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BW Blackarachnia WIP


Repainting Beast Machines Blackarachnia into her original Beast Colors.

And here we go! A step-by-step photo documentary of my first attempt!

1. Soaking all day in a bowl of 91% alcohol. Notice all the silver bits. I forgot to take a pic of her before I took her apart and threw her in the bowl. Silver and metallic purple is a good combo :thumb

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2. The alcohol after all the paint that I had applied years ago was removed.

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3. This is how she looked after lots of soaking and scrubbing.

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4. I swear it kind of looks like there's a spot for a Decepticon symbol right below her calf.

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5. And her thorax looks almost like it has a giant Predacon symbol on it. Two big bug eyes on the sides and a mouth at the bottom.

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6. Who knew she was blonde??

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7. Sideview shot.

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8. I wasn't able to get all the silver off, that I had painted on before. But hopefully it won't be an issue.

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9. The hinge holding the spider head in place shattered spectacularly into several little pieces. I plan on super-glueing it back together, but I'm not looking forward to figuring out what goes where.

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10. The first coat of primer has been applied!

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First coat of gold!
Sanded the figure lightly before painting.
Then I thinned the paint with water. A little too much, I think, on the first coat. Added some more paint back into it for the 2nd coat.
Going to add a 3rd coat later. It's kind of a beast getting this color to cover well.

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Re: BW Blackarachnia WIP


Making Progress.

First coat of black.
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I had to re-sand the black off after the first coat, because I hadn't thinned it enough. I really want all the details in the sculpt to show. Extra time, but I think it was worth it.
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More gold! Looking more like metallic gold instead of pale yellow now.
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Her neck and chest were the hardest parts to paint. The collar on her neck, just because it's so tiny and I had to be careful not to accidentally hit her shoulderpads with black. And her chest because of the black between her breasts.
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And nearly finished! She just needs some paint on her elbows and shoulders (gotta go buy those colors). I want her to look as close to her BW self as possible, but I'm also trying to emphasize the details on this particular mold. So I won't be painting any gold dots on her pelvis, because there's lots of lines already sculpted in there. And I won't be painting the black web pattern on her chest, because there's 3 lines sculpted onto her breasts already. The web pattern would wind up making it look overly messy and cluttered, I think. If anything, I might paint the 3 lines black just to pay homage to the web pattern. Oh, and still gotta paint the black stripes on the tips of her claws.
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I'm considering leaving the beast mode kibble off, because there were lots of broken bits around the hinges of both the head and spider thorax. I haven't even attempted to glue those back together yet. But I'm liking how BA looks without those pieces. And considering that I'm doing this repaint more for the robot mode anyway, I might leave those off. Makes her look more BW-ish without them.
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Are you hand brushing, or using an airbrush? Using an airbrush and spraying thin layers might help with the gold, and I don't think the breasts would be too hard to mask when it came time to do the black.

Also, are you planning on doing a panel wash to bring out the details?

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Very nice work! Takes me back to my days doing customs.

Mind, I wasn't quite as good as this - very cheap and easy, my methods.
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Same here, Echo. Hand brushing this figure, using very cheap brushes. I sprayed the primer coat and I have a spray can of clear coat to finish her off with. I'm still going to try and add a couple of extra little details and then she's pertty well done.
This is harder than I had anticipated. I thinned the paint down a whole lot, but despite my best efforts, I can still see lots of brush strokes in the paint. At least from 5 feet away it's hard to tell. Looks great from that distance lol.
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Mako Crab wrote:

Same here, Echo. Hand brushing this figure, using very cheap brushes. I sprayed the primer coat and I have a spray can of clear coat to finish her off with. I'm still going to try and add a couple of extra little details and then she's pertty well done.
This is harder than I had anticipated. I thinned the paint down a whole lot, but despite my best efforts, I can still see lots of brush strokes in the paint. At least from 5 feet away it's hard to tell. Looks great from that distance lol.



Yeah, but mine were cheaper - I didn't disassemble and clean, I just painted over the pre-existing paint job.
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Haha yeah that's what I did before, when I painted the silver highlights on her. Tried to do it right this time.
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