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1 VTS Furiosa Modification on Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:28 am

Phicen Body swap + color toning
Arm re-cabling + detailing
Boots small edit for pose-ability
Rifle weathering

Finished her War Rig Steering wheel + Her 2nd head repainted
The 3D file for 1/6 scale Steering wheel is on Thingiverse for anyone wants to 3D print it ( https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2994081 )



And I'm done with Furiosa custom for now (Still working on Max's motorcycle custom)







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2 Re: VTS Furiosa Modification on Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:01 am

kyekye wrote:Phicen Body swap + color toning
Arm re-cabling + detailing
Boots small edit for pose-ability
Rifle weathering

Finished her War Rig Steering wheel + Her 2nd head repainted
The 3D file for 1/6 scale Steering wheel is on Thingiverse for anyone wants to 3D print it ( https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2994081 )



And I'm done with Furiosa custom for now (Still working on Max's motorcycle custom)






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looks great!


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3 Re: VTS Furiosa Modification on Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:40 am

Always love your work/mods kyekye and this one is no different !
That steering wheel looks absolutely wicked !

I look at mine with a heavy sigh..way too much trouble to replace the body iin addition to cutting off a section of her arm and trying to fit her into those undersized clothing.


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4 Re: VTS Furiosa Modification on Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:18 am

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Your mods look awesome, but... not to take away from them... you can still see just how undersized her head is compared to the upgraded body. Nice repaint on the head, too.


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5 Re: VTS Furiosa Modification on Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:02 pm

Man, that's fine work...and, a lot of it.

Well done, indeed.

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6 Re: VTS Furiosa Modification on Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:13 pm

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I agree, beautiful work. I was going to remark that the head didn't look horribly small, just a little. Perhaps you should have waited for the new petite bodies; at any rate if you find it necessary, you could always do the same to it.


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7 Re: VTS Furiosa Modification on Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:07 am

Thanks for feedback.
Her head/body relative scale is something I can't do much about.
Thankfully Charlize Theron is 5'-10" with smaller head. I think it's much better proportioned than with its tiny body.


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8 Re: VTS Furiosa Modification on Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:00 am

Maaan that looks awesome!!!

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9 Re: VTS Furiosa Modification on Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:27 pm

I absolutely love how this came out. And I actually don't agree on the head looking small. Looking at the pic from the movie above, I actually think it looks pretty spot on. I think, because were used to seeing people with hair (especially women), sometimes anyone's head can look a little small with a shaved head.

What body did you go with? I'm guessing from the muscle definition in her arms its either a 22A or 23B. She looks intense as hell! And that steering wheel looks super slick. And any tips on fitting that cybernetic arm on the phicen body? I've been really considering swapping out mine, if it ever arrives.


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10 Re: VTS Furiosa Modification on Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:23 am

ReverendSpooky wrote:
*sometimes anyone's head can look a little small with a shaved head.  
*What body did you go with?  I'm guessing from the muscle definition in her arms its either a 22A or 23B.  
*that steering wheel looks super slick.  
*And any tips on fitting that cybernetic arm on the phicen body?

*I agree on shaved head looking small - volume-wise.
*23B - color toned with pastel + breast reduction
*Thanks. Steering wheel was my personal focus. I just loved the design in the movie
*Arm part has magnet inside. so after cutting the Phicen arm, I put a small metal screw in the metal frame of Phicen. It worked with magnet.


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11 Re: VTS Furiosa Modification on Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:03 am

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Nice job, looks a lot better than the original that's for sure.

CHEERS!

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12 Re: VTS Furiosa Modification on Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:50 am

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Inspired me to get her after all, although I wonder how long it will take me to get around to any modification.


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13 Re: VTS Furiosa Modification on Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:01 pm

That's great! Hopefully you didn't pay the full price.
Once you pass the 'pants' part, the rest is piece of cake Very Happy


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14 Re: VTS Furiosa Modification on Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:06 pm

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kyekye wrote:That's great! Hopefully you didn't pay the full price.
Once you pass the 'pants' part, the rest is piece of cake Very Happy

Oh no, I paid plenty for my stupidity. Should have never canceled my pre-order, but decided to be "smart" for once. Then wanted to pick up some of the parted-out parts. But as the price accumulated, decided it's better to get the whole set. At that point in time the places where it was being sold for the original low price were out of it, so I got it on eBay from China for more money (admittedly, with "free" shipping). By the time it arrived yesterday, I could have had it for the lower price from domestic stores. And I wish I could say that's the only stupid mistake I've made lately. Smile Anyway, it is pretty nice, apart from not being as good as the prototype and of course the diminutive dimensions. One day I will attempt modifications to improve it.


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15 Re: VTS Furiosa Modification on Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:09 pm

Looks great! I didn't like the figure (but as usual I have not seen the film!) when it came out but you have improved it 100%!

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16 Re: VTS Furiosa Modification on Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:34 pm

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kyekye wrote:That's great! Hopefully you didn't pay the full price.
Once you pass the 'pants' part, the rest is piece of cake Very Happy

Oh no, I paid plenty for my stupidity. Should have never canceled my pre-order, but decided to be "smart" for once. Then wanted to pick up some of the parted-out parts. But as the price accumulated, decided it's better to get the whole set. At that point in time the places where it was being sold for the original low price were out of it, so I got it on eBay from China for more money (admittedly, with "free" shipping). By the time it arrived yesterday, I could have had it for the lower price from domestic stores. And I wish I could say that's the only stupid mistake I've made lately. Smile Anyway, it is pretty nice, apart from not being as good as the prototype and of course the diminutive dimensions. One day I will attempt modifications to improve it.

You ordered recently and received already! Man, I'm dying here. I pre-ordered as soon as it was announced, and still haven't received it! Nothing shady, reliable seller, his shipment just hasn't come in yet. Still the wait is killing me! Lol.

I actually got a second head from Monkeydepot (which already arrived!) to add the warpaint too. It really is a beautiful sculpt, but I will admit, after all the devil's advocating I've done, that it definitely is pretty small in hand. That said, I actually REALLY want another head for when those smaller TBL bodies come in.

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17 Re: VTS Furiosa Modification on Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:08 pm

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ReverendSpooky wrote:You ordered recently and received already!  Man, I'm dying here.  I pre-ordered as soon as it was announced, and still haven't received it!  Nothing shady, reliable seller, his shipment just hasn't come in yet.  Still the wait is killing me! Lol.

I actually got a second head from Monkeydepot (which already arrived!) to add the warpaint too.  It really is a beautiful sculpt, but I will admit, after all the devil's advocating I've done, that it definitely is pretty small in hand.  That said, I actually REALLY want another head for when those smaller TBL bodies come in.

Speaking of Monkey Depot, last I checked, they had the boxed set in stock for a reasonable price. Maybe I got lucky, with an eBay seller I trust and keep using over and over again. Lucky with service, not price in this case, although it was still better than most others on eBay when I ordered. Smile I also got a second head to modify with war paint. It is quite decent, though the paint work on the promotional images was more impressive. And I, too, was thinking of those smaller TBLeague bodies for the head.


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18 Re: VTS Furiosa Modification on Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:30 pm

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ReverendSpooky wrote:You ordered recently and received already!  Man, I'm dying here.  I pre-ordered as soon as it was announced, and still haven't received it!  Nothing shady, reliable seller, his shipment just hasn't come in yet.  Still the wait is killing me! Lol.

I actually got a second head from Monkeydepot (which already arrived!) to add the warpaint too.  It really is a beautiful sculpt, but I will admit, after all the devil's advocating I've done, that it definitely is pretty small in hand.  That said, I actually REALLY want another head for when those smaller TBL bodies come in.

Speaking of Monkey Depot, last I checked, they had the boxed set in stock for a reasonable price. Maybe I got lucky, with an eBay seller I trust and keep using over and over again. Lucky with service, not price in this case, although it was still better than most others on eBay when I ordered. Smile I also got a second head to modify with war paint. It is quite decent, though the paint work on the promotional images was more impressive. And I, too, was thinking of those smaller TBLeague bodies for the head.

Thanks for the heads up. I may grab a second full figure. Buying 2 Wasteland Rangers was such a good move, as that gear has been gold for customs. Now that Kyekye proved that the Furiosa gear is totally usable on a phicen, I'm seeing a ton of Kitbash potential.

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19 Re: VTS Furiosa Modification on Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:09 am

Beautiful modifications, kyekye -- absolutely LOVE this character, and would be proud to have *this* version of her on display! The wheel is a magnificent and iconic addition. (One of the things I loved about that film was how they drew this very powerful visual and symbolic connection between the steering wheel and the imagery of the 'sunwheel' -- it gave the world and the characters such a mythic feel!)


Do you mind me asking if you could elaborate a bit on how you did the 'bust reduction' on a tbleague body, and also the arm modification?

I ask because these methods could be very helpful, both to those wanting to modify their own Furiosa, but also in general, due to how difficult it is to find smaller-busted seamless bodies.

Re: the arm, you mentioned that it was affixed via the magnet that was part of the original arm. Do you think it would still be possible to do a similar modification, but with an arm that doesn't have a built-in magnet? (I'm trying to figure out if there is even the remotest possibility of creating a seamless/shirtless version of Hot Toys Anakin, with his mechanical arm fully on display.)

Perhaps you have already covered all of this somewhere else -- but any further tips or advice would be greatly appreciated! : )


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20 Re: VTS Furiosa Modification on Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:22 am

Wow thanks young Skywalker for digging all those great threads.

I am all for using a bit smaller heads on muscular bodies, makes them look stronger.

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21 Re: VTS Furiosa Modification on Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:05 am

Ovy wrote:Wow thanks young Skywalker for digging all those great threads.

I am all for using a bit smaller heads on muscular bodies, makes them look stronger.

Haha, my pleasure, Ovy.  Just thought I'd research to see what had already been discussed here before launching into a brand new thread for every single one of my million questions. ;D

And yes, I agree -- and imo it worked perfectly on this figure. This Furiosa looks STRONG, like she should!


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22 Re: VTS Furiosa Modification on Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:11 am

Full Admiration from me...You actually make your own figure! Too much work for anybody! That's why it's unique!

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23 Re: VTS Furiosa Modification on Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:46 pm

skywalkersaga wrote:Re: the arm, you mentioned that it was affixed via the magnet that was part of the original arm. Do you think it would still be possible to do a similar modification, but with an arm that doesn't have a built-in magnet? (I'm trying to figure out if there is even the remotest possibility of creating a seamless/shirtless version of Hot Toys Anakin, with his mechanical arm fully on display.)

Perhaps you have already covered all of this somewhere else -- but any further tips or advice would be greatly appreciated! : )

It's very do-able. I swapped my Furiosa over to a Phicen body too (I need to get some good pics). I wanted to keep the arm removable, like in the movie, and the magnet inside the new rubber arm is a bit fiddly, with a bit of a weak connection. I blame the thicker material, and the fact that i can't get the magnet to perfectly face the right direction.

But a permanent cyborg arm is probably way easier. If it's bulky, you could build it right over the seemless arm (I did this with an Iron-man arm and it works perfectly). Otherwise, it depends on how where the cybernetics start. But one thing I'd do is cut away the rubber but keep keep a bunch of the phicen steel skeleton arm intact, drill in to the cyborg arm, and anchor the steel rod from the skeleton into it. I have 2 figures with cybernetic arms I'm about to transfer over to Phicen bodies, and that's pretty much my plan.


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24 Re: VTS Furiosa Modification on Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:08 pm

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It's very do-able.  I swapped my Furiosa over to a Phicen body too (I need to get some good pics).  I wanted to keep the arm removable, like in the movie, and the magnet inside the new rubber arm is a bit fiddly, with a bit of a weak connection.  I blame the thicker material, and the fact that i can't get the magnet to perfectly face the right direction.

But a permanent cyborg arm is probably way easier.  If it's bulky, you could build it right over the seemless arm (I did this with an Iron-man arm and it works perfectly).  Otherwise, it depends on how where the cybernetics start.  But one thing I'd do is cut away the rubber but keep keep a bunch of the phicen steel skeleton arm intact, drill in to the cyborg arm, and anchor the steel rod from the skeleton into it.  I have 2 figures with cybernetic arms I'm about to transfer over to Phicen bodies, and that's pretty much my plan.

Thanks for taking the time to respond to my no0b questions, Rev. ^.^

Glad to know someone else has also successfully accomplished this. I would love to see your modified Furiosa as well!

And the arm in question is pretty much the same size/shape as his real (fore)arm, just cybernetic. Some of earlier designs for Anakin's mech arm were a bit less straightforward, but the version in RotS joins right around/under the elbow:





(lol i totally did not have these gifs bookmarked, for...uh, reference XD )

And this is the actual 1/6 mech arm I'd need to attach (the screw thingie is, of course, for fitting it onto the Hot Toys arm):



(I'm thinking a potential issue might be actually finding a seamless body that has the correct arm shape/length in order to make it look symmetrical enough with his left arm....but that's for a whole 'nother topic, really).

But yes, the intention would be to have it permanently affixed. The 1/6 mechanical arm is fully articulated and can (lightly) grasp things. With this one, it might require leaving some of the tbleague 'skin' attached in order to make the transition between his arm and the mech arm look right, but I guess that's another bridge to be crossed when I'd get there....


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25 Re: VTS Furiosa Modification on Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:16 am

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It's very do-able.  I swapped my Furiosa over to a Phicen body too (I need to get some good pics).  I wanted to keep the arm removable, like in the movie, and the magnet inside the new rubber arm is a bit fiddly, with a bit of a weak connection.  I blame the thicker material, and the fact that i can't get the magnet to perfectly face the right direction.

But a permanent cyborg arm is probably way easier.  If it's bulky, you could build it right over the seemless arm (I did this with an Iron-man arm and it works perfectly).  Otherwise, it depends on how where the cybernetics start.  But one thing I'd do is cut away the rubber but keep keep a bunch of the phicen steel skeleton arm intact, drill in to the cyborg arm, and anchor the steel rod from the skeleton into it.  I have 2 figures with cybernetic arms I'm about to transfer over to Phicen bodies, and that's pretty much my plan.

Thanks for taking the time to respond to my no0b questions, Rev. ^.^

Glad to know someone else has also successfully accomplished this. I would love to see your modified Furiosa as well!

And the arm in question is pretty much the same size/shape as his real (fore)arm, just cybernetic. Some of earlier designs for Anakin's mech arm were a bit less straightforward, but the version in RotS joins right around/under the elbow:





(lol i totally did not have these gifs bookmarked, for...uh, reference XD )

And this is the actual 1/6 mech arm I'd need to attach (the screw thingie is, of course, for fitting it onto the Hot Toys arm):



(I'm thinking a potential issue might be actually finding a seamless body that has the correct arm shape/length in order to make it look symmetrical enough with his left arm....but that's for a whole 'nother topic, really).

But yes, the intention would be to have it permanently affixed. The 1/6 mechanical arm is fully articulated and can (lightly) grasp things.  With this one, it might require leaving some of the tbleague 'skin' attached in order to make the transition between his arm and the mech arm look right, but I guess that's another bridge to be crossed when I'd get there....

Damn, Darth Vader was a sexy beast, even before he got James Earl Jones voice!

That type of arm is actually the best case scenario and I'd say easiest to do.  At the risk of hijacking this thread - What I would do, is get rid of the elbow joint on the Hot Toys arm entirely.  On your phicen body, cut away the rubber about 1/2 way down the forearm, leaving more flesh than you are actually going to see, and keeping the metal skeleton/rod intact.  Then, I'd hollow out a cavity a the top (closer to the elbow) of the Hot Toys arm and drill down, with a drill bit slightly smaller than the thickness of the Phicen metal skeleton/rod towards the hand.  Don't go too far, as you don't want to interfere with the wrist articulation.  



You'll have to cut the phicen rod down a bit.  Then simply slide the Phicen rod into the drilled out section, and push the extra Phicen rubber into the hollowed out cup at the top, and you should have a beautiful cybernetic arm.  You might need a little glue down in there, you'll want to hollow out a little more, and not drill as far as I show in the diagram, but that's the gist of it.  Having the rod run into the new arm would keep it really stable and very poseable.

That's how I would attack it.  Not sure if that's a good explanation, but feel free to hit me with any questions.


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26 Re: VTS Furiosa Modification on Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:38 pm

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Damn, Darth Vader was a sexy beast, even before he got James Earl Jones voice!

Muahaha, Darth Daddy, indeed.  Laughing

ReverendSpooky wrote:That type of arm is actually the best case scenario and I'd say easiest to do.  

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That's how I would attack it.  Not sure if that's a good explanation, but feel free to hit me with any questions.

Wow, thanks so much for this! You've given me a LOT to go on! And yes, I don't wish to hijack the thread further, so if I have any other questions (which I'm sure I will, lol), I'll PM you. Smile

Back on topic, I'd LOVE to see more modified Furiosa pics... : )


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