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Old 29th March 2018, 02:53 PM
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Some more progress pictures, specifically of some of the hand-painted detail work:







I've been using the Molotow chrome pen for some of the detailing )mostly for very small areas only) - it's seriously easy to use and the results are fantastic. Not sure how hard wearing the paint is, time will tell.

Total time taken so far: 20 hours, 35 minutes
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Old 29th March 2018, 03:26 PM
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the detailing is coming along nicely and the horn design is simply inspired.

you are really highlighting just how much detail Hasbro have put into this humongous toy.
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Old 29th March 2018, 03:35 PM
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the detailing is coming along nicely and the horn design is simply inspired.

you are really highlighting just how much detail Hasbro have put into this humongous toy.
Thank you

One thing that customising has shown me is that each and every toy, no matter how big or small, no matter how "simple", has been largely created from nothing. All of those details - each and every one - was painstakingly sculpted by someone. One of my biggest aims with most customs is to pay respect to the immense amount of work the original creator has put in.
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I had someone mention to me that Gigastorm was (I'm paraphrasing) "just Trypticon with green camo bits". After 20-odd hours of work I decided I should probably get to a few of them green bits.

Masking this was a right pain, especially since the modern Trypticon has few flat areas and so much more moulded details. As a result, some of the lines are a tad fuzzy - they will be fixed by hand later.

For his "landing strips" I used a similar technique to the "glow" areas on a few previous customs, perhaps with a bit more subtlety.











Also did some detailing on the collar/cannons.


Total time taken so far: 29 hours, 40 minutes
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One little update shot:

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That aqua green colour you are using for the camo looks perfect.
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Wow, this is super impressive and is coming along nicely. Thank you for sharing your progress pics, it's really nice to see how much work, time and passion you put into your projects. I look forward to the next instalments. You sir, are a master.
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That aqua green colour you are using for the camo looks perfect.
Itís a lacquer airbrush paint by SMS, an Australian company (support local!), a mix of fluoro green and teal. It matches the green parts present on the base mould almost exactly, and does some cool things under black light... but Iíll wait until the whole project is done before I show that off.
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Wow, this is super impressive and is coming along nicely. Thank you for sharing your progress pics, it's really nice to see how much work, time and passion you put into your projects. I look forward to the next instalments. You sir, are a master.
Thank you for such generous words!
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Nice masking job. It's always good to peel off the tape and realise you didn't stuff up and miss a spot.

I've noticed SMS have really increased their range. Time to stock up.
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