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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Tramp's Awesome Alterations

Tramp dropped us a line with some totally sweet new alterations! Check out his completely chromed Botcon Alphatrion, custom Classics Ultramagnus trailer/transformable armor, and completely custom built Moonracer.


Unicron.com said...

Hey I recognize that key... Nice alteration. How did you get that nice chrome finish on Alphatrion?

Anonymous said...

Well, first off, it isn't a BotCon Alpha Trion. It started out as a Vector Prime. The head is scratch-built, and is the only part I made after BotCon's version came out. I had made this custom about two years before BotCon had the idea. The finish was produced by painting the all of the opaque parts of the model gloss black, drybrushing it silver, then applying red clearcoat and violet metallic wash over the various parts. The wings and sword were also paintd with the violet wash.

Jason said...

Wow, I love the final product effect you got. Where did you find clear coat? What kind of paint is it?

Anonymous said...

I used Tamyia Color acrylic model paints, for the most part, except for the violet, which was Testors Model Masters acrylics. You can get them at most hobby stores that specialize in model building