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Old 06-12-2012, 09:42 PM   #21
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Thank you very much for the kinds words and comments. I really appreciate them.

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Yeah that looks ok! Question is what do you do with an armless fe arcee?
Not that bad actually, taking out the arms did not hurt the alternate mode, she stays as a bike for now until I need more parts

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Add some paint and it'll be black with golden details .
I sucks at painting hence I'm still in dilemma whether to go for it.

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though I'm not really a fan of the idea of cannibalizing a first edition figure that you'd have to hunt down online.
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It's a good idea - but I'm also kinda hurting that it requires the sacrifice of a collectible figure for a sub-par figure to look decent...

Maybe another figure could be used, or arms could be scratch-built/Shapeways?
Part of the reason I used FE Arcee is because it can be easily found at retail here, and currently on sales

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The arms are okay, but seem way too long.
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They're too long in robot mode I think. And you need to find a way to get the panels on the arms. It looks naked without them.
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Arms are too long, wouldn't rid arcee arms be a better fit,
I do own airachnid and have taken her apart so I understand how the sliding mechanism for the head work, but I'm sure you could still carve out some of this plastic so the arms could fold in more,
Yes, you guys are totally right about the arms being too long, I will try to reduce the length of both upper and lower arms.
And other than the reason mentioned above, FE Arcee comes readily with double joint at the elbow, IMO making it easier to conceal in alternate mode.

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It's a great idea. What about removing the panels from Aracnid's upper arms and attaching them to the Arcee arms?
Thank you, I will try that should I can shorten the arms successfully.
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Old 06-12-2012, 10:13 PM   #22
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Looks like she's holding her boobs up in alt mode. I don't have the figure so I don't know why she needed new arms.

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Old 06-12-2012, 10:16 PM   #23
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Does airachnid have ball jointed shoulders, or did you have to do that yourself?
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Old 06-13-2012, 02:24 AM   #24
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Easily available at your location?

Methinks Singapore. FE Arcees and Cliffy's are like overstocked
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Old 06-13-2012, 03:23 AM   #25
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I'm wondering if it'll look better with PRID Arcee's arms
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Old 06-13-2012, 11:32 AM   #26
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To bad i would I would have to Amputate a perfectly good FE Arcee's arms to make her look decent.... Major fail hasbro.
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Old 06-13-2012, 11:35 AM   #27
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To bad i would I would have to Amputate a perfectly good FE Arcee's arms to make her look decent.... Major fail hasbro.
You blame Hasbro, but the folks at Takara typically handle the engineering.

While the folks at Hasbro may have requested things like the opening cockpit, it's really not the engineering team's best effort in realizing the final design.
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Old 06-13-2012, 03:24 PM   #28
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I really like this mod. Very much indeed
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Old 06-13-2012, 08:27 PM   #29
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Does airachnid have ball jointed shoulders, or did you have to do that yourself?
Airachnid does come with ball joint shoulders.
However for this mod I added another pair of joints for the arms.

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Methinks Singapore. FE Arcees and Cliffy's are like overstocked
You are right my friend! Those 2 basically are all over the place now and sales are going on every where.

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I'm wondering if it'll look better with PRID Arcee's arms
TCracker's mod on Airachnid uses RID Arcee's arms, check it out, it is an awesome piece!
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Old 06-14-2012, 10:00 AM   #30
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I really like what you've done so far. Two things, I think if you reduced just the upper arm length, cut and reattached, it would solve the length, even though really, I think compared with a LOT of the other Prime figures (Wheeljack, Soundwave), long arms are NOT uncommon for the regular figures, so what if she has long arms, shes a freaking spider.

Second, two ways to go for the panels. Either use modded RID Arcee's wings, or custom build from styrene. The latter actually would look smoother.

Also, if FE Cliffjumpers are plentiful, you wouldn't happen to have a spare left leg? I have a FE Cliffy that's in dire need of a replacement leg courtesy of Hasbro's QC. PM me.


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