War for Cybertron: Siege Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by barry, Jul 17, 2018.

  1. Sixwing

    Sixwing Another mug in a red jumpsuit

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    I used paint pens to add battle damage. I think it turned out fairly well.
     
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  2. barry

    barry Like a Kind of Matador

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    "Ratchet. You face seven counts of misconduct, gross dereliction of duty, and disobeying a direct order from a senior officer. Plus sundry violations of sections six, eleven, fifteen, and twenty two of the Autobot code of interplanetary conflict. Anything you'd like to say?"
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    Just arrived and opened.

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    G1Prowl Prick, apparently

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    Anybody have a list of the G1 names for the Micromaster 10 pack? I want to update my checklist...
     
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    Kamen Ranger Bat That's what you say when someone kicks the...

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    I've been doing mine using acrylic paint, and it's the first time I've ever bothered actually doing paint on figures, but find that so much of the Siege figures are lacking it... I've been using Tamiya model paint and finding it so much better than the stuff I used to use 40-some years ago.

    It's very liquid but the colours are quite opaque, making them simply amazing to work with... using a very fine brush to do it gently and limit any overlaps or smudging outside the area.
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    Yes he did
    man that stuff looks great how do you not spill any paint anywhere else?
     
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    FOC Swindle's head with some paint might look alright.
     
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    Whoa, I stand corrected!
     
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    I've given it some thought and decided I'm being unfair. This isn't Astrotrain camping, this is Astrotrain backpacking his way across Iacon, hoping to run into some female autobots in the hostels (no luck yet), but at least the energon is so much better than in Kaon

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    Why does Astrotrain have tiny tank treads on his feet?
     
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    Venixion Resident Feather-brain

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    I just dip the tip on my small tip paintbrush, barely touching the paint and wipe the excess off.

    The way the paint is, very liquid and its opacity makes it 100 times easier than you'd believe, you just need to have a steady hand and take the time to do it right. Just don't sneeze.

    It's the whole "less is better" thing. If you barely have any paint on the brush, you can manage the details a lot easier. It's almost as if I'm using a fine tip marker.

    Seriously, I can't emphasize how much just a itsy-bitsy tiny bit of paint on the brush in enough to work with and how well it covers with the thinnest coat, and with a fine tip brush it doesn't take any time at all to do a decent size.

    The paint I use dries in minutes so I have to be fairly quick, and use "helping hands" to hold the smaller parts while my lamp with built-in fan helps dry faster, so I can review and do a second layer or fix anything missed. I usually give it about half an hour to be sure it's dried correctly, but usually, even 5 to 10 minutes can be enough. Then I leave it overnight, at least 8 to 12 hours to ensure that it's 100% dry before I plug it back in, (hands or 5mm ports).

    These tools are fairly cheap and are worth their weight in gold. The helping hands can be moved to hold and flip the item over easily in every way possible, while my lamp's fan is adjustable so I just have it blow very gently, just enough to circulate the air on the piece without causing the paint to puddle. (be pushed into a bubble by the air going too hard) Note that this lamp is also adjustable for both the brightness and 3 type of type of lighting (pure white, warm and "blue"), so I can easily see how the paint looks/comes out with almost any type of lighting condition.


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    I have the set and in my opinion, the set works fine. Everything fits where it needs to and the thigh extenders look good. My only gripe is that I couldn't find a paint to match the rest of ultra magnus' off white plastic. Unpainted is pretty close and is clearly stated in the product description but I'm ocd like that I guess and ended up getting the dr wu kit. The dr wu kit does not have the thigh extenders but the plastic matches pretty much perfectly. If I ever get the galaxy upgrade prime I'll just use the ratchet studios on him.
     
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  18. Galaximus Prime

    Galaximus Prime Humans are so plicomcated

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    After several defeats from the Autobots, Megatron has decided to simply give up and become the first Cybertronian couch potato.

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    Wait Rang Rung? Or did Rung Ring Rang? Rong????
     
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    Day later this is still comedy gold :lol 
     
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