Thanks Olivier. I do have the Hot Toy. I'm going to build a new left "hand" plus hand-grip for the figure in order to replicate the iconic pose from the movie poster. I deliberately didn't glue the left hand-grip onto the handle bars for that reason.Fantastic work. Do you have the T800 from hot-toys to display with it by any chance?
Edit : If you don't, great news, it's going for only $600 on ebay
HiJust read through the whole project. What a fantastic build. I'm super impressed with the all the tiny detail work as well as your penchant for redoing things that would have pleased most people. Also, the number of techniques learned and used to accomplish it.
I did have a few questions about how you did a few things. On the pin-striping... you experimented with different ways to create masks and whatnot, and I wondered if photo-etching was a possibility too, as you seemed adept at using that method for other reasons.
Also, on the license plates, you say you embossed them on a photo-etched template into thin aluminum sheet? Did you just use a rubbing stick or something to for the metal into the characters? Was it extra-thick etched metal or was the thickness of a regular brass sheet enough to get the depth of embossing you wanted?
Hi, my apologies. I didn't answer your question about the thickness of the brass template used as the former for the license plate. Yes, it was thick brass, around 1.5mm thick. It was also a deep etch, made possible by heating the etchant and using an aquarium air bubbler to keep the etchant solution moving.Good to know. To be clear, I have no idea if photo-etching mask would work for this purpose, I was just curious if you had considered it given your other use of the technique.