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Author Topic: Mecha....in....SPACE!  (Read 2854 times)

Offline CookAndrewB

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Re: Mecha....in....SPACE!
« Reply #15 on: July 13, 2021, 04:30:05 PM »
I ran into an issue drilling out the head of a plastic dino last night (don't ask) that the material stretched to accommodate the drill bit but then shrunk to make inserting a rod quite the challenge.

Anyway, I'd probably suggest pre-drilling the post holes and then chop and fix the figure. I am a bit surprised that the paint jobs were impacted as I find drilling with my pin vice rarely does anything other than drill a hole. That could be an issue with the paint bond to the material of the figures? I have also found that PCB (printed circuit board) bits come in a nice array of mm sized bits and are far superior to using a wood bit that I would use in my drill. You can get get a nice set for around $11 USD


I have bits from .3mm - 2.0mm in .1 millimeter increments. That was a big game-changer for me. 


Offline Easy E

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Re: Mecha....in....SPACE!
« Reply #16 on: July 13, 2021, 05:00:27 PM »
It was more clumsiness with the drill that caused paint issues!   lol lol lol lol

I slipped and slipped while drilling and it caused some issues scraping paint away.  Plus, the pressure I put on the model made the arms and legs break off! 

The toy I am converting is made out of some sort of hard PVC that paint was not a fan of, and is harder than the plastics I am use to working with. 

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Offline Easy E

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Re: Mecha....in....SPACE!
« Reply #17 on: October 25, 2021, 07:35:41 PM »
All painted up and mounted up.....

You can read the gory details here:
http://bloodandspectacles.blogspot.com/2021/10/on-painting-desk-splash-some-paint-on.html



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Offline Battle Brush Sigur

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Re: Mecha....in....SPACE!
« Reply #18 on: October 27, 2021, 02:48:20 PM »
That's a pretty rad idea. :D Looking forward to more! Just recently I realized how much cooler mecha anime looked back when it was all hand-drawn. Well, not just mecha stuff, but ALL stuff. But somehow 80s/early 90s space anime looks supercool.

Offline CookAndrewB

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Re: Mecha....in....SPACE!
« Reply #19 on: October 27, 2021, 09:27:29 PM »
I do like a good old-school Gundam.

 

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