Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by barry, Jul 17, 2018.
I forgot some shoes where attatched to that extra part. Height isn't bad with those added.
I couldn't get the whites to match. Silver adds some much needed variation but doesn't stray too far from white. I dyed the plastic using a cold dye then added hot water to it-- boiled and cooled so i wouldn't melt the plastic. 40min and voila! I wish i dyed the tires black before adding the silver.
yours is looking good, mine turned out a darker red, don't know if that's because of how long I boiled the parts or because I could only find "racer red" RIT dye rather than "Cherry Red"
What brand/color dye did you use?
I was going to paint, but dying has me significantly intrigued...
I think that there is a high chance that we will at very least recieve a WFC version of Octane to better match, TR is the past, most of my older figures have been replaced by WFC where the characters are available etc, eventually everyone will be updated imo
My walmart only had the Rit Dyemore- Racing red. Says synthetic and for fabrics but i messed with Rit before and it all does the same thing.
Interestingly enough - @Hyoumaru said he used Racing Red too a few posts up with a pic and his came out significantly darker.
Just watch it and check every 10mins or so. I used plastic take-out cups I got from Thai food leftovers, mixed and stirred with chopsticks. After 10mins, using a second cup, I used cold water to rinse off the parts so I could compare it to the paint on Ratchet's shoulders. If they weren't quite right I'd put them back in the dye cup. Once I got close enough, I called it good.
If you like how it turned out then just ignore this-- I think yours looks pretty cool as is. But, if I remember right, rubbing alcohol can remove the dye if it gets too dark. Just don't get alcohol on translucent plastic, it makes it fragile.
Matrix Workshop kit for Nightbird looks finalized now and shipping:
Looks nice, but considering MW's major peg issues (oversized and don't fit...unless they finally fixed them), I see 7 pegs that would need to get fixed. I'm most concerned about the molded handle on the sword if that needs to be sanded / filed down.
Shockwave Lab's Omega Supreme kit also looks to be done and shipping:
I wonder if they'll actually provide instructions on taking apart the head (not necessarily easy). I hope their battery chamber problems are fixed with this one (prior LED kits had chambers that were too big and wouldn't touch the batteries right). The rocket tip replacement when pushed all the way in will turn on its LED. That part looks interesting to me. The LED kit for the head has me concerned: 1) not sure if they'll give people clear instructions on how to take apart the head to avoid damage and 2) the LED unit forces you to get rid of the lightpiping, which in turn gets rid of the eyes. Omega Supreme will look weird without eyes when LEDs are off. This also means yet another kit from them with bare, uncovered, and blinding LEDs. From their stock photos, the LEDs look too bright.
I love Siege Omega. He's so big and blocky. And he can provide a good bit of fun!
Even Autobots need some downtime every once in a while.
The responsible ones.
So they relax by playing with themselves?
I'm not really willing to mess with it since the results are holding as is, but thanks for the advice.
What I'm unsure of is why exactly it turned out so dark, is it a matter of "the longer you leave it in, the darker the color will be"?
Did you disassemble the chest in any fashion while you were dying?
I used to like the three titans triple changers, but seeing the siege Astrotrain makes me realise how much a mess that Blitzwing and Octane are. I've gotten rid of mine now and hoping for an inevitable new version of them both.
The wait for new triple changers begins
"With the Magnus Armor, I shall combine with it to form..... Ultra Magnus!!!"
"Ultra Magnus...... ready for duty."
As toy Astrotrain appears more populat than Blitzwing not sure if last one will be Cybertron version or Earth, instead for Octane an Earth version will be the best but he has always been the less famous of 3,still hope for a new toy.
And on SIEGE Astrotrain my best modes are bot and train.
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