Minor/Repaint: My Classics Pipes - the over $160 minicon

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  1. Massdestruction

    Massdestruction Instrument of Destruction

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    That's right! I said over $160. Why the huge cost? Because I just needed to have the tuck cab rotate on the robot's back. So I unscrewed the cab section and used my box cutter to cut off the extra bits so the back of the cab could be flat for rotating. Well, the box cutter slipped and sliced my finger all the way to the bone. So $50 emergency room co-pay, $85 deductible, $25 for stitches removal plus the cost of the minicon and paint/supplies.

    This is my Classics Pipes.

    He was built using Classics Grindor. I made the cab rotate on his back to make him look more like his G1 appearance. He is basically just Testors dark blue and silver with a custon blue for the face. The pipes are made using some parts from a model car kit.
     

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  2. konrathink

    konrathink Jared Magnus

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    Way to fight through the pain and finish it up. Did Pipes at least give you a ride to the Hospital? Nice custom.
     
  3. Tomiku

    Tomiku black repaint fetishist

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    Oof, ouch, man. I remember the last time I had a serious injury customizing; in the ensuing chaos from scrambling to stop the blood flow, some pieces got lost and I was never able to put it back together. So the fact you managed to finish this guy is a real testament to your tenacity, I salute you. =D

    Pipes himself looks pretty good too. Not the mold I would have chosen but you made it work! I might have set the pipes up a bit higher and carved the Bulkhead-jaw into a faceplate, though. And I have to wonder if the plastic beneath the paint is bloodstained. What's left of my white-and-yellow Movie Mudflap/Erector is now very orange and no amount of sanding or rubbing alcohol has helped. XD
     
  4. Massdestruction

    Massdestruction Instrument of Destruction

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    To say that there is a little piece of me in this kitbash would not be a metaphor.
     
  5. Dinodigger97

    Dinodigger97 germinates within you.

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    Nice custom.


    Not so nice cut.
     
  6. autobot prowl

    autobot prowl Well-Known Member

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    Ouch! On the plus side it appears as if they did a damn good job stitching you up. Good work on the Minicon, even at the expense
     
  7. nemesisred

    nemesisred Well-Known Member

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    Gross!! Lol
     
  8. jimsloth

    jimsloth Well-Known Member

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    i did similar when trying to split a Wolverine lower torso to fix the hips. I got two fingers/ six stitches.
     
  9. bumbleblogn

    bumbleblogn Banned

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    I don't think your hand would make I good addition to this minicon LOL !

    Great job tho !
     
  10. Rotorstorm

    Rotorstorm OriginalRotorstorm Fanboy

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    Dang, really hope the changes to the NHS won't bring about charges like that!

    Nice custom, shame you hurt your finger though.
     
  11. jame5y

    jame5y Till All Are One..In the UK Thread

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    No one could argue that you didn't put blood, sweat and tears into this! Awesome dude!
     
  12. cheetor71

    cheetor71 Autobot

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    Looks good. you can literally say, you put your blood, sweat and tears into this custom.
     
  13. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    This custom is bloody awesome!



    :D 
     
  14. Massdestruction

    Massdestruction Instrument of Destruction

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    Thanks! That comment actually made me laugh out loud.
     
  15. QmTablit

    QmTablit Disguise: Check. Robot...

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    Your user name could not be more appropriate.
     
  16. batmanprime

    batmanprime Omega-con

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    I've heard of putting blood sweat and tears into a job but dad bum dude!
    Awesome custom. A minicon for a minibot. great idea
     
  17. Tabiasprime

    Tabiasprime Well-Known Member

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    Custom scaring...thats new:D  nice job on the custom Pipes also. I know the feeling of running a knife through the finger, I was trimming a TF to give a little more movement in the legs and I slipped and ran the blade right up the middle of my pointer finger fingernail, stopping about 3mm from the quik....its just grown out 3 months later, but thinking about it is still making me squirm.
     
  18. jaraxel

    jaraxel Well-Known Member

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    "ouch"
     
  19. ninjadolemite

    ninjadolemite Well-Known Member

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    OH mY GOD< YOU CUT YOUR FiNGER OPEN!

    Nice figure mate.
    but hospital? You should superglued that finger together.
     
  20. Massdestruction

    Massdestruction Instrument of Destruction

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    The thought did occur to me, but it was bleeding profusely and I couldn't get it to stop. Trying to superglue a heavily bleeding cut is as much fun as trying to duct tape a busted water pipe.
     

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