The Kitbash/Repaint Resource Thread

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Re: The Kitbash/Repaint Resource Thread

Postby decepticon burst » Sat Apr 23, 2011 8:33 pm

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hey guys okay the rotf reverb figure's exaust/gun got painted silver along with the engine and mirrors and mouth,thes parts annoyed me because they were orange.so i painted the exaust and i had a little mishap the plasticon the exaust became soft like crayon wax after i painted it,i have not had this problem with anyother figure exept this one.it broke......is this because of the pait i was using?or was it just because it happened to break.
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Re: The Kitbash/Repaint Resource Thread

Postby #Sideways# » Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:43 pm

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Hey guys! I was wanting to get into custom Transformers, and I was thinking I would do a repaint on Armada Sideways with LED lights where they are required.

Being a newb at this, can anyone give pointers?
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Re: The Kitbash/Repaint Resource Thread

Postby Darcemeus » Sun Oct 09, 2011 11:13 am

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Weapon: Battle Blades
Hello I was wondering if anyone knows a way to remove the pins from Transformers? I'm trying to salvage an Activators Optimus to get ready for a Kit bash I'm going to attempt in the near future but I'm having trouble popping the pins out him. I was using a watch pin link remover until it broke after the fifth pin jammed in Optimus's hand. So if anyone knows of an easier way I'd much appreciate it if you could tell me. Thanks in advance!
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Re: The Kitbash/Repaint Resource Thread

Postby Kung Fu Man » Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:57 am

I've got a question: I currently have an assembled but unpainted Animated Minerva on the way, and while I know where to get the 'heartbeat' sticker for the fins (reprolabels Ratchet upgrade pack), I'm unsure on the exact shades used for the rest of her. Any suggestions on what testors colors to go with?
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Re: The Kitbash/Repaint Resource Thread

Postby EricG » Sat Nov 10, 2012 8:09 pm

I just got Prime First Edition Arcee, and I want to remove her shoulder armor; but the pin holding it onto her shoulder can only be accessed from the "stopper" side and can't be pushed out. Is there a way to get the armor off without having to cut it?
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Re: The Kitbash/Repaint Resource Thread

Postby chaosmage42 » Fri Dec 21, 2012 1:22 am

Weapon: Thermal Sword
im working on a ironfist custom of a prime kup right now but im thinking of looking for parts for my next one -i like to get looking for parts -before working on it because it can take some time to get all the bits-i was looking for a transformer that could be made into an hk-47 from kotor like transformer -im not a great big fan of kotor but the character is funny and wanted to make something that looks like him
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Re: The Kitbash/Repaint Resource Thread

Postby leakin' lubricant » Fri Dec 21, 2012 4:17 am

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Hi not sure if this is the right forum to post in so apologies if so, does anyone know if movie Brawn/Fallback uses 5mm posts for his dual pistols? I am looking to use them with some Classics figures. :BOT:
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Re: The Kitbash/Repaint Resource Thread

Postby chaosmage42 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:54 pm

Weapon: Thermal Sword
i have a set of ko constructicons and menasor i want to repaint into shattered glass i wanted to know what colors to use on them
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Re: The Kitbash/Repaint Resource Thread

Postby DubCustomz » Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:44 am

Weapon: Shotgun
Heres a tutorial i made on how to take apart a transformer.
Hope it helps you out. Dont forget to check the description for further parts.
Oh and please don't complain about the quality or lack of production values, im working with very basic equipment and cant afford expensive hardware to shoot these videos with yet.
They'll get better in the future, but for now i hope this helps.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HW96OzEmvC8
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Re: The Kitbash/Repaint Resource Thread

Postby DubCustomz » Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:12 pm

Weapon: Shotgun
Here's my disassembly tutorial in all 5 parts:

Part 1:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HW96OzEmvC8

Part 2:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4a4iz-woHaQ

Part 3:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OOwDEBQXKk

Part 4: Removing pins.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gz45WlXAQ7E

Part 5: Removing wheels with a soldering iron.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOG5z_grsgY

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LED kits

Postby Prime643 » Sat Feb 23, 2013 4:50 pm

Motto: ""Adapt and Overcome""
Weapon: Arm-Mounted Magnetic-Lock Destabilizer Cannon
Would anyone know of a good place to find mini LED kits? I am new with LED's but I would like to try and light up one of my TF's guns.

Thanks >:oP
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Re: The Kitbash/Repaint Resource Thread

Postby ShadowsAndDust » Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:04 pm

Weapon: Gattling Gun
Is there anyone who can tell me what scale is Classics Voyager Ultra Magnus/Optimus Prime? I'm looking for model car carriers that would make a suitable trailer/battle armor for him.
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Postby Thalack » Thu May 29, 2014 9:34 pm

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To paint large areas I use a Testors airbrush. I use the kind that sprays the paint directly from the bottle with the use of a special cap rather than the kind where the paint is sucked into the tip of a nozzle and then forced out of a hard to clean tip. For areas that are too small to paint with my inaccurate airbrush, I use Testors paint brushes. After the bristles get damaged I pick up a new set.


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Re: The Kitbash/Repaint Resource Thread

Postby leakin' lubricant » Sun Jun 15, 2014 3:52 am

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Weapon: Dual Laser Cannon
Hi all, looking to make a Centurion custom from the UK Marvel comics using Universe Ultra Class Onslaught, the only problem is the head doesnt work, has anyone any sugegstion for a head replacement, I'd be happy with either version.

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Re: The Kitbash/Repaint Resource Thread

Postby venort » Sun Jul 27, 2014 8:13 am

Weapon: Electron Scimitar Sword
Ahoy there, UK user new to repaints here looking for some advice.

In short: is there an equivalent to Krylon fusion available in england?

So, a little more info. There are no asda stores in travelling distance, so I picked up that asda/wal-mart exclusive bumblebee and strafe pack from ebay. Payment went through, error code, tried again... aaand of course got two confirmation emails. Rather than navigating the ebay/paypal order cancellation/refund minefield, I figured I'd repaint the duplicates (I've got strafe's new deco sorta figured out, haven't decided on Bee's new look yet).

I've been looking through a few tutorials, and krylon fusion is recommended for hasbro plastic. Trouble is, I can't seem to get hold of that over here. Anyone know of an alternative?

Thanks!
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Re: The Kitbash/Repaint Resource Thread

Postby leakin' lubricant » Sun Jul 27, 2014 9:02 am

Motto: "Be Quick or Be Dead"
Weapon: Dual Laser Cannon
venort wrote:Ahoy there, UK user new to repaints here looking for some advice.

In short: is there an equivalent to Krylon fusion available in england?

So, a little more info. There are no asda stores in travelling distance, so I picked up that asda/wal-mart exclusive bumblebee and strafe pack from ebay. Payment went through, error code, tried again... aaand of course got two confirmation emails. Rather than navigating the ebay/paypal order cancellation/refund minefield, I figured I'd repaint the duplicates (I've got strafe's new deco sorta figured out, haven't decided on Bee's new look yet).

I've been looking through a few tutorials, and krylon fusion is recommended for hasbro plastic. Trouble is, I can't seem to get hold of that over here. Anyone know of an alternative?

Thanks!


Hi, fellow Brit here, I used to use Plastikote for my customs, but found is wasn't durable enough for Transformers, also the clearcoat is prone to yellowing. I have recently changed to Hycote car paints, they cost the same as Plastikote but come in bigger cans, also due to them being car paint there great for colour matching to HasTak plastics. I have replaced the crappy Hasbro paint jobs on Universe Prowl, Ironhide and ROTF Superion with Hycote paints and they look great and are really durable too, hope this helps.
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Re: The Kitbash/Repaint Resource Thread

Postby leakin' lubricant » Sun Nov 09, 2014 3:25 pm

Motto: "Be Quick or Be Dead"
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Hi I have a question about the ever popular Energon Shockblast into Classics Shockwave custom, what I'm looking to do is take the head apart and paint his lightpiping yellow, however I cant see a way of taking apart the head without damaging it, can anyone who has acheived this offer me some advice, Thanks.
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Re: The Kitbash/Repaint Resource Thread

Postby Black Hat » Sun Jan 04, 2015 7:47 am

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His head is glued together, but enterprising use of a modelling knife along the joins can split it apart.
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Re: The Kitbash/Repaint Resource Thread

Postby Stealth Claw » Sat Jul 30, 2016 4:54 pm

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I did make a post on my issue and I don't know where else I can ask, but I'm looking for a video showing how to do the original mp starscream mod that puts the back wing panels on the legs, due to my mp skywarp's brock off...
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