Minor/Repaint: TR Titanmaster Touch-ups

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  1. funkmonkey007

    funkmonkey007 Bah weep gragnah

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    With the exception of the first wave of TR, I've been quite dissatisfied with the paint apps on the little headmaster guys' robot modes. The head modes all look great, but the bot modes (at least out of the ones I own) are completely stark. I'll walk you through what I did for each of them

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    Furos and Grax
    These two are just stock, since they're lovely as they are

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    Monxo
    I've painted his face in red, and added a spot of yellow to the molding in the centre of his chest. Makes a world of difference from the detail-sucking off white he used to be. Also, this is the only one where I've painted the head mode as well. The red looked good, but I wanted his face and visor to be two different colours. So, I took inspiration from Fansproject's Quadruple U and painted it Tamiya Gun Metal.

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    Stylor

    If any of the titanmasters needed paint, it was this guy. Went for the modern IDW look, with dabs of blue and orange on his face, as well as lots of silver all over the place. Love how he turned out.

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    Blowpipe

    This one really didn't need much. Visor and face colours are the reverse of Triggerhappy's, and I decided to panel-line him a bit with a black Gundam Marker. Again, quite pleased with the result.

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    Revolver
    I've seen a few people modding Sixshot by cutting his brow to a more angry angle, and I think that mod is absolutely necessary to the toy, but painting up Revolver is just as important from my point of view. Apparently, Revolver's design comes from one of Sixshot's victims, named Jack, from The Headmasters cartoon. Jack is also marigold and blue in that show, so I didn't have a lot to go on for my painting of the teal and white titanmasters. I decided to just mimic the colour placement, instead of the colours themselves, and call it a day. This one turned out okay, but I'm tempted to add more.

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    Daburu
    This guy I also had to look up on TFwiki. His one eyed tiger man design comes from White Leo, another The Headmasters character, and I love how bonkers he is. Eye patch was done with a Gundam Marker, the rest was paint. This guy makes my day every time I see him.

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    Sorry for being so long winded, but I just love gushing about Transformers, especially ones I've painted.

    C&Cs more than welcome, hope you enjoyed.
     
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  2. FortMax123

    FortMax123 Well-Known Member

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    These look awesome, Daburu and Stylor especially!:) :) :) 
     
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  3. MastaBlasta

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    After wave 1, the titan masters lost alot of paint. These look really good, especially stylor and revolver.
     
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  4. geekatron prime

    geekatron prime The G1 Decepticon's energon supplier TFW2005 Supporter

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    They look much better now. Well done. :thumb 
     
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  5. WheelWave140

    WheelWave140 Hate's not cool, dudes!

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    I've gotta add that yellow splotch to my Monxo! It adds so much pop!
     
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  6. Tresob

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    Neato!
    Any recommendations for the paint on the smaller faces, and how you applied it?

    I once tried to paint a Deluxe figure's face with acryllics and a brush, and pretty much ruined the figure...I'd be worried I'd just end up with a big glob of paint on the TR's little head.
     
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  7. konrathink

    konrathink Jared Magnus

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    These look great. One thing I've liked with the Takara Headmasters is the outside of the arms are painted so it looks like the head is more unified in head mode.
     
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  8. funkmonkey007

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    I know what you mean. I've been painting figures for about seven years now, and I only recently got any good at doing faces. Especially ones this small. I used Tamiya paints and a brush, working in layers so that I do the most recessed detail (cheeks) first and the most pronounced detail (eyes/visor and helmet) last. As an example, Revolver's eyes were a particular pain in the ass. It wasn't possible for me to not paint the area around his eyes, so before the paint dries I used an x-acto knife (extremely lightly) scrape off the extra paint. It isn't an ideal method. If I had good vinyl masking tape, I would mask it, and I'd recommend the same.
     
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  9. funkmonkey007

    funkmonkey007 Bah weep gragnah

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    Just a quick little addendum here, since I got Galvatron today;

    Nucleon
    Basically the Legends version with slightly more silver. Big improvement! IMG_20170116_145501.jpg
     
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  10. Novaburnhilde

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    Awesome work! :) 
     
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  11. funkmonkey007

    funkmonkey007 Bah weep gragnah

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    Well, it's been forever, but I have more for you

    Jumpstarters
    Flameout at least had his visor painted, but poor Freezeout got nothing. So, a Tamiya Blue visor on Freezeout, a Chrome Silver face for both and a dash of Red on each torso livens them up nicely
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    Apeface
    It really bites that some of the individually sold Titanmasters didn't get any paint on them, but then I'd have nothing to talk about if Hasbro was flawless. So, some red and silver on little Spasma, and some red on Apeface's wings.
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    Snapdragon
    I'm amazed Hasbro overlooked this guy. I mean, they did the other Horrorcon, and they had a T Rex mold with a faceplate (Clobber, the basis for this custom), so why did they do Overkill? Also, can I get a Grotusque up in here? Anyway, this guy was my first use of an airbrush for the base white. He really needs to be redone. The paint just keeps falling off him.
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    Nucleon
    Since my last post of this guy, I got the Reprolabels kit, so he needed some purple paint to try to make the helmet fit in better. Galvatron took way too much time, effort, and money to make decent man. I'm happy with him now though.
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  12. 3+1 Team

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    These are amazing! Did you have a hard time with the paint running into seams and detail in the molding? I'd like to try some of these ideas myself, but the only paint I have is kinda runny.
    As for Grotusque, I feel like you could kitbash a pretty decent one out of the three different decoes of the Crashbash mold (Crashkitbash?), but you're already using that for Snapdragon, so that might be one too many uses of that mold for one collection. ^^;
     
  13. funkmonkey007

    funkmonkey007 Bah weep gragnah

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    That was my exact problem, lol. I didn't have pipettes to measure the thinner, so I used way too much.
    As for Grotusque, maybe a modified Fangry is the way to go? Thanks for the idea though, I'll keep you posted if anything comes to fruition!
     
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    Good work.
     
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    Whoa.I'm at a loss of words.
     
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  16. funkmonkey007

    funkmonkey007 Bah weep gragnah

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    Been a while,
    but I've got a few more for you. Some of these are just updates, but I thought they warranted posting

    Lione/Sawback
    Lione's vehicle mode looked absolutely dreadful out of the packaging. Now, he has this weird Flash Gordon Hovercycle going on, but I'm a much bigger fan.
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    Overlord
    I can understand that Overlord's face was black to make it more interchangeable with his fellow Phase-Sixer; Sky Shadow. But, since I don't have that toy, here's a decent match of blue paint.
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    Apeface

    Since last I posted, this guy got purple hands and feet as well as silver teeth and guns. Not much, but I like it.
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    In future, I may redo Snapdragon, but I'm in no hurry.
     
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  17. Thatsjustkreo67

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    I love that Overlord! May have to try my self if i get him! Great work!
     
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