Minor/Repaint: Transformers Animated Metalhawk

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by misternewuzer, Apr 6, 2020.

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Which TFA custom should I do next?

Poll closed Apr 14, 2020.
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  1. misternewuzer

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    This quarantine life got me to pick up some of my backlog of videogames and projects- this, obviously, is the first of my projects to be completed during this global madness!

    Transformers Animated Metalhawk appears in the Complete Allspark Almanac, a member of Cybertron Intelligence and the first member of Project Aerialbot- an attempt to replicate the anomaly that created Jetfire and Jetstorm.

    Metalhawk (Animated) - Transformers Wiki [​IMG]

    This Metalhawk uses a junk Jetfire as a base. The fins and the arms and legs were just cut and shaped less like ice crystals and more jet-like and streamlined. I used acrylics for the blue, red and white, but I had a hard time getting the yellow acrylic to cooperate so I went out and purchased a can of Krylon spray yellow. The head is just Jetstorm's heavily sanded and shaped down with little fins/ears added made from a drinking straw :p 

    It's a little heavy handed in some places, and the figure is by no means perfect, but I am overall very satisfied with my work and it looks fantastic on my shelf with the rest of my TFA collection:]

    Keep your eyes peeled, I've got a few other TFA characters coming down the pipeline!

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  2. Maximus Danz

    Maximus Danz Do I ever shut up?

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    Now that kicks ASS!
     
  3. shiftypenguin

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    Neat! Nicely done.
     
  4. scuffed up rts bumblebee

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    nice job
     
  5. Grimwolf100

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    love the idea, but in the future you should thin your paints a bit more and wait between coats if you are gonna hand paint. especially if you arent priming for bright colors
     
  6. misternewuzer

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    did that for the red white and blue. Red and blue thinned just fine, White was weird, and yellow didn't want to take at all. So I gave up on brushing and ended up using yellow spray paint. Got a little heavy handed with it. I've previous experience painting, but it just wasn't working out this time for whatever reason the way I wanted.

    On topic, do paints get old and stop functioning the same? I think that's what was going on that the colors weren't cooperating.
     
  7. Grimwolf100

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    yes some paints get weird with age but it would be years after opening
     
  8. misternewuzer

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    It's been years, haha.
     
  9. misternewuzer

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    Bump, resized some photos that were simply way too large, now made smaller for a more total and pleasurable viewing experience :]