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Postby Quickblade22 » Sun Jul 11, 2010 12:19 am

This was just begging to be done, so here it is:
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Close up shows a gap which is not really noticeable when handling it. I started by using smaller drill bits and then worked my way up to the correct size 1/8. My daughter assisted by using nail polish remover on the other printed parts. This horse was an extra and slightly discolored, so no real risk. I think it turned out pretty good.
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Re: Unicorn

Postby footsteps » Sun Jul 11, 2010 1:37 am

Nice simple work, though I'm not familiar with the horn piece. But why did you take the horse halves apart?
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Re: Unicorn

Postby eilonwy77 » Sun Jul 11, 2010 1:55 am

I don't know why you took the horse halves apart, but I liked seeing them. I never really thought about what they looked like before. And the unicorn is very nice. I like it a lot! :-)
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Re: Unicorn

Postby LegoLord. » Sun Jul 11, 2010 2:32 am

Looks good.
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Re: Unicorn

Postby Quickblade22 » Sun Jul 11, 2010 3:23 am

Thanks for the comments. The horse in 2 halves was in response to a post a few days ago about how to take the horse apart. I had gotten busy after I posted this and didn't have a chance to post in that thread. The situation has since been remedied. :wink:
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Re: Unicorn

Postby twevans » Sun Jul 11, 2010 3:27 am

That looks great! I may have to get an extra horse and try it myself - any reason for taking the body apart?
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Re: Unicorn

Postby OverLoad » Mon Jul 12, 2010 12:58 am

Wow, the hole you created to put the piece in is EXTREMELY clean and smooth.

Fantastic work, Great use of those horns. :)
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Re: Unicorn

Postby Count Blacktron » Mon Jul 12, 2010 1:08 am

An extra horse.

*snicker*

That's funny. :roflol:
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Re: Unicorn

Postby DraconisTerrena » Mon Jul 12, 2010 1:08 am

Very cool! I did something similar with one of the viking horns, but this looks much better. I also didn't think about removing the printing. Nice work!
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Re: Unicorn

Postby Aliencat » Mon Jul 12, 2010 6:42 am

Very cool unicorn, the hole looks very neat, like it's always been there.
This works great!
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Re: Unicorn

Postby Kevin1990 » Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:29 am

you made the unicorn wich I had in mind al long time ago. but I dont have the tools for it :(.
so are you thinking of selling a few of these unicorns?

They turned out amazing
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Re: Unicorn

Postby Forestboy » Mon Jul 12, 2010 2:09 pm

Wow, this is absolutely fantastic! I have a couple questions though. What did you use to make the hole? Is the horn loose, or snug? And like what Kevin said, would you consider selling these at all? I'd love to get my hands on one of these...

Anyway, sweet customization!

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Re: Unicorn

Postby Tycho McKorley » Mon Jul 12, 2010 2:43 pm

This is a great custom. I'm also happy to hear that you used a less than optimal horse to make it. ;-)
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Re: Unicorn

Postby Quickblade22 » Mon Jul 12, 2010 5:43 pm

Thanks for the comments :) For this mod, there was no real purpose to take the horse apart other than to show it can be done. I used a 4.8V cordless Dremel ($20 at Walmart). To make it look ad clean as it does, I used a smaller drill bit to start (3/64 bit), then moved my way up to 5/64 and 7/64 until I got the final size of 1/8. As for snugness, it fits perfectly. The viking horn works as well, but due to it being a harder plastic, it it more difficult to remove. I am contemplating trying a black one, but if the nail polish remover discolors the black, I might just end up with a spotted horse :wink: I currently don't have enough unicorn horns to consider selling any at this time.

EDIT: Was told from a reliable and very intelligent person that nail polish remover is a very bad thing to use. Go Brasso! :D
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Re: Unicorn

Postby legokilt » Tue Jul 13, 2010 4:37 pm

Nicely done. What I did to make my unicorn was cut the lug off of the horn and glue the horn to the horse's head. I also removed the printing with 600 grit sand paper. You can't see that there was even printing to begin with.
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