Minor/Repaint: Siege Soundwave wip

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by Shoujax, Mar 24, 2019.

  1. WayGroovy

    WayGroovy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2009
    Posts:
    198
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Likes:
    +640
    that's the process. Grab a box of q-tips, a squeeze bottle of alcohol, and a tv show to watch.

    netflix and skill
     
    • Like Like x 2
  2. TheSledgeHammer

    TheSledgeHammer Voyager Class

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2012
    Posts:
    270
    Trophy Points:
    182
    Location:
    DeepindaHarta - Texas
    Likes:
    +628
    This is going to be my last post in this thread, as I do not wish to overtake and/or de-rail this thread from Shoujax any further, however all I did was take my bottle of Isopropyl alcohol, poured some of it into the bottle's cap, took Q-tip #1, and just started rubbing away at a quick pace and applying as much pressure as I could. Lots of loud squeaky noises, and the Q-tip slowly began turning a gray/silver color, and as soon as no white could be seen on that side of the Q-tip I switched to the other side, and repeated. 2 and 1/2 Q-tips later, Soundwave's tape-deck portion no longer had any battle damage left on it. Soon as I was finished I took a paper towel, and gently wiped off any remaining alcohol residue from Soundwave, let him sit for about 5 minutes, then I reapplied the gold paint to his tape-deck "arrow", and gave him red eyes while I was at it. And that's how he ended up looking like he did in the picture I posted.
    That was my process, and as stated I'm not going to post any further in this thread, so if anyone has any other questions for me about Siege Soundwave, PM me.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  3. Vinjax01

    Vinjax01 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2008
    Posts:
    326
    Trophy Points:
    132
    Location:
    Connecticut, USA
    Likes:
    +29
    Ebay:
    Love the figure - hate the silver vomit... I mean, battle damage. Hoping for Toyhax help! :) 
     
  4. Crazyhyperboy

    Crazyhyperboy Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2018
    Posts:
    38
    Trophy Points:
    77
    Likes:
    +107
    YouTube (Legacy):
    This is awesome! I ordered Tamiya x-27 clear red, after seeing this. cant wait to try this mod to his eyes and removing the paint. I wanna put a clear metallic reprolabel over the purple decepticon symbol to make it stand out more
     
    • Like Like x 1
  5. Shoujax

    Shoujax Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2015
    Posts:
    335
    Trophy Points:
    142
    Likes:
    +784
    Ya didn’t hijack. Ya actually helped. I’m gonna try again but that paint is unbelievably stubborn. I’m even using 99%
     
    • Like Like x 2
  6. C16

    C16 Space Nomad

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2007
    Posts:
    5,479
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    337
    Likes:
    +15,312
    You need to scrub it with the q-tip. You scrub and keep scrubbing until the q-tip is grey. Switch to a new one and keep repeating until it's clean.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  7. molleking

    molleking King of the Mollusks!

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2012
    Posts:
    47
    Trophy Points:
    87
    Likes:
    +30
    I think not all Siege battle damage is created equal . Megatron gave me no trouble, but the silver paint on Optimus required sanding to remove . Ironhide came off in seconds, too .
     
  8. C16

    C16 Space Nomad

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2007
    Posts:
    5,479
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    337
    Likes:
    +15,312
    How about a full picture?
     
  9. denebian

    denebian I've got better things to do tonight...

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2015
    Posts:
    2,185
    News Credits:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Location:
    Mississippi, USA
    Likes:
    +5,539
    I agree. My Megs cleaned up fairly quickly, but Screamer's paint didn't come off even after scrubbing forever.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  10. durroth

    durroth Maximal

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2013
    Posts:
    558
    Trophy Points:
    207
    Likes:
    +433
    anyone figured out a good match for the gloss black on the legs? because we're clearly not getting that battle damage off without taking the paint with it x.x
     
  11. Shoujax

    Shoujax Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2015
    Posts:
    335
    Trophy Points:
    142
    Likes:
    +784
    Reprolabels work your magic.
     
  12. Randym2002

    Randym2002 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2016
    Posts:
    461
    Trophy Points:
    142
    Likes:
    +942
    the 91% DOESNT WORK ON MINE...........
     
  13. ckhtiger

    ckhtiger old skool fool

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2003
    Posts:
    9,221
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    337
    Likes:
    +4,431
    It takes a LOT of rubbing.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  14. Randym2002

    Randym2002 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2016
    Posts:
    461
    Trophy Points:
    142
    Likes:
    +942
    yes i finally got boutm 80% off. not sure the isoprol is doing anything tho