Minor/Repaint: Headed for a Cliff (work in progress)

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  1. SkyQuake

    SkyQuake What's Quakin'?

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    Firstly, I will say, don't get your hopes up. The head is already a little misshapen.... Also, there are a couple of air bubble hole problems on the nose, and Cliffjumper's right helmet tip. The expanding mold I made deteriorated quickly. So, I doubt I would get a better second shot out of it. I'm considering filling the air bubble holes in with super glue.... This is my first attempt at casting my own parts ever.

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  2. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    Iwouldnt have had the guts so more power to you
     
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    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    Iwouldnt have had the guts so more power to you
     
  4. SkyQuake

    SkyQuake What's Quakin'?

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    Thanks. Any advice from anyone is also welcome.
     
  5. SkyQuake

    SkyQuake What's Quakin'?

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    Thanks. Any advice from anyone is also welcome.
     
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    i'd look into smooth-on products. they're inexpensive (relatively), and fantastic for casting small parts.
    as for filling in the air bubbles, don't use super glue; you'll end up doing more harm than good. it can corrode or damage that kind of plastic. get a good, air-drying, two-part modeling compound like apoxie-sculpt from aves. it's pricey, but it'll be the best investment you'll make. a little goes a long way, it's super durable, and you can shape it with a file after it dries.
     
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    i'd look into smooth-on products. they're inexpensive (relatively), and fantastic for casting small parts.
    as for filling in the air bubbles, don't use super glue; you'll end up doing more harm than good. it can corrode or damage that kind of plastic. get a good, air-drying, two-part modeling compound like apoxie-sculpt from aves. it's pricey, but it'll be the best investment you'll make. a little goes a long way, it's super durable, and you can shape it with a file after it dries.
     
  8. SkyQuake

    SkyQuake What's Quakin'?

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    Cool! I'll look for it. Thanks.
     
  9. SkyQuake

    SkyQuake What's Quakin'?

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    Cool! I'll look for it. Thanks.
     
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    Good luck dude like rumble said, i wouldnt even have the guts to make something on my own, or even less the knowledge.. so keep us posted
     
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    Good luck dude like rumble said, i wouldnt even have the guts to make something on my own, or even less the knowledge.. so keep us posted
     
  12. SkyQuake

    SkyQuake What's Quakin'?

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    I figure I owe everyone a photo with the first coat of paint on it. It's a little fuzzy, but I still have to apply several more coats, and straighten up some lines. I screwed up the sides of the head a little by trying to make Cliffjumper's helmet ridges extend to the back of the head. The thinnest dremel pad was just too wide. I think when I finish this, I'll try to do another expansion mold again. While this head is somewhat okay in a school art project sort of way, I am dissatisfied (too many imperfections). When I'm done with this, I'll post the final pics. Until then, have at thee....

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    SkyQuake What's Quakin'?

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    I figure I owe everyone a photo with the first coat of paint on it. It's a little fuzzy, but I still have to apply several more coats, and straighten up some lines. I screwed up the sides of the head a little by trying to make Cliffjumper's helmet ridges extend to the back of the head. The thinnest dremel pad was just too wide. I think when I finish this, I'll try to do another expansion mold again. While this head is somewhat okay in a school art project sort of way, I am dissatisfied (too many imperfections). When I'm done with this, I'll post the final pics. Until then, have at thee....

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  14. Backstop

    Backstop Have you seen my box art?

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    looks not bad but it seems a little to large?or is it just the angle maybe?
     
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    Backstop Have you seen my box art?

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    looks not bad but it seems a little to large?or is it just the angle maybe?
     
  16. SkyQuake

    SkyQuake What's Quakin'?

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    It's sort of a byproduct of the expansion mold. If you try to poor the head when it's smaller, it could come out more misshapen in proportions. Also, I tend to think that we've gotten used to TFs with really small heads when compared to the rest of their bodies.
     
  17. SkyQuake

    SkyQuake What's Quakin'?

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    It's sort of a byproduct of the expansion mold. If you try to poor the head when it's smaller, it could come out more misshapen in proportions. Also, I tend to think that we've gotten used to TFs with really small heads when compared to the rest of their bodies.
     
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    Hmm i gues when compared to the rest of the body, its pretty proportional. Yet, when you look at the head you realize that the head is a little too long not big, but long going up and down which makes it seem a bit unfit to go with the body.
     
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    Hmm i gues when compared to the rest of the body, its pretty proportional. Yet, when you look at the head you realize that the head is a little too long not big, but long going up and down which makes it seem a bit unfit to go with the body.
     
  20. SPLIT LIP

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    I wouldn't say large, just tall.

    It looks a little, distorted... some sanding on the face (the rest came out awesome!) and a matching coat of paint would own magnets!
     

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