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Standard diving dress deep-sea diver (DONE)
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Mystery Machine



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2007 3:51 pm    Post subject: Standard diving dress deep-sea diver (DONE) Reply with quote

look at the bottom for pics

http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=254388
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2007 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's one awesome custom. Shocked Sorry, but I don't know what to use. I would try paint. But still it looks great so far. Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2007 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow. Very nice! Like Xeta, I don't know what to tell you in terms of paint. A decal would probably be your best bet. Good job!
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2007 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow that is true art. Shocked How did you make that?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2007 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mystery Machine, I've had great results using Testor's spray paints. Try spraying the helmet in silver and then hand painting the copper details. When done, be sure to use a clear overspray to protect the paint. A decal should only be used for very specific details, and NOT to try and completely cover a piece like that (sorry Scitvs, but had to call you on that).

Also MM,I'd like to say your custom is looking great, I really like how simplistic it is, and the helmet is by far the best part.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 3:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thief wrote:
Shocked How did you make that?
its a secret Wink

RecluceMage wrote:
I've had great results using Testor's spray paints. Try spraying the helmet in silver and then hand painting the copper details. When done, be sure to use a clear overspray to protect the paint. A decal should only be used for very specific details, and NOT to try and completely cover a piece like that (sorry Scitvs, but had to call you on that).


it shall be done, have you got any exsamples that i can look at witch have been done this way?

Pfft, decals Rolling Eyes Smile i dont think theres any thing that really grants a decal on this myself, unless i do a custom decal body and legs
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This was made using the testors gold spray paint. You can see how nice and even the coat is. I used a dull overcoat on it, but I think you can get a gloss spray overcoat for your helmet.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How did you make the holes? (I believe a dremel is too small, no?)

Anyway, I want one for Johnny Thunder! Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

it was a dremel, and a steady hand and a long time

i made another, because there cool



the new one still has the collar so its more acurete, but he cant wear the weight, and i changed the stud on the back, it kept falling of



any one know where i can get some of that 3mm tubing in black?
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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2007 5:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, that is great Very Happy . I would love one to go with my Orca Sub, it's got a touch of Jules Verne about it too, well done mate!
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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2007 6:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've said this is what a Lego divers was lacking all along, an old deep sea diver adventure series. All thats missing is an old wreck of a pirate ship and one very cross eight-legged sea monster?
Well done! This is almost near perfect, just paint it bronze and it's there.
You must have spent alot of time sanding as that helmet looks brilliant!
Once again well done and I nice use of parts, regards Marty.
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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2007 7:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice Smile
I must say it looks really good!

One suggestion is that an alternative helmet would be the one from mr freeze. A little bit of painting/decal will do it wonders Smile
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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2007 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mystery Machine wrote:
Anyone know where I can get some of that 3mm tubing in black?


That exact tubing only comes in clear, for use with the light bricks as fiber optic cable. You may have to try a local plastics store near you for something more what you're looking for; but anything by Lego won't be as flexible if you want it in black. (I can only think of the tubes used in the podracer sets).

Great job by the way, can't wait to see the finished product! Your dad will love it!
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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2007 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You may try using black Krylon Fusion paint on the tubing, let dry for 3 days(it'll be dry before then, but it takes a while to fuse to the plastic). The fusion should keep it from flaking off when the tube is bent, assuming its let dry long enough. I haven't tried this yet, but I have thought about it. Emily is more of an expert than I will probably ever become. Do you think that it'd work, Emily?
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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2007 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's fantastic, I love it. Best customized use of the bubble piece ever.
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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2007 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow Shocked love it,could i kinda take your idea and do one for my dad...of cours it wouldnt be a diver it would be a minifig drivin a forklift
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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2007 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Clone Kid wrote:
wow Shocked love it,could i kinda take your idea and do one for my dad...of cours it wouldnt be a diver it would be a minifig drivin a forklift


Not to be rude but... why would a forklift driver wear a diving helmet Confused ?
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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2007 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

he wouldnt, it was a joke Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2007 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome work. I love the helmet. The whole air pump set up is great.

I've always thought that the chrome harpoons were a little short for minifigs. Try sticking a lightsabre hilt on it to make it longer.
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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2007 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

11Numb wrote:
Clone Kid wrote:
wow Shocked love it,could i kinda take your idea and do one for my dad...of cours it wouldnt be a diver it would be a minifig drivin a forklift


Not to be rude but... why would a forklift driver wear a diving helmet Confused ?
i mean give a lego thing to my dad
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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2007 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, sorry, I misinterpreted. I thought you meant using the HELMET idea, not the giving-minifig-to-father idea Embarassed .
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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2007 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

11Numb wrote:
Oh, sorry, I misinterpreted. I thought you meant using the HELMET idea, not the giving-minifig-to-father idea Embarassed .
its okay
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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2007 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very cool. Can't wait to see the completed minifig.
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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2007 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you going to paint the helmet? Like the classic gold or bronze color?
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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2007 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BCspeed34 wrote:
Are you going to paint the helmet? Like the classic gold or bronze color?


yeah , im gona paint it, not bronze though, silver, as they were tinned when being used, they are only bronze when the tin has been taken off, at that looks nice, but renders them useless for diving

but i need to get the paint first
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 3:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BUMP

spraying done, now for the copper highlights Wink





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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Prettyfull!!! Shocked Cool

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spaying done

Shocked You got a dog? Wink
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

oops Embarassed

fixed it

(or do i mean the dog ? Wink )
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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2007 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

done

bad painting Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2007 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mystery Machine wrote:
done

bad painting Rolling Eyes
nice! Your Dad will love it! Very Happy
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