Customs: Replacement Classics P/CP head?

Discussion in 'Requests' started by chrisr291, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. MegaMoonMan

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    PCP complete kit by CALLOWAY75 on Shapeways

    Found this kit on shapeways and ordered it, comes with reversible fists and and transformable head. Also found a couple targetmasters that looked cool, got them too.

    This will be my first shapeways experience, hopefully I can smooth down the roughness without destroying it.
     
  2. BraveMax

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    Let us know. Personally, though, I'll be waiting until someone casts it and produces a finished product. Painting, sanding, etc... is not really my thing...
     
  3. MegaMoonMan

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    Not mine either, but I'm tired of waiting. I'll post the results.
     
  4. MegaMoonMan

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    Got the shapeways head and targetmasters yesterday. Awesome stuff! On to painting.

    It's odd - the head looks different from the targetmasters, but I thought they were made of the same stuff. The head looks a lot smoother, denser and is kind of milky-white (almost translucent but not clear by any means), but the targetmasters are bone white, a lot rougher, and feel a lot lighter. It's like they're made of styrofoam. The "styro" material is still great, I thought I would break a ball joint or two (since the socket was insanely small for the ball) but they snapped together solidly and fit perfectly.

    Once I figure out how to paint it without it looking like crap I'll post pics.
     
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    Well if you say it's awesome.. I'm ordering one right now!
    Woot!


    Also I don't know if you noticed when you ordered there are different grades you can pick up.
    P/CP defaults to white detail which I think is the smoothest they offer.

    The targetmasters seem to default to "white and strong" which is cheaper, but not as good quality as the default selection for P/CP. So unless you ordered them in the smooth version I can see that being the difference..

    I picked up the p/cp head and the defensor head.. woo!
     
  6. MegaMoonMan

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    I noticed the different grades. I could have sworn they were the same default. Obviously not.

    EDIT: Yep, they are different defaults. It looks like I couldn't order the targetmasters in white detail even if I wanted to, though.
     
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    Very nice, thanks for mentioning the paints used.

    Did you scrub the parts down before painting them? I noticed a bunch of scummy stuff on the back of the hands in my kit in the same place that is shedding paint on your kit. It seemed to come off easily enough with warm water and a small brush.

    I hope the paint won't flake.
     
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    I gave them a quick brush and wash, but I'm assuming the hands (maybe due to the contours and such??) have more of the oily type stuff.. I'm going to go back strip all teh paint off and redo them again. I must succeed!

    The big issue I've been having is getting the super glue to adhere the T joint to the fist. Most of the paint scraping for me was caused by putting it in the hand slot.. then pushing it back out numerous times when the fist twisted (upon trying to rotate it once).

    Paint in the head and helmet has been solid though.
     
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    I'd think that if you washed the parts in soapy dish water, that oil you're speaking of should come off.

    Regardless, the video is really cool :thumb 
     
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    Thanks man!
    I figured people review upgrade kits all the time.. Why not this?
    :) 
    I'll get those hands worked out and either post a video or picture follow up. :) 
     
  12. MegaMoonMan

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    I wonder if this stuff would take dye? It seems like it would. I'm going to try dyeing the helmet and hands black to avoid scraping.
     
  13. process

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    I only briefly perused the Shapeways forum, but it seems like the detail materials do take dye, but the process could be tricky because of low heat tolerances. Strong and flexible materials appear take dye very well.

    Look through here: Shapeways | Forum: Post Production Techniques&
     
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    Just be careful with dye since many of the processes out there to dying it is toxic to breathe.. There are non toxic processes to applying dye if you look around.
     
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    I dyed the parts last night, it was easy. Just heated a little RIT dye in the microwave for a few seconds and added a few drops of acetone, and then the parts. I left them in for about 20 minutes. The dye got very warm but I didn't boil it or anything.

    It took, but I realized I still hadn't scrubbed all the molding crap off when flakes of dye came off certain bits. I scrubbed all the parts again HARD with a fingernail scrubbing brush, redyed and it stuck.

    Clean those parts WELL!

    Painted pics tonight. Warning - my paint job looks like ass as I was in a hurry.
     
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    any chance that u'll upload some pics ?
     
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    Paint is awful, I'll probably redo it - but it works for now.
     
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    If you're using your stove, many stoves have a fan directly above them. When I've dyed parts, I make sure mine is on full steam (pardon the bad pun).

    BTW guys, these look great; thanks for sharing :thumb 
     
  19. Demonss

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    The only thing I can stay in regard to the stoves is to note what kind of fan your stove has.

    I'm pretty sure (from my home depot kitchen design days) it's a law to have the ventilation fan above (or on the stove). But some of them (like the one in my house) feed the smoke through a carbon filter which is supposed to trap it and send out clean air back into your kitchen. If your fumes are toxic and go through one of the carbon scrubbers and back into your house chances are it's still toxic.

    If your system vents to the outside your house (the nicer systems do that), then you're still better, but I still don't think I'd recommend using one of the toxic methods in your house (the vinegar method is just much better for your body).
    If you don't know which type of ventilation system you have open the cabinets above your range hood (the thing with the fans) and see if there is a pipe in there. If there's a piping system it's being blown outside your house.. If not.. It's just going through a scrubber within the range hood and back into your house, which means you'll still be dealing with toxic fumes that are very harmful to your body.. I can't stress that enough..

    I'm glad the dyes worked out for you moon! Looks really good too!
     
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