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Old 05-26-2013, 03:33 PM   #1
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Classics G1 Hotspot (+how-to) [WIP]

Wasn't planning on doing this since it's an really expensive toy over here...
but since Spoonman's and sum others modded theirs, I could no longer wait

First of all thnx to Spoon's, for some pointer which made my work easier and gave me faith!

So I'll try to give my own spin on it and share how I did it

[more info will follow]

I decide to put the sirens in the leftover holes in the shoulder for 2 purposes:
1. it fills the holes + makes a wider sirene stance in robot mode
2. the Ladder base it will house lights & sounds (which will guide and light-up the sirens via piping)

the new chest is also the new rear bumper and will be used in Defensor mode!

UPDATE1:
Sorry for the crappy phone pics my GF is already asleep,
its now 1:38 we wake up @ 7:00 so I'm also tired as hell
Next update will have better pics
worked so many hours on that stupic ladder Grrrrrr still i think its to big *sigh*
but I did managed a nifty hinge made out of lego's and cutting etc.
plus obviously added some G1 bits from the original Hotspot

UPDATE2: again making the ladder smaller and some extra's

UPDATE3:
I guess this is the last update until I get the chance to find a better ladder..
I will be attending the BOTS convention and look for it there
So far I decide to invert the toes, giving it a better look for him...
also that gave me enough space to convert chest into the ladder base!
Then it struck me, the former sirens cut in half work as excellent taillights
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Old 05-26-2013, 03:34 PM   #2
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RESERVED for HOW-TO

This is gonna be the best TUT ever, but I guess some might find it handy (but remember u can always ask sum extra help)

The picture show 1 side untouched and the other one had been altered with 1 single dremel pass through
(i believe you can also check the other pics so you might have an idea in which line the cut needs to be made)




Whoops forgot 1 step.. see the faded pencil cirkle, thats how I determined the exact center location for drilling..
After that replace the regular screw with same type (only longer obviously)


After you switch the shoulder by just simply screwing & swapping (yup sounds dirty ) cut/grind/slice the corner like I did on (former) right shoulder (now in the left side) the reason is so the hinge will fit (see 3rd pic below, only pic where it kinda shows)





After that revert to the same 3rd picture (also mirrored below) and cut along the same height as the cab
(note: I did this with a dremel without removing the pins, so bit by bit I let the metal cool down until I was completely through)




I then unscrewed the sides again, so I cut out the window (remember I used a horizontal cut first exactly between the black of the window and the blue above the hotspot sticker) then a vertical cut to completely remove the window (clean up after) also don't forget the small blue strip which needs to be glued where it previously attached in alt-mode!



THATS ALL FOR NOW
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Old 05-26-2013, 04:10 PM   #3
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This looks great!
Bot mode looks much better.
I'll keep checking this thread. I'm working on a new Defensor.
Top work mate

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Old 05-26-2013, 04:19 PM   #4
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Dude......I'm expecting this fig soon and was thinking how I could make him look a bit more G1. Awesome stuff!
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Old 05-26-2013, 06:45 PM   #5
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This is awesome! If I only had the skills to try things like this.
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Old 05-26-2013, 07:38 PM   #6
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Looks epic, man.
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Old 05-26-2013, 08:51 PM   #7
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cool idea. very neat mod shared between u and spoonman. can't wait to see ur defensor
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Old 05-27-2013, 12:36 PM   #8
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This looks great!
Bot mode looks much better.
I'll keep checking this thread. I'm working on a new Defensor.
Top work mate
thnx can't wait 2 c it dude

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Dude......I'm expecting this fig soon and was thinking how I could make him look a bit more G1. Awesome stuff!
if any1 can u can!!! goodluck & thnx!

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This is awesome! If I only had the skills to try things like this.
Just patience and practice my fellow Radicon thank you!

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Looks epic, man.
much appreciated dude

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cool idea. very neat mod shared between u and spoonman. can't wait to see ur defensor
hey dude glad that u where able 2 drop by, me 2 but Defensor is gonna hold until I paint up my Bruticus (it's been way 2 long overdue, awaiting new airbrush)

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I was thinking he'd look even better with a bit of red on his chest......what figs are you using for Defensor's limbs?
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Old 05-27-2013, 07:26 PM   #10
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Badass! May I suggest adding wigwams ( flashing police/ fire lights) so you get a true Fire truck feel


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