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Postby Remcoow » Sun Mar 19, 2006 10:39 am

yay! finished it!
I always tought that with the right colors the centrepiece of Downshifts claw could look like the Matrix. An Optimus Musclecar would look a bit stupid so my next choice was Rodimus. I made some flame stickers for him to help the character. The red is pretty cool, its a metallic color.

My first paintjob, Im pretty happy.

So...what do you guys think?

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Postby jimsloth » Sun Mar 19, 2006 10:50 am

Not sure on the head. Other than that I like it. Maybe if you cut off the two top air intakes it would look a little more like hotrod. Also, I see you cut down the cylinder coming out of the matrix. That is a great matrix find and I think you could shape the center blue part a little more. If only you had the right size cup bur it would be so easy and look perfect.

I really like the idea of an older Hotrod as this character. For years I've consitered making an old stingray into Hotrod, which shapelyness would lend itself to the character well, but the stingray isn't nearly as much of a "hotrod" in the classic sence of the term as this one is. Nice painting as well.
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Postby Darth Zax » Sun Mar 19, 2006 10:57 am

dadaa, it looks so ffing amazing, i wish i had your skillzorz
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Postby Black Arachnis » Sun Mar 19, 2006 11:41 am

looks sweet but if I may offer a small critique, the front fender could use a bit of paint more, I can still see the original paintapps through the metallic red.
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Postby Darth Zax » Sun Mar 19, 2006 11:49 am

what was the matrix made from?
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Postby Sandstorm » Sun Mar 19, 2006 12:32 pm

Darth Zax wrote:what was the matrix made from?


From the inside of the clamp mechanism.
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Postby Darth Zax » Sun Mar 19, 2006 12:35 pm

SkidsEXE wrote:
Darth Zax wrote:what was the matrix made from?


From the inside of the clamp mechanism.


duh! what was the matrix itself made from?
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Postby tentagil » Sun Mar 19, 2006 3:24 pm

I have to agree the head looks a little strange, but otherwise this guy rocks.
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Postby jimsloth » Sun Mar 19, 2006 3:43 pm

Darth Zax wrote:
SkidsEXE wrote:
Darth Zax wrote:what was the matrix made from?


From the inside of the clamp mechanism.


duh! what was the matrix itself made from?

a dalek? at least that is what was said in the wip thread. No good working knoledge of Dr. Who, so I don't know any specifics.
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Postby Darth Zax » Sun Mar 19, 2006 3:45 pm

tentagil wrote:I have to agree the head looks a little strange, but otherwise this guy rocks.


agreed, would've preferred E rodimus's head.
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Postby Greyryder » Sun Mar 19, 2006 3:47 pm

What are you guys talking about? It's the inside of the clamp, as it comes from the factory, painted to look like the matrix.
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Postby jimsloth » Sun Mar 19, 2006 3:49 pm

Greyryder wrote:What are you guys talking about? It's the inside of the clamp, as it comes from the factory, painted to look like the matrix.

ok, my bad. Never bought this fig.
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Postby Dark_Fool » Sun Mar 19, 2006 11:43 pm

very nice
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Postby Remcoow » Mon Mar 20, 2006 1:52 am

Greyryder wrote:What are you guys talking about? It's the inside of the clamp, as it comes from the factory, painted to look like the matrix.


:P
Just needed some paint, thats all. IMO the inside of the claw allready looked a lot like the matrix, that was the single reason for starting this.

Black Arachnis:
I know, some of the original paintjob can be seen (the silver and black) but I like how it gives multiple shades of red.

Thanx for all the comments...
Youre right about the head, but it was the obly spare deluxe head I could use. I peronally like the new look but I might consider te change it when I find a better one.
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Postby TM Devastator » Mon Mar 20, 2006 10:29 pm

Damn, that is perfect! You could have passed that off as an official repaint!
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Postby Remcoow » Tue Mar 21, 2006 5:01 am

Its far from perfect, but thanx anyhow :)
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Postby Skullgrin140 » Tue Mar 21, 2006 9:20 am

That is so Awsome! I love it
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Postby Ramrider » Tue Mar 21, 2006 12:02 pm

jimsloth wrote:Not sure on the head. Other than that I like it. Maybe if you cut off the two top air intakes it would look a little more like hotrod...... I really like the idea of an older Hotrod as this character..... Nice painting as well.


I think that about says it all, to be honest. Flat-out gorgeous! :D
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Postby TFLobo » Tue Mar 21, 2006 1:33 pm

Outstanding paint apps, Rem.

I really like the idea of the matrix opening. The only thing that seems odd is the claws. Unless it's a defense mechaniism if Meagtron trys to take it. :D

Terrific work!
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Postby TM doomtron » Tue Mar 21, 2006 1:36 pm

thats hot! and i have to disagree i think that head looks awsome on that mold its never been evil enough for me but on rodimus it fits. :D
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Postby Ramrider » Tue Mar 21, 2006 4:03 pm

Lobo wrote:The only thing that seems odd is the claws.


That's a valid point, I guess. I never really noticed the teeth on the claws before. But I s'pose if you wanted to they'd be easy enough to clip off and file down.
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Postby jimsloth » Tue Mar 21, 2006 6:27 pm

again, the blue ball coming out of the matrix is the only thing that really bugs me, other than that, any thing else is minor at most.
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Postby Remcoow » Wed Mar 22, 2006 3:21 am

Actually, I was kinda worried to do anything on the orange parts. Im afraid the plastic will become to scratched and losse ts transparency. Any one of you altered transculant parts without visible scars?
and the color is a deep metallic red btw. might just be my cam or your sreen settings, dunno.
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Postby jimsloth » Wed Mar 22, 2006 8:07 am

Remcoow wrote:Actually, I was kinda worried to do anything on the orange parts. Im afraid the plastic will become to scratched and losse ts transparency. Any one of you altered transculant parts without visible scars?

No problem. Just need to file smooth, and sand up to a HIGH grit sandpaper. I mean like automotive store sandpaper ment to sand car paint. Its like glass, if its all scuffed and scratched up, it looks like crap, but if you can get it back to smooth, almost polished, it will go back to the clear look.

Oh, and DON'T snap off any plastic. either saw or file it off. When you bend translucents like that, you break a larger deeper area of the plastic on a molecular level, and everything around the area you're snapping will get a wierd white color to it. That is basically because you have separated the molecules and no matter how smooth you try to get the surface, on a really small scale its pitted and will never be polished and clear again, unless you dig deep enough, sand past it.
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Postby Remcoow » Wed Mar 22, 2006 11:43 am

jimsloth wrote:everything around the area you're snapping will get a wierd white color to it.


heh...That whas exactly what I was afraid of. You see it on normal plastic aswell when it gets stressed.

Thanks guys.. Im not sure yet if I want to loose the claws but ill consider it. Just gonna test it first on some spare energon-starts or somethin alike.

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