Heavy/Scratch: Custom Studio Series Dino/Mirage WIP

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  1. icefenix

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    We haven't gotten get an official release of Dino in the Studio Series line yet(crossing my fingers) so until then its been gnawing at me that we don't have a figure of Dino to go with the other DOTM bots. The wreckers from the Dotm line and a few others fit well enough, but the only Dino we've gotten is from Alien Attack and its kind of of a mixed bag. Anywho this is my attempt. comments and suggestions are welcome. I had almost given up after multiple false starts and a string of figures that are now only good for parts. 20190319_094647.jpg 20190319_094652.jpg 20190319_095307.jpg 20190319_095319.jpg 20190319_095348.jpg 20190319_094647.jpg
     

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    Can't wait to see how this turns out!
     
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    This makes me want to do one myself!! You sir are onto something great here! CantC wait for it to be finished!!
     
  4. icefenix

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    Honestly if you go for it I can try to help if you have questions about anything I did. I feel like most of the mods are pretty self evident though.
     
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    Alright man thanks!!! I might try it but havent decided on it. We all need a Dino for our collections.
     
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    Some paint and a few tweaks 20190322_105100.jpg 20190322_105053.jpg 20190322_105045.jpg 20190322_105034.jpg 20190322_104136.jpg 20190322_104134.jpg 20190322_104010.jpg 20190322_103210.jpg 20190322_103132.jpg 20190322_103114.jpg
     
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    That's really solid work!
     
  8. icefenix

    icefenix They're collectibles not toys!

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    Thanks, the paint in vehicle mode took more coats than I would have liked for full coverage, and I'm not totally satisfied with how the head came out, but I am really bad at delicate/small paint work. I may still swap the head at some point. Singers face just had enough details to work with for Dino. I may attempt a cleaner version of this someday, but for now it will probably go on my shelf.
     
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    Must say this looks amazing, well done!

    (Fingers crossed for an official dino...)
     
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    That looks like you might have to take a bit of creative license, and make it an Enzo Ferrari instead of the 458. You just need to change the headlights a bit, and redo the back and it will look like an Enzo!

    Aside from that, it looks amazing! Great work.
     
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    This is turning out great!!! I have started on mine thanks to you, so we will see how it goes. You did an outstanding job man!!!
     
  12. icefenix

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    I'm not really a car guy persay do it doesn't bother me. So yeah short of a full reshell if it were even possible I couldn't get a true 458 out of Stingers vehicle mode. In that vain I tried to invoke some of the details from Dino's onset vehicle while differentiating him from Stinger. So fauxrari if you will.
     
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    One word of warning when modding the shoulder pieces to the front grill you have to give enough clearance for the wheels to clear on rotating out.
     
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    Thanks for the tip!! I may not do all of what you did but we will see!!

    Can anyone recommend a putty or epoxy that is good for molding pieces onto existing figures?
     
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    But what you made is literally an enzo. All that needs to be done is make the rear bits where the brake lights are a more square shape, like this:[​IMG]
    And make the headlights more rectangular!

    But at the end of the day it is yours.
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    Regardless, great job on it!.
     
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    Weird but totally unintentional! If anything it makes me try another as an OC or something and really aim for it
     
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    I'm kind of guerrilla when it comes to moding but for this I used milliput for molding the front grill. Everything else is plaplate I cut to fit and superglue. I've always used scotch superglue. Its durable and starts to set quickly without running everywhere.
     
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    20190324_113914.jpg one last update. Here is Dino with some of his compatriots. I may take a stab at 2.0 version someday but who knows. For now I'm pretty pleased and I've got a Dino for my shelf.
     

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    Unrelated question... what are those Arcee figs? Are they all repaints of the legends?
     
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  20. icefenix

    icefenix They're collectibles not toys!

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    Yeah theyre all repaints and mods of the legends arcee figure. If you're curious I can get some better pics. They are pretty much my first full customs circa... 10 years ago!!!! and kinda rough. I believe I did come up with a pseudo combined mode though if I can still remember it.
     
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