Minor/Repaint: WIP ER-OP

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  1. PoptiOptimime

    PoptiOptimime Well-Known Member

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    It bothered me a bit that his legs were gray. This is a few first coats of blue.

    Pthalo Blue acrylic. Waiting for it to dry a bit more to add another coat

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    Next paint is his eyeballs. It’s so tiny!

    Then, a little detail on his blaster and lights.

    Edit: Leg Progress
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    Edit:
    Here is my to do so far.
    I will edit this later when I finish the rest.

    Bucket List

    Head - Sparkle blue/1 complete tone (done); eyes blue to yellow
    Neck - White
    Shoulders - Repaint the silver to my silver, detail smokestacks
    Arms - Repaint the red.
    Hands - Repaint to Spark blue
    Torso - Repaint the red and silver, and use another tone for his wings.
    Waist - White and yellow (in progress)
    Butt - Repaint the red. Hit the rims with silver.
    Underpants - Get those gray knobs/connectors white.
    Thighs - White (in progress)
    Legs - calves are blue... might use the sparkling blue on these.. saving the silver shins as testing areas.

    Minor details
    Yellow triangles, lines, boxes (like on the toes), eyes, panel lining with not just black.
    See if I can fit a picture cutout of a driver. License plates.
     
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  2. Joey_Santana

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    Much better now. Good job!
     
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  3. POSSESSED_DIGIT

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    Excellent.

    aren’t the eyes molded to the back of the head-half? If so, it shouldn’t be hard at all to paint.
     
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  4. PoptiOptimime

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    Thank you for the vote of encouragement!! I’ll update later with pics.. I might not have too much time until this weekend.

    I am super glad that there were three tabs for the wheels and not some crazy pins or riveting.
     
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    I guess the head halves are pegged together with three pegs, one on the top and two at about the height of the sheeks, with the one on the top glued together as it's the case with the SIEGE figures. So I'd advise to go carefully around the head when prying it apart.
     
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  6. POSSESSED_DIGIT

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    Is there a screw also? I’m trying to remember what’s on the siege prime, & I’m pretty sure it’s the same head.
     
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    No screw:
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    Give him some yellow eyes and grey hands, then we'll talk. :p 

    Nice choice on the blue!
     
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    huh. I thought I remembered a screw. Sorry if I got your hopes up :cool: 

    good luck painting! Those legs bugged me too. I have a plan for the arms once I get ER OP...
     
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    I've felt the same way about the bits of grey on his legs. The strangest thing about em is that they don't really become anything significant for his alt mode; they're grey just for the sake of it.

    Anyway, are you gonna paint the grey slats on the front of his shins as well?
     
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    That looks like a perfect match. What brand is it?
     
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  12. PoptiOptimime

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    Hi! Here are some more pictures after brushing on 5 or so coats to make it more even. The original had close to 3 coats. The name and brand is in the pictures. It’s a cheap acrylic called Artist’s Loft that you can find at a Michael’s, but I think if you have paint laying around (like acrylic) a few test dabs won’t hurt. Also, you can wash it off if you dislike it (might need to use a brush to really agitate and pull the paint off if it adheres really well).

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    It’ll look splotchy and that’s ok. You want to build the base color and keep applying paint until it’s deep in color. You want to be thin as possible not to cause brush strokes. I was doing this in the dark kind of, so you can see slight imperfections. Be patient. Paint, dry, paint, dry, paint, dry. It takes a few days in neutral weather/California temp to be dry enough on your last coat to handle without leaving figure prints (and to connect the legs without removing paint). I put the legs together a little early and the tab that goes to the little rectangle hole peeled the slightest paint off, but I’m ok with it. It could use one last thin coat. Acrylic thins out with water. I might do that later on. The original pictures in the first post are the first few coats.

    oh, when removing the wheels, there’s a very thin plastic ring holding the wheel tabs (there’s three on the wheels) together. It’s durable but not super strong. Be careful prying it off/go at an angle.
     
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    Yep, most definitely doing this :thumb :thumb 
     
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    Did you take the legs apart to get the really tough to reach areas?
     
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    Nice job; ER OP's major problem is his lower legs, and this mitigates that.
     
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    No, I did not/only took the wheels off. They’re set up like the trailer wheels. I used a small stiff brush. I painted this mostly at 9pm before going to bed so I did a little at a time. After a week, it looked like the pictures I updated. Since it’s washable, you can wipe away any mistakes or rinse and use a toothbrush/a clean brush to “paint over it with water” to wash it off. If you’re worried about the knee part, try getting a piece of masking tape and cut a small part off that will stick to the cog thing. But if you have a stiff brush, you’ll be ok. Just take it slowly. And slow it down more.

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    I missed a teeny tiny little spot on the right leg( top of this picture). You can see a little gray behind the knee.

    I did not worry about it going over the blue. It nearly blends in.

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    :thumb Thanks alot!
     
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    Add something like sealer to help prevent removing the paint. Like they used for Gundam. I use Mod Podge.
     
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    Painted his head a full metallic blue. It’s a little brighter but it’s good!!!

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