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Hm. That classic Ronan mate is actually wrong in a few ways. 

  • The "boot cuff" bands are superfluous - he didn't have them
  • The light green collar (on the chest tampo) had radial lines in the comics, not vertical ones
  • Ironically, his arms were banded metal not his legs, so this mate has it reversed.
  • That hammer is too big (TWSS)
  • The hood & shoulders are pretty off-model

(This is more Friday boredom than an actual grievance - I'm still happy with the mate)

Edited by elhonez

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I love the mate also, but I'd be down for a new one that is bulkier, more akin to this 

170px-RonantheAccuser.jpg

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So I'm trying to match as best as I can the color on the Dreadnought minimate:

http://www.minimatedatabase.com/figure.php?i=974&n=Dreadnought

I'm just trying to get as close as I can so I don't have to fuss with re-painting the whole figure a new metallic blue...
It's really close to the Vallejo Electric blue but that doesn't have the metallic finish I'm hoping for. But I've narrowed it down to a couple that may be close here:

https://www.amazon.com/Bandai-GM17-Gundam-Marker-Metallic/dp/B0063CFVIK/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1549066634&sr=8-3&keywords=metallic+gundam+marker+blue

https://www.amazon.com/Vallejo-Deep-Blue-Painting-Accessories/dp/B074VG5B3C/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1549066724&sr=8-4&keywords=vallejo+mecha+paint

Am I doing this wrong and there is an easier option that I'm not thinking of? I really only want to paint the head of another mate to use that body but I'm coming up with very few options. Anyone have any advice or tips, or another paint to try?

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On 1/17/2019 at 9:15 PM, TENIME_art said:

Correct hammer, new costume, and (unmodified) missing character!

RAuCah8.jpg

Now I just gotta stop procrastinating on getting a head for Kraglin...

nice i did the same with the extra hammer i have and am piecing together a body for  korath

I like the arms you used, whose are they?

Edited by Mattallica

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18 hours ago, Chigarillo said:

So I'm trying to match as best as I can the color on the Dreadnought minimate:

http://www.minimatedatabase.com/figure.php?i=974&n=Dreadnought

I'm just trying to get as close as I can so I don't have to fuss with re-painting the whole figure a new metallic blue...
It's really close to the Vallejo Electric blue but that doesn't have the metallic finish I'm hoping for. But I've narrowed it down to a couple that may be close here:

https://www.amazon.com/Bandai-GM17-Gundam-Marker-Metallic/dp/B0063CFVIK/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1549066634&sr=8-3&keywords=metallic+gundam+marker+blue

https://www.amazon.com/Vallejo-Deep-Blue-Painting-Accessories/dp/B074VG5B3C/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1549066724&sr=8-4&keywords=vallejo+mecha+paint

Am I doing this wrong and there is an easier option that I'm not thinking of? I really only want to paint the head of another mate to use that body but I'm coming up with very few options. Anyone have any advice or tips, or another paint to try?

You could use the paint you mentioned, and then find a silver paint and do a light dry brush over it. I did that to my classic iron monger 

 

 

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Has anyone tried to make any other cosmic beings? Like the Inbetweener or Zeus or the Living Tribunal? Just wonderin.

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4 hours ago, spidermatt said:

Has anyone tried to make any other cosmic beings? Like the Inbetweener or Zeus or the Living Tribunal? Just wonderin.

Just like galactus, they wouldn't look right at minimate size. I've thought about buying a vinimate to try to customize a larger character. Wonder why the vinimate license doesn't include marvel.... 

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5 hours ago, spidermatt said:

Has anyone tried to make any other cosmic beings? Like the Inbetweener or Zeus or the Living Tribunal? Just wonderin.

Luke just posted that his next Custom Preorder will be the In-Betweener. He also teased his next Character Cut-Out in his latest newsletter and the glimpse looks an awful lot like it's going to be The Living Tribunal

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Thats cool! I did see the teaser for the next cut out (dont remember where tho, maybe email?) but i'm pretty excited that its the Living Tribunal. Didnt know that Inbetweener was the next custom.

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6 hours ago, spidermatt said:

Thats cool! I did see the teaser for the next cut out (dont remember where tho, maybe email?) but i'm pretty excited that its the Living Tribunal. Didnt know that Inbetweener was the next custom.

He put the teaser on his Instagram story 

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On 2/2/2019 at 11:53 AM, Mattallica said:

nice i did the same with the extra hammer i have and am piecing together a body for  korath

I like the arms you used, whose are they?

Upper arms Halo Arbiter: http://minimatedatabase.com/figure.php?i=1382&n=Arbiter+(Ripa+'Moramee)

Lower arms...I don't remember. I went through my "video game" bin which has Halo, Tomb Raider, and Pathfinder/Dragon Age. I think they're all from there? I tried to use Hale Caesar's arms at first, but the skin tones didn't match, so I gave up. Maybe the lower arms & gloves were from my "movies/TV" bin with Kill Bill, BttF, Gotham, Godzilla?

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