Heavy/Scratch: Custom Project Help Needed!

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  1. SentinelPrime09

    SentinelPrime09 Bearers of the Matrix

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    Hey everyone! I'm fairly new to the customizing of a transformer figure. I am trying to convert a headless Star Wars transformer figure in a one of a kind Vector Sigma Guardian Centurion Droid for the G1 series episode, "The Key to Vector Sigma."

    I'm having a problem as to how to create the should wings for it. Any ideas on what I can use to create them? I thought of paintable clay, but how do you get it too harden? Any help would be greatly appreciated!


    Here's the progress pics so far:


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    ***Here's the repaint so far:

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    ***This pic is with the possible dome shaped head, still needs painting and I think once the shoulder wings are in place, it will balance the dome shaped head out better.

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  2. Orion_Prime48

    Orion_Prime48 Super Sentai Purist

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    this would be better placed in the Radicons section
     
  3. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    yep. Moving it now.
     
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    Treadshot A1 Or just 'A1' for short...

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    Having absolutely no idea what the character looks like, and the tfwiki being useless, i'm going to take a random guess and say sheet styrene for the wings.
     
  5. Chaos Convoy

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    Yeah, that's what I was gonna say too. Sheet styrene.
     
  6. ALPHAMAGNUS

    ALPHAMAGNUS Sector70: Reformatting... Veteran

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    yes sheet styrene, or post pics of what it's supposed to look like, so we can give you some ideas

    also I would gladly take Darth's wings off of your hands;)  I needs a pair
     
  7. TheDemonDzko

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    Yah know, that mold would also be good for a Mr.Freeze crossover now that you think about it.
     
  8. SentinelPrime09

    SentinelPrime09 Bearers of the Matrix

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    Styrene is a plastic, and sheet styrene is that same plastic in sheet form. It comes in sheets of varying thickness depending on what you need it for. You can find styrene in both sheet and rod form at most local hobby stores. It's rather commonly used in gamesworkshop (warhammer, warhammer 40k - I think they call it plasticard...) customization apparently. It can be a little pricey (oh those hobby store markups) so you might want to shop around. You may be lucky enough to have a styrene manufacturer in your city, or near you. I apparently do, although I have never dealt with them, or worked with styrene personally for that matter.

    One potential source of inexpensive thin styrene is those "beward of dog" and other similar type signs. Apparently some of them are made of styrene, although having never worked with styrene personally I'm a bit wary of being able to tell the difference.
     
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    check out the tutorials section, there's a handy article on styrene.
     
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    SentinelPrime09 Bearers of the Matrix

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    Appreciate the good info! Thanks!
     
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    This is going to be really cool if you can figure out how to make the new wing parts. I really like what you have done so far, keep it up.
     
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    hXcpunk23 The Chaos Bringer

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    It looks great so far, man. The only thing I'd do differently is shave down that dome (it looks a bit tall). It still looks awesome though. Can't wait to see more.
     
  15. SentinelPrime09

    SentinelPrime09 Bearers of the Matrix

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    Here's the next phase of the custom project. I cut down the dome shaped head and I think it looks alot better in ratio to the overall body. I'm now starting to work on the wing shoulders. Let me know what you think about it so far!

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    Looking awesome! I agree that dome looks much better proportioned. I really like the paint too. Smooth job!
     

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