Monday, June 30, 2014

AoE Triple Changer Drift

This one had to be done simply because I already did a G1 version. I chose dark blue because he's actually dark blue in the film. Though the black is nice so I will end up doing a black version later.

AoE G1 Drift Proof of Concept

Since the movie stole my original Drift/Springer idea (maybe ;) ) I figured this had to happen.
This is just a quick and sloppy job. The real one is on the way.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Screen Accurate Grimlock

Another inspired by the on screen appearance! Grimlock with rust and patina.

Screen Accurate Scorn

My first shot at a screen accurate Scorn after seeing the film. Beat and rusty.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Leader Class Optimus Prime

So I yanked all the excess junk off his back and legs to make this figure look much more like his screen appearance. Flames and all.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Look what the cat dragged in...

The cat being my girlfriend as she picked my exhausted and time-zone befuddled butt home.
What a great weekend filled with great people! Friends and new friends and hopefully some new people involved in the hobby... simply a great time. Thanks to everyone that was a part of it.

I'll post some more tomorrow but for now I think it's time I pass out a bit.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Pre-Botcon Sale


Those prices are for pre-botcon only. Come Thursday the prices will go right back up to where they were so get in on it ASAP!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Monday, June 9, 2014

AoE Drift & Rattrap - Botcon 2014 Editions

These guys will be available at my table at Botcon 2014 in Pasadena California. Stop by and chat me up!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

High Gloss Clean Dinobots

Lots of people asked and I figured I'd make this happen. I have one set on eBay and I'll have another set available at Botcon.

Click here for my eBay listings.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

How To Fix TRU 2014 MP Grimlock's Loose Joints

Protip: They aren't loose.

When I opened mine and went to grab him from the plastic tray my thumb landed in a big glob of mold release gel. These newer toys seems to slathered in the stuff. I have guesses as to why but they are only guesses. But when I found this mess on the toy and then saw his floppy legs it made me wonder...

So what I just did was open his hips and thighs and rub the joints down with denatured alcohol. I let the parts dry, put them back together and the joints are back to normal. The things aren't loose, just greasy!

If you want to do this let me first say that rubbing alcohol isn't enough. Denatured is a lot stronger. The stuff is flammable. It also evaporates really quickly so it's not a danger unless you toss the stuff directly on an open flame like a lunatic. You can buy it in where most paint thinners are sold.

If not that then you can wash the parts THOROUGHLY with dish washing liquid. This cuts the grease but it takes longer to scrub the parts and then to let them dry. But it does work so there's that.

Just don't put the parts in the dish washer.