Non-TF: Hulkbuster Titan Hero Tech

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  1. PixelMagic

    PixelMagic Well-Known Member

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    I have never done a toy custom before, but I have been a model maker for 15 years. I have decided my first toy custom will be the Hulkbuster Titan Hero Tech figure. I got him primed today, so we're off to a start on my first custom. :) 

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  2. Shepard Prime

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    Can't wait to see this finished. I want to do the Milano from GotG at some point.
     
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    It is a nice mold I also can't wait to see what you pull off brother!
     
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    this looks good
     
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    This toy was such a disappointment play wise, but it is an excellent mold. If only they had made it articulated. Cant wait to see how your paint turns out.
     
  6. ServO

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    Did you have to use any sort of primer adhesion promoter? I'm curious as to what you primed it with...
    I also picked this figure up, as I very much wanted a large Hulkbuster on my shelf without breaking the bank...I just haven't decided if I should attempt to articulate it and light it as well...
     
  7. PixelMagic

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    I just primed with Tamiya Fine Surface Primer. No adhesion promoter.
     
  8. ServO

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    Any progress?
    I decided to skip all the mess of completely re-articulating this guy, and decided to just re-paint him...kinda using the pics of the Hot Toys HB for ref...
     
  9. phantro

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    I was thinking about giving him articulation as well using some TF leftover parts.
    It seems to be a decent project since the size of the toy makes it a bit easier to work with. Articulating the waist and hip sections seem to be the most challenging part I think.


    Looking forward to how this one turns out.
     
  10. ServO

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    This was my assessment as well...in fact I had given up on the prospect of giving him waist rotation completely.
    The hips wouldn't be too bad...just find an appropriately scaled crotch (Unicron, I'm looking at you buddy), and then put the HB armor over it like a giant red diaper.
     
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    Interesting idea man I think I will try the Unicron mod. I am thinking the waist might require some 3D printing.
     
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    I thought about getting this figure to paint also, the mold has some great details. Can't wait for the finished product.
     
  13. PixelMagic

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    I'd absolutely love to have some progress, but it has been too cold to paint outside. The temperature today is 27. Over the weekend it's supposed to get just barely warm enough to paint, however it's supposed to be raining. Grrr!
     
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    Yeah I hear it's crazy in the north, honestly we have been really fortunate here in Dallas, it's light sweater weather today. Speaking of the ability to spray paints, I'm moving to an apartment soon and will be super limited on space and was wondering about what would be a good setup to spay paint indoors?
     
  15. PixelMagic

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    I do live in an apartment, and I have a balcony which has my airbrush setup for painting. I have a small table for my paints/supplies and just airbrush outside. If you can find an apartment with a porch or balcony, that would be ideal.

    If you want to paint inside, I recommend only using acrylics such as Vallejo Model Color (hand painting or airbrushing if thinned enough) or Vallejo Model Air (airbrushing) paints because they are non-toxic and there are almost no fumes. Unlike other paints which might give you cancer if you breathe them in without a respirator.

    Model Color

    Model Air

    To paint indoors, you also will probably need a spray booth that can catch your paint and filter the fumes (if there are any) outside.

    https://www.google.com/webhp?source...&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=model+spray+booth&tbm=shop

    Those would be my recommendations.
     
  16. ServO

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    I also live in an apartment, and do the majority of my painting out on one of our decks depending on temperature and wind...otherwise during the depths of winter (the high temperature here today was 6F) I am pretty much limited to smaller projects that I can paint by hand...
    I will often have several larger projects in queue by the time it's warm enough to get back outside...
     
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    I got a small window to paint today, so I did the first coat of black base on Hulkbuster. When painting metallics, a black base is the ideal undercoat for a lustrous shine. This is gloss black enamel (Alclad Gloss Black Base). Because enamel drys so slowly, I'm going to wait a full week before I paint the second coat. Good work takes time I guess.

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