Minor/Repaint: Alternity Prime head fix

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by axiom, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. axiom

    axiom What the what?!?! Moderator

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    I contemplated for months on whether to try this on such an expensive little figure and finally just did it. I cut off that dumb valve cover from the back of his head. I am very happy I did this.
     

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  2. wwoptimusprime

    wwoptimusprime Till all are one

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    Could you show wgat the back of the head looks like now?
     
  3. red4

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    ^seconded
     
  4. GerardusMaximus

    GerardusMaximus Deceptocreep

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    this figure cost a lot, but you are fearsome enough to do the act, your custom went great it actually looks better!
     
  5. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    You got some balls. Yeah, show us the back of the head.
     
  6. mampy

    mampy Movie-Accurate Mampy

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    Looks great. How does affect the articulation of the head? I agree with the others. Show us pics of the back. :) 
     
  7. Treadshot A1

    Treadshot A1 Or just 'A1' for short...

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    Um, yeah, do show.

    @Mampy: How can it possbly affect articulation? The thing didn't obstruct the neck joint before, so removing it won't cause any problems. Adding articulation, on the other hand, is possible, but i doubt it would add much.
     
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    got some cojones bro! Very brave axiom!!!
     
  9. ALPHAMAGNUS

    ALPHAMAGNUS Sector70: Reformatting... Veteran

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    Hasbro had better release this, I have so many plans for it, this was a great "take some guts" mod. It's a bit more pricey than most would have ventured, but worth it
     
  10. StuntPrime35

    StuntPrime35 Dreads for life

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    god I'm afraid to paint the thing. You have guts one hundretith on the back of the head
     
  11. axiom

    axiom What the what?!?! Moderator

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    The figure is at work, I'll get some pics tomorrow. Basically its just a little hollow in the center and I will just fill it in. The light piping is still intact and actually works better. I'll get before and after pics.
     
  12. axiom

    axiom What the what?!?! Moderator

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    Alright, I added the pics of the back of the head. It looks like the plastic is clear. I don't even know if I'm going to bother filling anything in as it's unseen and doesn't look that bad anyway.
     
  13. mampy

    mampy Movie-Accurate Mampy

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    Yeah what I meant was if it improved articulation somehow.

    Just noticed now that it does improve lightpiping. Thanks for sharing man. :) 
     
  14. SmokescreenSWE

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    Did you cut off the back with a knife or file it off with a thin sawblade?
     
  15. axiom

    axiom What the what?!?! Moderator

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    I used a razor blade from a box cutter. It took about ten minutes of SLOW cutting. It would have probably worked better if I had heated the blade up.
     
  16. Demonss

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    what did the back of tghe head look like previously?
     

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