Minor/Repaint: Custom fireblast effect for Masterpiece Grimlock

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  1. payton34

    payton34 Well-Known Member

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    First of all, thanks for Tom Servo's tutorial over at S7 on how to use the glue gun for the blast effect.

    I cut up pieces of an orange CD case, and found a Marvel Legends Human Torch on clearance for $5.00 and cut off all of the fire effects.

    First I cut a little notch in the orange strip, so it will fit into the tiny square slot of the "blaster" in Grimlock's Dino-mode mouth.

    Then, I covered the strip in glue (not super hot, but hot enough to be molded). I kept a glass of cold water nearby so once I got it the way I wanted it, I put it in the water to cool the glue into place.

    After that, I painted it with some watered-down yellow and red to match the effects of the Human Torch fire effects.

    Then, I glued the Torch effects in various places. I'm letting it sit now, hopefully later tonight I'll post the finished pics with MP Grimlock.
     

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    TTT OutOfCommissionToys.com

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    That will fit nicely !
     
  3. payton34

    payton34 Well-Known Member

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    Updated with pics of flame effect with MP Grimlock (custom MP Grimlock courtesy of frenzy_rumble).

    I may still do some minor tinkering here and there, but for the most part it's done.
     
  4. Sabrina_Ng

    Sabrina_Ng La Femme Fatale

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    That is so freaking cool!!!! Can you show us how it will look like with the other Grimlock as well. You know. The other one. :p 
     
  5. frenzyrumble

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    nice work payton. I was tempted to make those also for that particular Grimlock as well as the set of 5. You seem to have the technique down for sure.
     
  6. payton34

    payton34 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys. Now all he needs is a crown. :wink:  :D 
     
  7. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Looks awesome!
     
  8. Rubicon

    Rubicon Rubi Red

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    wow that looks great
     
  9. payton34

    payton34 Well-Known Member

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    Another pic:

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  10. OMEGAPRIME1983

    OMEGAPRIME1983 Well-Known Member

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    That is freakin awesome! How hard is making the flames??
     
  11. payton34

    payton34 Well-Known Member

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    Not hard at all. Just keep a glass of cold water nearby, put the glue on there as you like it and immediately dip it in the water. It solidifies practically instantly.
     
  12. AlanGarou

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    Very nice. I wonder how it would look with a thin layer of opaque orange paint...
     
  13. Goji

    Goji The Frenchiest Fry

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    you should make a set of fire that conect to grimlocks teeth in dino mode so it looks like the energy building up and coming out from the gaps in his teath
     

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