How do you drive out metal rods? Where can I find some more if needed? I've read through the topic and read all the comments, but most of them seem to be about repainting. I am not so worried about paints at the moment.
This can be a pain.
There are several methods but this is the general idea.
Many of the metal rods have a "big end" and a "little end", you want to push the little end in, and have the big end pop out.
"But what do I do THAT with?" you may ask. Try a small nail. You may need to get the parts braced up with something (or have a friend brace it against a workbench) leaving your hands free to hold the nail and a small hammer. You're looking to tap out the pin, not smash it out.
If they do not move easily, heating the rod or the plastic with a hair dryer can soften the plastic, allowing the rods to pop out.
If that STILL doesn't work, you can heat the rod itself with a soldering iron, then push it out. Watch out! These pins can get HOT so don't burn yourself!
How would you go about affixing rare earth magnets to a transformers figure?
GLue them straight on? =S
You can. You can also drill into the shell a bit and recess the magnet or you may be able to put the magnet under the skin, so to speak.
Jin offers a guide for this. Page down to the magna-joints section:http://www.angelfire.com/mech/jinsaotom ... oints.html
Autobot Jazz wrote:I was wondering if anyone could reccomend which paint would be the best to repaint the Target exclusive scout class Storm Surge(repaint of Cybertron Shortround) into Seaspray and what shades of yellow and blue to use.
I prefer tamaya paints, but testors Model Master line is great as well.
You can always refer to Jin's site here for some paint tips:http://www.angelfire.com/mech/jinsaotom ... Paint.html
Jin's site offers a lot of good info for the beginning customizer! I check it all the time.
There is also a pretty easy mod for cutting down those goofy monkey arms and affixing them to the feet. It makes him even more like seaspray. There are a couple gatchas to watch out for though. If I redid mine I'd do it a bit differently.
Good luck and happy customizing!