[CUSTOM] So I'm considering a kitbash for the first time.

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So I'm considering a kitbash for the first time.

Post by electro girl » Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:08 pm

Nothing drastic just a re-paint. I have a Recon Barricade whos colour sceme I've gotten bored of and I want to turn him into a white British police car so I may need some stickers or decals aswel.

So basically I just need some advice, I've had a skeg of the tips and tricks thread so I have a basic idea. I've had a practice taking it apart and have come across the problem of pins holding it together that I don't know how to remove so I'd like some help with that please.

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Post by borg72 » Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:54 pm

good call, though black-to-white sounds like a challenge for a first kitbash.

oh my, i just googled for some images. i knew about

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but this tickled me
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point being silver is an option too. and the armed response cars in london are red.

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Post by electro girl » Wed Mar 31, 2010 11:44 am

Well Recon Barricade is silver/light gray anyway so I do have the option of leaving it like that but I have some white paint to hand anyway. I think I'm gonna go for the blue and yellow checks rather than the old jam sandwich look.
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Post by Rattrap's tail » Wed Mar 31, 2010 3:28 pm

I would search for Reprolabels for those decals if I were you... Also, go to procustomizers.com. That site is runned by people like frenzy-rumble and they have a great tutorial section.

Good luck... I know how hard customizing can be. I just fnished up the fourth one and it's the first one I've been completely happy about. Don't give up.

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Post by electro girl » Fri Apr 02, 2010 10:54 am

Almost finished taking off the paint. I'll post some WIP pics when I can.
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Post by Treadshot A1 » Fri Apr 02, 2010 3:46 pm

Nice to hear you getting into this, Electro Girl. Have to say i agree with borg72 about blue to white being hard, for anyone. My advice, get some primer on that thing first.
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Post by electro girl » Fri Apr 02, 2010 4:53 pm

The blue on the car is painted on and I've got it all off so I think a few layers of white will sort out that light gray. All blue plastic is on the robot mode and I plan to make that black.
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Post by Treadshot A1 » Sat Apr 03, 2010 11:58 am

Good luck. White on anything is hard, though it doesn't sound too bad. Hope you sanded it all down, though. That many layers can get paint rubbing all over the place if you're not careful.
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Post by electro girl » Mon Jul 05, 2010 7:07 pm

Finally got round to throwing some paint on this bot today. I went for the easy panels that didn't leave too many screws floating about. paint went on easy enough, only problems were applying too much paint and not waiting long enough for it to dry before picking it up, both fixable. I'm happy that the paint has filled enough scratches from taking off the decal without losing any detail in the plastic.

So far I've done the doors, the back windows, back bumper and the bonnet in white.

Anyone know how to take off the roof and back wheels/hands/thumbs?
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