Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by tekering, Jun 19, 2013.
Thanks Tekering!!! My head is all ready and just needs the visor. Can't wait.
Oooo! One order placed for Mike Burton! This is awesome, thank you!!
That is amazing and fairly simple.
Just got mine! Thanks!
Hey Tekering! Are you still offering these?
Tekering, I'd like to donate if I knew you were still making the visor. Please let me know. THANKS
Apologies for the delay; having located another deeply-yellowed blister, I can begin another run of amber visors.
Oh, and Mike Burton and Sean Burrowes should expect to receive theirs within a week or so.
My money has been sent. Excited! lol
incoming funds for awesome visor and work!
I've made airplane canopies this way using Thermaform, so I imagine I can do this too with one of my spare blisters, but my blisters are not amber colored like yours. is there a way to "amberfy" a clear blister?
Yup! Funds also sent for such clever work!
sent $10 so far! didn't realize you are in Japan. I'll try and send a little more to cover shipping from so far.
Oh man! That's awesome!
No need, man. $10 is more than enough to cover all my costs.
The third-run visors were shipped out today. The following users should expect theirs to arrive within a week or so:
It usually takes several months of direct sunlight (followed by several months in low light) to achieve the desired effect. The blister I'm using now is fifteen years old, and may be the deepest, richest amber I've ever seen:
However, if you have an airbrush, Gaia Color makes a decent clear orange that would be good for tinting transparent plastic.
Following in your footsteps, Ted, I started my Genesis face mod. Ordered the alernate head, ripped his face off, shaved off the back so it could fit into the stock genesis head. But when I took apart the stock head, somehow the breathing apparatus piece disappeared! So I had to transplant the one from the new head onto it. Problem is it's totally a different design and shape, so I took a hairdryer to it til it began to melt, then I sculpted it, cut it, and shaped it to fit the stock head. Actually looks better than the stock one I think. But I still hope I find the stock one. I made a visor for it, but couldn't get it to appear amber, so I ordered yours (thanks so much!).
Also, I transferred his blue eyes over. I had to cut a lot of the plastic eye backing off for it to fit between the new shaved face and the old head mount. They're still connected together in the middle. I wanna add an LED inside there somehow. Here's how it looks with preliminary placement (not permanent yet)
Are you guys screwing the head back together or is it just being glued back together?
I was wondering the exact same thing actually since the old visor is what has the threads for the screw.
Thats the only reason why i havent done the mod. I think it has to be glued, ill probably use just plain white glue. I want to have the ability to go back to stock.
has to be glued. the stock head relied on being screwed into the stock faceless visor to hold it all together. Without the stock visor, there's nothing for the screw to grab onto. Also, the friction of the gun barrel hinge depended on how tightly it was screwed together. So I would suggest doing the nail polish layer on the gun barrel hinge to give it extra friction now that you have to glue the head together which will no longer provide the needed tension without a screw. Also, if any of you guys wants the option to be able to reverse your customization and put it back to normal, use Hot Glue Gun Glue to glue the head together because you can still pull it apart later and put it back together the old way. If you use superglue, your mods will be permanent. Also, if you're gluing the clear canopy onto the helmet, don't use superglue or cyanoacrylate glue because it will frost the edges and ruin the canopy. They make a special glue for model airplanes called "Canopy Glue" which can dry white or clear. Get clear. Avail at most model hobby stores. Not sure what Ted used. What glue did you use Ted?
I plan to hinge my visor, actually, not glue it in place, so it can open and close, if I can.
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