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Custom gold Concept BB

Postby Sonray » Wed Jan 09, 2008 3:54 pm

Here is my latest work, and what i personally consider some of my best work to date. Not often am i 100% pleased with how something turns out once im done with it, but this little guy is the exception.

I LOVE how this fella turned out, and i am so sad that i need to let him go now as this was a commission.

The commissioner wanted a gold concept BB to go with his gold Lawson exclusive Japanese Gold classic BB. He is also a detail nut like me so every little detail that the actual Camaro had in the movie is on this toy.

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Look at the shine on his chest near his arm pit!
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How i did it: I took the toy completely apart, i think this is best to get the most details and even paint job possible. Getting paint into every nook and cranny to make the plastic look like it was molded in that color is an important detail to me.

Alt mode sections were painted with cellulose automotive paint, finished with a coat of two-pack lacquer to protect the already tough chip proof paint further as well as add extra shine.

Non silver robot mode parts were painted with the same paint minus the lacquer to prevent too much shine being visible whilst in bot mode.

The dry brushing was done with different shades of acrylic and enamel paints. All coated in a semi-clear coat of "smoke" colored clear coat to add an oily, worn and dirty metal look.

After everything was put back together again and transformed into car mode i polished the bodywork with t-cut automotive polish and wax to give an extra shine. The bodywork is so shiny you can run your finger over it and not feel any friction (in the car customizing world this is how you tell when your paint's finish is at its best), the bodywork reflects the environment around it, just like a real custom painted car should!

All in all this was a very fun project to work on and i hope you enjoy it as much as i enjoyed working on it.

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Re: Custom gold Concept BB

Postby Dead Metal » Wed Jan 09, 2008 4:02 pm

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Oh this is awesome, Movie Goldbug!
Love the amount of detail you got out of it, and that shine!
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Re: Custom gold Concept BB

Postby Sonray » Wed Jan 09, 2008 4:08 pm

Dead Metal wrote:Oh this is awesome, Movie Goldbug!
Love the amount of detail you got out of it, and that shine!


Thankyou! Yes im real proud of the shine. Not enough painters make their TF's car modes shine, so many people leave them with dull matte finishes which i cant understand since cars are shiny, but oh well.
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Re: Custom gold Concept BB

Postby Blurrz » Wed Jan 09, 2008 5:54 pm

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Sonray.. buddy, you've outdone yourself here! That's one of your best works.. actually IMO, it's the best!
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Re: Custom gold Concept BB

Postby Sonray » Wed Jan 09, 2008 5:58 pm

Blurrz wrote:Sonray.. buddy, you've outdone yourself here! That's one of your best works.. actually IMO, it's the best!


Thanks mate!
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Re: Custom gold Concept BB

Postby jezones » Wed Jan 09, 2008 7:52 pm

looks great man really good job you should be proud of that one.
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Re: Custom gold Concept BB

Postby Optimist_Prime » Wed Jan 09, 2008 10:39 pm

:shock: :shock: :shock:

I hope I can paint as good as this one day.
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Re: Custom gold Concept BB

Postby Omega Charge » Wed Jan 09, 2008 11:48 pm

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Sonray, you're becoming one of the best on this site.
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Re: Custom gold Concept BB

Postby Grahf » Wed Jan 09, 2008 11:54 pm

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That is excellent work. In fact, that is the best Concept BB I have ever seen.
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Re: Custom gold Concept BB

Postby olokin » Thu Jan 10, 2008 4:56 am

Sonray, that is beautiful work. It knocked my socks off! Simply beautiful. How did you charge for this commission? You can PM your reply. :grin:
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Re: Custom gold Concept BB

Postby Sonray » Thu Jan 10, 2008 9:22 am

olokin wrote:Sonray, that is beautiful work. It knocked my socks off! Simply beautiful. How did you charge for this commission? You can PM your reply. :grin:



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Re: Custom gold Concept BB

Postby Sonray » Thu Jan 10, 2008 9:23 am

Omega Charge wrote:Sonray, you're becoming one of the best on this site.



Aww shucks. :oops:

Thanks a bunch!

Comments like that make me wanna do more and just get better and better. Hopefully i wont disappoint with my Alt Cliffjumper project as thats what im working on next.
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Re: Custom gold Concept BB

Postby Robinson » Thu Jan 10, 2008 9:26 am

Sonray wrote:
Omega Charge wrote:Sonray, you're becoming one of the best on this site.



Aww shucks. :oops:

Thanks a bunch!

Comments like that make me wanna do more and just get better and better. Hopefully i wont disappoint with my Transformer with a nose candy problem as thats what im working on next.


Fixed :grin: :P
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Re: Custom gold Concept BB

Postby Sonray » Thu Jan 10, 2008 9:57 am

Robinson wrote:
Sonray wrote:
Aww shucks. :oops:

Thanks a bunch!

Comments like that make me wanna do more and just get better and better. Hopefully i wont disappoint with my Transformer with a nose candy problem as thats what im working on next.


Fixed :grin: :P



Hey, you need to work on a pig before you can turn it into a beautiful swan! :P

Besides it doesnt look so bad now, ive started to sand it and shape it. It'll look awesome one day... :P
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Re: Custom gold Concept BB

Postby Sonray » Sun Jan 13, 2008 5:55 pm

Heres some more pics i just took before i have to ship him off:

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Re: Custom gold Concept BB

Postby Sherade » Sun Jan 13, 2008 6:55 pm

:shock:
I had no clue you were this talented.
That's pure amazing, you really outdid yourself. In fact, if I had extra cash, I'd force you to make a Barricade like this. Metallic black paint, working lightbar, color correct robot... =P~
*Ahem*
I'm glad you use car paint like me, cause I can rip off your ideas and make it somewhat beleivable. I think...
Just saying that the right car can look good in matte paint, so don't count it out too much.


Anyhoo, awesome work Jin.....I mean, Sonray. :P
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Re: Custom gold Concept BB

Postby Sonray » Sun Jan 13, 2008 7:44 pm

Sherade wrote::shock:
I had no clue you were this talented.
That's pure amazing, you really outdid yourself. In fact, if I had extra cash, I'd force you to make a Barricade like this. Metallic black paint, working lightbar, color correct robot... =P~
*Ahem*
I'm glad you use car paint like me, cause I can rip off your ideas and make it somewhat beleivable. I think...
Just saying that the right car can look good in matte paint, so don't count it out too much.


Anyhoo, awesome work Jin.....I mean, Sonray. :P


lol, thanks...i think. :P

Your Barricade idea is pretty cool...i might consider that for a future project. :P

And rip my ideas off all you like, im just glad my work can inspire and help people to use different methods than the norm.
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Re: Custom gold Concept BB

Postby Sherade » Sun Jan 13, 2008 8:05 pm

Different methods..hmmm...like painting with grape juice? :P

But yeah, if you do Barricade, even as a paid comission, I'd be happy just to see it.
BTW, is there a specific paint brand you use?
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Re: Custom gold Concept BB

Postby Sonray » Mon Jan 14, 2008 5:41 am

Sherade wrote:Different methods..hmmm...like painting with grape juice? :P

But yeah, if you do Barricade, even as a paid comission, I'd be happy just to see it.
BTW, is there a specific paint brand you use?


No. I just get it from a car paint supplies store in tins. Might be different over there though..
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Re: Custom gold Concept BB

Postby Sherade » Mon Jan 14, 2008 5:12 pm

Yeah....well, I'll figure out which is best.
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Re: Custom gold Concept BB

Postby Sonray » Mon Jan 14, 2008 5:30 pm

Sherade wrote:Yeah....well, I'll figure out which is best.


If they sue the same types of paint over there, or even if they do i doubt they call it the same thing, but you might want to try asking for "cellulose" paint. Its the easiest to work with and dries in only a few minutes.
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Re: Custom gold Concept BB

Postby optimus_lime » Tue Jan 15, 2008 2:05 pm

hehe you guys need a chat room.
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Re: Custom gold Concept BB

Postby Sherade » Tue Jan 15, 2008 3:45 pm

:P
Yeah. It's mainly because me and Sonray use similar stuff, although I tend not to post it.
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Re: Custom gold Concept BB

Postby Sonray » Tue Jan 15, 2008 4:53 pm

Sherade wrote::P
Yeah. It's mainly because me and Sonray use similar stuff, although I tend not to post it.


Why not?
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Re: Custom gold Concept BB

Postby Sherade » Tue Jan 15, 2008 6:21 pm

I dunno, I don't expect much in terms of anything, plus my camera is crap with a lens basically.
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