Minor/Repaint: WFC: Siege Strongarm and Arbitrator

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  1. quickshift

    quickshift Combiner Junkie

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    I've got the bug again. Finally set aside some time to work another figure. It didnt go quite as planned, BUT i'm still happy with the final result.

    WFC: Siege Strongarm and her battlemaster partner Arbitrator!

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    I started this off thinking I was making a Rook for WFC.....but as I continued...I said man this feels more like it should be Strongarm. As so now it is.

    Strongarm is combination of parts from Hound and Selects Hot Shot. A blue dye bath was meant to deepen the blue more. It did, but I let the water get to hot and some of the parts warped pretty bad. I thought it was just the chest, but later found out it affected the leg panels as well. Another Hot shot donor allowed me to finish the project (with a shorter dye bath!), but it wasn't until assembly did I realize the leg panels were affected as well. Perhaps later down the road I will try and correct the issue with the leftover parts from the donor.

    Arbitrator is a pretty straight forward dye job on a Blowpipe figure. Didn't get too carried away with that one.

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  2. Heavynova

    Heavynova Oh, the nostalgia...

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    It's amazing what a few small changes can do for a figure to make it feel like a totally different character. Love it.
     
  3. autobot prowl

    autobot prowl Well-Known Member

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    Pretty cool
     
  4. deliciouspeter

    deliciouspeter Back in Black TFW2005 Supporter

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    Very nice.
     
  5. Lunatic Prime

    Lunatic Prime Former Prime and light piping fetishist

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    Looks pretty cool. I'm somehow a fan of that headsculpt. Maybe a bit of white would suit the character. What about alt mode? Do the warped parts hinder transformation?
     
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  6. quickshift

    quickshift Combiner Junkie

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    Yeah the fenders are warped enough that they wont peg in on the sides of the hood.
     
  7. greboguru

    greboguru Psychedelic Brainchild

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    I don't recognize that head, what is it?

     
  8. warhawk

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    I like it! Although I'm at a loss for the head as well, I recognize it.
     
  9. warhawk

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    Wait, is it the movie dune buggy guy?
     
  10. quickshift

    quickshift Combiner Junkie

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    ROTF Scout class Crankstart donated the head.
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  11. Venixion

    Venixion Its always the middle of the night in Moonside

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    Ooh I like that name. Arbitrator. Very cool. Nice job too.
     
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  12. Lunatic Prime

    Lunatic Prime Former Prime and light piping fetishist

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    As I just watched the first review for Studio Series SS-57 Offroad Bumblebee (Willy's Jeep mode) I thought that you could use the leftover Hound head of this custom to make a movie/classics Hound out of that figure.

     
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  13. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    I was expecting a more faithful head design similar to the RID version but aside from that, this is nice.
     
  14. Rocka5438

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    how do you do a dye bath?
     
  15. quickshift

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    I used Rit Synthetic Dye. You add it to a pot of hot water and then soak the figure.

    It can go sideways and warp your figure, as what happened on this one.

    Looking back I think I was too stingy with my dye which is what made me leave the parts in too long. Havent done one in a while, but I will likely use the entire bottle next time I cook up a pot

    heres an example from a guy dyeing his action figures.
     
  16. warhawk

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    Quite nice!
     
  17. Rocka5438

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    sick thanks