Minor/Repaint: SS38 Optimus (re)Paint

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by Last Laugh, Nov 6, 2019.

  1. Last Laugh

    Last Laugh Well-Known Member

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    Thanks to @Swag Meister for the inspiration. I think the SS38 figure has potential but is really half assed in terms of paint.

    I have only done one or two customs before, so I'm especially proud of this. I took my time and worked on it over a couple of weeks.

    I realize that the back is slightly incorrect in terms of the 'drum', but I think it looks good anyway. I also left the arm flaps off since I was more interested in bot mode at this point.

    For the red, I mixed Testors acrylic with a little DecoArt metallic red and Future. The blue is the same, except blue. I used DecoArt Shimmering Silver mixed with Future for the thighs, pelvis, smokestacks and the edge work, and all of the mechanical stuff is a base layer of DecoArt Black Pearl (metallic dark gray) with shimmering silver dry brushed over it. And there are a few details where I used a Uchida DecoColor silver or gold paint pen.
    I did a layer of Future over the whole thing afterwards.

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  2. jimimus prime

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    Nice job
     
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  3. Snake_eyes1975

    Snake_eyes1975 Well-Known Member

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    looks real good
     
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  4. shiftypenguin

    shiftypenguin Fancy-Pantsless Dancer

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    Beautiful! Nice work!
     
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  5. Last Laugh

    Last Laugh Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! I'm grateful for all the great information that can be gleaned here on the forum. I feel like it looks better than it should considering how little experience I have.

    Here's how it looked before:

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  6. prime326

    prime326 Autobot Leader

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    Looks great
     
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  7. Lunatic Prime

    Lunatic Prime Former Prime

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    This somehow makes me think about if the Earthrise OP's trailer is compatible with this one or if they will re-release him with one (to make him full-on movie accurate).
    But very nice Job. Still planing to do this for mine, too.
     
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  8. Swag Meister

    Swag Meister The Flamin' Minyung

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    This looks amazing!! I love it!
     
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  9. Last Laugh

    Last Laugh Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the inspiration! Customizing is pretty fun!
     
  10. Kamijou Touma

    Kamijou Touma ミサカ10032

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    Wow, that is such great work.
     
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  11. Stratergist

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    Nice job, looks great.
     
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