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Minor/Repaint: "The boys pheromone levels... " iig My Ratchet repaint

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by iDarkDesign, Aug 13, 2007.

  1. iDarkDesign

    iDarkDesign Rodeo Lawyer

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    Well now, I've done a lot of Gundam modeling but I had yet to start repainting TF's. I did do the face on my Alt Nightbeat, but that's it. With all the perfect movie toys and the sloppy paintjobs and of course Jin Satome's inspiring work I just had to try it.

    What I like about painting TF's is that it shows off just how much detail has gone into the sculpts. What I really dislike about painting them is that I tend to transform my toys, and the paint just rubs off to easy. I use enamels because I have shitloads from my modeling. I might need to pick up a second Ratchet just for toying purposes.

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    Normally with Gundam modeling I fill in the seam lines and sand it down so ou won't see any. I was lazy so I decided against it. Neither have I covered the screws anywere.

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    Hope you like!

    *edit* I would post alt mode pics as they are almost spot on with the real thing but the paint isn't totally dry yet and I'm still a bit affraid of rubbin' parts together. That is a dremel saw, and it's not yet fitted, it's just hanging there now...

    I'll finish the paintjob this week and see if I can find some better lighting to shoot pics.

    iDD
     
  2. Sentinel

    Sentinel TF Museum Curator Moderator

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    Very nice sir. That looks like it took some time and skill to make it look that neat.
     
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    Very nice sir. That looks like it took some time and skill to make it look that neat.
     
  4. iDarkDesign

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    This took me roughly 4-5 evenings. I could've done it a lot faster if I had the time and if the paint would dry a bit quicker.


    iDD
     
  5. iDarkDesign

    iDarkDesign Rodeo Lawyer

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    This took me roughly 4-5 evenings. I could've done it a lot faster if I had the time and if the paint would dry a bit quicker.


    iDD
     
  6. QuinJester

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    His roof rack is up and over his wheels/shoulders in your version... what did you do to make it do that? Any cutting or modding to install a new mountings sockets? It looks neat.
     
  7. QuinJester

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    His roof rack is up and over his wheels/shoulders in your version... what did you do to make it do that? Any cutting or modding to install a new mountings sockets? It looks neat.
     
  8. iDarkDesign

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    I just cut a bit off plastic away inside the hole on his back so the tab from the rack fits in nice and neatly.

    iDD
     
  9. iDarkDesign

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    I just cut a bit off plastic away inside the hole on his back so the tab from the rack fits in nice and neatly.

    iDD
     
  10. Gears

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  11. Gears

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  12. Lennox

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    That is a very nice job, sir. I hope to do the same to mine. :) 
     
  13. Lennox

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    That is a very nice job, sir. I hope to do the same to mine. :) 
     
  14. QuinJester

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    Neat! Would it be possible to get a photo from the back? I might do the same to my own ratchet if it's really that simple.
     
  15. QuinJester

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    Neat! Would it be possible to get a photo from the back? I might do the same to my own ratchet if it's really that simple.
     
  16. Lennox

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    I'm not sure pics are necessary. Just use a dremel or x-acto knife to cut away some plastic so that the peg will fit in the opposite direction.
     
  17. Lennox

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    I'm not sure pics are necessary. Just use a dremel or x-acto knife to cut away some plastic so that the peg will fit in the opposite direction.
     
  18. pscoop

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    Wow that looks great!
     
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    Wow that looks great!
     
  20. 333HE

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    That looks pretty darn slick. Nice job!