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!
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,