EvasionModeBumblebee's Studio Series Repaints

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EvasionModeBumblebee's Studio Series Repaints

Postby EvasionModeBumblebee » Sat Apr 25, 2020 3:20 pm

Motto: "Are you telling me you could've been a Camaro this whole time?!"
Weapon: Plasma Cannon
:BOT: Hey everyone, and welcome to the thread for my Studio Series customs! :BOT:

(you might also know me as CamaroBee)

I've already made posts for some of my previous repaints, so I'll just be including the links to those here. All future projects will get full galleries and descriptions in this thread.

TABLE OF CONTENTS:
01: SS-01 Bumblebee (1976 Camaro)
02: SS-06 Starscream (TF07 Version)
03: SS-16 Ratchet (Dark of the Moon)
04: SS-44 Optimus Prime (Dark of the Moon)
05: SS-49 Bumblebee (2007 Camaro)
06: SS-26 WWII Bumblebee
07: SS-11 Jazz
08: SS-14 Ironhide
09: SS-51 Soundwave (Dark of the Moon)
10: SS-29 Sideswipe (Dark of the Moon)
11: SS-50 WWII Hot Rod
12: SS-28 Barricade

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01: SS-01 Bumblebee (1976 Camaro)
SS-01 Bee Final1.jpg

See more here:
studio-series-01-bumblebee-repaint-t112910.php

02: SS-06 Starscream (TF07)
Starscream1.jpg

See more here: studio-series-starscream-repaint-tf07--t113313.php

03: SS-16 Ratchet (DOTM)
Ratchet Final 2.jpg

See more here: studio-series-dotm-ratchet-repaint-t112904.php

04: SS-44 Optimus Prime (DOTM)
DOTMPrime.jpg

See more here: studio-series-ultimate-optimus-prime-ss-44-repaint-upgrades--t113978.php
Last edited by EvasionModeBumblebee on Sat May 23, 2020 2:09 pm, edited 5 times in total.
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Re: EvasionModeBumblebee's Studio Series Repaints

Postby EvasionModeBumblebee » Sat Apr 25, 2020 3:56 pm

Motto: "Are you telling me you could've been a Camaro this whole time?!"
Weapon: Plasma Cannon
05: SS-49 Bumblebee (2007 Camaro)

SS-49 is my favorite deluxe class figure from SS, and I really had fun getting it painted up!

- Robot Mode -

Robot mode saw the addition of a lot of metallic dark gray paint all over the figure to get closer to Bee's appearance in the movie, along with some darker gunmetal to break up some sections. Yellow paint was added for the feet, hands, forearms, and to the collar section. Silver, gold, and bronze were also used for small details all over the figure. Gloss black was used for the corners and pin-striping on the shoulder pads. Panel liner was used to bring out the lines on the chest section and mask. I also scraped the yellow paint off the top of the windows (though this did result in a scratch in the one door, but it's not too noticeable). My single favorite addition, however, is the blue on the mask to show his eyes peeking through.
SS-49Final1.jpg

SS-49Final2.jpg

Bee3.jpg



- Vehicle Mode -

There were just a few small details added to vehicle mode, specifically silver on the foglights, mirrors, door handles, license plate, exhaust, and behind the tires; orange and red for the reflective bits on the side of the car, gold for the rear Chevy emblem,and flat black for the section around the exhaust. Gunmetal was also added to some of the yellow parts that you can see through the windshield to better conceal them.
Bee4.jpg

Bee5.jpg


Paint used:

Testor's enamels:
Metallic silver, gold, and bronze
Flat yellow
Gloss black
Flat black
Flat gunmetal
Flat red
Gloss tangerine

Decoart acrylic metallic dark gray
CraftSmart blue paint pen
Tamiya panel liner

Bonus: Bee vs. Barricade!
Bee v Barricade 2.jpg
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Re: EvasionModeBumblebee's Studio Series Repaints

Postby EvasionModeBumblebee » Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:33 pm

Motto: "Are you telling me you could've been a Camaro this whole time?!"
Weapon: Plasma Cannon
06: SS-26 WWII Bumblebee

- Robot Mode -

WWII Bee was a little different from a lot of my other customs - I did the usual detailing, but I also did weathering on both modes. I don't usually weather my Transformers, but I figured since this was a WWII vehicle it would work out. I'm really happy with how it tuned out! I used dark gray model wash to pick out the panels in both modes (and make everything look a little more worn), and then used silver dry brushing to show the paint chipping away.

For detailing I did the usual dark metallic gray over a lot of the robot mode surfaces, as well as the bumper and some other parts in vehicle mode. Gold, bronze, silver, and black were also used for detail work; and I had an olive drab that was slightly off from the color used on the figure that you might notice on the hands, shoulder pads, hammer, and a few other spots. I'm actually glad it was slightly different - it gives a little more variety in both modes.
WWII Bee 2.jpg

WWII Bee3.jpg

WWII Bee5.jpg


- Vehicle Mode

Vehicle mode is where the weathering really got to shine, while I did do some detailing with the gunmetal, silver, and olive drab it was primarily the model wash/dry brushing. I really like how it turned out, I'm excited to do it again for WWII Hot Rod!
WWII Bee1.jpg

WWII Bee6.jpg


Paint used:
Testor's Enamels:
- Metallic silver
- Metallic gold
- Metallic bronze
- Flat olive drab
- Flat black
- Decoart acrylic metallic dark gray
- Vallejo model wash (dark gray)
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Re: EvasionModeBumblebee's Studio Series Repaints

Postby EvasionModeBumblebee » Sat May 02, 2020 1:36 pm

Motto: "Are you telling me you could've been a Camaro this whole time?!"
Weapon: Plasma Cannon
07: SS-11 Jazz

- Robot Mode -

For Jazz, I used flat gunmetal and the decoart metallic dark gray over much of the non-silver areas, and detailing with the metallic enamels. I had initially used the normal silve rpaint for robot mode, but decided to try out my molotow chrome marker on it. It looked pretty cool, so I figured I'd stick with it! For the gun, I spray painted it silver, repainted the gold of the barrel, and used panel liner to beng out some of the detail.
Jazz4.jpg

Jazz2.jpg

Jazz3.jpg


- Vehicle Mode -

I didn't change much in vehicle mode, I just painted the tires by adding the ring of silver near the edge and gloss black for the center.
Jazz1.jpg


Paint used:

Testor's Enamels:
- Metallic silver, gold, and bronze
- Flat gunmetal
- Gloss black

Testor's spray enamel silver
Molotow liquid chrome marker
Dark gray panel liner
Decoart acrylic metallic dark gray
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Re: EvasionModeBumblebee's Studio Series Repaints

Postby EvasionModeBumblebee » Sat May 02, 2020 2:08 pm

Motto: "Are you telling me you could've been a Camaro this whole time?!"
Weapon: Plasma Cannon
08: SS-14 Ironhide

Ironhide is probably my favorite voyager from Studio Series so far (though Starscream is very close to that title), and I really enjoyed getting to paint it up!

- Robot Mode -

Robot mode saw a lot of detailing with the usual - Metallic silver, gold, a little bit of copper on the guns, and gunmetal/ metallic dark gray. I used a little bit of silver to clean up the paint around his right eye, and several other details all over the figure. The most difficult part was probably the bumper in robot mode - I went through several different grays before settling on a mix of flat gunmetal and gray that resembles the movie CG model pretty well.
Ironhide2.jpg

Ironhide3.jpg

Ironhide 1.jpg


- Upgrade Kit -

I did make some paint/modding work on the weapons included in the DNA design upgrade kit. For paint, I used primarily silver to get them looking closer to the movie, as well as some gold and gunmetal. Ironhide's one rifle (Heavy Iron 1.0 if you played the DOTM game, or possibly 3.0 since we see Que hand it to him at the beginning of DOTM) is notably missing the ammo magazine. To fix this, I took a leftover piece of plastic from some 1/160 APCs and cut it down to the right size (with a tab to plug into the gun), sanded it, and painted it. I finally drilled a hole in the bottom of the gun to accommodate it.
Ironhide Weapons.jpg

Ironhide Standoff.jpg


- Vehicle Mode -

Vehicle mode was fairly simple to paint - Silver paint was used on the bars on the sides of the truck and part of the bumper, and the lights on top were painted blue. Model wash was also used on the side vent to give it more detail.
Ironhide Alt Mode.jpg


Paint used:
Testor's enamels:
Metallic silver, gold, and copper
Mixture of flat gray and flat gunmetal for robot mode bumper
Gloss dark blue

Decoart metallic dark gray
Vallejo dark gray model wash
Craftsmart black paint pen
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Re: EvasionModeBumblebee's Studio Series Repaints

Postby EvasionModeBumblebee » Sun May 17, 2020 6:36 pm

Motto: "Are you telling me you could've been a Camaro this whole time?!"
Weapon: Plasma Cannon
09: SS-51 Soundwave

Starting to add some more Decepticons to the showcase, here is Soundwave!

- Robot Mode -

The most noticeable paint comes in the forms of the blue speakers on his chest and arms. The speakers on his arms don't normally glow blue in the movie, but they do when we first see Soundwave transform - so I figured I'd add them in as a nice splash of color. I primarily used silver and dark metallic gray, as well as some black, gold, and red to mimic the look from the movie and to just add detailing overall. Laserbeak also got some paint - silver, dark metallic gray, and red - both for the eyes and rotors and dry brushed in some sections.
Soundwave2.jpg

Soundwave1.jpg

Soundwave3.jpg

Laserbeak.jpg


- Vehicle Mode -

Not much happened in vehicle mode - I added gloss black for some of the grill/vent areas that were unpainted, and I painted the robot mode sections visible on the other side of the clear plastic in flat black to make them blend in more.
SoundwaveAltMode.jpg


Paint used:

Testors Enamels:
Metallic silver & gold
Flat black
Gloss black
Flat red
Gunmetal

Decoart acrylic dark metallic gray
Decoart acrylic sterling silver (mixed w/ dark gray)
Craftsmart light blue paint pen
Last edited by EvasionModeBumblebee on Sun May 17, 2020 6:51 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: EvasionModeBumblebee's Studio Series Repaints

Postby EvasionModeBumblebee » Sun May 17, 2020 6:51 pm

Motto: "Are you telling me you could've been a Camaro this whole time?!"
Weapon: Plasma Cannon
10: SS-29 Sideswipe

- Robot Mode -

Keeping with the silver trend, here is SS Sideswipe!

Sideswipe is actually a custom I did about a year ago, but this was before I started using gloss coat to protect the paint. As a result, a lot of the silver I had added chipped off. I figured that if I was going to fix the silver, I might as well repaint the rest! I also went ahead with the mod that cuts off the vehicle mode bits on Sideswipe's feet and glues them onto the vehicle mode hood to make the feet more accurate.
Sideswipe4.jpg

Sideswipe1.jpg

Sideswipe2.jpg

A better view of some of the side detailing:
Sideswipe3.jpg


- Vehicle Mode -
Painting Sideswipe's vehicle mode was challenging - due to paint chipping I had to spray paint over large pieces of the vehicle mode - and I had to completely repaint the main hood piece by hand. It's a little rough in some sections, but I think it turned out alright. I also added some flat black for the spoiler and the section behind the driver seat. Finally, I painted the wheels with gloss black and chrome.
SideswipeAltMode.jpg


Paint used:
Testor's Enamels:
Metallic Silver, gold, and copper
Flat black
Gloss black
Flat gunmetal
Flat red

Testor's metallic silver spray paint
Decoart acrylic metallic gray
Tamiya panel liner
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Re: EvasionModeBumblebee's Studio Series Repaints

Postby ZeldaTheSwordsman » Tue May 19, 2020 5:45 am

Motto: "Why is asking for a no-disassembly clay impression of a head seemingly such an extreme request?"
Weapon: Galaxial Rocket Launcher
Your work is superb, as always
WANT:
HFTD Starscream clay head impression
Energon Optimus firetruck; super mode hat
Optimus Primal missiles, left back panel, mask
CW Dead End or Offroad HFG, Breakdown HFG
Armada Thundercracker missile
Armada Optimus front left trailer strut, cheekguards
ROTF Jetfire right "JTFR" Panel
Armada Downshift
RID Ultra Magnus missiles
Vector Prime Cyber Key
Armada Jolt, Thunderclash, Clench
RID Galvatron foot/dragon head, smol beast arms, 1x launcher/sword hilt
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Re: EvasionModeBumblebee's Studio Series Repaints

Postby EvasionModeBumblebee » Tue May 19, 2020 4:27 pm

Motto: "Are you telling me you could've been a Camaro this whole time?!"
Weapon: Plasma Cannon
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:Your work is superb, as always

Thanks, Zelda! Much appreciated.
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Re: EvasionModeBumblebee's Studio Series Repaints

Postby EvasionModeBumblebee » Sat May 23, 2020 1:15 pm

Motto: "Are you telling me you could've been a Camaro this whole time?!"
Weapon: Plasma Cannon
11: SS-50 WWII Hot Rod

- Robot Mode -

After having a blast painting WWII Bee, I was excited to start working on WWII Hot Rod!

Due to WWII Hot Rod's darker color scheme compared to Bee, I didn't use as much of the dark metallic gray, subbing it for silver in some sections. I also mixed the red and orange paint I had to mimic the darker orange found on the figure, and then dry brushed gunmetal over the orange sections to make them look worn. I used silver dry brushing and some flat black over many of the gray sections for weathering. Finally, some gold, silver, and black were used for detailing. A flat coat over much of the figure finished off this mode!
Hot Rod 1.jpg

Hot Rod 2.jpg

Hot Rod 3.jpg


- Vehicle Mode -

Much like Bumblebee, I dry brushed silver over the vehicle mode for weathering. Instead of using panel liner like on WWII Bee, I used flat black to try and better blend the gray from the top part of the vehicle mode with the black paint used on the front and sides of the figure. I did some more silver detailing, and used dark metallic gray for the tires and grill. Much like robot mode, the paint work ended with a flat coat.

WWII Hot Rod Alt Mode 1.jpg

WWII Hot Rod Alt Mode 2.jpg
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Re: EvasionModeBumblebee's Studio Series Repaints

Postby EvasionModeBumblebee » Sat May 23, 2020 1:43 pm

Motto: "Are you telling me you could've been a Camaro this whole time?!"
Weapon: Plasma Cannon
12. SS-28 Barricade

- Robot Mode -

Much like Soundwave, Barricade is one I had to wait on for a while due to the usage of rubbery plastic on the figure. After getting some acrylic paint, however, I was able to get started! The other major problem I encountered with Barricade was the purple paint - it was very thin and really didn't show up well on the black plastic. To fix this, I painted all of the purple sections in white and then went over them with several coats of purple. I also painted his eyes to be a little larger than the original since the eyes weren't very visible, particularly on one side.

Barricade 2.jpg

Barricade 1.jpg

Barricade 3.jpg


- Vehicle Mode -

In vehicle mode, I added a few small details. These include the headlights (not sure why those were unpainted on the original figure), the orange and red reflective pieces, a small amount of silver on the tires, the license plate, and the exhaust. There's also some super small red bits behind the doors that I painted as well.
Barricade Alt Mode 1.jpg

Barricade Alt Mode 2.jpg
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