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PostSubject: Re: Custom Tutorial Thread   Tue Sep 21, 2010 11:04 pm

yes, no idea. Never painting a dalek.
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Tutorial Thread   Wed Sep 22, 2010 4:06 am

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Which paint matches the genesis daleks?
I checked against the paints I have and I have no matches. Citadel Boltgun Metal doesn't match, neither does Codex Grey.

Looking through a catalog there's a colour called Adeptus Battlegrey (Citadel) that looks very close, but I can't be certain without seeing it in person.

Sorry I couldn't be more helpful.

You might try taking the Dalek with you to a hobby shop and asking the counterperson.
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Tutorial Thread   Wed Sep 22, 2010 9:28 am

It maybe a color you have to mix, I am afraid. If only the model paint companies could do like Lowes, and match the paint mix for you.....
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Tutorial Thread   Thu Sep 23, 2010 10:33 pm

Is mine in here somewhere? Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Tutorial Thread   Thu Sep 23, 2010 10:45 pm

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Is mine in here somewhere? Laughing

Your what??
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Tutorial Thread   Thu Sep 23, 2010 11:32 pm

ok i'll post my question about customs here then?
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Tutorial Thread   Fri Sep 24, 2010 12:05 am

Sure! Someone will try to answer, but like you did before, in your own thread, someone will try to help. I just thought it would be easier to have then in one place.
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Tutorial Thread   Fri Sep 24, 2010 5:58 pm

Ronpur wrote:
Sure! Someone will try to answer, but like you did before, in your own thread, someone will try to help. I just thought it would be easier to have then in one place.

ok.
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Tutorial Thread   Sun Sep 26, 2010 12:57 am

Ummm... Uh... Is there a ... uh... recommended super glue ... um... solvent for action figures?
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Tutorial Thread   Sun Sep 26, 2010 7:59 am

The actual brand of super glue doesn't make a difference. I don't think I've ever used the same kind twice, I just grab whatever they have at the nearest store.

The only difference you should look at is regular super glue vs. gel. Regular glue is very runny and will drip & run so you have to watch out for that. Gel is, well, gel so it's much thicker and easier to control and doesn't run. Which one you use is really up to you.
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Tutorial Thread   Sun Sep 26, 2010 8:02 am

I said "solvent."
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Tutorial Thread   Sun Sep 26, 2010 8:07 am

Ah! I see what you meant, sorry all the "ums" confused me.

You want to remove super glue? Pick it of with a knife or pin, or sand it off. Depends where the glue is. If you've fused a joint then you could be in trouble. What exactly have you done??
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Tutorial Thread   Sun Sep 26, 2010 8:22 am

Remember that very loose joint? ... That arm is now paralyzed. Except for the wrist.
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Tutorial Thread   Sun Sep 26, 2010 8:28 am

Uh-oh! I'm not sure what you can do. In the past I've tried rubbing alcohol, paint thinner, nail polish remover, and industrial thinner and I've had no success.

I would try picking at it with a nail or pin. Sometimes the bond is weak in areas that haven't been sanded, as the finish on the figure resists the glue at little. I've successfully freed a shoulder joint that way so it might work for you. Chip a little off and try and work the joint. Chip off a little more and work the joint some more.

Best of luck.
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Tutorial Thread   Sun Sep 26, 2010 8:36 am

After picking at it, I would try heating it, and then gently working it. Supper Glue is very weak in shear, so working across it breaks the bond. Remember that if you glue your fingers together, slide them apart, don't pull, it will break the bond.
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Tutorial Thread   Sun Sep 26, 2010 8:55 am

Ah! Shoulder is now mobile again! I'm going to leave the bicep joint fused, though. At least all those lines match up.

EDIT: The elbow is free now, too!
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Tutorial Thread   Sun Sep 26, 2010 7:11 pm

Awesome, did you just work with it to get it to move?
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Tutorial Thread   Sun Sep 26, 2010 7:19 pm

I used my fingernails and a mug of water I microwaved for a minute, then worked it.
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Tutorial Thread   Thu Oct 07, 2010 1:44 pm

Anyone have any idea how to "un-yellow" certain pieces?

I've had a few figures that have been on display for a while, and some parts have gone yellowish. Most notably Dalek Eye Rings, and the clear tubing on the K1 Robot and the Tenth Planet Cyberman. The Cyberman looks really bad and it's driving me crazy. I've washed the figures in warm soapy water but it didn't help. I'm afraid to test different chemicals because the Tenth Planet Cybermen are worth their weight in gold to me and I don't want to ruin it.

If anyone can recommend something to use that won't ruin the parts, I'd be very grateful.
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Tutorial Thread   Thu Oct 07, 2010 2:26 pm

Clear plastic upon toys has always been prone to "yellowing". If you're lucky enough to come across a Remco brand "Lost in Space" Robot toy from 1966, you'll discover the "bubble", "mouth flasher" and the chest buttons have all turned amber. Model kits with clear pieces will also "age" and become "hazy".

But I'm rather surprised the elements you've described have "yellowed" so quickly. Normally, this takes several years and the classic Cybes have been out at most, just two. Of course, those pieces are pliable, so the chemical makeup is different.

Not meaning to sound like a wise-guy, but do you smoke? If you do, it just possible that may be having an effect. If you don't, then I'm stumped.

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PostSubject: Re: Custom Tutorial Thread   Thu Oct 07, 2010 2:29 pm



Here's my modified imperial dalek eyestalk, since the blue on the iris and pupil was very inaccurate, I decided to paint it as close as I could the color it was in the episode, so I very carefully painted the iris silver and painted the pupil gold.
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Tutorial Thread   Thu Oct 07, 2010 2:33 pm

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Not meaning to sound like a wise-guy, but do you smoke?
Embarassed Once in a while, but only outside. Don't want my kids around it.

The strangest part is, I have 8 Tenth Planet Cybs, and only 1 went very yellow, and 1 other one went a little yellow, and the other 6 are fine. All displayed in the same place. It's worried me enough that I've put the 6 good ones in storage to avoid it happening to them.

Invisible - nice job on the Dalek. I might have to copy you. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Tutorial Thread   Thu Oct 07, 2010 3:17 pm

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Redfern wrote:
Not meaning to sound like a wise-guy, but do you smoke?
Embarassed Once in a while, but only outside. Don't want my kids around it.

If you're that careful about it, that can't be the issue.

So, standing side by side and figures are having different effects. Weird. I'd wonder under those circumstances if it's oddities during the manufacturing process (a few more grams of chemical "X" in one batch, one day the plastic is "baked" at a slightly different temperature, and so on) and the final items you've received are actually from different "runs"? Just another hare-brained theory with no real evidence. Neutral

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PostSubject: Re: Custom Tutorial Thread   Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:40 pm

UV light causes it, and usually if you touch it and get skin oil on the parts. Had this problem with models that yellow, and it was discovered that the places I touched it were where it was happening. As for a solution, I tried rubbing alcohol, diluted bleach and finally, hydrogen peroxide, which actually worked a little. I don't know if it will work on this or not.
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Tutorial Thread   Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:45 pm

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UV light causes it, and usually if you touch it and get skin oil on the parts. Had this problem with models that yellow, and it was discovered that the places I touched it were where it was happening. As for a solution, I tried rubbing alcohol, diluted bleach and finally, hydrogen peroxide, which actually worked a little. I don't know if it will work on this or not.

My poor Cybermen are like that too. Sad
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