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Topsu
06-12-2013, 11:09 AM
It's still a work in progress, but I thought someone might be interested about the progress.
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-IRKPRtChM5o/Ubio098_niI/AAAAAAAAAYM/DhI1vOdg6qU/s320/IMG_0178.JPG
Start
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-9-PCtmRG0G0/Ubio2DzdFxI/AAAAAAAAAYU/aplpVpONBIw/s320/IMG_0181.JPG
Arms and head taken off, at this point I noticed the other knee is upside down.
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-3_JAGmGBvEU/Ubio3W9jwFI/AAAAAAAAAYc/48MtudjzUY8/s320/IMG_0193.JPG
Added articulation to other arm. For this, I cut piece off from original arms, drilled hole in the middle and added joint into it. After this I put jointpart into Metalhead, it's surprisingly neat fit. Then I just attached other end of joint into arm.
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-PK8wr9ZLj-c/Ubio3OV8ROI/AAAAAAAAAYg/Q8fzdQ6Zp70/s320/IMG_0200.JPG
Both arms put back, shoulders still missing. Knee turned as it should be. Still planning to give him a bit of paint, maybe even metallic. Possibly giving him hand accessories, don't know about that yet.

Plasticplayhouse
06-12-2013, 11:40 AM
those shoulder joints make a big difference. nice.

Topsu
06-12-2013, 04:14 PM
Bit of an update, I went through my random accessories, and came up with a gun that could fit him. So I took his hand of, and this is what it looks like.
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-K6DULaH_7CA/UbjxfcM9atI/AAAAAAAAAY4/_KzXPmtVl-4/s320/IMG_0201.JPG
All you need is a little heating, and some pulling, and the glue comes off. Seemed easy enough to make a hole to the gun and attach it to him.
Result:
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-sxAgdAdGEuI/Ubjxezs7DoI/AAAAAAAAAY0/4-HwLAqQ7gA/s320/IMG_0203.JPG
Still need to give him paint, but otherwise I'm happy with him. Moving shoulders and an interchangeable hand/gun.

snake
06-12-2013, 04:44 PM
The finished model is going to look interesting. Good job!!

Wes
06-13-2013, 02:03 AM
Looking good so far! What kind of joint are you using for the shoulders?

Topsu
06-13-2013, 09:17 AM
Looking good so far! What kind of joint are you using for the shoulders?
They're these ones, (http://www.amazon.com/Premium-Parts-Collection-Shape-G-Glay/dp/B002TG31C2) but white. I ordered them while I got some other stuff from AmiAmi, and they're 4-5 times cheaper from there... around 3-4 $.

LH
06-14-2013, 11:13 AM
Very nice! :tgrin: The joints remind me of the ones used on the classic Playmates figures.

raven6859
06-14-2013, 03:41 PM
That's really cool

Wes
06-14-2013, 06:32 PM
Wtf, how did I miss that the OP was Topsu? I love you, Topsu -- I would have been more familiar in my question/comments. But yes, fantastic work. Looking forward to seeing further progress on Metalhead :D

And thanks for the info! I've been eyeing these joints, actually. They ratchet like Revoltech joints, correct?

Topsu
06-15-2013, 12:13 AM
I love you, Topsu
Awww. <3
And thanks for the info! I've been eyeing these joints, actually. They ratchet like Revoltech joints, correct?
Not quite, actually. These don't "click" into position like Revoltech, they move more freely.

Also, Metalhead got a metallic basecolor yesterday, now I'm just waiting to give it final details, and it's finished. Expect finished pictures next week. This one was nice, fun, small customjob. Haven't done these in ages, it's nice to have time to do something. :)

1987
06-15-2013, 03:55 PM
this will be cool when finished! the added articulation will improve the figure immensely!

Topsu
06-16-2013, 11:50 PM
Here's the finished figure, click to enlarge:
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-v7dnNAgpvzU/Ub6g0lkgcDI/AAAAAAAAAZQ/fXF0E5rKbxU/s400/IMG_0317.JPG (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-v7dnNAgpvzU/Ub6g0lkgcDI/AAAAAAAAAZQ/fXF0E5rKbxU/s1600/IMG_0317.JPG) http://2.bp.blogspot.com/--5KG76rKRl8/Ub6g1MwKfLI/AAAAAAAAAZY/tUla3nI7WDE/s400/IMG_0320.JPG (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/--5KG76rKRl8/Ub6g1MwKfLI/AAAAAAAAAZY/tUla3nI7WDE/s1600/IMG_0320.JPG) http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-D4cH6ydcfsg/Ub6g1KNYTrI/AAAAAAAAAZU/jITvHYCn9xQ/s400/IMG_0321.JPG (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-D4cH6ydcfsg/Ub6g1KNYTrI/AAAAAAAAAZU/jITvHYCn9xQ/s1600/IMG_0321.JPG)

Wes
06-18-2013, 10:17 PM
Awesome! Very nice work, friend. :)

Plasticplayhouse
06-19-2013, 05:03 AM
nice work bro

LH
06-19-2013, 10:19 AM
That turned out great! :tgrin:

Dragnskull
06-22-2013, 01:36 AM
Very good custom!

Might I suggest a smidgen of sculpting on the shoulder to hide the pegs from the balljoint to his elbow?