Customs: Classics Kitbashing

Discussion in 'Creative General Discussion' started by SamiWCP, Oct 26, 2006.

  1. SamiWCP

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    Now that most of our local stores have the Classics line, I've decided to start kitbashing once again..And have run into a few snags that maybe some of you can help me with..(And yes, I've gone over the main kitbashing page thing first..)

    Firstly, for the first time, I've decided to take these guys apart completely, but have come into some trouble with some of the pins in them. I bought the pin punch thing from a Home Depot, and have been able to remove some..But I've found a few pins that "one sided" as in, there is no head, or no exit..How do you go about removing those? I think in Megatrons shoulder is a good example of that..I just can't get it apart..

    Now in my previous bashes, I've just used spray paint and a brush, but with these soft plastic guys, I'm wanting to use dyes, I think..Where is a good place to go get some decent basic dye sets to start these guys out? And do they have a lot of options usually in dyes, like even black etc?

    Any help would be really appreciated.
     
  2. Fretburn

    Fretburn We need Instrument TFs

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    Just go to your local Wal-Mart and get some RIT Dye. That and hot water will do the trick.
     
  3. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    Some of the major questions you're asking are answered in the Exhaustive Kitbasher's Resource thread at the top of this forum, including info on removing pins and info on dying. Just FYI.
     
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    Doesn't seem to be anything on removing pins with no head or only one exposed side in there, as Sami asked about. :) 
     
  5. Hook

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    I'll definitely be dying the orange of of Classic Megs fusion canon... Paint is okay but dye doesn't flake!
     
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    Unfortunately on ones like that you may have to (if you can) take a small drill bit and drill a hole into one side so that you can access the pin and push it out. Afterwards just fill in the hole with some putty or leave it if it isn't too noticeable.
     
  7. MegaMoonMan

    MegaMoonMan www.megamoonman.com TFW2005 Supporter

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    I'm eagerly waiting for someone to kitbash an accurate G1 Astrotrain out of a classic one. If I had the skills, I'd give it a shot, but I don't.

    Loose the arms and you're halfway there!
     
  8. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    Yes there is. There's a link to Lobo's pin-removing technique which I posted in there. :) 
     
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    the anime accurate one that DLP did doesn't count?
     
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    No, because I mean a completely accurate G1 train mode as well. Need a little more than paint to pull that off.

    One of my dream toys is an Astrotrain that is articulated and accurate in all three original modes.
     
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    Which I saw and read the first time.

    The closest thing to what Sami's asking about that's in Lobo's excellent tutorial is a brief mention of "pins that can not be pushed out from one side". The example, however is for the headded pins holding on a wheel, and there's no further mention or example of removing a pin that has no head and can't be pushed out.

    Any other techniques aside from drilling?
     
  12. Chaos Muffin

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    Hope it works out. Sounds like that RIT dye is the best option for now , but Im no pro at dye's and if anyone has a better option, please tell.
     
  13. SamiWCP

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    What section would they be in, the dyes, etc.. In say a Walmart or Target..? In the craft, or like a fabric? I didn't see anything in the modle paint area.

    And thanks to those trying to help:) 
     
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    Not sure, but I googled it and a bunch of craft stores came up, so Im guessing the crafts section.

    Found a Rit website
    http://www.ritdye.com/

    < also learnin
     
  15. SamiWCP

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    So, it is the same fabric dye then? It's like coloring Easter eggs then..Neat.
     
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    My walmart carries the RIT dye in the laundry soap isle. :)  RIT dye is essentially fabric dye.
     
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    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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  18. Wreckgar

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    I get RIT dye at Target. They carry blue, red, and black. I just dyed a bunch of parts fro man Alt Prime black and an entire Alt Prowl. Worked pretty well once I got the proportions correct.
     
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    hobby lobby has a really nice selection of colors, including more than one shade of several different colors.
     
  20. AutobotSDG

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    If you have a Michael's Craft store near you, they have a big section for the dyes both liquid and powder.
     

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