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Old 08-19-2011, 03:53 PM   #11
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this looks great! I like the silver detail on the arm guards, looks nice and even. have you thought of taking a little dark gray and hitting the outline of the simulated brake disc or some of the other molded in details on the seat?
Thanks! I just might have to at some point. I did a report on Leonardo DaVinci in high school and he never considered any of his paintings finished. Now I'm on the other side of the spectrum as far as talent, of course, but I have the same mentality as Leo when it comes to my TFs. I think there's always something that can be done to improve them...

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the hand looks great on your bee (I know I'm biased).
I owe it all to you! You really saved me a LOT of time!

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can't wait to see you mix up just the right the yellow and bring all the way home & then share the paint color formula!
Let's not get our hopes up I've never used a brush on a TF, so I'm probably a long ways from mixing perfect Bee yellow. I'm planning to start off by adding a little bit of orange to my yellow... IF I can get a good color going, I'll be happy to share what I did!
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Old 09-23-2011, 11:49 AM   #12
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Exclamation Mech Tech Adapters

I loved the idea of the HA basics that could transform into weapons for other TFs. But unfortunately, most of the HA toys so far didn't support them. So I made some adapters like I did for RotF leader Optimus Prime for HA Bumblebee and Jazz.

The first pic shows a close up of the Bee adapters. I used the same kind of Lego Technic piece I used for Optimus. I cut three of the holes and glued them together as shown, with the middle one at a right angle to the outside ones. I also made a thin slice down the middle one so the pegs can fit in better. One of the side pieces I cut away at so it can slide onto the fingers. The other side piece is meant to slide on the thumb. Sometimes, depending on the weapon, the thumb might not go into the hole. It works best to put the adapter on the weapon first and then slide it on.

I don't have pics of the HA Jazz ones yet. All they consist of are single Lego holes. When his claws are made flat, he can hold the little pieces pretty easily. Once I get pics of him I plan on making a new thread for all the Mech Tech adapters...

This post also shows some close-ups of the paint job, which is still a work in progress...
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Old 09-23-2011, 08:40 PM   #13
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Cuteness and evil rolled into one, kinda like dinodigger
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Old 09-23-2011, 10:35 PM   #14
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I like these HT, keep up the good work! It's nice to give the HA guys some options. You're motivating me to finish mine up so I can post it, been a lot longer than I intended since I posted that sneak pic of him.

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Old 11-21-2011, 01:16 PM   #15
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I like these HT, keep up the good work! It's nice to give the HA guys some options. You're motivating me to finish mine up so I can post it, been a lot longer than I intended since I posted that sneak pic of him.
Thanks guys! Here are a couple pics with a little more paint applied. I painted those yellow areas beneath his armpits, the yellow things on the back of his ankles, and added some more yellow to the bottom of the rear windshield.
I might yank out his collars. They're more movie accurate, but they're kind of annoying for the toy...
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Old 02-17-2012, 04:33 PM   #16
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Red face Chromed vehicle mode

Just chromed HA Bee's door handles, gas cap, CAMARO signs, and rims using Bare Metal Foil.
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Old 02-17-2012, 04:36 PM   #17
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awesome job man!
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Old 05-03-2012, 12:21 PM   #18
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awesome job man!
Thanks!

I painted and added Fakebusker83's Shapeways hands. They are AWESOME! Gatchaman's hands are now going to a great cause, my Human Alliance Hound Also, big thanks again to Gatchaman for pointing me to the yellow paint!

I did a bunch of painting since my last update, too, but I plan to do some more. I just wanted to take a break from this guy to work on some other things...
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Old 05-03-2012, 01:44 PM   #19
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Very nice...Glad the hands worked out well for you. I was pleasantly surprised they could take the weight of HA Whirl there.

The yellow colour matched well too! Looking great man
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Old 05-03-2012, 02:17 PM   #20
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Very nice...Glad the hands worked out well for you. I was pleasantly surprised they could take the weight of HA Whirl there.

The yellow colour matched well too! Looking great man
Thanks!
That pose with Whirl and Backfire is probably a one time thing The hand with Whirl had a tendency to flop over, but I was able to get it just right so the weight pushed against the sides of the hand and it wouldn't roll.
And as soon as I took off Backfire, Bee flopped over due to the loss of counter weight From now on when he uses those guys he'll have to hold them with both hands...
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