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 Post subject: OB's WIPs Whippin'
PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 2:46 pm 
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Day 1:
Here are some WIPs I'm hoping to make progress on during CCX.

First off are a couple of early 2000's figures that are assembled and ready to be painted.

2000 Big Ben (v3)
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2004 Storm Shadow (v12) from the Cobra Strike Team - Urban Division. I have already made Scrap Iron and Firefly from this set.
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Next up, I have had Daina on my to-do list for a while. I have been meaning to update my entire Oktober Guard that I made in 2008ish. I figured Daina was a good place to start.
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Also, with all the talk of the recent kickstarter, I have had Adventure People on my mind - the real ones. Last year, during CCIX, I made the Safari Expedition: http://www.joecustoms.com/customs/custo ... =3&id=1342

I still love the figures that I made for it last year, but part of me wants some vintage inspired figures as well. I started putting together a Safari Guide and a Safari Mom. I want to change the Guide's legs to remove the knee pad and the Mom needs some sanding to make everything fit.

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Lastly, some more Adventure People. I never had a Joe helicopter as a kid, but I did have an Adventure People Rescue Copter. It was a pretty good substitute. I thought it would be fun to convert a PTE Little Bird into an AP Rescue Copter with pilots:
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 3:55 pm 
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Dang it OB, you're gonna force me to start making Adventure People customs now.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 5:55 pm 
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Chief wrote:
Dang it OB, you're gonna force me to start making Adventure People customs now.


Go for it!

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 6:40 pm 
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Day 1 addendum:

I took apart the chopper and prepped it for priming

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Second, I started looking at parts for the pilots. I want to keep the vintage feel, so right now I'm leaning toward using the Viper torso and Ripcord legs.

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Also, I threw together a labels sheet. I'll have to resize these, but at least they are all in one place.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 9:58 pm 
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love to see the process behind your art!

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2016 9:45 am 
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Day 2 - Part 1:

I will use the Safari Mom build to make the Safari Girl instead. I already have a few all yellow females in my customs collection, so I'm looking for something different. I did some cutting and sanding to get the parts to fit.

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Also, I got the base coat (beige) done on the Adventure People Safari Guide.

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Finally, used Krylon white spray primer to start on Big Ben.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2016 12:43 pm 
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Interesting. The Krylon white doesn't stay tacky on the softer plastic?

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2016 1:04 pm 
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The white acrylic primer actually dries really well even on the softer plastic. It dries flat (no sheen at all), porous and quickly. I avoid the Krylon Dual (primer + white finish) for figures, that stuff stays tacky. It can work for vehicles though.

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This is what I like about this board.

Everyone pulls ideas from all sorts of lines and gets them to work in the GIJOE universe.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2016 5:11 pm 
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OreoBuilder wrote:
The white acrylic primer actually dries really well even on the softer plastic. It dries flat (no sheen at all), porous and quickly. I avoid the Krylon Dual (primer + white finish) for figures, that stuff stays tacky. It can work for vehicles though.

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Huh. So Krylon White Primer. I might have to give that a shot. I'd given up on priming but your results are hard to argue with.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2016 5:15 pm 
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DanOfTheDead wrote:
OreoBuilder wrote:
The white acrylic primer actually dries really well even on the softer plastic. It dries flat (no sheen at all), porous and quickly. I avoid the Krylon Dual (primer + white finish) for figures, that stuff stays tacky. It can work for vehicles though.

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Huh. So Krylon White Primer. I might have to give that a shot. I'd given up on priming but your results are hard to argue with.


I always do my base coat by hand and have never tried sprays based on warnings about tacky paint. After seeing this I may try it too. This would save me heaps of time.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2016 6:32 pm 
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This is the spray can that I buy:

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Day 2 Update:

I made some progress on my Adventure People Safari. Jody's face and hair still need work. I need to paint the yellow and tighten up the flesh tone. For Jim, I still need to paint the belt. I figure I have 2 choices - the same dark brown as the shoes or the lighter brown of the hat. Thoughts?

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Also worked on the Rescue Copter and the pilots. I managed to spray the black parts of the chopper.

For the pilots, I settled on the Viper torso, Shipwreck/Spirit arms and Ripcord legs. I like their more simple/retro feel as opposed to the more modern parts. I sprayed a white coat of primer on the bodies. I'll start the yellow tomorrow. I'm planning to swap out the pilot's head with a Wayans one.

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Big Ben: I painted the off white on his uniform and started the light brown.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2016 9:24 pm 
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do you spray primer on assembled figures?

I had thought that torso's would have to be cracked and complete disassembled for spray.

everything is shaping up really nice!

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2016 10:05 pm 
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Yup, I spray assembled figures, but I prep them first. I remove forearms by heating them with a hair dryer for a few seconds. I trim some plastic from the shoulders, elbows and other joints to reduce paint rubbing and I reassemble everything.

I glued some figure stands on the end of plastic rods. I stand the figure on the the stand part and spray.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2016 9:50 am 
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Day 3 Part 1:

Got some spraying done this morning

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