Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by daimchoc, Oct 25, 2014.
What sticker did you use for this?
It's from an Ocean waterslide sheet I purchased from Uncle Billy shop. You can also find them on eBay by searching 'water applique', but they cost a little more there.
Thanks, bro. I figured it was. I’ve been looking into getting some sheets of these Ocean waterslides for my 3rd party MP Autobots and Decepticons.
Well keep us posted if you acquire and apply. Personally I prefer either waterslides or dry rubs to stickers, as they look like part of the figure. I'll use stickers occasionally if I'm not certain on a faction style or placement, but once I am I remove it.
waterslides ftw nothing compares !! the amount of times i have fucked up with stickers and transfers sometimes stick too quick and pull a bit off when you are trying to position them
Same... I thought that light matte grey in early promo shots looked bad. It clashed with the white and just made it look mismatched. I’m so glad they changed it to that soft metallic silver... it contrasts the white better while still feeling fairly “toon.”
Took a very quick stab at replicating one of my favourite Mirage moments earlier, just for fun. Doesn't really have the same impact with his smirking face, but oh well!
That could be cool.
Also it’d look really out of place with other figures.
It would look about like this:
I chromed his rocket and the tops of the engine/knee pieces. It's molotow so it's not as smooth as vac metal but I think it looks pretty good. If only MMC had gotten it right instead of mistakenly using plain silver on the chrome parts.
Looks good! Have a pic chromed out in alt mode?
That is why I stayed with the original. The toon accurate version was too bland for me.
Woo hoo BBTS got this guy in finally. He's on the way!
Not yet. Molotow has a curing time of like a month so I have to pretty much not touch him for a month. Some minor posing is ok, as long as I don't touch the chrome parts but I'd never be able to transform him without touching them at least a little.
Woh. At least it’ll look good and last when it’s done.
The durability is questionable at best. But it's the best option available outside of sending parts to a chromer.
Yeah, after a month it can take light handling but it still won't survive a clear coat so I'll have to be gentle with it forever. But honestly you always have to gentle with chrome - that stuff wears off so easily.
This guy is really fun to transform
Wait, I didn't read anything about cure time on the packaging?!?! That sucks. I bought a Molotow Chrome pen to fix the chips on MMC Shrapnel. It's not a true chrome but it hides the chips until you look really close. I applied it almost a month ago and it doesn't look like true chrome but its a close enough fix. Did the curing time produce a better chrome effect in your experience?
I'm contemplating selling off my ps-01 and getting this feller in his stead...but I would like to know one thing first....how are his joints? is there any looseness/floppiness?
It doesn't say anything about it on the label. That's what people have worked out through experimenting with it. Customs: - MOLOTOW LIQUID CHROME MARKERS TRIAL
Most of us just assumed the stuff sucked but a few dedicated users worked out all the best methods for using it and even what the best clear coat options are (they all diminish the chrome look but some less so than others).
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