Minor/Repaint: Kind of redundant; PCC Huffer to Classics Huffer

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  1. glaug

    glaug Well-Known Member

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    Redundant, because it involved getting an iGear Rager to recast the head from. >_> But I have to say, even if it's a little small, I think it works pretty well. I'm considering attaching the front of the Rager head to the back of the PCC Huffer head, as that's a bit wider, but I'm not sure I really need to. I think with some blue/violet paint, he'll look pretty good as-is! Shame that his hands don't take 5mm pegs, and that I broke off his right thumb trying to drill them out :/ Might look at replacing them with something else, but for now he can hold a gun left-handed.
     

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    Very interesting. Now since you have a classics huffer in the works would you be willing to sell said iGear Rager?? LOL. Once agian, interesting idea, hope it turns out well.
     
  3. CodeXCDM

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    I know it's probably too late for this... but to whomever made the cast... might be quite useful.

    HydroSpan 100 Enlarging Polymer - YouTube

    Hydrospan polymer makes enlarging casts by 60% per application.

    No doubt if one could recast the Rager head and enlarge it by that much, that'd it'd be *perfect* for PCC Huffer.
     
  4. glaug

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    Actually I've still got the mould, so it's no big deal to try and recast again in a new material. :)  The problem is that, as I live in the UK, it tends to be prohibitively expensive to pick up "exotic" casting resins, usually due to shipping. There's been more than one occasion when a 60% enlarged cast of something would have been handy though.

    And if I like my custom more than Rager, he might be on the chopping block, but I only got the poor guy on Saturday :p 
     
  5. AutobotMR2

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    LOL, I was just kidding bro, I know how hard he is to come by nowadays. Enjoy him, and can't wait to see the finished product of this guy.
     
  6. glaug

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    Hmm, okay. Made a push-mould, and now he's double the Huffer! Kinda. The face is slightly... fatter than the original, due to the nature of the push-mould, and it's taken away a lot of his... Huffer-ishness. I'm wondering how much paint will help that, though.

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    Size comparison with Rager, Classics Bee (or Yellow Cliffjumper), and Cyberverse Commander Ironhide.

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  7. Spyne98

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    Looks awesome!
     
  8. gargunkle

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    Sorry if this is a dumb question, but can you offer some information about the difference between a "push-mould" and the other method you used?
     
  9. Mr.Deflok

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    I was doing this but put the project on hold for some other customs and then iGear Rager came out so I just bought that.

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    I used a Cybertron Swerve head (I think it was Swerve, really hated the trilogy line). The unpainted hood was from an oversized KO Huffer.
     
  10. glaug

    glaug Well-Known Member

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    @Gargunkle -

    A push-mould or press-mould is where you have a mould that's designed to just have putty pressed into it, it's typically one-sided but two-sided ones are possible too. It's usually made from silicone putty, but if you're careful you can use a slightly flexible epoxy like green stuff/kneadatite. I am currently using a reusable Japanese thermal putty called Oyumaru. By contrast, the other cast was just made from regular silicone RTV and resin :) 


    @Mr.Deflok

    Yeah, pretty much what I was going for. I want the hood at the back to be a normal part of his truck mode though, so I'll be trying to mod the original parts. Rager is just TOO small compared to Classics Bee for me.
     
  11. batmanprime

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    would you be willing to sell that head, or at least a copy?
     
  12. glaug

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    Sending a PM :) 
     
  13. beangrower

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    Yeah. I'd be interested too cuz original head sucks cheese balls
     

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