But I really meant it when I said I AM LAZY. I'll spend time in other areas if the end result saves me time. I could have simply cast the Dianaut Body in a hard plastic resin. But I opted instead to make actual steel pins. Why? Seems like a lot more work...no?
Actually, just a few minutes. The reasons I opted for steel pins is...
A) As far as I know, no Garage Kit Caster has done these figures with steel pins, so its an identifier. I can say hey...that's MY work.
B) It saves me work and therefore time. These are incredibly small. To try and trim the flashing on those little arm/leg pins is a nightmare. You actually run the risk of clipping off the pin while trimming it. With a steel pin, I don't have to worry about it and can run the knife blade along the pin without worry about cutting the pin off. I can actually trim the flashing nicer and closer. So it saves me time, saves me from potentially scrapping a part and most importantly...doesn't drive me crazy and get me mad because I have eliminated the point that was most likely to give me grief. Its easier for me to make the pins than try and trim the pins.
I cast the legs with the original magnets in them. I can trim away the foot to install the smaller magnets I bought until I can find better fitting magnrts or magnets I can cut into without affecting their field.
Here's the end result.
|Cast Body with Steel Pins Inset|
|Dianaut Assembled Front View|
|Dianaut Assembled Side View|