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cheng

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Re: Legs
« Reply #15 on: March 10, 2009, 01:25:30 am »
I hope the black legs will manage to struggle free.  :D

thanks guys!
...well, he's a ninja...just 3 non-combatans from a fishing village...should be easy (fish)meat  ;D

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« Reply #16 on: March 19, 2009, 10:39:58 am »
made another pair of legs...(not for a heavily armoured samurai)....ala playmo but which they will never make  ;)

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Re: Legs
« Reply #17 on: March 20, 2009, 10:45:10 pm »


Your new legs are WONDERFUL, Cheng !!!

Are you going to tell us how you made them?


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« Reply #18 on: March 21, 2009, 01:37:03 am »
..Are you going to tell us how you made them?

thanks Richard!
nothing new...just very very careful masking and spraying

the next task would be the heads...I wish Geobra would hurry up and launch some samurais sooner  :D

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« Reply #19 on: March 21, 2009, 01:48:24 am »
this pic was taken under my table lamp...would have deleted it if you've not asked, Richard  :P
not too clear but you can see the painfully cut and stuck red masking tapes....the easiest part is the spraying of course but spraying too takes years of practice (unless you do it every night  ;D )

after spraying the off-white socks, I proceeded to mask the socks and spray the final blue what-you-call 'gaiters'? or 'shin guards' if they played soccer with those heads they lop off  :D

why is Geobra taking so long to launch these  ??? I'm sure kids like the 'basic' samurai & ninja...while we need their heads  ;)  :D at least

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« Reply #20 on: March 21, 2009, 07:49:29 pm »
Hi Cheng

Do you use a regular big spray can or do you use an air brush?

Do you cut that colored tape into strips, or buy it that way?

Problems I've had with using tape to mask is that the spray still seeps under the tape.  I bet I'm spraying too much.  But, I can't imagine regular transparent tape working at all for what you are doing.  Can you tell us the tape you use (maybe I can locate similar in the US).

Tim

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« Reply #21 on: March 23, 2009, 01:10:15 am »
hello Tim
(there are many such similar questions in the other forums too)
I'm using those small spray cans from Tamiya, Gunze etc which shoot finer sprays than those regular DIY cans with larger spray nozzles...perhaps this is what you used?  :P

again, I recommend Tamiya (I'm sure there are other brands but its just that I've been a Tamiya collecter for a long time) produces tapes in various widths but I sometimes cut them narrower....again, please dont be tempted to use those cheaper DIY masking tapes which are not meant for such fine small areas.  ;)  Dont throw you tape away, practise on a plastic surface or something and see if its your paint or tape or patience that was giving you this problem. For flatter surfaces, I do sometimes use those advertising stickers (they are much thicker and sometimes are just PVC coated paper so be careful)

Paint seeping under tapes does irk me too....
you must carefully check and press them down completely...
most often its due to spraying too much at a time....you have to be very patient and spray one thin layer at a time....no luck needed  :)
« Last Edit: March 23, 2009, 01:21:20 am by cheng »

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Re: Legs
« Reply #22 on: March 23, 2009, 02:33:06 am »
didnt do anything really new to my 'old' samurai torsos...so here's just an 'application' for this new pair of legs

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« Reply #23 on: March 23, 2009, 12:23:34 pm »
Hi Cheng

Thanks for the information about paints.

How about a close-up of the two samurai you attached above?

I'd like to see the details of the armor and of the unarmored man's sword and belt.

Looks really good!

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« Reply #24 on: March 24, 2009, 01:21:13 am »
I'd like to see the details of the armor and of the unarmored man's sword and belt.

thanks and no problem Tim  ;)
I dont have special lighting nor can take really close-up pictures...so I hope this enlarged picture will help  :)
(the armor is exactly the same ones as those I posted in my old threads)

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« Reply #25 on: March 24, 2009, 01:32:49 am »
same type of legs with black shin guards..
those legs with striped pants are equally acceptable for making such legs but I think I have made enough and will stop here  :)

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Re: Legs
« Reply #26 on: March 24, 2009, 01:45:06 pm »


Thanks for all the really great photos, Cheng !!!

Your Asian Klicky custom are really fantastic !!!

Thank you for sharing beautiful customs (and the "how-to" pictures) with us.

All the best,
Richard


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Re: Legs
« Reply #27 on: May 26, 2009, 11:21:31 am »
really great, congratulations!