Customs: Black BB Decepticon Silencer

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  1. Neekotron

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    So I'm working on this black repaint and he's a part of a 3 man team of Decepticon cars, the other two are named Goldust & Killstreak, this is Silencer. I've been working on his head, using a WFC Cliffjumper, but having a real bitch of a time getting his head separated. Anyone have any tips for heads that won't pop apart?
     
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    Sounds like a winning mix to me :thumb 
     
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    As for the head try an rxacto knife edge or a heat gun
     
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    Thanks man. I've been trying heat, but it doesn't seem to be working. I can see excess glue on the sides of the head I have, so I'm guessing that's the issue. Would rubbing alcohol weaken the glue? Maybe something stronger?
     
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    If you go too high you run the risk of possibly melting or fading the plastic, i'd suggest a 20 minute soak of either rubbing alchohol or oxi-clean
     
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    No don't need any heat or chemicals just run a xacto knife a few times over the glue to Seperate the sections of the head. This should work
     
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    Ok, I'll give that a shot. Thank you!
     
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    Figured I'd snap a wip shot of these three Decepticon cars together. I had just finished painting Silencer's doors before this.
     
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    Ran into a new problem, I seem to have stripped the screw head. Am I SOL?
     
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    I think I'm going to need a new CJ head, but this is what I had done for his face, still needed to paint the rest of the helmet, but if there nothing I can do for a stripped screw head, then this one will just end up being a pretty face. :) 

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    That helmet would look cool purple while that face is red. Pulling some purple on the robot mode would be cool too :) 
     
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    We're on the same page 'Quad! :)  If I can still make use of this head, I think you'll like where the finished piece is going...
     
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    Some progress, boots are drying. Going to see what I can do with this head tonight.

    Here's a head shot of Silencer's teammate, Killstreak, also wearing red face and red light pipping/eyes.

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    Applied Silencer's con symbol, as well as Goldust & Killstreak's.

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