Adding painting improvements to Transformers Headmaster Quake

Last year I painted a Cyberman toy as a test experiment for fun, which turned out really well. Now, I did some test work on some toys I had left in a box for awhile now, judging by the paint work from production, I thought they lacked a lot of things that would’ve made them look much more appealing. The plastic is dull as the details aren’t visible enough, and certain areas looked lazy with no appropriate colour.

So like any silly Brit on too much tea, I’d decided to paint these toys myself!

Here’s Quake, a Transformers Headmaster toy from the Titans Return range that I got a year ago. At first it looks pretty cool, but soon enough not much to look at when it’s on your shelf looking pretty plain.

Using acrylic paints and inks, I went to work on shading, drybrushing and detailing the toy for roughly 4 to 5 Hours of painting.

I started with the Headmaster to do some tests, here’s the original head with one badly painted eye from toy production.

Here’s what I did after painting it.

Here’s the finished result!

Now that’s a display toy I’d paying for! Look at the details on his canon, it looks way more intimidating than the gloss black version. Areas that didn’t have details defined are now more crisper and sharp with added highlights. The treads were painted black to make them stand out much more than just a lazy all grey colour.

Quake wasn’t the only not to receive a paint update, my Headmaster Crashbash also got some love too!

Before

After

I’ve really enjoyed this side project yesterday, it got me thinking on what else I can do with some toys I have in my collection.

If have you have any ideas or suggestions, post a comment below and share your ideas.

Until next time,

-Bjorn

Improving my blog posts

Improving my blog posts

Lately I’ve been wondering about my blogging posts, and what worked well, and what didn’t work during the months since I started way back in March. I want to deliver on posting great stuff for both my followers, and to new readers that read my posts. But sometimes I feel like I’m not delivering on great content.

‘The war for Ghyran’ for example was something new for me to try out, as I’ve never done a story based on campagin table top games before. It’s definitely something I’m proud of, because it’s a story that I can share, based on a campaign that me and my friend really enjoyed playing.

 Whilst I’ve put a lot of effort in getting the best out of my ability to deliver on the story, it didn’t catch a lot of people’s attention. Personally I felt it was my fault that I’ve not tried hard enough to spread the story out to hobbyist bloggers, who might be interested in reading it. 

I’ve also done a few art posts, mostly from my art course that I’m currently still working on. But I would like to do art posts that aren’t just from my art course, however I’m unsure on what to do that I can do on a regular basis.

If anyone is interested in commenting on advice on what will help me improve my blog posts, I’d be grateful for the advice. 🙂

If you have any suggestions on how I can improve my blog posts, post a comment below and I’ll reply back as soon as I can. Thanks!