Custom Classics Megatron accessory.

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Custom Classics Megatron accessory.

Postby leakin' lubricant » Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:54 pm

Motto: "Be Quick or Be Dead"
Weapon: Dual Laser Cannon
Can anyone tell me if this is worth buying,

http://www.shapeways.com/model/257177/megatron.html?li=productBox-search

Also which finish is the best.

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Re: Custom Classics Megatron accessory.

Postby Valandar » Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:18 pm

Motto: "It doesn't matter if the glass is half full or half empty, only that you work to make it full."
Weapon: Particle Beam Cannon
Worth buying? Up to you.

Best finish? For the best detail, either white or black detail. For durability, 'white, strong and flexible' or 'white, strong and flexible polished'. The "Frosted ultra Detail" just might be overkill for this, and won't be as tough as the white or black detail.
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Re: Custom Classics Megatron accessory.

Postby leakin' lubricant » Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:20 pm

Motto: "Be Quick or Be Dead"
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Valandar wrote:Worth buying? Up to you.

Best finish? For the best detail, either white or black detail. For durability, 'white, strong and flexible' or 'white, strong and flexible polished'. The "Frosted ultra Detail" just might be overkill for this, and won't be as tough as the white or black detail.



Thanks for the reply, do you own one of these? If so any pics?
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Re: Custom Classics Megatron accessory.

Postby Valandar » Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:57 pm

Motto: "It doesn't matter if the glass is half full or half empty, only that you work to make it full."
Weapon: Particle Beam Cannon
Nope, I don't. I just know people that use Shapeways, and have learned a bit about the types of resins they use.
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Re: Custom Classics Megatron accessory.

Postby leakin' lubricant » Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:02 pm

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Weapon: Dual Laser Cannon
Valandar wrote:Nope, I don't. I just know people that use Shapeways, and have learned a bit about the types of resins they use.



Do you know if black detail finish would be comparable to standard hasbro weapons in terms of quality/durability?
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Re: Custom Classics Megatron accessory.

Postby Valandar » Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:30 am

Motto: "It doesn't matter if the glass is half full or half empty, only that you work to make it full."
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I have no clue. I'd have to get one myself and examine it.
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Re: Custom Classics Megatron accessory.

Postby Mykltron » Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:31 am

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I have something in black detail and it feels like velvet, it's very odd. There is a lot of white powdery residue which can be cleaned off if you wash it. The thing I have is so small I can't really compare to Hasbro quality.
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Re: Custom Classics Megatron accessory.

Postby Banjo-Tron » Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:39 am

Motto: "My banjo is everything; defeat is ukelele"
Personally, I would go for frosted ultra detail on this one. The painted gun in the pictures looks like it was made from the 'white strong and flexible' stuff which is poor. To do the gun justice, I would say ultra frosted is the only option. You will probably have to put at least 4 coats of paint on it (undercoat, 2 topcoats plus lacquer) and this alone will lose some of the fine details so best to give yourself as good a base as possible.

Let me know how yours turns out, because that's actually pretty cool and I wouldn't mind getting one myself!
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Re: Custom Classics Megatron accessory.

Postby leakin' lubricant » Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:38 am

Motto: "Be Quick or Be Dead"
Weapon: Dual Laser Cannon
Thanks for the feedback dudes, think I'll go for the black detail one, as I don't really want to be messing around with too many paint apps and don't really fancy the extra cost of the frosted on, I'll post images when I get around to buying one.
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Re: Custom Classics Megatron accessory.

Postby leakin' lubricant » Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:31 pm

Motto: "Be Quick or Be Dead"
Weapon: Dual Laser Cannon
Finally got around to getting this, went for strong white flexible polished in the end, and "painted" it with a black Sharpie and a silver paint pen.

Pre painting:

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Black Sharpie base coat:

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Silver coat:

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With Starscream:

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Close up:

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Was planning on putting a clear coat on this to finish it off, anyone know if a matt or gloss finish would be best?
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Re: Custom Classics Megatron accessory.

Postby robotmel » Tue Jan 29, 2013 5:17 pm

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leakin' lubricant wrote:With Starscream:

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Close up:

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Was planning on putting a clear coat on this to finish it off, anyone know if a matt or gloss finish would be best?
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Re: Custom Classics Megatron accessory.

Postby leakin' lubricant » Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:09 pm

Motto: "Be Quick or Be Dead"
Weapon: Dual Laser Cannon
Finaly got around to adding a clear coat and an additional coat of silver.

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