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Warcry
2014-07-12, 05:55 AM
Those of you who've been around for a while might have heard me going on at times about how Scoop was one of the few G1 toys I had as a kid who survived intact to my adulthood. Because of that I was stoked that they were making Generations Scoop, since it was firmly entrenched on my "this will never happen" list until a second before I saw the prototype pics. However, the finished product leaves lots to be desired...lots of plain orange and washed-out yellow, with none of the contrast that makes the original so cool. But it's a really good mold, so I decided to make better use of it than Hasbro did.

Here's what he looked like out of the box:

http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag6/gbehrends/th_Scoop_Robot_2_zps6e6561a4.jpg (http://s1296.photobucket.com/user/gbehrends/media/Scoop_Robot_2_zps6e6561a4.jpg.html) http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag6/gbehrends/th_Scoop_Alt_2_zps165a8f0c.jpg (http://s1296.photobucket.com/user/gbehrends/media/Scoop_Alt_2_zps165a8f0c.jpg.html)

Boring as hell. :(

Here's what he looks like now:
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag6/gbehrends/th_Touchup_Scoop_robot_1_zps8f766765.jpg (http://s1296.photobucket.com/user/gbehrends/media/Touchup_Scoop_robot_1_zps8f766765.jpg.html) http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag6/gbehrends/th_Touchup_Scoop_robot_2_zpsdec0dc39.jpg (http://s1296.photobucket.com/user/gbehrends/media/Touchup_Scoop_robot_2_zpsdec0dc39.jpg.html) http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag6/gbehrends/th_Touchup_Scoop_alt_2_zpsf143133d.jpg (http://s1296.photobucket.com/user/gbehrends/media/Touchup_Scoop_alt_2_zpsf143133d.jpg.html) http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag6/gbehrends/th_Touchup_Scoop_alt_1_zpse1c0f4f6.jpg (http://s1296.photobucket.com/user/gbehrends/media/Touchup_Scoop_alt_1_zpse1c0f4f6.jpg.html)

That's more like it. :)

Aside from the obvious now-yellow shovel, I sprayed all of his yellow parts with a brighter, more vibrant shade that comes a lot closer to the G1 palate. I also painted the hubs of his rear wheels so they'd match the front (which are pinned joints, and thus have silver hubs). The end result comes together nicely, I think, and it doesn't seem like there'll be any issues with paint rubbing off.

I considered painting his head yellow with a white face, like the original, but the head design is 100% different from G1 Scoop so I didn't bother. This toy's blockier head looks better as-is, I think.

Big thanks to Clay, who had some good advice on how to turn an orange shovel yellow without caking on a whole bottle of paint.

Blackjack
2014-07-12, 08:33 AM
That looks a lot better than the retail one for sure!

man, now my Scoop will forever look underwhelming...

Clay
2014-07-13, 05:36 PM
Came out great, and happy to help! I've got a spare Scoop I want to paint into Scrapper, but I can't find "Constructicon green" paint at Hobby Lobby. Have you ventured into buying paint online yet? I never have so far...

Warcry
2014-07-13, 06:12 PM
man, now my Scoop will forever look underwhelming...
Nothing saying you can't paint yours, too! You know, after you make that Afterburner we've been talking about for almost as long as I've been saying I'll make Killbison...

Came out great, and happy to help! I've got a spare Scoop I want to paint into Scrapper, but I can't find "Constructicon green" paint at Hobby Lobby. Have you ventured into buying paint online yet? I never have so far...
I never have, no. I'd be nervous about it unless I'd already seen the colour in person, because in my experience nothing looks exactly the same on a screen as it does in real life. I'd hate to order something only for it to arrive and not look like what I'd hoped it would.

Though I suppose with something as common as Constructicons, it would be fairly easy to find out what other folks have used and have a go with that.