Discussion in 'Requests' started by Rdfnd1253, Nov 27, 2007.
Can anybody paint my Big convoy to look like the Lucky draw Gold Big Convoy?
It wouldn't be the "mirror" finish, only a sparkly/metallic finish.
The parts on the figure you speak of are coated - not painted.
Some paints will come close but not to the extent of a reflective/mirror finish.
how bout the clear plastic on the chest??
there are companies that could coat your convoy...but that requires you dissassembling it first and reassembling when you get it back
It's gotta be clear to begin with.(the plastic)
Aren't you the guy that wanted somebody to build you a scratchbuilt dino TF with no more information than "make it look cool"?
Don't take this the wrong way, but you don't seem to understand what is and isn't possible - not that this request is impossible, but these kinds of requests would be so difficult and intensive to pull off that nobody is going to do it for you.
so the clear chest plate would be impossible to do....but to repaint msot of it to match the real deal is possible or no?
As others have said, not possible with paint. 'Chrome' paint doesn't have the same shine and lustre of actual chromed parts. A gold painted figure wouldn't look as impressive as a chromed one.
Possible with professional chroming process, I don't recall any posters here offering that service.
Clear parts would probably need to be remolded in the appropriate plastic, I'm sure some posters here have done remolding in the past.
So in theory, yes 'someone' can make you an exact replica of the big convoy, but that 'someone' would have to be a few different pro or semi-pro manufacturers.
And it would cost a FORTUNE!
You gotta be willing to pay for this kinda stuff, and it aint cheap.
I will. And it will be cheap and better than the real thing. I know how to paint plastic clear. Just send it to me.
lol, way to do business mate.
is that even possible to do???
Paint plastic clear? No.
Chroming, with the right equipment? Yes.
You would need to recast the clear pieces in the appropriate clear materials, not easy to find, AND recast the translucent gold pieces (like the tusks) in a new plastic, and then have the rest chromed... no small feat.
how much would something like that run???
Honestly, a fortune to try and match all the plastics... might as well just buy a real one.
yea I wish I could....so far only one exists of it that people know of that is
Getting the custom done is probably out of ANYONE's reach here. You might want to hit up some auto shops though (the custom ones... See what they use to re-chrome stuff. That's the REAL chrome.)
If you're really serious about this madness...and I'm starting to halfway believe that you are... check the local phonebook for auto restoration places. Most classic car restoration shops either vacuum-chrome their own parts, or can direct you to someplace who can. It's not cheap, but the results are spectacular.
I once tried to have a PSX shell chromed, after my friend who owned a 65 Mustang got his various worn air vents and such rechromed. Flawless.
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