Minor/Repaint: Need Longer Smokestacks/Tailpipes for 2007 Movie Ironhide!

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  1. OmarJT82

    OmarJT82 Well-Known Member

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    Can anyone tell me where I can get longer smokestacks/tailpipes for 2007 Movie Voyager Class Ironhide OR at least tell me how to make them longer?
     

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  2. Orion_Prime48

    Orion_Prime48 Super Sentai Purist

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    I dont think anyone makes them youll probably have to do it yourself. and the only way I cant think of to do it is by cutting off the tips and putting something inbetween the tip and stack remains to extend them

    I dont own the mold anymore but wouldnt it be possible to repro that back window piece with longer stacks? seeing as there one piece and all
     
  3. Treadshot A1

    Treadshot A1 Or just 'A1' for short...

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    I don't have the mold in front of me right now, but i do remember once seeing some shops selling hollow aluminium rods. Maybe they would work?

    Better yet, lots of people have made longer stacks for they're animated primes, maybe they can help you.
     
  4. dare

    dare Well-Known Member

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    I extended them by cutting them into 2, then gluing an additional shaft made from some plastic Gundam kit frame bits I had lying around.

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    Truth is it's a bit fragile so I'm going to replace it yet again soon. I've been looking at those cheap toy trucks and wannabe Transformer toys (the ones with Gundam heads on everything) and they have a couple of good smokestack options.
     
  5. iDarkDesign

    iDarkDesign Rodeo Lawyer

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    Good solution! I used some aluminum rod and scratched my own.

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    These are the first I did. Second batch came out a little less crude.

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  6. frenzyrumble

    frenzyrumble Banned

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    I've seen this same post on almost every TF board this morning.
    I'd go with like iDark has above ^
    Aluminum pipe is usually at most hobby shops and will cost you $1-$2
     
  7. timshinn73

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    I like dare's solution. Can be done with the existing and a few found pieces. With a little sanding and repainting, should work nicely.

    The aluminum rod works too, but you might actually want to cut the pieces needed to make the bend so to avoid the cremping shown in the photo. A slower, more controlled bend might eliminate the crumpling too.
     
  8. UltraMagnus2008

    UltraMagnus2008 Autobot

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    I stole the brush guards off of 2 of my paint brushes that were thee perfect size for the orig, pipes, they slide right in..they are rubber though so if you hit it now they wobble haha. btw they were citadel paint brush guards.
     
  9. Kouri

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    It'd be nice if someone was able to cast the Japanese pipes. They're each attached to the rear piece with screws, so it'd be easy enough to pull 'em off.
     

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