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Old 05-02-2012, 11:18 PM   #1
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FP Bruticus Additions: Chest Shield/HeavyTread

Hello.

So I finally got Bruticus. He's pretty bad ass except for Brawl. He just looks stupid in both modes. Luckily I found out about HeavyTread from searching the radicons. Made the adjustments without sacrificing any of the original pieces from the ROTF Brut Max set. Well I needed the energon port, but I didn't have to cut anything or glue anything. So if I ever need to sell the set, the port can easily be put back into ROTF brawl.

I also wanted to give Bruticus a chest shield. I was gonna buy an original G1 shield, but I figured I'd just make my own and give it an updated look. The chest shield is made from parts of a Blackout figure and an oversized KO junker of a jumpstarter.

Hope you like him.
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Old 05-02-2012, 11:19 PM   #2
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Is it really that easy just to stick a combiner port into PCC Heavytread? I'm thinking about doing it myself.

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Old 05-02-2012, 11:32 PM   #3
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Relatively easy if you've done customs before... Here's one of the threads that shows what can be done. PCC Heavytread to "Universe Combiner" Brawl.



Essentially a new peg where the Minicon attachment port of the chest would be added, and there's a convenient space in the bottom of the tank mode that allows the attachment of the combiner port.

That said... very nice repaint of HT to Brawl.

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Old 05-02-2012, 11:42 PM   #4
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I actually did something of a mod for just this. Few people tried it and liked it. Doesnt require more than a knife a thumb tack and screwdriver. It also hides in both modes AND still aids transformation. It can work like this however. The gap is just as wide as the port used to bridge it and create a stiff joint. Theres no way that I found to hide the giant port of gray plastic. I lover the shield. I had considered for a time doing the same from a knock off bruti that i have. Hmmmm.....decisions decisions.
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Old 05-02-2012, 11:51 PM   #5
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i took the easy way out just using a combiner socket port from a tank limb right into place on the bottomside of heavytreads butt flap

that way the buttflaps original fold ing hinge on heavtread also doubls as a knee joint for the buttflap combiner port to rotate on

other then bruticus haveing one lower leg and foot slightly out of alightment with the other in combienr mode the simple mod works like a charm an it sort of gives the tank a kind of rear moutned rocket nbooster to work with as well lol
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Old 05-03-2012, 03:05 AM   #6
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that chest sheild is WICKED..
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Old 05-03-2012, 08:42 AM   #7
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Damn that looks nice! I think I need to get a second Heavy Tread now, just to do this with! I just got one to prepare for the Iron Army figures...
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Old 05-03-2012, 08:54 AM   #8
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The chest shield is great. An excellent update to the original design. Would you consider doing a Shapeways run of it? I'd love to get my hands on a copy.
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Wow, that's really nice. Almost makes me wish I hadn't sold mine.
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Very nice chest piece! That didn't sound right. Still awesome work!


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