Everyone suggested I started the real trimming on the arms. So I started with the shoulder bells. It seemed to be the easiest of all, but i still had to decide if I was going to leave it big, or actually cut it.
After so much thinking…. I did cut them 1/2″ all around, but on the bottom I only removed the return edge. Since I’m going to have to add another one, it would get shorter a bit anyways.
So I borrowed the modeling iron from a friend, and read over and over again how to make a nice return edge. I confess i was mighty curious to see if I could do it, so decided to practice a little on some scrap piece of plastic.
Well, it was a good idea of course, always good to practice but… i knew that the plastic left over from trimming was a bit thinner then what I would have to do the return edge on…
So… i didn’t practice for too long.
I tried following exactly what the tutorial said, but it didn’t work. It said to apply some pressure and move the iron back and forth. I tried, tried, and nothing happened.
So, in frustration… I just left the iron on the plastic for a bit, until it got soft and THEN i moved back and forth.
It is kind of never wrecking to watch the plastic basically melt right before my eyes, but it worked perfectly!
And I think my first return edge just looks AWESOME! I’m very proud of myself right now!!! lol
I was told this was going to be my best friend on this build.
I got it at the hobby store and it has 2 temperatures. I have no idea what the cooler temperature is for though. It is warm and stuff, but it just doesn’t do anything. Of course i tried first with the cooler setting. hahah So scary!
First piece i reshaped was the biceps. My fingers are burning! =(
i can use gloves… but… it’s hard to hold everything with the gloves i have!!!!
It’s unbelievable that with just a few bending and reshaping it already looks so much smaller. And i only trimmed after it was more fitting on my arm.
See??? It fits sooooooo nicely!!!! I’m so happy!