This was made for HAIRYBEASTMAN in a trade we made today
I hope he enjoys him. I let him pick out the color eye he wanted. The push button on the back no longer makes his arm move now it makes his gama vision eye TURN ON!!!
Let me know what ya think!!!!!!!!!!
Last edited by TRAPPER; October 19, 2007 at 09:48pm.
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All i can say is that is freaking sweet and cant wait to get it !!! thank you !!
If this NYC Meet and Greet goes well I think we will have to fly you out here to show us how the hell you dothat in a future meeting. That is awesome really.
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Thanks for the awesome trade!!! glad you like him. He will be in the mail on Wed. this week.Originally Posted by hairybeastman
No not an electrician. I am game for a trip to NYC believe that!!!!!!!!Originally Posted by brianatarms
anytime!!!!! thanks for the post
I see you used one word and straight to the point!!Originally Posted by sonofblaine
Any chance you could show us some pics of your power supply, TRAPPER? I've got some more customs I'd like to do with LED's but I'm currently at a loss as for powering them. I'm sure you're using button cell batteries but how they are connected is what really interests me.
I just have to keep comming back here and drooling over this i cant wait to get it you are for sure getting some bonus's for this one!!!!
Great!!! I like it very much. I'd love some pictures of the powering too!
Now THAT'S how you update a figure like Tri-Klops!!! Very cool... I wish Mattel had done something like this for an action feature.
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Thanks zodak74 this guy was fun to make and relatively easy for a beginer like me so I would have thought this would have been a cool upgrade alsoOriginally Posted by zodak74
BAD NEWS!!!! about your tri-klopsOriginally Posted by hairybeastman
j/k guess you will have to wait untill monday or tuesday to get him but feel free to come back as often as you want until you get him..
Thanks oICEMANo!!!Originally Posted by oICEMANo
Glad you liked him. I was going to make spitfire's eyes light up but I thinkOriginally Posted by 2-bad
it would have been to much with all the other details.
Originally Posted by FahnengrabblerOriginally Posted by Dead_Man
If you look at here at EDGOR
I showed a small tutorial for the batteries, LED's,and a switch Those batteries were the round nickel size flat ones that you can buy a housing with small terminals to soder the connection wires onto. Edgor is big enough to put that type into and build a switch for the back. Triklops body was not big enough.
1) boiled the body and popped it open
2) pulled out the armor
3) took apart the action feature spring and fly wheels
4) cut the inside of the push button in half
5) trimmed the inside of the body so there was just a little carriage for the batteries to sit
6) Took three small button batteries TAPED them together with one wire attached to one end.
7) Used hot glue gut to fix it into place
8) Threaded the wires into the neck
9) drilled a hole into the clear viser at an angle so the led would fit right in
10) connected everything then closed him back up add a little super glue and
there you have it
11) IT IS A LITTLE TRICKIER THAN IT SOUNDS!!
12) So now when you push the button on the back it pushes the edge of the batteries and compressess them to activate the light. Hope this helps
Both of you guys use LED's how do the two of you guys do it??
I will Take pictures of everything on the next one I make.
If anyone would like to commission me to make one just send me a PM!!
Last edited by TRAPPER; November 15, 2005 at 09:33am.
AMAZING work here my friend. I appreciate this thread for other reasons too
But man that Trik is AWESOME!
You know, I think you should give a certain Skelly some disco strobe light eyes...
I really appreciate that LED/edgor how to thread, it's gonna come in hand for one of my vintage animal customs
That is AMAZING!
Yeah Yeah I know you explained the process but I just do not understand how you did this so perfectly?!?!?
Dis you use a laser to cut the figure open or something? Where is the mess?
Clean, Perfect work TRAPPER!
I am amazed.
Thanks J-sun I was really surprised how well I was able to do this one I had done one before like this one a few months back and it was not as clean. I also did one in july2004 that is where my avatar came from (thanks to hefty). That one was a hack job so definetly getting alot better. Yes no piles of pooh rightOriginally Posted by J-Sun
Yeah just wait and see how that skelly and trik turn out there will be laser beams everywhere!!!!!!!!Originally Posted by heftysmurf76
Thanks again and any help you need just let me know!!
What do i think?
I love the clean, seamless reassebly. The use of the redecco Tri klops is perfect for the light up feature. Thanks for explaining how you did it, I may have to open up my tri klops repaint and LIGHT HIM UP!
REALLY NICE WORK TRAPPER!
Incredible I love how clean the update turned out. Tha's the action feature he should have had in the first place. I wish my Tri-Klops did that.
Originally Posted by TRAPPER
Cheers! It seems practice DOES make perfect - Definitely in this case - Awesome-ness!
Thanks again JOriginally Posted by J-Sun
Thanks B I do appreciate the kind words If you need any help let me know!!Originally Posted by blako
PM has been sent to ya and yes taking ordersOriginally Posted by marndt8448
Glad you liked him
I used button cell batteries that already had terminal soldered onto them, otherwise our techniques are very much alike. However, it sounds like you've done some straight soldering onto the batteries themselves before? Isn't there a risk of overheating the battery and causing it to leak or, worse, explode?Originally Posted by TRAPPER
no problem!!!! Do all of your lights have outside battery packs for powerOriginally Posted by Fahnengrabbler
They look cool. It took me a while to figure how to take them apart the right way and carve out the space needed then to build the perfect size pack. I would really enjoy knowing how you did yours also
I never soder right on the battery, Yes that would be very bad!!!!NO ONE TRY THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.Originally Posted by Dead_Man
I either use tape or use hot glue to encase the whole apparatus if that makes since to make it so the wires do not move. PM me it you need help!!!
I look forward to seeing some more of your customs!!
OK, that clears it up for me. I can definitely proceed in the future with more light-ups with that knowledge.Originally Posted by TRAPPER
Like TRAPPER said everyone: do not solder directly on the battery!
Got the tri-clops today and he looks and works great!! Cant even tell that it was split apart!! GREAT WORK!!!
How do you split your figures without nearly ruining the chest like I do, Trapper? Heat in warm or boiling water, obviously, but what do you pull/pry with, and where is your point of attack?
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