed.
     
  5. G1Wheeljack

    G1Wheeljack Well-Known Member

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    I've been trying to remove the paint off my Optimus using 91% isopropyl alcohol and rags, paper towels, and q-tips but barely any of it is coming off. Especially on the legs. Am I doing something wrong?
     
  6. MST3KFan

    MST3KFan Master of the Obvious

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    I really think the figures 'POP' even more without the battle damage. I'm torn now for whenever I get these figures on if I want to remove the paint or not.
     
  7. C16

    C16 Space Nomad

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    I did it with several q-tips. I dip it in alcohol, then scrubbed the thigh part until the q-tip is all gray. That means it's absorbed as much paint as it can and you need to continue with a new one. You'll eventually start to see a difference on the part. It takes significantly more time that the other paint apps on this figure.
     
  8. Optimist_Prime

    Optimist_Prime The Original Optimist!

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    Can you show us which pin you knocked out?
     
  9. Khaiern

    Khaiern Active Member

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    Greetings, may I know where does the head for the titans return galvatron come from?
     
  10. King Glurch

    King Glurch Humbug, Starscream!

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    I believe it is a Shapeways head.
     
  11. magnusprime2012

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    They look great....is their a certain way to do it...
     
  12. YoungPrime

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    Which do you think remove's the Cybertron bird poop quicker, Alcohol or Nail varnish?
     
  13. spark crusher

    spark crusher Well-Known Member

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    again, i use acetone free nail varnish remover, just dip a q-tip in it and rub the paint off
     
  14. YoungPrime

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    Damn..I just making convo. I won't do it again. Just because YOU use that doesn't mean it's the best though. Thanks anyway.
     
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  15. Blam320

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    Nail Varnish tends to destroy plastic. Never use it unless you want a ruined figure.
     
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  16. roguesaint

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    Yeah I’ve had success with the 91% alcohol. You do really have to just keep scrubbing with those q-tips. Took me about 30 minutes to do Optimus the other night.
     
  17. spark crusher

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    didnt mean anything negative by that, just thought id mention it :)  been customising tfs for years and ive had the best results with it. i was thinking of removing the paint from my siege figures, but i think ive actually grown to like it.
     
  18. Prescient

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    For those in the UK a PVCu solvent cleaner should work without damaging the plastic like the below. I use this on various models inc Tamiya styrene bodies.

    PVCu Solvent Cleaner 1L

    Also Fairy Power Spray which needs to be left on for a while but is brilliant and nearly all plastic safe including clear plastics. It does take some agitation but strips paint after a time.

    Fairy Power Spray 375ml | Wilko

    USA equivalents will be out there.
     
  19. Chaos Muffin

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    Anyone try a magic eraser yet?
     
  20. JomasterII

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    I tried it out on the fully painted POTP Jazz and it took the paint off his head so I think it'd work on the battle damage stuff too.