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Offline marcbrit

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A better Wampa
« on: January 13, 2004, 09:50 PM »
I got sick of that Hasbro paint job and got out my acrylics...

FOR COMPARISON: The original...


And mine:


Another shot:

GET THAT CAMERA OUT OF MY FACE !!!!

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Re: A better Wampa
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2004, 09:58 PM »
I like that repaint! I love how you added some depth to the figures pelt of fur, rather than just make it one color. The bloodstained fur underneith the mouth is a better look than what hasbro has going for theirs.

MY only complaint would be is that it doesnt look like you added any color to the arms on the underside. Just an observation. Could be the camera, could be just me.


Overall, nice Job.

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Re: A better Wampa
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2004, 01:45 AM »
That's nice Marc,

I agree, that it's nice to see it improved because of the incredible sculpt.  Hasbro has such a nasty habit of not doing a sculpt justice with the washes.  Not bad for a production run toy line, but shoddy compared to what can be done by hand, if done carefully.

It really brings out the sculpt, what you did there.

Those Dr. Evazan Wave 2 Cantina figures were, to me, the epitome of bringing out the finer quality a sculpt had with a good paintjob.  It showed that the first Evazan's jacket and headsculpt really just needed deco to improve them, not resculpts.  

Good stuff.  :)
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Re: A better Wampa
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2004, 02:59 AM »
Marc,

As already stated quite a remarkable paint job on the wampa. You've really brought it to life.

I wanted to make mention of the non-painting of the under arms as Famine brought up. I'm thinking that they may not necessarily need the paintjob because the "yellowing" on the rest of the wampa could be just soot or some sort of spillage from previous dinners and maybe the mess just didnt get to the under arms. Hmmm reading that all back it kinda seems unreadable, I hope someone gets my point.

Again great job Marc!
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Re: A better Wampa
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2004, 09:21 AM »
Very nice work. I won't be able to look at my wampa now without wondering if I could do half as good a job as you've done if I decided to give repainting it a try.

Sweet.  :-*

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Re: A better Wampa
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2004, 04:22 AM »
Now that looks way better than the original. Very nice Marc.  8)

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Re: A better Wampa
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2004, 10:09 AM »
Every time I come in here, I'm floored by all the great talent and imagination.  Just another great example of a good toy made into a FANTASTIC one!!  
Kudos on a the best Wampa out there!! :D
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Re: A better Wampa
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2004, 04:16 AM »
Very, very nice paint details added to an already cool figure there marc!  It's amazing to see what more can be done to spice up the average Hasbro product.  It's just a shame that Hasbro can't do that themselves for the start, since unfortunately not all of us have the customizing skills to create cool stuff like your Wampa there.   :-\

Great work.  I'm jealous.  Why do I venture into these customizing forums in the first place?  Just gets me all depressed every time!   :P

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Re: A better Wampa
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2004, 09:39 PM »
Nice I like how you blended the colors!
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Re: A better Wampa
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2004, 02:31 PM »
Very cool new look. If Hasbro is gonna use blood in figures, why can't they get it right?

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Re: A better Wampa
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2004, 07:58 PM »
That paint job you did on that Marc makes it a spitting image of the one in the Special Edition movie.  That blood almost looks real!  Great work with your acrylics!
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Re: A better Wampa
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2004, 05:22 PM »
Yes yours looks much better than Hasbro's.  Now I think I am forced to do the same to mine.  Thanks a lot!! ;)

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Re: A better Wampa
« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2004, 10:09 AM »
Yay. More blood for the hungry masses. Tiny little dots of blood here and there looks so wimpy.
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