So, I'm new here and I found this site because I love Tron and with the new film there are new toys. Thing is they aren't all they could be and I am working on customizing them to be without helmets and such. I did a little looking about and naturally people have the same idea. I have seen some amazing customs but I was wanting to make a resource thread where people can look up parts for their own customs and see how some of us did it.
Currently I'm starting with Sam Flynn. Now I haven't gotten far but I wanted to show my plans here for him and a few others. Sorry for the quality of the pictures i took, I usually don't try too hard with WIP's
So I bought the figure and i have to say it's a good base toy. I removed the head and checked out his build quality and it's decent if not as refined.
A few fixes. One is the hands that hold the Identity Discs. They DON'T hold them very well or at least not enough to look natural. Well folks good news because the plastic is VERY responsive to heat and will soften and be remolded easily with the use of a hairdryer. Check it out:
MUCH better, yeah? I think this will work with any Tron Legacy figure including Rinzler. To do it, just put the hot dryer to it and place the disk in his hand and hold it in place with the fingers in the new shape and carefully put it under COLD water for a minute till the plastic cools off. Remember, plastic conducts temperatures poorly so don't stop applying heat or cold too soon or the plastic might just relax back into place. I've had this figure with the disc in place for the last 6 hours no problem.
The head...yeah still working on that one
I had seen a few Star Wars figures used but I never though they had quite the right look to me. I'm going to raid my local Toys R Us for their Marvel DC Star Wars Star Trek and other 3 3/4" figures for a head. Hopefully I can find something before Christmas. I got 2 days to look.
I found THE perfect head i think in the Indiana Jones lineup with Irina Spalko.
Check it out:
She's even got the right HAIR! Well shape anyway. I think some black paint and less dramatic eyebrows and she'll look VERY close.
Still need to find a good head for Tron and Clu. Tron is easier I feel as he can have a slightly more neutral face and his hair is pretty basic but Clu for me will be a bit harder as Jeff Brides has a more...rounded off jaw. His hair is also very specific so that will have to be looked at more closely since I'd hate to have to resculpt him.
Anyway, this is my fist post here ever and I hope i can help some people find some good parts for customizing their figures a bit. Now come on guys! Join in and add to the resource!