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Minifig Factory

Post by eclipsegrafx on Wed Feb 10, 2010 5:07 pm

I wanted to show some of the results I've been getting with the decals. I don't know if this is typical but I am a perfectionist and I will continue to redo these till I am totally happy with the end result.



And as you can see the arms aren't there yet. I keep getting runny colors in places. And I tried to use the decal softener to fix some of the curves and I gues I put too much since the color started to run on my last application. That Last one (one of the yellow sets) was actually one of my better applications of the decal till I used the softener.



Here is a helmet I am working on. I will remove any of the scratches with a some micro-sand paper. But Im liking the helmet. I will probably get one of those colored heads or trans colored heads and use it as the visor color. This will most likely go to a black and white trooper.



You can see more pictures on my Flickr account.


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Post by Thunder-blade on Wed Feb 10, 2010 5:19 pm

Hola Wow!

Wow. This is really awesome. Clean lines, and your cutting is awesome on that helmet!!

(P.S. I can't see your flickr, either add me as a friend or make it unPrivate)
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Post by eclipsegrafx on Wed Feb 10, 2010 5:20 pm

OOOOPS.... I will do both. I thought I added you as a friend.
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Post by Dutch on Wed Feb 10, 2010 5:21 pm

Visors are all ways the hardest part of the helmet but yours looks really good especially the blue visor. A toast!

Here's a simple suggestion, For curves apply some heat from a hair dryer. It works well for myself. Also it warms your hands at the same time.Laughing
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Post by eclipsegrafx on Wed Feb 10, 2010 5:31 pm

Thanks for the tip CK I was planning on doing it but didn't know if there would be any repercussions.

The Flickr is now public once again. Thanks TB for letting me know.

Also thanks for the comments, I seem to be really hard on myself:P.
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Post by Dutch on Wed Feb 10, 2010 5:38 pm

One more question. Are these decals sealed yet? Cause I've noticed it becomes a tad bit smoother after sealing.
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Post by eclipsegrafx on Wed Feb 10, 2010 5:42 pm

Really?! crud... I don't seal unless I am happy with the results... I will have to give it a test drive but I can't do any sealing for a few days. We have a blizzard and my spray area is in the shed which has a buried entrance. Sad


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Post by Custom 333 on Wed Feb 10, 2010 5:58 pm

...I still think your clone design should look more like Lego's, and that your limb decals should be a bit smaller, the leg decals (seen on flickr) go off the edge, and I imagine that those arm decals were hell to apply. Sad

Still, very good job, I will probably buy from your store when it opens. Thumbs up
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Post by Alpha Beta on Wed Feb 10, 2010 6:13 pm

Nicely done! Thumbs up I can't wait to see the completed figures. Smile
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Post by eclipsegrafx on Wed Feb 10, 2010 6:14 pm

Custom, you are right they are hell to apply BUT its worth it when they are done at the end. I am planning on shrinking the arms and helmet decals a smidge to see if it helps the final product but some of the techniques used help it look more realistic. We have plenty of Lego style decal creators here... I want mine to be a little more flashy:P.
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Post by Dutch on Wed Feb 10, 2010 6:21 pm

So your clones will be wearing gold bling and saying "Yo homie what up." Laughing
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Post by mhankewycz on Wed Feb 10, 2010 7:44 pm

@ Clone killers: Ha, Ha, Ha... Laughing


@eclipse: I really like those helmets. Did you cut that last helmets' visor out?
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Post by eclipsegrafx on Wed Feb 10, 2010 7:55 pm

Yeah carefully for about an hour or so... I didn't want anymore scratches on the helmet. I have to find my fine filer so I can sand it down and smoothen the face.
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Post by Thunder-blade on Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:07 pm

Brasso'ing it only takes like 5 min to get rid of the visor. Scratch free!
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Post by bl*c on Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:35 pm

Wow, the decals are perfectly put and the helmet is really nice Smile. Did you design these?
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Post by eclipsegrafx on Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:47 pm

Thunder-blade wrote:Brasso'ing it only takes like 5 min to get rid of the visor. Scratch free!

Brasso won't make that hole deep enough. Laughing

And yeah these are my designs. I wanted to start from scratch with the decals.
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Post by Thunder-blade on Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:50 pm

You need a hole? Just use brasso to get rid of the actual visor.
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Re: Minifig Factory

Post by eclipsegrafx on Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:54 pm

I wonder... I will probably make some more helmets like this one I have to see once I decal the helmet.
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