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#1 fred67

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 07:52 PM

We know the Werewolf hair from Series 4 is the same mold as the Elf hair from Series 3 so, as has been discussed a few times on the site, I finally got the right nail polish and made some dark elf hair by coloring the brown ears yellow; now we can have elves from Rivendell as well as Mirkwood!

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Could have been a little better, but I was using the nail polish brush instead of my modelling brush.  I can't find any paint or nail polish that matches LEGO Yellow, but I think I actually did a better job than they did with their elf hair.

The nail polish I used is called "Sinful Colors," and I found them at Walgreens.  I used a mix of two colors: 953 "Unicorn," and 928 "Let's Meet."  I feel so sinful... people were looking at me with my minifugre head in hand trying to match colors.  :laugh:

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 08:00 PM

Looks really nice, great new elf hair piece. well donefred67 :thumbup:
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Posted 13 June 2011 - 08:46 PM

Very nice. I must say the nail polish looks better than the actual paint lego used on the elf head piece. Posted Image

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 12:28 AM

View Postfred67, on 13 June 2011 - 07:52 PM, said:

We know the Werewolf hair from Series 4 is the same mold as the Elf hair from Series 3 so, as has been discussed a few times on the site, I finally got the right nail polish and made some dark elf hair by coloring the brown ears yellow; now we can have elves from Rivendell as well as Mirkwood!

I have had this idea also but seeing that i can't paint a stick figure I was thinking of finding a brown head like mace windu or seso from PoP to use with the ears and call him dark elf  :tongue:

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 12:45 AM

Good job... I can just imagine the looks you got in the store... :head_back:

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 01:19 AM

View Postjoshuaj, on 14 June 2011 - 12:28 AM, said:

I have had this idea also but seeing that i can't paint a stick figure I was thinking of finding a brown head like mace windu or seso from PoP to use with the ears and call him dark elf  :tongue:
I would like to do that, too!  I haven't priced out any NBA heads, but I'll have to take a look.  Drow would be awesome to have.

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 01:44 AM

Nice, simple and effective way to put some variation on an Eleven army. You could even go further by recoloring the hair itself to the color that you want. Though I've never thought of using nail polish, and the results are surprisingly good. Thanks for sharing this fred!

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 05:59 AM

You better keep that elf separate. Now that he has "Lets Meet" in his mind(maybe some paint dribbled in there), he may be feeling frisky.
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Posted 14 June 2011 - 04:54 PM

Wow these look good! :thumbup: It looks like you've matched the color pretty well.  I may have to try this...

:laugh: I've compared colors in the store too. :tongue:
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Posted 14 June 2011 - 08:35 PM

Definetly awesome! ^^

And I really like the though of you walking around with your minifig's head XD... I probably looked the same with a hairpiece when I was looking for some acrylic paint 0_o...

Anyway, well done, this looks really great! ^^

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 08:42 PM

Maybe it's better to be seen comparing colours with a minifig head than just looking a like a bloke out to buy nail-polish.

This is a nice simple solution but very effective  :thumbup:
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Posted 15 June 2011 - 09:50 AM

This looks great! Seeing this encourages me to try it on my own elves. Thank you!

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 05:16 PM

Fred, I just noticed this and I must admit that this is a very good customisation attempt to make the elf's ear less "brown".  :thumbup:

It is certainly looks so much better and appealing. So, I wonder how many did you manage to replicate so far?

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 10:21 PM

View PostWhiteFang, on 17 June 2011 - 05:16 PM, said:

It is certainly looks so much better and appealing. So, I wonder how many did you manage to replicate so far?
I only did the one as a test.  I have maybe 4 more to try.  Need to start "feeling" for more at the LEGO store.

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 01:07 PM

Nail polish?! What a brilliant idea! It looks fantastic, do you know the brand and exact colour you used?
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Posted 30 June 2011 - 02:48 PM

The brand and exact colors are in the OP.

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Posted 04 July 2011 - 12:11 PM

View Postfred67, on 30 June 2011 - 02:48 PM, said:

The brand and exact colors are in the OP.

Sorry, don't know how I missed that! *slaps forehead*  :laugh:
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