Minor/Repaint: WIP: PMOP dyeing tests

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  1. cefuroxx

    cefuroxx Well-Known Member

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    been messing with some dyeing techniques lately and I've finally gotten the hang of it a bit. Acquired a JUNK pm op in a trade recently and I've been wanting to customize it, only problem is that I have no experience with painting, so I did this:
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    I wish I had taken pictures of these pieces before I dyed them, but if anyone has ever seena badly sun damaged PMOP then you can imagine how they looked.
     

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    Purple Master Optiumus Pime!
     
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    not bad. its a little uneven, but not a whole lot you can do about that. maybe you could paint over this with a similar color, and this would help hide any scratches you might incur in the future in the paint.
     
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    I was planning either getting new stickers from reprolabels, or painting over the parts which are uneven.
     
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    the torso looks almost brown. what are you making this into?
     
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    I trying to make it silver/grey but I didn't have enough dye (only a little bit of powder) so I had to add some navy blue and black and it turned out this deep maroon-ish color. Basically I'm just making this into a decepticon PMOP and this is a way to get practice dying.
     
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    ahh ok.
     
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    ShadowStitch vectoring the hate plague

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    Any pics of the blue parts gone black?

    I'm about to try dyeing some blue pieces myself, and I want to get an idea of how black it gets...
     
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    blue parts seem to turn the best black to me, from my experiences.
     
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    added new pictures, check it out guys
     
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    what else you have left to do?
     
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    need to add some stickers, paint the front bumper and maybe the windows. I'm also having a really hard time re-inserting the long pins, can you help me at all with that? I used a hammer to drive one back in but I kept hitting parts of the figure....
     
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    you can heat the pin up first...
     
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    is that what you do?
     
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    sometimes. I don't ever hammer them back in, I will use pliars to grip the pin, and push and twist it back in. On shorter ones, you can lay a junker cloth or sock under the part, and then place one side of your needle-nosed pliars there, and the remaining side above the pin and push it in by simply squeezing the pliars closed.
     

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