Non-TF: Terminator Dog Custom Sculpted Exterior Disguise

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  1. Unicron9

    Unicron9 Fan and customizer of the TAWYS

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    Not a Transformer but still a robot in disguise!
    Neca Terminator dog with clip-on exterior parts to form a (mostly) full dog.
    Made so I can alternate whatever parts I want on or off to get a nearly unlimited combination of display options as far as degree of exterior damage.
    Almost all endoskeleton dog articulation retained with the dog skin on.

    Due to the contrast with the snow he looks darker brown than he actually is.
     

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  2. Dave Juicebox

    Dave Juicebox Well-Known Member

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    That is seriously impressive! Nice job!
     
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    That is so Bad Ass!!!
     
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  4. primalxconvoy

    primalxconvoy グーグル 翻訳は素晴らしいです!

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    Nice, but I thought real dogs could sniff out a Terminator? Wouldn't a terminator dog be just as busted by canines, especially as it would almost certainly be in the company of real dogs?
     
  5. Tom_Servo

    Tom_Servo Well-read chick magnet

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    That looks great! It reminds me of the Kenner figures (If they had been much better)
     
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  6. Unicron9

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    In the comic the dog appeared in it was accompanying a little kid Terminator that Robocop had to face. I don't remember if it was said, but I assumed that was because Skynet knew Robocop couldn't shoot a kid and the dog was backup since a 3 foot tall terminator was unlikely to succeed alone. The dog wasn't just a Terminator like this figure though. When it attacked it exploded out of it's flesh into a freakly Matrix Sentinel thing.
    The front cover of that comic shows the dog with skin blown off and terminator underneath though.
     
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    Really cool man
     
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    primalxconvoy グーグル 翻訳は素晴らしいです!

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    Oh, I see. I didn't see that mentioned in your description, and couldn't find any reference to it via googling "terminator dog".
     
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    Absolutely amazing!
     
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    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    NICE
     
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    This thing is absolutely incredible!!!!!!!
     
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    This is stellar work man!
    May I ask what medium did you use to sculpt over the endo-frame?
     
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    This is GREAT.
     
  14. Unicron9

    Unicron9 Fan and customizer of the TAWYS

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    Thank you! It's apoxie sculpt.
    Here are some WIP pics.
     

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    phantro Well-Known Member

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    Awesome Thanks man!
    I use Aves Fix it sculpt. It is really cool to work with but it is super adhesive and I still haven't figured out how to release it from whatever I sculpted over, do you add some sort of product to get it to peel off the figure?
     
  16. Unicron9

    Unicron9 Fan and customizer of the TAWYS

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    No, but what I do will take some explaining.
    There is a sweet spot in the curing process where the sculpt is not fully hardened but close enough that I can pry at all edges until the piece I sculpted pops off. I then refit it to where it was and push at the edges to make sure anything that bent a little while prying it off is back in shape. Then when it is fully cured to rock hard several hours later it can be popped back off easily enough, but with a strong friction hold. Sometimes the end result fell off a little easier than I wanted it to so I went back in, cut grooves into the edges, and added more sculpt around those edges to get more coverage and a better hold. Just have to be sure not to let any sculpt get pressed into recesses in the figure details that would make it impossible to remove the sculpt.
    Some of these parts took adding more around edges a few times to get enough coverage of the dog endoskeleton. A couple just wouldn't come off without breaking and had to be redone until I got it right too. The dog feet boots were a huge pain to make, and I didn't really get them as good looking as I'd first planned to.
    Basically a lot of trial and error, but I have made a lot of pop-on/off friction holding add on parts over the years with apoxie-sculpt. I knew it'd be doable and fun to try and pull off.
     
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    WOW that is a cool approach! I know exactly what you are talking about and never thought about it. Thanks so much for sharing your insight man. I am definitely using this technique.
    Again, amazing work here!
     

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