Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by Insane Galvatron, Nov 2, 2005.
I thought about typing up this big intro, but decided to let the pics speak for themselves....
What dye did you use? I couldn't find anything in that shade and had to go darker.
It was RIT powder dye "Royal Blue". Starscream wasn't easy to get to take either. I had to use a combination of techniques to get him to change more than an insignifican't amount.
Man, I've had no problems with getting things to take up dye so far.... I had more trouble getting the original paint of Starscream. This is what I came up with... I'll need to check but I think it was Royal Blue as well.... off to check the supplies
What did you do to get yours so dark? Boil if for a few minutes or something? I'd be afraid of warpage.
I think I like this color better because it's a little in between the toy and cartoon colors of the real Thundercracker. Little close to cartoon, which is what I wanted. Though I do wish the red had stayed red instead of darkening....
I totally like your colour better.... This was under a minute of dying.... it sucked up the colour quickly! (little too fast IMO)
Wow... that's hard to believe... I had to use acetone and heat ( usually one or other works fine ). I tried acetone cause if it works, there's no worry with warpage and paint aps don't take. When it didn't, I tried just heated dye... No luck there either. He had a blueish tint, but was still more grey than anything. I put the acetone mix on the stove and dipped the parts a few times with my little dipping screen thing and he came out this color almost perfectly.
I'll have to try the dipping technique... I use the acetone and heat on the stove. I take the dye off the burner and just throw the parts in and continuously stir until they take up the dye.
Dipping is the way to go on any dye job if heat has to be used. If you just throw them in and then can't get ahold of one of the smaller parts, it could warp, melt, or at least be a darker color than the rest.....
Does anybody think I should take a stab at a Sunstorm next?
hells yeah!!! man, if you do, and its successful, I'd have to ask you to make me one *L* seriously, I'd pay ya for yer time, and send the TF too!
EDIT: you know, it would be killer if you also did a Thrust and Dirge after Sunstorm, have ALL the seekers!!!
Considered doing all 7 seekers?
And selling them?
Well, I only have 7 extra Starscreams. Ramjet would be red and white, so he wouldn't be much different than Screamer. Dirge would just be TC with brown wings... I thought about doing Sunstorm though. I can do 3 of each ( Thundercracker and Sunstorm ) and sell them if anyone is really interested. Or I can do just 7 TCs....
I'd rather you did both sunstorm and TC *L* the only thing I have is the red on TC bein' too dark... is there anyway to cover that red for when you dip him or something? I'm REALLY excited by this! and yeah, I'd pay 15 for em....
Unfortunately, there is nothing I can cover the red with to keep it from getting so dark. Anything I put on it that can be removed is not impenetrable by water. Besides, with Screamer and Sunstorm having red, it's good for TC to be a little different.
I like it!
Brr-rrr...do you folks heat straight acetone and dye on the kitchen stove?
That's pretty flammable. Why not heat a pot of water, then take the water off
the stove, and set the dye-pot in it, outdoors? Much safer that way.
Okay...so you mix acetone and water.
What proportions, though? I still think
a hot-water bath method would be
better than heating on the stove.
I was one of the first to tamper with dying TFs back when Armada first came out. I've wasted a lot of money and alot of bots testing different methods. Trust me, this is the best...
There are dangers of fire anytime you mess with chemicals. That's why it's best to do so only if responsible. I highly recommend that it only be done by adults.
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