Customs: Small Project, need help.

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  1. Metal Chaos

    Metal Chaos The Spark of Chaos

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    I'm wanting to kitbash the weapon(s) of Armada Rhinox who I'm using as a Classics/Universe character named Xenox. A friend and fellow board member is gonna give me a spare TM Rhinox horn if he ever finds it. I'm wanting to mod both horns to make them look like guns.


    Currently his main horn looks like this:
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    I'm wanting to make it resemble the horn he has here:
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    Doesn't look like it should be too hard, the front of the horn just needs to be hollowed out. How would one go about doing this?



    Another thing I was wondering about was how hard would it be to make Rhinox able to have 2 horns side by side in his beast mode. I was planning on both horns storing in his shoulders when not in use as it looks kind of cool as well as accessible during combat.



    I was also wondering how hard it'd be to give his horns energon blades sort of like Asuma's wind chakra infused trench knives:

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    The last thing concerning me is both his horns will be different colors, I had planned to use tamiya light gunmetal gray spray paint on both of them and then detail them with a sharpie. How hard will it be to paint these? Will i need to prime them first? What color sharpie should I do the detailing in?


    Thanks for reading.
     
  2. Metal Chaos

    Metal Chaos The Spark of Chaos

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    No one has any tips?
     
  3. autobotx23

    autobotx23 Banned

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    That Asuma chakra blade idea sounds sweet!!!

    Either way, you could scratch build your pieces from some styrene, or (more expensive) Gundam kits are a gold mine for such things (vents/blasters/etc)

    Either way, I love tha chakra blaade idea (especially ssince he is not with us anymore! Dattebayo!!!)
     
  4. Oculophage

    Oculophage Likes shiny objects.

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    Ebay:
    Pin vise, drill out the tip.
     
  5. Rhinox555

    Rhinox555 Insert clever joke here.

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    I'd shorten the horn as well, to keep it proportioned like in the pic.
     
  6. Metal Chaos

    Metal Chaos The Spark of Chaos

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    I prefer to keep his horn it's standard length as this gun will also double as a melee blade for close range combat.
     
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    Thanks, I plan to use the same mod on Armada Cheetor's tail where the blade is. Wanna make his tail into an energon scythe.
     

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