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  1. Kerr Avon's Avatar
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    Jul 19, 2009, 12:13 AM - How to Improve a Sideshow Terminator Endoskull #1

    I finally got my hands on one of the Sideshow Terminator Combat Veteran Endoskulls and I had to do a little improvement for it. I don't know what people know about it, but the combat veterans have paint over chrome plating to hide imperfections, as they couldn't be sold as the clean chrome ones. Well I got lucky, I got one that has next to no imperfections and went to work stripping most of the combat damage paint off of it. Here's a nice picture showing the difference between painted surface and the chrome surface after removing paint.


    Here's the front before:


    And here's the front after (with lights on too of course):



    More pics here: http://home.comcast.net/~kerr345/ter...terminator.htm

    If you have one you can try this, I won't be responsible for any damage, but if you find bad imperfections in areas you can cover it up again with some black paint from an airbrush.
  2. ONEYE is offline ONEYE
    Jul 19, 2009, 1:03 AM - Re: How to Improve a Sideshow Terminator Endoskull #2

    I've used non-acetone nail polish remover to do the same thing.

    Just stay away from the eyes and the writing on the front plaque.
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    Jul 19, 2009, 2:39 AM - Re: How to Improve a Sideshow Terminator Endoskull #3

    Those endoskulls always look so happy... smilin' real big, eyes aglow, not a care in the world.
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    Jul 19, 2009, 3:24 AM - Re: How to Improve a Sideshow Terminator Endoskull #4

    Hi,

    Does the display stand is also weathered on the Combat version or is it clean ?

    Thanks
    Fred
  5. Prop-Builder is offline Prop-Builder
    Jul 19, 2009, 6:04 AM - Re: How to Improve a Sideshow Terminator Endoskull #5

    That polished up chrome effect in the last pic looks so much better. Good job!
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    Jul 19, 2009, 6:32 AM - Re: How to Improve a Sideshow Terminator Endoskull #6

    Great job mate, looks really nice

    Regards
    TAZ
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    Jul 19, 2009, 11:58 AM - Re: How to Improve a Sideshow Terminator Endoskull #7

    ONEYE said: View Post
    I've used non-acetone nail polish remover to do the same thing.

    Just stay away from the eyes and the writing on the front plaque.
    Yeah, I accidentally took off the "ON/OFF" writing on the back and realized that the lettering on the back and front are probably just paint too. I specifically avoided the plaque on the front because of that.
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    Jul 19, 2009, 11:59 AM - Re: How to Improve a Sideshow Terminator Endoskull #8

    fredo2x said: View Post
    Hi,

    Does the display stand is also weathered on the Combat version or is it clean ?

    Thanks
    Fred
    Every bit of chrome is covered in paint. Its really too bad. They could have easily added SOME paint for the battle damage, but they instead covered every inch of the mirror polish chrome and covered it with paint.
    Last edited by Kerr Avon; Jul 19, 2009 at 12:06 PM.
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    Jul 19, 2009, 12:11 PM - Re: How to Improve a Sideshow Terminator Endoskull #9

    They dont sell non-acetone nail polish remover in CA. So I used some with acitone in it, worked perfect, dident kill any of the plating and it dident even take the painted on T2 plaque part off like I read it would do, ended up great, my fav. piece in my collection!
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    Jul 19, 2009, 3:09 PM - Re: How to Improve a Sideshow Terminator Endoskull #10

    silverskyes402 said: View Post
    They dont sell non-acetone nail polish remover in CA. So I used some with acitone in it, worked perfect, dident kill any of the plating and it dident even take the painted on T2 plaque part off like I read it would do, ended up great, my fav. piece in my collection!
    They sell it at Target for sure. I picked some up a few months ago.
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    Jul 19, 2009, 3:18 PM - Re: How to Improve a Sideshow Terminator Endoskull #11

    phase pistol said: View Post
    Those endoskulls always look so happy... smilin' real big, eyes aglow, not a care in the world.
    Your a funny, funny guy Phase!

    Great Job Kerr Avon on that sweet Endo
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    Jul 19, 2009, 3:56 PM - Re: How to Improve a Sideshow Terminator Endoskull #12

    Hirohawa said: View Post
    They sell it at Target for sure. I picked some up a few months ago.
    I went through Target, and like 5 other places before I was told by sally's beaytu supply that they dont sell it in CA because it contains a different chemical illegal in CA.

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