Customs: I'm dying to dye Shockwave

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  1. Ruizu1990

    Ruizu1990 I'm a girl, not a boy.

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    I acquired a junker Masterpiece Shockwave. He is the...logical choice for this experiment. No matter how many times I look at this figure, I can't get over the terrible colours. I have a custom painted Shockwave but he is too fragile to transform, thus my desire for a dyed Shockwave.

    I used
    1x bottle of RIT dyemore in royal purple
    1x 100% acetone

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    Big ass stockpot to cook everything in

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    I added the dye and acetone bit by bit. I had the hob on low and boiled for about an hour, more or less.

    Sadly, after an hour of boiling and an entire bottle of acetone and dye, the result is poor.

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    No warping or damage, but it looks as though the plastic wouldn't accept the dye.

    Back to the drawing board I guess. Maybe the professional dye is worth a try?
     
  2. Yaujta

    Yaujta Breadchildren. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Honestly, the new RiT dyes suck. I think they changed the formula some time back so that people need to buy the expensive professional stuff to get the results the old stuff used to give.
    Conspiracy theory...

    If you want a darker figure, I'd recommend Testor's Purple-icious lacquer spray paint. I used it for this piece (http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/1087017-generations-voyager-shockwave.html), and the color is beautiful. It's also seriously durable.
     
  3. Ruizu1990

    Ruizu1990 I'm a girl, not a boy.

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    I bought Dyemore because I thought it was better at dyeing synthetics. I guess not...

    I have had good results with vinyl dye in the past, that may also be something I am considering.

    Thank you for the tip. Can you transform the figure without any problems?
     
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    I heard iDye poly works just like the old Ryt dye... I havent tried it myself yet since I still have alot of the professional Ryt dye left...
     
  5. Yaujta

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    Yeah, the paint is seriously durable. In fact, I dropped an arm while assembling and not a scratch whatsoever. Transformation has a few points I was initially worried about, but so far after about 10 times, no signs of wear or scratching whatsoever.
     
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    Ruizu1990 I'm a girl, not a boy.

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    Great. I'm inspired to try this out. I will post photos of the "victim" when I do :) 
     
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    That's a seriously beautiful shade of purple. Really wish MP-29 had come with a colour like this.

    Please do. I'd love to see this mould in that colour.
     
  8. Ruizu1990

    Ruizu1990 I'm a girl, not a boy.

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    The last two replies to this thread got deleted because of the server updating, but I want to say that I'm not going to attempt dyeing any more. It's just too unpredictable.

    I'm going to either get someone to paint the figure for me, or wait for a Hasbro Shockwave.
     
  9. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    I second what was said earlier about RIT dye. I bought the professional stuff ( big tub for $20 ) and it worked super easy. Literally, it only took a couple of seconds at sub boiling to take it. If you really want to do this, get that stuff.
     

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