Terminator 2 Vinyl kits by Horizon

Discussion in 'General Modeling' started by BlindSquirrel, Feb 8, 2006.

  1. BlindSquirrel

    BlindSquirrel Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I built these long ago but never got around to painting them...untill now.

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    Horizon kits are a joy to build as their sculpting and detail is fantastic. It's nice to assemble a kit without having to REBUILD some crap detail.
     
  2. clancampbell

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    I've never liked the Arnie...it looks nothing like him, but that T-1000 is awesome...excellent paintjob.
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  3. Studio Stasis

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    Ditto, everythings looks great. I think the Ahnold sculpt is weak, but you might also try toning down the icy blue eye you gave him. It kind of looks like he's wearing Selenes blue contact lenses from Underworld because the eyes are so blue. It works ok for the T-1000, but I think his look less blue than that on film as well.
    Incredible attention to detail, these would look awesome in a display case.
     
  4. BlindSquirrel

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    Thanks for the kind words....I feel kind of guilty taking any credit for these. The sculpt and detail is so good (resemblances aside) that my painting is almost like paint-by-number.

    You're probably right on Arnold's eye color. I had a hell of a time finding reference to it and I don't have a TV in my work area.
     
  5. Java

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    Blast from the past.

    I have this model also, and the one thing that never sat right with me about was the condition of the T-800. When it was in this state of damage in the film, the left arm was severed so I decided to go for that look. This post reminded me that I never finshed it..

    Here is where it sits still today (I have had this since the model actually came out - I can't even remember how long ago that was)

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  6. BlindSquirrel

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    You're right. I didn't even think about that. Now it's going to drive me nuts....
     
  7. Too Much Garlic

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    I believe Schwarzenegger's eyes are green. I just can't find the high-res Terminator 3 picture I found a few years back to support it. I'm sure there are other pictures out there that show his eye color... I just remembered that particular picture.

    I have those kits too - have painted them, stripped them, semi-painted them, stripped them and am now in the process of painting them again. I always found their legs to be disproportionally long compared to the rest of the body and especially compared to the actors' physiques.

    Have been looking for a long time for the Tsukuda 1/6 versions, but either they are only shipped to USA or they are too expencive... Their likenesses are way better, imo, and Arnold is less battle-damaged. I WILL get them eventually, but would rather have had them yesterday than tomorrow, if you know what I mean. .)

    Good job on the paint-job. Very nice and life-like.

    A suggestion: when mixing the skin colors, if you use water-based paint, then try to add some grainy gold color to the mix. That will give it a more naturalistic sheen. You can also highlight hair with gold and then apply a thin wash with the hair color you want... that will make the hair look more vibrant instead of just painted and lifeless hair. Have tried it with water-based humbrol paints and it works beautifully. Don't know if it gives the same result with other paint-types.
     
  8. BlindSquirrel

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    Thanks for the tip. I look forawrd to trying it..
     
  9. Sidewinder

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    When I did this model (years ago.). I also thought the left arm should be mangled by the time he reached this state, so here he is:

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    I sometimes think I should get an M79 Blooper (w/broken stock) and have that in his Right hand.

    SAS
     
  10. Too Much Garlic

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    Very nice kit you got there. I agree about the arm being mangled... that would be accurate... just haven't had the inclination to do it myself before, but maybe I will now. I think I will also try to shorten his legs just a tiny bit. I'm not gonna add any weapons to the figure, but I will try to make the ammo belt which he has around his shoulder and across his chest.

    And for the T-1000 I would add all the police items to his belt: gun & holster, keys, Handcuff-pouch, etc. Then I will cut off his legs and probably try to make new ones that match the top part of the uniform, since the figure is mixed uniform as it is. I don't like the long boots look - I prefer the regular cop look with pants and shoes which he wore in the beginning. Crossing fingers... hope it'll work out great. .)

    But good luck on getting accurate sized weapons for these figures. If you find a place that sells weapon miniature replicas in that size, please let me know.
     
  11. Sidewinder

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    Thanks

    Can't remember if he still had the bandolier at that point.

    Think the T1000 has boots 'cos he was last in the guise of a motorcycle cop.

    SAS
     
  12. Too Much Garlic

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    Yes, but then he should have had a different shirt on and a jacket and helmet and sunglasses. I will turn him into a regular cop simply by changing his legs and boots. .)
     
  13. Sidewinder

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    You need to find a real regular cop and press the figure against him and it should change automatically. :)

    SAS
     
  14. Too Much Garlic

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    Don't have access to LAPD cops here in Denmark... .)
     
  15. Sidewinder

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    :lol

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  16. Too Much Garlic

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    I have also been thinking about customizing his arms so that he has them crossed across his chest and then change his pointy finger with a more accurate sized and shaped spike finger instead of the ice-cream-coned finger it has on there atm... but I guess that would require a lot of work trimming his arms.

    Another pose could be with him having the left hand at the hilt of his gun still in the holster, ready to draw and then rescult his pointy finger into a normal finger and then redo his legs into a more of a "action" pose.

    The possibilities are endless... I could even have him chromed from top to bottom and have him stand there looking cool. .)

    And I will definitely have to have Arnold's eye light up in bright red... as well as completely fix the Endoskeleton.
     
  17. PHArchivist

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    I hacked off the arm on mine too.
     
  18. Too Much Garlic

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    LOL, how barbaric of you. :lol

    So... anywhere where I can see a picture or more of your kit?
     
  19. Java

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    I totally forgot that I did this.

    The battery has long since died, and I stupidly glued everything up inside it. D'oh.
     
  20. Too Much Garlic

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    LOL, I'm sorry... that's a really sad story... :cry
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  21. Betamin

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    The kits look good. Great job.

    Somewhere, in a box hidden away in the closet, I have the T-800 vinyl endoskeleton kit from many years ago that never got built. I should dig it out and either build it or sell it. :p I think there's a Batplane and the BTTF Delorean kit tucked away somewhere too, waiting to be built some day...
     

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