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« on: January 28, 2011, 05:46:31 pm »

Well, to start off the thread, a rather simple repaint of one of the new Spin Master Tron Legacy figures, a green tinted Sam Flynn:


I'm still undecided as to what will be the definitive head, though.
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« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2011, 06:32:39 pm »

I'm liking your paint choices much better than the original. Well done, Errex!
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« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2011, 08:47:37 pm »

That works really well. Nice job.

Are GI Joe heads in scale?
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« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2011, 05:09:59 am »

That's a sweet Green you've used there.And the lines are very tight,well done.

I don't think Sam came from Kamino though. Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2011, 08:12:57 am »

That works really well. Nice job.

Are GI Joe heads in scale?

Roughly, yes. The thing is that the neck ball on the Sam figure measures about 4.95 mm, with the socket being 5.45 mm deep, so it's a matter of finding a head that has similar measurements. Due to the "modular" nature of RoC G.I. Joes, they all share the same  diameter of 4.80 mm with a socket depht of 4.90mm, so the transplanted head tends to look odd.
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« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2011, 03:34:58 pm »

Wow, that sounds like a good engineer type answer.
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« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2011, 04:45:30 pm »

I just got tired of constantly popping out heads to see if they would fit so, a few weeks ago I bought a Vernier set and started taking measurements for future reference. Wink
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« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2011, 07:49:24 pm »

I just got tired of constantly popping out heads to see if they would fit so, a few weeks ago I bought a Vernier set and started taking measurements for future reference. Wink

Vernier set? What is??
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« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2011, 01:59:03 am »

I just got tired of constantly popping out heads to see if they would fit so, a few weeks ago I bought a Vernier set and started taking measurements for future reference. Wink

Vernier set? What is??

You must have been brilliant in 'shop' at school.
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« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2011, 03:45:17 am »

I just got tired of constantly popping out heads to see if they would fit so, a few weeks ago I bought a Vernier set and started taking measurements for future reference. Wink

Vernier set? What is??

You must have been brilliant in 'shop' at school.

Never did it. We had a choice between Shop and Home Economics. As all of the Shop teachers were missing at least three digits, I decided to take the lower risk subject.

I can still make a mean omelette, but I fear I no longer possess the requisite skills to sew a drawstring bag.
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« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2011, 06:28:57 am »


The Vernier is a measuring tool also known as a caliper. It consists of a sliding grad˙ated scale that has jaws to measure external and internal dimensions.
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« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2011, 11:56:38 am »

I have a digital set at home and another at work, as well as a set of micrometers.
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« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2011, 05:56:29 pm »

I have a digital set at home and another at work, as well as a set of micrometers.

You're killing Andy here!

I can still make a mean omelette, but I fear I no longer possess the requisite skills to sew a drawstring bag.

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« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2017, 11:32:48 am »

This one I made using a variation of the glazing technique applied to the Sam Flynn figure's visor.


This time I applied several coats of a red ink/floor polish mix over a silver basecoat, leaving each coat to dry thoroughly before applying the next.







Once I I got to the desired hue, I sealed the figure with matte and gloss sealer.Then I went over a few panels on the armor with a darker red paint and sealed again before reassembling the figure.

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