Customs: need some help/advice

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  1. knyghtmare2021

    knyghtmare2021 The Goddamn Knyghtmare

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    I saw Plowking's S.O.S and decided to buy animated screamer and flip the wings like he did. I don't have a plastic saw, or the money to buy one. Would a hacksaw with fine tooth blade work well? My only other option is an exacto knife... and I don't think I have enough patience for that
     
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    I would suggest the x-acto route, I don't think you'll get a clean enough cut with a hacksaw, regardless of how fine the blade is. Plus I don't think you will have the control you need with a hacksaw.:cool: 
     
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    knyghtmare2021 The Goddamn Knyghtmare

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    Any other suggestions? I really don't have a lot of time to myself, so a quicker method would be much appericated
     
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    Jewelers saw or hobby saw is your best bet, very quick and clean, shouldn't cost more than 10-15 bucks for either one. Sorry I can't think of anything else for ya!
     
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    knyghtmare2021 The Goddamn Knyghtmare

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    That's fine, thanks for the tip! Do you know if a hardware store would carry those? Like say Menards?
     
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    anovasinn THE PAINTS MUST FLOW!!!

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    backside edge of the exacto knife is the best route yes it takes some time but it is better than the hacksaw.

    HOWEVER you can use the hacksaw but slowly and with the palm handle type not the bow handle type. if you have enough control with a hacksaw should be no problem.
     
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    You really need an Dremel, bro, If not, Exacto all the way.
     
  8. knyghtmare2021

    knyghtmare2021 The Goddamn Knyghtmare

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    Oh I have a rotary tool, and now I have a hobby saw too. Wings came off with no problems and went back on as easily. I post some pics when I decide if he needs any paint
     
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    Good to hear that! I hate working without the right tool. It just frustrates you and distracts you from doing the best job possible! Your life as a kitbasher just got easier!! :thumb 

    Now let's see some pics of the wing mod!!:D 
     
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    knyghtmare2021 The Goddamn Knyghtmare

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    Well do. Want your guys opinion: Should I paint it or not? G1 colors?
     
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    YES!! Check out the one by Project9. Turned out great and works very well on the animated figure!!:cool: 
     
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    anovasinn THE PAINTS MUST FLOW!!!

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    hell i can't decide how to paint mine either! i was thinking of darkening the blue on mine and making TC but thought that would be boring i like the color scheme of the fem bot i seen on the boards purple and teal i also liked the acid storm that spurt reynolds did. also the g1 homage theme is just beautiful so i am totally on the fence on how to paint mine as well
     
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    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

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    Man...I dont know how I missed this thread....

    Glad you got them off.

    When you reattached them did you add the pegs for "security"...

    And I say either G1 style....or.....go for one of the Veritech fighter colors....or am I the only one that sees the striking resemblance to those?....

    I mean, its noticeable before you flip the wings....but after they are flipped?....

    I'm surprised no one has cranked out a custom or two of the ol' Veritech fighters from Robotech.
     

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