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Amazon minifig MOC


Post by kitbasher on May 13th, 2006 at 10:08 pm


I had to go and do it. All those dudes and no eligible females.
Of course any warrior who goes after her had better be tough.
Brass armor designed to lure them in with matching accessories
(mace and shield) to keep them in line.

Big pics:

Front view
front view with kitbashed mace and shield
side view with kitbashed mace and shield

Steve


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Post by LemmingMan on May 17th, 2006 at 01:27 pm
No one replied yet?

Falls to me then.

CLassy conversion - boudicatastic Smiley

Mostly I want to know how. Milliput? Sculpy? Dremel to reduce down the elbow guards? Are those ground down legs (painful Smiley) or are they pulled form a Kyra and painted up? Ooh and what paints? acrylics or enamels?

So many questions about the coolness!

I have had a Warfang disassembled on my desk for about 3 weeks as I've been studying the wee fella. Plan is to mount batteries in him (like the lego lightsaber minifigs) use an LED for the neck protruding into the head - drill out the eyes (More painful Smiley) and have an eerie green glowy gaze. Or maybe a shining weapon (ooh er missus).

Cheers for the motivation/insipration/persperation/innovation and hope you enjoy my acclaimation.

Very cool.

Post by The Hegemon on May 17th, 2006 at 01:59 pm
Sorry--how did I miss this thread earlier?!?

Speaking as someone who's never modded a minifig other than swapping limbs or heads, I'd call this figure amazing! If you'd just posted a picture with no explanation, I'd have assumed that she was a genuine figure from an upcoming set. Very, very nicely done!

What's her name?

And a note to Lemmingman: "boudicatastic" may be the coolest adjective ever!

Post by kitbasher on May 17th, 2006 at 07:09 pm
First of all many thanks for the compliments.

As for boudicatastic thats a fantabulicious new word!!

Quote:
LemmingMan wrote:
Mostly I want to know how. Milliput?
Sculpy? Dremel to reduce down the elbow guards? Are those ground down
legs or are they pulled form a Kyra and painted up? Ooh and what
paints? acrylics or enamels?


Boobs and face are Sculpy. The face is molded from Kyra. Due to the
face angle soft sculpy and paint it doesn't look like her anymore.

Arms are whittled with an Xacto knife and sanded as is the waist.

Note about Dremel and minifigs. Different body parts and even the same
body parts on different figures have a different hardness. Some will
carve with a Dremel many will not. Some will carve but leave an
annoying tail constantly some will liquify even on my slowest speed.

As for the legs at first I was going to say nope because I didn't.
But now I have to say yep Kyra's but that's only because.......


Kyra has the same legs as red Command Ops commandos!!!!!!aaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhh dude legs!!!!!!


Whew sorry about that. Where was I? Oh yeah paint.I used acrylics.

Note on paint:
I am glad you brought paint up because I just read some on that.
Any who remembers my long winded (aren't they all) post on painting
may remember the forever sticky dragon I had even though I was using
Testors spray enamel. Well most (if not all) model enamel paints are
formulated for polystyrene and whereas the blocks are ,I believe, a
polystyrene the minifigs and dragons are made from many different
types of plastic. Enamel paints may or may not react and may react
differently with other types of plastic. So the safest bet is to use
acrylics or at least an acrylic base coat or primer.

Quote:
Schuler inquired:
What's her name?


I did a little research(and now have plenty of Amazon names for an army) and have settled for

ANDRODAMEIA

which means "man fighter" which I think has an appropriate double meaning.


Quote:
LemmingMan wrote:
I have had a Warfang disassembled on my desk for about 3 weeks as I've been studying the wee fella. Plan is to mount batteries in him (like the lego lightsaber minifigs) use an LED for the neck protruding into the head - drill out the eyes (More painful Smiley) and have an eerie green glowy gaze. Or maybe a shining weapon (ooh er missus).


Great minds think alike.

I have had a red led crammed up a Warfang's neck for quite awhile.
There is a combination problem I haven't resolved yet. A led that
works as a neck is designed to shine straight up and the plastic the
heads are made of are transluscent so the eyes do glow a little but
you get a round red circle at the top of his head. Its not like a
glowing head either. I do have some tiny leds that may fit into
drilled out eye sockets but haven't got around to trying that yet.
Also thought of using fibreoptics too. So if you figure this out let
me know so I can mass produce some demon warriors.

Again thanks for the kind words, now I need to find a pin to pop
my swelled head so I can get back out the door. Smiley)

Steve












Post by LemmingMan on May 18th, 2006 at 03:24 pm
Have you tried lining the head with alumimium foil? - I've used this before on kits. Totally opaque and reflects light back inside until it exits the opening (hopefully out of the eyes).

Fibreoptics might do well. cut an inch length curve using a candle flame. Push 1/8" proud of the eye sockets and mount with superglue. cut back the proud length on the outside of the head with a brand new knife blade. glue the tails (inside the head) to the led and hide lot in torso. Hrm. Wonder if thats clear enough. What cells are you thinking of using for power? - whatever I try doesn't seem to have the juice. Need smaller than 3mm leds maybe Smiley

Mark

Post by kitbasher on May 18th, 2006 at 06:26 pm
Quote:
Have you tried lining the head with alumimium foil? - I've used this before on kits. Totally opaque and reflects light back inside until it exits the opening (hopefully out of the eyes).


Made me get off my rear and dig out my junk!!!lol

Aluminum foil is the ticket! Drill holes, glue in the foil, pierce it,
insert led into the orifice,power on, eyes light up!! Fantastic idea!!!

As for power I was just using a 3 volt lithium coin size battery thats
way too big but they do make smaller ones. I'll try and pick up one
tomorrow.

Steve




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