Minor/Repaint: Animated Oilslick proper chain weapon

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by Gen. Magnus, Sep 4, 2008.

  1. Gen. Magnus

    Gen. Magnus Gagga blagh blagh

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    I decided I had enough of the lame, short chain that Oil Slick came with. Yes, he needed one more like that on the back of the package so I made one.
     

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  2. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    ok that is awesomeness. i wish they would have used that kind of quality material originally
     
  3. plowking

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

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    Nice mod man....I too think that the chain that he comes with sucks...
     
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    autobotx23 Banned

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    Looks like a chain Bolo. That's hella cool.
     
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    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Well well well! GM is in the house!

    What did you use for the chain?

    It's great to see an old-timer in the Radicons posting again! I hope this means we get to see more from you *cough cough*Alts*cough cough* :thumb 
     
  6. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    about darn time I see a thread started by you in here! Are you gettin' the itch yet? are ya are ya, hu hu?
     
  7. Gen. Magnus

    Gen. Magnus Gagga blagh blagh

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    maybe... Just busy as he'll with school this semester.

    I used a length of metal chain from the jewelery making department from a local craft store. The full chain was huge.
     
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    Did you crimp the ends by hand or did you use pliers? I would like to do that to mine, but I want it as clean as your turned out.
     
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    Gen. Magnus Gagga blagh blagh

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    The links were too fine to get around the plastic loop on the barrel ends so I had to loop the chain through the plastic half circle. I cut the end links with my x-acto knife and pried it open just a little with a jewelers flat head screwdriver. I then [very carefully] hooked the cut [end] link to another link on the other side of the half circle as close as possible to the half circle to hold it as tightly as I could get it. I then crimped it with needle nose pliers.

    It took quite a few tries thanks to my lack of fine motor control and the fine size of the links. In the end, however, it was well worth the effort.
     

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