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Re: The Kitbash/Repaint Resource Thread

Postby zero-kaiser » Thu Jan 15, 2009 11:05 pm

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Grimpoo wrote:I'm wanting to do a wheel/rim swap. So how does one take those metal rivets out and swap out the wheel and have it still function?


Ive yet to try it myself, but I seem to recall reading that a soldering iron is the best way to go. Holding it to the pin heats it up, making the plastic holding it soft and allowing the wheel to be removed..

Like I said though, Ive never tried it myself..
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Re: The Kitbash/Repaint Resource Thread

Postby Badassimus Prime » Sun Mar 08, 2009 8:37 pm

Motto: "Do it with style or don't bother doing it!"
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I'm not really sure if this has been addressed yet, but I'm on the verge of repainting a Classics Hot Rod and I was wondering if anyone knew a way to make flames? I've already taken decals as a suggestion, but I would like to make them look like the flames that came with the American Version of the figure. Can anyone help me out with this?
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Re: The Kitbash/Repaint Resource Thread

Postby bellyboy » Wed Mar 11, 2009 3:12 pm

well if u have a drawing of the flames all u need is to use a decal or a sticky sheet and just cut the inner part and use them as a template .

then u can airbrush it or just tap the paint in with a stencil brush(it has a flat 180 degree head ).
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Re: The Kitbash/Repaint Resource Thread

Postby Badassimus Prime » Wed Mar 11, 2009 3:34 pm

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I like this idea! Thanks for the suggestion! :D
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Re: The Kitbash/Repaint Resource Thread

Postby Tough Scorponok » Tue Mar 24, 2009 8:33 am

I ve done flames on Car Models. Get a flame decals, use the outter piece, place it the way you want, then make sure you use masking tape to cover all the parts you dont want to be painted, then use red Tamiya (or which ever color you want). Make sure that the surface you are painting is clean of Glue, or fingers prints, cause that will show under the Paint.
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Re: The Kitbash/Repaint Resource Thread

Postby Badassimus Prime » Sun Mar 29, 2009 9:05 am

Motto: "Do it with style or don't bother doing it!"
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Tough Scorponok wrote:I ve done flames on Car Models. Get a flame decals, use the outter piece, place it the way you want, then make sure you use masking tape to cover all the parts you dont want to be painted, then use red Tamiya (or which ever color you want). Make sure that the surface you are painting is clean of Glue, or fingers prints, cause that will show under the Paint.


Thanks for the advice! I'll definitely look into this as well! :D
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Re: The Kitbash/Repaint Resource Thread

Postby hinomars19 » Fri Jun 12, 2009 2:00 pm

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hi, sorry if the answer to this exists any where on the forum, but i'm meant to be working, and don't have time to look--i read somewhere it's possible to dye plastic, and just wondered what stuff would i use/and where do i get it from. I'm looking to repaint a slight kitbash of energon megatron in to g1 megs colours. I particularly want to try it with the thigh area, since it is a sore spot for paint scraping. Also is it viable to dye a dark plastic with a lighter colour?
Thanks any help would be appreciated, still consider myself a beginner.
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Re: The Kitbash/Repaint Resource Thread

Postby Naked Magnus » Mon Nov 09, 2009 11:02 pm

Anyone know the best way to put a Binaltech Grimlock head on a Binaltech Meister/Zoom body? The head peg on Meister is larger in diameter than the peg hole on Grimlock's head. Should I modify the vehicles or should I modify the head somehow?

I want to turn my red Meister/Jazz into Stunticon Dead End. If I can reduce the points on the sides of Grimlock's head, paint his visor purple, I think it would make a great Dead End head.
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Re: The Kitbash/Repaint Resource Thread

Postby nikeprime » Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:30 pm

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I have a question about Repainting. I have always thought my self to be pretty artistic, and want to give this repainting a try, but should I bleach the figure first or repaint over the color already on the figure? If I bleach the figure, what do u guys recommend?
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Re: The Kitbash/Repaint Resource Thread

Postby zenosaurus_x » Fri Sep 03, 2010 11:42 pm

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Hey guys, so I'm interested in customs(but probably won't do any myself for a while, at LEAST till next summer) and I noticed on TFW there is a completely scratchbuilt Animated Omega Supreme, made from styrene I believe.

So basically, I realized to fix scale problems, it seems possible to just build whatever you want, any advice or help on using styrene to custom make things?
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Re: The Kitbash/Repaint Resource Thread

Postby decepticon burst » Sat Apr 23, 2011 7:33 pm

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hey guys okay the rotf reverb figure's exaust/gun got painted silver along with the engine and mirrors and mouth,thes parts annoyed me because they were orange.so i painted the exaust and i had a little mishap the plasticon the exaust became soft like crayon wax after i painted it,i have not had this problem with anyother figure exept this one.it broke......is this because of the pait i was using?or was it just because it happened to break.
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Re: The Kitbash/Repaint Resource Thread

Postby #Sideways# » Wed Aug 03, 2011 8:43 pm

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Hey guys! I was wanting to get into custom Transformers, and I was thinking I would do a repaint on Armada Sideways with LED lights where they are required.

Being a newb at this, can anyone give pointers?
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Re: The Kitbash/Repaint Resource Thread

Postby Darcemeus » Sun Oct 09, 2011 10:13 am

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Hello I was wondering if anyone knows a way to remove the pins from Transformers? I'm trying to salvage an Activators Optimus to get ready for a Kit bash I'm going to attempt in the near future but I'm having trouble popping the pins out him. I was using a watch pin link remover until it broke after the fifth pin jammed in Optimus's hand. So if anyone knows of an easier way I'd much appreciate it if you could tell me. Thanks in advance!
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Re: The Kitbash/Repaint Resource Thread

Postby Kung Fu Man » Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:57 pm

I've got a question: I currently have an assembled but unpainted Animated Minerva on the way, and while I know where to get the 'heartbeat' sticker for the fins (reprolabels Ratchet upgrade pack), I'm unsure on the exact shades used for the rest of her. Any suggestions on what testors colors to go with?
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Re: The Kitbash/Repaint Resource Thread

Postby EricG » Sat Nov 10, 2012 7:09 pm

I just got Prime First Edition Arcee, and I want to remove her shoulder armor; but the pin holding it onto her shoulder can only be accessed from the "stopper" side and can't be pushed out. Is there a way to get the armor off without having to cut it?
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Re: The Kitbash/Repaint Resource Thread

Postby chaosmage42 » Fri Dec 21, 2012 12:22 am

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im working on a ironfist custom of a prime kup right now but im thinking of looking for parts for my next one -i like to get looking for parts -before working on it because it can take some time to get all the bits-i was looking for a transformer that could be made into an hk-47 from kotor like transformer -im not a great big fan of kotor but the character is funny and wanted to make something that looks like him
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Re: The Kitbash/Repaint Resource Thread

Postby leakin' lubricant » Fri Dec 21, 2012 3:17 am

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Hi not sure if this is the right forum to post in so apologies if so, does anyone know if movie Brawn/Fallback uses 5mm posts for his dual pistols? I am looking to use them with some Classics figures. :BOT:
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Re: The Kitbash/Repaint Resource Thread

Postby chaosmage42 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 4:54 pm

Weapon: Thermal Sword
i have a set of ko constructicons and menasor i want to repaint into shattered glass i wanted to know what colors to use on them
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Re: The Kitbash/Repaint Resource Thread

Postby DubCustomz » Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:44 am

Weapon: Shotgun
Heres a tutorial i made on how to take apart a transformer.
Hope it helps you out. Dont forget to check the description for further parts.
Oh and please don't complain about the quality or lack of production values, im working with very basic equipment and cant afford expensive hardware to shoot these videos with yet.
They'll get better in the future, but for now i hope this helps.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HW96OzEmvC8
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Re: The Kitbash/Repaint Resource Thread

Postby DubCustomz » Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:12 am

Weapon: Shotgun
Here's my disassembly tutorial in all 5 parts:

Part 1:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HW96OzEmvC8

Part 2:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4a4iz-woHaQ

Part 3:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OOwDEBQXKk

Part 4: Removing pins.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gz45WlXAQ7E

Part 5: Removing wheels with a soldering iron.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOG5z_grsgY

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LED kits

Postby Prime643 » Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:50 pm

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Weapon: Arm-Mounted Magnetic-Lock Destabilizer Cannon
Would anyone know of a good place to find mini LED kits? I am new with LED's but I would like to try and light up one of my TF's guns.

Thanks >:oP
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Re: The Kitbash/Repaint Resource Thread

Postby ShadowsAndDust » Mon Dec 09, 2013 5:04 pm

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Is there anyone who can tell me what scale is Classics Voyager Ultra Magnus/Optimus Prime? I'm looking for model car carriers that would make a suitable trailer/battle armor for him.
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Postby Thalack » Thu May 29, 2014 8:34 pm

Devastator wrote:I usually used Testors brand arylic paint. I used to order my paint online from the Testors website, but I found that towerhobbies.com carries a bigger selection of Testors paints at lower prices and they actually have pictures of most of the products.

To paint large areas I use a Testors airbrush. I use the kind that sprays the paint directly from the bottle with the use of a special cap rather than the kind where the paint is sucked into the tip of a nozzle and then forced out of a hard to clean tip. For areas that are too small to paint with my inaccurate airbrush, I use Testors paint brushes. After the bristles get damaged I pick up a new set.


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Re: The Kitbash/Repaint Resource Thread

Postby leakin' lubricant » Sun Jun 15, 2014 2:52 am

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Hi all, looking to make a Centurion custom from the UK Marvel comics using Universe Ultra Class Onslaught, the only problem is the head doesnt work, has anyone any sugegstion for a head replacement, I'd be happy with either version.

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Re: The Kitbash/Repaint Resource Thread

Postby venort » Sun Jul 27, 2014 7:13 am

Weapon: Electron Scimitar Sword
Ahoy there, UK user new to repaints here looking for some advice.

In short: is there an equivalent to Krylon fusion available in england?

So, a little more info. There are no asda stores in travelling distance, so I picked up that asda/wal-mart exclusive bumblebee and strafe pack from ebay. Payment went through, error code, tried again... aaand of course got two confirmation emails. Rather than navigating the ebay/paypal order cancellation/refund minefield, I figured I'd repaint the duplicates (I've got strafe's new deco sorta figured out, haven't decided on Bee's new look yet).

I've been looking through a few tutorials, and krylon fusion is recommended for hasbro plastic. Trouble is, I can't seem to get hold of that over here. Anyone know of an alternative?

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