Saturday, May 12, 2012

I'm new to this blog scene but I'll try to keep it up anyway.
Anywho, welcome to Cheets' Tweaks! If you have a better name hit me! I may give you something if I dig it. However the point of this is to have a central place to show my work, organize my sales and most importantly I want to have dialogue with anyone that wants to talk.

So, what's up right now? The latest is my take on a more accurate Knock Out.

The figure as it comes in the box is beyond disappointing. Just, take a look at the comparison pictures.

I just handle that and, with the help of Deceptigtar of the TFW boards I got this guy in my hands and swanked him up.
I used mostly Model Masters Paints with some help from Citadel paints (even though they pissed me off but more on that some other time).
Chrome yellow for the wheels, door handles and hood vents.
Red Foundation for the dark red then covered that and the regular red with a Clear Red.
Flat black on the tires of course.
The grill was done with Gun Metal and Mithril Silver.
Those headlights... UGH. Had to drill them out with my dremel before adding chrome behind them to make them look more realistic. Added some Signal Amber to the corners.
Gloss White on the front end as well as the inside of the wheels between the yellow.
Robot mode had some Boltgun Metal, Mithril Silver and Shining Gold.
His eyes are painted with red foundation and a custom blend of pink that I made forever ago.


  1. The original one looks better, yours is too busy for a deluxe toy. Also the darker red is nicer.

  2. I think the person who paid $280 for the custom on Ebay would disagree with you, previous commenter :)

  3. Looks awesome, the custom brought the figure to life.

  4. You're work is amazing Cheets! I currently own 3 of your customs with 2 more on the way. I'm also in on the bidding for your latest Knock Out. Your detailing on him makes him so much better than the original toy. Easily worth paying extra money in order to get such a great piece.

    Keep up the good work!!

  5. I've been foollowing this guy on e-bay twice and I haven't been able to win the auction. Would you do the same as you're doing with your custom Ratchet? I mean, put it on preorder so we can buy it without bidding?
    It would be really good for those who are looking forward to getting your custom.
    Really nice piece of art!