My take on Classics Thundercracker.
First, I have to give total credit to Thundercracker from TFW2005 for the main paint scheme. I used the same two primary Tamiya colors that he did on his--and his came out so well that it even shifted my decision from painting him in cartoon colors to these instead. (and I really was leaning more towards cartoon-scheme at the time)
His TC can be found here:
Anyway, here's my take. This is also posted at TFW2005:
weird pose, but you get the point.
I decided with this one to try and paint the pistons on his legs to make them stand out. I think they came out rather nice.
As with Starscream, I painted the belt on his (inner)sides to match the front. For some reason, I painted the panels his arms are attached to in blue. I'll probably go back and paint them silver at some point.
I decided to paint the 'panel' on the cannons in silver the same as Skywarp. Black just wasn't going to show up as well. The missile is in black, however, just to break up the color somewhat.
Unlike with Starscream, I painted Thundercracker's face this time around. The normal light gray of the toy had no place with the new colorscheme, so I couldn't get around it this time. But it definitely came out great.
As I was doing TC, I decided Skywarp needed his 'sides' done up to match the other two Seekers. I actually left his shoulder panels in black on purpose, as they tend to match the side of the upper/front portion of his vents (Seen in the second half of the pic).
Jet mode. The red stripes are hand-painted. I decided on a different pattern than his norm, and while I debated the white striping to go with it, I opted against it in the end. I don't think I could have hand-painted clean white stripes that would have been even with the red ones.
All of my rear shots came out fuzzy. This was the best one, sadly. Really, you just need to see that the thrusters are in black, same as the original toy.
Long shot of the group.
And respective jet modes.
Well, there you go.