Minor/Repaint: Planet X "Project Genesis" to cartoon Omega Supreme head conversion

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  1. tekering

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    The original "Project Genesis" head represents a terrific homage to the G1 Omega Supreme head, but fans were disappointed the visor wasn't transparent. Plus, they wanted to see the face visible on High Moon Studios' War For Cybertron video game design.

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    Thus, Planet X has produced an alternate "Genesis tank with faceplate" head... 'cause they're a really cool bunch of guys, and genuinely want to satisfy the fans. :thumbs2: 

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    Their new design takes great liberties with the shape of Omega Supreme's head, however.

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    The solution is a simple parts swap, putting the new face onto the old head:

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    ...and it's easily achieved by disassembling the heads.

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    By trimming the excess plastic off the back of the faceplate and sanding it down, it can be glued onto the original head in place of the solid opaque mask that came with Project Genesis.

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    Now, you've got an Omega Supreme who looks a lot more like the video game model.

    To replicate his famous cartoon look, however, you're also gonna want a translucent visor:

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    ...which can be formed using that original Genesis mask as a positive pattern for thermal-forming the shape.

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    By mounting it on a peg, you can pull a sheet of transparent plastic around it to duplicate the visor shape.

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    The technique is sometimes referred to as "heat & smash", and is clearly demonstrated in this YouTube video. All I did was substitute a hair dryer for a heat gun, and used oven mitts instead of heat resistant gloves:

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    Any thin sheet of clear plastic will do. The bit I used was cut from an action figure blister that had been badly damaged by long-term exposure to sunlight:

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    As it melted, it thickened and turned an even deeper amber color. Using the original visor piece as a guide, I cut off the excess plastic:

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    The result is a beautiful reproduction that fits right over the face.

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    The perfect Omega Supreme!

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  2. Taiki

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    HOLY SHIT.
    Thanx lots man! That's exactly what I'm gonna do when I get the new Genesis head! XD
     
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    WOW!
     
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    You sir, are truly amazing!!!
     
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    Freaking AWESOME!!
     
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    very nice, very Nice
     
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    WOW! Great job and execution using that technique.Thanks for sharing and it looks so spot on!
     
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    Wow that is amazing and so simple to do
     
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    Amazing stuff dude! Good on you for sharing :) 
     
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    Sweet!
     
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    Impressive!!
     
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    Where can you get hold of the new head?
     
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    That is amazin man bravo!
     
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    I can't stop coming back to this thread. lol.
     
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    words cannot describe how awesome this is
     
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    This is the fucking tits for sure! Awesome job.
     
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    Great job, man. love it.
     
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    Great work. Very nice addition. Thanks for the sharing the heat & smash technique
     
  20. shadeozero

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    Gotta do this to mine question though any idea on where I can get an orange-ish plastic sheet?
     

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