Customs: Check out the paintjob on this Cyclonus!

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  1. catch22

    catch22 Well-Known Member

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    Terradives Well-Known Member

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    Its not paint. It's filler of some sort poured into the plastic when it is being poured.
     
  3. Takeshi357

    Takeshi357 "Research"

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    Metallic look or not, I just want that Cyclonus!
     
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    AutoCon2076 Brightest can in toolshed

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    He added Mica or Pearl to the second coat to get that color. Oddly enough I learned in class yesterday how to lay down mica and metallics. You need to put what is called a "wet bed" (go ahead & laugh; I did) of clear-coat over the figure. Your second coat of paint will be the metallic/mica paint; lay it on evenly and smooth, repeating up to two time allowing proper flash-time in between. Clear that sucker when you're done, and fin!

    ~Z
     
  5. RobotoChan

    RobotoChan Nothing to see here

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    Were they made by this guy?

    http://jizaitoys.seesaa.net/

    Because the figures look identical.

    Or did someone buy those figures and repaint them?
     
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    TENIME_art Ethically Challenged

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    I don't want the metallic versions, I want the regular versions of Cyc & Wheelie!!
     
  7. Terradives

    Terradives Well-Known Member

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    That is the jizza toys guy and the only parts on wheelie and cyclonus that are painted are the eyes. When he mixed some plastic he added some of additional product to it.
     
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    Nerdling Plastic Crack Addict

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    That's what Classics 2.0 Cyclonus should look like. :thumb 
     
  9. nemesis-kidd

    nemesis-kidd Nemesis Enforcer

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    I bought one of these Metallic Cyclonus from this seller.
    Unfortuntately, it arrived with some "stuff" on his chest pictured below.
    It isn't paint, nor will it rub off.
    Anybody have any ideas on how something like this could be removed without ruining the purple metallic color?

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Night Flame

    Night Flame TFW2005 Supporter

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    Don't know if this is exactly what was used, but the principle would be the same whether it was painted or put into the actual plastic when it was molded.

    [​IMG]

    Those are pearl powders. Basically the solids that make pearl colors "sparkle." There are a lot of different brands and types available, but they all work the same way. Put them in modelling products (paint, putty, filler, plastic, whatever) and they give everything a nice sheen and sparkle. Lots of fun to work with as paint additives. I've never had the pleasure of molding my own plastics, so I don't know whether it would be fun or a nightmare trying to keep them mixed during the cooling process in melty plastic.
     
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    The stuff is plastic that hadnt formed when that piece was pulled from the mold probably. When he pulled it the plastic tore and a little came out. If you cant stand it try an exacto knife to remove and then rub it vigorously with your hand. it should bring back the color and maybe the sparkle. Of course I wouldnt do it with that piece. I guess it all depends on how much it irritates you.
     
  12. Takeshi357

    Takeshi357 "Research"

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    Seconded! In fact, I want these two molds to be used in Classics 2.0!

    Sure it's Wheelie, but dayum, I'd buy one anyway.
     
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    Those molds look even BETTER like that.

    SOMEBODY from Hasbro has to buy these molds off this guy. Now.

    No question about it.
     
  14. Jukebox Prime

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    Aw man. I remember seeing the thread of this guy's work before - pre painted. It looked amazing then. After the colors were applied - this thing is Be-A-Utiful! I just wet myself...
     
  15. Brave Magnus

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    I have to get me one of those.
     
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    AutoCon2076 Brightest can in toolshed

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    Honestly, I would ask the seller/maker how to remove it. In a worst case scenario you could send that figure back and have a replacemnt shipped to you. I personally would not try to fix a scratchbuild - regardless of how confident I am in my abilities.

    ~Z

     
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    You should have taken it up as a complaint with the seller as soon as you saw it. I would be pretty pissed if I couldn't get something like that corrected by the seller, considering you probably paid several hundred dollars for it.
     
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    Gears buh-buh-body ya Veteran

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    Absolutely gorgeous.
     
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    e**o is bidding against c***c that bid more than o***o

    Reporting to ebay just for the kick out of it
     
  20. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    That's Cool!
     

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