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Post  Guest on Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:31 pm

Saw these (well, the figures they came from) at the flea market last weekend and they looked to be the right size for bloks bodies so I picked 'em up. After a little work with a razor blade and a dremel this is what I've got:



I left the necks on them all except the one to the far right. I was dremelling the neck hole and the dremel went straight through the side of his neck affraid so I took the rest of it off. I think I might take the necks off the others as well.


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Post  Guest on Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:11 am

They look pretty good either way, neck o and off. Looks like we got some more Dragon Ball customs coming?

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Post  Guest on Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:58 am

If you are a DBZ guy than you scored big. Nice grab.

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Post  DeadRock on Sun Nov 18, 2012 4:08 pm

Yeah these work well, me I am not a DBZ guy so much, but I do some some of these heads working great for customs. I like them with out the necks myself.

Good score.

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Post  Guest on Sun Nov 18, 2012 4:58 pm

I used to be a pretty big DBZ fan back in the day. I still enjoy some of the fighting games.

I plan on making a couple of these into full DBZ figures but I have non-DBZ plans for one or two of them.

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Post  Guest on Sun Nov 18, 2012 5:03 pm

Those are awesome. Im not a DBZ guy either, but I would love some of those heads. What figs are they from?

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Post  Guest on Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:57 pm

Whoa! What happened to that first image!? When I posted it and checked the first time around, it was the same size as the 2nd one!

ANYWAY, the figures I found were pretty old, some of them were dated back to 1989 even! I'm not sure what/where they are originally from.

I was doing some eBay searching last night and found ones that would work there too. Check 'em out
Those are different than the ones I picked up, but they look a little better IMO.

Here we go, a quick eBay search again and I found these. Those look like some of the ones I found at the flea market.

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Post  Guest on Thu Nov 22, 2012 3:35 pm

Nice find! I remember passing these up back when they were imported for a short while. Can't say I'm really cool with the truncated hair on Gohan and Trunks, but it definitely shows how toy technology has made leaps and bounds since then.

This also reminds me of how much I miss the flea markets in Orlando... I had the DBZ movies on vhs a while before they came out here. Now to decide whether I should try to hunt a couple of these down or just continue working on sculpting the hair...

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Post  Guest on Thu Nov 22, 2012 11:07 pm

Oh man, I'm a huge DBZ fan and I'm loving this! (I'm wearing a DBZ T-shirt right now. LOL). Can't wait to see what you come up with!

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Post  Guest on Wed Mar 20, 2013 6:48 pm

Finally started work on this guy:


Here are his pieces all parted out and primed:


I've since, possibly regrettably, sprayed him in chrome. I have a pic somewhere, can't find it at the moment. It looks amazing. The only problem is that the chrome paint doesn't react well to oils (like on your fingertips) and there is no clear coat that I have found that will coat it without turning it from chrome to dull gray. On top of that, I contacted the manufacturer and they said they have not found a clear coat product of their own or from another brand that doesn't have the same effect. Ugh... Any help on that would be awesome.

Otherwise, I can't wait to paint on some accents and a wash.

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Post  Guest on Thu Mar 21, 2013 3:00 am

wow, That really sucks! I can picture it in chrme, I bet it looks amazing! Maybe try another brand of spray paint?

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Post  Guest on Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:40 am

Here are 2 pics of it chromed up. One has the 2 silver elites I did for comparison.




If you look at the second pic, the foot on the left has become dull from handling it with dirty hands.

After researching chrome paints for a bit, I found results with clear coating matching mine. I also found some paint that would work called Alsa Corporartions Killer Chrome in a can. Only problem is that it's $129.99 before shipping for the primer, chrome and sealer. Just a bit steep... but if you can find the video check it out. The end result is a durable, mirror finish.

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Post  Guest on Fri Mar 22, 2013 12:06 am

Man, Those chrome looks great really looking forward how it looks like finished, Have you tried Bosny spray paints? i haven't tried but i've read great reviews about to pick one this week, been planning to use 'em to make a Mark 2 iron man. clear gloss sealers are also available...

http://www.bosny.com/chrome.html

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Post  Guest on Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:55 pm

Thanks JR. I haven't heard of that Bosny Chrome before. It looks pretty legit and it wouldn't cost nearly as much as the stuff I did find.

I still haven't done any more work on that chrome sucker yet, too afraid terrible things will happen.
I did, however, get a bunch of work done on this:



Other than sculpt touch-ups before the paint, I need just one part for it to be complete.
2 cookies if you can guess who without the head and paint. pirat

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Post  Guest on Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:45 am

It looks familiar, but I cant place it. Excellent symmetry on the collar.

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Post  Guest on Sat Apr 06, 2013 4:17 pm

Thanks. It's a little more lens trickery than symmetry though. The collar on his right side is ever so slightly farther back than the left side.

Hint; At least two other members here have done their own versions of this guy already.


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Post  Guest on Sun Apr 07, 2013 11:29 pm

metal gear solid snake?

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Post  Guest on Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:19 pm

2 cookies for Paul! He is indeed becoming MGS Solid Snake. It is loosely based on the one I bought from you and the Play Arts Kai action figure, here: http://www.playimport.com/en/new-figures/39333-metal-gear-solid-play-arts-kai-pre-painted-figure-solid-snake-4988601316293.html


I primed him over the weekend and will probably put the first coat of light gray on it today.

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Post  Guest on Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:36 pm

I really like this new one. Smile

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