Minor/Repaint: Siege Clampdown

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by DragonSuperman, Oct 23, 2019.

  1. DragonSuperman

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    Hello again! I was at my local Walgreens looking for Ratchet, which is said to be at many stores now, and all I could find was Red Alert. I had mine already, but I found an excuse to help them restock faster. So I grabbed another and did some research. Taking Red apart I realized that some pieces were made of unpaintable plastic, so I boiled a pan of cherry red Rit Dye and soaked the parts until they looked right. Then I used 91% Isopropyl alcohol to rub out the hood of the car. I added acrylic black where needed and I reassembled the figure. Now Clampdown here isn't entirely accurate to the source material as I wanted to distinguish him from the other fellah. I went with green kneecaps and added a reprolabel to finish it off.
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    looks good, well done
     
  3. Chareos

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    Beautiful!
     
  4. Smitty.1981

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    Yeah I kind'a want to do this. I doubt mine would come out that good and I don't think I want to spend $20+ for a custom that I'll just fuck up.
     
  5. OreoBuilder

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    This is awesome!

    OB
     
  6. shiftypenguin

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    Well done!
     
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    You left some silver paint smudges on the lower legs...
     
  8. DragonSuperman

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    My thanks to you all! I'm glad I could share it.
    Understandable! This took a day of careful planning.
    Don't worry! I'll be sure to smudge the rest of the figure with silver eventually. ;) 
     
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  10. MrUniqZ

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    Brilliant work man..how is the dye holding up. In hindsight I would have tried this myself.
     
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  11. DragonSuperman

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    Very well. This isn't scratching off. I'm already planning to use this method on a lot of toys. I just gave Megatron a dark energon sword.
     

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  12. Nemesis Scourge

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    Man, I wish I could give your post two likes - one for the custom and just one for your excuse - it's a very good excuse by the way.

    After the Rainmakers set in Siege I would like to see HasTak do a 3 pack of Clamp Down, Deep Cover and Tigertrack
     
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    Yo I just used that rit dye tonight...it’s dope! How did you disassemble the legs btw. I never did mess with the flathead pins on that mold. And yea Nemesis..everyone would go in on a 3 pack or exclusive. I’d be shocked if Takara didn’t try at some point in the future.
     
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    I wouldn't mind those repaints either .. As long as all three of them get undique heads
     
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    Looking most excellent. Good job
     
  16. DragonSuperman

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    I'd be all for it! If a real clampdown is different enough from mine, I'll just add it to my army.
    Thanks! I use a small hammer and a pin vise to take them out. But don't try it with clear parts. These may crack.
    Same here.
    Thank you!
     
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    Could you perhaps specify which parts have this unprintable plastic?
     
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    amazing
     
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  19. DragonSuperman

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    Upper legs, fore arms, elbows. And some in the inner torso. They have a different texture to regular plastic and is made to be tougher.
     
  20. MaverickPrime

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    Greetings! I recently bought a loose incomplete Red Alert that I'm thinking of customizing into Clampdown because I want consistency and him being made from the Earth Mode mould is upsetting my OCD, so I wanted to ask...how good is the cherry dye holding up? How did yo disassemble the knees and wrists to dye only the arms and thighs?