View Poll Results: Which Hydron figure you like better? (look at pictures)

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  • 1.) Unchanged, just as Mattel made it (armor removable)

    4 9.76%
  • 2.) Lats sanded down and armor made smaller (armor glued on)

    26 63.41%
  • 3.) Just the armor cut off the sides, unaltered body (armor glued on too)

    11 26.83%
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Thread: Hydron Fixes, which one looks better?

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    Master of Shapeways He-bro's Avatar
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    Hydron Fixes, which one looks better?

    As many of you know Iíve been working on trimming down figures with bulky armor, like Sea Hawk, Intergalactic Skeletor, and this one Hydron.

    Iíve been buying up Hydron Figures to both practice and to fix to redistribute to the fan base (eBay)

    So I want to know which Hydron figure you like better:
    1.) Unchanged, just as Mattel made it (armor removable)
    2.) Lats sanded down and armor made smaller (armor glued on)
    3.) Just the armor cut off the sides, unaltered body (armor glued on)



    (I have a 4th version that is just the trimmed & stretched armor glued over an unaltered body, it does look better, but not really too much change, except fixes the belly gap issue, if enough people ask Iíll show him too.)

    Sorry I had to repost this, I was looking at the figures again and the third choice was also glued on. At first it was not, but since the armor was so large it stuck out on both the back and the front. I can make it and just use blue tack, but even with that as time goes on it pulls away, by gluing it it looks much cleaner.

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    The second version is pure perfection!
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    i voted 3, then realised it looks weird from the sides so yeah

    2's the winner here.

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    Im very tempted to sand down the figure. but im ok with him, cuz he is wearing a underwater suit. but 4 other characters i might consider it specially if they r meant to be smaller characters
    Skeleton-Warriors, Ra-Jar, Spinwit, Rock Golem, Evil Seed, Lord Masque, Prahvus, General Tartaran, Hawke, Slob-Boar, King Agho, Hunga the Harpy, Sh'gora, Masks of Power Demons, Nocturna, Lizzor, Horde Wraiths, Sagitar, Crimson Fury, Lodar, Vizar, Angast, Negator, Melaktha, ABC Giants, Stridor

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    Unchanged. If anything, I'd shave down the inside of the armor and possibly glue it when done. The buck is just fine as it is.
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    I got to go with Bachelor #2...
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    A happy medium between #2 and #3 might be good - as in, do modification #2, but cut out just a bit of the armor directly beneath the armpit.
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    I voted for 3 but then I realized what was done and I didn't like it, #2 is the way to go.

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    Since #2 seems to be in the lead, I did a small update to him, I sanded the outside of his armor at the top so it wouldn't be so pointy. And should allow for his arms to be closer to his sides:


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    Quote Originally Posted by He-bro View Post
    Since #2 seems to be in the lead, I did a small update to him, I sanded the outside of his armor at the top so it wouldn't be so pointy. And should allow for his arms to be closer to his sides:

    https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.n...93785296_o.jpg
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    Number two is the winner. Everyone please forward this to"Mattel Design". Sheesh, makes you wonder how fat armor happened so many times when it is so obvious.

    Great fix and pics!

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    I like the 3rd best. Of course If I were to do it, I would have to really try to keep that hose on the side.

    I like the way it looks from the front for sure. Second seems like alot of work when the original isnt all that bad anyway.

    Additionally the main reason I would alter him is to lower his arms more naturally, which the 3rd is clearly best at. Winner for me for sure.

    Now if I ever do it, I gotta make sure I dont have to glue it down, but I would assume you would have to. Probably wont if only because of that, even though I dont imagine ever wanting to take off armour. Especially without an unmasked head.

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    Number 2 is a swell customization.
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