Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by SonOfNemesis, Jul 10, 2010.
Commission Complete. Thanks All
Excellent use of colors and tones. You definitely captured this character well in this repaint and did it proper. =)
I own the Henkei version which I love, but this is great! The Hasbro version just didn't have enough follow through in my eyes to make this figure right like it could've been executed.
Again, great job!
Thanks Greg, really appreciated comment my man as this custom was a real pain and lots of work went into getting it to look as it does now.
Makes it hard on certain figures when some of the parts are still small...... On my Chromedome I've been working on, I had a little bit of a tough time getting the arms apart as I had to use the hot pin method and be careful not to melt the plastic as the parts are so small.
I know what you mean and I haven't used that method for that reason so I give you props Gregg. You are talking about that custom you did with Sideswipe (classics)? Rare custom for sure man! Is that wheel popping as easy as they say with a hot pin?
I've found the best way for removing the wheels is to obviously heat the pin, but do it a little at a time, so heat a little, pull a little, let it cool.......repeat. This way the plastic doesn't distort and when you get the pin out far enough, you can just use pliers to just twist and pull it out. It's what I did for my Chromedome.
Some other things I use are wide medium stick painters tape. This stuff is great for masking and also very easy to cut w/ an exacto knife to stencil out your paint areas. I also use scotch tape, and Silly Putty has been a fantastic thing for using in masking out really minute detailing like on heads.
These are just a few things I personally have used by trial and error over the years. I still make my fair share of mistakes when I get the chance to customize..... I'm far from perfect. =)
Good to know about the pin trick. I also use hobby masking tape for fine edge work. Good idea with the silly putty, didn't think of that one!
Silly putty?! An awesome idea!
Also, your customs are just great! I love this one. The colors, the shine...
wow that shiny coat realy makes this figure...well...shine!
Thanks! A request from the future owner for the shine.
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