Minor/Repaint: TR Astrotrain Takara-fied

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  1. hendrijr

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    IMG_1268.JPG IMG_1269.JPG IMG_1272.JPG IMG_1258.JPG IMG_1261.JPG IMG_1261.JPG IMG_1258.JPG View attachment 27668691 tried to make Astrotrain look closer to G1 cartoon. Painted the head purple and added gray to the underneath of the wings.

    Update: went full in on darker gray paint all over, tried to match cartoon scheme closer by covering up some of the black accents. Fixed the tuxedo feet. Will post alt mode pics after I do some small detail paint apps and clean up a few things.

    Update 2: Update. Did most of the touch up work and chose to cover up the black stripes with gray instead of Takara purple to more closely resemble animation model. Also painted the shuttle mode as close to animation as I could to still be happy with him in robot mode. Used some silver on the train grill and added the yellow cab lights as well. Still not 100% done yet.
     
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  2. primalxconvoy

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    It's almost the best of both worlds. Now to fix the needless Headmaster gimmick...
     
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    Nice work!
     
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  4. hendrijr

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    Thanks guys. The more I look at it the more I'm thinking I should paint the whole figure the darker shade of gray and fix the tuxedo feet to really be happy with this.
     
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    This is pretty cool. Didn't think I would like the Hasbro version any more than I do.
     
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  6. hendrijr

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    Added new pic at top.
     
  7. MastaBlasta

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    This looks really awesome! It really fits the part of Astrotrain. Actually I like the toned done grey you did better than the takara version.
    ... Or not. lmao
     
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    Nice work, for some reason the Hasbro colors don't bother me at all. This does look good though
     
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  12. hendrijr

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    Thanks. I have some brush strokes I'm gonna try to clean up tonight and I still have to paint the elbow joints then do a little work on the shuttle mode and I should be finished. I thought Takaras was a little too dark as well which is why I went with a lighter shade.
     
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    Nice! I need to get some paint pens lol
     
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  14. hendrijr

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    The trick is to bleed the paint from them into a palette and then use a brush. IMO the paint in them spreads more evenly on the figures than my testors paint does.
     
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    Pretty Pretty Good... If I would get an Astrotrain I would love that someone would do this for me.
     
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    Are you going to add any Reprolabels to it?
     
  17. hendrijr

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    I might but I still have to finish some touch ups on it first. Haven't had the time to work on it in a few days.
     
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    Lady Slipstream Hi.

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    Do you plan on painting the Headmaster?
     
  19. hendrijr

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    I might add some small paint apps to it. I hadn't really thought about it until you mentioned it.
     
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    Updated original post with new pics.