itscramtastic's mostly minor repaints of stuff and things

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itscramtastic's mostly minor repaints of stuff and things

Postby itscramtastic » Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:29 pm

Motto: "Peace through sandwiches."
Weapon: Shoulder-Mounted Mega-Blast Missile Cannons
So, after years of wondering when I'd get around to it, I finally decided to add some detail to BH voyager Optimus Prime.

If you weren't familiar, his Hasbro release doesn't really match up with the character model. Even the box art doesn't match the toy! Obviously there are 3D renders of the toy on the box but still.

Checked the box for a little inspiration..
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And now I'm here.
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So, I used some wire snips to get the spikes off of the bumper and chest and then used an Xacto and some model sand paper to smooth out the chest area.

Used black electrical tape on the front windows.

Used a red Sharpie to touch up the chest area after snipping.

And then I used Testors acrylic model paints with a brush. Lots of areas don't look as great as I'd hoped. Metallic silver on the knee caps, fists, wheels, wrist guards, cheeks, ears, pelvis.

Flat black on the inner leg tires, inner knee cap and shin guards, and side truck windows.

I need to figure out how to make the eyes blue and then maybe add some black to his forearms. I think some copper or gold may be needed somewhere.. I'll have to check renders again.

So, after tightening things up with floor polish, not a bad few hours of winging it!
Last edited by itscramtastic on Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:02 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: itscramtastic's mostly minor repaints of stuff and things

Postby itscramtastic » Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:41 am

Motto: "Peace through sandwiches."
Weapon: Shoulder-Mounted Mega-Blast Missile Cannons
Decided to add some additional paint to another favorite bot. I was going through pictures and said "You know, I thought there were versions of this guy with more paint. He's one of my favorite Transformer figures, I wonder what he should look like.." So I did some searching. Remembered they did a Platinum version of this guy a few years ago. Alt mode is where the biggest differences are. I'm not finished yet!

Snapped a picture yesterday with another favorite Transformer figure.
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AoE deluxe just looks so plain. You can see the detail for an Autobot logo that isn't there, and side sills that should probably be painted. Also, fairly certain he didn't have black wheels.

I was right, he didn't.
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That's a snazzy car. AoE deluxe deserves better.

So here he is, slightly upgraded, and with another favorite of mine, Movie Premium deluxe Bumblebee.
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So there's still a little work to do. Taillamps, trunk decklid, wheels, fill in some more black on the rear diffuser and add some silver highlights.

Also in bot mode some things need to be done. I did the arms. Feets and ab details to come.
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And striking a pose!
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Re: itscramtastic's mostly minor repaints of stuff and things

Postby itscramtastic » Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:33 am

Motto: "Peace through sandwiches."
Weapon: Shoulder-Mounted Mega-Blast Missile Cannons
Another day, another round of updates on AoE deluxe Concept Camaro Bumblebee.

Last night I was able to add some additional gloss black to the rear diffuser and the exhaust area. I was also able to get the main solid stripe on the trunk decklid, but I messed up on my first attempt at the pinstriping surrounding that main stripe. I'll revisit that another time. A few other areas that needed additional black on the rocker panels (mainly out of direct line of sight) were added, and even the "windows" between the B and C pillars. You'll see in the pictures, but the front of the car painted by the factory is CRAZY messy compared to my relatively minor slip ups.

I wanted to get the wheels into a nice gunmetal color, and I think I was able to achieve that. I mixed gloss silver with a few drops of gloss black and then I used that on the wheels, the exhaust tips (so subtle!), the "throwing stars", his toes, the struts on his abs, and then light brushed random areas on the forearms, thighs, shins, feet, and shoulders. Overall, I'm pleased!!

I was also able to use gloss red on the taillamps, and I think they really pop. Steady hands and a nice sharp brush worked out well!

There are some areas that could be cleaned up, and I may be able to accomplish that by using a plastic spudger to scrape away excess. The only other thing that really needs to be changed is the Autobot stickers, as they are comically large. I may try the super ultra small decals that are for the TR Titan Masters from Reprolabels, if I do, I'll update later! They are nice, like a little medallion, almost like the factory emblem.

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Re: itscramtastic's mostly minor repaints of stuff and things

Postby itscramtastic » Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:53 am

Motto: "Peace through sandwiches."
Weapon: Shoulder-Mounted Mega-Blast Missile Cannons
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carytheone wrote:I've found over the years that sometimes the wants are better than the haves.
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itscramtastic
Guardian Of Seibertron
Posts: 5872
News Credits: 12
Joined: Wed Jun 30, 2010 3:54 pm
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Alt Mode: Kings Hawaiian Food Truck
Strength: 7
Intelligence: 8
Speed: 6
Endurance: 9
Rank: 7
Courage: 10
Firepower: 7
Skill: 8

Re: itscramtastic's mostly minor repaints of stuff and things

Postby itscramtastic » Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:06 am

Motto: "Peace through sandwiches."
Weapon: Shoulder-Mounted Mega-Blast Missile Cannons
Well, until I figure out how to pinstripe around the main stripe on the decklid, and figure out the proper mix of blue metallic for the chest, I think I'm good to go.

So it's time for a round of "One of these things is not like the other!!"
Alt mode compared to the original on the card back.
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Bot mode compared to the original on the card back.
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I definitely like painted up Bumblebee better!!
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itscramtastic
Guardian Of Seibertron
Posts: 5872
News Credits: 12
Joined: Wed Jun 30, 2010 3:54 pm
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Alt Mode: Kings Hawaiian Food Truck
Strength: 7
Intelligence: 8
Speed: 6
Endurance: 9
Rank: 7
Courage: 10
Firepower: 7
Skill: 8

Re: itscramtastic's mostly minor repaints of stuff and things

Postby itscramtastic » Fri May 18, 2018 8:37 am

Motto: "Peace through sandwiches."
Weapon: Shoulder-Mounted Mega-Blast Missile Cannons
So, out of frustration with the sword labels for Drift, I decided to paint up his spark sword. Nothing crazy, just a touch up really. Testors acrylic metallic silver on the blade and guard, Testors acrylic metallic gold on the internal guard/jewel housing and the detail that runs from the guard on the blade, and then Testors acrylic gloss blue on the spark jewel thingy. Not too bad. Grip is factory bare plastic.
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itscramtastic
Guardian Of Seibertron
Posts: 5872
News Credits: 12
Joined: Wed Jun 30, 2010 3:54 pm
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Alt Mode: Kings Hawaiian Food Truck
Strength: 7
Intelligence: 8
Speed: 6
Endurance: 9
Rank: 7
Courage: 10
Firepower: 7
Skill: 8


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