Re-Building MPC Vincent kit

Discussion in 'General Modeling' started by leyrich, Jul 24, 2015.

  1. leyrich

    leyrich Well-Known Member

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    Welcome all Black Hole fans and collectors alike

    I found him on ebay and he is in bad shape but not for long $_57.jpg



    DSC00217.JPG DSC00221.JPG DSC00218.JPG DSC00219.JPG DSC00220.JPG vincent2.jpg H3257-L450619481.jpg H3257-L45061949.jpg vincent.jpg

    I am not sure how I will do the top cap yet ?? :confused
     
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2015
  2. Tawny

    Tawny New Member

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    Hey leyrich call me I need to talk to you, this is Sis. When did you buy the bot? Anyways call me!!
     
  3. leyrich

    leyrich Well-Known Member

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    I bought him last week on ebay, he is still in pieces, but I will have him together soon.
     
  4. Simple

    Simple Well-Known Member

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    Cool.
    Are you missing the "hat" completely?

    C
     
  5. leyrich

    leyrich Well-Known Member

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    Yes it missing I will have to scratch build it.:(


    thanks

    leyrich :D
     
  6. Zombie_61

    Zombie_61 Master Member

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    The contour on the kit part is incorrect anyway; this will give you the opportunity to correct that. :D
     
  7. leyrich

    leyrich Well-Known Member

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    What I got cleaned up and primer DSC00224.JPG DSC00225.JPG DSC00228.JPG DSC00229.JPG DSC00230.JPG DSC00231.JPG ;)
     
  8. Sym-Cha

    Sym-Cha Master Member

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    Hi ... depending on the size of the figure ... you could try a 'found piece' to start scratching the top further ... such as a medicine bottle cap or any plastic cap with the basic size and or basic shape and then add magic sculpt or any 2 part epoxy on top of that to finish to finally reach the correct shape :)

    Chaim
     
  9. leyrich

    leyrich Well-Known Member

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    Heads up $_57.jpg DSC00218.JPG DSC00233.JPG DSC00236.JPG DSC00243.JPG DSC00245.JPG
    I fixes up the top of the head










    Thanks for looking

    Leyrich
     
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2015
  10. Tawny

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    I am not sure if its just the images, but in the first image the dome (head) looks a bit more clear than it does in the other images. It could also be the lighting in your house that is making it look more solid. However, he is looking good so far. Great Job leyrich!
     
  11. RKS

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    One of my favourite SF-films. I'll be following this thread with great interest. I bought an unbuilt kit in the 90s for quite some money as twas them days before ebay. Ironically with ebays new shipping "service", it has become so damned expensive that buying the old fashioned way might be less expensive.
     
  12. Rahn420

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    I have the 'hat' (and other parts), if you're interested.

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  13. leyrich

    leyrich Well-Known Member

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    A light test DSC00247.JPG so what do you thank .
     
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  14. leyrich

    leyrich Well-Known Member

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    Hi all well I went with my top for Vincent head the one that came with this kit look funny to me so I mead one from a PVC 2in cap. DSC00257.JPG DSC00267.JPG DSC00269.JPG DSC00271.JPG Thank you for looking :D
     
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  15. oslm

    oslm Active Member

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    Your rebuild is coming along nicely -- I like that you are also doing the lasers in the acrylic and with your lights it will look perfect.

    vincent color guide.gif

    Here is a copy of a paint color guide for you -- I think this is what they used when they made the mindstyle versions a few years ago.

    Later

    Oslm
     
  16. leyrich

    leyrich Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the paint guide yea the lasers will look cool when lite up.:thumbsup
     
  17. RKS

    RKS Active Member

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    Looking great.
    Now for the next level: drill out the center of the eyes inside the rim, some very thin smoked acrylic, and behind that many superfine strands of photo-optic fiber connected to red flickering LEDs and you have V.I.N.C.E.N.T. show that he is sending E.S.P.-messages to Dr. Kate: "Get out of there at once. You're in mortal danger! Dr. Reinhard is dangerously insane".
     
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  18. Tawny

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    Vincent is looking good leyrich! Keep up the awesome work. :thumbsup

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    Something tells me we will be going on a little road trip for paint for Vincent LOL.
     
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  19. leyrich

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    More head shot DSC00274.JPG DSC00275.JPG DSC00276.JPG DSC00280.JPG DSC00273.JPG DSC00278.JPG thanks for the comments and keep them coming
     
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  20. leyrich

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    My E.S.P tells me esp.jpg you might be right .lol :D
     
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  21. leyrich

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    Hi all I need a good tip on how to animate Vincent Monitor. 001.jpg .:unsure
     
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  22. Tawny

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    Maybe a LCD video key chain or something similar.
     
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  24. RKS

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    From what I can remember from the film, that light trail was just a trail of lights fixed in that zizag pattern. You can simulate that by doing the same: drill out holes in the zigzag pattern (use that image for a guide) and drill holes along it (again using the picture as a guide. Back the holes with either LEDS or indirectly by fiber optics. Then it's IC & programming-time. A basic "runway light" "guiding you in" lighting pattern for one light should do the trick.
     
  25. TazMan2000

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    For a quick way, but my no means screen accurate, you can get a flashing LED and put it behind a piece of painted scribed plastic.

    TazMan2000
     

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