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lcz128
29th May 2008, 05:28 PM
Okay guys - here's the scenario:

Henkei Starscream.

Okay. He's apparently heaps better than the original Hasbro release. Is he cool?
Personally, yes- first seeker I've gotten a hold off and I think that he really works as an homage to the G1's and am very happy with him. HOWEVER. He does have the one thing I loathe in modern day transformers:

Grey plastic masquerading as some shade of metal.


Yes. I hate it. Hate it with a vengeance. <_<; So. With Henkei screamer - what should I paint him with?
This Tamiya Titanium Silver paint or Sky Grey?

Essentially : Silver / Grey ?
*note: by Silver, I do not mean chrome! (ie - won't be the same effect as say - henkei convoy's front grille- it'll be like all the other silver stuff I've done)
Please help me choose! :D

STL
29th May 2008, 05:39 PM
Silver!

1orion2many
29th May 2008, 06:43 PM
:)I say gray as you don't see bright shiny planes around, well not since the 50' and 60's I would guess:D.

Tober
29th May 2008, 07:38 PM
Grey, cos I prefer realism.

See sig...

jaydisc
29th May 2008, 07:47 PM
Can I see some swatches please? :D

TheDirtyDigger
29th May 2008, 09:23 PM
silver!

Pulse
29th May 2008, 10:11 PM
Grey, cos I prefer realism.

See sig...

I'd have to agree. A pale grey would look very nice... & realistic to boot :).

lcz128
29th May 2008, 10:55 PM
Can I see some swatches please? :D


swatches? :S ???
{grey is winning thus far... :o} :) (Thanks guys)

jaydisc
29th May 2008, 11:03 PM
"Swatches?! Swatches?!?!?! We don't need no stinkin' swatches!!!"

You know, when you buy carpet or paint, and you get the samples or pictures of the color to choose from. All you're givin' us is text! :P

EDIT: You should know Spotlight Boy!

iceburn
30th May 2008, 08:47 AM
i love having chromes...silver!!

jaydisc
30th May 2008, 08:57 AM
*note: by Silver, I do not mean chrome!

i love having chromes...silver!!

:D

lcz128
30th May 2008, 03:57 PM
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y17/lcz128_photos/Transformers/DSCN3087.jpg
HOWZAT!? :D

Only the first coat has gone on - so there's still imperfections :) but yes! Maybe this will help ?

iceburn
30th May 2008, 04:18 PM
go hiho silver!!

lcz128
2nd June 2008, 04:51 PM
SO.

I was kind of undecided on this... and what I'm doing that will work well (IMO) is :
I'm painting the grey plastic bits GREY, and if I don't think it looks good after I'm done, it'll work as a great undercoat for my silver coat on top!! :D

Pics to come! :DTryinh to paint straight lines to not-colour over his red. :b

Soundwarp
3rd June 2008, 08:10 AM
Grey all the way

lcz128
4th June 2008, 08:35 AM
GREY IT IS!!!!

You have spokenz and now I have results:
i2.photobucket.com/albums/y17/lcz128_photos/Transformers/HenkeiSScream-004.jpg
i2.photobucket.com/albums/y17/lcz128_photos/Transformers/HenkeiSScream-005.jpg
i2.photobucket.com/albums/y17/lcz128_photos/Transformers/HenkeiSScream-006.jpg
2.photobucket.com/albums/y17/lcz128_photos/Transformers/HenkeiSScream-008.jpg
i2.photobucket.com/albums/y17/lcz128_photos/Transformers/HenkeiSScream-012.jpg

The only issue is that there is a bit of paint rub here and there- but it looks great! (IMO)

Had a few mis-haps as this was coming together... like dropping an entire wing that had wet paint on it into my water container <_<; dayum!

That said, tell me what you think, and THANKS for the voting guys!!!

(mods, is it possible to end the poll and rename the topic to "Silver / Grey - GREY IT IS!!!")

STL
4th June 2008, 09:06 AM
Whoa. I'm surprised how good the gray looks!

I do love silver though. Me love shiny.

Pulse
4th June 2008, 11:23 AM
He looks really nice! :)

Bet you can't wait til Skywarp & Thundercracker show up... ;)

1orion2many
4th June 2008, 03:44 PM
:)Excellent job, suites the Starscream mold 100%. ;)

Tober
4th June 2008, 04:00 PM
Nice work :)

Soundwarp
7th June 2008, 08:15 AM
OK how do i see the images?

lcz128
7th June 2008, 12:35 PM
I'm just attaching it now :)

Pulse
7th June 2008, 04:37 PM
Sweet! ;) :D

STL
7th June 2008, 11:48 PM
I will inspect this guy first hand tmrw! :D


And he might just come home w/ me. :p

Soundwarp
8th June 2008, 09:15 AM
I must say that it is freaking awesome!

STL
9th June 2008, 01:22 AM
Paint job so so nice. I could not believe how good the gray looks in person. It really is quite hawt and I'm pretty sure looks better than silver would.