Customs: MAKING FIGURES LARGER?

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  1. jokerswild

    jokerswild Voice of Ashes

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    Hi there...dunno if this should go in general discussion or in the kitbashing section but since i'm not physically altering a figure in any way i think its general discussion....

    anyways i was wondering if there is any way to cast smaller figs and make a larger mold out of them to make the figs a little bigger... i know it sounds totally far fetched and probably is, but its something i'd like to do if there's any way.

    I ask this because i feel some of the basic molds really should have been deluxe figs to say the least... especially cybertron armorhide. If that fig was a deluxe it would be one of my fav figs.. his tf scheme rocks and the mold itself is truly a great tf IMO

    well i just figured i should ask since it is on my mind alot of the time...

    I know it cant be too crazy since there are bootlegs of small figs out there up to 150 times their normal size
     
  2. Switchblade

    Switchblade Just a raggedy man

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    The existence of oversized KOs proves that it's definitely possible. I can't say how easy it would be to do, though.
     
  3. Switchblade

    Switchblade Just a raggedy man

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    The existence of oversized KOs proves that it's definitely possible. I can't say how easy it would be to do, though.
     
  4. TJOmega

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    There's been oversized knockoffs for years, Reflector, the G2 Combaticons, Sixwing Micromasters, among numerous others. Hasbro has even done it themselves for Energon Megatron (or Takara shrunk it, one or the other) and Cybertron Starscream. But there's no way for joe shmoe to accomplish the same thing.
     
  5. TJOmega

    TJOmega The Plastic Addict Content Contributor

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    There's been oversized knockoffs for years, Reflector, the G2 Combaticons, Sixwing Micromasters, among numerous others. Hasbro has even done it themselves for Energon Megatron (or Takara shrunk it, one or the other) and Cybertron Starscream. But there's no way for joe shmoe to accomplish the same thing.
     
  6. jokerswild

    jokerswild Voice of Ashes

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    thats a real bummer as a deluxe sized armorhide would kick all kinds of ass
     
  7. jokerswild

    jokerswild Voice of Ashes

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    thats a real bummer as a deluxe sized armorhide would kick all kinds of ass
     
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  10. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    HydroSpan is awesome, but only half the formula. You need mold making silicon ( like Allumilite ) to make a mold. Then you'd cast the item in Hydrospan, wait for it to enlarge, then make a mold of that piece and cast the larger item. As expensive as mold making silicon is, it would cost a couple hundred bucks as well as a ton of time just to enlarge a basic.
     
  11. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    HydroSpan is awesome, but only half the formula. You need mold making silicon ( like Allumilite ) to make a mold. Then you'd cast the item in Hydrospan, wait for it to enlarge, then make a mold of that piece and cast the larger item. As expensive as mold making silicon is, it would cost a couple hundred bucks as well as a ton of time just to enlarge a basic.
     
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    i want to make unicron's minicon the same size as unicron. :) 
     
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    i want to make unicron's minicon the same size as unicron. :) 
     
  14. Backscatter

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    Oh Snap! With Technology like HydroSpan and Allumilite Has/Tak should vary the sizes of their exclusives. That would really make them special. Has/Tak could easily absorb the cost in it's exclusive and rare products. If KO producers can afford to do it, why not Has/Tak?
     
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    Oh Snap! With Technology like HydroSpan and Allumilite Has/Tak should vary the sizes of their exclusives. That would really make them special. Has/Tak could easily absorb the cost in it's exclusive and rare products. If KO producers can afford to do it, why not Has/Tak?
     
  16. Nevermore

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    They'd still have to cast new steel molds. And the steel molds are the most expensive part in the development process of a toy.
     
  17. Nevermore

    Nevermore It's self-perpetuating a parahumanoidarianised!

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    They'd still have to cast new steel molds. And the steel molds are the most expensive part in the development process of a toy.
     
  18. KidDynamite

    KidDynamite don't know nothing Veteran

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    Moving this to Kitbashing, really this falls under customizing.
     
  19. KidDynamite

    KidDynamite don't know nothing Veteran

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    Moving this to Kitbashing, really this falls under customizing.
     
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    Agreed, but if KO producers can pull this off. . . I still think Has/Tak could distribute the cost, especially on something like exclusives.
     

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